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fno posted 09-18-2006 08:18 AM ET (US)   Profile for fno   Send Email to fno  
FNO, Frank and Sandy, Live Here (I'll be on the river on Friday) Cell # by PM
The Judge posted 09-18-2006 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Nick, Laurie & Ubu...showing up Sat morn and have room @ Gables. 13' Sport.

I assume those who do not show up Friday will be meeting up at the hotel on Sat morning(10ish?) Frank, please advise if not.

an86carrera posted 09-18-2006 04:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for an86carrera  Send Email to an86carrera     
Margit and I will be there Friday noonish at the Gables until Sunday.

Len

WhalerAce posted 09-18-2006 05:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
Joy and I will be there Friday and Saturday night. We have reservations at the Gables. (The lady at the Front Desk says she just loves it when a group comes in).

This is one of our closer rendezvous. According to MapQuest, Old Town is only 350 miles and six hours from Charleston.

We are bringing the 15. Is a twelve-gallon tank big enough? Do we need bug spray? Anything else that we might not ordinarily bring?

Thanks,

--WhalerAce

The Judge posted 09-19-2006 12:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
What? You normally don't bring fuel or bug spray? :) 12 gallons is overkill. Bring something native from SC that you can not get here for dinner sat night(if we can BBQ @ Gables). I will get some crabs or mullet.
an86carrera posted 09-19-2006 01:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for an86carrera  Send Email to an86carrera     
Bug spray?????? Don't you have bee keeper outfits;)

Len

reely mine posted 09-19-2006 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for reely mine  Send Email to reely mine     
my self and a friend 13 sport
i'll be with frank and sandy
donel posted 09-19-2006 07:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for donel  Send Email to donel     
Weather permitting, we'll probably motor the Outrage 22' up the river from Suwannee for the day on Saturday.

Appreciate any GPS #'s on shallow spots.
Haven't been that far upstream in a long time.

Don

stefan posted 09-20-2006 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
thinking of sat am - straight shot up 19 to fanning springs for me- 2hrs- need to make sure trailer can handle it....will keep ya all posted
stefan posted 09-20-2006 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
thinking of sat am - straight shot up 19 to fanning springs for me- 2hrs- need to make sure trailer can handle it....will keep ya all posted
The Judge posted 09-21-2006 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Oh no....now you stutter?

If boat can't show, come without Stefan....you have missed a few recently.

jjandpop posted 09-21-2006 03:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for jjandpop  Send Email to jjandpop     
We plan to be there if we can get the boat back together. Tried to refinish the transom after removing the platform which left many holes. The first coat of paint drew a thousand love bugs. That's 2 per spot in the paint. Maybe they will get tired and go home.

Jim

Mambo Minnow posted 09-24-2006 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mambo Minnow    
My family and I will be there Friday afternoon. I have a reservation at Gables, but sounds like I my boat is too big to launch at their ramp from FNO's report. How far away is the state ramp? I also could use the GPS shallow spots list. Our first rendevous after years on CW membership!
fno posted 09-24-2006 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
The public ramp is just a couple miles South of the Gables off of 19.It is on a dirt road off the Southbound side of highway 19 just before/after the Suwannee bridge. I'll draw a crappy map. The list of shallow spots won't be ready till Weds. or Thurs. as I am still in Texas till Weds. I thought I was going home yesterday.
Mambo Minnow posted 09-24-2006 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mambo Minnow    
Roger, FNO. Is there a better paved ramp (public or private)? Just need to launch/recover since will tie it up at the Gables for the stay. Have a safe trip back from TX.
fno posted 09-24-2006 06:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
The public ramp is the better one. It is concrete and has a floating dock to tie up at. That's where I put my Outrage in and out. Just gotta watch the passsing boat wakes when you load and unload.
fno posted 09-27-2006 06:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Nick, how many in your crew, or is the number still a moving target?
The Judge posted 09-27-2006 11:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Looks like 2 but "maybe" 3 or 4. Yeah still moving. Count on 2 though...seems like EVERYONE is a flake this week.

For 3 months..."I wanna do a suwannee trip....I wanna do a trip!". Then they flake at the last moment, guess they lied about having a room because it is too late to cancel and no mention on who wants a free night. Most don't appreciate how difficult it is to put one of these together and you REALLY feel like a schmuck when 3 boats show up.

Ace you still in? UR last man standing from our original crew.

reely mine posted 09-27-2006 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for reely mine  Send Email to reely mine     
so judge i don't count in the original crew and
frank, got some bad grades but should sill be there with a little sucking up
fno posted 09-27-2006 04:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Reely, Nick is talking about our first rendezvous years ago.
reely mine posted 09-27-2006 06:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for reely mine  Send Email to reely mine     
ok. hope i can make it
WhalerAce posted 09-28-2006 12:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
Nick,

Joy and I are still planning on coming. Repacked the wheel bearings today on the trailer, got the Suburban all serviced, and room reserved.

Leaving Friday morning sometime. Reach us on the cell phone at (843) 270-9824.

--Ace

an86carrera posted 09-28-2006 06:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for an86carrera  Send Email to an86carrera     
Friday around noon for Margit and I.

Len

Mambo Minnow posted 09-28-2006 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mambo Minnow    
late Friday afternoon for us.
fno posted 09-28-2006 09:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
OK, I'm behind the 8 ball time wise, but I will be out on the river tomorow afternoon. Geve me a heads up when you get on the road or close to Fanning. 352-650-9521 Also, if you need any help finding the Gables call me. Oh, I haven't had time to compile the GPS numbers for the shallow spots so I will give a quick brief on Sat. morning. Friday people will get the info man'ana.
fno posted 09-29-2006 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Whoever hasn't hit the road yet. The grills at the hotel are state park style. You need charcoal, lighter fluid and a wire brush to clean the rust from the grate for your grub. It looks like a great weekend is ahead of us. I'm thinking a cruise upriver for Saturday as there are more springs and a bar for Len. Sunday morning if we are willing and able we can motor down to Manatee Springs which is not too far for a morning cruise and be able to hit the road around noon.

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