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bigz posted 04-30-2001 11:46 AM ET (US)   Profile for bigz  
Thought you might be interest in this event for Sept.

Boston Whaler's 2001 Martha's Vineyard Fishing Tournament Sept. 6th thru the 8th

Thurs. 6th 5-8pm registration, 7pm Captain's Meeting
Friday 7th 6am-4:30pm Fishing, 4:30-5:30 Weight In, 7pm Dinner
Saturday 8th 6am-4:30pm Fishing, 4:30-5:30pm Weight In, 7pm Cocktails, Dinner and Awards

Really just a fun time, nothing serious, it is put on by Nauset Marine, Orleans MA and the person to contact is Marie Strand 508-255-0777 for the full information packet, they have arranged discounts at the Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs, the entry fee is $125 per adult, $50 per kid which includes dockage for 3 nights, 2 dinners, awards and prizes --- ( the hotel is a bit pricey then again it is the Vineyard!)
70_Katama posted 05-03-2001 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for 70_Katama  Send Email to 70_Katama     
Where you at bigz? I'm in Scituate, 20 miles south of Boston.
bigz posted 05-04-2001 05:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Our boats are located down on the Delaware Bay, we live in the NW area of NJ across the Delaware close to Easton PA.

This function sponsored by Boston Whaler and Nauset Marine has been taking place for years. Though I must confess have never been able to take part due to time/commitment conflicts in early Sept. (we use this time frame to utilize our house in Maine, and more recently it is the week that our little one starts back to school in NJ)

Forum members living in NE, NY and NJ might want to utilize this event as a possible way to have a get together -- not only to meet each other, compare boats but also have a fun time fishing -- and what is nice is that no member has to take on the burden of arrangements they are all done for you ---

70_Katama posted 05-04-2001 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for 70_Katama  Send Email to 70_Katama     
I grew up in the subs of Philly. Used to fish for small mount in the delaware up around new hope every weekend. Great fishing in that river, all the way up to the gap.
Jurisproodenz posted 05-04-2001 02:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jurisproodenz  Send Email to Jurisproodenz     
I called Nauset Marine to get some more info. The first thing that they asked me is how I came to know of the event. I told them that I saw information about it on this forum. "Oh. That's why you didn't know about it. You didn't buy your boat from us." Then a little silence. Followed by, "what's your address, I'll send you information." Slightly chilly. I hope that was just a once-off, because I'd like to go -- it sounds like a lot of fun and not too serious. Perfect.
bigz posted 05-07-2001 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
As far as I'm aware this function is open to all Whaler owners whether they purchased from Nauset Marine or not.
Could have been a surprise to them that this information was posted on the "net" and took them back a bit is my guess.
When I spoke to Marie last year no problem real delighted to send out the information, even though we couldn't make it as it turned out. I must still be on their mailing list since this years packet of info was received a week or so ago.
So if you can go do so. I have heard it is a great time for all fishing or not!
lhg posted 05-07-2001 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I've been wondering for some time how receptive any of the Dealers (Nauset Marine excepted, as they have contributed here in the Radio section) are to this "Classic Whaler" Forum. We know that one of the reasons BW cancelled it's own Forum was because of Dealer complaints and too much interest in the older boats.

Not many of us are interested in buying the new boats, and instead bother them for hard to get parts, for a starter. Then the real purpose of these events is to sell new boats,
and I'm sure they cost the Dealers sales expense to put on. Probably the last thing they want are some beautiful Classics from the 60's, 70's and 80's stealing the show from the new ones. And we know the Company itself is relatively cool to the Classic groups anyway, so major Dealers probably have to play it cool along the same lines.

All this is PURE speculation on my part, nothing more, but could be why the Dealers don't dare post a Rendezvous on this site.
Maybe they'd lose their contract! In reality, maybe they prefer the classic guys don't even show up. They know we're out here, but don't list events here at all.

But it sure would be nice if the new, improved, version of BW would give the owners of the older boats a little more recognition for keeping the old traditions alive. Currently, we're pretty much doing it on our own. The marine industry is still trying to figure out how to deal with mass of information being circulated on the internet, and is way behind the curve.

PDM posted 05-31-2001 08:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for PDM    
I bought my Whaler at Nauset Marine and I've never heard of this Tournament although I must have walked right by the posters because I've been to their shop in Orleans several times in the past year. It sounds like a good time although early September is back to school time and always somewhat hectic.


Thanks for the advice on fishing spots. We got out on the water two weekends ago but the wind was blowing pretty good and my brother had his six month old daughter with him so we didn't do any fishing. We put the boat in at North River and cruised out into the bay a little bit. It was a beautiful day. I noticed a lot of Whalers moored in the river, I guess that's because its so close to the birthplace of the Whaler in Rockland, MA.

70_Katama posted 05-31-2001 01:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for 70_Katama  Send Email to 70_Katama     
I was out yesterday morning and counted 3 blue whalers in the river. The fishing is picking up in the river nicely. The fish indicator alert on my finder was going off non stop and the season is just getting started!
andygere posted 06-02-2001 04:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I think the smart Whaler dealer would welcome a group of classic owners to any event as a way to promote the lasting value of the product they are selling. For the most part, Whaler dealers are not competing with the used boat market, but rather, with other new boat manufacturers. What better way to demonstrate to a potential new boat buyer that a Whaler is an investment purchase than to showcase a group of 10, 20 or 30 year old boats, still looking and performing great. Besides, most Whaler dealers are also in the used boat business, and have difficulty keeping "classics" on the lot. My experience with Nauset Marine over many years leads me to beleive that they don't understand this concept at all. For example, last summer while having the old Merc 40 on our 13 serviced there, they salesman pretty much told us that a short shaft 40 hp is no longer made by anyone (not true), and we should just buy a new Sport 13. This is from a dealer we have patronized for years, for both outboard service, Whaler parts and other marine supplies. The additude is buy new or "see ya".

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