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Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:31 pm
by BarnacleMike
Just a couple more photos...

In the photo of the courtesy dock, if you look at the gap to the left, that is where Island Cove Marina opens onto Harrison Bay. You're basically looking directly across the bay at Harrison Bay State Park.

All of this is merely to say... If you wind up having a future Gathering upriver from Chickamauga Dam, you don't HAVE to lock through for a lunch run unless you simply want to go downtown. There are other options accessible from the water. Less variety, sure.

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:15 pm
by chugalug
Sounds fun ,folks.I won't be able to make it however since I'll be helping mom at her fishing resort again .She opens in May(fishing opener)and is full up until October.It's a 7 day a week job so will be lucky if I can get out in "Chug-A Lug"

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:45 am
by kens
What kind of accomodations/rooms/cabins/RV is there at Harrison bay, Island cove?
boat ramp & parking?

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:03 pm
by hoodman
Mike, from what I could tell all the shirts ran about a size small. Not just the XLs. My XL feels like a slim large.

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:42 pm
by BarnacleMike
kens wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:45 am
What kind of accomodations/rooms/cabins/RV is there at Harrison bay, Island cove?
boat ramp & parking?
Ken, Harrison Bay State Park has a considerable amount of RV space. It is definitely an RV-friendly park. It’s possible to tent camp there also, but there are no cabins or hotel-type accommodations there. Plenty of parking. Only 1 boat ramp (shown in one of tbe photos). Being a state park, I do not believe beer, etc is available at the restaurant.

At Island Cove Marina, I did not see any RVs or RV areas. There was the little Inn there, and based on what Bryan said, a few cabins. As far as the Glen-L crowd goes, I think Island Cove Marina mainly offers the water-accessible restaurant (Amigos) where you can get lunch & a beer.

I have not been to the Blue Water Resort that Bill mentioned, but from what I saw on the website it looked great. It’s further upriver from Harrison Bay, so I think the facilities on Harrison Bay might primarily serve as a destination for a lunch run.

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:14 pm
by Bill Edmundson
I'm glad to see that we have some options. But, G-14 I plan to be at Hales Bar. We'll give them another chance.

Bill

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:50 am
by BarnacleMike
I definitely agree with Bill that Hales Bar is definitely a more ideal location, as long as the facilities are all up to par.

I do wish the docks along the front were more protected from wakes coming off the river, though.

Anyway... I made a couple of little tweaks to the design. Larger top banner, "G14" on the boat, and just for fun I worked the coordinates into the footer. Too much?

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:21 pm
by Hercdrvr
Your best design yet!
Matt B

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:55 pm
by Roberta
It looks great. I was disappointed with my G13 shirt. I ordered the Ladies XL and it was so small I had to give it away. I laid my G12 out and laid the G13 on top. There was at least two inches on both sides of my G12 uncovered. Both were marked XL.

Roberta :( :(

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:09 pm
by BarnacleMike
Same here. I’ve had to physically stretch my XLs just to make them wearable. Even then, they’re still snug. Something was definitely wrong with that last batch of shirts... like they were mis-labelled, or perhaps they were children’s sizes.

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:27 am
by AdamNMel
Mike the shirt for G14 looks great. I appreciate the effort you have put in with checking out places north of the dam for us to be able to make a river run for lunch. My family has visited Blue Water Dayton and I am sure that no one would be disappointed with the accommodations there. In fact we plan to stay there and bring our boats down to the gather, I understand wanting to give Hales Bar another chance, but I feel like the new owners should have put forth their best presentation at last years gathering to make sure we come back, they clearly didn’t do that. I also feel that if we change the venue we might get a lot of people that have been to Hales Bar a number of times but haven’t been back because of “been there, done that” mentality will come to new venue, a new adventure!

G13 shirts, I haven’t heard anyone say that their shirt was the right size, all of the ones my family got were smaller than the size they supposed to be. Maybe the company that made them would like to correct the issue.

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:28 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Ten Months to go!

Bill

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:40 am
by Bill Edmundson
Nine Months from now, I'll be loading up to go to the Gathering!

Bill

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:32 pm
by Bill Edmundson
We down to about 8 MONTHS!

I'm working on the Bartender right now. My body doesn't twist and stuff in those small spaces like it once did. I don't remember THAT hurting! :x

Bill

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:04 am
by Butch Barto
THe shirts may have been fine mabe it was all that food and drink we had at The Gathering :lol: :lol: