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prm1177 posted 03-01-2006 01:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for prm1177   Send Email to prm1177  
I just spoke with Nicky at Snug Harbor and it's a go for our Rendezvous this year. We have the weekend of Friday, May 19th through Sunday May 21. I have booked Snuggle Inn #1 and will take the Friday and Saturday Barbecue duties and host the dinners on the Inn's deck. It appears all Inns are currently available, so the weekend is wide open for us. The houseboat is gone, so there's a bit more dock space in the Snug Cove available as well. I'm trying to get the family to commit this year, but if they don't there will be three bedrooms available in Snuggle 1 for anyone who want to split this cost. I will post that possibility after this weekend.

If you plan on attending, please make your reservations at Snug Harbor as soon as possible:

http://snugharbor.net

Make your reservation and place "Whaler Group" and "Snug Cove" in the comments section. Email me if you are coming and I will assemble a list of "usual suspects".

Jim, you'll be there in spirit.

Andy. Try to make it because most of us really want to see the E-Tec...

I'll be contacting Outboard Motor Shop to see how they want to fit in.

Paul

Marc posted 03-01-2006 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marc  Send Email to Marc     
Thanks Paul for stepping up to the plate and taking care of this.

The family and I will try and make it if we can work out our schedule around the little sea dogs little league games.

What time are people arriving Friday? That day may work out better if we have a game on Saturday.

Thanks, Marc...

prm1177 posted 03-01-2006 07:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Most folks arrive late in the afternoon (between 4 & 5). No special activities, other than a pot luck barbecue, are planned. Saturday is typically the day for the cruise, lunch, and 2nd barbecue. Most folks who leave on Sunday do so around 10-11 AM. I've motored my Whaler from San Rafael the three years I've attended, so I expect to be at the Resort around 2 or 3 on Friday.
andygere posted 03-01-2006 09:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
If there's any way I can make it I will, but it's not looking good. Nancy has to work, which means I'm watching the kiddos. I don't think I can run the boat and look after them at the same time. Heck, at this point I'll be glad if I finally have my new E-TEC by then.

For all you guys (and gals) on the fence, go for it, it's a lot of fun.

prm1177 posted 03-01-2006 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Andy,

I may have my 4 1/2 year old godson and 2 year old goddaughter there (along with their parents and grandmother). There might be enough experienced folk around to lend a hand. I remember you teaching your little girl how to fish after the Sat dinner last year. Hope she's a pro by now.

Hoop posted 03-02-2006 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
Paul, Excellent! Thanks for organizing this! Jim
elaelap posted 03-03-2006 12:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Great work and thanks, Paul. I'll be there very early Saturday with my OR 18, or maybe Los tres amigos will be there for at least one day with our 'new' Revenge 21, Strike3.

Tony

high sierra posted 03-03-2006 01:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
I plan to be there with my 170. high sierra
Hoop posted 03-03-2006 01:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
High Sierra, did you upgrade to a 170 from your 15? Way to go! Jim
high sierra posted 03-03-2006 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Hoop, Have 2 whalers. Couldn't part with the 15. One for the small lakes and one for the bigger lakes. The 170 is modified somewhat from stock as well. I couldn't help myself. High sierra
Chuck Tribolet posted 03-03-2006 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Admiral Linda and I will be there.

What can I do? I'd be glad to organize registration (who's
coming when, boat names, etc) or BBQs (maybe I'll even get
my BBQ tools back -- two years ago in #1, just before we left
on Sunday, Linda took my BBQ tools out of the stack of stuff
I had piled to load, and put them in a drawer, thinking they
belonged to the house ;-)). Or both, or whatever.


Chuck

WT posted 03-04-2006 12:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Bummer. I can't make it this year. My son's basketball team is hosting a tournament that weekend.

I'm wishing all of you a great time!

Here are pictures from last year.

http://photobucket.com/albums/v665/warrent/2005%20Rendezvous/

Warren

skiff posted 03-05-2006 12:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
Paige and I will be there. Have been to Snug Harbor before and love it; looking forward to meeting everyone. I'll get ahold of the powers that be and make reservations this week.

17 bodega posted 03-05-2006 05:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
I'll follow Tony there so we can get a whaler convoy going. I won't forget the sausage. Looking forward to seeing y'all again.

Steve

prm1177 posted 03-06-2006 02:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Thanks in advance to everyone who is planning to attend. Please send me a separate email once you have booked accomodations at Snug Harbor. I could use the following information:

Snuggle Inn #
Whaler type and name (if named)
Names of those who will be in your party
Radio handle
Estimated arrival date and time

I will assemble the list and pass it on to Chuck, who's offered to help organize the registration, and to Robert who has offered to help with the meet and greet and the Captain's Lunch.

I'm heading out of the country on the 13th for a couple of weeks, so you may not get an immediate reply if you email me during that time.

The Outboard Motor Shop has agreed to participate again this year. I'll let you all know what they might have planned when I get that information.

Cheers,

Paul

ratherwhalering posted 03-06-2006 03:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Hi folks! I'm taking a poll with regard to lunch preference. There are several options, including our favorite last year, The Point Resturaunt in Rio Vista. I have two other sugguestions, in order of my own personal preference:

1. The Point Resturaunt, Rio Vista. Great food, classy atmosphere. Located downstream from Snug Harbor, about 15 minutes. Protected docking available at Delta Marina, around the corner (?) Easy access from I-80 for guests.

2. Outrigger Marina. A classic delta joint. Outside seating, beer, burgers, live music on Saturday and Sunday. Close to Rio Vista (20 minutes downstream) and has protected guest docking. Close to Brennan Island State Park, located in the middle of a 5MPH zone.

3. Sugarbarge, Bethel Island. Downstream of Outrigger (30 minutes). Protected docking, lots of guest parking. Good food, relaxed atmosphere. Expect to see cigarettes, bikinis, and muscles. Looks out to Frank's Tract, a large body of water.

So far the plan on Saturday is to have a dockside meet-and-greet beginning at 10:00, skipper's meeting at 11:30, lunch between 12:30 and 2:00, then a nice cruise up the Sacramento to Walnut Grove, then back to Snug Harbor.

high sierra posted 03-06-2006 06:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
I was pleased with the service and atmosphere at the point resturaunt. Not knowing the others, my vote would be for the Point resturaunt but I'm open to to suggestions. high sierra
Chuck Tribolet posted 03-06-2006 06:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
1. Wouldn't registration be easier if everybody just sent
their info direct to me, and I'll keep a list and send it out
as needed?

2. Captain's meeting at 11:30 and at lunch at 12:30?? Ain't
gonna happen. Past experience says it takes an hour from
the start of the captain's meeting until we actually get
underway down the channel.

3. The Point was good, but I'm open to alternatives.


Chuck

prm1177 posted 03-07-2006 10:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Point taken. Please send you registration info directly to Chuck. Anyone have a cardboard standup of Jim Hooper we can use?
Hoop posted 03-07-2006 01:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
:-)
elaelap posted 03-07-2006 01:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
It won't be the same without hoop's organizational skills and Warren/WT's 20-yr-old scotch and Cuban cigars. Paul, my hat's off to you for your great efforts, but them's some mighty big seaboots to fill. Can I help in any way?

Tony

prm1177 posted 03-07-2006 05:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Tony,

Thanks should be extended to Chuck and Robert as well as they are pitching in to organize the roster, Captain's Meeting, the lunch and the cruise. Just show up and enjoy.

As for the Scotch, I will be in Scotland next week. Let me see what I can arrange. Something unavailable in the US, I think.

Chuck Tribolet posted 03-07-2006 11:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Paul, you are a fine commodore for this rendezvous.


Chuck

ratherwhalering posted 03-08-2006 12:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
I think we just found our coordinator and dock master for the meet-n-greet...Thanks Tony!
prm1177 posted 03-08-2006 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Commodore??? Does that mean I have to dress up like Judge Smails in Caddyshack?
17 bodega posted 03-08-2006 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
Ok... then I get to be Bill Murray with my boat looking like the garden shack. Who's gonna be Rodney Dangerfield???
UnderDog posted 03-08-2006 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for UnderDog  Send Email to UnderDog     
Hello since I have a 16SL i get no respect......

just call me Rodney

Keith
Underdog
16SL

Chuck Tribolet posted 03-11-2006 09:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Here's my finger in the air tide chart for the Ryer Island Ferry.

Chuck

Ryer Island Ferry
San Francisco, California + Corrections: High(+4:32 *0.72) Low(+5:35 *0.48)
Units are feet,

2.90 0:00 PDT 2006-05-19
2.68 0:30 PDT
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3.35 23:00 PDT
3.40 23:30 PDT

3.34 0:00 PDT 2006-05-20
3.20 0:30 PDT
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0.35 19:30 PDT
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1.46 21:00 PDT
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2.41 22:00 PDT
2.85 22:30 PDT
3.24 23:00 PDT
3.51 23:30 PDT

3.64 0:00 PDT 2006-05-21
3.62 0:30 PDT
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2.74 2:30 PDT
2.42 3:00 PDT
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1.36 5:00 PDT
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1.81 14:30 PDT
1.45 15:00 PDT
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0.81 16:00 PDT
0.55 16:30 PDT
0.35 17:00 PDT
0.20 17:30 PDT
0.11 18:00 PDT
0.06 18:30 PDT
0.08 19:00 PDT
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1.41 21:30 PDT
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2.39 22:30 PDT
2.88 23:00 PDT
3.33 23:30 PDT

Sheila posted 03-12-2006 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
I want to come up. I hope to come up. I cannot predict, at the moment, whether I'll be able to come up. I'll be watching the thread and seeing what develops.
jmarlo posted 03-16-2006 05:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
I am very seriously considering dragging up my Revenge from So Cal. I plan to bring my 6 year old son. Is this the type of event where he would be welcome? Honest answers please!! Other kids going to be there?
elaelap posted 03-16-2006 06:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
This will be my third NorCal rendezvous and yes, kids are more than welcome and all ages have attended the past two years. Almost all ages, that is. I can't talk my teenagers into coming and I can't remember seeing any at either meeting...don't know whether this is good or bad. ;-) Welcome.

Tony

jmarlo posted 03-17-2006 01:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
I'll be there. Received my confirmation from Snug this a.m. I'll be leaving Newport Beach early Friday morning, and will be bringing my 6 year old son. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Chuck Tribolet posted 03-18-2006 03:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I've put the first edition of the rendezvous roster at
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/Rendezvous2006.pdf
Right now it's only got three names (myself and the two who have e-mailed me their particulars).


Chuck

Sheila posted 03-19-2006 12:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
JMarlo, If I end up able to go, are you interested in a gas-expense sharing, 6-year-old entertaining ridealong for the trip?
skiff posted 03-21-2006 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
Viki sent me my confirmation, so I'm locked and loaded for the Waterfront Loft #17. Really looking forward to it. I notice that you can't 'get in' till 3pm, so I'll leave Los Osos to show up around that time, get a quick cruise in and then get settled for the weekend. Looking forward to meeting all of the gang.
ratherwhalering posted 03-21-2006 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
I'll be there bright eyed and Bushmills tailed at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. My buddy Brian will be there too in his Outrage-18, and Kermit is a solid maybe on his 17-Sport.

I'm leaning toward lunch at The Point again, and will firm up our reservations beginning next week.

I'm really looking forward to this event, seeing old friends and making new ones!

Sheila posted 03-21-2006 11:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Skiff, Last year, we couldn't check into our accommodations until 1500, but we launched the boat and made her fast when we arrived at about 1100. Then we goofed off until we could take possession of our cabin.
jmarlo posted 03-21-2006 12:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
Sheila-

No problem riding up/back with us. PM me to figure out details. I'm thinking of leaving 5-6am on Friday, and returning early Sunday morning.

skiff posted 03-21-2006 12:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
Sheila, good news! So you're saying there's no problem getting into the park early,launching your boat, and heading off for awhile? Vicki is OK with that..? I'd really prefer to get up there around noon and make a day of it instead of having to wait till the late afternoon.
Chuck Tribolet posted 03-21-2006 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
skiff: yes, no problem getting there early. I've turned up
around noon, splashed the boat, and hung out.

All: I've updated the roster:
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/Rendezvous2006.pdf


Chuck

skiff posted 03-21-2006 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
Chuck and Sheila, thanks for that. I've read some chit chat about bbq's, lunch, etc. and such. Is that all handled? Lunch 'out' on the Delta for Sat, then a Fri and Sat evening bbq back at Snuggie..? Is there anything I can bring to contribute to the cause, or get in touch with someone that's handling that end of things...? Obviously, I know everyone is just supplying their own incidentals, refresco's, that kind of stuff.
Sheila posted 03-21-2006 11:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Skiff, when I went last year, IIRC, we all brought our own stuff for the barbeque and side dishes to share. Then there was some discussion here of who was bringing what condiments &C so that we didn't end up with 14 bottles of ketchup.
Chuck Tribolet posted 03-22-2006 12:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
The BBQs are BYO meat/fish to grill and a side dish to share.
BYOB.

Hoop brought the charcoal, Hoop and I brought BBQ tools,
I brought plates, cups, knife/fork/spoons/napkins. I think
it was Hoop that brought the condiments. Thise were our
"side dishes".

This year I'm going to put together a simple flyer that
can be handed out to other whalers on opening day of Salmon
season. I'll do it as PDF so folks can print a few to pass
out.


Chuck

Sheila posted 03-22-2006 08:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
By the way: I am now qualified as a Vessel Examiner. If I'm able to come, I'd be happy to do a Vessel Safety Check for anybody who'd like one, as Hoop did last year.

Still having a tough time imagining this event without Hoop.....

Chuck Tribolet posted 03-22-2006 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
That's good news Shiela. I was just thinking last night that
I needed someone to do my Vessel Exam this year.


Chuck

ratherwhalering posted 03-23-2006 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Looking good for The Point Resturaunt for May 20th, between 12:30 and 1:00 for lunch. The Delta Marina, (around the corner) has a yacht club cruise that day, (same as last year) but Ben agreed to squeeze as many of us in as possible. He expects we'll have the entire levee side of the gas dock again, so brush up on those docking and manuvering skills folks. I sugguest an informal $3.00 per boat dock fee this time around, just as a tip for the deckhands at Delta Marina.

We'll have our reservations shored up by the beginning of May, so I'll need a rough head count by then. If you have not RSVP'd with Chuck, please do so.

Thanks,

--Rob--

high sierra posted 03-23-2006 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Does anyone have an extra room for Friday night at Snug Harbor with 2 bunks they are willing to sub rent out at a reasonable fee? We are non smokers, non drinkers and are dead by 10. Jim High sierra
h3oboy posted 03-24-2006 01:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for h3oboy  Send Email to h3oboy     
Would really like to attend but My baby-girl turns sweet 16 that weekend and wants a big party (luau) at home. Thanks to the organizers, maybe next year! and my 17 will be completely redone by then.
Chuck Tribolet posted 03-25-2006 11:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Does anyone have a picture that shows a bunch of whalers at
a prior rendezvous that I can use on the flyer?


Chuck

Sheila posted 03-26-2006 12:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Chuck, I think Underdog posted a bunch of them last year. You might email him.
WT posted 03-27-2006 02:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Chuck:

http://photobucket.com/albums/v665/warrent/2005%20Rendezvous/ ?action=view¤t=DSCN1424.jpg

You're in the picture.

Warren

Sheila posted 03-27-2006 10:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Hey Warren, thanks! How could I have forgotten that fine set of photos?
Chuck Tribolet posted 03-27-2006 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I put a first cut at a flyer at
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/Rendezvous2006Flyer.pdf .

Let me know what needs to be fixed.

And we need to decide who the point of contact should be.
It could be me, or Paul, or ...


Chuck

prm1177 posted 03-28-2006 03:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Well, I'm back after two weeks in Old Blighty. It was cold, wet, and I only saw 1 Whaler that was moored in the Firth of Forth, just outside Edinburgh.

My compliments to Chuck for his registration efforts. Hope he gets his gel coat repaired soon with all this wet weather we've been having.

I will be bringing the charcoal for the two barbecues as well as the necessary tool set. I'll also furnish plates, plastic utensils and cups (Costco, here I come).

I will be sailing up from San Rafael Friday morning and hope to be there by 1-2 PM. If you get there too early for cabin check in, look for my Conquest 23 (green canvas). It can serve as our early Hospitality Suite.

Sheila. Nice to hear you'll be there for this one. Hope I can pass your inspection.

If you are looking for accommodation for 2, It looks like I will have 1 or 2 more bedrooms in Snuggle #1 available. If your interested, email me.

Once we get a consensus regarding Saturday Lunch, I will contact the restaurant for the reservations.

The Outboard Motor Shop is planning on attending and I'll post more later as soon as they decide on the type of participation they will have.

Paul

Chuck Tribolet posted 03-28-2006 03:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
My boat will be back in the water this weekend, Neptune and
Breakwater parking permitting. Prepping tonight, Spectrum
tonight or tomorrow, sand the next night. This fix is really
easy.


Chuck

elaelap posted 03-28-2006 04:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Flyer looks great, Chuck. Here are some possible additions:

--Kids of all ages welcome.

--Whaler enthusiasts welcome with or without boat(s)...you'll be able to crew on one of the many boats attending.

--Saturday lunch generously contributed by the Outboard Motor Shop [Is this going to happen again this year, guys?]

Bring sunscreen!

prm1177 posted 03-28-2006 06:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Don't know if we can count on another free lunch, since I believe that was a spur of the moment thing last year. I do know that Outboard Motor Shop/Seapower will be participating in some manner. It's nice to have them around, even if it's just for for the information. As they sell Mercury, Evinrude, Honda, Johnson, and Yamaha engines, a lively repower discussion may be had.
Chuck Tribolet posted 03-30-2006 06:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I put an updated flyer up at
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/Rendezvous2006Flyer.pdf
and one with two copies on one page (less ink)
at
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/Rendezvous2006Flyer2.pdf

Please print a few and hand them out to fellow whaler salmon
fishers.


Chuck

elaelap posted 03-30-2006 08:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Good stuff, Chuck. I'm going to post several at various locations in Bodega Bay in time for the upcoming Fisherman's Festival and blessing of the fleet, Saturday & Sunday, April 8-9. Thanks, guys, for getting this thing together.

Tony

Chuck Tribolet posted 04-03-2006 02:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Well, I was completely unsuccessful at handing out flyers.
With the light turnout for opening weekend (Saturday was maybe
20% below usual at the Monterey Breakwater, Sunday almost
nonexistant), I only saw one whaler (other than mine and
Kawika's), and it was a Revenge on the trailer leaving the
Shell station in Gilroy as a I was pulling in.


Chuck

WT posted 04-03-2006 11:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Chuck:

You might want to send a stack of them to the Outboard Motor Shop if you haven't done so yet.

Warren

Sea Gullible posted 04-11-2006 02:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sea Gullible  Send Email to Sea Gullible     
Hey guys,

I am planning on coming up from SF Friday.

Is anyone else planning boating up from that direction? I would love to tag along with a more experienced sailor if willing.

I have never been up the river that far, any tips?

Not 100%, but will know in a few days.

Best,

Luke

prm1177 posted 04-11-2006 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Luke,

I've boated up from San Rafael for the past three years (two in my Outrage 17 and last year in my Conquest 23). Send me an email and we can arrange for a rendezvous point (Richmond San Rafael Bridge?) and time. I need to be at Sug Harobor early to help with the reservations and organization. I expect to be hitting the Carquinez Straits around 11AM.

The only thing to be wary about this time of year and with the rain we've had is to be conscious of snags and floating debris in the river.

Paul

Sea Gullible posted 04-11-2006 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sea Gullible  Send Email to Sea Gullible     
Im in guys since Paul has agreed to let me follow in his wake up from SF.

When you see a police boat on your tail, dont toss the beers, its just me in the Gull. ;-) Well, you can toss the beers to me I guess.

Not sure who I will bring with me so if anyone in the sf area wants to tag along, I will probably have space so just drop me a line.

Cant freakin wait!

Luke

prm1177 posted 04-12-2006 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Everyone,

If you're planning on attending, don't forget to contact Chuck Tribolet to register. That way we can have a good idea of the numbers we can expect for the dinners and the Saturday lunch.

With all the rain we've been having, I'd expect us to see the high currents in the sloughs again due to all the release water. Last year the currents were running 4-5 mph according to my paddle wheel.

Other items of note are the bridge clearances for those of you with T-tops and tall VHF whips.

Coming upstream on the Sacramento River, the only Bridge you will need to transit is the Rio Vista Bridge. Usual, high tide clearance is 18 ft. Expect lower clearances with the higher release flows.

We'll post a preliminary schedule this weekend.

Paul

hmbbuddy posted 04-17-2006 02:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for hmbbuddy  Send Email to hmbbuddy     
I have read alot of your posts here about the Rendevouz ..
looks exciting. I saw your boats, my boat is way too unclassy to be mixing with your boats. My whaler knows nothing but rough water and high seas mostly in Half Moon Bay. Bringing it there will be a shock ,,, like driving in a pond. I saw all the good times you guys had. Another lifestyle for the nice whalers. My boat loves speed and I feel funny not even taking my sea sick pill if I go there. (Joke only) I have not been to Snug Harbor ... and I don't even know boating exists in that part of your world. The only reason my whaler exists was to get food from the ocean everytime she runs. I may take a leisurely drive down and just visit you guys. I am gearing for tuna fishing this year. The rough kind of boating. Chuck your boat looks nice. The rest looks very clean too. Happy Easter to all .. before I forget. Goodnight. I'll monitor this post to see if I can make it also .. I am open to this idea until the last minute to decide.
hmbbuddy posted 04-17-2006 12:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for hmbbuddy  Send Email to hmbbuddy     
My wife works Saturdays. If things work out, I'll be there for the Saturday lunch together. I think this is a great time to meet everyone. I'll bring something to share. But will have to leave after lunch to make my other obligations. Hoping to see you all and that I'll make it that day.
Chuck Tribolet posted 04-17-2006 02:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Saturday lunch will be at a restaurant somewhere (TBD).


Chuck

prm1177 posted 04-21-2006 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
The NorCal Rendezvous is only a month away. If you're planning on attending, please get your registration info to Chuck Tribolet as soon as possible. We're about to make our restaurant decision and reservation for the Saturday lunch.

Final call for restaurant suggestions.

Paul

jmarlo posted 04-24-2006 08:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
Is there a restaurant called "Giustis" or similar? Maybe in or near a town that used to be a Chinese encampment?? (Locke?) I remember going there with my dad at least 20 years ago.

Just a thought...

ratherwhalering posted 04-24-2006 10:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
GIUSTI'S is located on Thornton-Walnut Grove Road, Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916-776-1808. Farmers and boaters gather here to swap tales. A collection of 1,500 hats adorns the ceiling. Located near Walnut Grove on Snodgrass Slough at the Mokelumne's North Fork. It features great food at modest prices in a comfortable atmosphere, lunch and dinner daily, closed Mondays. Guest docking. Cocktails, but the problem is No Credit Cards. In addition, the locks will most likely be closed, and thus Giusti's (and Wimpy's) may be inaccessible.

Now, AL-THE-WOP'S is accessible, and located in the Chinese town of Locke. Casual atmosphere, good food, the steak sandwiches are legendary, as is the fried French bread. Guest docking available at the Walnut Grove guest dock (free), by arrangement at Boathouse Marina in Locke (fee), or at Boondocks (fee) in Walnut Grove for a walk of one mile.

I think, however, that we had such a good time with the folks at The Point last year, and its close proximity to Snug harbor, makes it the ideal choice for a return trip. I have only to finalize our reservations. I do think that we should consider visiting both Walnut Grove and AL-THE-WOP'S on our cruise, though.

Chuck Tribolet posted 04-25-2006 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
We went to Al-the-Wops two years ago. No problem with the
restaurant, but the go-fast poker run was that weekend, and
dock space was a problem. And the poker run is the same
weekend again this year.

We went to Giustis for Sunday breakfast/brunch the first year.
It would be a VERY long run from Snug Harbor if the Delta
Cross Channell is closed (which it usually is that time of
year).

I vote for The Point.


Chuck

ratherwhalering posted 04-25-2006 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
The Point Waterfront Restaurant
120 Marina Drive, Rio Vista, CA 94571
(707) 374-5400 · Fax (707) 374-2542
www.pointrestaurant.com

Advanced Arrangement Sheet

Date: Sat., May 20, 2006
Time:12:00
Nature of Function: Annual Reunion
Room:Garden Room
Date Booked:3/20/06
Name of Organization: Boston Whaler Club
Name of Representative: Robert Schmidt
No. Expected: 20-30

Guests will order from Mini Lunch Menu:

Fish & Chips: $11.25
Chicken Caesar Salad: $9.95
Point Burger: $7.95
Half Turkey San and Chowder: $7.75
Fettuccini Victoria: $9.95

Non-alcoholic beverages will be offered
One check per table, add 15% gratuity
Guests will pay for their alcoholic beverages
Setup:Individual tables in the garden room
Mini menus on the tables

prm1177 posted 04-25-2006 07:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Thanks, Robert. I'll be sending a practice agenda to you and Chuck to look over. Then we can post it along with the attendance lists.

Paul

Chuck Tribolet posted 04-25-2006 08:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Paul: a while back you asked if I'd organize the Captain's
meeting and tour, so:

This bunch can be like trying to herd housecats.


Working backwards:

Lunch 12:00

15 minutes to get everybody tied up.

Arrive the Point 11:45

Snug Harbor to The Point, 5.4 nm @ 20 knots would be 13.5 minutes, but factor in no-wake zones and general confusion,
figure 30 minutes.

Everybody actually underway from Snug Harbor: 11:15.

Getting everybody loaded and untied: 15 minutes.

"Departure time" from Snug Harbor 11:00

Getting everybody down to the boats: 15 minutes (I'm not 100%
comfortable with this)

Captain's meeting 15 minutes.

Captain's meeting start 10:30 SHARP.

Now that I know where we're starting from, I'll work out
the details of the tour.


Chuck

ratherwhalering posted 04-25-2006 11:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Chuck, should I make the reservations for 12:30-1:00? That would give us some BS time.
Sheila posted 04-27-2006 11:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
I am truly disappointed to report that I will not be making the trek north this year. I'm going to expect a full report from you guys!

I had expected to be able to offer Vessel Safety Checks for you while I was up. If you like, I can locate a local who could come down to Snug Harbor to do your inspections. Let me know if you'd like me to do so, and at what time such a person should report.

elaelap posted 04-27-2006 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Sheeee-laaaa! Sheeee-laaaa!

Well, there goes this year's rendezvous. Sorry you can't make it, Sheila...maybe next year. Best regards,

Tony

Sheila posted 04-27-2006 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Gee, thanks, Tony---but I would submit that it's Hoop's absence that you'll really feel. Though it certainly looks like Paul, Chuck and Rob have stepped in to plan a fine weekend for everyone.

I would LOVE to be there---I could use it. But I'm unemployed, and looking, and if I begin work before then, asking for a Friday off when I'm brand new might not be terrific. And if I'm not employed by then, funding the trip would be irresponsible....

prm1177 posted 04-27-2006 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
OK. This means we'll have to have two cardboard cutouts at the barbecues; one of Sheila and one of Jim.
prm1177 posted 04-27-2006 08:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Sheila,

If you can find someone who'd be willing to conduct inspections, that would be great, but don't kill yourself trying to find someone.

Paul

Chuck Tribolet posted 04-27-2006 11:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Rob, let's leave the time where it is.
Chuck Tribolet posted 04-27-2006 11:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Meaning tell the restaurant noon.


Chuck

Sheila posted 04-28-2006 01:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Paul, it should be no problem. I'd like to know what time you all want the examiner there, and how many boats want inspections? (or an estimate of the number of boats).

A cardboard cutout, hmm? :)

Sheila posted 04-28-2006 01:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
And if y'all are going to have cardboard cutouts of absent parties, you need one of Warren: with the 18 year old Glenlivet in one hand and a cigar in the other.
prm1177 posted 04-28-2006 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Sheila,

Looks to be between 10 and 11 boats as of now. 9AM on Saturday would be a good time. That gives us 1 1/2 hours to complete the inspections. Should be enough time since not everyone requests an inspection.

WT posted 04-28-2006 04:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
I wish I could be there this year. Last year's rendevous was fun.

I'll be thinking of y'all while I'm fishing in Costa Rica. :-)

Sheila, best of luck finding a great empolyer.

Warren

Sheila posted 04-29-2006 12:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Thanks, Warren.

I just submitted the request for a VE to contact me. Paul, when I have one lined up, should I refer to you as the on-site contact?

prm1177 posted 04-29-2006 11:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Sure. You can pt me down as the contact.

Paul

prm1177 posted 05-01-2006 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
We are working to get a VE to visit Snug Harbor on Saturday during the Rendezvous. It would be helpful to find out how many of you are interested in an inspection. Email me and I will keep a total off-line.

Paul

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-03-2006 11:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Paul asked me to post his schedule for the weekend at
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/Rendezvous2006Schedule.pdf


Chuck

prm1177 posted 05-06-2006 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
OK Everyone. Last call for those attending who would be interested in complimentary Coast Guard Auxiliary and Power Squadron Boat Inspections when at Snug Harbor. We're trying to get someone from the Rio Vista area to swing by on Sunday morning for these. I haven't gotten any confirmation from anyone else interested, and I'd hate to have someone make the effort to come by only to inspect my boat. So if I don't hear by email from any other interested parties by Wednesday, I will cancel this portion of the weekend.

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-06-2006 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Paul: I e-mailed you 5/1 at 8:03 p.m. to say I wanted the
exam. It went to your PacBell address, which is what
Continuous Wave has.


Chuck

prm1177 posted 05-07-2006 04:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Chuck,

I got your message. It ended up in a POP mailbox on a different OS.

Paul

ratherwhalering posted 05-12-2006 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Everyone getting ready? Peacock is getting all dressed up for this gig! Anyway, I'm getting fired up too. How about an head count for lunch, I need to get a semi-solid number for The Point. I also talked with Ben at Delta Marina, we'll have spaces available, and he'll be there Saturday to help with docking.

BTW: Chuck, my buddy Kermit and his girlfriend will be attending lunch again this year if he doesn't get lost!

ratherwhalering posted 05-12-2006 09:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
He has a 17- Super Sport
prm1177 posted 05-12-2006 10:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Thanks for organizing the lunch effort, Robert. I'm finishing up my maintenance on the Conquest tomorrow, and we'll launch her on Sunday or Monday.

A couple of changes in the schedule due to prior commitments on some folks part.

Wessel Inspections - (as in Ensign Chekov saying, "Keptin. A wessel is approaching". Scheduling is very tight for the available VE (only 1 hour right after our Saturday cruise). Since there hasn't been much of a response, I think it best to cancel this part to avoid timing hassles. (Chuck, email me for an alternative for your boat.)

Outboard Motor Shop participation - Craig has just emailed me that there is a conflict with a scheduled OMS event and he won't be able to be there. However, they will be contributing funds towards our Saturday lunch at the Point. Many thanks to Craig for that offer.

Any last minute questions or suggestions, go ahead an email me and don't forget to check in with Chuck and I at Snuggle 1 (that sounds odd, doesn't it?) when you arrive next weekend.

Paul

jmarlo posted 05-12-2006 07:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
Anyone bringing children? I am bringing my first mate, my 6 year old son, and when he is not swabbing the decks, polishing the brightwork, or coiling lines, he just might have some time to play with other kids.
prm1177 posted 05-13-2006 03:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Jock,

Not sure about the others, but my 5 year old godson, Josef, will be there Saturday afternoon and evening. My goddaughter Sofie (2) will be there as well to terrorize any little boys in the area.

Snug Harbor Reminder:

Make sure you've confirmed your reservations with Snug Harbor and remember to bring the following:

-Linens for your bed.
-Pots & pans (if you will be cooking in your cabin)
-Friday & Saturday night barbecues at Snuggle Inn #1 - Bring your own meat or other item to grill and a dish to share. Chuck & I will provide the charcoal, plates, cups, and plastic forks & knives.

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-15-2006 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Weather Forecast, from http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/index.php?wfo=sto&zone=caz018& fire=caz218&county=cac077

Thursday night through Sunday: Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 59. Highs 77 to 89.

Chuck

high sierra posted 05-15-2006 11:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
How's the water level this year? Last year there was a lot of debris in the water. high sierra
jmarlo posted 05-15-2006 08:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
Do we need a separate reservation for dock space? I've emailed the resort and have not heard back yet.
Marc posted 05-15-2006 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marc  Send Email to Marc     
High Sierra:

I was down there last Friday and the water level was relatively high but fine for boating and fishing. There was some debris but not anymore than at least I'm used to seeing.

We were in Cache Slough, Minor Slough, Steamboat, the lower end of the Deep Water Channel and the Sacramento River. All were fine. But like always, use caution and look for debris in the river. Should be a good rendezvous.

For those of you thinking about trying your luck for some Striper, the lower end of the Deep Water Channel produced some nice 9-10 lb Stripers on a shallow water troll.

Marc...

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-15-2006 11:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Yes, you need to let them know what you are bringing. The
easy way to do that is on the "special requests" page when
you make your reservation.


Chuck

prm1177 posted 05-16-2006 10:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
If you have reserved a Snuggle Inn, it come automatically with 20 ft of dock space.
jmarlo posted 05-16-2006 03:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
Ok, I just heard back from the resort. I had to reserve 30' of dock space, so we are all set. Looking forward to meeting everyone...
prm1177 posted 05-16-2006 04:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Some Snug Harbor reminders:

Check-in Time: 3:00 PM or After. Early check-in, 1/2 day fee will apply. Check-in before noon full day fee will apply.

Check-out Time: 12:00 Noon. Late check-out, 1/2 day fee will apply.

SNUGGLE INN'S for 2006 will no longer furnish pots and pans. You must bring these items with you.

Remember we will be monitoring VHF 16 & 69 for arrivals.

Also, The Outboard Motor Shop will be sponsoring lunch. To keep this reasonable, we will be putting all of the lunches on one tab, but we'll ask you all to pay for any alcoholic beverages in cash.

Fishcop posted 05-17-2006 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Fishcop  Send Email to Fishcop     
Greetings,

I have been out on the water in the Sacramento area and West Delta this past week. Very high water and strong currents. Very cold too!

Only caution is the wind on the larger bodies of water and for those leaving the Bay, Carquinez Straits are very nasty if the fog starts burning off in the AM.

If you want some tasty fish for a BBQ, try trolling a broken back or rattle-trap at any of the sloughs that have clear(green)water. There has been a lot of Striped Bass being taken this week. Anchored with cut bait also works.

Fishing License and Bay-Delta stamp required for 16yrs and older. One rod per licensed angler. Striped Bass limit is 2 (Two) and minimum size in 18" total length.

I will be around this weekend if rides or other stuff is needed. I live about 15-20 min away. Call if I can assist in any way.

Take Care

Andy
209-564-0231

ratherwhalering posted 05-17-2006 12:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Andy, tell me about it! Matty and I got PUNISHED a few years back trying to make it home across San Pablo at 5:30 p.m.. I swore I'd never try it again, but due to a trailer hub failure on Brian's OR-18, He and I (Montauk-17) and perhaps Matt (OR-18) are leaving Loch Lomond (San Rafael) on Saturday morning at 6:30 to catch the last of the flood. We had planned to trailer the boats to Rio Vista, but that's out the window. We expect to fuel up in Rio Vista around 8:30 a.m., and then meet you folks shortly thereafter at Snug Harbor. Someone pleeeease have some hot coffee! We'll be hanging out after the cruise, then see how we feel about taking the Montauk back to the Bay area before dusk. If it's nasty in the open bays, we'll stash the Montauk in Rio Vista (Delta Marina), and take Brian's OR-18 back home! I'll have to come get her Sunday morning.
prm1177 posted 05-17-2006 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
A lot depends on the winds. I've motored my boat from San Rafael to the Rendezvous for the last 3 years. The first year we had 4 mph winds from the North on Sunday, and though my Outrage II 17 took it fine, it was a wet ride when the wind was on my stern quarter. Prevailing winds in Suisun Bay in the afternoon are from the west and usually throw up a 2-4 foot chop. The mouth of the Sacramento River usually will have tidal rollers (with kit surfers thrown in)of a couple of feet at any time but slack tide.

That's why I have a Conquest now.

jmarlo posted 05-17-2006 05:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
Stop complaining! At least you guys get to boat to the Rendezvous. That beats a 7-8 hour trailer drive any day.
Fishcop posted 05-18-2006 12:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Fishcop  Send Email to Fishcop     
OK. If you crazy SOB's want to go to Rio and back in the same day, check the tides and wind. If you get stuck, call me and I can take you back to Marin and you can get your trailers. If you call too late, spend the night and I can get you in the AM. (It may cost you a cup of coffee and doughnut!)

Let me know.

Andy

209-564-0231

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-18-2006 01:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I've put an updated roster at
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/Rendezvous2006.pdf .
If you are coming, please check that I have everything right.
If there's a problem with it, please drop me an e-mail
at mailto:triblet@garlic.com


Chuck

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-18-2006 01:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
That mailto URL doesn't work -- looks like only http:
URLs are supported. Anyway, my e-mail address is
triblet@garlic.com.


Chuck

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-18-2006 02:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Here's the Rio Vista forecast

Friday: Partly cloudy. Thunderstorms. West wind 13 mph.
High 75.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms
then slight chance of rain showers. Probability of
measurable precipitation 20 percent. West wind 15 mph. Low
52.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms.
High 73.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms. Low
53.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms. High 72.


Chuck

prm1177 posted 05-18-2006 11:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Thunderstorms? It's almost like I'm back in Florida. Well, a chance to work the wipers then. Gonna make the Friday barbecue interesting, but Snuggle 1 has a lot of interior space, so we should be fine.

At least with Port Chicago closed, I won't have the Coast Guard and the Navy trailing me with M-16s for a mile this time.

17 bodega posted 05-18-2006 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
Time to install the canvas and bring the foulies. EZ tarps could provide some relief for the BBQ festivities.

Up here in Sonoma County the rain forecast is "likely rain"

I have some work to do to cover items in my backyard.

prm1177 posted 05-18-2006 08:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Forecast for the Bay is less appealing. I'll be seeing rough water on the way back to San Rafael in the morning if we get 20 knot winds.

FRI...W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

SAT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

skiff posted 05-18-2006 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
All packed and ready to blast off early tomorrow morning. The weather report sounds a little iffy but as my mother used to say, '...you aren't sugar, you won't melt...'. Hopefully it'll just be a pssing thing, more interesting than day-ending. Confirmed with Vickie today, she reports things really picking up in the area and they're fully into 'the season'. See everybody at the bbq Friday night.
Chuck Tribolet posted 05-18-2006 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I've posted the current schedule at
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/Rendezvous2006Schedule.pdf


Chuck

prm1177 posted 05-19-2006 12:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Let the invasion of Snug Harbor begin. Picking up the banner from Outboard motor shop now, and should be on the water come noon.

Cheers, and see you all there. Paul

ratherwhalering posted 05-19-2006 02:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Yeeeee Haw! I'm oficially on vacation. Brian and I are dropping the boats in this afternoon, and we'll se you gals and guys Saturday morning, around 9:00 a.m. This outta be interesting with the weather, but we'll manage to have a good time.

Looking forward to the Sanguria bnack at the Island!

--Rob--

Did I mention... YEEEE HAWWWW!

17 bodega posted 05-19-2006 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
Rain has already arrived in the North Bay by about 9:00 AM.

Bring the rain gear.

elaelap posted 05-19-2006 05:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Placerville Matt and I each picked up a couple of decent salmon this morning out of Bodega Bay, and Matt twisted my arm hard enough, so we're each bringing one along to throw on the barbeque tomorrow night. I'll arrive around eight or eight-thirty in the morning and can only stay for the day...I'm either deckhanding or helping my daughter build a darkroom Sunday (quess which I'd rather do). See you all tomorrow...we won't melt if it rains; we're Whalers.

Tony

ratherwhalering posted 05-21-2006 12:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Next time I decide to whaler back to San Francisco, some one please shoot me.

Hey, that was a great time folks! The weather was awesome...just goes to show that the weatherman isn't always right :-) Great lunch, and the cruise was just lovely. Look for a write-up in Yachting magazine. We had a reporter there taking interviews. You couldn't elbow Tony out of the way for all the Marinuim nav lights in Joe's barn...believe me, I tried!

I'm off to bed, my back is aching from the hate mission back to Tiburon...Nice seeing y'll again.

Sheila posted 05-21-2006 12:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Glad to hear you guys are having good weather.

I'm with y'all in spirit...hope you're having a blast!

elaelap posted 05-21-2006 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Man oh man what a liar, Rob...no offense. YACHTING magazine at a Boston Whaler function! What's next, Miss Manners covering a female mud wrestling match?

Now some of us keep our classic Whalers in showroom condition and hang yacht club burgees off their sterns (see photos below); others use their boats as they should be used--fish 'em, work 'em, skuff 'em up a little, get some blood ground into that non-skid--and never let 'em near a (Gawd!) yacht club, let alone spend time chatting with a yachting magazine cub reporter.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b309/elaelap/2006Rendezvous033.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b309/elaelap/2006Rendezvous008.jpg

Tuco

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-21-2006 04:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Bay & Delta Yachtsman, not YACHTING.

A big THANK YOU to Paul for organizing, and to Tony and Matt
for the Salmon.

And to everybody for all the great boats.

And to the Snug Harbor handyman for fixing the broken bunk
bracket on my trailer.


Chuck

elaelap posted 05-21-2006 07:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Don't leave yourself and Linda out, Chuck. Seemed to me that you were doing a lot of the heavy lifting. Thanks to all...another great rendezvous.

Speaking of Chuck and Linda, here's a photo of their sweet Montauk:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b309/elaelap/2006Rendezvous001.jpg

Whoops, that's not it, I don't think ;-)

Let's try this one:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b309/elaelap/2006Rendezvous021.jpg

That's more like it.

Tony

jmarlo posted 05-21-2006 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
What a great weekend! Thanks to Paul and Chuck for organizing and running a great event, and to Tony and Matt for wonderful salmon. Yumm.

It was great meeting folks in person and chatting it up. My dad's friend's wife is going to let me know when her article will appear in Bay and Delta Yachtsman. I'll forward a copy to Chuck and hopefully he can post it.

Take care.

elaelap posted 05-21-2006 11:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Here's a photo of Jock/jmarlo's beautiful, almost-mint 1982 Revenge 22. That's Jock's dad and son on board with him. Jock towed his boat up from Newport Beach, and consensus has it that she tied with Rob's Montauk for first place in the Whaler beauty contest (we'll wait and see what the yachting magazine reporter has to say, however; she seemed much more taken with the post-classic BWs than with the real things ;-) )

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b309/elaelap/2006Rendezvous006.jpg

Tuco

By the way, Jock's father is a judge, so Rob and I pretty much kept low profiles and behaved ourselves. We're much too used to hearing one of those venerable and Honorable fellows or gals growling "Denied!", "Overruled!", and in my case anyway, "Who do you think you're trying to kid, counsel?!", to mess around on a judge's vacation time.

Hoop posted 05-22-2006 12:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
Sounds like it was a great outing. Sorry I missed it!

See you next year though!

Jim

Sheila posted 05-22-2006 01:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
What Hoop said...

word for word.

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-22-2006 01:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
And Rob (ratherwhalering) gets a thank you for arranging
the restaurant and for diagnosing curing a couple of ailing
boats (fouled plugs and fouled fuel filter, IIRC).


Chuck

skiff posted 05-22-2006 07:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
It was a fantastic time and it was great to put a face to many of you. The weather worked out for the best in the end, and it was darn near perfect boating conditions on Saturday.The bbq's were great, the facility at Snuggie was top notch, and it was nice to be able to check out so many different Whaler models. Everybody uses theirs for slighly different purposes and it was fun to hear the different stories and adventures. Tony and Matt, thanks for the fresh salmon, and I'll look forward to next year.
placerville posted 05-22-2006 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for placerville  Send Email to placerville     
Thanks Chuck,Linda,Paul and Rob for the time you put into organizing this great event. It was my first and I enjoyed meeting putting names to screen names to boats.
It was really interesting seeing what everyone has done to make their boat work for them. As the sweep boat at the
end of the procession, I commented to Tony that you guys sure do have some fast boats.
Thanks everyone,
Matt
prm1177 posted 05-22-2006 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Whew. Made it. It was a smooth ride all the way down the river and through Suisun Bay on Sunday. Calm water and I was able to maintain a 32 mph cruise on the Conquest. San Pablo Bay was another story with 4-6 foot wind-blown slop.

Well, Hoop. It just took 4 of us to do your job this year! Fortunately the weather cooperated on Saturday.

Jock. Josef and Sofie really enjoyed playing with Jake and Josef wanted to know if he;ll be there next year. I think they'll be staying overnight next time.

I'm willing to host a central photo album on Yahoo, if everyone wants to fire me some pictures.

Oh, and Vicki says we're the best group she has staying there every year.

jmarlo posted 05-22-2006 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
Tuco-Thanks for the kind words. It was well worth the long haul up from the southland to meet everyone. As my dad says, its a great group of folks.

Rob-Thank you for fixing my trim sender. I had no idea you were an attorney when you can make instant repairs like that. Your Montauk is a beaut, and really flys with that Etec.

Matt-I liked looking over your 21 Revenge. Its in great shape. I have a set of original manuals, pricing book, brochure, and accessory list from 1975. You are free to take a look at them, copy them if you want, and then return them. Let me know and I will send to you.

Paul-Jake had a great time playing cars and getting into trouble with Joseph and his sister. He hopes to be back next year!

ratherwhalering posted 05-22-2006 08:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Jock, you're welcome. I've been told that I look more like a defendant than an attorney, so don't worry about it!

I had a great time, and thanks to Paul and Chuck for pulling it off. Also let's not forget a big thanks to Outboard Motor Shop, who once again paid for that wonderful lunch. That was quite nice of them, and it was enjoyed and appreciated by all attendees.

What a great group of people. I'm looking forward to next year, except this time I'm getting a cabin and staying the whole weekend!

JZAB posted 05-22-2006 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for JZAB  Send Email to JZAB     
Sounds like every one had a great time sorry I couldn’t make this year, but I’m already booking next year. Where’s the pictures……….
littleblue posted 05-23-2006 01:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for littleblue  Send Email to littleblue     
Yeah, where the heck are all the pics?
Chuck Tribolet posted 05-23-2006 08:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I sent my pix off to Paul last night.


Chuck

prm1177 posted 05-23-2006 10:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Hold on thar, Babba Looey. Here's the site for the pix I have to date.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/pmatwiy/album?.dir=/c9c7scd&.src=ph&. tok=phFYc6EBDKD9m9lr

Anyone have more, send them my way. If anyone wants a higher res version for themselves, let me know.

Paul

jmarlo posted 05-23-2006 12:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmarlo  Send Email to jmarlo     
For me, one of the best aspects of this trip was the "tour" around Ryer Island. I expected this to be a leisurely cruise at 15 to 20 mph, in channels only about 25-30 yards wide, on water like glass. Instead, there were, 6 or 8 whalers screaming along, throwing wakes back and forth, creating whitewater out of placid.

It was quite a site looking astern to see six whalers of all sizes charging up the channel. It reminded me of the chase seen from the early James Bond film in Florida with the old Glastrons (or similar).

Back in the bigger channels, my son appreciated going "fast" and "racing" the other whalers. It IS nice to be able to open her up and hit speeds above 40mph. We are so used to either putzing around in a harbor or pounding in the ocean. You fresh water guys have it made!

andygere posted 05-23-2006 12:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I'm sorry I wasn't able to make the rendezvous this year, it looks like everyone had a great time as usual. I was thinking about you guys as I struggled and cursed while pulling the new wiring harnesses on my Outrage. Next year I'll be back!
elaelap posted 05-23-2006 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
C'mon, Andy...sure we had a great time, and sure you missed being there, but given the choice of rigging a brand new 200 hp E-TEC on your fine OR 22 cuddy or spending some quality time with your pals in the Sacramento Delta--hmmmm, seems to me that would be a no-brainer. Congratulations and good luck, by the way...it finally arrived.

Tuco

hmbbuddy posted 05-24-2006 12:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for hmbbuddy  Send Email to hmbbuddy     
I hope I'll see you guys on the next tuna runs probably launch off SF in August. And some I'll see on the salmon trips this June. Rockcod and lings in July.

May 19 I have to attend a seminar schedule (work related) and Saturday I went to see a family friend who is running for State Assembly .... Janet Reilly.

I am not into politics .. what I know is .. it is pretty much concentrated on the district level within the SF bay Area. But I will help them out as a loyal friend.

Anyway .. I see you guys enjoyed the rendevouz. You guys are lucky. After June 6th, I'll be on the water every weekend except during swim meets.

skiff posted 05-24-2006 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
I put together a kind of peresonalized log of the 'Rendezvous' into a four part, photo-intensive email type of deal. If doesn't show everyone's boat, but it shows a lot and you can get an idea of the festivities and the ambiance from the layout.

If anyone wants the 4 parts, email me at jeffch@charter.net and I'd be glad to forward it on for your amusement.

Jeff

skiff posted 05-24-2006 08:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for skiff  Send Email to skiff     
I wouldn't really consider it if you have 'dialup'..... the photo files would probably take too long to load.
Jeff
prm1177 posted 05-27-2006 11:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
I've added some of Jeff's photos to the album page I've posted on Yahoo. Here's the new URL:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/pmatwiy/album?.dir=/c9c7scd&.src=ph&. tok=phu1x7EBmho_m9lr

jimh posted 05-28-2006 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Here is a nice group shot:

PHOTO: Northern California Boston Whaler Rendezvous 2006

I would like to have the high-resolution version of this image. Also, can someone identify all the participants?

I'd be glad to host this picture and caption so people could more easily see it.

It looks like everyone had a good time. Boy, whenever I see a nice classic MONTAUK 17 I really get the itch to have one. What a great small boat they are.

high sierra posted 05-28-2006 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
I would like to thank Paul for his great organizing
effort and accomodations, Chuck and the charming Linda for their considerable participation, the Point restaurant and the Boat Shop in the Bay area for the memorable meal, and all the other people who made it such a great event. Just when you wonder about people, you find some truly nice inhabitants on this planet. It draws you out of your shell. I had a outstanding time! High Sierra (Jim)
prm1177 posted 05-29-2006 12:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Jim,

That shot was taken by Chuck Tribolet. He's probably out diving today, but I suspect he will shoot you a higher rez version when he next visits the site. I will attempt to supply some names to the group for you (but cross check these with Chuck as I am notoriously bad at remembering names).

There are classic Whalers galore at these events. You're welcome to attend next years as I'm sure weeeee could find a place for you among all the boats (we had 15 this year, I believe).

Paul

Chuck Tribolet posted 05-30-2006 12:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
The "hi-res" version is Nikon raw format which you probably
can't handle. Let me know what dimensions you want and I'll
convert it.

And I was down with a slight cold, not diving. ;-( Oh well,
I got the Vinca planted.


Chuck

prm1177 posted 06-01-2006 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Hey all you NorCal attendees. Please send an email to JimH identifying yourselves and any friends you know in the Rendezvous picture posted. We had a few folks show up at the last minute, so our roster doesn't cover everyone in the picture.

Thanks,

Paul

ratherwhalering posted 06-01-2006 07:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Front row, center, with drink in hand. Ben Kilgore. Non-whaler owner, came with Kermit Schenkle.

Second row, first from left. Kermit Schenkle, 17-Supersport. Blue shirt, to his right, Bradford, Dauntless-16.

Scruffy guy, Leaning against pier (to our right) the Guy from 'The good, the bad, and the ugly,' underpowered Outrage-18.

Big guy, dead center, with white shirt. Brian Ard, Outrage-18. Guy to left, white visor...me, Montauk-17.

Everyone else should be accounted for?

prm1177 posted 06-03-2006 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Jim,

Additional names for the picture:

Left of the piling, Jim Tuohy (High Sierra)
To the right of the piling Tony Wilde (elaelap)
In the yellow cap Chuck Tribolet
In the white Visor Rob Schmidt (ratherwhalering)
Floral Shirt, Doug Workman with his wife Gail in the blue blouse in front of him
In front of Gail is Adm Linda Reisinger
Young Whaler is Jake Marlo
Doofus with the camera bag is myself
Last two gents on the right are Jake Marlo (white T) and his dad John Marlo.

Those who haven't been identified, my appologies. Please step forward and announce yourselves.

Paul

prm1177 posted 06-03-2006 03:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Sorry, Jim. That should be Jock Marlo second from the right.
prm1177 posted 06-06-2006 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Sorry, Jim. One more correction. That is Dave Workman; not Doug in the floral shirt, and his wife Gail Workman.
prm1177 posted 06-07-2006 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Jim Tuohy (High Sierra) has sent some of his photos to be added to the album. You can view them at:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/pmatwiy/detail?.dir=/c9c7scd&.dnm=cf8ascd. jpg&.src=ph&.tok=phLGZ_EBkCLgyUIE

placerville posted 06-09-2006 02:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for placerville  Send Email to placerville     
Front row center in green long sleeve with hands on railing: Matt(Placerville)

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