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WhalerAce posted 04-30-2004 01:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for WhalerAce   Send Email to WhalerAce  
Well, because of my parents' deteriorating condition, we don't feel comfortable leaving town for more than a weekend, so in lieu of doing the Green Turtle Cay week-long rendezvous, we are going to take in the Sarasota and Bimini events instead.

Besides, we had SO MUCH FUN in Stuart, that we had to do more Whaler events. So if y'all don't mind, I'll start another sign-in sheet. I really do this so that we can contact each other if we need help on the way down, or maybe want to caravan down the Interstate, or whatever.

Again, don't mean to be intrusive.

As last time, I would suggest the following:


a) Screen Name
b) Real Names
c) Boat model and Name (if one)
d) Cell phone number(s)
e) Staying in What Hotel?


We (at least me) will be wearing our ContinousWave shirts on Friday at registration.

Looking forward to seeing all of the CW-ers there!


Ace

PS This time we are NOT bringing the furbabies (Nantucket, Montauk, Sport and Tender)!


WhalerAce posted 04-30-2004 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
I'll start off:
a) WhalerAce
b) Ace & Joyce McCreight
c) '89 Temptation 2500, "Latest Temptation"
d) (843) 270-9824 and (843) 817-5334
e) Comfort Inn.
..........5000 N Tamiami Trail
..........Sarasota, FL 34234
..........Phone: (941) 351-7734
..........Our rate is $62.99 nightly.
Bigshot posted 04-30-2004 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Bigshot
Nick & Laurie Manukas
'86 Newtauk-Buz Meg
941-545-3808
My home=roughly $42/night w/mortgage/tax/insurance

Anyone wants to meet up by me (an hour from Hyatt by water) on Friday say 2 p.m. and drive down the ICW by boat, let me know.

jimh posted 04-30-2004 08:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
We can't make it to this one--but we wish we were there!
Ed Stone posted 04-30-2004 10:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
Ed Stone
2000 Outrage 23
727-433-2148
St.Pete

If my mother-in-law will watch the kids my wife says
she will come fishing with me on Saturday.

I will drive down on Friday for the captains meeting
and return on Saturday morning for the fishing.

I look forward to meeting everyone.
Ed Stone

fno posted 05-01-2004 10:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
FNO

Frank Ohidy, Sandy Derksen, Sherri,& Andy (the kids)

Boat: 2004 210 Outrage, (no name yet, too new)

Staying at: Spare bedroom/Screen porch at the kids house (Sarasota)Cost:$3500 tile job.

Cell # 352-650-9521

Plan: arrive Weds. or Thurs. do some tile work, drink, be on the water Friday afternoon & at the Capts. meeting.

WhalerAce posted 05-01-2004 02:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
Frank,

I almost think that the Hyatt is a better deal at $150.00 per night!

You guys do realize that I wasn't be nosy about the rates -- I just remember somewhere that someone was asking about alternatives to the Hyatt. We are about a mile away at the Comfort Inn.

Thanks

Ace

cmarques posted 05-01-2004 11:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     

cmarques
Chris and Michelle
2002 Dauntless 160
321-239-3108

We'll be coming for the day from Orlando if I get my steering fixed. Did something and my wheel will not tilt in up position, has about 2" of play, not fun, we'll see what happens.

Chris

fno posted 05-02-2004 11:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Chris, steering is over rated on a boat. If you must have it get Michelle to sit in back and push the motor from side to side on uyour command.
Draftmanswife posted 05-02-2004 06:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Draftmanswife
Janis & Kimberly
17' Montauk; "T's Me 2 Fishin' Team"
Probably staying at Big's...if the skeeters or the no-seeums aren't bad, maybe on the boat.
Ace, Sorry I won't be seeing you in Green Turtle Cay, but I think we could make our own Goombay Smashes down here and pretend huh? I'll bring some rum; you bring some rum; Big, bring some rum; Ed, Frank; bring some rum. Oh, and somebody get some orange and pinapple juice. This is something we can add to the welcoming party.

368.748.0841.

fno posted 05-03-2004 08:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Yo ho ho ho, a bottle of rum it is then.... I'll try to locate a pirate flag. Can we pillage and plunder?
Bigshot posted 05-03-2004 02:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I don't think the Hyatt will let 2 women sleep in a 17' boat at their marina :)

I think I will bring mixers since we have plenty of rum. Rum & Pineapple is one of my favorites but the sugar hangover is not one of my favorites.

InHerNet posted 05-04-2004 09:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
InHerNet
Don Wilson
2002 MT170
941.857.0228
Ritz-Carlton Suite - The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Florida Hotel
View of Marina
Large balcony
2,450 sq ft
White marble foyer
Hand-painted 4-poster king bed
Living room
Dining room with seating for 12
Jacuzzi tub
1 baths
Room Rate $2000.00 night
cmarques posted 05-04-2004 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Party at Don's!

Chris

Swellmonster posted 05-07-2004 09:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Is it true at the Ritz Carlton, instead of a mint on the pillow at turn down service, they give you a few Ritz bits instead?
Bigshot posted 05-11-2004 03:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Did everyone get their e-mail confirm from Whaler?
Swellmonster posted 05-12-2004 06:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Yepper!
fno posted 05-12-2004 09:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Got mine!!!
Draftmanswife posted 05-12-2004 11:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Here's the word on the Goombay Smashes. We can't take them to the welcome party, as the Hyatt is taking care of all the drinks and the food. HOWEVER, there is nothing that says we can't have them on a "booze cruise" as long as we have a D.D. Pat, here's your chance to be a real Coastie....
Janis
Swellmonster posted 05-16-2004 11:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
What does being a DD have to do with being a real Coastie?
Im just looking forward to see great boats, great prizes, beautiful scenery, some awesome fish and a bunch of fine people! All my friends too! ;)
fno posted 05-17-2004 07:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Gettting close..... Looks like the weather will even cooperate with us. Anything will be better than where I am now. I've been in Finland for the last two weeks. Gonna climb on a plane tomorow for a long ride home. Who's going fishing or is it just gonna be another party weekend?
serigrapher posted 05-18-2004 10:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for serigrapher  Send Email to serigrapher     
This weekends forecast for Sarasota:

Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. North northwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a high near 87. East southeast wind around 7 mph becoming west.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a low near 70.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a high near 87.

Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Kimberly

serigrapher posted 05-18-2004 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for serigrapher  Send Email to serigrapher     
This weekends forecast for Sarasota:

Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. North northwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a high near 87. East southeast wind around 7 mph becoming west.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a low near 70.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a high near 87.

Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Kimberly

serigrapher posted 05-18-2004 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for serigrapher  Send Email to serigrapher     
Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. North northwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a high near 87. East southeast wind around 7 mph becoming west.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a low near 70.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a high near 87.

Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Chance for precipitation is 10%. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Bigshot posted 05-18-2004 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
What time(2pm?) and who is meeting up with me on Friday? I am yanking the Hydra-Sports tonight and dropping it off to get a full cover made. I will have plenty of dock space because of that. I am marine-texing a nice chip on the keel of the Newtauk and will hopefully have enough time to wax and get the Pate tank in. E-mail or call me at 941-545-3808.
Draftmanswife posted 05-18-2004 03:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
That's my first mate on the ball with the weather forcast:) Big, we'll be at your house around 2, and will be bringing the 17. It's rigged for fishing.
See you all then!
Janis
fno posted 05-19-2004 06:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Nick, I don't know where you live. I know I can get there by boat. Let me know. I will be down sometime on Thursday.
Bigshot posted 05-19-2004 11:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Where you dropping in at Frank? Do you need to keep it at my place Thursday night? The rest of the weekend we are gonna dock at the Hyatt as long as it is free or whatever. Let me know so I can give you directions either by land or sea.
WhalerAce posted 05-19-2004 03:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
We are leaving Charleston tomorrow around 2:00 pm. Hope to be in Sarasota by 3:00 pm on Friday.

Will be towing the boat with an empty gas tank. Other than Georgia, where is the best place close to where we are going that has the best-priced gas? Gonna need around 140 gallons or so...

See y'all Friday afternoon!

WhalerAce & WhalerJoyce

Bigshot posted 05-19-2004 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
When you get close to rt75 on rt4(if going that route) there is a "Flying J's" that should be cheap. If not, my exit is 224 off of 75(then go east a couple blocks) has a Raceway that is about $.10-.15 cents cheaper than Sarasota due to taxes. 87 octane is roughly $1.91 at Raceway, I believe about $2-$2.05 by the Hyatt. Depends on how much more your truck will burn towing around 800-1000lbs of fuel.
cmarques posted 05-19-2004 06:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Well we won't be making it for this trip. Too much stuff going on (anniversary next week, $$$, nephews b'day, $$$, etc), so sorry we'll miss our friends this time. I figured out fixing my steering, gas in truck and boat, hotel, entry, etc would make it about a $400.00 + weekend in addition to above. Sucks to be poor =). Anyway will see everyone at the next event and hope you all have a great time.

Chris

fno posted 05-20-2004 11:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Sorry that you won't be making it Chris. Next time.
Ed Stone posted 05-20-2004 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
I'll be driving down on Friday after work for
the captains meeting.Grandma is going to watch the
kids on Saturday and my wife Angela will be driving
down on Saturday morning and fish the offshore tournament
with me.

I should be there by 6:30pm on Friday.I look forward
in meeting everyone from the Continous wave.

According to the marine weather radio it sounds like
5 to 10 mph winds all weekend.

Ed Stone

InHerNet posted 05-21-2004 09:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
Looks good for the offshore fishing. To bad Tarpon are not on the menu for this tournament. The Tarpon fishing is just starting to get in gear around here. More showing up in Boca Grand and around the area beaches. I got zero this year on the Kings, when out trolling for them three times and each time we encountered both bad seas and no signs of bait or birds. I did hear reports of some Kings and Spanish from other guides, although for around here the name of the game for the next few months will be Tarpon. Ed, with your Outrage which is same model and year that provided me with some great offshore fishing for a couple of years should put you on some good spots for Grouper. I may need to abandon my crew and talk you into allowing me to mate on your boat. ;)

Inshore will be a little challenging since we will only have one tide for the day “High” + 2.3 feet and that will push the redfish well into the mangroves. We will be hard pressed to get some good moving water until the outgoing starts around 1:45 p.m., and that looks promising. The redfish bite has been good in my area with a lot of over sized being caught and quite a few rats. Slot length will be the name of the game for this tournament. Trout fishing has also been good, and I hope that we get our share. I have found most in 4 to 5 feet of water close to grass flats and deeper channels.

All in all, this should be fun to see everyone again and meeting some new people. I will be there around 5:30- 6:00 or so.
Don

Chris, sorry to hear that you will not be joining us, to bad since I was hopping to share my room at the Ritz. Plenty of room, now I just needs 10 more guests to fill up the dinning room.

Bigshot posted 05-24-2004 01:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Man what a fun time. Great giveaways, food, scenery, etc and the people were not bad either:) I crewed on Swellmonsters 20' since Don did not have a bimini. We caught the trashcan slam. A catfish, perch, grunt, puffer, scamp, and a friggin sea horse. Pat won smallest fish and we came in dead last(for those who weighed in). 99% of the boats did not do well fishing but we all had a grand time. If I could change anything I would have made it about 5-8 degrees cooler and drop the winds down 5-8 as well....other than that it was almost perfect and no rain what so ever. Glad to see the crew again minus a few, see you on the west coast again in the fall....keep your eyes peeled to this forum for the event.
Swellmonster posted 05-27-2004 07:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
What a great time! What a “swell” event! :) Thank you Boston Whaler!!! I cant list all the sponsors or all the people, except my man Will Rodgers, the man giving out all the prizes and awards, Corrine for giving out the raffle tickets, Tracy for being Tracy, both gals making me feel welcome and appreciated, which is a feat in its self ;) . and laminate designer Harry Wood stepping aboard my “Showtime” and bending his ear on my input on small issues and designs “all good” with my boat. I still haven’t given him my demographic input report. Where else can you hang out with great Continuous Whaler folks and have Mike, the president of Boston Whaler, stop by and hob-nob with us and share inputs, comments and cold ones.
The Sarasota Hyatt provided an impressive marina, the scenery and floating docks jam packed with a wide array of clean, sexy and manly Boston Whaler vessels. They also provided a weekend full of various and abundant amounts of delicious foods, dazzling hospitality and service.
The waters around that area were as crystal clear and pristine, radiant and brilliant blue as you would expect in Bahamas. I could almost see down 100 feet in the shallows. The sand was white and I just didn’t want to come home!
Also had a chance to tell a few new whaler friends about this website too. Oh well, great to see most my buds again, and meet Whaler Ace and Ed Stone. Again, hats off to the Boston Whaler group, for customer service beyond the sale, and everything else.
Swellmonster posted 05-27-2004 07:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
OH, by the way, in our Captains bag, we received a set of Boston Whaler Velcro straps. I dont want to start a new thread, but what "functional" thing can you think to do with your straps? FNO & Sandy and I came up with something functional..... we strapped on a can of inverted cheese whiz to his T-top railings, so you can put a cracker beneath the spout and press and dispense the cheese while driving you whaler....
What will you do with yours? :)
InHerNet posted 05-27-2004 08:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
Fishing rod straps.
Ed Stone posted 05-29-2004 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
We put in at the public boat ramp right next to the
Hyatt.After checking in with Whaler base we headed
for Newpass.It was just a short distance from the
ramp to the open gulf.At the mouth of Newpass I plugged
in the numbers for the return trip.

The week prior to the fishing tournament my wife
kept telling me "don't take me out to far"
"remember it's all for fun" and "it's not going to
be rough is it"

The Noaa weather radio predicted 5 to 10 mph wind.
They were wrong.There was a pretty good wind coming
out of the southeast.I'm not sure what the waves were,
but it was a bumpy ride.

By 8:30 we were 5 miles short of our secret numbers.
(box cars)We started trolling down wind towards some
good spots.It wasn't long before we started pulling in
grouper.I made sure Angela did her share of pulling
in fish to take her mind off the rough seas.It wasn't
long before she was telling me how to bring in the fish
and operate the boat.

We ended up with 8 legal sized grouper.Angela got the
largest at 12.65lb.My fish was a little over 11lbs.
Just after lunch at about 12:30 We headed in towards
newpass.It was a rough ride in against the wind.
We were back in by 2:30 and stopped at some marina to
pickup ice.

My wife Angela ended up third overall offshore and
first offshore female.

Bigshot and Swellmonster are right!Whaler puts on
a great event.Nothing but good people and fine boats!

I enjoyed meeting everyone from Boston Whaler and
Mercury Outboards.I was glad to meet some of the good
people from continuous wave.

Thank you Boston Whaler for putting on a great event!
Ed Stone

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