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Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:38 am
by Jimmy70
Hi All
The Gathering was really great and it seems everyone had a blast. Good cooking by Steve and the Gumbo was excellent too. It was nice to meet all of you and to share our comments and all of the hard work we have put into the projects and even get to try them out in the lake. I was hoping for some real fair, flat water for a good run on my boat but no luck on that one.

Some how my old camera done me a dirty one and I lost all of the photos and don't know why. Damn the bad luck with that as I never had a lick of problem with that camera since I owned it. I know the battery went dead that one time of the first bunch of shots but I replaced it with a fresh one and when taking the photos it said it was recording them so don't know what went wrong. Jim Gilbert's luck I guess...must have been the cold weather. LOL...

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:32 am
by Drew
Man.. I really wish i could have gone to see all of your boats! They are all so beautiful and inspiring! Maybe when I get a little older (since i cant even legally drink in the US) and can get some time off work, ill come along. If theres another gathering.. Which i would hope there would. THERE BETTER BE!

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:49 am
by Bill Edmundson
Here are some pictures from my friend Lamar Sumerlin. ... share&Ux=0


Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:14 am
by Gary McCusker
My family and I made it home O.K. Had a great time. Great people to be assoc. w/!!!!!! Lots of beutiful boats by even more beutiful people.My Dad and I enjoyed Keith's Vactionor(? spelling) nice boat!!! You too Steve(leakcheak),even if you are a freaking RedSox fan w/ a tug painted to match.Best chicken we ever eat!!!!! I know we are all going to do this again next year, we can drop the gloves then!!!!!!! Had a great time!! Gary McCusker & Family

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:15 am
by GregH
Phew finally some pics to look at for those that couldn't make it. thanks to those of you posting them and sounds like it was a grand time had by all (was there any doubt!? ;) )

Jimmy; if you can, take the memory card out of your digital camera and find someone that takes the same kind of card in their camera to read it; or take it to a camera or computer store and they'll be able to s tick it in a card reader and tell you if there are any pics on there. The memory cards do not depend upon battery power so if the camera did take any pics.. they should be on there!

good luck and hope they turn out.

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:20 am
by BruceDow
I can only echo those who have already expressed their thanks to all who made the gathering possible...

... those who inspired it
... those who enabled it
... those who supported it
... those who attended it.

It was a wonderful experience.

Mr. Hot Rod and I arrived back in Toronto late Monday night, after a Sunday night stay at a REALLY NICE motel in a REALLY NICE part of Dayton, OH.

The boat is off the trailer and back in the garage (Thanks, Mr. Hot Rod).

Mr. Hot Rod (if he is awake yet) is making the trip back to Chelsea, Quebec today.

Talk to y'all soon.


Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:36 am
by terrymc

Tell your buddy thanks for the pictures - they were great!

Every time I see pictures like these I just can't stop being AMAZED at the level of craftsmanship involved. I can remember "back in the day" when most home built boats were pretty shabby looking - hell, I built one of them! The boats at the gathering(s) all could hold their own against "production" hulls.

BTW, I hadn't seen any recent pics of your Tahoe - it's starting to come together! Looking good!



Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:14 pm
by Gary McCusker
leakcheck where are you??? People are worried. Karly wants to know if you made it home O.K.

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:13 pm
by leakcheck
Gary, have we met ? And who is Karly ?

I have an appt with a shrink tomorrow, my wife thinks I am suffereing from Repressed Memory Syndrome.

I will have a pretty good post coming once I am able to formulate my memories and my thoughts .......


PS....I can vaguely remember someone named Karley and Keenan now...I think they are the ones that were yelling "GO SOX" in my dreams the other night.....can you say ''.......>SSSSWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPP<<<<<<....."

Some things are slowly coming back to me...ask your wife if she remembers sharing chocolate at breakfast with me ???

PS...I really will try to get back with a post this weekend...You cannot believe how much a pain it is too own your own business and try to take three days off !! ....

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:53 pm
by Bill E
Ditto here, Steve! On top of taking a 2-1/2 day weekend for the Gathering (okay -- really three days, plus all the time spent beforehand getting ready to go), I had taken a 4-1/2 day weekend Thu pm - Mon the weekend before to take the family to the beach. Yup, two weekends in a row in Alabamistan. Sorry I didn't bring any fresh shrimp back, but I figured between the excellent jambalaya, gumbo, and low-country boil, my shrimp wouldn't be missed.

FYI, my camera display was on the fritz, so I only took 7 photos, shooting "blind" to see if it worked. I got one of KenS and one of Jimmy70's boats, and then just several shots of the shoreline from the water around the cabin area. I'll get around to posting them soon....

Let me add my echo of what everyone else has already said. It was an awesome weekend, much more fun than I had hoped, and I was pretty excited to go. I hate that I didn't get to ride on anyone's boat but my own, but we did get Scott W out there on Sunday for a brisk sail after most everyone else had left. We managed to use the ramp right there in the cove behind the cabins to pull my C22 out -- it's a STEEP ramp (related stories to follow maybe). Hector had a blast as well -- thanks for welcoming the crazy Cuban with open arms! Will he build something now? Let's just say that his eyes have been opened to the possibilities.

You're a great group of folks, you've built and are building some beautiful crafts, and we have a great company - Glen-L - that's behind this as well. Can't wait till next year!


PS - May I humbly suggest that folks at least add their city/state/province to their profile information and/or signature? Right now it's (somewhat) easy enough to remember who's who, but I fear that time will blur my memory, and it'll be harder to keep everyone straight in my mind over the coming year. Besides, it's cool now knowing that there are at least 5-6 of us in my own metro area... maybe more!

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:22 pm
by leakcheck
You have to be kidding me ?? There was a ramp behind the cabins ?? I would have put the tug boat in and let the kids play around in it if I had known that !


Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:33 pm
by Bill Edmundson

You just can't keep up! Can you? :lol: That was out there a long time ago!


Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:38 pm
by Bill E
leakcheck wrote:You have to be kidding me ?? There was a ramp behind the cabins ?? I would have put the tug boat in and let the kids play around in it if I had known that !

Sure was -- don't tell me there was a thread you missed on this forum! Go here and click on Krugwaffle's photo links. On Saturday night, we were tied up to the pine tree in front of the yellow tree on the left shown in this shot. It was just down the hill from Bruce & Paul's cabin, and you get to the ramp by turning where that big tractor trailer was parked (by the fish cleaning station).

If the tug had been in the water, would you have let me be a kid?

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:11 am
by kens
The ramp is easy to see Steve, all you had to do was.....Look! Yeah, I know, you were trying to stay dry.

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:02 am
by leakcheck
Well, you guys always thought I was a moron, now I just confirmed it. It would have been highly unlikely for the marine patrol to wander into our little cove I bet...dang it..those kids would have had a blast. I guess there is always next year....