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high sierra posted 01-11-2006 10:03 PM ET (US)   Profile for high sierra   Send Email to high sierra  
Jim Hooper was the host of the Sacramento Rendezvous last year and his E mail comes back returned. Where is the man? High sierra
Chuck Tribolet posted 01-12-2006 01:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Hoop changed e-mail addresses last summer when he retired.
I'll send you his new address offline.

He's just kicked off some early planning for this year's
rendezvous in the last couple of days.


high sierra posted 01-12-2006 01:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Thanks Chuck. Just what I was hoping for.. High Sierra
Hoop posted 01-12-2006 01:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
High Sierra,

Well, very nice of you to ask about me!

Yes, I'm doing some research and will advise on what we might do this year.


prm1177 posted 01-19-2006 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Whatever the plans are, count me in. Something in Puget Sound, maybe? :)


17 bodega posted 01-19-2006 01:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
Can you believe spring is here? I know it's not really, but being enrolled in spring classes gives the illusion! The salmon talk is already brewing!

How about Frisco this year? Somewhere closer for the HMB/South Bay crowd? Then Joe Kriz would have to travel to Southern California.

high sierra posted 01-22-2006 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
How about Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe? Spectacular! high sierra
17 bodega posted 01-22-2006 10:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
Whalers aren't ice breakers Jim! :-)

I'd like to chase some of those macks!

WT posted 01-22-2006 11:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
How about somewhere around San Francisco Bay? We could caravan to the Farallon Islands which is about 30 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Chuck Tribolet posted 01-23-2006 12:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
The statistical probability of having a day we could get
to the Farallones pretty low. In the first half of 2005 there
were I think three weekend days where I would have tried. In
the second half there were none.

And the best place to head for the Farallones is Half Moon
Bay or maybe Blowdega. If you go out the gate you have a long
snotty run through the shallow stuff even on a good day.


WT posted 01-23-2006 01:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
We've got Whalers. :)


hmbbuddy posted 01-23-2006 02:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for hmbbuddy  Send Email to hmbbuddy     
We are looking forward most likely in Half Moon Bay, for these reasons ...

launch area is a lot nicer, safer parking lots, lots of food place to eat not far from the harbor

target spot is deep reef ... 40 minutes drive by boat or you can go 10-15 miles west of the harbor parallel or across top of Montara. rich is saying he is going to the deep reef so we might follow him.

When the whitecaps kicks in, need to go back or get closer to the HMB harbor. Once the whitecaps starts ... it is going to be a slow and wet ride.

here we don't worry about low and high tides which is what you have to do coming out of the golden gate.

drive in before the weekend, preferably Thursday afternoon at 2 PM (less traffic) or Friday evening around 10 pm (again hwy 92 is less crowded) so you can settle on a good spot. When you launch, put 2 chairs on each end of you parking and put a note ..."Launching .. will be back with the boat trailer" or have someone stay behind to guard your parking area.

park on the second lot farther from the marina, a better place to have tail-gate happenings and closer to the restroom across the street where the harbor office is.

launch fee is $8.00. Get an envelop near the launch ramp located between the wash down and the restroom. Pay with check so you have record of it.

the whalers boys might get divided ... some will go to Moss Landing because of another fishing group affiliation, but some will stay in HMB.

I prefer HMB than Moss Landing simply because it is closer to home. Facilities is a lot better.

prm1177 posted 01-23-2006 12:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
As a past attendee who has actually taken the water route to the past 3 rendezvous, I would still vote for Snug Harbor. It has plenty of berths for us, there is a close proximity of housing, and it's extremely kid friendly.
high sierra posted 01-23-2006 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
I'm for Snug Harbor as well. It was quite nice. The cold water at Tahoe is for the brave but the view is outstanding. 17 Bodega, (Steve) the ice at Pyramid is bad enough when launching. The ice that forms in the boat is worse. Wet fish. high sierra
Chuck Tribolet posted 01-23-2006 08:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I'm for Snug Harbor also.

Tahoe would be cool, but I've got a carburetted two-stroke.


Hoop posted 01-24-2006 12:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
Hi all ... I'm still going through the calendaring process and encountered an unexpected delay. Hope to finalize things here shortly.


Sheila posted 01-24-2006 12:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
I'm hoping to make it again this year, though I may be mooching rides...
high sierra posted 01-24-2006 01:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Sheila, I'll give you a ride in my 170 with Dean and I. Jim
17 bodega posted 01-24-2006 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
You're also welcome on my old workboat too Sheila! Can't call it a Katama anymore due to the center console. I've cross pollinated to a Boston/Carolina whaler skiff.
elaelap posted 01-25-2006 10:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Your presence would honor Cetaceous, Sheila, if I bring her. Matt, Warren and I are kicking around the idea of bringing Strike3, and you'd be welcome aboard her as well, if you can stand the idea of wading through several inches of salmon blood and guts on her ancient deck(in our dreams).


Sheila posted 01-29-2006 01:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Thanks, guys! You're the greatest!!!

Gonna sneak this in here....

I just learned last night that I'm going to become a grandmother :):):)

caddis posted 02-08-2006 03:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for caddis  Send Email to caddis     
I vote for the Delta as well since we just closed on a house in Discovery Bay. If we can help with the plans or facilities for the weekend let me know. We have a shared dock and live on one of the larger bays that could accomodate a raft up of boats with a tender set up to the docks. There are three guest berths as well. We have a large yard and patio overlooking the bay for entertaining. Looking forward to it, but the Revenge is relocated to SoCal so we only have the 13' in the Whaler family now. The hawg (Rinker 27 Fiesta Vee) is usually persona non grata so we'll see about what to do with the actual cruise.

I'd love to do Tahoe but the restrictions eliminate most of the attendees.

ratherwhalering posted 02-13-2006 06:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
I'll throw in a vote for the Delta again. Snug Harbor sure is cozy, and that trip up Steamboat slough is awesome. I also sugguest we look at Sugar Barge, in Bethel Island, for lunch. Plenty of dock space, good food, protected marina, and we won't be seeing the Poker Run guys and gals roaring by at 70MPH again!
skydiveunited posted 07-04-2008 04:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for skydiveunited  Send Email to skydiveunited     
excuse me, but are you jim hoop formerly of the herd?

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