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ccmontauk17 posted 06-01-2003 05:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for ccmontauk17   Send Email to ccmontauk17  
Anyone interested in a rendezvous this summer on Cape Cod? Post message or email me at ccmontuak17@aol.com
aubv posted 06-01-2003 08:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Sure!
ccmontauk17 posted 06-02-2003 09:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for ccmontauk17  Send Email to ccmontauk17     
Let's plan a date.....August 2nd from Sandwich Marina---say 0900. I'll get the details together shortly.
rmart posted 06-03-2003 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for rmart  Send Email to rmart     
I would love to join in on a Cape outing as well...let me know details.
ryanwhaler posted 06-03-2003 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
I might be in on a Cape cod run, we'll see. As of right now I can't say yes for sure.

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jaccoserv posted 06-04-2003 01:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
Howabout somewhere centrally located on the cape?
goldstem posted 06-04-2003 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
I'd also be up for a Cape run that first week in august.
oakdog posted 06-04-2003 02:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for oakdog  Send Email to oakdog     
Keep boat in Megansett, North Falmouth, I would love to get something together.
doobee posted 06-05-2003 10:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
I'm on Buzzard's Bay and I might even be in the water by August (!)

Barnstable Harbor, Waquoit Bay, Pleasant bay would be good places to meet, that would also accomodate the smaller boats. Bassett Island in Cataumet is a good gathering spot but it can get rough in the afternoon..

I'd also be up for a Vineyard run. Vineyard Haven and Edgartown are good spots with lots of beach access. Oak Bluffs has fireworks sometime in August. The small boats may have a hard time coming home as the breeze usually kicks up in the afternoon.

I'll volunteer to liason with Nauset Marine.

goldstem posted 06-06-2003 04:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
ahh, waquoit bay, my old stomping grounds. grew up there Washburns island is an excellent idea.
ConchNavy posted 06-08-2003 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for ConchNavy  Send Email to ConchNavy     
Has anyone gone over to Nantucket in a 13'? Figure it might be like a "Nantucket Slay ride" minus the harpoon and Wright Whale attached. Is that pushing it even with all safety equipment and perfect conditions?
jaccoserv posted 06-08-2003 09:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
When I was younger, my brother and I took our 89' 13 sport w/40 hp Johnson over to Nantucket from Falmouth. This was probably in 90 or 91.
doobee posted 06-09-2003 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
I wouldn't recommend it unless you plan to trailer it over on the ferry. Those afternoon southerlies can kick up some big waves over the shoals.
Timo posted 06-11-2003 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Timo  Send Email to Timo     
I trailer my 15 (on the ferry) to the island. I've been taking the ferry for over 30 years and would not consider the trip in my 15. But that,s me...

Do a search. I vaguely remember someone saying that it's not a bad trip to head over to MV and then a quick shot over to Tuckernuck. I put in in Madaket and it is generally calm once inside the island...

jaccoserv posted 06-12-2003 11:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
The trip to the vineyard from Falmouth shouldn't take more than a 1/2 hour in decent conditions in anything 13' or larger. On a clear day it looks as though you could swim there. As for going to Nantucket, I would almost say definitely trailer or tow it. That was one time it was nice enough for me to to run it across out of about 20 attempts.
rmart posted 06-13-2003 12:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for rmart  Send Email to rmart     
Where is the best public ramp (with parking) in Falmouth or Mashpee if we were to plan a run to the Vineyard?
goldstem posted 06-13-2003 07:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
I had a friend who used to swim to thte vineyard from surf drive in falmouth. Held the record time for many years.
There is a decent ramp in waquoit next to edwards boat yard. It has good parking. the one in waquoit bay has almost no parking. The vineyard is about a 5 mile run from waquoit or green pond. We used to do it all the time, in both my old 13 and my 21. We used to beach the 21 for lunch in vineyard haven at the black dog.
jaccoserv posted 06-16-2003 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
The ramp Goldstem is talking about is on the Child's River. It probably would be your best bet.
doobee posted 06-16-2003 11:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Green Harbor is much closer to the Vineyard than Childs River, but Child's River appears to have more parking space. If you're planning a Vineyard run, I'd recommend breakfast at the Black Dog. That way you can get a great meal and still get home before the afternoon breeze picks up.

I wouldn't consider taking anything less than an 18 to Nantucket. Madaket is a short hop from Edgartown, but you still have to contend with wind, fast current, shoals, and sometimes fog.

jaccoserv posted 06-17-2003 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
doobee,
I believe you are referring to Green Pond, Green Harbor is in Marshfield. My only concern with Green Pond is the lack of parking as you mentioned, otherwise it is indeed closer to the Vineyard.
goldstem posted 06-18-2003 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
Once you get into the sound, Green Pond is probably less than 1/2 mile closer to the vineyard. The only hassle with childs river is that Eel pond is now a no-wake zone, so you have to idle all the way up...
doobee posted 06-18-2003 11:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Oops! I did indeed mean Green Pond. I have never launched out of Childs River but I would guess that it adds half an hour to the trip. If the Green Pond lot is full, it's only a 10 minute drive to the Childs River ramp.
bboeri posted 06-29-2003 11:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for bboeri  Send Email to bboeri     
This is a little off topic, but I was wondering if any of you Cape Codders could reccomend a decent hotel in the Green Pond area? I am taking my 15 year old son down with the 1988 Montauk to fish the Cape and islands the week end of the 12th with two of his friends for his birthday. I plan on leaving from Green Harbor in Falmouth and zipping across to MV for a day to fish the rips. I am looking for a decent hotel that will not break the bank. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for the help.

Bob

jaccoserv posted 06-29-2003 07:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
Try the Best Western in Falmouth Harbor...
The best location around...
aubv posted 07-04-2003 05:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Between work and weather I hope to FINALLY get a boat in the water for the first time this year on Wed July 9th. Anyone want to meet in and around MV July 10-13?
doobee posted 07-07-2003 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
I'm jealous. I have one rather large honeydo to complete before the Whaler gets any attention. I'll be lucky to see the water by August.
half shell posted 07-11-2003 07:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for half shell  Send Email to half shell     
AUBV if you see a 99 17 OR at larsens or the beach area further down in menemsha on sunday that will be me.Tommorow I hpe to give the boat a shake down cruise to cuttyhunk.
regards bob
waterwal posted 07-12-2003 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for waterwal  Send Email to waterwal     
I'd be game for something in August if that would appeal to any of you. If you do end uo going in July, good luck! Should be fun! Good luck getting your boats in the water doobee and aubv!
Rob Cote posted 07-17-2003 07:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rob Cote  Send Email to Rob Cote     
I'm not fellin' well (cough, cough). Looks like a sick day tomorrow.

I sometimes launch the Montauk from the Bourne Marina and fish in the Buzzard's Bay area. If the fishin' is slow, I occasionally I decide to cruise over to Woods Hole.

I think I'll I may try the Child's River launch mentioend here.

Rob Cote posted 07-19-2003 06:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rob Cote  Send Email to Rob Cote     
Yeh, that's a nice place. I went out from White's Landing yesterday. I circled the Island (Waquoit?) and into the bay. Looks like there is some tent camping available on that Island. I'd like to give it try sometime.

I'd like to join the Rendevous, but if it is to happen in August I guess we need to pick out time and place pretty soon.

There looks to be plenty of beach available in this Waquoit Bay area. But you locals would know much better than I.

doobee posted 07-21-2003 11:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
My boat probably won't be in the water in time for the first weekend in August, but I would be up for a date after that. Waquoit sounds like a good place. We haven't heard from ccmontauk since he suggested Sandwich. A Boston Whaler Canal parade could be fun. There are beaches at both ends of the canal so weather wouldn't be a big factor. CC are you out there?

bboeri, how'd your fishing trip work out. Did you get to the Vineyard?

Rob Cote posted 07-22-2003 05:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rob Cote  Send Email to Rob Cote     
doobee, hope your boat makes it into the water soon.

How about we shoot for Sat. Aug. 22nd?

Canal cruise sounds like a good idea. Scussett (sp?) beach at one end, but I'm not familiar with the beaches on the Buzzard's Bay end.

I launched from Bourne Marina on Sat., and that may be a good place for us meet.

Rob Cote posted 07-22-2003 05:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rob Cote  Send Email to Rob Cote     
...sorry, make that Sat. Aug. 23rd

Aug 2nd is the first date we're shooting for as proposed by ccmontauk17. I'm for that if it is still going to work out.

Otherwise I'm just throwing the 23rd out there to see if we can drum up some more participants. (Aug 2nd is comming up on us quickly).

What do you guys think?

doobee posted 07-22-2003 08:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
There's a beach which is only accessible by boat around the back side of the canal breakwater, and also one on a barrier island in nearby Cataumet. I'm up for a rendevous at a later date but don't let that stand in the way of August 2nd.

Maybe I can bum a ride with Ned's Point. You out there Brian?

doobee posted 07-22-2003 09:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
I mean "you out there John?"
NedsPoint posted 07-23-2003 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for NedsPoint  Send Email to NedsPoint     
Doob - strongly suggest Bassets Island - easy hop from Bourne Marina and canal - protected from the SW and you can have beers and dogs!!!
Rob Cote posted 07-23-2003 01:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rob Cote  Send Email to Rob Cote     
Bassets Island sounds like a good idea. Is there beach there that we can access? I was there on Saturday, and most folks were anchored, but no-one up on shore.

Should we zero in on a date?

doobee posted 07-24-2003 07:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
I believe Bassetts Island is privately owned but you can go ashore at the beach. I've seen people beached there before.

My boat may be afloat by the 9th, but the 16th is more realistic. Boat, or no boat, I'm open for any weekend.

rmart posted 07-25-2003 01:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for rmart  Send Email to rmart     
Do any members on this site anchor at the Sandy Neck sand-bar in Barnstable Harbor on weekends?

My wife, two children and I spend at least one day each weekend at this sandbar and I always see several Whaler's either in Barnstable Harbor or anchored there as well.

While the state ramp does not have a ton of parking, the beach at the sandbar is second to none in my opinion.

Rob Cote posted 07-27-2003 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rob Cote  Send Email to Rob Cote     
I launched at Bourne Marina on Friday noon-ish. The SW Winds seem to really kick up the seas (3 to 5 ft.), with the tide comming in. Fishin' with the fly rod was still do-able if I just let myself drift parallel to the main channel. I thought about a run for Bassets Island, but seemed too risky. So I ducked into Phinney's harbor and anchored, took a swim and ate lunch.

Later I cruised up the Canal. with the current in my favor. I met up with my brother who launched at a very busy Sandwich Marina. Cape Cod bay side was very calm. I realized how nice Bourne Marina was given the nice options to get out of rough seas.

On Saturday we lauched at Plymouth. It was also vey busy, I suspect in part due the coninued rough seas in Buzzards Bay. A nice day, but no action with the fly rod. We anchored at the beach just past Saquish Head and spent most of the day swiming, digging for clams, ...etc. That's another nice spot we might choose for rendezvous (Plan B?).

Ok, how about August 23rd? Let's start a signup list and see if we can get a sufficient head count. Location To Be Determined. Who's in?

aubv posted 07-27-2003 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
There is a Bonito tournament on MV the weekend of Aug 23-24, that I'm going to be fishing. Might make for a good rendezvous, if there is any interest. I believe it is a 2 day tournament with an awards BBQ in Edgartown on Sunday afternoon.
doobee posted 07-28-2003 06:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
I'm in for the 23rd with a 25' Revenge Walkthrough. Suggested sites are Barnstable, Cataumet, Martha's Vineyard, and Waquoit. The Vineyard may exclude some of the smaller boats if there are any who want to attend, so, as you sign up, it would be a good idea to let us know what boat you have so we can pick the best site. I'll be departing from Wareham.
waterwal posted 07-28-2003 09:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for waterwal  Send Email to waterwal     
I'd love to join (we're looking at the 23rd, right?), but I don't think the Vineyard would be realistic for me. Any of the others sound excellent though.
half shell posted 07-31-2003 08:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for half shell  Send Email to half shell     
aubv I am interested.Info?
Regards Bob
aubv posted 07-31-2003 10:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Half shell,

I sent you an e-mail.

doobee posted 08-12-2003 10:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Time to bump this message up.

It looks like there are 14 potential attendees.

Date: August 23

Location: Cataumet, Barnstable Harbor, or Waquoit.

E Mail me at bbranger@earthlink.net and let me know yes, no or maybe, and let me know your preferences.

Tuck_A_Roo posted 08-12-2003 07:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tuck_A_Roo  Send Email to Tuck_A_Roo     
I just found this great site. I have a better than new '74 21 Outrage that lives part of the year on a trailer near the Potomac in VA and on a mooring in Menemsha, MA (the Vineyard) during the Summer and Fall. The boat has been on the Island for YEARS and is named: Tuck-A-Roo. I would love to meet up with other owners in August, '03 if possible. I would love to find out more of the history of my boat (I have slowly restored it over the last 11 years that I have owned it - it was in terrible shape when I rescued it.CDS
doobee posted 08-12-2003 10:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Welcome aboard. Keep in touch. Cataumet is just a short hop from Menemsha.
aubv posted 08-13-2003 08:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Waquoit works for me, the weekend of the 23rd. Just need GPS #s for location.

Tuck_A_Roo,

E-mail me with a number you can be reached at on island.
I consider Lake Tashmoo homeport. Fishing the Bonito Blast August 23-24th and attend the rendezvous the 23rd.

waterwal posted 08-14-2003 06:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for waterwal  Send Email to waterwal     
I can do the 23rd. I'm coming in from Scituate on my 17, so Barnstable is much better for me, but I could do the other spots, weather pending. I was thinking of a Vineyard run anyway this month, so maybe this could be the day.
doobee posted 08-14-2003 08:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Keep 'em coming! We can decide location a few days before once we know everybody' preference.

Walt, are you trailering down from Scituate, or coming by water?

waterwal posted 08-14-2003 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for waterwal  Send Email to waterwal     
by water. yes, a long way, but a nice ride weather pending. barnstable's actually not that far- pretty much a straight shot across the water in a couple of hours (i'm actually moored inside the north river). i would possibly have trailered, but my tow vehicle's down for the count, and i'm not putting it in for repairs before the meet.

i have a great aunt with an open mooring in wareham, so i may overnight there if we go on the other side.

half shell posted 08-17-2003 06:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for half shell  Send Email to half shell     
Hello everyone has the location been selected yet?
regards
doobee posted 08-18-2003 08:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
My plans have been sunk by a defective trim/tilt motor, but I may have access to a non-Whaler.

It looks like most of the interested parties are in the vicinity of Vineyard sound, making Waquoit the most likely spot.

Walt, we could tow your 17 with my van. If you're interested, let me know.

waterwal posted 08-19-2003 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for waterwal  Send Email to waterwal     
doobee- Thanks for the extremely generous offer, but I think I'll try the run by water on Saturday assuming the weather holds. I made a great run down to the canal from the River today. Saturday I'd refuel in Sandwich, and so long as the T-storms hold and Buzzards Bay is level, I'll be there by two lanterns. Thanks again though.
rmart posted 08-19-2003 10:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for rmart  Send Email to rmart     
Has there been a rain date selected? I would love to meet the Cape group on Saturday but family obligations prevent me from attending. I don't want to wish rain on the group, but if there is a washout I'd love to attend a rain date. Was the final location Waquoit?
doobee posted 08-19-2003 11:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Sounds like Waquoit is the final destination.

I would suggest the following Saturday as a rain date.

I'll consult a chart to select a specific place to meet.

Walt, the earlier you get through the canal the better. The southerlies pick up aound 2PM an things can get lumpy depending on which way the canal is flowing.

jaccoserv posted 08-20-2003 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
By Waquoit I assume you mean the beach right on the left when you pull in, is this correct?
doobee posted 08-20-2003 11:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
The charts for Waquoit are not very detailed so any local knowledge is welcome. I was thinking about the area on the right after you pass through the channel. This would be the back side of South Cape Beach. It looks shallow but I saw some boats anchored in there today. If my boat doesn't make it at least I can drive there!

I solved the tilt motor problem (it's amazing what you can achieve with a good hammer!) but I still have some other problems to solve before Saturday.

half shell posted 08-21-2003 07:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for half shell  Send Email to half shell     
I hope to only work half day saturday in Marion so I could launch from there if time allows.
Is the waqoit inlet easy to spot and how far from marion harbor.
Has anyone taken this route before?
doobee posted 08-22-2003 04:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
IF I launch, I'll be leaving from Marion also. I haven't studied the chart but I'm guessing 16 - 20 miles.

I have much to do between now and then and if I finish in time it will be a miracle.

waterwal posted 08-22-2003 05:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for waterwal  Send Email to waterwal     
weather not looking so good for saturday to go down by water. i might borrow someone's vehicle and do the tow though....saturday going down route 3 though....yuck.
doobee posted 08-23-2003 12:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Take 58 over to 195 and launch at Wareham or Mattapoisett, or you can take 28 down to the Bourne Bridge and spend less time waiting at the rotary.

The only way my boat will make it to the rendezvous is if we have it at my house.

I may drive down to say hi. I would recommend monitoring channel 72.

doobee posted 08-23-2003 09:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Forecast says Northwest wind upt to 25 knots. That's good for Buzzard's Bay and Vineyard Sound. Not so good for Cape Cod Bay.
waterwal posted 08-23-2003 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for waterwal  Send Email to waterwal     
Well.... gorgeous day besides the wind up here. Thought by looking at the forecast that if I could get south of Duxbury and deeper in the bay, I'd be ok getting the rest of the way through the canal and could overnight in Wareham. I didn't want to trailer down there, so I tried the water shot..... I got home from work at 11 this morning (yes, late), and unfortunately I'm moored inside the mouth of the North River (where Whaler used to test hulls because of the conditions that ferment there). I actually got out of the mouth, but half way to Brandt Rock realized the fools errand I was on as the wind picked up FAST and it got lumpy within seconds. Alas, it was gorgeous today. I hope to be heading down to Wareham or Mashnee next week however...I hope you all had fun. sniff

Brian- got your email. Coulda, shoulda, woulda..another day. Hope you enjoyed yourself.

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