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posted 10-16-2008 04:56 PM ET (US)
I was just thinking about this today and wondering if there has been any talk. I know last year we did it later around the boat show and was wondering if people liked that or wanted to move it back to around the holidays?
Also, what do people feel like doing? I am sure hanging at the Clubhouse (lockemans) is a definite. Also, I know Mike at Nautical Lumber offered up to have us over as well. Anything else?
I would love to offer up my house to host however, a 1150 sqft bungalow gets very tight quickly. Also, with the baby the volume level is a concern after 8pm.
Just thought I would start a thread to get people thinking.
posted 10-16-2008 05:20 PM ET (US)
I would love to attend again this year if it works out. I will probably take a flight into Detroit for the weekend and hopefully have some fresh trout or walleye to pass.
Last years meal was awesome!
posted 10-16-2008 10:37 PM ET (US)
I'd have to say morning coffee at Lockeman's is almost a tradition at this point, I'd like to stay with that if possible. I too have been thinking a new venue in particular Nautical Lumber would be nice, maybe in the afternoon. With a waterfront lunch location in between.
As ususal, Nancy & I are willing to host the evening dinner get together, but if someone else has their heart set on hosting we would be willing to step aside so someone else can have a turn.
I always enjoy this event, but I think I like it a bit more closer to the holiday if that works for everyone, if not I'll be involved no matter when it is.
posted 10-18-2008 12:43 AM ET (US)
I think we should all show up with our boats and visit the grocery store on Harsens Island.
I'm in. You guys know that I love going over there - you're the only bright spot on the entire East side of the state, besides University of Michigan in Ann Arbor!
Seriously - tell me when and where and what I need to bring.
posted 10-19-2008 09:15 AM ET (US)
Dave / Pat
I fear Donna and I will be in Florida for the Holdiay party.
Too bad you guys picked the weekend you did to visit LSC since each weekend since has been picture perfect for fall. As I write this we are at the NCYC for the final clean up weekend closing up the club. As our swan song for this summer we are going to Riverside for "knots". BTW the grocery will be staying open all winter. Good place to stop after a bit of ice fishing.
Hope to see you guys in the spring, or if you get over to the pond this winter give us a call. We should be back in town mid to late February.
posted 10-26-2008 12:33 AM ET (US)
I missed this thread somehow.
Patricia and I are planning on attending, depending on the date.
posted 11-05-2008 04:59 PM ET (US)
How about Saturday, Dec. 13?
posted 11-06-2008 12:28 AM ET (US)
That is working for me. Everyone else?
BTW, While down at Lockemans last week Dave was asking "What would you guys like to learn about?" He is getting some parts from BRP to talk to the E-Tec manufacturing processes but, is there anything else you want to learn about motors new or old?
posted 11-11-2008 06:43 PM ET (US)
I think that Gail and I can make it this year.
Dish to pass?
Mac 'n Gail
posted 11-11-2008 07:08 PM ET (US)
Guys, while I was over at Nautical Lumber on Saturday putting the Newport away for the winter, Mike stated that he would love for us to make a stop by his shop for our Holiday get together. Seeing how he just moved into a new much larger place he wanted to show it off as well as met the board members. His new shop offers not only more work space but a place for storing boats during the winter in heated indoor storage as well as a large spray booth where he hopes to start doing full whaler hull restorations as well.
I said that Lockemans is our usual hang out in the morning so, after lunch should work. He offered that if our group wanted to come by around 1 or so he would have all of his products out (Sakonnet Consoles and RPS's as well as his 13 and 15 interiors and more) for us to look over, give a tour of his shop, and he would also grill us up lunch while there. I thought everyone would be open to that.
Let me know what you guys think so I can get back to him.
Here is Mike's info:
posted 11-11-2008 08:27 PM ET (US)
Any chance December 6th (or any other weekend) would work?
posted 11-12-2008 03:20 PM ET (US)
I think the Nautical Lumber idea for the PM portion of this years field trip portion of the Rendezvous is darn near perfect........
I have to double check my calander again for the 13th of December, I think I'm on call that week, which means I'm clear during the day, but could get called out at any time between 4PM - 8AM....I'll check tomorrow & let you all know
posted 11-13-2008 01:34 PM ET (US)
I'm good for either of those dates Dec 6, 2008 or Dec 12, 2008 depending on the consensus of the participants.....
I would like to see Dave & Patty Pendleton and they would be traveling quite a distance, it might be nice to give extra consideration to when they are available.
posted 11-14-2008 11:58 AM ET (US)
Whats up guys/gals??
Time is drawing near & we would like to extend a personal invatation to you!
Date: Dec. 13th, Saturday
Please email me to confirm you will attend
posted 11-14-2008 07:10 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the kind words Pat, but please let the majority rule.
We cannot make it for the 13th because of a commitment on the 14th.
That's okay. I'm dissappointed about having to miss yet another Holiday G2G, but at least I got to see some folks at the NCR.
Maybe there's a boat show this winter we could all meet up at.
Minneapolis' show is usually in late January. While it's not a barn-burner, it's a nice show and the Twin Cities is a nice destination, even in winter.
I would gladly host something like that.
posted 11-15-2008 07:19 PM ET (US)
Chris and Jim good to go....Dec 6 or 13th.
posted 11-24-2008 05:54 PM ET (US)
What is the date, 6th or 13th?
posted 11-24-2008 08:43 PM ET (US)
The 13th would work the best for me.
posted 11-24-2008 11:47 PM ET (US)
Dec 13th is also best for me, and since no one else spoke up in reply to my original post to the thread....
"As ususal, Nancy & I are willing to host the evening dinner get together, but if someone else has their heart set on hosting we would be willing to step aside so someone else can have a turn".
So I'll take the helm and Nancy & I Will host the evening get together at our home in Farmington Hills, Mi. December 13, 2008.
As the previous posts have expressed, it looks like Lockeman's in the morning for coffee, bagels, etc and a tutorial from Dave Zamit, then on to lunch & a tour of Nautical Lumber's new facility hosted by owner Mike Stennett.
As usual we do a list of some sort regarding the evenings fare,in the past we have had meat and/or fish portion with additional dishes so feel free to volunteer your favorite appetizer, salad, side dish, dessert, etc......drinks will be BYO
Let the games begin.....add what you want to contribute to the dinner so we can put together a list....
Pat & Nancy Henahan
posted 11-25-2008 02:23 AM ET (US)
Dang it all anyway!
I'm sorry that Patty and I won't be able to make it (again) this year.
Please let us know what night you're all going to be together (presumably at Pat's), and we'll give you guys a call.
posted 12-06-2008 10:20 AM ET (US)
just kidding wanted to keep thread alive....I'm getting repies on my private e-mail, feel free to post her if your coming so the others can know who's coming too,so far it looks like
Waiting to hear from others,
We're having Ham as the main meat dish this year!
posted 12-07-2008 08:36 AM ET (US)
Mike & Debbie Stennett (Nautical Lumber Co)will attend with a dish to pass!
posted 12-07-2008 10:23 AM ET (US)
Glad to hear you & Debbie can make it. I look forward to seeing you at your shop in the early afternoon
posted 12-07-2008 06:56 PM ET (US)
Gail and I are attending with a triple chocolate terrine.
posted 12-07-2008 08:45 PM ET (US)
Doesn't look like Donna will make it this year. I hope to make the daytime festivities but I won't make it to Pat's.
posted 12-09-2008 09:11 PM ET (US)
We or I will try to make it - 50/50 today, not sure about weekend but likely. Since we moved to Grand Haven/Spring Lake area more going on, less time over there.
I'll keep you posted -
posted 12-10-2008 12:29 PM ET (US)
What time do the festivities start at Lockeman's?
posted 12-10-2008 12:29 PM ET (US)
I will be there for the evening festivities, however, at this time, it appears that I have an important appointment on Saturday morning at the new house for an inspection.
I'll try to make it over in time to join the group at Nautical Lumber, but it would be in the very early afternoon 1:00 or so at the earliest.
posted 12-10-2008 02:18 PM ET (US)
Lockeman's opens at 9:00AM
posted 12-10-2008 09:48 PM ET (US)
Wasn't where mention somewhere in a thread that we'd all meet at Lockeman's between 10:00 and 10:30 AM?
posted 12-11-2008 08:33 AM ET (US)
for the past several years we've started the Field Trip portion of the Holiday Rendezvous at Lockeman's for Coffee, Bagels, Donuts, Etc. and Talk/Tutorials by Dave showing us the latest things going on in his business. They are generally open at 9:00AM to 12:00PM on Saturdays.
It's an old time, unique place, in business since 1918. I usually arrive between 9:15AM-9:30AM, it's a relaxed atmosphere where we hash over what everyone's been doing, etc, not much different than the small town barber shops where the guys meet for coffee on Saturday morning even though they have no intention of getting a haircut....
We usually caravan (for those unfamiliar with the area) from there to the next portion of the field trip, whatever/wherever that may be. This year Mike, owner of Nautical Lumber, has invited us to tour his new location, see his operation & have lunch between 1PM-4PM.
After that, most of us split up to go home, take a break, get cleaned up, whatever, I believe I said earlier in this thread or my e-mail to everyone, that we would commence the evening festivities at my place around 7:00PM-7:30PM
posted 12-11-2008 02:03 PM ET (US)
Thnaks for the invite...I'm affraid it's to far for me this year...heck another problem is if I shlepp up to Lockermans, I'm coming home with an ETEC!!! LOL I wish we had that kind of service around here:)
Hope you all have a wonderful get together:)
posted 12-11-2008 05:24 PM ET (US)
For those that are new to Lockeman's, bring a picture of your boat for our GLBWCC board
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posted 12-11-2008 06:40 PM ET (US)
As the original founder and sitting President/Cruise director of the Boston Whaler Great Lakes Cruising Club, a position from which Fitgerald has not yet forced me to resign, would Lockman's display photos of all four of my Boston Whaler Outrages, powered with a total of 7 Mercury outboards? That could hurt business, when all those prospective Evinrude buyers see how cool the Mercs look on these classic Whalers!
In the meantime, hope all have a good time. In particular, I am sorry to miss the opportunity to meet Mike Stennett, as I have several console and RPS riser, and teak instrument panel, designs that I think he would like to duplicate for others. Mike's work really looks beautiful.
posted 12-11-2008 07:07 PM ET (US)
There are already Whaler pictures up his wall of Hulls with Mercury Power so, I doubt he would mind.
Also, if not for this event, you should make it over to Mike's place when you next come into town. I know he would love to talk to you about those items you have. Also, I am sure he would love to see the 21 ribside to document the console for reproduction.
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posted 12-11-2008 10:30 PM ET (US)
Jeff - Here is photo of the new solid teak instrument replacement panels I made for the original "winged" console on the 19 Outrage. They are 5-1/2" x 9", also fit the Ribside 21 console if the vertical dimension is reduced to 5", are 3/8" thick, with 45 degree chamfered endges. They would be simple for Mike to make and offer to people who need instrument panel blank replacements for the 70's era Montauks and Outrages with this console.
posted 12-11-2008 10:45 PM ET (US)
As Jeff said there are already Photo's posted on the board with engines other than Evinrude....including my Yamaha powered Revenge 22 WT.....But you're going to have to come over & post them yourself......You've got ties here come on over......
That 19 sure is Sweet, nice work, can't wait to meet her in person......
posted 12-12-2008 08:10 PM ET (US)
posted 12-12-2008 08:16 PM ET (US)
Also for anyone not familiar with the area that gets turned around, running late, wants to catch up, etc, etc, here's my cell 1-248-892-8580 it's on 24-7
posted 12-12-2008 10:32 PM ET (US)
A few years ago, you gentlemen graced me with a telephone call in the midst of the festivities. It made my day!!!
Shall I be expecting a phone call this year? If one of the attendees emails me I'd gladly provide my current cell phone number. We'll be out on the boat tomorrow night at the boat parade.....
In any event, enjoy your gathering!!!
posted 12-13-2008 01:00 PM ET (US)
Posting my regrets, can't make it this year, you all have a great time. Since we moved to Grand Haven/Spring Lake area DTW is twice the distance, lots going on w/ new house and trying to deal with two houses in Lansing - Sheila, great to see you on CW, I think I remember that call! I'll take 60F!! We've been doing hikes at Lake Michigan beach, awesome actually sand and snow swirls up and looks like latte or carmel/vanilla ice cream.
Have fun - toast to those who can't make it or are down in Tampa BAY, running Whalers out to BEEER CAN!! or putting JACK PLATES on their boats!!
posted 12-14-2008 12:46 PM ET (US)
Well, Gail and I made it back to Port Huron...no problems on the road.
It was great seeing old faces and making new connections!
Pat - Great of you to host it again.
I got talking to someone (can't remember who) about some of the nooks that we hit up in the North Channel. Below is a link that describes them:
Best to all and have a great holiday season.
Don & Gail
posted 12-14-2008 01:03 PM ET (US)
Here's a quick summary of the Great Lakes Boston Whaler Cruising Club Holiday Get Together 2008:
We had a long morning at Lockeman's Boat and Hardware enjoying Dave and Dorothy's hospitality, coffee, and danish. Many new photographs were added to the official GLBWCC photo board. The weather was colder than usual, and we did not launch any Boston Whaler E-TEC powered boats for demo rides--it was about 20-degrees early Saturday morning and there was ice at the boat ramp.
Just after noon we trekked to Nautical Lumber for an open house, tour, and luncheon. Mike really has beautiful facility. He is seriously in the business of making custom marine wooden components, including many Boston Whaler items. We spent a couple of hours there, admiring the shop facilities containing all sorts of new machinery, the huge store of fine mahogany and teak lumber, the isolation booth for varnishing, and also gawking at several of the boats in the shop in various stages of restoration. (More coming on Nautical Lumber in a separate article.) Even with the frigid weather, an outdoor grill cooked up some delicious chicken, and everyone had a great lunch. Mike had several finished Boston Whaler wooden consoles and other components on display. Their craftsmanship was superb and their varnish finish like a fine art object.
Later that evening, beginning about 1900 (GMT -5) Boston Whaler boaters began arriving at the home of homeaside, where enough food and drink was assembled to host a party of twice our size. The rest of the evening was non-stop socializing, eating, drinking, discussion of Boston Whaler boats, cruise planning, inspection of charts and other reference materials relating to Lake Superior cruising, and impromptu slide shows on various laptop computer screens.
The consist of attendees at each venue was slightly different, but if you went to all three events you had a very full day of fun and camaraderie with fellow Boston Whaler owners.
A special thanks to Lockeman's and Nautical Lumber for the open houses, and a very special thanks and a tip of my Boston Whaler baseball cap to Pat and his wife Nancy for hosting the evening dinner party.
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