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jamesmylesmcp posted 11-18-2008 10:30 AM ET (US)   Profile for jamesmylesmcp   Send Email to jamesmylesmcp  
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themclos posted 11-18-2008 03:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     
Count me in!

Dan

boatman1979 posted 11-18-2008 07:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for boatman1979  Send Email to boatman1979     
On my calendar... hopefully this year I can make it!
Bella con23 posted 11-18-2008 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
I'm with ya! Camera in hand.
Joe
Casco Bay Outrage posted 11-19-2008 07:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
Jim -

I am in.

Phil

jeffs22outrage posted 11-19-2008 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
Jim,

So long as things are still stable on my employment front, (I am heavily tied to the Big 3) I would to make it. Phil in fact said to me on the phone last Saturday, sounding like a Public Radio DJ doing a challenge during a pledge drive, if I came to the event he would as well....Looks like he is going to be there. Guess I have to hold up my end. I am wondering if I could talk Buckda into heading East for once instead of NORTH.

Sal A posted 11-19-2008 09:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A    
I am in. Jeff... you and Dave are welcome on my boat.
Sal A posted 11-19-2008 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A    
Ed McCarthy if you are reading.... give me a shout; you should be here!
Ridge Runner posted 11-21-2008 05:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
I'm on board
Bulldog posted 11-21-2008 09:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
We'll be there again, it was a great time.....Jack
Yiddil posted 11-25-2008 12:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Planning on it...
GreatBayNH posted 11-26-2008 03:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
What are some recommended places to:

1) Spend Friday night
and
2) Launch the boat Saturday morning

jamesmylesmcp posted 11-26-2008 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Seth, Liberty State Park http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/liberty.html worked well last year. I am currently in Portsmouth with family who will also trailer their Whaler to the event. As we get alittle closer more details will emerge.Jim
Riverwhaler posted 11-28-2008 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Riverwhaler  Send Email to Riverwhaler     
Seth, I launch right under the GW Bridge at the ramp called Hazzards ramp. This is part of the Palisades State Park. I travel down from Vermont and stay in a pretty good Holiday Inn in Orangeburg NJ which is a easy run down 9W to the park. The Launch is FREE and has good parking.
Feejer posted 12-02-2008 09:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
James
I took a look at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/liberty.html
In google maps but I can't for the life of me tell where the ramps are.
jamesmylesmcp posted 12-02-2008 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Liberty State Park Ramp. http://www.hrfanj.org/ramps.htm#Liberty%20State%20Park%20Launch%20Ramp
There are also many ramps located in Connecticut and new York on Long Island Sound. You may find it easier to launch in the sound and join up as the Flotilla moves West into the New York Harbor waters entering via the East River.Last year some found the ramp at Veterans Park in Norwalk ,Ct to be good, this starting point will put you at +/- 100 miles for the day.
Feejer posted 12-03-2008 12:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Thanks for the info
wyeisland posted 12-17-2008 03:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for wyeisland  Send Email to wyeisland     
I am planning to make the trip. Where can I launch within 20-30 miles south of the city in New Jersey? I would like to approach the city from the ocean. I have family in NYC so I may tie up a Chelsea piers overnight before the event.
wyeisland posted 12-17-2008 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for wyeisland  Send Email to wyeisland     
I am planning to make the trip. Where can I launch within 20-30 miles south of the city in New Jersey? I would like to approach the city from the ocean. I have family in NYC so I may tie up a Chelsea piers overnight before the event.
jamesmylesmcp posted 12-17-2008 05:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
MarineMax of New Rochelle, N.Y. has offered use of their facility to us after completion of the tour. They stated they can handle 100 boats for the afternoon and will also provide food and drink.
New Rochelle is East of New York City just beyond the Throggs Neck Bridge, the venue suits our needs perfectly. New Rochelle Harbor has a launch ramp available to us as we also have full support from the Harbor Master. I'll keep everyone updated as we continue to work towards June 20th. Jim
Bulldog posted 12-17-2008 06:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Thanks Jim, sounds like that would be a better place to put in , instead of Liberty park. Still planning on being there!.......Jack
Buckda posted 12-18-2008 02:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Hmmmmmmm.....
jamesmylesmcp posted 12-18-2008 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Dave, You have just been designated the coordinator of the Great Lakes Crew.
Buckda posted 12-18-2008 05:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
All I said was "hmmmmmm...."!!!

Casco Bay Outrage posted 12-18-2008 05:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
Please Dave, please :~)
Bulldog posted 12-18-2008 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Guys, don't beg, but bribe, what other time will he get to have a picture of his boat on plane with the Statue of Liberty as background. That picture would look sweet hanging above the fireplace in that new home!
... hmmmmmm...Jack
jamesmylesmcp posted 12-21-2008 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
A recent visit to the New York Boat show found the Whaler folks eagerly promoting this event. http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/71outrage/Manhattan09.jpg
wyeisland posted 12-21-2008 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for wyeisland  Send Email to wyeisland     
I found a great site to locate ramps in Northern New Jersey. I plan to drive up the Garden State and launch the day before. Does anyone want to join me?

http://www.jerseymarinas.com/ramp.htm

gbcbu posted 12-28-2008 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for gbcbu  Send Email to gbcbu     
I hope to make it. As a "charter member" how could I miss it.
This year I hope to be on my 170 Montauk. Last year, thanks to Inabanus (170 Montauk) from RI , we made a day trip of it. I met him in Jamestown early in the morning and we launched from the Liberty State Park in NJ. One thing to consider is getting your boat out of the water right after this event. It may be real crowded.

Anyone from So. Mass or RI want to do the entire trip on the water? I'm working out the logistics of leaving Mass early Friday morning, spending Friday night someplace and making this event the next day.

Would the organizers consider stopping along the route for a rafting type picnic? One thing I missed was being able to talk with others and so on. Had a blast!

Ridge Runner posted 12-30-2008 12:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
wyeisland - I would recommend either:

Leonardo State Marina/Concord Ave., Leonardo, NJ

732-291-1333
Concrete ramp
Fee per launch
24 hrs., rest rooms

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina/Foot of first Ave.,Atlantic Highlands,NJ

732-291-1670
Concrete ramp
Fee per launch
Rest rooms

You'll see the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, it's close to a straight shot across Raritan Bay under the bridge up NY Harbor. Maybe 40 a minute cruise.


Ridge Runner posted 12-30-2008 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
BTW, I'll be leaving Keansburg around 9:00am on the 20th. Anybody going across the bay? We can sync up and go together. If the weather is a bit snotty your more then welcome to draft behind my Conquest 295.
jamesmylesmcp posted 12-30-2008 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
gbcbu,we are looking foward to staging a BBQ after the tour.
Yiddil posted 12-31-2008 12:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Now your talking!!! Whaler drafting!!!
gbcbu posted 12-31-2008 01:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for gbcbu  Send Email to gbcbu     
jamesmylesmcp: That's great...Happy New Year
jamesmylesmcp posted 12-31-2008 05:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Just to keep everyone up to date, today we filed form CG-4423 with the Department of Homeland Security. We found out our event less paperwork this year as we are now a 'Grandfathered' event! We asked for permission to stage 75 Boston Whalers at the Statue of Liberty at 10:30 AM on 6/20 and use the area waterways,we also asked for a rain date of 6/27/09. I'll keep everyone updated as permits begin to return.
Yiddil posted 01-05-2009 08:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
jamesmylesmcp,

just taling to a few people about a trailer convoy from the Maryland/Virginia/del. area up for this event...
Will let you know if we get others...or if they want to come with me:)

wish it was today:))

Greg Hiller posted 01-06-2009 04:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Greg Hiller  Send Email to Greg Hiller     
We are going to try real hard to make it down from Rochester. Planing on staying Friday and Saturday night near New Rochelle. Launching and recovering from Marine MAX.
Anybody know of a hotel near Marine MAX? We have a 1978 21ft Revenge.
jamesmylesmcp posted 01-06-2009 07:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Hello Rochester !! We'll find a place for you !


Boat 42 !!!!!

bmclernon posted 01-06-2009 10:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for bmclernon  Send Email to bmclernon     
Top Dog is in. I will probably be in Henry's MD, VA, Del convoy.
Yiddil posted 01-07-2009 01:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
WOOOOHOOOO Topdog! way to go!!!!
AlioopII posted 01-07-2009 12:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for AlioopII  Send Email to AlioopII     
My family and I are thinking about hauling the 24' Outrage down from Massachusetts.
bmclernon posted 01-07-2009 04:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for bmclernon  Send Email to bmclernon     
Anybody out there have an idea regarding round trip distance from Liberty Park.
Bella con23 posted 01-07-2009 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Top Dog - From Denton to Liberty Park

SUMMARY
Driving distance: 201.0 miles
Trip duration: 3 hours, 19 minutes
Cost: $14.89


From Liberty Park around Manhattan and back to Liberty Park.
Approximately 32 Miles
Joe

bmclernon posted 01-08-2009 09:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for bmclernon  Send Email to bmclernon     
Joe, thanks for the info, that's about what I figured.

Lets see, wheels up in Denton around 'Oh Dark Thirty'. Try to be at Liberty Park by 9:00 AM. Splash the Doggie and easily be on station at 10:30AM. What possibly could go wrong, go wrong, go wrong...

Hope to see you there.
Mac


From Liberty Park around Manhattan and back to Liberty Park.
Approximately 32 Miles

Yiddil posted 01-08-2009 05:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Mac, Ive sent a email to Kamie, Marlin, Justin so we may have a few more going...Lets see how it pans out....Not sure going up the same day will work..that makes for a long day...Maybe a cheap motel for the nite before(is there such an animal up their) and ot for the day after....Also, maybe New Rochelle might work because thats where your going to end it and have a BBQ...thats Near 95..used to live their...straight shot over the GW bridge from New Rochelle to head back to Md/Va/Del area...time to talk about it. Im sure the motel is chaeper in New Rochelle:))))Some one help us...hehe
Bulldog posted 01-08-2009 06:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Mac, the statue is about three minutes from the ramp at Liberty Park, you can probably sleep an extra half hour!....Jack
Yiddil posted 01-09-2009 01:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Bulldog thats too Funny:))
gfrutig1 posted 01-11-2009 02:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for gfrutig1  Send Email to gfrutig1     
Henry, which way would you southerners travel to NY. I may want to meet up to travel with the group. I can easily travel 78 or 95 from my location with a little planning.
Yiddil posted 01-11-2009 11:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
gfrutig1...

Okay...I think we would travel 95 but have not looked at a map recently...Ill check the route eventually...where would you be coming from? And with what boat?

Kamie just notified me the Potomac Swim is the 30th of May so thats a relief asnow their is NO CONFLICT!!! Yippie!!

Anyone else want to head up with the Potomac River/Chesapeake Chapter, Boston WHaler group..just email me and we can figure out everyuones location, possible meet up times and places...as we head forward...

I have one more date to check..the Cheasapeake Bay Swim...is June 14th, 2009 OKAY! were in the drivers seat!!!

Looks good so far!!!

Bulldog posted 01-16-2009 04:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
We'll be there either day 6/20 or 6/27, both days are good for us........Jack
vkr posted 01-16-2009 10:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for vkr  Send Email to vkr     
Gary, If you're in, I'm definitely going to put it on my calendar. Hopefully, there will not be any mandatory sporting events the kids have to participate in on June 20th. I'm hoping it works for all four of us.

I will most likely go out I-81 to I-78, and put in at Liberty Park. This route would be 170 miles for us and 2 hours 59 minutes per Mapquest. However, I understand you have the option of going the I-95 route given your boat location. I may also spend Saturday evening with some friends in Jersey.
sheikofthesea posted 01-17-2009 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for sheikofthesea  Send Email to sheikofthesea     
Two hotels in New Rochelle near the Marine Max and the marina are the Radisson 914-576-3700 and the New Rochelle Residence Inn 914-636-7888. My Montauk 190 is docked at City Island (definitely a place to check out if you are unfamiliar with the area). I have piloted around Manhatten several times but I never get tired of the spectacular views and all the great striped bass fishing. My only issue will be if "highandry" a ceaseless proslyetizer(sp.?) for the other 190 BW boat shows up. I might have have use a bunker snag on his gelcoat. It definitely will be an expeience.
Yiddil posted 01-18-2009 12:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I know the area of City Island heading to the throgs neck bridge very well by either land or water. Also being originally from DA Bronx, I have a decent memory of the roads leading to New Rochelle and Da Bronx as a whole.

So anyone that decides to trailer up with me can go over routes, meetings, hotels as we plan it out...Last I heard we have 5 hopefuls looking at coming up from our area...

We can pick a day, set an itinerary, choose a Motel/hotel and meet other along the way if you like. The more boats the better.

Henry AKA THE YIDDIL

PS without high jacking the thread, any one want to do the Potomac Swim, email me...got at least one coming from NYC:))


Yiddil posted 01-21-2009 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
where are those motels compared to the Marine Max marina??? sheik???
jamesmylesmcp posted 01-22-2009 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Well, it's only January and we have 50 boats !

Today we recieved a phone call from John Ward (Pres.of Boston Whaler) his current plans are to arrive on Friday the 19th and join the Flotilla on the 20th!
We will continue to work towards the Largest event ever,anywhere !

jechura posted 01-22-2009 06:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for jechura  Send Email to jechura     
Jimmy

Make it 51. SPOUTER will be there!

Jerry

Feejer posted 01-22-2009 08:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
I'll be there with my son and brother. Either in the 170 or Dauntless 180
Slippery Eel posted 01-23-2009 09:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
Count me in with my 22 Revenge. I will have a total of 4 on board. My wife and kids are excited about the trip. I will be towing my boat up from Ocean City NJ the morning of the trip.

Hutch

Yiddil posted 01-23-2009 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
james you better get a head count of people as well as boats...to make sure you have enough food at the BBQ:))) were talking a lot of people if your talking 4 per boat or more:))) hehe I LOve it:)
jamesmylesmcp posted 01-23-2009 05:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Henry , don't worry as we're now well connected with the Hosts, as a matter of fact we'll be in Edgewater next Tuesday to meet with the Brass to discuss what we need. Keep your fingers crossed as we have some thoughts that may become historical !

Yiddil posted 01-23-2009 10:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
James, I can't wait...50 plus boats !!!! Thank goodness i have a CD rom shooting camera....I can put 350 photos on a mini-cd rom@!!!

Is the plan to meet in the morning at Marine Max, and then head down and back...Sounds like a great set up...

I'm so excited about the prospects...

sheikofthesea posted 01-24-2009 12:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for sheikofthesea  Send Email to sheikofthesea     
New Rocehelle hotels mentioned earlier are minutes from the New Marine Max show room ( I wish they sold more stuff there like the ones in Lindenhurst). I will be leaving from City Island but would be happy to wait up for some people coming right over from New Rochelle.

Sheik

jamesmylesmcp posted 01-26-2009 07:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
With the response thusfar we have decided to take this thing to the next level. Our plans now include a possible raffle with the proceeds going to the Fisher House. http://www.fisherhouse.org/aboutUs/aboutUs.shtml Seeing as where we will stage for the event and the fact that we'll be exercising our freedom a more fitting cause cannot be found.
MDCrabs posted 01-28-2009 12:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
My 1984 Montauk will be in Ocean City MD then. I am interested in joining the DELMARVA caravan.

bottomfeedermd@comcast.net

bmclernon posted 01-28-2009 05:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for bmclernon  Send Email to bmclernon     
MDCRABS, I reside in Denton, MD. So far I am the 'DELMARVA' caravan. Henry - AKA Yiddil and friends will be comming from the Silver Spring MD - northern neck VA area.

Tenatively, I am looking to meet up with him somewhere on 95/295. Since you are leaving from OC MD, we could join up in Dover DE and subsequiently join Henry up the road.

We are planning on traveling Friday to Marine Max in New Rochelle NY and returning Sunday.

It's early to be making too many detailed plans, but you are certainly welcome to join the fray.

Mac McLernon
'76 Montauk - Top Dog

Ridge Runner posted 01-28-2009 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
James,

You should pick an "official" non-commercial VHF channel for the rendezvous. I think that would be channel 9, 68, 69, 71, 72 or 78.

Ritzyrags posted 01-28-2009 02:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ritzyrags  Send Email to Ritzyrags     
I know that I live pretty well in Paradise here..
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=3965
But having tasted some of the excitement that has been going on with this project Run have me thinking about moving to the Conn/NY Coastal areas lately.
I know that this event will be one of the most memorable boating event in the US for 2009.
I am a bit envious but remain with you in thoughts.
I know that this will be a carefully planned and Fun event.
Life is good in our Whalers.

Serge.

jamesmylesmcp posted 01-28-2009 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
We have already submitted the necessary documents with the U.S.C.G. to utilize channel 19 for the event. Last year the area boaters were treated to a "Notice to Mariners" broadcast by U.S.C.G. sector Manhattan every 30 minutes prior to and during the event warning of our presense.
We try to cover all the bases.
Yiddil posted 01-28-2009 08:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Mac, you are absolutly correct, anyone wanting to chug along with us is welcomed to make the trip to NR. WE may have Marlin, Justin coming also so far, and I'm trying to get Kamie to jump in my suv also...Then Scott may join us but for a day trip was last I heard...make for a nice run up in a "Poer Formation" hehe
Kurt Gett posted 01-30-2009 10:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kurt Gett  Send Email to Kurt Gett     
Jim,
I will be there again. I am not so sure I will do the 130 mile run like year. I am considering trailering to points closer, but... Maybe if your leaving from Bridgeport, I will try to hook up with your flotilla around the eatons neck area and we can cruise together. Hopefully no fog this time! Can't wait. I may have a friend tagging along with his menemsha too. That will be a sight, a ribbed and a menemsha busting through the fog, thats something out of Jules Verne

Best Regards, and thanks for putting this together again.
Kurt

dropanchor posted 01-31-2009 06:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for dropanchor    
Count me in! I could not think of a better venue to kick off Father's Day Weekend! Nicely done James ;)

We'll be packing the family up and trailering the Sakonnet or the 21 Outrage.

FYI...The Residence Inn mentioned above has a parking garage that will not accomodate trailerable boats. The Courtyard Marriott located Rye has an open parking lot and is 12 miles from MMax.

If the seas cooperate I definitely would be interested in meeting up at Eatons Neck...small world, that is where I grew up and still have family.

Yiddil posted 01-31-2009 10:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Will marine max allow people to leave their trailered boats their????Overnite? That would make it easy if they had the room, launch, leave pull leave, come back remove...
wmeier posted 02-02-2009 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for wmeier  Send Email to wmeier     
Fog??? Just a little...lol...my son and I were off Norwalk waiting for the others...if I didn't hear Jim on the VHF I might have thrown in the towell before it begain...I rember sitting in the fog about 30 feet off Greenledge light waiting in the fog...there was huge school of bunker moving thru...my 11 year old was just about going overboard to grab them..it was 1st and last time of the season we saw thm in such vase amount....it was a terrific day overall and sure we will be attending this year too...my son made Jim's sign for the event as our wall paper on the computer...just we dont forget.
twista posted 02-04-2009 09:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for twista  Send Email to twista     
im probably gonna enjoy this,, i will be launching from a marina at least we call it the marina,, it is a park dead center between the tappan zee bridge and the GW Bridge in Yonkers NY,, it is free and a 24 Hour ramp,, it is were the YPD dock there boat along with the fire boat,, depending on the current i can coast to the statue,, hope to meet some of you guys and gals,, hope the weather is with us also! im liking this site more and more!
Yiddil posted 02-06-2009 12:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Just spoke to one of my best friends from the "Nam" and when I told him about this event, he said "I'll be their"!! How cool is that, coming all the way from California to be part of this event and trailer up with me:)

Me and Jacko go back 38 years:) This is going to be something special:)

pat88 posted 02-09-2009 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for pat88  Send Email to pat88     
You can count me in James. This is something that has always interested me, but wouldn’t attempt it alone. Thanks for putting this together; my wife, kids and I are looking forward to making the event. I’ll be trailering my 21 Outrage up from Delaware the night before.

-Pat

Sal A posted 02-10-2009 06:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A    
If my boat is not sold, I'll be there. I will be coming by water up from the Manasqaun Inlet.
Sal A posted 02-10-2009 06:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A    
Ed McCarthy... if you are reading this let's ride together.
WhalerAce posted 02-13-2009 06:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
WhalerJoy and I plan to join this trip as well, if you will allow some Southerners! We will depart Charleston on Thursday to arrive at the Residence Inn in New Rochelle on Friday afternoon.

We would love to join whatever caravan is going north if you guys don't go too fast (with the Temptation I really don't drive much over 60-65).

Maybe we can firm up details as the day approaches. Do I understand that the Marine Max will let us park trailers there for the event?

Thanks,

--- WhalerAce

Yiddil posted 02-13-2009 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
James, will you assign call signs for communications perposes? Channel 19? What time we leaving Marine Max??? for planning purposes? and when are we heading back to marine Max?

I sent you an email ...as I had lots of questions:)

jamesmylesmcp posted 02-14-2009 07:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
To all, In am curently in Florida and working towards final plans,stay tuned as the future of this Whaler Event is about to EXPLODE !!!
sheikofthesea posted 02-17-2009 01:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for sheikofthesea  Send Email to sheikofthesea     
I boat out of City Island ( slightly closer to the East River than the Marine Max in New Rochelle) in my Montauk 190. If people have any logistical, party, family, metaphysical questions feel free. This is going to be a great event.

Sheikofthesea ( Charlie)

jamesmylesmcp posted 02-18-2009 06:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Tonight we are pleased to announce the addition of Casco Bay Outrage, A.K.A. Phil T. as one of the organizers of this event.
Thanks , Phil
jamesmylesmcp posted 02-19-2009 09:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
We have asked Casco Bay Outrage to attempt to formulate an accurate list of participants and coordinate the activities from the East,we look foward to his efforts.
To the South The Yiddle is coordinating a convoy that will head East for the Event. Henry has also offered to provide Vessel inspections as he is a Coast Guard Aux. Vessel Examiner, thanks to all for their efforts here.
MDCrabs posted 02-20-2009 06:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
I'm looking to camp on Long Island Sound and boat in from there.

A few questions....
.

Does anyone know of some New York Campgrounds with a ramp? I've spent lots of time searching and may end up camping near New Rochelle and then putting in with the Whaler flotilla up there.

How many miles is it to Lady Liberty from Marine Max?

Do we need NY permits to launch from the MArina or boat around Manhattan?

Yiddil posted 02-20-2009 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
MDcrabs,

I'm forming up a caravan of boats to trailer up to Liberty State Park if your interested in joining us for the trip up and or back down. Were are you coming from...shoot me an email...

So far I have 4-5 who may want to caravan up. It's all tentative. But if anyone wants to feel secure in a group on the open road, shoot me an email and we can arrage a meeting on the way up of before we head out as you prefer.

I know a lot of people don't usually trailer this far to go to an event and I think it makes some feel more secure to go with a group. I know I'm always glad to trailer with others. Just email me if your thinking about it....

I am planning on bringing Das Boat up from Virginia on Thursday, June 18th, leaving Md. June 19th AM Probably after rush hour or before., then coming back sunday morning at the lastest...tentatively.

Henry AKA THE YIDDIL

Casco Bay Outrage posted 02-21-2009 08:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
I have just posted a thread for the Rollcall/Registration:

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum7/HTML/001038.html

Bulldog posted 02-22-2009 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Phil, I registered 6 or 7 adults, thanx for helping out. Sea Ya there.......Jack
Yiddil posted 02-22-2009 06:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Ive registered 4-6 adults...cause two of um might be adolecence at heart :))
Slippery Eel posted 02-23-2009 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
I am registered as well. Not sure on my plans yet but will most likely be leaving Ocean City NJ in the early am of the 20th and either going directly to Libery State Park or to a port in NJ that is convenient to the start of the event.

If anyone has local knowledge of the areas in NJ that I could put my boat in, run to the event, return to the site and stay overnight (motel, etc..) in the Manasquan, Sandy Hook area I would appreciate it.

Looking forward to it.

Hutch

Yiddil posted 02-27-2009 08:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Just so everyone knows, I recieved another package of VE stickers this week so I will have more than enough to do VEs for anyone who wants one and that wonderful CG aux sticker for qualified boaters...

Make sure you have your Boat paperwork with you, and everything as it should be. You can check the Coast GUard Aux site for what you need to have aboard your vessel for one of these....there is a checklist you can print or down load to use to outfit your boat.

It will be a pleasure to do everyone who want one:) Henry

Bella con23 posted 02-27-2009 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
VESSEL SAFETY CHECK (VSC) - http://forms.cgaux.org/archive/a7012.pdf
Yiddil posted 02-28-2009 03:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Bella thanks for posting the exact location....Henry
Yiddil posted 03-01-2009 09:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
James,

everyone is waiting to hear on the final arrangements for this years event....:)

Inabanus posted 03-03-2009 07:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Inabanus  Send Email to Inabanus     
Jim,

Thanks for organizing this again. Last year was a blast and I am excited to have an "after cruise" event where everyone can get to know each other.

Count me in! My wife will be there as well.

Inabanus

jamesmylesmcp posted 03-04-2009 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Here ya go,
The Flotilla is currently made up of the following,
Phil T
marlin
Scrimshaw
WhalerAce
BellaCon23
Arthureld
bmclernon
meridian
luckydog
Alioopll
wyeisland
Todd Putman
tyler993
pat88
contender25
yiddil
bmclernon(2nd boat)
Robert
Jeff
Greg Hiller
Slippery Eel
wmeier
Timh
Ridge Runner
Hoosier
zwieberi
jechura
Lil Joe
Kurt Gett
edmaude
greatbay
Bob Moravek
gbcbu
Inabanus
Boatman 1979
Thats just from the rollcall list thusfar.

We're going to meet at The Statue of Liberty at 10:30 AM,those leaving Marine Max in New Rochelle will shove off at 9:00 AM (20+/- miles to The Lady). Once staged we will head up the Hudson River under the George Washington Bridge and enter the Harlem River. The tour should be +/- 3 hours.
At the conclusion of the tour we will head East to New Rochelle for a little get together.
We will firm up storage and launching options in New Rochelle shortly.
We encourage all participants to follow Phil's link above and fill out the little form to assist us in planning.
More info will follow.

Yiddil posted 03-06-2009 05:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
" We will firm up storage and launching options in New Rochelle shortly"

I think a lot of the people who want to attend this will need this information to make an educated guess as to weather they will go top New Rochelle or drop in at LIberty STate Park, and even possibly spend the nite on friday south of the park for safety and security of their boats.

I operative word is safety and security of their rigs:)

The quicker you get that info out the better....I know a number of people who are waiting to hear of that senario from New Rochelle.

Tom Hemphill posted 03-06-2009 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Hemphill    
New Rochelle to the departure point looks a little too far for my tastes, while the Liberty State Park option looks very promising. It would be great if someone with local knowledge could offer more information about that boat launch and the nearby accommodations.
Yiddil posted 03-11-2009 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Tom, I hear you...One of my friends on this trip figured it was like a 100 mile trip by whaler when all said and done and that did not include the X number of miles from Points in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware....Our group is considering all the possibilities at this point and what makes sense....3-500 miles towing one way and 100 mile boat trip in one day, then a 3 to 500 miles tow back is a lot of ware and tear on some of our folks...me included.

I know some are closer all along the route and that means your the lucky people close in...

But we are having email discussions about weather, wind and the long Island Sound, and how long it might take to launch 50 boats from a single launch site or pull them, and what that means. Take into consideration the Long Island Sound weather might change with wind later in the day and you have that to consider as well:)

I am not saying anything negitive as much as I am saying you really have to consider the entire trip and all of its parts and decide whats best for you. I am sure lots of people are putting in all over the place, not just New Rochelle

Our options include hauling to somewhere in NJ on Friday, trailering to the LSP on Sat Morning and that afternoon yanking our boats at LSP rather then a trip up to New Rochelle. Its another 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours depending on traffic across the Cross Bronx Expressway and up I95 if we do New Rochelle...then back the same way on Sunday. Either way, its a long haul boat and trailer, and people.

Just pick the best and easiest route for you Tom, and we will see you at "The Statue"

Bella con23 posted 03-12-2009 10:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Henry:

Personally, I would stop my trip at the base of Sandy Hook at a the Atlantic Highlands Marina - exit 117 off the Garden State Parkway - http://www.ahnj.com/ahnj/Harbor
This will save miles off your tow into New York Harbor.

By water it will add 20 miles to the Statue of Liberty. There are some great restaurants and decent motels located in the area of Atlantic Highlands as well. The total miles on water from Atlantic Highlands - around Manhattan and back to Highlands is approx. 65 miles.

The big advantage is the fact that it keeps you out of the metropolitan environment and keeps you in suburbia. You can park your rig safely for the day and not have to battle for space to launch or retrive, plus it is all deep water from the dock to Liberty and back.

I will be leaving my slip in Keyport about 5 miles West of Sandy Hook about 9:30 and would be happy to run to Liberty with anyone interested.

Let me know,
Joe

Slippery Eel posted 03-13-2009 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
Bella,

Thanks for the info. That's exactly what I was looking for a few posts back. I will be pulling my boat from it's slip in Ocean City, NJ on Friday and pulling it up the Garden State on Sat morning. I prefer to put the boat in up in north jersey without having to go the Libery State Park.

Based on your local knowlege can you recommend any accomodations in the area that me and my family can stay (4 of us) on Saturday? I will also need to park my 22 Revenge (securely) as well.

Thanks

Hutch

Bella con23 posted 03-13-2009 01:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Hutch - Give me a couple of days. I know a some people who live in the area and I'm sure they could recommend a place.
Joe
themclos posted 03-13-2009 01:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     
Joe,

I may want to accompany you out of Keyport. The Montauk would feel more comfortable with an escort.

Dan

Bella con23 posted 03-13-2009 03:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Dan:

I welcome the teaming up. I have towed and been towed across the length of that bay. It's comforting to know you have backup.
There may be a couple of others launching from Keyport as well.

Joe

Liteamorn posted 03-13-2009 06:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
I might be joining in also. I would be sailing from Keyport as well. While Keport does have a launching ramp it can only handle one boat at a time. I recommend Atlantic Highlands. The ramp is huge and you can be in and out quickly.

Ed

Liteamorn posted 03-13-2009 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
If the winds are up a litle and running around The North side of Staten Island becomes a wiser choice (especially for the smaller vessels)I would recommend the Sewaren Boat ramp.
Ed
Bella con23 posted 03-13-2009 07:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
That's what I like to hear Ed!

I didn't think about it but your right with the Arthur Kill as an alternate.
Leaving Keyport it really doesn't add that much to the trip.
Joe

Yiddil posted 03-13-2009 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Now thats the kind of info I think everyone is looking for...alternatives and specifics to LSP, hotel accom. and safety of rigs is very important. I may have 4 or 5 boats caravaning up and thats what we were looking for as well.

I agree that there is safety in numbers and a perfect example of that was last years Potomac Swim. We had Kevin break down in the Potomac(engine gas issue) but we had a number of boats caravaning down the 25 miles by water and he was towed to the swim site safe and sound and we helped him get his rig working again.

Trailering up the road can be hard on the ones who never do it and having company in numbers is another safety measure that is helpful. Thats why I suggested groups coming from generally the same location merry up somewhere down the road...

Marlin posted 03-14-2009 04:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marlin  Send Email to Marlin     
I like the Staten Island idea. Any local knowledge about good launch sites?

-Bob

Liteamorn posted 03-14-2009 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
The one facility I know of is the Sewaren, NJ boat ramp,it is near Woodbridge and at the southern end of the Arthur Kill. I'm having a rough time finding much oudt about it online. I have never used this ramp but i work directly across from it and it seems like a nice wide ramp, able to launch maybe 3 boats at a time.
Yiddil posted 03-14-2009 06:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I'm listening with both ears as I do not know the area for launch sites....but I'm hearing more and more here and thats exactly what people need to make the best decisions.
Hoosier posted 03-14-2009 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
I've been searching this site, it also links to Google Earth and even puts buoys on the map

http://marinas.com/browse/marina/US/NJ/

I need a marina to overnight at Friday and Saturday, on my boat.

MDCrabs posted 03-16-2009 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
Im gonna trailer it with the DELMARVA crew, but I'm stopping in Englewood, NJ. There is a $4 ramp near there and a $127 hotel. I will convoy with the Whalers north on the Hudson until you veer east into the Harlem River. Then I will drive to the Marina where the flotilla will stop in New Rochelle.

Looking foward to it. Now if I can get my teak looking sweet, my 84 Montauk will be ready for the show.

Yiddil posted 03-17-2009 11:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
MD, As I mentioned previously, your more than welcomed to join the DelMarVa group. We are still hashing out which plan works the best as we get more and more info on location, travel miles and launch area possibles.

Clarify the site for the lauch and motel will you. May be helpful to others in deciding:)

BB62Ding posted 03-17-2009 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for BB62Ding  Send Email to BB62Ding     
CBO,

Will you be trailering to NYC? Judy and I have a daughter who lives on the river in Hoboken (Hudson Tea condos). Even though it hasn't worked out for our Lake Winnipesaukee Rendezvous the last few years (..which we will try for again this summer), we may want to make this trip. I followed the posts last year and thought it was pretty cool.

Bob

Phil T posted 03-17-2009 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Bob-

I will be trailering down to So. CT. Bringing 1 nephew. Plan to launch with Scrimshaw for the long ride. My other brother (NJ) will drive up and join us there.

Hope to have a caravan of a few guys with me as I go south. Let's talk offline.

Phil

fka Casco Bay Outrage

MDCrabs posted 03-17-2009 04:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
I am staying at the Englewood NJ Crowne Plaza at $127 a night.

There is a ramp under the GW Bridge for $10 a day. Ross Dock/Hazards Dock Boat Launch http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/3019454894/

I think I will circumnavigate the Greatest Island on Earth, New York City, and then pull the Whaler and meet y'all at New Rochelle. Or maybe hit various marinas and pubs on the way around.

Sounds like fun.

jamesmylesmcp posted 03-17-2009 04:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Phil, your rig will be safe in my driveway with anyone elses who wants to launch here in Connecticut. Hotels are local and cheap ! I can only hope you consider hanging around for a couple of days.

To all , we have been to Edgewater,met with THE people(at our expense) and expressed our needs, we await a response !!!(going on 2 weeks)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bella con23 posted 03-17-2009 04:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
The guy I was hoping would be able to answer where to stay in the Atlantic Highlands area wasn't much help. His response was I live here why would I need a motel. Makes sense to me.

Anyway I did find this site that might be some help for the crew coming from the South.
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-hotel-16431665-leonardo_motel-i
Joe

jamesmylesmcp posted 03-17-2009 07:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
We still need a LEAD Vessel !

Went to Whaler ..... no commitment as of yet !!!

We need Jim Hebert !!!!!!!



Jimh Please accept this invitation to lead the Largest ever gathering of Whalers Anywhere.


P.S. Jim I went by the Madison Ave. address today, gone, now Condo's. The place has changed.

wyeisland posted 03-17-2009 07:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for wyeisland  Send Email to wyeisland     
I think we should make a plan for the people from the south that are considering to launch from places like Atlantic Highllands. I would like to skip the New Rochelle gathering and meet at a restaurant in northern NJ. before taking out late Sat. I do not like the idea of going to New Rochelle in the afternoon then boating all the way back to Highlands. I think we should depart from the main group and head south after the circumnavigation. Paul
Yiddil posted 03-17-2009 11:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I would Nominate Justin in "Black Dog" as my lead Vessel with his 27 Aft Cabin, but alas, thats to big to trailer up to New York Harbor:))))) But Maybe Ill take the BLack Dog Himself, Justin with me:)))hehe

There are many variations to this theme as far as were to put in and where to pull and where to trailer to and a lot depends on your taste buds.

I personnally don't need to make this a marithon or a 100 mile day after towing up to the NJ/NY area...thats long enough a trip for me.

Bella thanks for the invite...lets see what we all decide as we determine what we want to indure...Its a long few days...I'd like to make it as pleasurable as possible and not something painfull:)

I think the motels are going to be 130.00 a nite no matter where you go...am I correct?...Its about safety then, and where the riggs will sit, and security of property.

Id see where people would prefer the water route from Ct. to towing...I do the same with the Potomac SWim, but this is going to be a woper from the DElMarVa:)

MDCrabs posted 03-18-2009 07:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
I was just looking at a satellite image of the Harlem River and it looks pretty darn shallow to me with some rapids. Is this river navigable by the flotilla?

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=nyc+maps&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&gl=us&ei=7-3AScG0HpPGMq-m2LMN&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=image

Phil T posted 03-18-2009 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
MD -

What you are seeing is the contrast of the photos when joined up. The different colors/texture is from the photos taken at different times with disparate wind conditions.

Bella con23 posted 03-18-2009 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
MD - Phil is correct. Large vessels transverse these waters.

Here is a chart to put your mind at ease. We had no problems last year and in fact the largest swell I encountered was a Coast Guard patrol, but we were ready for it.

http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/12342.shtml
Joe

MDCrabs posted 03-18-2009 03:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
Wow - 15-25 foot deep.

I looked at the GoogleMaps and zoomed into the area where it hits the Hudson, it looks like class 3 stuff.

deepwater posted 03-18-2009 04:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
SOOOOOOOOOO close and i cant make it ,,i want lots of pics
Liteamorn posted 03-18-2009 04:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
The most obvious difference from this years Rendezvous and last years should be the tides. Where last years tides were behind the flotilla the entire trip this year we will be pretty much running against them. At the very least this should equate to burning more fuel. So if you just made it last year plan on fueling up along the way somewhere.

Ed

deepwater posted 03-18-2009 04:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
i wish i could be there as i have a 45gal fuel bladder up front in my Montauk
Ridge Runner posted 03-18-2009 05:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
As I mentioned early in this thread, I’ll be leave my slip at Lentz Marina in Keansburg, NJ with my Conquest 295, so anybody who wishes to draft behind me, if the wind is up, is more than welcome. Either going to the event or returning. Keansburg is ~15 minutes west of Keyport and ~15 minutes east of the Atlantic Highlands. I enter the bay directly next to the fishing pier and amusement park. There are a number of very nice on the water restaurants on the inside of Sandy Hook before the draw bridge; also you could go up the Shrewsbury River and into Red Bank. I would recommend the Holiday Inn in 2870 Highway 35, Hazlet NJ 07730 1-732-888-2000. The Holiday Inn was just redone last year, and is only a few minutes from Route 36 and both Keyport and Atlantic Highland, and it has plenty of room for the trailers. Email me if anyone is interested in coordinating a NJ crossing. I would be happy to organize it.

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hotel/hztnj?rpb=hotel&crUrl=/h/ d/hi/1/en/mapsearchresults

Ridge Runner posted 03-18-2009 05:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
FYI.... The Leonardo Motel is right next to the Navel Pier and is best left to rented by the hour....... :)
Ridge Runner posted 03-18-2009 05:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Naval Pier. Sorry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Weapons_Station_Earle

themclos posted 03-18-2009 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     
Ridge Runner,

Perhaps you can meet up with the Keyport crowd. That would make quite a sight coming up the Harbor - a Conquest 295 leading boats down to a Montauk.

Dan

Yiddil posted 03-18-2009 09:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Dan, you coming to this event? You mean I get to meet you and other finally huh:)))
themclos posted 03-19-2009 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     
Yiddil,

That's the plan for now. Hopefully we can stick to it. My kids are looking forward to meeting somebody called the Yiddil. I've shown them your website and they are jealous because you live on the water.

Dan

jamesmylesmcp posted 03-19-2009 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Dan, my kids (5 and 8) also speak of 'The Yiddle' with envy ! And look foward to some mythical person that only the imigination of a child can perceive. I hope they're not disappointed ! I also believe and don't anticipate disappiontment !
Yiddil posted 03-19-2009 07:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Oh My GOsh! I'm a Mythical Person!!!Your children will not be disappointed, I promise:) Tell them they are going to meet the "The One and Only, The Original, Yiddil from Da Bronx NY:))

I promise to be on my best behavior and not cut the heads off of parking meters like "in the old days" I wonder if the warrents are still outstanding at the 46th precent? LOL

Thats just to flattering for words:) Ive been called a lot of things in my time..." a Mythical Person" is not one of them. I'm beet red!:) You tell those kids I'm looking forward to finally meeting them as well:)

Were all going to have the time of our lives:)

sheikofthesea posted 03-24-2009 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for sheikofthesea  Send Email to sheikofthesea     
I have navigated the Harlem River many times in my Montauk 190. I know I have a low draft but it is fine for all of our BW boats. Do not try to go through the Bronx Kill( a turn on the Harlem River that ultimatey goes back to the LI Sound).

Looking forward to our get together,

Sheikofthesea

jamesmylesmcp posted 03-24-2009 12:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
As always we search and review previous nautical gatherings for ideas to enhance ours.
Today applications were placed with the New York City Fire Dept. Marine Division for a Water Display ! Sure looks like we can look foward to a fire boat with active water cannons assisting us in the celebration of our fine boats !(application asked for a water color, desert tan was not available)
Please post any ideas you may have of futher enhancements of this event and we'll be all over it !
As of now John Ward will travel with us on the tour and be present in New Rochelle, others responsible for the what we do and love have also been invited and we patiently await their confirmation of attendence.
MDCrabs posted 03-24-2009 01:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
I would like to see an American flag on every boat.

It would also be nice to have a photographer at the Statue so we can all get a drive by shooting that we can purchase later.

jamesmylesmcp posted 03-24-2009 01:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Member and part of the Flotilla is CaptD , a Professional Photographer.
Greg Hiller posted 03-24-2009 03:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Greg Hiller  Send Email to Greg Hiller     
I contacted Marine Max in New Rochelle at 914 633 6800.
Rob Widak was very sociable and answered all of my questions. This is going to be a blast. Thank you orginizers for your time and preparations.
montaukman posted 03-25-2009 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     
Hi,

Anyone attending this from Southern Long Island. Would like to either caravan over to a ramp or drive the way with an existing flotilla.

I usually launch in Wantagh.

Thanks,

Alan

Yiddil posted 03-25-2009 01:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I spoke to Rob at Marine Max this afternoon, really nice guy and gave me the lowdown...Ill pass that on to the DelMarVa group latter today:)


Jeff posted 03-25-2009 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
Well speaking my Wife this evening she was very interested in going. We will have to find a sitter for our boy for that weekend but that should not be to hard. Still not sure if I will fly out and ride along or drive and bring a boat. One thing is for sure is I plan to bring all of camera equipment.

With the day drawing closer it is looking more promising. Not sure about accommodations nor anything like that however, I think we are going to turn it into a longer weekend trip and spend a day or two in the City.

Yiddil posted 03-25-2009 10:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Jeff, GReat to hear your going to come...which ever way you decide...Being a former resident of that area, shoot me any emails with questions you have and I may be able to help you with a soft landing in the area you want to go to.

Good thing about NYC is their are a lot of ways to get around and to the city and not have to drive into the city.

Driving in can be daunting for a new bee and parking is crazy even when I lived their. But thank goodness for all the other ways:)

Marine Max is a long way from NYC no matter whcih way you go...so you will have to make some choice down the road. Let me know how I can help....

I had assumed to stay just for the event, but now that you brought this whole thing of a longer weekend into play, might have to revisit that...

I dont have any small children, but 4 dogs...and thats a pretty expensive kennel trip for thre or more days:)

Yiddil posted 03-25-2009 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
But for a Pizza in Pelham Bay, a corn beef sandwich at Katz's and some bakery good, I could be talked into a longer stay:))
Greg Hiller posted 04-01-2009 01:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Greg Hiller  Send Email to Greg Hiller     
All towing Whalers into the NYC area, the Parkways do not allow trailers nor pickup trucks with commerical plates.

I will be approaching New Rochelle from the North. Planning on coming across the Hudson at the Bear Mountain Bridge and coming down 9/9A to 287 to 95 to New Rochelle. Maybe 684 would be better than 9/9A to get to 287? Any comments from local City folks?

Yiddil posted 04-01-2009 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I expect that my group will be heading up and aprouching "Da Bronx" from the south at the GW Bridge.

I expect to leave Maryland early enough to make it to the GW Bridge by 11AM, meeting whom ever along the way on I-95. Some may start out with me as well. I expect it to take about 1 hr. to maybe an 1 1/2 hour to get across the Cross Bronx and back onto I-95, and then the short track up to New Rochelle (Taking traffic into consideration)At least a few will peel off to other points in NJ or the state Park area from what I have heard.SO I expect we should be at Marine Max if all goes according to Plan by 12:30PM friday and my first slice of NY PIZZA in more than a decade and a half!!!!%#$&^^(*

ANyone know if the GW Bridge can handle Boat TRaffic both on top and below on the bridge? Id their a hieght limit?
Whats the best approuch? top? or Bottom?

I think before we leave, we can shar Cell PHone info so we can communicate with each other if we need to as we move on down the road.

At the saem time ,I am organizing another event prior to this one so email me if you need to discuss anything


Liteamorn posted 04-02-2009 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
quote:
All towing Whalers into the NYC area, the Parkways do not allow trailers nor pickup trucks with commerical plates.
I will be approaching New Rochelle from the North. Planning on coming across the Hudson at the Bear Mountain Bridge and coming down 9/9A to 287 to 95 to New Rochelle. Maybe 684 would be better than 9/9A to get to 287? Any comments from local City folks

This does not apply on the GardenState Parkway.
The New York Parkways allow pickup trucks with caps, but no commercial plates.

Todd Putman posted 04-02-2009 12:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Todd Putman  Send Email to Todd Putman     
If your coming from the north take 287 to 95 south, to exit 16. Make your first left, that's River Road, take that east crossing over Rt 1. There will be a Taco Bell on the left. Stay in the right lane to go straight, the name changes to Echo Ave. Continue until the road make a 90 degree turn to the right. If you don't make the 90 you drive right through the Marine Max window. The marina entrance is on the left just after the 90 degree turn. It's only a mile or two from 95.

If your coming from the south take 95 north to exit 16. At the "welcome to New Roc City" sign make a left. Go north on Garden to the first light, which is River Road. Make a right on River and follow the directions above.

The GWB can handle anything upper or lower. Follow sign board for the shorter time or any problems.

Greg Hiller posted 04-02-2009 03:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Greg Hiller  Send Email to Greg Hiller     
Changed my mind again on my route into New Rochelle from the North. This looks the best to me: Rt 17 to Rt 84 to Rt 684 to Rt 287 to Rt 95 to exit 16 New Rochelle. One toll of $6.oo at the Newberg Bridge on the way down and one toll plaza on 95N on the way back home. 17 to 87 to 287 would generate about $20.00 in tolls for New York State.
Yiddil posted 04-02-2009 03:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Greg, leave um a lone, they need the money...I bet its got expensive up from Maryland to GW Bridge...used to be 20 bucks or so...probabaly double that...but you know what they say...if you counting the dollors, you probabaly can't afford the meal:) But saving a few bucks is okay too:)

Okay now for the real Important stuff....

Who delivers PIZZA to my boat at the dock, any dock!!!

Or do I have to drop my trailer and drive even more for a PIE!!!!OH MY GOSH...I think about it and my mouth drools:)
Pizza every morning noon and nite, pastried from the bakery and fresh ryr bread sliced...a 1/2 dozen Biali, 7 layer cake....Chineese food hot in those little while take out containers....OHHHH Help me....Im loosing it!!!!A GIant Cornbeef Sandwich from Katz's......your killing me!!! STOp!!!

Hehe Never pulled up in front of a Pizza shop towing a Boston whaler ....but this is once in a life time...Can I take a pie with me on the trip around NY? STop!~

Going to take some meds now...I think I hurt myself here:))))LOL

jamesmylesmcp posted 04-02-2009 04:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Today the FDNY confirmed their participation, look foward to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzSnKwGmmng they will blast Red White and Blue water. Their fleet has 3 BW 27 foot pump boats.
jamesmylesmcp posted 04-02-2009 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Sorry try this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzSnKwGmmng
Greg Hiller posted 04-03-2009 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Greg Hiller  Send Email to Greg Hiller     
Buckda,Dave Come on down to New York City and see the Urban widelife.
jamesmylesmcp posted 04-03-2009 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Today we are aware of 67 vessels !!! We urge participants to register {url]( not all will register as our efforts locally far exceed the efforts here}
{url]http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum7/HTML/001038.html[/url] Without this information we can't properly serve up a BBQ !!!!! I'm from the Great State of Georgia and as a birthright can deliver BBQ (If I know who's comin, ya'll)

We completed everything necessary to stage the Largeest Whaler Owners Event ever ,Air Land and Sea is covered.......Oh did I mention Fox5 Ny ? They have commmited to Prime time coverage (set your recorder).
Currently we have 45 registered on the sign up link, locally we add 24 vessels !!!
We have recieved information from BW Dealers confirming participation East from Cape Cod and to the West in New Jersey with plans to send boats(Can't disclose info at this time),
Be aware we deliberately keep this an Owners Event, it belongs to us, staged by us, and will remain ours in the future.

Boston Whaler has commited to absorbing a majority of the expence ( we will pay the municipal marina next to MarineMax) Thanks Traci !!!!
The Air........USCG Choppers
The sea.......USCG Gunboats and FDNY
Land..........Look for specialk treatment in New Rochelle
For anyone who doesn't know what to expect check out the first efforts !!! http://www.pbase.com/metuchen/manhattan_bw_tour&view=slideshow

Thanks to alll, Jim and Rob

jamesmylesmcp posted 04-03-2009 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Sign up... http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum7/HTML/001038.html
Yiddil posted 04-03-2009 09:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Thnaks James for all your hard work on this:))
Ritzyrags posted 04-05-2009 12:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ritzyrags  Send Email to Ritzyrags     
Jim,

I have heard a rumor that was heard east of our vicinity that there will be some T Shirts made available to commemorate the Manhattan Event.
I would be interested in adopting a couple in a large black color.
Let me know on how to proceed.
Thanks for all of your genuine a valuable efforts in promoting this very typical Eastern Whaler Magic Jim..

Until Later My Friend.

Yiddil posted 04-06-2009 07:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I dont know about free T-shirts from Jim...but I found the place someone mention some time back on here, and just ordered personalized T-shirts that include names and years and Nantucket and whalers...and now I will be color coordinated for all the whaler events I attend, including this onez)
Ritzyrags posted 04-07-2009 04:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ritzyrags  Send Email to Ritzyrags     
The point to be remembered here is about the MILESTONE EVENT that this Rendez Vous event is really all about.
It is about making new acquaintances;
And about seeing familiar faces and making new friends.
About getting together in the true spirit of our common bonds;
Taking a fun and well shared Boat Run TOGETHER for all of us to recall upon in remembrance in the days to come on cold and winter days...
I would be honored to take part in such a fun filled and genuine Boston Whaler spirited Extravaganza.
It is a fact that I will be keenly watching and Blowing the mild winds at your backs in my blessings for this event.

From The very West Coast.

To All My Friends;

Ritz

jamesmylesmcp posted 04-07-2009 06:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Serge,how could anyone stage an event of this magnatude without Tee-shirts ?

You wrote, "I would be interested in adopting a couple in a large black color.
Let me know on how to proceed."

The answer, Enter New York City into Mapquest and follow the suggested route.

Yiddil posted 04-07-2009 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
HeHe Thats funny:)) LOL
Rich S posted 04-08-2009 08:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rich S  Send Email to Rich S     
Man, this sounds like just way too much fun to miss. I've always thought about what it would be like to be on a boat in the harbor by Lady Liberty - and now that I'm a Whaler owner this looks like the prime opportunity. What better time to do this than with a fleet of other Whalers!

Hope this Whaler novice is welcomed along for the ride.

Philly ain't that far away. Just a few hours up I-95 to LSP. Time to do some serious planning (as you all are) about when to head up the Jersey Turnpike, where to launch and retrieve, etc... I'm looking at just the day trip - no overnight.

Bulldog posted 04-08-2009 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
RichS, it is something you have to do, trip is not bad at all, and all the extra stuff going on is a trip. I'm heading up from Allentown Pa. area for a day trip with a big crew . Sea Ya there!......Jack
Yiddil posted 04-11-2009 02:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Okay, who's got a good source for a Garmin chip for a 182C for this trip, or does anyone have th capabilities to copy it to a blank chip for me...Ill provide the chip..., thanks in advance...
Bella con23 posted 04-11-2009 09:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Yiddil - I googled the chip you need (US004R) and this was the place with the lowest price that I found with a quick search http://www.gpscity.com/item-garmin-card-bluechart-us004r/bcmus004r.htm
Joe
gbcbu posted 04-11-2009 11:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for gbcbu  Send Email to gbcbu     
Can anyone help in locating a place to launch my 17 Montauk and a hotel to stay in on Friday night before the event. I'm using Google earth and there might places just north of the Throgs Neck Bridge...Locust Point area.

If I had a wish list it would be a Yatch Club ( reciprocity with So Boston Yath Club in So. Boston) along Rt. 95 and closer to NY than New Rochelle. Keep the trailer there while I take my car to a hotel for Friday night. That way I can hit the after event in New Rochelle on the way home on 95N.

Already asked Jim and am trying not to add more to his plate.

THANKS

Yiddil posted 04-11-2009 02:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Bella:) thanks Bud:)))
Yiddil posted 04-11-2009 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Whew...thats not cheap at all:) 129.00 for a chip I may use onlu once...hmmmm....but...Im thinking safety....:)
Bella con23 posted 04-11-2009 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
I agree Henry. I could find something more productive to spend that kind of loot on for a once a year deal. Trust me, your not getting lost on this journey.

The built-in base map of the 182c will keep you from making a wrong turn.
Joe

Yiddil posted 04-11-2009 07:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Bella....hehe I know I won't get lost, I grew up in NY...

And I do agree I could spend it better else ware.

I guess I was thinking safety...mayeb a bit to much....a paper chart will do nicely, and the base map will do, and I still have a sonor/depth finder so maybe Ill just spend it on something else....hehe:)

Bella con23 posted 04-11-2009 11:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Yiddil - I'm sure you know these waters better then I. My first time around Manhattan was last year after 36 years of boating the water 5 miles to the south in the Raritan. I thought circum-navigating Staten Island was a greater feat then running my usual off-shore 25-30 miles.

Anyway, if you are venturing away from the pack for any reason such as a rendezvous in New Rochelle, I will be happy to hand you the chip for you GPS as both of our Garmin's take the same chip.
Joe

Yiddil posted 04-12-2009 02:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Joe, Thanks, your a real gentleman:) I'm sure I will be fine...IT not like you can loose over 50 boats all going in the same direction with you:) hehe I know the areas well, but have not taken a whaler out in all that ever...

We can talk about were I grew up and why when we meet:)But its been a few years since I drove a boat under the Throgs Neck Bridge:))I always enjoyed that:))

Mostly looking at all the different things that might come up as I venture to trailer 238 miles, then skipper a whaler another 100...then trailer another 238 mile back.

Should be a wonderful trip...is their a alternate day for this if the weather gets funky, which of course it wont!...

HEnry AKA THE YIDDIL

jamesmylesmcp posted 04-12-2009 08:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Henry, here's a portion of an e-mail communication,

"Ltjg N. Gordon,
As per our conversation this week please see attachment of our request for our Marine Event, as noted on form (CG-4423) the event date is requested for June 20, 2009, In the event of inclement weather, we would like to request June 27, 2009 as the rain date for the event. There was note enough space to insert the rain date on form."

Let's hope we don't need to exercise this option.
On another note, I did find it disturbing recently as a participant became confused and arrived early ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpBRnJxl9FY
The word is now out.

Yiddil posted 04-12-2009 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
:) hehe thanks James...I try and NOT make like those sailers who got into NY harbor early for the 4th of July one year:))
MDCrabs posted 04-12-2009 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
Regarding the Montauk 17 question about lodging and launching. My reservations for Friday and Saturday are in Englewood and the ramp is under the GW Bridge which is a couple miles from the hotel. Im trailering up with the DELMARVA crew Friday AM along with two buddies Ive known for 35 years. All of our wives have granted us leave for Father's day weekend. God Bless Them.

Im really looking forward to this. My grandparents arrived thru Ellis Island in the early 1930's. Being there in my own boat 75 years later has special meaning. Cant wait.

Yiddil posted 04-12-2009 11:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
MD, way to go...seems to have a lot of meaning for a lot of people based on the numbers we have attending...It will be a pleasure to trailer up together and meet you guys:))

Have not made any hotel res. yet...waiting to hear from a coupel more people yet...then I'll do it....

gbcbu posted 04-14-2009 10:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for gbcbu  Send Email to gbcbu     
OK I have been beating my options like a rented mule on what would be the best way to get my boat down to NY...I'm going with the New Rochelle option.

I'll leave early on Saturday for the 3 hour drive and join the group leaving from Marine Max. One question if someone could answer...170 Montauk (2006) 90 hp 4 stroke. Jim ( Jamesmylesmcp) in another post estimated 100 miles round trip.

I have 2 6 gallon tanks and a 12 gallon tank but I need to know from those who keep better track of how much fuel I'll need...and a place during the event to refuel if necessary before leaving NY harbor for the trip back to Marine Max.

Thanks

Marlin posted 04-14-2009 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marlin  Send Email to Marlin     
Based on previous long trips, I'm planning to burn about 20 gallons on my 160 Dauntless with its 115 4-stroke. You should be pretty close to that number too, so you'll definitely want to refuel. Where that will be, I can't say.

-Bob

Yiddil posted 04-14-2009 01:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I would imagine 20 gallons might be about right too....I dont think I will burn more than that...but then again, I have an internal 60 Gallon tank so I probabaly have a range of about 250 miles with my engine...guessing of cours.
gbcbu posted 04-14-2009 03:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for gbcbu  Send Email to gbcbu     
Bob and Yiddil:

Thanks,

Refueling locale will be one for the New Yorkers to answer although my GPS will have a list too.

jamesmylesmcp posted 04-14-2009 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Fuel , http://maps.yahoo.com/broadband/#mvt=m&lat=40.71391&lon=-74.036629& zoom=14&tt=marina&tp=1&q1=Jersey%2520City%2520NJ
Sal A posted 04-15-2009 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A    
Can anyone accommodate a few crew members with bagels and gas money?
jamesmylesmcp posted 04-16-2009 05:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
AFTER PARTY AND BBQ:

Time: 2:30 / 3:00pm
Place: City of New Rochelle Marina (Echo Bay - "A" Dock)
Lat: 40* 54' 34"N
Long: 73* 46' 11" W

boatman1979 posted 04-16-2009 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for boatman1979  Send Email to boatman1979     
Ok, I have a fuel question... I will be launching the 150 Sport (60hp 2-stroke) at Liberty State Park, 4 persons aboard, and I plan on carrying 2 6 gallon tanks and an extra 5 gallons of reserve. I estimate 30 miles around Manhattan... I don't normally have that many guests aboard, so I really don't know how much gas she will burn. Will 17 gallons be enough?
NYmontauk17 posted 04-19-2009 05:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for NYmontauk17  Send Email to NYmontauk17     
Anyone know where i can launch my boat in the city if i am trailerin from long island
tkhudgens posted 04-19-2009 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for tkhudgens  Send Email to tkhudgens     
I'm really excited about this. I just bought a 305 Conquest and keep the boat at Chelsea Piers in NYC. I'm not sure what kind of help I can provide, but seeing as I am right in the city, please feel free to contact me if anyone has any needs.
Bella con23 posted 04-19-2009 10:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Welcome to the forum Tom. I look forward to seeing your 305 Conquest on the water for the tour.
Best of luck with her!
Joe
Bella con23 posted 04-21-2009 11:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
I had an opportunity to take a run with the boat this passed Saturday. After a long winter season double checked the already fully charged batteries, checked the already full oil tank, checked my fuel....whoops....only 25 gallons in a 125 gallon tank.

I hooked up the ear muffs and garden hose and cranked the 225 Merc. for about a half a dozen revs. before the monster of the otherwise quite neighborhood came to life. There was a lot of smoke and even more noise as this time I was to lazy to make any attempt to muffle the exhaust.

I was pleased with the fast throttle response and the amount of water streaming out of the tell-tail. After the smoke cleared I shut it down and hooked it up to my tow vehicle.

My intention was to bring my two boys and the oldest's girl friend and her friend down to a ramp, drop the boat and crew off and retrieve them later. They wouldn't here of it. YOUR COMING! Oh...ok! (he-he-he)

I dropped it in the closest ramp that my tow vehicle's GPS lead my to. A very people friendly, easy to launch and retrieve ramp in Sewaren, NJ just north of the Gothals bridge.

From this point we ran North up the Arthurs Kill to New York Harbor just South of Liberty Island. At this point it occurred to me that the boat was running as well as it did on any other day last summer. Good thing because if it was to fail anywhere along this route, I would have been on the banks of no mans land.

I ran North to the Statue of Liberty and couldn't stop thinking that the next time I would be here would have me surrounded by all of you from Continuous Wave. Can't wait!!!

I took several pictures of the Statue of Liberty with the ladies from Toronto in the foreground, turned the boat and headed back to the ramp for a 40 mile round trip burning 25 gallons of gas and one gallon of oil.
Smiles on the two from Toronto was priceless.

Later, my twenty year old couldn't thank me enough for the great trip. Notice the expression in the last frame!!!

http://www.pbase.com/metuchen/bellas_1st_2009&view=slideshow

Sal A posted 04-22-2009 06:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A    
Wow Joe. I have to try that ramp! Great pics.
themclos posted 04-22-2009 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     
Joe,

Very nice. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

So, when will you be heading out for stripers?

Dan

Bella con23 posted 04-22-2009 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Dan -

I took off Friday, so either Friday or Saturday
for sure. I'm going to drop Bella in down at Atlantic Highlands and anchor up in the Knoll - weather providing!

Joe

Ridge Runner posted 04-22-2009 11:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Sal A.,

More then welcome to have your crew ride with me. I'll be leaving from Lentze Marine in Hazlet. Send me an email with your contact info and let me know if your interested. - Joe

Dave Sutton posted 04-23-2009 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Wow... I never even opened this forum up before (dumb me). Nice to see what the plans are!

I have been moored for the winter on my 42 Grand Banks at Liberty State Park, great place. I'm exploring NY Harbor with the Whaler weekly. Off to do the Manhattan Circumnavigation this Sunday, but count me in for this one too.


Dave

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wlease4 posted 04-25-2009 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for wlease4  Send Email to wlease4     
Just found out about the trip, I'm planning on joining, leaving from Oceanic Marina in Rumson, NJ.
Conquest 305. I've done the trip a couple of times around Manhattan, great trip, best to keep the current with you.
cprofomogo posted 04-25-2009 11:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for cprofomogo  Send Email to cprofomogo     
I plan to join in this and will fill out the participation information form as soon as I take delivery (new-to-me 17' Montauk) and deal with NY DMV.

Sounds like fun!

Dave Sutton posted 04-26-2009 07:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Just did this run yesterday, and thought I'd comment:

Launched at Liberty State Park. Excellent ramp.

Ran to the Statue, and looked for a bit. Beautiful!

Ran across to the Battery, past a French Warship that was putting to sea, with her helicopter circling her and the statue. Coast Guard was escorting her to sea.

Up the East River, lots of chop right where the East River meets the Hudson. Would not have wanted to be there in anything smaller than a Montauk.

Up the East River, past South Street Seaport. Went into the seaport and loitered there looking at ships and talking to people walking on the pier.

Ran up the East River, past Roosevelt Island on the west side. Past the UN Building, etc.

Ran thru Hell Gate and up to North Brother Island to see the site of the Slocum Disaster (Google it).

Ran back down thru Hell Gate and made a turn into the Harlem River.

Ran the Harlem River to the Hudson. Piece of cake, could have done it with a canoe.

Entered the Hudson, and ran south under the George Washington Bridge. Beautiful.

Ran back and forth across the river from the NJ to the NY side, looking at the Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken, the USS Intrepid in NY (right up to touch her and close enough to talk to people on the pier), looked at the Concord on the dock, and then back across to the NJ side.

Ran along Jersey City, looked at the CRNJ terminal where the Ellis Island ferry departs from.

Looked at Ellis Island close up.

Ran around the Statue a second time, and then back to the ramp.

Dragged the Montauk out and took her home and washed her.


Time on the water: 3 hours. We took our time, and never hurried.


Used about 10 gallons in a Yamaha 2 stroke 90. Ran at about 18 knots most of the time. Have more than half of my fuel left in a Moeller 24 gallon tank.


Dave


Bella con23 posted 04-26-2009 08:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Sounds like a great trip Dave. No camera?
Joe
Dave Sutton posted 04-26-2009 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
No Camera... sorry.

I have been living in New York Harbor all winter on my Grand Banks, and it's been great. Just did not think to take a camera, sort of like taking photos of your backyard, I guess.

I did bring back a heck of a sunburn though!! ;-)


Dave


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jamesmylesmcp posted 04-26-2009 07:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Here's who has signed up , we'll start the with #25 reflecting the local Boats we know of not on the list.
25)Phil T
26)marlin
27)Scrimshaw
28)WhalerAce
29)Bella Con 23
30)Arthureld
31)bmclernon
32)Meridian AtoZ
33)Luckydog
34)Alioop
35)wyeisland
36)Todd Putman
37)tyler993
38)Bulldog
39)pat 88
40)Contender25
41)Yiddil
42)Mac
43)Jeff
45)Robert B
46)Greg Hiller
47)SlipperyEel
48)wmeier
49)timh
50)RidgeRunner
51)Hiisier
52)zwieberi
53)jechura
54)LilJoe
55)KurtGett
56)edmaude
57)greatbay
58)Bob Movavek
59)gbcbu
60)boatman1979
61)Inabanus
62)dropanchor
63)vkr
64)Litemorn
65)Scraab928
66)themclos
67)mikeschw52
68}Fred
69)Whale1
70)Dkorman
71)braedeudad
72)kgregg
73)NYMontauk17
74)Rich S
75)Ray Scott
76)tkhdgens
78)Wlease4
79)Sal A
Not a bad start !!
Dave Sutton posted 04-26-2009 07:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Me Too!

Dave

tkhudgens posted 04-27-2009 10:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for tkhudgens  Send Email to tkhudgens     
I, too, did the trip around the island yesterday. I went the opposite direction as Dave.

It is a great ride and a lot of fun. The only comment I have is that the currents can do some funky and nasty things depending on timing and direction. Entering the Harlem River from the Hudson River was interesting as the current had to have been at least 5 knots against me...it was ripping.

Looking forward to June!

Dave Sutton posted 04-27-2009 10:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Yesterday would have been just as perfect as Saturday, glad someone else got out.

RE: The so-called "Rivers" of New York Harbor:

What most people do not understand is that the East River and the Harlem River are NOT rivers, they are straights. They connect one tidal body to another. They do not flow in one direction. The issue is that Long Island Sound and the Hudson River and the Raritan Bay are all interconnected with these straights, and when the tides change, LOTS of dynamics occur.

So, the only "River" here is the Hudson.

The best information on the currents (which are perfectly predictable) is in Eldridge. My copy is on my Trawler, I'll get it in a day or so and will do an hour by hour analysis for the 20th to see what we're up against. It may be that if we adjust the direction, or the timing, we can enjoy a smooth ride as opposed to bucking the current the entire way. And "Incoming Tide" may mean current flowing north at one spot, and ripping south at another. I'll post the results of my Eldridge work in a few days.


Bottom line is that sometimes delaying departure for an hour will save two hours.


Dave


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MDCrabs posted 04-27-2009 04:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
If I wanted a smooth ride, I wouldn't have invested in a Montauk. I'll cut thru the chop and y'all can coast in on my trail.
Hoosier posted 05-03-2009 08:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
Dave, I tried to email you but I got the your "mail box is full" error message.
Whalerdog posted 05-03-2009 11:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdog  Send Email to Whalerdog     
Hope to make it this year.
jamesmylesmcp posted 05-03-2009 04:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
A link for those unable to attend, you may have to allow it to load. [url]http://www.earthcam.com/swf/cam_player/enlarge_image.php?type=live&path=http://images.earthcam.com/ec_metros/ourcams/liberty.jpg&name=NY Harbor&width=640&height=480&img_width=640&img_height=480[/url]
Dave Sutton posted 05-03-2009 09:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
"Dave, I tried to email you but I got the your "mail box is full" error message"


If you are trying to email me, try again, as there's no size limit to my inbox. if it fails, ping here again (and if you are looking for someone else... "never mind" ;-)


Ran around the statue again yesterday, another nice NY Harbor Day.


Dave

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15ss posted 05-04-2009 05:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for 15ss    
hello all,
is a clasic 15' big enough for this trip? would put in at one of the launchs on hudson. probably the one by the gwb.
thanks,
dusty
jamesmylesmcp posted 05-04-2009 05:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Last year we had a 13' complete the tour with ease.
Bella con23 posted 05-04-2009 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
http://www.pbase.com/metuchen/image/98281940
73whaler posted 05-06-2009 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for 73whaler  Send Email to 73whaler     
Does anyone have a guess how long it would take by water to get to this event from West Haven CT? It would be on a 19' outrage w/a 140 Evinrude. I might be able to borrow a decent trailer to make it to New Rochelle.
jamesmylesmcp posted 05-11-2009 07:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
The Harbor should be interesting, we meet and head up the Husson at 10:30 AM and just under the George washington Bridge enter the Harlem River. At 12:00 this happens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zLuLUPNRHY we'll be long gone !
Yiddil posted 05-12-2009 12:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Your kidding me!

we are competing with the NPBA NYC Powerboat Poker Run on the same day???????wow...I fer one don't want to be anywhere near these guys when they have a full head of steam on them. Are they going to clear traffic first before they allow that to take place in the harbour or the hudson? Was this something we knew early on? Did I miss something?

I sure hope I'm gone before they show:)

jamesmylesmcp posted 05-12-2009 05:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Henry,we've known of this for some time. The Poker Run uses Liberty Landing Marina as home base in Jersey City and at 12Noon they bring them out and head up the Hudson. The NPBA cannot unleash all that horsepower until North of the George Washington Bridge.
The area waters will be controlled by the Coast Guard. We'll find ourselves smack dab in the middle of worldwide media coverage.
smalltauk posted 05-12-2009 10:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for smalltauk  Send Email to smalltauk     
Does anyone have a gps track of the proposed route? I'm considering doing this trip in my 150 Montauk and would like to see exactly where we're going as I'm unfamiliar with the area.

Thank you.

Smalltauk

Hoosier posted 05-12-2009 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
From their press release:

"The rally will begin at noon-time with our Patriotic Powerboat Parade up the Hudson River. We will “march” from the Statue of Liberty to the George Washington Bridge…flying our American Flags, and then unleash all of that horsepower to start the Event’s 1st leg to the Tappan Zee Bridge. The Poker Run will then continue on to Ossining Boat and Canoe Club, Peekskill Harbor, then Haverstraw Marina. The last leg is a straight run to the finish at Liberty Landing Marina."

With luck we'll be done and otta there by when they get back.

Yiddil posted 05-12-2009 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
James, very cool stuff...just don't want to be in their wake or anything:) wink:))
PeteB88 posted 05-12-2009 10:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Wow - I'd love to go, have plans to be on Mackinaw Island that day. maybe next year - what a crew!
pat88 posted 05-13-2009 01:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for pat88  Send Email to pat88     
Hoosier, You forgot to mention the promo for the event.

All are invited to the most exciting city in the world…
…FASTBOATS…
…FANCY WOMEN…
…a nautical spectacle of speed, glamour, and style.

Wow...Fancy Women.

Hoosier posted 05-15-2009 01:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
pat88, the video covers(uncovers) that subject quite well...

For those concerned about having charts of the NY Harbor area go to this other CW thread

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/002286.html

I just finished printing out strip charts on my Mac using the demo software, all for free.

RB89BW posted 05-18-2009 07:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for RB89BW  Send Email to RB89BW     
Ray (RB)
I will also be joining in. I am coming from the South Shore of LI, Brightwaters. I know of a great ramp in PT Washington on Hempstead Harbor at the Hempstead harbor county park which can be free for all if you are in before 7AM there is plenty of parking and has 2 ramps, a wash down area and can stage as many as 6 boats at 1 time. The security is good and overnight parking is allowed. Low tide launching is a challenge but I have done it more than once with my 22 Outrage. I am familiar with the route to the ramp the waters inside Hempstead harbor and that part of the sound to include the waters to Liberty Park by day or night and we are a short trip to New Rochelle where we can meet up with the rest of the convoy. Anyone wishing to join me is more than welcome I am sure I can provide you with plenty of info for this area.
My intentions are to fish the area for stripers this is prime time for big stripes for the area and I have done it many times in the pass so if you want to join in on that too please do.
Anyone wishing to join in can email me or feel free to call 516 527 3943. Looking forward to meeting my fellow BW owners, I have owned a BW for almost 40 years.
Jim I will register today I had some issues with my old user name and had to start a new one. Also did you want any stripers for the barbeque? Friday I met some guy in Jamaica bay while striper fishing, I think he said his name is Rob (he was fishing some striper tournament) and he invited me to this advent which I already new about threw the web site. He said he was your partner.
Ray (RB
jamesmylesmcp posted 05-18-2009 12:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Ray,welcome aboard ! You met my buddy Rob as he participated in the Manhattan Cup (Striper Tournament). The area is now loaded with large Stripers.
RB89BW posted 05-18-2009 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for RB89BW  Send Email to RB89BW     
I have some experiences with travel and launching boats in these areas. So I will share some of my ideas. If I was traveling from the South I would not use Atlantic Highlands Marina or Keyport NJ but I would continue on 95 to the George Washington Bridge and go to Palisades Interstate Park. This is a wonderful area and roomy the ramp is a bit of a challenge but co-opting together will make it easer. It is a single boat ramp launch but by working together 2 boats can launch and retrieve easily. The fact is this entire park is roomy. But even more important is it is a short trip by water to the statue, further more it is a closer trip to Marine Max of New Rochelle, N.Y. if you wanted to attend that. The trip across Rattan Bay can get real sloppy and it's a long trip especially to Atlantic Highlands Marina. Plus the fact that the travel time off the main hwy to either Atlantic Highlands Marina or Keyport NJ is timely and you can make just as good time continuing to Palisades Interstate Park and be a lot closer and more comfortable trip, both by car and boat, to the main action. For any of you thinking of Arthur Kill in Staten Island I have 1 word for you forgetaboutit. I will just try to keep this short forgetaboutit but if you insist email me and I will send you a link to the guy who will help you out there. Last word is Liberty State Park I also have been here although I never used the boat ramp in fact I didn’t even know they had 1.This is a full service world class marina with all amities you could want. I did find it very pricey and not very accommodating to anyone who wasn’t about to drop a few hundred bucks while they are there. Furthermore this is a very busy Marina and staging any number of boats at one time seems impossible to me. I have not been there in a number of years so things could be different by now. Most importantly it will take some time to get to by car which I feel can be better spent headed up to Palisades Interstate Park.
RB
Dave Sutton posted 05-18-2009 09:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
I must address this as it's entirely wrong as regards the ramp:

" Last word is Liberty State Park I also have been here although I never used the boat ramp in fact I didn’t even know they had 1.This is a full service world class marina with all amities you could want. I did find it very pricey and not very accommodating to anyone who wasn’t about to drop a few hundred bucks while they are there."


Gents: The MARINA (Liberty Landing Marina) up at the north end of Liberty State Park IS NOT where the EXCELLENT and WORLD CLASS and ABSOLUTELY FREE State launch ramp is located.

The Launch Ramp is located a mile south of the Marina at the SOUTH END of Liberty State Park.

I lived in Liberty Landing Marina all winter on my Grand Banks Trawler, and have launched my Montauk a dozen times at the launching ramp in the last month alone. This is not speculation, it's the way it is.

Feel free to send me an email and I'll reply with my phone number if anyone wants local information.


Dave

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Bella con23 posted 05-18-2009 11:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Dave - I have to agree with your logic. Is the ramp your refering to on Morris Pesin Dr.? That looks like an ideal location.

FYI - the ramp under the George Washington Bridge adds 12 miles to the trip because you need to run down the Hudson to Liberty just to run right back and pass the ramp you just launched from. The run from Liberty to the GWB is the better part of the trip as far as the New Your Harbor Police/Coast Guard is concerned.

I think if you coming from South on 95 or the Parkway you would do better taking 78 to Liberty State Park and launch from there.

From Liberty State Park it is 36 mile round trip.
From GWB it is 56 miles.
From Atlantic Highlands it's 73 miles round trip.
Break off to New Rochelle and it will add 34 miles to the tour.

I would like to run to New Rochelle for the get together, but I will need a very nice day for that to happen.
Joe

jamesmylesmcp posted 05-19-2009 07:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
The time has come for all those interested in launching in New Rochelle to contact Capt. Sal (Harbor Master) for arrangements 914-235-6930, you may also contact MarineMax at 914-633-6800. We hope to be underway from this location at 8:30AM.

Things are coming together nicely and our numbers continue to grow !
80)JDJET
81)Seafarer
82)BCKRETER
83)WhalerTherapy
84)Montauk17
85)Smalltauk
86)fishtales
87)RB89BW

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RB89BW posted 05-19-2009 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for RB89BW  Send Email to RB89BW     
Thanks for straightening that out guys I wasn't too familiar with that marina as I stated and only accessed it by water. But I still feel if you are going to New Rochelle after the event you would be better off at the GW Bridge. Again my opinion and experience I have made both trips a couple of times now both by day and night. But I must add that plan works if you intend on running the Harlem river back to GWB and if my memory is right there is a very low train trestle at the Hudson of which some larger boats my not be able to get under. I made it in my 22 Outrage but had to lower my antennas. By the way what is the intended route I missed that one?
RB
jamesmylesmcp posted 05-19-2009 10:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Amtrack and Metro-North welcome us with open bridges !!!
Dave Sutton posted 05-19-2009 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Regarding Liberty State Park:

"Is the ramp your refering to on Morris Pesin Dr.? That looks like an ideal location."


Yes, that's the spot.

I did just go read, however, that there is a fee per launch. That's not been my experience, but then again I've not been there between Memorial Day and Labor day before. In any event, it's less than a mile to the Statue of Liberty from the ramp. Look for my Rhode Island registered Chevy Suburban and RI registered Montauk there in the AM and you'll know how to find me!

I do agree that it'll be a haul for those guys who want to run up to New Rochelle to the post-run festivities, the good news being that there will be light in the sky until after 9:00PM so the run back ought to be safe enough (don't hit a barge head on in the East River).


Dave

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ISLIP47 posted 05-19-2009 01:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for ISLIP47  Send Email to ISLIP47     
GUYS, COUNT ME IN WITH MY 89 22 OUTRAGE.
Hoosier posted 05-19-2009 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
How do we order T-Shirts if we're not going to New Rochelle afterwards?
Bulldog posted 05-19-2009 07:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
I put my 20' Revenege in at Liberty park last year, there was a fee(not too much) and when picking a ramp, facing the water try and get the one on the right, as the ramp on the left had some stone buildup at the end, still wasn't a problem....Jack
Inabanus posted 05-19-2009 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Inabanus  Send Email to Inabanus     
Dave Sutton,

There is a fee to launch, and I believe it was about $3.50 last year as I made the trip down from Rhode Island as well. My advice is to bring several one dollar bills and quarters as the machine seemed finicky last year and we actually had to have the park service come to fix it. The machine prints out a ticket that you then have to place on your car dashboard to show proof of payment, or they ticket you if you have any empty trailer.

I am driving down early that morning from Jamestown, will be meeting up with Boatman1979 (AKA "Captain Frank") in Connecticut, as he is bringing his 150 Sport along for the event. If you would like to join the caravan we can meet somewhere in southern RI. I usually take Route 1 south to Route 78 over the 95 south in North Stonington. You can call my cell at 401-529-7052 if you are interested, or email me.

Look forward to meeting everyone there.

Inabanus

Dave Sutton posted 05-19-2009 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
The fee must be seasonal, as I never paid one and launched there as recently as last week. I'll stop over there tomorrow AM and see what the signs say. Probably a Memorial Day to October 1st thing. I did see a shack and gate there, but it was closed and the gate has been open all winter.

You are from Jamestown? I'll look for you when I get back north. My Trawler is moored in the Salt Pond in Wakefield now, and I'm thru Jamestown weekly. Launch at both Fort Getty and Ft Weatherill. More of the latter than the former, as Ft Getty is getting expensive and the ramp is darned shallow. Be nice to say hi sometime.


Dave

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jamesmylesmcp posted 05-20-2009 07:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Here's a great link ! http://www.boatingonthehudson.com/new/content/view/142/68/
Dave Sutton posted 05-20-2009 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
OK, I drove down to Liberty State Park today, met with the Park Police guys who run the ramp, and also revisited the ramp. Here's the skinny:

(1): The gate opens to the ramp at 6:30AM and closes at 10:00PM. If you are not out at 10:00PM you are locked in and ticketed.

(2): Fee for the day is $15.00, payable in a machine at the ramp (into the lot on the far right corner). It takes EXACT CHANGE and credit cards. You get a printed permit and lace it in your windshield.

Uhhh.... <duh>... The fees been true all along, I never saw the nearly invisible machine, have been launching there weekly, and never paid and never got a ticket either... (wow). Color me sheepish. I'll pay from now on.

(3): Parking is about 30 spaces in the lot, on the grass just East of the lot, in the bus parking spaces in the main parking lot nearer the statue, and also on the NORTH side of the road leading into the park and on any of the side streets in the park. I found this legal parking 'on the street' to be remarkable, but the Park Police say it's OK.

(4): Cops say we can launch and then anchor out just outside of the docks (turn left after launching, go 100 yards, and anchor) while we wait for friends. They suggest an early launch as the Poker Run will make it a busy day there. I'll be there by 6:30AM.


What else?

Dave

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jamesmylesmcp posted 05-20-2009 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Dave,thanks for the scouting report. I was also in the Harbor today poking about 'Fleet Week'.
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/71outrage/nycmay09004.jpg
Not many American boats mostly Canadian ! Guess our guys are busy.
jamesmylesmcp posted 05-27-2009 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
We recieved 250 of these today to be distributed in New Rochelle. http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/71outrage/southbenson025.jpg
We also have items from sponsors of the BWOC,rods,reels,hats,sunglasses,on and on.........
tkhudgens posted 05-29-2009 09:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for tkhudgens  Send Email to tkhudgens     
I, too, would like to get a t-shirt but will not be able to make it all the way to New Rochelle. Any help would be great and I am looking forward to the event!
Kurt Gett posted 06-01-2009 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kurt Gett  Send Email to Kurt Gett     
Hey Jim
My good friend Eric is going to take the trip in his Menemsha. He and his first mate, Arn, were both crew on my boat during our trip last year. I will try to get him to register. The boat is a very clean, unpainted, original, and pure example of a Menemsha. Just another fine addition to our flotilla.
Jim, Have you been keeping track of all the different Whaler models and years that will be represented?
regards, Kurt
therefrigerator posted 06-02-2009 02:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for therefrigerator  Send Email to therefrigerator     
Just checking in, I haven't logged on to CW for quite a while; too long. I am looking to launch my 200 Dauntless at the Norwalk ramp at 7am or so then to The Statue (same as last year). Do we have others with the same agenda or maybe a different launch location...making the trip from CT? Other than my 12 year old son, crew is yet to be determined. We are really looking forward to this cruise, we had a great time last year.
jamesmylesmcp posted 06-02-2009 03:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Chris, good to hear from you,same as last year 7:30 AM at Green's Ledge. We expect a few more boats starting off from that location this year.
We have secured the use of the Town of Mamaroneck New York's double concrete ramp for the day with floating docks. The McMichael Rushmere Boat Yard,700 Rushmere Ave,Mamaroneck,N.Y. has offered secure storage for vehicles and trailers for the day( a short walk),contact Art Roberts 914-381-2169. The Mamaroneck launch site should work out better for all as New Rochelle only has use of a travel lift. Those who launch the night before should contact MarineMax in New Rochelle to arrange dockage.
therefrigerator posted 06-02-2009 11:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for therefrigerator  Send Email to therefrigerator     
Thanks for the update Jim. I will see you at Green's ledge by 7:30am as planned.

Thanks for all of your hard work. Looks like this year's event will be bigger and better than last years (that was a tough act to follow). What a great way to kick off the summer.

Chris
"C Worthy"

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-03-2009 04:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Itinerary,

The Statue 10:00- 10:30

10:30 Head up the Hudson , the circle takes +/- 3 hours

2:30 P.M. Arrive MarineMax New Rochelle

4:00 P.M.Wind down and head home

9:00P.M. Sunset

Hoosier posted 06-03-2009 05:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
Is your plan to go from Hell Gate to New Rochelle, or to go down to the Battery and then reverse and go back up the East River to New Rochelle?
jamesmylesmcp posted 06-03-2009 05:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Hell Gate to New Rochelle.
Rich S posted 06-04-2009 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rich S  Send Email to Rich S     
Here's some more dumb questions: lol

1. How long is the trip from: Hell's Gate to New Rochelle?
2. How long is the trip from: New Rochelle to Liberty Island?

I'm sure I could plot it out and do some calculations, but if someone has experience and knows the estimate already, I'd be very grateful.

I'm simply trying EVERYTING I can to re-arrange my weekend so I can make the New Rochelle post-party, and not feel a bit nervous about returning to Philly Saturday night. Phew....this is killing me! ;-)

And...
I'm wondering how many folks will be making the voyage from New Rochelle back to the Battery and Liberty Island after the post-party. I'm launching at Liberty State Park. I'm not convinced I want to solo the trip from New Rochelle down to Liberty SP after the party. Looking for companion ships to possibly travel with....

Hoosier posted 06-04-2009 05:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
I'll join you. My target is to head south from New Rochelle by 4 PM.

Jim, are there any special commuications procedures for this event? I remember something about having Channel 19? This thread's gotten so long I can't find it.

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-04-2009 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
In the past 2 days over 2500 e-mails went out inviting every Boston Whaler owner in the Tri-state area to participate. One from the MarineMax in Linderhurst was inaccurate and identified the wrong date ! The correct date is Saturday June 20th.
The Flotilla will utilize channel 19.
Smithsm posted 06-04-2009 07:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Smithsm  Send Email to Smithsm     
I am gonna try to make it - my boat is at our club at the outer bridge crossing - so this is a hop, skip and jump
Ritzyrags posted 06-04-2009 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ritzyrags  Send Email to Ritzyrags     
I did get my shirt today;
And my crew liked it a lot.
Black is the color of choice here but the white did look inviting enough.
I have donned it over my sleeveless shirt and Carol took a couple if pictures.
Don't mind the nasty look;
I'm only squinting from the sun..
Success to your Premier New York Run Jim!
I know that it will be a Total Blast..
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Slippery Eel posted 06-05-2009 12:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
My thoughts at this time are to tow my 22 Revenge and crew from Ocean City NJ early Saturday AM to Libery Park. Launch and then go to the Statue. I am wrestling with the trip to New Rochelle as I plan to return to the ramp and travel back to OCNJ later in the afternoon. I too am concerned about the trip back from New Roc to Liberty Park as it will be later in the day and from a route that is unfamiliar.

Is anyone else planning on doing an out and back from Liberty Park besides Rich? I would certainly feel more comfortable if there were a number of boats on the same route.

Please let us know so we can coordinate the return trip.

Bella con23 posted 06-05-2009 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Rich S and Slippery Eel - My plan is to launch from Liberty park around 8:30-9am, head over to the statue for the gathering for the 10:30 departure. I will then run with the group to New Rochelle for that gathering, spend about an hour and head back to Liberty.

I think if the group is able to get underway by 10:45 or so, we should be in New Rochelle by 2:00 at the latest ( see Jim's schedule back a couple of posts.)

If I leave Rochelle at 3:00, I should be back at Liberty by 4:30.
I'll be happy to cruise with anyone who would like to.
Joe

Dave Sutton posted 06-05-2009 03:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Guys,

I plan the same run from Liberty Landing, to the party, and then back to Liberty Landing. I know these waters well, and will be happy to run with others back down thru Hell Gate and to Liberty Landing. I will be running back early enough to do so in daylight. There will be light until almst 9:00PM so it's not an issue (I'll be underway home by 4-5PM at latest).


Dave

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Rich S posted 06-06-2009 08:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rich S  Send Email to Rich S     
Great! Thanks guys... I'll be joining the New Rochelle gathering and traveling back to LSP with you all. MUCH appreciate!
GSReed posted 06-06-2009 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for GSReed  Send Email to GSReed     
Hello all,
first time caller.Just joined CW last night. I learned of this gathering from the Whaler owners group.

Spoke with Rob the other day on the phone, thanks for your time Rob.

I am planning to pull my Ventura 21 from Buffalo on the 18th or early 19th, to launch in the evening of the 19th at the Mamaroneck ramp and keep the truck at the near by yard ( McMichaels?). Then over night at New Rochelle marina. Then join up with a group leaving from there in the AM.

My two questions are: do I need to sign-up or regester anywhere? And is there any one else pulling out of the western NY area.

Many thanks to all those that have done all the foot work.

Aloha,

Gordon
716-773-0972

Phil T posted 06-06-2009 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Registration Link:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ viewform?formkey=cE9GZ0JmaHg4cGZORmkyd3o3RjlCUFE6MA..

GSReed posted 06-06-2009 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for GSReed  Send Email to GSReed     
Thank you Phil....done.
Slippery Eel posted 06-08-2009 10:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
Thanks for the replies. I feel much better about running with a fleet back to Liberty Park. Awesome.

QualityTime posted 06-09-2009 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for QualityTime  Send Email to QualityTime     
Apologies for being late to chime in but just found this thread, anyone maing the trip from south shore of Long Island by boat? I'm docked near Marine Max Lindenhurst location.
pat88 posted 06-09-2009 01:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for pat88  Send Email to pat88     
Thinking about changing my plans a bit and staying with friends in Greenwich. I would still like to meet up with folks in New Rochelle for the trip to the Statue. I need some help with travel times. How much time should I plan for on Sat morning if I depart from Greenwich Harbor to MarineMax in New Rochelle.
Yiddil posted 06-09-2009 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
As I have told Phil and James, I'm fighting an engine issue here that is a complete mystery...see the repair forum for that info and possible input to help...

So it's starting to look like if I don't get real lucky about a fix I may have to hitch a ride with someone or I won't be participating much...

Ill keep everyone informed as I have contacted people for help and assistance, Marina's and Mercury, but nothing yet

Of all the time for this to happen:( I am hopingit's a simple fix and I can attend with Das BOat...otherwise it's going to be a long summer...Henry

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-09-2009 08:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
pat88, we'll be meeting up at the Throggs Neck Bridge at 9:00 AM,about 1/2 hour West of Greenwich. Head out of Greenwich at 8 and monitor channel 19,a bunch of Whalers will be approaching from the East,won't be hard to find !!
Dave Sutton posted 06-10-2009 11:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Guys:

I just picked up a charter on my dive boat for Sunday the 21st, and that's up in Rhode Island. I'll make the statue meeting but will not be running up to the party since I need to haul the Montauk after we meet at the statue, and then drive 200 miles to RI to get to my big boat in time to ger her ready for the charter.

The guys who want advice on how to run back to Liberty State park thru the harbor after the party can contact me if they want advice, as I will not be able to lead the fleet back. It'll be an easy run, so you should not fear it. Email me if you want any advice, or plan to meet at the ramp at Liberty State Park and I can talk you thru it. Somebody grab me a shirt at the party and I'll be grateful.


Dave

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Rich S posted 06-10-2009 03:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rich S  Send Email to Rich S     
Sorry to hear that, Dave... Was looking forward to having your Montauk 17 and my Dauntless 160 making that long leg together.

However...I answered a bit of my own questions today using Maptech Chart Navigator. Here's what I've come up with for mileage on each leg:

1. Statue of Liberty up the Hudson to Harlem River: 14.7 miles +/-

2. Harlem River - Hudson to Hell Gate: 8.1 miles +/-

3. Hell Gate to Echo Bay: 16.8 miles +/- (really depends on the tact taken)

4. Echo Bay to Hell Gate: 16.8 miles +/-

5. Hell Gate to Statue of Liberty: 9.4 miles +/-

While those numbers are rough - they should be a fair guide.

That's 66 miles +\- for the folks launching at Liberty State Park and making the New Rochelle gathering - and then returning to LSP that early evening.

Dave Sutton posted 06-11-2009 06:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Those mileages are about right, I figured just over an hour to run back from the party to Liberty State Park.

Coming south from Hell Gate, pass between North and South Brother Islands (there is a good channel there). Take a Google Minute for the General Slocum Disaster and think about it as you pass these two islands. Run the East River on the West side of Roosevelt Island, and then enjoy the views of the UN Building and then the bridges. Give fair clearance to the Manhattan side after you pass the sailing ships on the right (South Street Seaport) as the Staten Island Ferries are active down at their terminal and it's almost a blind corner as you come around the tip of Manhattan.

MAKE SURE you monitor VHF-16, as the Coast Guard may hail you if they want to ask you anything. Also, monitor VHF-13 if you can do so with a dual-watch radio, or a second radio, as that's the bridge-to-bridge channel for all of the commercial traffic in the harbor. Keep that channel clear, IE: don't use it for boat-to-boat chatter, it's for large vessels giving their position reports in the harbor. It's interesting to listen to it, and it'll help you get a sense of what's happening in the harbor.

We can go over the trip on my chartplotter in the parking lot before launching if you like.


Dave

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striper swiper posted 06-11-2009 08:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for striper swiper    
I would like to make the trip, the closet ramp to my house is in Norwalk /Stamford CT.
Then its a schlep to the battery.
I would like to launch down in lower Westchester county.
Glen Island , New Rochelle, is out you need to be a Westchester co.resident.

I know of a public ramp in Mamaroneck, but it may not be able to handle additional boats.
Any good ideas? Jersey is too far.

And If I go I'll be happy to take someone.

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-11-2009 08:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
As stated above. 'We have secured the use of the Town of Mamaroneck New York's double concrete ramp for the day with floating docks. The McMichael Rushmere Boat Yard,700 Rushmere Ave,Mamaroneck,N.Y. has offered secure storage for vehicles and trailers for the day( a short walk),contact Art Roberts 914-381-2169. The Mamaroneck launch site should work out better for all as New Rochelle only has use of a travel lift. Those who launch the night before should contact MarineMax in New Rochelle to arrange dockage'
jamesmylesmcp posted 06-11-2009 07:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Just about a week left !!
The Event has come together nicely in the past few months and it's time to identify and thank all the sponsors and agencies who have made this possible.
Boston Whaler
MarineMax of New Rochelle
Mercury Marine
Avala Marketing
Penn Reels
Sea Tow
New Rochelle Chevrolet
West Marine
Harley Davidson of new Rochelle
United Stated Coast Guard
New York City Fire Dept.
New York City Police Dept.
The City of New Rochelle
The City of Mamaroneck
Feejer posted 06-11-2009 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
If anyone can pick me up a shirt I would very much appreciate it. I will not be able to make the trip even though I less than 100 miles away. Let me know what the shirt cost and shipping etc...

Thanks

Yiddil posted 06-12-2009 01:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
On getting Das BOat straightened out for this event...

After doing the "Potomac SWim" event I started to have some engine issues and although I don't think they are serious, I have yet to get someone with knowledge to actually look at her.

I believe I will have good friend with lots of knowledge actually look at her tues. down at das house but I am not sure it will get fixed in time to get her towed up to New Rochelle. If we find the problem, I may need to order parts and that could take some time so I am not very hopful I will be bringing Das BOat at this time...

At this point I am hoping I get lucky but it's not looking good. I could come up to New Rochelle but I will need to bum a ride on someones Whalers to do the event. So anyone who has room, email me back channel in case I dont get this engine uncorked. Thnaks in advance, Henry

PeteB88 posted 06-13-2009 10:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
We'd love to be there - totally committed that weekend, going to Mackinaw Island the 21st. Ellen's two brothers live in Manhattan, friends and perhaps the biggest single Whaler event in the US.

Have a great time - post some shots.

Best
PB88

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-13-2009 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
PeteB88 wrote 'perhaps the biggest single Whaler event in the US'
No !
Maybe the World
Here's who we know of !
Oldest 1962 16'7"
Newest 2009 345 Conquest
13'-2
15'-3
17'-56
18'-17
19'-9
20'-3
21'-6
22'-17
23'-2
24'-5
25'-6
27'-2
28'-5
34'-3
____________

136

That's only the ones we've had contact with via the registration link or e-mail.
We're prepared to handle alot more !

aubv posted 06-13-2009 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
I plan on attending with our 130 Sport.

If anyone needs a place to store a boat for a night or two about 30 from Liberty State Park, send me and e-mail.

aubv@aol.com

Dan posted 06-14-2009 08:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
I'm Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bummed! I have to photograph a wedding on the 20th. Oh well, at least I'm sure there be lots of photos and videos of the cruise.
Bulldog posted 06-14-2009 03:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Coming up from Pa, it is only about a 2.5 to 3 hour trip to Mamaroneck ramp, with parking a short walk away, how far by boat is it to New Rochelle, Marine Max? We need to be at Marine Max at 8AM or so for 8:30 start time. I think I need to break down and get a GPS for the boat before the weekend. I might be confused with all the side tracks people are doing to get here, I'm bringing two cars and a bunch of people to what I assume is the start and finish area New Rochelle @ Marine Max, or is the Marine Max thing a side trip in the middle and I would end up at the Staute at the end and have to head back to Mamaroneck ramp after everything?........Jack
Phil T posted 06-14-2009 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Jack -

I think start/finish at Marine Max is the best plan. I am launching with Jim and will be doing this route too.

Phil

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-14-2009 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Jack,your looking at only a very short ride from Mamaroneck to New Rochelle. I would suggest you splash the boat where it's easiest for you,the crew from the East will meet up just East of the Throggs Neck Bridge 9-9:15 and head towards the Statue(down the East River). This should give us time to idle about as we take it all in. The Flotilla will set off from the Statue at 10:30 AM.
Bulldog posted 06-14-2009 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Thanks Jim, after thinking about it we will put in at Liberty park and then head back there from New Rochelle after the party, my crew can sleep in earlier that way!.....Jack
MDCrabs posted 06-14-2009 05:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
Maryland resident here. We don't need a boater's safety course certification if we were born after 1976.

I'm putting in at a ramp under the GW bridge, Jersey side and I notice that New Jersey requires ALL boaters, including non-residents, to have a boater's safety course certification.

I'm doing the certification on-line. Is my understanding of the requirement correct? Does New York require the same?

Phil T posted 06-14-2009 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
According to:

http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/boating/docs/boaters_guide.pdf

Only those 11-17 operating a motor boat without supervision require the certification.

Slippery Eel posted 06-15-2009 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
MD Crabs,

No need to get the safe boating cert as it is only for boater/boats in nj waters >90 days per year.

Slippery Eel posted 06-15-2009 09:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
What are plans to accomodate the boats at Marine Max? Do they have dock space to accomodate the fleet or will we need to moor our boats and shuttle to the party?
We will be travelling from Libery Park and back that day.

Hutch

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-15-2009 11:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Dock space has been cleared,excess boats will be moored nearby and shuttle service provided.
MDCrabs posted 06-15-2009 12:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
The law states the folllowing:

2) Out-of-state residents who are at least 16 years old and in New
Jersey for less than 90 days may operate a power vessel on the
waters of the State of New Jersey if they possess a certifi cate
issued by their state of residence or they have in their possession
written proof of successful completion of a boat safety
course approved by another state, the U.S. coast Guard, or
the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
(NASBLA).

Maryland does not require me to have a certification at my age.


I am following up with NJ Marine Services to clarify.

Slippery Eel posted 06-15-2009 01:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
I wouldn't worry too much about the safe boating cert. We will be in NY waters most of the time anyway. I carry certs for PA and NJ. NJ no longer has an online certificate program. You need to attend a 1 day class only.
Slippery Eel posted 06-15-2009 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
James,

Thanks for the update on dockage.

Hoosier posted 06-15-2009 06:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
Does a certification from the US Power Squadron qualify for NJ and NY?
Len R posted 06-15-2009 06:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Len R  Send Email to Len R     
Looking foward to great day.....Am local and will be cruising up from my slip in the Highlands...If anyone comming up from Jersey wants to cruise along, drop me a line.....
Rich S posted 06-16-2009 07:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rich S  Send Email to Rich S     
Hey Jim...

In the Whaler size listing above, are all the 16' hulls grouped into the 17' catagory? (I only ask, 'cause that's what I am.)


Also...

Not to be risking the dreaded 'whammy' (lol), but in regards to the unspeakable circumstance that you would have to invoke the 6/27 rain date contingency - do you have a time in mind of when you'd make the call to postpone from 6/20? Some of us will be on the road very early Saturday AM, launching at various sites - and with no computer access.

I can't imaging that this is an easy issue, and maybe just one that I simply shouldn't worry about. If a gloomy outlook appears on Saturday AM, a simple leap of faith when beginning the 2+ hour trailer haul on Saturday AM may be the only answer.

I know I'm praying for Sunshine coupled with a 'leave no doubt' attitude. :-)

Thanks again for all your hard work in putting this together. My crew and I are SO looking forward to this!

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-16-2009 09:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
http://www.accuweather.com/us/ny/new%20york/10001/forecast. asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=1&zipChg=1&metric=0
Len R posted 06-16-2009 09:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Len R  Send Email to Len R     
Saturday: SE wind 5 to 8 kt becoming S in the morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 1 ft or less
jamesmylesmcp posted 06-16-2009 04:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
We will follow a 345 Conquest and proceed up the Hudson River after a group picture at the Statue at 10:30 A.M.(140+ Whalers).

We ask the Flotilla to then form a prosession (20 MPH) two abreast as we pass the U.S.S. Intrepid the deck will serve as a media platform as we pass (T.V.Channels 4,5,12 and multiple choppers).Continue North till the Harlem River and onto the East River ....Then we're gonna let em FLY.....a sight that no Whaler lover could ever imagine !!!!

Contender25 posted 06-17-2009 08:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Contender25  Send Email to Contender25     
not sure how to change boats in the itinerary without skewing the #'s but delete my 27 Offshore from the list and add another 16-17 as I will be towing my Nauset down via land as opposed to running the Offshore by water.

looking forward to this thanks for your efforts!

MDCrabs posted 06-17-2009 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
I've changed my mind and I will be making the run to New Rochelle. I was intending to circumnavigate Manhattan but making the whole event seems like the better thing to do. Can't wait. Hope the weather is good.
Phil T posted 06-17-2009 11:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Justin -

Heard your crew had logistical obstacle. : ~ (
Will update the RSVP list.

Slippery Eel posted 06-17-2009 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
What time will the boats who plan on putting in at Liberty Park plan to arrive there? I plan to put in at Liberty make the run and the party and return back to Liberty after the event.

I am working on my route and timing from Ocean City NJ.
Me and my crew are stoked for this event. Can't wait.

Hutch

Bella con23 posted 06-17-2009 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
I plan on getting to Liberty Park by 9:30 and at the statue by 10:00 or so. I will be making the same run as you.
Joe
Slippery Eel posted 06-17-2009 01:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
Bella,

Thanks. Look for me with a 22 Revenge W/T W/D with an aluminum top and a 250 ETEC. I will keep an eye out for your conquest as well.

Hutch

Bulldog posted 06-17-2009 09:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Hutch and Joe, we'll be at Liberty park also, Revenge with "Bulldog" splashed down the side! Hopefully with two running engines this year. We are up for the whole she-bang, and head back to Liberty after event at New Rochelle....Jack
jamesmylesmcp posted 06-17-2009 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
June 20th it is !! Can't stop it now as the first boat is in motion. David Hart (Hoosier) heads off for a two day drive to the Largest ever Whaler Event!!!
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/71outrage/davidhart.jpg
(We'll be celebrating his Birthday upon arrival)
Bella con23 posted 06-17-2009 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Sounds great. We are looking forward to this one!
Yiddil posted 06-18-2009 12:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Updates from Das House...

Worked feverishly to get Das Boat Up and running...long couple of days ...I will post more in repair section....

But here is the latest, Marlin has graciously asked me to attend with him and his party for the event since Das BOat is probabaly going to be still needing repairs...

So I WILL be coming with Bob and will set things up with him and his itinerary...besides, there are James Kids want to meet the Yiddil and find out what a Yiddil is:)))

See you all in a few days:)) Ill be their will bells on, Henry aka The Yiddil

Inabanus posted 06-18-2009 06:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Inabanus  Send Email to Inabanus     
contender25,

Give me a call if you want to follow one another down to LSP. My cell is 401-529-7052. We plan to leave RI at 4:30am, meet Captain Frank somewhere on Route 95 in CT, and proceed to LSP. Last year I believe it took about three hours, but I will look it up again on Mapquest to confirm.

Because we will obviously be travelling back North to RI after the event, we are going to haul the Whaler after we complete the circumnavigation and then stop at MarineMax for the festivities on our way home. I figure that we should arrive there about the same time that many arrive by boats and tie up, etc.

Unless there is lightning storms at 4:30am on Saturday, I will be there!

This is going to be one hell of a day!

Inabanus

Rich S posted 06-18-2009 08:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rich S  Send Email to Rich S     
Bella, Hutch, Bulldog, etc...

We'll be launching from LSP around 9ish at the latest. Look for my 160 Dauntless "Ticket To Ride" ! See you all Saturday AM.

therefrigerator posted 06-18-2009 08:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for therefrigerator  Send Email to therefrigerator     
Who else, besides me, is planning to launch in Norwalk to make the run to The Statue? Meeting at Greene's Ledge at 7:30am?
Slippery Eel posted 06-18-2009 08:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
Awesome!!

I plan to leave southern NJ around 6 am or so. I should be there around 8:30. Just in time to reinstall my curtains after the tow and launch.

Hutch

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-18-2009 09:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
The news of history in the making continues to spread.... http://www.northeastboating.net/ME2/Default.asp
MDCrabs posted 06-18-2009 12:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
It looks like there is a very slow moving front that will not clear out of NYC until Sunday. This is bumming me out.

Slippery Eel posted 06-18-2009 01:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
From what I see it does not look like a complete wash out. They are calling for scattered thunderstorms but that can be hit or miss.

I always take those type of forecast with a grain of salt. My old adage is ya gotta show up then you know what the weather is really like.

Saturday, Jun 20
High: 77 °F RealFeel®: 83 °F
Mostly cloudy and humid with showers and thunderstorms

jechura posted 06-18-2009 01:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for jechura  Send Email to jechura     
No matter what the weather may be, were leaving Northwest Ohio around 5 this afternoon heading east on 80 to NYC
jamesmylesmcp posted 06-18-2009 01:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
The 2009 Manhattan Whaler Run will go off [b]rain or shine[/]on June 20th 2009 as planned.
Slippery Eel posted 06-18-2009 01:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Slippery Eel  Send Email to Slippery Eel     
Yiddil,

Are you bringing your Safety Inspection stuff with you?

Phil T posted 06-18-2009 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
On the road at noon tomorrow!

Yiddil posted 06-18-2009 06:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I had planned on bringing 50 mdecals and forms but after three to four days of 14 hrs boat fixing, I have left the envelope in Northern Neck of Va. I have caled to see if I can get more before I depart tomorrow with Marlin...Hoping to get some...Henry
jamesmylesmcp posted 06-18-2009 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Recieved today after many sleepless nights is a permit issued by the Department of Homeland Security. Whaler Owners have full grazing rights in New York Harbor 6/20 !!!
With provided safety vessels !!!
Capt. Robert and I will depart for Lindenhurst tomorrow morning and return with our Flagship a new 345 Conquest with triple 275's, the boat will be bearthed in New Rochelle and meet all those from the East at the Thoggs Neck Bridge at 9AM Saturday for the trip to the Statue.
Dave Sutton posted 06-18-2009 09:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
If anyone wants to launch at a little-known and very good NJ ramp (free) that's just a half hour ride to the Statue, I've decided to put in at Laurel Hill Park in Seacaucus, also known as Snake Hill. It's a short run down the Hackensack river to Newark Bay, and a left turn to the Statue. I'm going to launch at 9:00 AM from there in case anyone wants to join me.

Dave

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gvisko posted 06-18-2009 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for gvisko  Send Email to gvisko     
Can you still come to the party at new rochelle
without your whaler?? My 24'outrage is out in the hamptons
but I have a home in eastchester the next town from
new rochelle . If so what time is the party?

GEORGE VISKO

TOMAHAWK SPORTFISHING

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-18-2009 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
George , come to the party at 2PM. Plenty of parking.
Kurt Gett posted 06-18-2009 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kurt Gett  Send Email to Kurt Gett     
From an earlier post of Jims
Itinerary,

The Statue 10:00- 10:30
10:30 Head up the Hudson , the circle takes +/- 3 hours

2:30 P.M. Arrive MarineMax New Rochelle

4:00 P.M.Wind down and head home

9:00P.M. Sunset

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-18-2009 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Kurt, those entering from the sound will meet up at the Throggs Neck Bridge at 9.
smalltauk posted 06-19-2009 07:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for smalltauk  Send Email to smalltauk     
What channel on the VHF radio should we be monitoring?
Phil T posted 06-19-2009 07:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
quote:
..to utilize channel 19

The forecast is looking better.

RevengeFamily posted 06-19-2009 08:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for RevengeFamily  Send Email to RevengeFamily     
According to NOAA's national radar... another batch of storms should be passing through late tonight. We may have a clear weather window for our ride around Manhattan but get a bit wet in New Rochelle... Won't stop us from making the ride...

Norm,

1999 280 Conquest "FishMagnet"

NeverLand posted 06-19-2009 08:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for NeverLand  Send Email to NeverLand     
This looks like an amazing event...green with envy and entirely bummed at not being able to join you all.

Yiddil posted 06-19-2009 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Happy!! Happy!! Happy!! Boung !!Boung!! Boung!!

New York Pizza @ Pelham Bay!!! OH MY GOsh!!!!!

Yiddil posted 06-19-2009 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
For those who recently asked...

I WILL have stickers and do VE's for anyone who want one done...time permitting ...Just got the call and getting some as we speak:)) Yippie:)

MDCrabs posted 06-19-2009 10:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for MDCrabs  Send Email to MDCrabs     
I'm using Hazards Boat Ramp under the GW bridge, Jersey side. It is open sun-up to sun-down. Are there any 24 hour ramps in the area? Sure would love to take the Whaler for a moonlight cruise around Manhattan this weekend.

Y'all drive gently. See you this weekend.

Len R posted 06-19-2009 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Len R  Send Email to Len R     
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina is open 24 hrs....Aprox 35 minute ride SE of of the Varizano Bridge. Ramp can handle up to 10 launches at a clip.
Kurt Gett posted 06-19-2009 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kurt Gett  Send Email to Kurt Gett     
Any Long Islanders putting in at Garvies Point in Glen Cove? If so, what time are you getting there to launch so you can meet up at the throgs neck bridge at 9 am.
Feejer posted 06-19-2009 01:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Can anyone pick me up a T-Shirt (2XL). I'll be more than happy to pay whatever you want for it
Bella con23 posted 06-19-2009 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Feejer - If I make it to New Rochelle, I've got you covered.
My brother-in-law works down by your area.
Joe
Feejer posted 06-19-2009 02:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Thanks Bella, sent you an email


For next year................is this all the parking at Liberty State Park? or is their more.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=40.697266,-74.064546&spn=0.002501,0. 004887&t=h&z=18

Bella con23 posted 06-19-2009 04:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Heading East toward the statue there is a bus lot that is usable and the side roads are also fair play if both lots fill. As long as you get a paid sticker out of the little box in the corner of the lot, you can pretty much park anywhere in the park.
Liteamorn posted 06-19-2009 04:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
Joe, Are you still dropping Bella in @ Keyport? I'm have a few items to work out but I 'm pretty sure I'll be leaving the marina about 0930

Ed

Bella con23 posted 06-19-2009 04:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Ed:

I'm going to tow it up to Liberty Park as long as it's already on the trailer.

General question - Does the same rule for flare guns in and around NY still apply from last year?
Joe

RB89BW posted 06-19-2009 05:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for RB89BW  Send Email to RB89BW     
Kurt Gett Garvey points take a permit I will be using Barr Beach instead if you get there before 7 AM no permit needed
Kurt Gett posted 06-19-2009 07:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kurt Gett  Send Email to Kurt Gett     
I am going to put in a Garvies. There is a 35.00 fee if they collect it. I will be there before they are manning the booths so I will pay upon my return, if they are there.
I want to be in the water by 8am to make it easily to the Throgs Neck by 9am. The flotilla waited for me last year to get there, but I had started my trip 35 miles further east, in my home port, and the fog slowed me down.
I am going to be waiting for them at the bridge this year, if I can get the crew out of the house on time...
See ya tomorrow
vkr posted 06-19-2009 07:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for vkr  Send Email to vkr     
Does the no flare gun rule around New York City still apply?
Dave Sutton posted 06-19-2009 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
"is this all the parking at Liberty State Park? or is their more.?"

Parking on the north side of the street is OK, parking on the grass east of the paved lot is also OK. I went in and spoke to the park police guys and they expect us and will not hassle us for parking off the paved lot.

Personally, I am going to launch at Laurel Hill, which is a half hour ride thru (the very interesting) Newark Bay to the statue, but it's free and I bet I am almost alone on the ramp. 9:00 launch if anyone wants to meet me there and run to the statue with me.

Here is the page on the launch ramp with pics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/3516328843/

and here:

http://www.hackensackriverkeeper.org/LHCP_directionsA.html


It's an EXCELLENT ramp with a fresh water hose for flushing and all. Absolutely free.


9:00 for me and the girls there, find a Blue Chevy Suburban with Rhode Island license plate XPLORE.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!


Dave

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Dave Sutton posted 06-19-2009 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
"is this all the parking at Liberty State Park? or is their more.?"

Parking on the north side of the street is OK, parking on the grass east of the paved lot is also OK. I went in and spoke to the park police guys and they expect us and will not hassle us for parking off the paved lot.

Personally, I am going to launch at Laurel Hill, which is a half hour ride thru (the very interesting) Newark Bay to the statue, but it's free and I bet I am almost alone on the ramp. 9:00 launch if anyone wants to meet me there and run to the statue with me.

Here is the page on the launch ramp with pics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/3516328843/

and here:

http://www.hackensackriverkeeper.org/LHCP_directionsA.html


It's an EXCELLENT ramp with a fresh water hose for flushing and all. Absolutely free.


9:00 for me and the girls there, find a Blue Chevy Suburban with Rhode Island license plate XPLORE.


Looking forward to meeting everyone!


Dave

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jamesmylesmcp posted 06-19-2009 08:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
No Flare Guns in N.Y.Harbor !!


Spent the morning moving a brand new 345 Conquest from Lindenhurst, N.Y. to New Rochelle flat calm seas. Mid-day we set up the venue.
The way home on I-95 we saw 5 Whalers heading West !! Passed Phil T in Stamford, Ct.

Look foward to seeing everyone !

Thanks

Ritzyrags posted 06-19-2009 11:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ritzyrags  Send Email to Ritzyrags     
What is the latest weather prediction for tomorrow???
Liteamorn posted 06-20-2009 12:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
There is a sizable storm heading our way, I'm going to keep an eye on it before I leave the dock, thats for sure.
Rich S posted 06-20-2009 03:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rich S  Send Email to Rich S     
Up...and ready to load the truck. 'Ticket to Ride' is ready to go - on the trailer and looking forward to a great day.

Rain, rain, go away. ;-)

jamesmylesmcp posted 06-20-2009 05:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
Current conditions just East of thee Throggs Neck http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/71outrage/stark016.jpg The weather reports show clouding up mid-day with no rain till late afternoon.
Bulldog posted 06-20-2009 06:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
You guys are nuts for going out in this weather! Some of my crew has abandoned the trip, my one engine is still just not right, we'll be there between 9:30 and 10!....Jack
striper swiper posted 06-20-2009 08:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for striper swiper    
Good luck and have fun.. I hope the weather holds out..
I never got my boat out and ready in time.. maybe next time.

The weather is still good, breaks of sun mostly cloudy.

Liteamorn posted 06-20-2009 08:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
I'm erring on the side of caution here folks. Have a safe trip.
Ed
Liteamorn posted 06-20-2009 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
I am going to run to the statue though, I wanaat to see this first hand :)
gvisko posted 06-20-2009 09:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for gvisko  Send Email to gvisko     
They say on the news the storm is about 100 miles wide and should hit new york city by 2pm and be gone by 6pm.
I hope this helps


GEORGE VISKO


TOMAHAWK SPORTFISHING

home Aside posted 06-20-2009 10:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Good Luck Everyone

If it's the same storm that went through Metro Detroit late last night it's a doozie...be carefull

Pat

aubv posted 06-20-2009 11:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Based on the weather report and radar we opted to just visit Liberty State Park launch ramp with no boat in tow.

There was a line of about 6 whalers waiting to launch including Contender25, Inabanus, BellaCon23 and Tom Hemphill. The others lauched before I was able to find out who else was there.

We are heading up to New Rochelle shortly.

Liteamorn posted 06-20-2009 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
I arrived at The Statue just in time to see the fire boat open up her hoses and the fleet was off, quite an impressive sight! I ran maybe halfway up the Hudson with the fleet. I don't know the final count but there sure was a lot of Whalers. It looked like quite a success considering the weather. I had no desire to run back across Raritan Bay by myself in any kind of big storm (I'm funny like that)ao I reluctantly headed for port.
GREAT JOB JIM!!
gvisko posted 06-20-2009 03:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for gvisko  Send Email to gvisko     
Thank you everyone for a great event.
New Rochelle marina was fist class all the way.
I seen some beautiful whalers and ate to much.
Good time for all.

GEORGE VISKO

TOMAHAWK SPORTFISHING

fishtales posted 06-20-2009 06:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishtales  Send Email to fishtales     

I just want to thank whomever helped me out today in the East River as I was on my way to Lady Liberty. He was in a 22' Outrage and gave me a temporary fix for my disabled steering so I could limp over to Libery Landing Marine. I was in a "what just happened" state, and never actually introduced myself, so sorry about that. I ended up being escorted by the USCG (thanks to those guys too) where Todd in service worked (another huge thank you) on getting me rigged well enough to make it all the way back to Stamford CT.

Wish I could have made the trip up the Hudson, maybe next year.

Look forward to seeing the pictures, and thanks again for all who helped.

John

Sal A posted 06-20-2009 06:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A    
As I returned from my inlaws in Connecticut over the Tappanzee Bridge, in pouring rain, I thought of all you psychotic brothers and sisters, and wished I had more guts to make the trip. I hope you all had a great time.
Bella con23 posted 06-20-2009 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
What a great day the family and I had on this trip. It showered from time to time but no downpours until I pulled in my driveway.

Jim, My family thanks you for all the hard work. I certainly was a success. As Jean pointed out, If the sun was out we would have been miserable with the heat and humidity.

We met some great people in New Rochelle, however we did eat and run do to the ominous weather forecast.

Raw photos below. I will work on cleaning them up this coming week.
And most of all - I apologize if I missed anyone.

http://www.pbase.com/metuchen/manhattan_whaler_run_2009&view=slideshow

Contender25 posted 06-20-2009 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Contender25  Send Email to Contender25     
Thanks for organizing this event it was a thrill to see all the whalers by lady liberty and the fire boat was a great touch, anyone else notice the newer 15? on the fire boats deck?

Regrettably, I had a fuel fitting fail 3/4 the way around so we limped back to Liberty Park.

Special thanks to Inanabus for the escort back, I really appreciate it as I am sure you could sense my gratitude from the depth of the tour I gave you on our way to New Rochelle Via Bayunne, Jersey City, back to Bayunne, Jersey city and finnaly 3 hours of bumper to bumper on 95, good times!

Where was everyone in New Rochelle? We got there around 2:30 as we thought that was the time as listed above. There was a band playing but no one was around.

fishtales posted 06-20-2009 08:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishtales  Send Email to fishtales     

By the way, I was in a 86' 18' Outrage. I was running late this morning from a variety of reasons but without incident I would have made it to the Statue for 10:30. I was guessing i was running about 30 minutes behind the rest of the crew coming down from Long Island Sound. I had my troubles at around 10:15 between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. I Ended up heading back at around 1:45 when all was said and done in a pretty good rain that lasted all the way to about City Island at which point it had seemed like I had out ran it. It then started to rain as I was loading up the trailer in Stamford.

One thing in my favor, even with a steady rain, seas were relatively calm.

John

aubv posted 06-20-2009 09:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Anyone else think that was a pretty nice cooler, they have at MarineMax?

Bella con23 posted 06-20-2009 10:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bella con23  Send Email to Bella con23     
Even had a drain plug!

That's it on the right with the BW flag flying above it.
http://www.pbase.com/metuchen/image/114047652

Dave Sutton posted 06-20-2009 10:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
We had a great run: From Laural Hill (Seacaucus NJ), down the Hackensack thru Newark Bay, to the Statue, around Manhattan with the pack, then back down the East River to the Hudson, then thru Newark Bay and back to the ramp. Logged about 60 miles in the Montauk. Nothing to worry about weather-wise, just a little drizzle, and all was well. The girls enjoyed the trip and so did the skipper.

Who in a Volvo from RI was I playing tag with on Rt 95 all the way home? That Volvo was towing that Montauk perfectly! The traffic across the bridges *sucked* but the rest of the day was super.

Thanks to all for getting this organized. I could not make the party, so who do I bug for a shirt?


Best,

Dave

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WhalerTherapy posted 06-21-2009 06:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerTherapy  Send Email to WhalerTherapy     
Thanks to all the organizers. We brought our 20' Outrage from CT and launched from Mamaoroneck. Excellent trip to the statue, turnout looked great to me. Found the Harlem River to be "urban boating". A real change of pace. Great time.
jamesmylesmcp posted 06-21-2009 07:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
A sincere Thanks to all attendees !
We had a great day, it was alot of fun putting this together. We'll do it again some time next year.
My kids put the count at 45 boats at the Statue but I'm told there was a second wave after we set off.

The cooler was a new 13 Sport filled with ice.

RevengeFamily posted 06-21-2009 08:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for RevengeFamily  Send Email to RevengeFamily     
The East river was running hard, I think it's safe to say we were running into a 3 - 4 knot current. It was tough towards the back of the flotilla. The wakes generated from all the previous boats made for a bit of a challenge. My hats off to the two guys from Connecticut in their 13 with the Merc. According to my "Admiral"... They were a bit "damp". But more than held their own.

I took some pictures, nothing to amazing but thought others might like to see.

Norm

http://s416.photobucket.com/albums/pp249/pennsy671/The%20Whalers/?albumview=slideshow

Peter posted 06-21-2009 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
I think a good time was had by all despite the weather turning damp. Rain held off until the fire boat started its display. Although a threat of thundershowers chased away some, the turnout was pretty amazing given the weather conditions and forecast. The Mills canvas sure came in handy.

The two guys in the pre-1971 classic 13 with the Merc clearly take the prize for most enthusiasm. I had them clocked at about 25 MPH going up the Hudson in the rain.

Hope all made it home safe and sound. Thanks to Jim and all who helped put it together. Too bad the weather crimped the apres-tour party.

Just some pictures from the day. Unfortunately, we put the big camera away once the rain started and we were underway until we got to New Rochelle so we don't have pictures of the Hudson and Harlem river running segments.

http://s177.photobucket.com/albums/w231/Whaler-Fleet/ Manhattan%20Rendezvous/?albumview=slideshow

Bulldog posted 06-21-2009 11:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Jim , thanks for doing this again! We had a great time. rain wasn't an issue at all really, rivers had great flow. About only real problem we had was the ramp ticket machine at Liberty broke and it took us 35 minutes to get the ranger to let us leave! The whole time I was sitting in the boat at the ramp, we saw the fire boat leaving and caught up real quick! New Rochelle is a great little town, and if the weather would have been better we would have buried them with Whalers! They did have a nice setup, even had a great band playing!.....Jack
Dan posted 06-21-2009 12:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Great photos. I especially enjoyed seeing my same model 18 Outrage. If the even is held next year, I hope I don't have to work on that day.
jamesmylesmcp posted 06-21-2009 12:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for jamesmylesmcp  Send Email to jamesmylesmcp     
For comments and pictures. http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/018100.html
jimh posted 06-21-2009 12:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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