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Harbor Springs, MI
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posted 06-09-2008 07:41 PM ET (US)
We see on Irish Boat Shop's website, in the event section, August 15th-17th is a Boston Whaler Owners Event listed.
Maybe they will have a new Conquest 345 for boat rides like at the Manhattan party.
posted 06-09-2008 11:51 PM ET (US)
That is great news. We are checking our calendar to see if we can arrange the necessary time off work to attend.
posted 06-16-2008 07:04 PM ET (US)
Thanks - I've got it on my calender.
Last year at Torch Lake was a good time.
posted 06-21-2008 06:22 PM ET (US)
I plan on being there, it ought to end up with a nice contingent of Whaler's I would think.
posted 06-21-2008 09:05 PM ET (US)
I've got it marked.
posted 06-22-2008 02:34 PM ET (US)
We are in
Terry & Donna
posted 06-25-2008 03:44 PM ET (US)
The dates work for me. I'll be there, might even talk the wife into coming. Does anyone have signup information?
posted 06-25-2008 08:40 PM ET (US)
Does Irish have a marina in Harbor Springs also?
posted 06-25-2008 08:57 PM ET (US)
posted 06-30-2008 01:19 PM ET (US)
We are in at the Best Western Hprbor Springs. $119/night
posted 07-01-2008 10:28 PM ET (US)
At this moment, Chris and I have a conflict with this weekend, but we are trying to resolve it. We hope to be able to attend.
The hosts of the event are trying to arrange for some berthing for visiting Boston Whaler boats in Harbor Springs. By rafting up they think perhaps as many as 20 boats could stay in the water. Smaller boats can haul out and stay on the trailer overnight. Dockage would be at a discounted rate of $1.25/foot.
posted 07-01-2008 10:35 PM ET (US)
We are staying at the dog friendly Birchwood Inn. Looking forward to it.
Jim & Chris, hope that you get the conflict resolved.
posted 07-09-2008 10:17 AM ET (US)
Any further update on dockage?
posted 07-13-2008 05:55 PM ET (US)
Good News.....Chris and jimh are able to attend.
Looks like i will be able to get a much needed Dog-fix thanks Martha!
posted 07-13-2008 07:36 PM ET (US)
Yea!!!!! Fisher is happy that you will be at the Harbor Springs BW owners event. Friday, August 15th is his first birthday.
posted 07-15-2008 10:06 PM ET (US)
We'd love to go, but will have to wait and see. I bought my boat there, so it would be nice to take her back for a visit. Hopefully, I'll be able to have my storm repairs sorted out by then.
Roy and Karen
posted 07-16-2008 04:28 PM ET (US)
I am up in the air at this time. I have a lot going on but would love to get the newly refinished Newport out with the group.
posted 07-31-2008 01:47 PM ET (US)
Just 2 weeks away.
While looking at their agenda, there doesn't seen to be anything organized for Saturday other that breakfast and dinner. Any poker run, etc?
TENTATIVE AGENDA (from website)
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
posted 08-05-2008 04:51 PM ET (US)
Kathy and I got home Monday night from the North Channel adventure, just in time for the three bands of severe thunderstorms. We are going to try to make it to Harbor Springs in time for the reception Friday. That's going to be tight since we have a closing here in Fort Wayne sometime Friday. After the reception we'll go north to our place in the UP. Saturday is TBD.
posted 08-08-2008 03:55 PM ET (US)
BOSTON WHALER OWNER’S EVENT 2008- HARBOR SPRINGS
REVISED AGENDA 8/8/08
Friday, August 15, 2008
Welcome reception and registration. All registered event participants are invited to
attend and enjoy Hors d’oevres, drinks and free raffle prizes.
4PM – 8PM Check-In Table opens. Pick up your tee shirts and cool
6PM – 8PM Welcome reception officially begins! Hors d’oevres and
Saturday, August 16, 2008
8AM – 10AM Continental breakfast/coffee.
10AM – 4PM Poker Run around Little Traverse Bay.
2PM – 6PM Boston Whaler Demo Rides.
5PM – 8PM Evening Activities including a Casual BBQ Dinner, prizes,
awards, and live entertainment.
Dinner served at 6:30pm
Sunday, August 17, 2008
9:00am – 11:00am Continental Breakfast/coffee at Irish Boat Shop
Enjoy the rest of the day boating or fishing on beautiful Little Traverse Bay.
posted 08-11-2008 11:20 AM ET (US)
So who's planning on attending? I sent in a late registration and the plan is I'll spend Thursday night in Lewiston, Mi & head over to Harbor Springs Friday morning.
Pat Henahan/Home Aside/1985 Revenge 22 WT/1985 Yamaha 225
posted 08-11-2008 12:32 PM ET (US)
Elsa and I will be there Friday evening and Saturday. We are staying at our cottage in Mullett Lake.
17 Dauntless/ 115 Ficht
posted 08-11-2008 01:29 PM ET (US)
Donna and I will be there early Friday. We hope to get some on the water time in the afternoon.
posted 08-11-2008 04:19 PM ET (US)
Con & I will arrive Friday evening, 7 pm. Staying at the dog friendly, Birchwood Inn. Looking forward to a great weekend.
BW1, 1987 Outrage 18, classic Johnson 150 engine
posted 08-11-2008 07:19 PM ET (US)
Still shooting for making it sometime Friday or Saturday. If we come we won't bring the boat.
David and Kathy Hart
posted 08-12-2008 10:07 PM ET (US)
Gail and I will be leaving PHN about 10:00AM Friday. Should be there early-mid afternoon.
posted 08-13-2008 03:31 PM ET (US)
e-mail me your current Cell number, the one I have for you is 3 years old & the guy that answered doesn't want to talk about you anymore, he hung up on me!!!!
See you Friday
posted 08-13-2008 10:04 PM ET (US)
We're not going to make it. Another trip North the end of the month is taking priority. Everybody have a great time, and don't forget your downriggers, or at least a Dipsey or two; the salmon are hitting across the bay at Petoskey. Get up early and look for the boats.
posted 08-17-2008 10:51 PM ET (US)
We just got back from the Boston Whaler Owner's Event in Harbor Springs, Michigan. It was a great weekend.
The weather was just about perfect. We had no rain for three days. It was fair and warm. On Saturday afternoon the breeze came up and turned Little Traverse Bay into a rough setting for the smaller boats. But the rest of the time it was picture perfect.
All the usual suspects were in attendance, and a few surprise guests, too.
IRISH BOAT SHOP, Jack Hodge (V.P and GM of Irish), and the whole IRISH crew were fantastic hosts. Friday night and Saturday night dinners were great. Saturday and Sunday coffee and donuts were terrific. There were prizes galore. Everyone had a good time.
Doug, formerly of DeWitt Marine and now with Irish, gave everyone who wanted to go some great demonstration rides. He had an OUTRAGE 240 with twin Verado 200-HP (L4's) and a 235 CONQUEST with a Verado 250-HP (L6) in the water and available.
We had a lot of classic Boston Whaler boats in the water and staying overnight. Six boats rafted up to cram into two slips. It was tight quarters, but fun. About an equal number launched each day on the adjacent ramp. We had a good fleet of classic Whalers.
Harbor Springs itself is a Whaler hot spot. There were so many Boston Whaler boats in the harbor it was hard to find the rendezvous boats amid the background of local Whalers.
It was a great three-day weekend for us. Too bad it is back to work on Monday.
posted 08-18-2008 10:16 AM ET (US)
Yes, it was a great weekend. Irish and BW did a fantastic job. Although we had the worst hand on the poker run, we did win a set of BW glasses which, I know will make drinks taste better, especially in the middle of winter.
Terry and Donna
posted 08-19-2008 07:58 PM ET (US)
I only was able to get a few shots while underway.
Terry and Donna (AtoZ) looking for a bargin on a weekend cottage at Bay Harbor:
Michael, Henrietta, Nichols and Katrina on their way to the second best poker hand:
It was nice to get a chance to meet a few of y'all on Saturday.
posted 08-21-2008 12:30 AM ET (US)
Some pics from the Harbor Springs owners event.
To name a few of the attendees. Pat [Homeaside] Jim Dunlap, Mike and Henrietta, LHG jr.,Terry and Donna
Con and Martha, LHG is just in the tent
Applause for Jimh and the Continuous Wave
Not only did Irish sell the Whalers they docked a lot of them.
Hinckley's, at least 20 of various sizes, both sail and power. [ sure wish I had one of them bow thrusters on my boat ]
Irish packed 7 of our Whalers in 2 slips. My boat, Pat and jimh and in front of us, Mcintyre, Dunlap, Gibson and LHG
A dewy morning
We in the back row had to wake up the party boys so they could give us a opening to get out.
Instead of the poker run Saturday I took a 42 mile off shore run in some sloppy head seas to Garden Island
The Island may be uninhabited, but public restroom facilities are maintained with a panoramic view and stocked with lightly used tissue.
One old boat pulling another
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posted 09-15-2008 07:16 PM ET (US)
Here are some photos taken by JimG at the event.
Note the three classic 21's that were in attendance, including my Ribside 21 Outrage. There seems to be a newfound appreciation of these 70's era Whalers, and they keep getting more and more popular when they can be located and cleaned up.
posted 09-16-2008 12:03 AM ET (US)
Very nice photo's, I agree there are a lot of fans of the old guard Whalers, if one was to turn up & I had the money I'd be on it like a duck on a june bug....thanks for sharing the photos
posted 09-16-2008 08:01 AM ET (US)
There is a very nice narrative about the Harbor Springs Owners Event and photos on the Boston Whaler Owner's Club website.
Hats off to Irish Boat Shop for another fantastic weekend.
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