Almost First Report

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby leakcheck » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:24 am

...........bang, bang Maxwells silver hammer.......

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby vupilot » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:49 am

Gary good to meet you and your family. You have a beautiful boat.

I agree with what Gayle said about the mid-westerners moving to Cali and it would be a great place. BUT if the Canadians moved to the mid-west they could show us midwesterners a thing or two about hospitality. You are all so friendly and helpful.
My wife and I talked for half the drive home about how friendly and helpful all these Glen-L builders are.

Gary, I dont care what they say, bring the pipes next year.

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby Gary McCusker » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:48 pm

Hey Bill........... I bet Warren was swing that LAYDLE!!!!! He had a big smile on his face when he saw me looking into that EMPTY STEW POT. Thanks for the comps. Chris,I've been checking out your build!!!! I'll be one of the first in line for a ride in yours next year. I hope seeing all the other boats give you some good ideas!!!!!!!!

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby upspirate » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:50 pm

Gary McCusker wrote:Hey Bill........... I bet Warren was swing that LAYDLE!!!!! He had a big smile on his face when he saw me looking into that EMPTY STEW POT. Thanks for the comps. Chris,I've been checking out your build!!!! I'll be one of the first in line for a ride in yours next year. I hope seeing all the other boats give you some good ideas!!!!!!!!



Well Gary,going to union picnics taught me to be first in line!!!

Ya snooze, ya loose!!! :wink: :roll: :lol:

Oh,and it was sure good!!!

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby Jim Bevers » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:44 am

I enjoyed seeing all the boats, but it seemed that nobody would talk to me or my wife. We walked around both at the cabins, and at the boat landing. then we came back sat. night. We new nothing about meals or if we sing up for name taggs. I will still build my boat, but I will not wast time going back.

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby ttownshaw » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:56 pm

Jim,

Sorry you did not have a good time. I went alone, didn't know anybody, but introduced myself to everyone there and came away with good memories and had a great time. Hopefully you did find something good out of the trip though.
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Re: Almost First Report

Postby Oyster » Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:32 pm

Jim Bevers wrote:I enjoyed seeing all the boats, but it seemed that nobody would talk to me or my wife. We walked around both at the cabins, and at the boat landing. then we came back sat. night. We new nothing about meals or if we sing up for name taggs. I will still build my boat, but I will not wast time going back.

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This is really sad and upsetting to read. Heck my jaws were sore and my wife which seldoms goes to many of these things anymore because she is tired of boat talk said that she enjoyed the weekend better than any other one that she had been to. I knew no one. Even with being a member for several years and participated darn little here until this summer, and still don't own a glen l, they put up with me, a furriner to boot. :wink:

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby BruceDow » Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:59 pm

Jim Bevers wrote:I enjoyed seeing all the boats, but it seemed that nobody would talk to me or my wife. We walked around both at the cabins, and at the boat landing. then we came back sat. night. We new nothing about meals or if we sing up for name taggs. I will still build my boat, but I will not wast time going back.

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Jim.

As the person accountable for registration and trying to keep track of all of our participants, I am sorry that you did not feel welcome at the Gathering. I had pre-printed name tags for everyone who had registered by the Tuesday night. By the time you posted on Wednesday that you would be joining us, I had already left Toronto for my two day drive, and I had printed the name badges already.

There were a lot of casual park visitors strolling around, and we counted on the people within our event to introduce themselves and join the conversation.

There were "do it yourself" name tags at the Pavillion. We tried to point new people to those when I met them. Again... If you introduced yourself as part of our event, and we would not talk to you, or if you asked about your name tags and we failed to offer you and your wife a "do it yourself" name tag, I apologize.

There was plenty of information on the Forum about plans for food, and all were welcome to share in the meals whether or not they had brought contributions.

The Forum is a great resource for boat builders, and the Gathering is a great opportunity to meet other Boatbuilders and their families. I hope you stay with us on the forum and share the progress of your build. If you get to know us over the course of this next year, maybe you will give us another chance next year.

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby leakcheck » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:32 pm

Hi Jim,

Hey, I want to apologize as well, and i wasn't even there !

The situation you experienced is almost unheard of with this group of guys. I am actually surprised that you were able to move around stealthily undetected by one of the gang.

We are not a "nosy" bunch, and as such we do not pry into what other people are doing, but had you found anyone associated with the event and introduced yourself I am sure the outcome would have been much different.

But then again, I am one of those types that absolutely detest it when I walk into a Home Depot and sixteen guys in orange shirts ask me if I need help..Hell, I know more about their store than they do, and they must see me in there 20 times a day! :? :roll: I actually prefer to be left alone unless I choose to speak with someone...so I guess it is different strokes...

Again, sorry for the bad taste this left in your mouth, but I can bet you anything we could make it up to you in the future..then you would be beggin us to shut up!

Steve

....or Maybe that is just what Gayle does to me! :P (makes me shut up I mean)

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby 53Evinrude » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:49 am

Gosh Jim, I hate that you drove that far only to be disappointed. I'm sort of on the other side of the fence. I've got too many unfinished projects & unmaintained belongings to take on another project, but I go to the Gathering as a total stranger to just hang out with a fun group of folks, eat great food & most of all, admire the work of some dedicated & talented guys & gals. It inspires me to get up to speed so some day I CAN build my dream. Did you have specific questions or expectations before coming? I'm sure the forum is still very willing to help a fellow builder. Heck, I heard they even painted Dave's boat that weekend!

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby Dave Grason » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:28 am

Jim Bevers wrote:.....but it seemed that nobody would talk to me or my wife...... but I will not wast time going back.....


That's not really being very fair to the rest of us. We're boatbuilders NOT mindreaders. I can honestly say that for myself, I introduced myself to everyone I came close to. And others can vouch for that. If I didn't get to meet you then you should have been more proactive by making yourself more visible. Don't lay a guilt trip on us. If you couldn't get along in the group that was there, then you just can't get along. Name your boat "Prima Donna."

Hey, I'm going to go through all my photos. If I find that you're someone I DID talk to, I'm gonna rag on you for it. :lol: So be truthful with us. I sure made a bunch of omelets Saturday morning. If I find out you had one of my omelets and now you're saying no one welcomed you, I'm gonna let ya have it. ROTFLOL :D
Isn't it amazing!! The person that never has the fortitude to pursue his own dreams, will be the first to try and discourage you from pursuing yours.

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby Dave Grason » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:01 am

I'm trying to think of all the people I met this year that I had never met before. Here's my list so far: (...and this is not necessarily in the order that I met them.)

Josh the park ranger
Oyster
ttownshaw
Bulldog Boater (I won't soon forget him because that Muscadyne and Scuppernong wine was too hard to keep out of my cup. Couldn't seem to keep it on my tongue either. REALLY good stuff)
VuPilot (Chris AND Heather)
David Lott
Mike and Andrew (They had the electric powered rowing skiff)
Thudpucker (Gave me a lot of good 411 on my old Evinrude)
Nick that rode down with Paul and his Hot Rod.
Griz
Bonnie Colton
Allyn Perry
Mark Chadwick and family and the very cool hydro
Sam and his Malahini which I got to ride in
and there was a family that arrived with an elderly gentlman that was walking on a cane and talked about building a Waterlodge.

Now mind you, these are only people that I NEVER MET BEFORE. ....not the folks I already knew. I think I did my share this time around. I'm still suffering from brain cramps trying to keep all the names straight. :lol:

Ok, seriously, if I didn't get to meet you or you felt like I ignored you, please give me one more chance and I'll do my best to make up for it. PROMISE.

But dangit! I didn't get to meet either of the guys with the hovercrafts and I would have really like to. Maybe they'll be back cause those machines were Way cool.
Isn't it amazing!! The person that never has the fortitude to pursue his own dreams, will be the first to try and discourage you from pursuing yours.

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby Oyster » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:17 am

Dave your post does bring up a precious memory from the weekend. Josh the park ranger, ahh, yea, you got him out of his own recliner while his favorite show was on, the Dukes of Hazard. He could not fit you in his caged cruiser so he loaded you up in the back of his duelly to transport you and escorted your rriff raff back to the cabins. If anyone missed that episode after meeting you just once, they missed a real show. How anyone missed you during the weekend even though you were the quietest one there is sure puzzling. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Almost First Report

Postby Mark Chadwick » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:15 am

[quote="Dave Grason"]I'm trying to think of all the people I met this year that I had never met before. Here's my list so far: (...and this is not necessarily in the order that I met them.)
............
Allyn Perry
Mark Chadwick and family and the very cool hydro
Sam and his Malahini which I got to ride in..............[/quote="Dave Grason"]

Hi Dave

This line should read Mark Anderson and family and the very cool hydro.

You can add " Lori & Mark Chadwick and the very cool Bull's Eye" if you like.
:lol:

I'm sorry there were folks that did not feel welcome. I must say as a first time attendee we felt everyone went out of their way to make everyone at the pavillion or the parking lot feel comfortable with participating.

Cheers

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Re: Almost First Report

Postby jamundsen » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:43 am

We were kind of lurkers at the event due to my wifes broke shoulder but we had a good time and really enjoyed the company and the boats even if we werent able to be with everyone all the time. My wife had a great time especially because it was her first trip since she fell. And you can add me to your list Dave because you welcomed us.
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