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jimh posted 03-14-2004 01:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
Here is more information about the Boston Whaler Factory Sponsored Owner's Event and Fishing Tournament to be held in Stuart, Florida, April 16-18,2004.

PLEASE NOTE--VERY IMPORTANT--PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

[All information below is reproduced from a WORD document sent from Boston Whaler. Sorry, no WORD applications here, so I have reproduced it as HTML-Text. Where the document says "we" or "us" it means "Boston Whaler Company" not "Continuouswave" or "jimh"! It sounds like a great event. See more below for who is coming and what is planned.]

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Boston Whaler Owners Event Registration
Stuart Event, April 16-18, 2004

Even if you and your family and friends are just coming for one day, please register your total number of attendees so that we bring enough shirts and giveaways for everyone. Also, we will be taking photos at this event for use in our news magazine and our electronic e-newsletter Whaler News. Please indicate below if you expressly do not want your photo used for this purpose. Please complete the top and bottom portions of this form and affix a check.


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Boston Whaler Owner Information

Owner Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
E-Mail:
Phone:

Boat Information
Boat Name:
Model and Model Year:
Your Boston Whaler Dealer:


RETURN COMPLETED FORM BY APRIL 1, 2004
Mail: Sales Department
Boston Whaler, Inc.
100 Whaler Way
Edgewater, FL 32141

Fax: 386/423-8589

e-mail: tdavis@whaler.com

Questions?: 1-800 WHALER 9
For a new form: www.whaler.com

Please complete the top and bottom portions of this form and a check in the amount of $25 for each person in your party made payable to Boston Whaler.

EVENT CONSENT AND RELEASE

The undersigned person(s) for themselves as owners, crew and passengers and on the behalf of any quest(s) aboard a Boston Whaler boat registered in the Boston Whaler Owners Event, consent to the photographing of themselves, the Boston Whaler boat entered in this event and its equipment, throughout the entire event. This consent includes the use of these photographs by Boston Whaler in promotional and advertising materials in any way not unlawful. The undersigned person(s) for themselves as owners, crew and passengers and on behalf of any guest(s) aboard a Boston Whaler boat entered in the Boston Whalers Owners Event, in consideration of being allowed to enter this event, fully release, indemnify and hold harmless Boston Whaler Boats and MarineMax from any negligence, product defects, contractual and intentional tort liability caused by or the fault of any person or entity other than that of Boston Whaler Boats and MarineMax. Boston Whaler Boats and MarineMax are released from any responsibility for the decision, action or inaction of entrants, boats or other participants. As used in the release the term Boston Whaler Boats means Boston Whaler Boats Inc., its officers, directors and employees.

Parents or guardian must sign for minor participant under 18 years of age.


Boat Owners Name
T-Shirt Size
Signature I (do/do not) consent to photography

Print Participant Name
T-Shirt Size
Signature

Print Participant Name
T-Shirt Size
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jimh posted 03-14-2004 01:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
More details about the event:

Boston Whaler Owners Event
Stuart, Florida
April 16-18, 2004

Boston Whaler is pleased to present an official Boston Whaler Owners Event April 16-18, 2004, in Stuart, Florida. Boston Whaler owners, their families and guests are invited to attend a weekend of fun, fishing and camaraderie. Bring your boat! The event will include free giveaways, photos with a Whaler cut in half, on-land vendors, entertainment, food, drinks and your choice to participate in a fishing tournament (inshore and offshore divisions), an on-water scavenger hunt or just hang out and relax.

The event will be held at the area’s local Boston Whaler dealership, Marine Max Stuart, one of the premier locations on the Intracoastal Waterway in Stuart. It is a fully equipped marine dealership, including a ship’s store, docks, secure parking for trailers and a private boat ramp. It is located within 2 miles of the Stuart inlet.

If you enjoy fishing, Stuart, also known as the "Sailfish Capital of the World," is home to an ample supply of Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, Cobia, and other gamefish in deep water just a few miles off Florida’s east coast. Inshore fishing proves to be equally exciting with trophy Redfish, Snook and Trout.

Any sized Boston Whaler boat is eligible to compete in the fishing tournament or the scavenger hunt. Awards will be presented for inshore and offshore fishing categories, scavenger hunt winners and a variety of Whaler specific awards for the oldest Whaler, furthest traveled and more.

Join us for the Boston Whaler Owners Event!


Tentative Activities Saturday and Sunday

• Shop the various products available from multiple vendors.?• Food and drinks available onsite.
• Meet other Boston Whaler owners and Boston Whaler employees.
• Take your own boat on a Whaler sponsored Scavenger hunt.
• Get your picture taken in half of a Whaler.
• Meet Mercury Marine representatives. ?• Demo boat rides with Whaler’s exclusive Active Deck Suspension System.
• Free prizes and giveaways.?• Live Entertainment. ?• Fish the optional tournament or just watch the weigh-in.
• Much more!


You must register by 4/1 to ensure we have enough food, giveaways and prizes for everyone! Registration for all or only part of the event is $25 per person. That includes a free tee shirt per person, a reception Friday night with free giveaways, cookout Saturday night and lunch on Sunday. Plus, you’ll get free giveaways and have a chance to win valuable prizes!

Inshore or offshore fishing tournaments will be all day Saturday and a half a day on Sunday. There will be a mandatory Captain’s meeting Friday night, April 16. Anglers must be appropriately licensed and adhere to fisheries laws for the state of Florida.

BOSTON WHALER OWNERS EVENT INFORMATION

Boat launching and dockage can be coordinated through Marine Max Stuart. There is secure trailer parking on site. Please contact Janis Scholler at 888-613-3678 (to arrange parking/docking/etc.).

The location:
Marine Max Stuart
2340 SW Palm City Road
Stuart, Florida
888-613-3678


TENTATIVE AGENDA

Friday April 16, 2004
Welcome reception and registration. All registered event participants are invited to attend and enjoy finger foods and drinks and some free raffle prizes. Attendance is REQUIRED for the captain of each boat in the fishing tournaments to review tournament rules, hazards, etc. Anglers participating in the tournament are invited but not required to attend. People not in the tournament can continue to eat, drink, mingle and win stuff while the meeting occurs.

4:00 PM- 8:00 PM ?• Check-In Table Opens- pick up your tee shirts and cool stuff!?• Fishing Tournament Late Registration Table Opens ?• Welcome reception officially begins!
• Eat, drink, win prizes!
?7:00 PM ?• Inshore Tournament Mandatory Captains Meeting
• Offshore Mandatory Captains Meeting

Saturday, April 17, 2004 and Sunday, April 18, 2004?If you’re not in the fishing tournament, the Boston Whalers Owners Event 2004 runs from10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Saturday and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday. Whaler owners, enthusiasts and friends are invited to come by Marine Max Stuart and enjoy live entertainment, seminars, conduct demonstration boat rides, meet Whaler people and much more.


10:00 AM – 8:00 PM SATURDAY ?• Check in table opens (if you did not check in on Friday night).
• Shop the various products available from multiple vendors.
• Meet other Boston Whaler owners and Boston Whaler employees.
• Participate in the Scavenger hunt (on-water, Saturday only, 10:00- 5:00)
• Get your picture taken with “The Unsinkable Legend” half boat.?• Demo boat rides.
• Free prizes and giveaways.?• Live Entertainment. ?• Watch the Inshore & Offshore Tournament Weigh-in (Weigh in starts at 3:00)
• Casual dinner and drinks (Saturday night, 6:00- 8:00).

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM SUNDAY
• Shop the various products available from multiple vendors.
• Meet other Boston Whaler owners and Boston Whaler employees.
• Get your picture taken with “The Unsinkable Legend” half boat.?• Demo boat rides.?• Watch the Inshore & Offshore Tournament Weigh-in (Weigh in: 10:00-12:00)
• Lunch is served (12:00).
• Awards and prizes (1:00- 2:00)

jimh posted 03-14-2004 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Information about the fishing tournament:

TOURNAMENT FUN FACTS

This is designed to be a fun fishing tournament so relax and enjoy yourself. Winners of the various categories will receive hundreds of dollars worth of fabulous prizes in lieu of cash awards to ensure everyone has a good time in a low-pressure environment.

Don’t forget: the captain’s meeting Friday night is mandatory. This will help ensure the safety of your crew and vessel as well as provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and take advantage of local knowledge. Also, regardless of whether or not you weigh-in a fish, you must check back in with the tournament boat each day so we know you have returned safely.

Here are some award categories. We will also have junior angler and lady angler prizes!

Offshore
Dolphin
Wahoo
Kingfish Inshore
Trout
Redfish
Snook Boston Whaler
Most Distance Traveled
Oldest Whaler
Most Outrageous Story

Offshore Fishing Tournament Schedule
Entry limited to the first 100 Whalers registered. Cost is $25 per person. You can have different anglers each day but each must be registered (and paid for). It’s $25 whether or not you fish one day or two.?
Saturday, April 17?6:00 AM Check-Out begins as soon as there is safe light ?3:00 PM Weigh Station Opens
5:00 PM Weigh Station Lines Closes (check in prior to this time)
6:00 PM Dinner/door prizes for participants who have checked in

Sunday, April 18?6:00 AM Check-Out begins as soon as there is safe light
10:00 AM Weigh Station Opens ?12:00 PM Weigh Station Lines Closes (check in prior to this time)
1:00 PM Awards Presentation

Inshore Grand Slam Tournament Schedule
Entry limited to the first 75 Whalers registered. Cost is $25 per angler. You can have different anglers each day but each angler must be registered (and paid for) separately.

Saturday, April 17
6:00 AM Check-Out begins as soon as there is safe light
6:00 AM Lines In ?3:00 PM Weigh Station Opens ?4:00 PM Lines Out of the Water?5:00 PM Weigh Station Lines Closes (check in prior to this time)
6:00 PM Dinner/door prizes for tournament participants who have checked in

Sunday, April 18
6:00 AM Check-Out begins as soon as there is safe light ?10:00 AM Weigh Station Opens ?12:00 PM Weigh Station Lines Closes (check in prior to this time)
1:00 PM Awards Presentation?

jimh posted 03-14-2004 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Hotels with Marinas

Monterey Inn & Marina (1 mile)
300 SW Monterey Rd
Stuart, FL 34994
772-283-3500

Harbor Inn & Marina (3 miles)
308 NW North River Dr
Stuart, FL 34994
772-692-1200

Pirates Cove Resort and Marina (5 miles)
4307 SE Bayview St
Stuart, FL 34997
772-223-9216

Hotels
Caribbean Shores (6.5 miles)
2625 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-334-4759

Coral Reef Motel (6.5 miles)
2680 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-334-1474

Courtyard by Marriott (7 miles)
10978 S. Ocean Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-229-1000

Driftwood Resort (6.5 miles)
4150 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-334-2237

Ebb Ride Motel & Apartments (6 miles)
2100 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-334-2152

Heritage Inn (8.5 miles)
8605 SE Federal Hwy
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-3600

Holiday Inn Oceanside (9 miles)
3793 NE Ocean Blvd
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-225-3000

Howard Johnson- Plazas Hotels & Lodges (1.5 miles)
950 S. Federal Hwy
Stuart, FL
772-287-3171

Hutchinson Inn Seaside Resort (7 miles)
9750 S. Ocean Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-229-2000

Indian River Motel (6.5 miles)
2500 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-225-0990

Island Beach Resort (7 miles)
9800 S. Ocean Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-229-3006

Jensen Beach Motel (6.5 miles)
3670 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-334-3331

Jensenís Waterfront Cottages (6.5 miles)
2685 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-232-0025

Landmark Hotel (5.5 miles)
2135 NE Dixie Hwy
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-334-5681

The Palms Motel (10 miles)
10825 Federal Hwy
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-6538

Pelicanís Rest Motel (6.5 miles)
3580 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-334-3676

Ramada Inn (2 miles)
1200 S. Federal Hwy
Stuart, FL 34994
772-287-6900

River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp (6.5 miles)
2325 NE Indian River Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-334-0401

Royal Palms Motel (2 miles)
627 S. Federal Hwy
Stuart, FL 34994
772-283-7608

Southwind Motel (2 miles)
603 S. Federal Hwy
Stuart, FL 34994
772-287-0773

SSI Latin America (3 miles)
3535 SW Corporate
Palm City, FL 34990
772-286-7111

Suburban Lodge of Stuart (2.5 miles)
1900 S. Federal Hwy
Stuart, FL
772-286-1010

Vistanaís Beach Club (7 miles)
10740 S. Ocean Dr
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
772-229-9200

jimh posted 03-14-2004 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Still confused? Call 1-800-WHALER9 and get the information from a very nice person at Boston Whaler. No--not a phone bank in Bangalore, India, but a really nice person at the Factory in Florida.

[I hope she comes to the event--she sounds very cute!]

jimh posted 03-14-2004 02:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT

Who is going to this event?

Everyone!

If you don't go, you'll be the only one who did not!

What are we going to do if we don't go fishing?

We're gonna stand around all weekend, eat, and talk about Boston Whalers. Who has a problem with that?

Can I take that 320 Outrage with the twin 250-HP Verado engines out for a test drive?

Maybe. (That is what my dad used to tell me when I asked him if we could buy a Boston Whaler in 1961)

Will Chuck Bennett be there?

You have to come to the event to find out!

Will (a certain well-know person from the forum) be there?

Yes, if he gets out of prison in time.

Who will be there from Whaler?

All the really cool people from the factory are going. You can meet with everybody. Talk to the people who design the boats. Meet the people who build the boats. Get the inside information from all the honcho's in Sales and Marketing.

Who will be there from Mercury?

I heard that Mercury will have a presence at Stuart, too, and they're gonna bring some things to see and do. Like maybe bring your Optimax and get the latest EPPROM firmware, or something like that. Believe me, it will be interesting.

What about Chuck Bennett?

If no one calls Chuck the day before the event and asks him for the complete history of their 1964 13-foot hull, all the wood locating diagrams, and detailed drawings for how to build the Nausett console, wooden pilot seat, and forward deck platform, he probably will have enough time to get everything done by Friday noon and drive down to Stuart! Come on Chuck!

Are you--jimh--are you going?

Yes! I have to go. It is the only way I can get back that hat I lost when I went on the test drive of the 320 Outrage with twin Verado engines in Miami!

Is LHG going?

Yes. LHG is going. But LHG and I won't get there until Saturday, probably.

But what about Chuck Bennett?

OK, OK, I shouldn't tell you this, but Chuck Bennett is not going. He can't, you see. Chuck Bennett does not exist. He is really a very sophisticated computer program that uses artificial intelligence, a huge database of Whaler information, and very skillful social programming to interact with customers on the telephone. Did you think that anyone was really that nice, that polite, that responsive to all your requests?

Plus that touch of New England accent! That was the genius from the programmers. All done with voice sampling software. Very cool.

But wait--let me ask you a question? Are you going?


ryanwhaler posted 03-14-2004 03:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
No. ;-)
LuckyLady posted 03-14-2004 05:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for LuckyLady  Send Email to LuckyLady     
I would give anything (well,almost anything) to be able to get on a plane and come to this event, just to meet so many of you fine young and old farts that keep this forum for what it is.....great!!
Living in Hawaii may have plenty of advantages, but it is sooooo far away!!!
Rene'
ryanwhaler posted 03-14-2004 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
Maybe I spoke to soon,

Anyone from MA flying down? If we got a group of guys flying out of logan I could consider it, but that would be a long shot.

I was in FL last mouth, it wasn't much nicer then it is here, just warmer rain.

BugsyG posted 03-15-2004 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Sorry guys, I can't :(

But if someone wants to call me off of work and school and offer to tow JAZZ down there, I will go!

JAZZ

where2 posted 03-15-2004 05:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Holiday Inn Oceanside was nice when my wife and I stayed there in June of 2003 (compliments of one of the VPs at work who won the 2-nite pass in a raffle). However, they weren't exactly setup to accomodate too many boat trailers in the parking lot. Ask about that with anywhere on the list if you intend not to use the marine max lot.

All that information and no coordinates for Marine Max so you can navigate to it with your GPS... N27°10'34.3867" W80°15'29.3494" Those should put you right about the middle of their facility (give or take a few feet). I work 7333 feet (as the crow flies) away from Marine Max of Stuart.

Now that the real itinerary is posted, maybe it's worth the $25 to stop by after work, pickup a T-shirt and grab a handfull of munchies/dinner before I drive home (30 miles away).

onefineday posted 03-15-2004 07:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for onefineday  Send Email to onefineday     
The Marine Max location in Stuart where the April Whaler Owners Event will be held has the following coordinates acording to Maptech:

27 10' 32" N
80 15' 32" W

The Sarasota Hyatt where the May Whaler Owners Event will be held has the following coordinates acording to Maptech:

27 20' 24" N
82 32' 57" W

The Bimini Sands Approach Marker where the July Whaler Owners Event will be held has the following coordinates acording to Maptech:

25 42' 01" N
79 18' 48" W

smirkless posted 03-15-2004 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for smirkless  Send Email to smirkless     
I'll be there with my 1968 smirkless sakonnet again. Hate to take the oldest boat again so lets go classics.
Gep posted 03-16-2004 07:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
Jim, That's all well and good, but I think the real question is: Will Chuck Bennett be there?

Mike

WhalerAce posted 03-16-2004 11:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
Well, we're going to try it again.

Just made reservations at Monterey Inn & Marina, room rate of $89. Let's face it -- Chuck Bennet notwithstanding, given the Who's Who that will be there, how could you pass this one up?

Maybe we'll get to see Bigshot as well!

Ace

Draftmanswife posted 03-21-2004 10:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
If Chuck doesn't exist; how come I keep seeing him at the factory?
Kimberly and I will be there agian, and will be staying across the road with the Whaler gang...see you there, and I hope to get another fancy M&M bowl for inshore Lady Angler:)
Take care,
Janis
Bigshot posted 03-23-2004 01:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Should be there....sans Whaler though. Catch a ride with Ace if he really exists and if he SHOWS UP!

Sarasota I am doing the whole kit & kaboodle so no need to do it twice.

Swellmonster posted 03-26-2004 11:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Im a noshow. Got no dough to go. :(
Al_A_Buy posted 03-29-2004 08:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Al_A_Buy  Send Email to Al_A_Buy     
Team - can we build a list of who is going and where you are staying?

I'll start - Big Al and the Whaler Girlz - Saturday only.

Al W.

Draftmanswife posted 03-29-2004 02:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Just a reminder; 2 days left for pre-registration! Tracy urges everyone to register asap!!
Janis
Bigshot posted 03-29-2004 02:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Probably Saturday only as well....not registering being I am doing the Sarasota one in May.

What time is everyone rendezvousing?

george nagy posted 03-29-2004 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
We only might have time for saturday'ss as well.
cmarques posted 03-29-2004 07:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
We will be there saturday. Maybe friday night if I decide to fish. 99% going so far and sending pre reg. tomorrow. Don't know if we are staying yet or trailering down for the day. Have a contest at work to go to Walker's Cay that weekend (free, free, free fishing) for 2. 1 already set and 1 spot left....what do I do? hmmmm....Should know soon.

Chris

Al_A_Buy posted 03-30-2004 11:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Al_A_Buy  Send Email to Al_A_Buy     
Update - Looks like we will be staying over Sat night at the Monterey Inn and probably do some offshore fishing outside the sponsored event.

Look forward seeing all.

BTW - The Al-A-Buy has quit smoking, cold turkey... (new VRO pump)...

Al W.

Bigshot posted 03-30-2004 12:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Quit smoking.......how will we spot you......from say.....12 miles?

Al....do me a favor and post a thread on how your VRO pump went bad and it added more oil instead of starving it and ruining the engine. People think that everytime they stuff a piston, it was due to a failing VRO, which we know is not the case.

JOHN W MAYO posted 03-31-2004 07:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for JOHN W MAYO  Send Email to JOHN W MAYO     
I just saw this post and would love to take my 76 Revenge down from NC....If I can get the engine back going in time. What a time for the original 76 Mercury to go out. It still runs on 4 cylinders, not 6, mabe I could take it anyway and prove you can't stop a Whaler. I would like to meet everone on the forum.
fno posted 03-31-2004 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Al will just have to keep that grill fired up with hotdogs and brats all day long so everyone knows where he is. Glad you got it fixed. I'm out for
Stuart but in for Sarasota.

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