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Royboy posted 06-23-2006 08:32 AM ET (US)   Profile for Royboy   Send Email to Royboy  
Mark you calenders for August 4 - 6, 2006 for the 2nd annual Whaler Owners even in Charlevoix, Michigan! Registration is requested prior to July 15th, 2006. Here is the verbage from the cover of the event package:

"Boston Whaler is pleased to present an official Boston Whaler Owners Event, August 4-5, 2006, in Charlevoix, Michigan. Boston Whaler owners, their families and guests are invited to attend a weekend of fun, boating and camaraderie. Bring your boat! The event will include free giveaways, entertainment, food, drinks and your choice of participating in an on-water Poker Run, just hanging out and relaxing, or exploring Lake Charlevoix and Lake
Michigan on your own.

The event will be held at Irish Boat Shop in Charlevoix, a premier location on Lake Charlevoix with direct access to Lake Michigan. It is a fully equipped marine dealership, including a ship's store, docks and parking for trailers. The public launch ramp is located adjacent to the marina facilities.

Any size Boston Whaler boat is welcome. Awards will be presented to the Poker Run winners and a variety of Whaler specific awards for the oldest Whaler, furthest traveled and more.

Transient dockage is available at a special rate of over 40% off. Normally it is $1.75 per foot per night, but can be reserved at the rate of $1.00 per foot per night. On land storage of boat and trailer is free to participants and the adjacent municipal launch ramp will be free
as well.

Each person is responsible for his or her hotel accommodations. There are a limited number
of rooms and a list is available at the back of this packet.

There will be hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks Friday night. Coffee and donuts will be provided Saturday and Sunday mornings and a full dinner Saturday night. Soft drinks and water will be provided throughout the event, and each participant can BYOB for anything else they would like to drink.

You must register by July 15th to ensure we have enough food, giveaways and prizes for everyone! Registration for all or part of the event is $25 per person. Your registration includes a free tee shirt per person, reception Friday night, cookout Saturday night and
continental brunch on Sunday. Plus, you'll get free giveaways and have a chance to win valuable prizes!

If you plan on trying your hand at fishing during the weekend, you must be appropriately licensed and adhere to fishing laws for the state of Michigan."

Here's the link to the registration form:

home Aside posted 06-23-2006 03:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
It is now posted on the Whaler Website. Click on "Events" below the photo on the main page instead of the "Events" on the task bar above you can bring it up. Let the games begin. If it's as much fun as last year it'll be great


Royboy posted 06-23-2006 05:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
It was a fun event last year, and well attended by CW members. Hopefully, I'll be able to pass the "Smallest Whaler" award on to someone else!


djahncke posted 06-23-2006 08:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for djahncke  Send Email to djahncke     

I've got a family wedding to attend that weekend.

David Pendleton posted 06-24-2006 12:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
Thanks for the link. This looks like fun.

I hope my boat is out of the shop by then...

kingfish posted 06-25-2006 08:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Looks like Katie and I will miss this one too, regretfully. We'll be up in the North Channel.


home Aside posted 06-25-2006 09:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Sorry you won't make it, though I don't think I would regret being up in God's country where you're going to be......hope to see you sometime soon....


Teak Oil posted 06-26-2006 10:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Teak Oil  Send Email to Teak Oil     
My wife and I had a good time last year, even though the hotel sucked. I will check my schedule tomorrow to see if I have that weekend off. I am working most Saturdays right now unfortunately
David Pendleton posted 06-26-2006 10:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
I plan on sleeping aboard.

Can I assume this marina has showers available?

jechura posted 06-26-2006 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for jechura  Send Email to jechura     
Yes, David, the Marina's Restrooms are better than average.


David Pendleton posted 06-26-2006 09:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
Thanks, Jerry.

You going to make it?

Buckda posted 06-26-2006 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
It's a very nice facility. Good docks, good restrooms, clean showers.

Looking forward to this trip.


David Pendleton posted 06-26-2006 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
Hello, Dave.

You going to make it also? You never seem to get/answer my emails...

It'd be nice to see the twins...


jimh posted 06-27-2006 08:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I am glad to hear of this event. The timing is not great for us. We have a wedding to attend that weekend. We'll have to work on fine-tuning our plans.
home Aside posted 06-27-2006 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     

Whalering.....Wedding.......unless it's your immediate family mail the card early so they heve the money for the honeymoon......

easy for me to say eh?


ConB posted 06-27-2006 05:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for ConB  Send Email to ConB     

If you are going to be giving demo rides on the Outrage 18 with twin E-Tecs, I would like to take a number at this time.


Royboy posted 06-27-2006 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Hey, no cuts!!!
Backlash posted 06-27-2006 06:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
I see that Irish now has wireless internet access at their docks.
Buckda posted 06-27-2006 06:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Perhaps I'll park next to the other demo boats and see who has more interest...

Just kidding. Of course, the boat will be available for some demo rides. Bring your goggles, and your toothbrush to scrub out the bugs from betwixt your teeth.

Of course, if LHG brings his 18, we'll be able to collect enough bugs in our teeth for everyone. :)

David Pendleton posted 06-28-2006 10:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
If anyone from the MN/WI/IA fleet is interested in making the crossing from somewhere in Door County, please let me know.

I was looking forward to the drive through the UP, as I have not done that before, but the only thing I like more than travelling in the truck is travelling big water.

Eagleman, where are you?

Buckda posted 06-28-2006 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Dave -

I think that's a good idea. It's about 90 miles total in the crossing.

If you don't manage a crossing, Highway 2 in the UP is absolutely spectacular about 30 miles out from St. Ignace...runs right along the lake like the PCH in Santa Monica California (minus the high hills).

Ben posted 06-30-2006 11:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ben  Send Email to Ben     
I just called to register and was told the event was cancelled - not sure the details. I will still be up at torch lake that weekend with my 77 outrage and 17 Montauk if anyone wants to get together still.
David Pendleton posted 06-30-2006 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
I just called also, and the event has indeed been cancelled.

I was told when I asked why that registrations were low, and they were a little behind on planning considering the apparent lack of interest.

I was also told that we could call the event planner directly and ask him to reconsider.

So, if you haven't registered already, and you really want this event to happen call Jack Hodge at Irish Boat Shop Charlevoix (231) 547-9967.

It's up to us now.

Buckda posted 06-30-2006 11:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Wow. from announcement to cancellation in 8 days.

I remember that last year had a very short registration period as well, if I recall correctly.

We only had 15 more days to get it done...I'm suprised that they didn't wait till then to determine just how much interest was "enough". They could have easily refunded money to those who had registered.

Or maybe they heard that a bunch of classics were coming again?! :)

Royboy posted 06-30-2006 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I got an email from the Sales Manager at Harbor Springs this morning about the cancellation, but it didn't have any details other than to say they will plan for one next year. I'll post whatever info I can find out.

I was looking forward to this, although I have to admit it was tricky squeezing this in between my planned vacations.

Looks like we'll have to plan out own rendezvous this year.

jimh posted 07-01-2006 12:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Wow--I am surprised. The cancellation does make our plans for that weekend a bit easier. I guess we are going to the wedding! Maybe we can have an unofficial Rendezvous around Labor Day.
PMUCCIOLO posted 07-02-2006 01:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
Would anyone in the vicinity care to look her over?
David Pendleton posted 07-03-2006 02:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
I'd like to declare this thread and its subject, dead.

All in favor?

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