First Photo and more photos

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First Photo and more photos

Postby DaveLott » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:52 pm

Ok, so as to not leave everyone hanging. The greatest dock party of all times began tonight. We moved from the pavilion to the dock. It made more sense with all the boats. As tonight we have over 100 people and 35 boats (if I can count correctly). And Saturday is not here yet. I have used 40 gallons of fuel already in 2 days and will use another 20 tomorrow.

Quick update.

Bill Shaw officially launched. Attaboy

Hot Rod got his boat going GOOOOOOOOODD

Paul Miller has one bad a#$%SS fast boat before he blew his tranny.

The tubby tugs are working the big yachts that keep coming in.

Jimmy70 is kicking water

Mark Anderson son has not submarined

The scenery is UNREAL

The bats did not come out of the cave as promised

Vupilot is tired and cannot count the number of rides he has given. Allen Blackwell is catching up

Bruce Dow almost killed a strip boat when his fuel line clogged and engine stopped. But all is well cuz Hot Rod's ace mechanic, Colin, is too the rescue.

Ray Macke over did himself with his boat and Tom Smitherans tug is awesome.

Now I know what a double eagle looks like with a cabin. What a great boat

Gaffrig's sail boat - Gotta get a ride on that tomorrow.

The is no room left on the dock for all the boats.

Ohh, and did I say the scenery is beautiful. The 35 mile ride to Chattanooga yesterday was glass smooth the whole way.

And Midnight is having a blast. She ran at 25 mph going up to Choo Choo town in 90 minutes and 45 minutes coming back (don't ask how fast).

And I do believe I heard Gayle scream when we punched out the hole so I kinda believe she enjoyed the ride

So here is the best dock party around

Dock party.jpg
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Re: First Photo

Postby Iggy » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:25 pm

Wow. I actually recognize a few boats from lurking around the forums and customer photo section so frequently.

I would love to be there with you.. and in spirit.. I am. I got my Supermarine paint in tonight and will be prepping for paint this entire weekend. I will be thinking of you.. have fun, be safe.. and soak it all up!
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Re: First Photo

Postby Grand Chillin » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:00 pm

Dave,

Thanks for the update. I knew the Tubbies would come to the rescue. :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Re: First Photo

Postby Lowka53 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:51 pm

:lol: Thanks for the up date Dave the boss said you succeed to make all of the rest of us jealous. but enjoy your time Looks like a blast.
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Re: First Photo

Postby psychobilly » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:16 pm

Thanks Dave. It's hard when you have these get togethers to post in the forum but it sure does guys and gals like us, good sitting at home. It's almost as good as being there. NOT but it sure does quite the lil monsters in our heads. lol

Thanks again

I can't wait ta see all the pics!

Oh, and me, I'm in Darwin for the next few weeks working and heading back to Perth and then maybe to the rig before I leave to come home. I was bored today, thinking about all the good cook'n yawl gunna do, so I made a stew in my hotel room. lol If and when I do make one of these get togethers with yawl I will bring my BIG pot and cook some'n really good, I promise. I'll raid the freezer before I leave and maybe you can too Dave, (deer, elk, ect... stew....) MMM MMM GOOD!!!

Yawl have fun!!!

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Re: First Photo

Postby Oyster » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:15 am

Thanks for taking the time to provide some play by play. I see some familar hulls. Give the folks a thumbs up and high fives from the armchair lurkers. 8)

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Re: First Photo

Postby billy c » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:46 am

thanks Dave!
that IS the greatest dock party ever :!:
keep on postin pictures :D
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Re: First Photo and more photos

Postby DaveLott » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:09 am

ok, we have a short rain shower this morning so I am going to post up some photos

Here is the album



http://picasaweb.google.com/bransondave/Gathering092310#

http://picasaweb.google.com/bransondave/Gathering092410#



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Re: First Photo and more photos

Postby Grand Chillin » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:46 am

Man o man Dave,

You sure do know how to make us regret not being there. :( Thanks for the shots. Keep em coming. :D
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Re: First Photo and more photos

Postby Andy Garrett » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:29 am

Looks awesome! What a nice day, ehh?

Very jealous!
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Re: First Photo and more photos

Postby psychobilly » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:32 pm

Uh, Dave, where's Midnight's swim platform???

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Re: First Photo and more photos

Postby fergal butler » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:37 pm

Great photos, but it looks like a place none of us would like to be, we have better things to be doing. :(

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Re: First Photo and more photos

Postby DaveLott » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:49 pm

psychobilly wrote:Uh, Dave, where's Midnight's swim platform???



We left the platform at home for we did not feel like we would be getting in and out of the water.
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Re: First Photo and more photos

Postby DaveLott » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:00 pm

And pics from today.

http://picasaweb.google.com/bransondave/Gathering092510#

We had light showers most of the day but a lot of folks did drop in. And we had a number leave early this afternoon so the best count at tonights closing dinner was between 80-90 people left. We had a total of 39 boats if my count held true.

During the filming of the group this afternoon we flat tore up the lake and a lot of people got wet. But what a great time.

And what a great variety of boats. We had 3 tubby tugs, 3 squirts, 2 monacos, 2 tahoes and the rest was individual variety.

And as usual it was really a great time with all the friends. There just is nothing like the "family" we have.
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Re: First Photo and more photos

Postby psychobilly » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:14 pm

Sorry Dave, I just think that the swim platform really shows her off. :wink:

Thanks for the update and the map was a great idear. That was neat to see for sure. That's too bad it almost over....

Safe travels back home to all.


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