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SemperWhaler posted 10-24-2003 09:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for SemperWhaler   Send Email to SemperWhaler  
Are there any?
whaler3 posted 10-24-2003 11:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler3  Send Email to whaler3     
None that I know of. A little latr for this year but there is always next year ! We will just have to do it ! I have two post classics and one classic that a interested in next summer. Would be nice to be near Barnagat Bay or Great Bay.
SemperWhaler posted 10-25-2003 02:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for SemperWhaler  Send Email to SemperWhaler     

I'm in Sea Isle but would like to head north your way.
I know there are other Jersey guys on CW.


whaler3 posted 10-26-2003 06:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler3  Send Email to whaler3     
Jeff There are some great places in our area (South Jersey to Central Jersey that we could have a group meeting. There have to be a large number of whaler people in our area to have something like that next summer. Keep the idea for 2004. Lou
North Beach posted 10-26-2003 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for North Beach    
Island Beach is always a possibility
gimcrack225 posted 10-27-2003 12:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for gimcrack225    
I like the idea of attending a rendezvous in New Jersey on the shore or accessable from the shore. My 21 footer is too big for my car to pull.
Perhaps the NJ movers and shakers could post a list of potential locations to see what takes off?
I would come down the Hudson River, so would be measuring miles from the north.
Is there anyplace around Sandy Hook? Horseshoe Cove?
Bigshot posted 10-27-2003 01:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Sandy Hook....that aint NJ, that's NY ....almost:)

I think Barnegat inlet is central NJ so anywhere between Atlantic City and Mana squan inlet should be your area. Tons of great places by Barnegat inlet which is roughly 45 mins south of Manasquan and 45-60 mins north of Little Egg harbor inlet.

gimcrack225 posted 10-27-2003 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for gimcrack225    
Barnegat looks like a 130 mile (one way) boat ride for me. I could do it but the travel would take a bit of time. I'll probably have to wait for a more New York City oriented rendezvous.


Bigshot posted 10-27-2003 03:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
We do one up by you. Do a search here and I think they call it the NY, CT & NJ rendezvous.
Bigshot posted 10-27-2003 03:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ps Sandy Hook to Barnegat inlet is about 2 hour run offshore. Did it in a friends 23 Seacraft from Highland shores? at about 25knots.
Bigshot posted 10-27-2003 03:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     

gimcrack225 posted 10-27-2003 03:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for gimcrack225    
Mr. Bigshot!
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction concerning a local rendezvous.
tombro posted 10-28-2003 11:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Keep it in mind for 2004. I trailer my 150 Sport, mostly launching around Sandy Hook and occasionally Manasquan. Hope to get in on some blitzes along the beach there this weekend!
SpeedBump posted 10-28-2003 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
I was thinking of a rendevous earlier this past summer and would be every interested in a spring event. Barnegat bay hosts a lot of Boston Whalers and many excellent spots along the way for a get together. These could include:

Toms River at the west end of the river, a classic boat group holds a summer boat festival of wooden boats by the public park with canal docking on bulkheads, perhaps this could be a destination or starting point for a day of cruising.

Across the bay from the river is Sea Side Heights and the northern edge of Island beach state park

Island Beach State park hosts @18 miles of undeveloped natural shoreline including Tices Shoal about half way down which can be a party town on weekends in the summer, spring and fall its just a great place to go for long days. it is a well proteceted cove where one can anchor in 6" of water and walk across the island on an elevated boardwalk to the ocean for swimming, partying, surf fishing etc.

There is a beautiful cove at the mouth of Forked River on the mainland side of the bay that could host fifty or so whalers on their anchor rhodes.

Barnegat inlet has several nice sandbars at low tide that any whaler could anchor up to or run up the beach for an afternoon of delight. And the fishing in double creek channel and oyster creek channel, between these sandbars, is usually excellent for those so inclined.

Moving south still would be Long Beach Island, I am sure Big Shot could provide some nice recomendations for places to rendevous but one of my favorites is Tucker ISland on the southern end of the island near Little Egg Inlet. NOw a disappearing island as the tide goes but an excellent party/get together spot. Why this past year there was a Menemsha sighting that beached itself on the edge of the sand bar.

I have just covered about 45 miles of NJ coast line that would offer an excellent outing anywhere along the way.
Take a look at the Barnegat Fishin' Hole, Barnegat Bay's unofficial web site at for info on the area. Perhaps others can get some ideas about rendevous activities or places.

SemperWhaler posted 10-28-2003 11:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for SemperWhaler  Send Email to SemperWhaler     
Is camping allowed at Island Beach?
Bigshot posted 10-29-2003 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
The landscape has changed greatly since I moved 5 years ago. The sandbar at the inlet is GONE and now everyone goes to Tice's but that could be a hassle for a rendezvous being there are hundreds of boats there. There is a new spot in the center of LBI just on the south side of the bridge that is smaller and quaint. Tucker's was just starting to show its head when I left and I have not seen it yet. I think Tice's would eb your best bet and yes you can camp, but you might need a permit, it is NJ after all.
SpeedBump posted 10-30-2003 11:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
Semper- I don't think they allow camping on IBSP any more unless you are in a beach buggy/4 wheel drive vehicle with a camper on it. Even then you are supporsed to keep a fishing line in the water and activily use it. there is a fee for accessing the beach in a vehicle. check out

On the otherhand there are no fees to use Tice's cove and people do anchor up and stay for days on end. It is a great place for a boat gathering. As mentioned before makes IBSP very accessible for lots of different activity. Do a google or IE search on Island BEach State Park there is lots of info out there on it.

Big shot, you are correct about the disapearance of the sandbar at Barnegat inlet. But mother nature has give us a new bar at low tide on the bay side of the inlet north of double creek channel and south of the sedge islands. It's great at low tide, I go there to dig clams for fishing. that spot south of the bridge are you talking about the boat ramp in ship bottom just below the Brauhouse on the inner channel?

For those interested in a meeting place a possible site could be the Lacey Elks in Forked River they have lots of docking there and perhaps they would allow use of one of their rooms/spaces for a meeting. Another place could be the Tuckerton Seaport museum if they have a meeting room. There are a number of municipal swimming /recreational areas waterfront on the Bay that have pavillions etc. that could also be accessed if there is enough interest. this way those who wouldn't want to boat down but perhaps drive could also atttend.

Bigshot posted 10-30-2003 11:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Yes it is just south of the ramp and the Dutchmans. Is the new sandbar the big island that they made when they dredged about 10 years ago? It has been there for years but real shallow so not many went there.

There is also a public gazebo and beach in Barnegat(mainland) that would be a good gathering spot and a straight shot(almost) across the bay to Tice's.

Sixer posted 11-02-2003 04:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sixer    
There is a Whaler dealer on Barnegat Bay, Pelican Harbor, used to be owned by Judy and Woody Woodruff, they retired this year. Don't know who the new owner is, heard it was Ocean Beach Marina. Also McCarthy's Marine on the Manasquan River, and Hanson & Smythe on the bay in Manahawkin. There are plenty of boat ramps, boat access restaurants and stuff to keep anybody busy. If someone is developing a list, count me in, I'm on the Toms River.
Sixer posted 11-02-2003 04:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sixer    
To clarify, there is no land based camping at IBSP. Closest camping, Cedar Creek Campground, is on the mainland very close to Pelican Harbor and Berkley Island Park, the place with the gazebo.
sarnuk posted 11-24-2003 07:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for sarnuk    
I will have my 19 nantucket in the water april 1, 2004. Anytime after that I would LOVE to all meet. Tices shoal sounds like a great area if we can get there early enough in the day to all moor together. My guess is one would want to wait until May though for somewhat warmer weather.

But what a picnic that would be............. I'm in wherever you all decide. I boat out of Chadwick Island Marina...... (near Lavallette).

I know it's early to post, but just throwing my eager hat in.

Kingsteven18 posted 11-25-2003 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kingsteven18  Send Email to Kingsteven18     
NY, NJ, and CT rendezvous seem to be working against each other and nothing ever comes off. It's time for them all to get together and pool their resources and make one mega-event. How about it?
SpeedBump posted 12-02-2003 10:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
Has anyone coordinating a rendezvous ever tried to get a Whaler dealer to underwrite/participate in a rendezvous event? If so how did it work?

As Sixer mentioned there are three Whaler dealers in the immediate Barnegat Bay area, their participation in making ramps or docking available, some PR event associated with their business may entice them to support a larger NJ rendzvzous.

The reason I ask is that while we can put a rendezvous together through this site we can help the site by promoting it through the dealer network and their customers who are not aware of the site. Perhaps an interested dealer would provide discounts or libations for the event.

Bigshot posted 12-02-2003 11:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Don't count on Hance & Smythe....they still have the first nickel they ever made.
SpeedBump posted 12-02-2003 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
Let's not get too disparaging towards the dealer network yet…. Wait until they say no to an inquiry then trash them all you want. I have a great story about H&S but will save it for a later date. ;-)
AnthonyT2 posted 12-04-2003 05:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for AnthonyT2  Send Email to AnthonyT2     
Count me in, since we are located on the south side of LBI.
The island at low tide in Little Egg Inlet is a great spot that is fairly popular but still with plenty of room. A nice sandy bottom is just what whalers want....

Just tell me when and my kids and I will love to join in with our MT170...


SpeedBump posted 04-13-2004 06:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
There was lots of interest in October for a rendezvous well it is finally spring time, although you wouldn't know it from the cold and rainy weather we have been having.

Many Whalers are gettting unwrapped, cleaned up and splashing the water in NJ. How bout planning a late May or early June rendevous some where along Island Beach State Park or Long Beach Island for the New Jersey and SE Pennsylvania Whaler clan?

BigShot when are you coming North to LBI? Perhaps we can work a date around your visit.

Bigshot posted 04-14-2004 12:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Tanks fo da invite!

I will be there on June 7th through 14th but MAYBE even through the 21st. I say June 12th is a winner. I will rent borrow or steal a boat to join. Actually my best friend has a 1995? 17 Outrage that I can use.

Where Tice's?

SpeedBump posted 04-14-2004 03:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
Tices shoal is @ 2/3 down IBSP on the east side of Barnegat Bay. It is due east of Forked River. Will check my GPS later and post the lat/lon. It is noted on the NOAA charts for the area.
fno posted 04-15-2004 10:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Nick, we might be able to come up as well. I was planning to do it anyway to do some diving for lobster and some fishing with my dad and brother. How would riding (and driving) in an almost new Outrage 210 sound to you?
Bigshot posted 04-15-2004 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Speed....I know where Tice's is....are we meeting there is my question. Does 6/12 sound like a winner? problem, you & your wife can probably crash at my parents house that night as well if you are too far from there to drive. I will probably scrounge up a group of people so we might have a few boats going. There is a decent ramp right by my house that is actually FREE in NJ.

SpeedBump posted 04-15-2004 11:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
Saturday 6-12 or Sunday 6-13 are good days. There are 12 people who have expressed an interest since the original posting in October, two from Florida, now that's whaler dedication!! I'll email them and see how large a crowd we can get. Tices is fine with me.
Bigshot posted 04-15-2004 11:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ill start a new thread so people don't think we are talking about last years rendezvous.
SpeedBump posted 04-15-2004 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
That's Funny, I just sent an email and told people to use Octobers thread for input. They are a bunch of smart people , Im sure they'll figure out what's going on.
fno posted 04-15-2004 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Listen to Nick on how to organize this thing. Wev'e done this a few times... I will check with the warden to see if a trip to NJ is OK with her. I'll be at the Sarasota Whaler thing so we can plan there.
Bigshot posted 04-15-2004 02:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Luckily I know the area like the back of my hand...I could show you guys a few tricks if one is daring enough to loan me their 13-17. The marshes off barnegat are the coolest experience one can do....if they know where they are going. If you don't it can be one of the worst experiences.

FL is great but we don't have areas like that to boat in. If it is shallow, it is shallow or you are not allowed to go there. Nj has yet(and I could be wrong by now) banned people(in boats) from driving in most areas. There are signs posted "no Trespassing" but they pertain to land, not the waterways.

Unfortunately Frank a 17' is the biggest you can go, 13 or 15 is better. Not due necessasrily to draft, more like it is so tight that you won't fit. The most fun is in a 12-14' alum boat with a 15hp on it. I can go from the Causeway bridge(Margos) all the way to the mainland by the Barnegat gazebo without going into the bay probably about 12-15 "nautical" miles...YEEE HAW!

MMMMark posted 04-15-2004 08:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for MMMMark  Send Email to MMMMark     
I work for a local Whaler dealership that may be able to help with this little get together...Feel free to contact me!
captreils posted 04-15-2004 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for captreils  Send Email to captreils     
I'm in too. Weather I come with my work boat or my own personal boat they are both Whalers.
SpeedBump posted 04-15-2004 09:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
MMMMark are you with the old Pelecan Harbor Marina now Ocean Beach Marina? Perhaps they can underwrite the hot dogs and beer? what am I thinking, this isn't baseball.:>) Do you have ramps and parking available for those trailering, how about a parts discount day? It would be a good location for those traveling the Parkway.

CaptReils -bring your work boat and a few discount cards for an annual membership. Maybe you can sign a few people up for tow insurance or give one away for the sharpest original, clean whaler at the gettogether.

Bigshot posted 04-16-2004 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Bring the workboat....somebody is bound to own a Mercury ;)
Bigshot posted 04-16-2004 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
If you plan on attending, please post on the other thread.

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