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Ed Stone posted 11-15-2000 10:03 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ed Stone   Send Email to Ed Stone  
It would be great if some of us from down
south could plan a trip up the intracoastal
to meet some northern Whalers halfway!
Not that I could take any time off in the
forseeable future.
I believe Clark and the SCN. made a trip
north up the ICW.I can not remember how far.
Just a thought.
whalertim posted 11-16-2000 07:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalertim  Send Email to whalertim     
I think that would be a great idea! I would be very interested in meeting somewhere on ICW to meet some of the great people that are Whaler lovers. Each morning when I come into work, the first thing I do is open this site and read the forums of what people have to say about different issues on classic whalers. The chance of getting to meet some of them in person I think would be great!
Just my 2 cents
jimh posted 11-18-2000 12:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I was thinking more along the lines of some place and some time like this:

We meet at a large inland lake in the central U.S., in the south, something like Lake of the Ozarks.

And we meet in the fall, when the weather up north is well past prime boating season.

Most Whalers are trailerable, so getting to the Rendezvous should not be too hard, even if you're coming 500 miles.

By making it an inland lake, people with smaller boats can participate, too.

And Lake of the Ozarks (or something similar) would have plenty of water to explore, and have plenty of shore accomodations (since we are not all going to be sleeping aboard).

I'd give serious consideration to driving down south in the fall for a meet at a nice lake in late October.


Mark Gallagher posted 11-18-2000 07:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
Where is Lake of the Ozarks?
I'd be up for a get together if not too far.
I'm in Delaware.
jimh posted 11-18-2000 03:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Lake of the Ozarks is in Missouri, perhaps not the closest body of water to Delaware :-)

Maybe Kentucky Lake? It is about 100 miles long in western Tennessee and Kentucky.

And we could even visit the Sea-Ray plant, too! [OK, I am kidding.]


bigz posted 11-18-2000 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Boy o'boy those Lb's must taste good today! Chuckle -- well James me boy let us take a little look see at these exotic locals --

From one Bev Dr to L of O = 700 miles

From a place called Delaware hmm just a touch over 1000 miles

Now Bev Dr to K L = approx. 560 miles and

From Delaware oh about 800 miles however from Bev Dr to Delaware just a short 600 miles ---

Interesting --- you adverse to a little salt water?


whalertim posted 11-20-2000 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalertim  Send Email to whalertim     
Well, Where oh Where will we meet? Just name the place guys! I will be looking foward to it. Hopefully in the fall of '01.
jimh posted 11-20-2000 11:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Won't that saltwater take all the paint off my ol' Yamahas?


bigz posted 11-21-2000 11:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Now James --- yor paint statement gave me a tad of food for fought --- so 'astened ter seek out me Mae West salt water paint removal advisers dahn at the bloomin' local rub-a-dub --- after a few fought enhancin' brews it were decided beyond the shadow of a doubt that no the bloomin' paint wouldn't be removed this is due ter the fact that the bloody motors came from Japan wich we all know is many miles across a large salted body of water --- logic deemed us ter determine that if they were able ter cross such a large expanse and arrive 'ere in the states no worse the bleedin' wear than certainly a few days of exposure in the chuffin' brine would 'ave no effect --- 'iccup Fomas

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