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2manyboats posted 07-16-2004 12:10 AM ET (US)   Profile for 2manyboats   Send Email to 2manyboats  
What we know so far: Perdido Bay / Orange Beach area
Saturday Septemder 11 2004
What we need to know
1. your name
2. your home port
3. number of adults in your party
4. number of kids and ages
5. about your boat ( not everything about it )
6. if you are trailering or coming by boat
7. if you are staying overnight are you north or south of ICW

This info will help better plan the day. Also if anybody coming has done this before feel free to correct any mistakes in organizing.

I am just getting this started , but I will not be in charge til each of you email or fax me a dollar

2manyboats posted 07-16-2004 12:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
Jeff Wilkinson
Gautier,MS
2 or 3 somewhat adults
0 kids
1973 13 sport
trailer
south of ICW probably friday and sat. night
Knot at Work posted 07-16-2004 08:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Jeff Massey
Pensacola/Pace Fl
3 Adults
1 midget (3 years old)
2004 170 Montauk
Boat

staying local

p.s. Jeff I am good for the dollar, I will give you a cold beer in lieu of

standard 17 posted 07-16-2004 09:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for standard 17  Send Email to standard 17     
1. Ted Miles
2. Baton Rouge, LA
3. 2-6 adults
4. 1 kid
5. 1996 Standard 17
6. Will arrive by boat
7. Staying locally not sure if I'll be north or south of the ICW yet
Barney posted 07-21-2004 12:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
1. Jim Barnett
2. Gulfport, MS
3. 2 Adults
4. 0 Kids
5. 170 Montauk
6. trailering
7. Overnight, Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday south of ICW, Perdido Key with a slip :)

YeeHaw!

cmarques posted 07-21-2004 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Chris Marques
Orlando, Florida
2 adults
2002 Dauntless 160
trailering
Not sure yet where we're staying

So far as $$ permits we are coming. I already have friday through monday approved off and will probably stay friday and saturday nights.
If anyone knows a decent place to stay, preferably with a slip or nearby let me know. Tried some searches but not sure what is where. Are there places in Pensacola on the water reasonably priced?
I figure an 8-10 hr drive towing but look forward to it.

Chris

Barney posted 07-21-2004 08:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Chris you have mail. Jim
Tracey posted 07-26-2004 11:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tracey  Send Email to Tracey     
Tracey an Rose LeBlanc
Prairieville, LA
2 adults
0 kids
1979 V-20 Outrage
trailering
Not sure on north or south of the ICW.
Definetly staying over-nite
Mike Brantley posted 07-26-2004 12:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
1. Mike Brantley, with wife Cheryl and daughter Samantha
2. Mobile, Ala.
3. 2 adults
4. Sam is 1
5. 1982 15 Sport
6. Trailering
7. Staying Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at a Gulf Shores townhouse (south of ICW)
2manyboats posted 07-27-2004 07:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
This sign up is for a nonforum member

Eddie Tomkins
Pascagoula, MS
2 adults
0 kids
13 Dauntless
trailer
south of ICW

Moe posted 07-27-2004 06:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Maurice and Barbara Riggins (tenative)
Dayton, OH
2 adults
0 kids (empty-nesters :-)
150 Sport
trailering (800 miles)
We hope to be there either for a week before or a week after, including the Rendezvous. Barb would love to stay in one of the cabins in Oak Grove campground on the Navy base, but we may have to tent-camp either there or in Big Lagoon State Park. In either case, we'll be launching on the north side of the ICW, at Sherman Cove on-base, or next to the Perdido Key bridge at the state park launch. No biggie... Orange Beach, AL to Gulf Breeze, FL is a piece o' cake! Anywhere along there is heaven on earth!

--
Moe

2manyboats posted 08-03-2004 03:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
We now have 9 boats signed up with about 25 people
(including children) planning to attend.

Plans as of now are meet at Pirates Cove 10am .We can eat lunch meet everyone and plan on heading to Fort McRee about 1pm. 2 or 3 hours at the beach and we will head back to the west ( not sure where yet ) for sunset and cook out.

Anyone from out of town and doesn't know their way around the area , just let us know where you need to launch and we will make sure soweone is there to meet you.

If you have not signed in yet

1. your name
2. your home port
3. number of adults in your party
4. number of kids and ages
5. about your boat ( not everything about it )
6. if you are trailering or coming by boat
7. if you are staying overnight are you north or south of ICW
This info will help better plan the day.

thanks jeff

Draftmanswife posted 08-07-2004 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Why don't you all just crash us in Tenn. since it's the same weekend? Sorry I'll miss you all, next time;)
Janis
pineapplecraze posted 08-08-2004 02:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for pineapplecraze  Send Email to pineapplecraze     
1. Sara Wilkinson
2. Charleston, SC
3. 1, 2 maybe
4. 0
5. 1976 13 whaler (just got it, very exciting)
6. trailering
7. south
2manyboats posted 08-19-2004 08:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
With the people signed up and the ones who say they are coming, we should have 10 to 15 boats and about 35 people.

What we need now are some volunteers to bring a grill (2 small one would work) large enough to cook for 30 are so, some type of sun tarp, and some one to be in charge of garbage.

We will bring a folding camp table, paper plates and forks.
Everybody should bring your day at the beach gear, something for the grill and some side dish to share.

thanks jeff

Barney posted 08-19-2004 08:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
I can bring a self supported sun shade. I Think it is 8X8. Jim
2manyboats posted 08-19-2004 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
thanks one down two to go
2manyboats posted 08-20-2004 08:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
We have a sun shade, we still need someone to bring a grill or two , someone the be garbage man.

I would bring more but we will be in the 13 and with my wife's gilligans island complex there is almost no room for us.

Knot at Work posted 08-20-2004 09:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
I know what you mean about the gilligan Island complex, by the time my 170 is loaded for a day at the beach, it makes 13 footers seem like the titanic....

I have a 3 year old, and wont know how long I am staying, so I am out as the garbage scow.. hey POKE or PANTHER wanna come and handle our garbage?

Bring your regulators.. great scows!

Mike Brantley posted 08-20-2004 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
With the 1-year-old and all the uncertainties in planning she brings to this "mission," plus having only a 15 foot boat, I don't think we can be counted on for grills and mass garbage collection, either. I feel bad about that, so if you can think of anything else we can bring or do to help just ask. We don't even have a small grill or even a camp stove, but can we help by bringing a bag of charcoal or a small propane tank or whatever for somebody else's grill. Just thinking out loud...

All that said, we'll certainly have a trash bag or two on the boat to clean up after ourselves. Maybe everybody can do the same?

2manyboats posted 08-20-2004 11:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
One other option will be for me to tell my wife that her boat is just too small and we need to buy a bigger whaler.

It just might work.

Barney posted 08-20-2004 12:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Jeff, Buy ghefty's 170 out of Florida. He's got quite a few upgrades. If you buy it I will help with the trash detail. Knot said he would help too, right Knot. Jim
Knot at Work posted 08-20-2004 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Jim,

of course I will help with any garbage that is ready to be hauled when my three year old is a holy terror and mom says it is time to go home.

I don't think garbage is a big issue, we can of course police after ourselves.

I dont intend on making it to the after FT Mcrea Dinner grill ex, My crew will be done at that point. We will play that by ear.

Let me know what I can do!

Jeff

cmarques posted 08-20-2004 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
We may have to meet you all another time. Just when things start looking up, a d@#m hurricane comes through town. Waiting a week now for State Farm to come out and look at my roof, etc. May be spending that weekend shingling the house but don't know yet.If things change we may still make it but probably not so far. I need a vacation.

Chris

2manyboats posted 08-26-2004 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
I think I have the grill taken care of.
If someone would bring a box of garbage bags and everybody haul there own we are fixed I think.

Anything we don't have covered please speak up

thanks jeff

cmarques posted 08-26-2004 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Well, we are gonna try and make this trip! I hope it is not too late to find a place-going to call tomorrow and most likely stay in Orange Beach so far. Are most of the areas/places there pretty decent or any to stay away from?
Unless anything changes again,(no more hurricanes) we will be leaving here early friday a.m. driving, and heading home either late sunday night or early monday a.m. Once we know 100% I'll let you know what we can bring.

Chris

Mike Brantley posted 08-26-2004 09:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
Chris, glad you're coming... the more the merrier! Jeff, count on us to bring a big box of trash bags to pass out to anybody who needs one.

It looks like we will be arriving middle of Friday and leaving the middle of Monday, so we'll be around the area for a long weekend. Looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing old ones.

tully_mars posted 08-26-2004 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
1. Matthew and Theresa
2. Spanish Fort / Orange Beach, AL
3. 2
4. Shelby - 2yrs
5. 1971 Montauk 75hp Evinrude restored
6. trailering by boat
7. overnight on the Conquest 275 west of Pirate's Cove
2manyboats posted 08-27-2004 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
Here is a list of condos with boat slips Bayview and cotton bayou are the cheapest http://meyerre.vdsys.com/book/results_condo.htm?User=MEY14962&Limit=10&Photos=1&Start=1
2manyboats posted 08-27-2004 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
Anybody up for a friday night meeting by land or sea ? meals or drinks ?

Sounds like most of us will be in the area.

Knot at Work posted 08-27-2004 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
I may stil be out of town... I am going to Illinois for a re - union will be back in Pee Pee cola area that Thursday or Friday will check the forum when outta town
Barney posted 08-27-2004 03:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Good idea, how about a land based meal somewhere so I can get my bearings on the area? Jim
Mike Brantley posted 08-27-2004 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
Land-based -- or at least accessible from land and water -- sounds good for Friday night. I'm going to have to launch and retrieve our boat Saturday and Sunday since mine won't be in a slip. So I'll be just as happy to just bring the car Friday night.
cmarques posted 08-27-2004 06:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Allright, no more excuses, we will be there unless anything weird happens. Called Meyers Realty and reserved at a place called Island Dunes? in Orange beach I think on Cotton Bayou- hope it's decent. Supposed to have a slip and dock and o.k. to park truck and trailer. We will be arriving sometime friday and would look forward to meeting some of you on friday night. Depending when we get there will decide whether to launch on friday or saturday a.m.
As we get closer think about posting or e-mailing cell numbers to be in contact when we all get in the area.

Chris

cmarques posted 08-27-2004 07:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Mike Brantley
A little off topic but was looking at your website and interest in Maynard Ferguson. My uncle (Hoby Freeman) toured with him for several years in the early eighties and was recorded on the 'Storm' LP (the one with the ear ripping version or Sesame Street).He played trumpet, 2nd to Stan Marc back then. I've been to 2 concerts years ago and just incredible.

Chris

Mike Brantley posted 08-27-2004 09:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
Chris, cool. I heard Maynard and his orchestra for the first time (live, that is) around 1984 at a jazz club in Birmingham. Maybe your uncle was playing with him then. Then, all in the 1990s, Maynard camen to the Mobile area for three concerts that I attended. I haven't kept up lately to know if he is still touring, but it was fun meeting Maynard backstage the last time.

Looking forward to meeting you (and everyone) at the rendezvous. I'll go put my "Storm" CD on now. :)

Knot at Work posted 08-28-2004 07:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
I volunteer as the digital Photo mate for the RDVU ( until my 3 year old and his Momma says time to go)

Fellas this will be a good one!

I also recommend we appoint a committee to vote on:

1. Longest Trip
2. Shortest Trip
3. Dirtiest Anchor Locker
4. Prettiest Whaler
5. Most Loaded down ready for deployment to Antartica Whaler
6. Most accessorized Whaler ( Barney wins going in handsdown)
7. Smallest Whaler
8. Largest Whaler

any other?

P.S. I PROMISE to stay out of politics as long as NO whaler shows up with a Kerry Sticker on it!!!!

2manyboats posted 08-28-2004 07:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
yeah yeah yeah
Barney posted 08-28-2004 07:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
I think we are running for the most loaded down, ready for Antartica Whaler, also a new catagory "The most underpowered tow vehicle". Jim
Mike Brantley posted 08-28-2004 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
Jeff/Knot, now I gotta go get me a Kerry bumper sticker. :) Just kidding... my Whaler doesn't have bumpers, just fenders.

But seriously, two weeks to go. This is going to be a blast.

cmarques posted 08-30-2004 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Knot
I might have #1 and #3 hands down!
Going to wash and maybe wax this weekend and will be ready. Just installed new LED lights on the trailer yesterday (went to Bass Pro Shops for 2 bulbs and see what happened!)

See everyone soon

Chris

Knot at Work posted 09-01-2004 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Am going to be outta town until the RDVU. Will check back periodically to see what the plan is.

Looking forward to meeting you all and hoisting a cold one in honor of Whalers.

cmarques posted 09-01-2004 07:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
As of right now, we are still coming, depending on what happens with Frances. If someone in the area there wants to email their phone # and can be in contact in case we lose power or cannot get on CW to check posts. Hope to see everyone next weekend.

Anyone can call me if plans change due to weather
Cell 321-239-3108
Home 407-736-9915

Chris

tully_mars posted 09-05-2004 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
I think Frances will be outta here by next weekend, and I don't think there will be any long term effects. So I am still in. I am considering if it is out of here soon enough staying on the 275 in front of Pirate's Cove with the Montauk Tender on Friday night. But that is a maybe, I haven't gotten my crew to agree yet.

BTW, I forgot another one of my friend's handle on here, but he is attending to with his restored 79 Newport.

Capt. Tully Mars

cmarques posted 09-06-2004 03:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
4 days to go, did I mention I need a vacation? Now that Frances is gone we just need some gas stations open between Orlando and Perdido! Leaving the windows boarded up, tarps on the roof and heading to Alabama =)~
Jeff- thanks for calling the other night, it helped chill me out a little about the storm. Hope to see everyone by friday and saturday!

Chris

Mike Brantley posted 09-06-2004 04:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
Chris, glad you guys made out OK re Frances. Leaving the plywood up is probably a good idea with Ivan dancing around out there! We've been looking at the pictures of the Fort Pierce Marina and other places in Florida on CNN. Man, oh man, that is just devastating.

Conquest as mothership and Montauk as tender. Tully, I love it!

So, who is up for dinner Friday night -- preferably at someplace accessible by land and/or water? (We're not putting our boat into the drink until Saturday morning.) Where and what time?

And, where exactly is Fort McCrea? I'm having trouble finding it on a map/chart. Are there GPS coordinates or is there a Web site? Are there bathroom facilities there? (The Admiral wants to know.)

I'm thinking about launching and retrieving at Josephine Park right near Pirate's Cove Saturday. That way, if the retrieval comes after dark we won't have so far to go. For Sunday morning, we may launch at Cotton Bayou if that proves to be closer to the condo we rented in Gulf Shores (thanks, Ken!).

Lastly, we can be reached by cell phone at 251-648-7108. While on the water, we'll be monitoring Channel 16 on the VHF and any other "fleet channel" y'all might want to designate.

Mike Brantley posted 09-06-2004 04:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
Or is it Fort McRae? Might helped if I spelled it right...
2manyboats posted 09-06-2004 05:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
Glad things went well Chris.

We plan to get to our condo Friday afternoon around 4:00 pm any place to meet is fine with me. My wife printed a list of eating places ,that I don't have with me ,that I will list tomorrow then anybody that has been to any of them please speak up.

It being a Friday night if we have a head count we may can get a reservation and save some wait time.

anybody need to call me email me for my cell number

jeff

Barney posted 09-06-2004 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Count 2 adults in for the Friday night dinner. Will email phone number. Jim
tully_mars posted 09-06-2004 11:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
Mike,

Fort McCrae is the fort on the west side of Pensacola Pass. The east side is Fort Pickens. It is a fun run on the inside with the Intracoastal from where will be leaving.

I haven't got everyone onboard for the stay on the boat Friday night, but I sure hope to.

Capt. Tully Mars

Moe posted 09-07-2004 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
We're going to drive down Thursday, probably arriving late. Dunno about accomodations Thursday night, but it appears we'll have to tent camp Friday night at Oak Grove because our cabin isn't available until Saturday night.

So we're up for getting together Friday evening with any early arrivals.

--
Moe

Knot at Work posted 09-07-2004 04:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Back in the area, but out for Friday night.

Will meet you all at Pirate's Cove on Saturday AM

Does anyone need me to bring any last minute oh bye the ways?


Jeff

2manyboats posted 09-08-2004 08:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
The Back Porch this one's at bear point

Buba's Seafood house on the beach road

Live Bait Food on the beach road

Zeke's on cotton bayou ( pricy last time I ate here)

Anybody been to any of these?

I plan to call around to see which one can best seat a large group. will report thursday

2manyboats posted 09-08-2004 06:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
I have talked to the manager at The Back Porch and he has a room upstairs, overlooking the marina and ICW , and can seat a large group. It is not a private room but we can be seated as a group. I will call him friday afternoon with a time and head count.

The restaurant is at Bear Point Marina on Bay La Launch Ave.

I will try to post a link to a map later.

I have also talked to pirates cove and if I call them an hour ahead of time with the number of cheeseburgers we want it will cut our wait there. We can discuss the lunch order with those in attendance fri. night and the rest sat. morning .

jeff

2manyboats posted 09-08-2004 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
link to map http://mapsonus.switchboard.com/bin/maps-maponly/usr=~413f84ca.a764f.2f0c.9/c=3/refsrc=SB.newsb/formName=setclickpost
Barney posted 09-08-2004 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Thanks Jeff for your efforts. What time should we be there? Jim
Knot at Work posted 09-08-2004 07:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Jeff,

I will miss Friday Night but we want THREE Cheeseburgers on Saturday!

See you all then!

Jeff

2manyboats posted 09-08-2004 09:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
Let's shoot for 7:00pm Friday night at The Back Porch at Bear Point Marina .

Everybody meeting friday night post here or e-mail me.

I will be checking here til about 5:30 pm friday also If your not going to make friday and want to preorder c/burgers let me know.

Mike Brantley posted 09-08-2004 09:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
We'll see y'all Friday at 7 -- and the rest on Saturday. Thanks, 2many/Jeff, for the excellent coordination and the much-appreciated legwork you've done.
cmarques posted 09-08-2004 09:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
See you at 7 on friday!

Chris

Barney posted 09-08-2004 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Jeff, 2 for 7 o'clock thanks, Jim
Moe posted 09-10-2004 01:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Whew! Made it in. Thanks for the call, Jeff.

Perhaps this link will also help:

www.velvetillusion.com/bearpointmarina/pages/

Barb and I will see ya'll Friday at 7.
--
Moe

Knot at Work posted 09-10-2004 08:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
So do we have a final plan of events?

1000 oclock at Pirates cove right?

2manyboats posted 09-10-2004 12:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
10:00 am pirates cove

Once everyone was eaten lunch we will head for Fort McRae

Knot at work is in charge of site location .

2 or 3 hrs. at the beach then cruise back to the Orange Beach area for cook out bring some thing to grill and something to share. this will go as late as we want.

Remember we can call in our orders for lunch just let me know by 10:30 ish.

Also everyone in town tonight 7:00 pm The Back Porch at Bear Point Marina by land or boat ( bear point is due south of pirates cove across the ICW ) eats, drinks, or both. Just tell them your with the whaler group.

Jeff

2manyboats posted 09-10-2004 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
I am on the deck of the condo. Looks like we will have about 12 to 14 tonight.

See ya'll later.

2manyboats posted 09-11-2004 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
rendezvous was a blast 15+ boats 40 people more info to follow links to pics special thanks in no order to Mike and Cheryl Hinkle in the custom built nowegain whaler for hauling our stuff, tully mars for finding the beach, Mike Currey at MarineMax for bringing the 24 outrage with the big black motor that made no noise, Mr. Killinger for bringing part of his private collection and everyone that attended.

jeff

2manyboats posted 09-12-2004 11:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
Some pics more to come my travel connection is a little slow again thanks to all that came.
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/wilksail1/album?.dir=de66&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos
CFCAJUN posted 09-12-2004 03:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFCAJUN  Send Email to CFCAJUN     
P9110252: Who's rig is this picture. It's the 17' Hull with the blue interior, center console and full rails?

I really like this layout and wanted to know who's boat this was and if there were more pics.

Sounds like the r'vous was a blast. Hope ya'll had a great time. I was able to take my wife and son on their first boat ride ever this weekend. We hit 15 knot winds and some high 2 footers. It was a slow ride, but they loved it. My 3 year old son really had a blast.

Sorry we missed the trip, but we'll surely make another.

[I found my digital camera after 2 months. It was in a DIAPER BAG!!! Ok, we took some pics this weekend and I can finally post pics as I update the Katama.]

Barney posted 09-12-2004 04:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
It was great fun. Great bunch of folks and boats.
http://groups.msn.com/Barney9014/shoebox.msnw Jim
2manyboats posted 09-12-2004 08:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
dang Jim named pics so soon I will have to get busy when we get home.
Barney posted 09-12-2004 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Jeff, Well your pictures were a suprise when I got home. Jim
Knot at Work posted 09-12-2004 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Too all,

It was a good time to see the faces of those who offer so much to the forum and the CW site.

It was a pleasure to see Gene Killinger, in his perfect Classic Whaler come ashore so much of a riff raff place as that beloved Pirate Cove.

2Many: Thanks for the organization and the Cheeseburgers.

Barney: Great taste in boats! I loved the Montauk. (p.s. I think Gators whooped ass on Michigan State.. Sorry point of observation)

Moe: your 150 looks every bit as large as the 170 and I never could catch you till... the NO Wake zones of the ICW

Chris: Hope your home survives the 3rd Hurricane in as many weeks... but hey! You got your family and your Whaler and your safe! Who know we may RDVU at your place as we run from IVAN!

All the others... Good turn out, good boats and it was fun to show the Cape Horn crowds what a few good whalers look like.

Lastly.. my wife gave our three year old a bath at the end of a long day of Whalers and Pirates... he told his mommy he was playing with his "Whalers"! Aint life grand!?


Ayee!

Knot

tully_mars posted 09-12-2004 11:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said! Yes, it was a lot of fun, and everyone was a delight to meat.

2many, I have to also say you did some nice planning and had a great speach at the dinner.

I will try and round up a few pictures also from my camera, but I can't find it. My little 1st mate has hidden it some place.

Everyone that I know has made it home, and the non-member Whalers' that came with me were most impressed. They may be registering here soon. A great event, and I look forward to others. For those that I didn't tell, please let me know when you come back steaming this way, we can always hook up.

BTW, 2many, you have a great recipe for shrimp!

Capt. Tully Mars

tully_mars posted 09-12-2004 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
I guess that would be "speech"! Too much sun!

Capt. Tully Mars

CFCAJUN posted 09-12-2004 11:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFCAJUN  Send Email to CFCAJUN     
Tully,
I wish I could have made the r-vous just to talk about your name.

I've read the book, I love the music. Now, we have GOT to talk about what inspired you to adopt the name!

Let me list a couple of my favorite quotes:

"Just trying to live happily ever after, every once in a while."

"Just living and dying in 3/4 time."

"....and that's when I FIRST saw the bear."

"Billy pulled up in a Jaguar, red convertible 65, when he yelled from the drive, my heart came alive - Jimmy boy come along!"

"Chanson pour les petites enfants, chanson pour tous le monde"

Love it Tully -- LOVE IT!"

CFCAJUN posted 09-12-2004 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFCAJUN  Send Email to CFCAJUN     
Think I am going to change my name to Santiago. Maybe just the boat.

Comprende?

CFCAJUN posted 09-12-2004 11:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFCAJUN  Send Email to CFCAJUN     
Santiago keeps pressing out, past the great well where he has been recently unsuccessful. Santiago sees a man-of-war bird overhead and notices that the bird has spied something in the water. The old man follows rows near the bird, and drops his own lines into the area, hoping to capture the fish the bird has seen. There is a large school of dolphin traveling fast, too fast for either the bird or Santiago to capture. Santiago moves on, hoping to catch a stray or perhaps even discover a marlin tracking the school. He catches a small tuna after not too long and then feels a bite on one of his deeper lines.

The first bite is hard, and the stick to which the line is connected drops sharply. The next tug is more tentative, but Santiago knows exactly what it is. "One hundred fathoms down a marlin was eating the sardines that covered the point and the shank of the hook where the hand-forged hook projected from the head of the small tuna" (41). Encouraged by a bite at so deep a depth so far out in the Gulf, Santiago reasons that the fish much be very large.

tully_mars posted 09-13-2004 12:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
You know, it is funny, we were talking about it at the r-dvous where my handle came from.

Tully Mars is a character that I can sympathize with. When I lived up north in a non-coastal area years back I longed for the ocean all the time. About then I ran across a book "Tales from Margaritaville" which details many of Tully's adventures in my very familiar home where I grew up with my Striper 15 (Whaler). Jimmy actually uses and describes the area exactly as I grew up in it, so we are kind of kindred spirits I suppose.

Si, Yo Comprendo mucho "Santiago".

Now, I am just trying to reason with the hurricane season......literally.

Sincerely,
Wastin Away in Whalerville

Capt. Tully Mars

Knot at Work posted 09-13-2004 10:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Pictures from the rdvu.

Go to Pictures... you can do the math.

http://members.fishingworks.com/KnotatWork/index.cfm

CFCAJUN posted 09-13-2004 12:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFCAJUN  Send Email to CFCAJUN     
Great reasoning Tully.

As for Santiago, I wouldn't really choose that name. I really was thinking of literature and how you chose Tully Mars, then Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" popped into mind about the Whale = Whaler, etc. etc. I just couldn't remember the Captain's name.

Anyway, I forgot Tully's horse's name. Didn't he have one?

I am sorry I wasn't able to make the r-vous, but I am glad you all did.

As for Florida, how about, "The weather is here, wish you were beautiful...."


Barney posted 09-13-2004 01:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Knot, That's U of M versus Mich. State. But UM lost to Notre Dame. Adam goes to the the UM NCAA Women's Soccer games instead of the football games. Says it's more fun. I wonder why? ;>) Jim
Knot at Work posted 09-13-2004 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Jim, got it.

As for your son, cause he is smart.

Hope you do well with Ivan,, looks like we all are riders in the storm on this one...

Barney posted 09-13-2004 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Knot, It ain't gonna be pretty. Pirate's Cove may not look the same next week. Take care over there. Jim
Knot at Work posted 09-13-2004 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Pirates Sandbar?

or

Pirates Shoal

Moose posted 09-13-2004 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moose  Send Email to Moose     
Tully's horse was Mr. Twain, I believe.
2manyboats posted 09-13-2004 06:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
Cut the grass , cleaned the shed to make room for the 13, boarded up the house , plan to move the big boat up the river in the morning and still had time to add more pics and name them what a guy http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/wilksail1/album?.dir=de66
Barney posted 09-13-2004 08:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Jeff (2Manyboats), I would expect no less for a southern Mississippi dude with a few hurricanes of experience. Jim
Moe posted 09-13-2004 11:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Barb and I had an awesome time, meeting all of you and seeing your Whalers. We're definitely going back to Pirates Cove and Roberts Bayou again. The demo ride on the 240 with Verado was cool too. Even underway, all I could hear was the spray off the hull, and conversations were easy.

Have been without Internet for the last couple of days in a cabin in the campground on the Navy base. We were evacuated this afternoon, so we're in a motel in northern Alabama tonight, on our way home.

Did get a coupla hours of boating in this morning before finding out we had to leave. It was too choppy to go out the pass. The only boats out were the few heading for shelter or anchoring their boats out and praying. The base marina was almost deserted.

Will post pictures and type more when we get home. Headin' for bed right now.

--
Moe


Knot at Work posted 09-14-2004 07:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Moe, have a safe trip back.

Hey you fellas notice we hardly even whine or bitch about Hurricanes??? (Democrats now that is something to bitch about) I mean seriously, all of us at the RDVU live in the path of Ivan, and our panties are not in a big ole bunch...

Misunderestimation?

Good luck to all of you Mississippi and Alabama folks. I agree with Barney... Pirates Cove may not look the same after Ivan

Mike Brantley posted 09-14-2004 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
Guys and gals, we had a really nice time meeting you all. I don't have time to read any of the post-rendezvous messages or look at the pictures yet, as it now looks like Ivan the Terrible is heading right for us here in Mobile. We just got back from taking the boat to my parents' house about 250 miles inland after driving back from Gulf Shores, so we know the Whaler will be OK. Then we made it home just as the main belt (controls cooling, power steering, etc.) in the Grand Cherokee broke. I got the smoking Jeep into the middle of the front yard where, hopefully, it is beyond the reach of falling trees and power lines. Every mechanic I called is boarding up and closing down for the storm, so we're down to the Ranger until after the crisis. I really hate to be without our four-wheel-drive vehicle right at the moment, but them's the breaks.

Hopefully, this won't be as bad as we fear it will be. We're on high ground with a good basement, and that's where we'll be. Since we are newspaper folk, we have to stay in town for this thing.

Back on topic: When we're back online, I'll post my pictures from the rendezvous. You all are great folk with snazzy boats. Later...

CFCAJUN posted 09-14-2004 12:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFCAJUN  Send Email to CFCAJUN     
Mike,
Hold down the Fort there. I'm in Baton Rouge on a job location. I moved my family out of New Orleans (and the Whaler) to my work apartment in Baton Rouge. We'll be tracking the storm from here.

Best of luck!

cmarques posted 09-14-2004 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
We'll have our pictures up soon. Got home at 11:45 last night after driving through rain from Tallahassee to Ocala- what fun. Michelle and I had a great time and hope to see all of you again- how about an evacuation rendezvous? :) Hope everyone is safe with Ivan coming- the drive home reminded me of Orlando just a few weeks ago. We made the run to LuLu's for lunch on Sunday after sleeping in and then ran across Mike and Cheryl near Cotton Bayou on the way back. I want to thank everyone who came for a fun weekend.

Chris

2manyboats posted 09-15-2004 12:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
Chris, we launched at cotton bayou sunday morning for a boat ride around ono island. Your boat was at the condo when we returned.

I did send an e-mail to the weather chanel so they could let Ivan know you were back in Orlando, but looks like we are going to get close to a direct hit.

House is ready, big boat is about 15 miles up river and ready as it can be . The rest is up to God and the insurance companies.

We had a great time and look forword to next time

jeff

Barney posted 09-15-2004 08:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Too my hurricane brothers-in-arms. I'm boarded up and tied down. The Whalers are staked out. I paid $1200 to have my oaks trimmed up this summer. Boy am I glad now. Jim
Barney posted 09-15-2004 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
http://groups.msn.com/Barney9014/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=12
CFCAJUN posted 09-15-2004 10:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for CFCAJUN  Send Email to CFCAJUN     
Knot,
What does everyone on the base do for a Hurricane? Do ya'll stay put in your living quarters, move to a sheltered building, or relocate?

CFCAJUN posted 09-15-2004 10:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for CFCAJUN  Send Email to CFCAJUN     
Give Ivan a little hell back if he comes your way Barney!

We're watching him close, looks like it wants to head your way. Hope it dies down a lot in the next few hours.

nFL_Bosn69 posted 09-15-2004 01:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for nFL_Bosn69  Send Email to nFL_Bosn69     
You ol boys take care over there now in LA. He looks like he's makin a beeline for Lake Pontchartrain. We'll pray for the best, yall plan for the worst. We's thinkin 'boutcha.

Ryan

CFCAJUN posted 09-15-2004 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFCAJUN  Send Email to CFCAJUN     
Things are looking OK here in Baton Rouge, glad we got out of New Orleans. Many people I know did not leave until last night around 7pm. It's only 70 miles from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, but it took 9 hours for folks to get here. Some friends spent the whole night on the road. One lady called the local radio station this morning, she left Mobile, Al at 7pm last night and it took 12 hours to get to Baton Rouge at 7am. It's usually a 2.5 to 3 hour trip.

The interstate was backed up from New Orleans to Texas on I-10 West.

I think Louisiana will fare well, I hope Ms., Al., and Fla hold tough.

Knot at Work posted 09-15-2004 05:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
CF, we are battened down and the whaler is on the leeside of my property.

Windows are boarded up.

May lose the screened lanai over my pool but oh well...

Water jugs are frozen incase we lose power (which we will).

The base.. I don't live on this one.. the Commanding Officer ordered a mando evacuation of all personnel and they have a duty officer at a high and dry place.

They flew the Blue angels out on Sunday, and the training command Airplanes flew to Tennessee this past weekend.

All the single Sailors are in the Shelters to assist the Red Cross. All those with families are cut loose to deal with the effects of the storm and we will pick up the pieces after it passes.

Thanks for asking!

Good luck to all!

Barney posted 09-15-2004 06:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Thanks CFCAJUN. Jim
2manyboats posted 09-17-2004 01:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for 2manyboats  Send Email to 2manyboats     
One last time I thank everyone that attended last weekend, I hope all from the area are safe.

As for next year we may need to look for a new site also sept.may not be the best time .

So everyone start thinking about a May/ June or Oct/ Nov.

Jeff

CFCAJUN posted 09-17-2004 02:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFCAJUN  Send Email to CFCAJUN     
Maybe a Spring and Fall R-vous? Twice could be nice.
Moe posted 09-18-2004 06:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Jeff, I'd like to thank you once again for organizing this year's gathering. We had a great time.

--
Moe

Barney posted 09-20-2004 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Post Hurricane view of Pirate's Cove in here:
http://joy_faith.home.insightbb.com/


Jim

Barney posted 09-20-2004 07:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
This better:
http://groups.msn.com/Barney9014/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=13
Moe posted 09-21-2004 02:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Thanks for the picture, Jim. I told Barb, "Hey, that doesn't look too bad... looks restorable." She replied, "Honey, it didn't look too good before this hurricane!" LOL!

Anyway, that's sure a bright spot in all this other damage, particularly that done to the Flora-Bama lounge.

--
Moe

Barney posted 09-21-2004 08:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Hey Moe, I found a picture of the duplex we stayed at also. It looked good. It is behind the Perdido Key State Park which had dunes and grass for protection. The realty company's building down the street looked to be destroyed. Jim
Moe posted 09-22-2004 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
I seriously doubt the cabin we were staying in survived. The big concrete Coast Guard station next to these cabins, down on the beach, was washed out, not only on the ground floor, but the second floor as well from what I hear. This area, including the lighthouse, had a straight shot south to the Gulf through the pass between Forts Pickens and McCrae.

--
Moe

Landlocked posted 09-23-2004 06:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
My wife found a pic of the duplex we stay in as well today. Looks completely undamaged. Also behind the dunes at the State Park. May be the same one - my little girl was glad to find out her "pink house" is still there.

Judging from the aerial photos I looked at, most of the damage appears to have been done to the older houses.

Just wondering, there was a really nice house right on the water in Perdido that looked like an old victorian you would see on the coast of Maine.... Complete with gingerbread etc. Looked like it was cedar shake sided. Anyone know if it made it?

Chris.

Barney posted 09-23-2004 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Chris, The duplex we rented is on "Flood Reef". A nice newer pink house was on the corner. I think the owners are glad they are behind the park. Jim
Landlocked posted 09-24-2004 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
That newer house on the corner is the one we stay at. Keep my whaler on the dock in back while I'm there.

Kills me to see the place looking like that but it will recover. And, in reality, looks like the key did its job - protecting the mainland. Without it inland damage would have been much worse.

Ll.

Barney posted 09-24-2004 02:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Ll, I found this view, a large flyover shot.
http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/ivan/PHOTOS/26418060.jpg

Jim

cmarques posted 09-24-2004 07:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Guess you can all call me "Chris the hurricane magnet" as we are preparing for Jeanne this weekend here in Orlando AGAIN. Glad everyone is o.k. so far, hope we hear from Knot soon.
Does anyone know how the places on Cotton Bayou fared? We stayed at Island Dunes about 100 yards from the boat ramp. Hope it came through o.k. as we would like to head there again someday.

Chris

Landlocked posted 09-24-2004 10:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Incredible aerial!!!! Looks like mother nature tried to take back her island. Glad to see as much survived as did. We'll be back this spring.

Saw "our" condo - looks like it escaped without a scratch. I'd hate to be the one who had to get all that sand out of the pool though.

And we think we have it bad with the tornado's we get.... My heart goes out to you folks down there.

Ll.

Barney posted 09-26-2004 09:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Hang in there "Chris the Hurricane Magnet"

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