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2017 Rendezvous Recap

Marinette Rendezvous Recap

Everyone had a great time at the Rendezvous last weekend. We had 19 boats in attendance and served 45 people for dinner on Saturday. Although the wind blew hard all weekend we still had all normal club activities including the traditional “Tour the Fleet” and breakfast on Sunday. It was rough ride back with solid 4-5 foot waves. I hope you can make it next year!

Attendance by boat type:
Total: 19 boats
41′ – 2
39′ – 1
37′ – 4
32′ – 10
28′ – 1
26′ Bayliner – 1

June 15 Web Update – Almost time to Rendezvous!

Just a few days left to sign up for the 2017 rendezvous at Kelleys Island. You don’t want to miss this event. What better chance to get together and speak M.

Below is today’s where am I. This is an easy one. Send your guesses to captainscott32@gmail.com. You might even win a prize! See you at the rendezvous.

June 6 Rendezvous Reminder Web Update

Hello M Family!

Hopefully a busy May means that you are all in the water and ready for some summer fun. From our family, May was hectic and awesome all at the same time. We had 2 sons graduate from college, closed the sale of our house, ended a long spring semester for Betsy and got the boat wet, WHEW!

Remember the get your rendezvous reservations in by June 15! This is always a great time. While it’s great to see a bunch of M’s together, you don’t even need too bring a boat to join in the fun. See the details from Craig’s previous post for more information.

One of our new members asked me to post this information. If you know the history of his boat, he would love to hear from you.

Hi, it’s Jim Kenney, one of the club’s newest members.

I’m not sure if anyone in Ohio might remember my boat when it was named “Bang”. I recently purchased “Surf Rider” from a gentleman who brought it over to the Windsor Yacht Club in 2009 from Ohio.

She hasn’t travelled much over the past few years and has accumulated approx. 665 hours to date. A couple years back we made some changes to improve handling and seaworthiness.

Modifications were performed by Hyke Metal out of Wheatley Ontario. This was our best choice because of their extensive experience in building aluminum Coast Guard, Fire boats and expedition yachts primarily out of aluminum.

We had the following enhancements performed on Surf Rider.

These include-

¾ inch aluminum keel to reduce roll and sliding off waves.

Forward through hull Zeus bow thruster

Transom mounted below swim platform Zeus Stern Thruster.

Both thrusters are powered by gel batteries managed by a dedicated charging system

We also installed forward sonar while at Hyke’s.

These modifications completely changed the boat’s performance. It handles great.

If any members in Ohio might remember “Bang”, I would appreciate if they could share some History.

Thanks Jim Kenney

jkenney9@cogeco.ca

EDIT: “Bang” was docked at Venetian Marina in Sandusky, Ohio in the 2000-2005 timeframe. We don’t know where it went when it was sold. 

-Craig

 

April 26, 2017 Web Update- 8 Bells

How cool was this.

On Saturday, the McKays graciously invited me to participate in the renaming ceremony for their Marinette 8 Bells. What an amazing job on the new transom graphic! I’m sure it will be a hit at the rendezvous.

The Mckays plan on becoming liveaboards in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in a couple of years, taking their beautiful M with them.

April 18, 2017 Web Update

It’s officially launch time (or soon will be). As we are all getting our M’s ready to splash, how about a little “day-dream” material from yesteryear. Thanks Ray Konko!

Keep checking back often as we will be adding rendezvous information and some new club merchandise opportunities.


March 29, 2017 Web Update

Hello Marinette Friends and Family!

This update is to draw your attention to the 2017 membership application now included in the pages of the club header. New this year are some important questions as we are attempting to develop a membership directory to share within the club. Please take a moment to click on the link and download the form. After completing, please include with your dues (best deal I know of!) and mail to our secretary Nancy at:

N. J. Plosker

PO. Box 37156 

Cleveland, OH 44137-0156

Also please note, I have included the previously published Rendezvous information for your review. I will have more information in the way of reservation forms, etc. available soon, will publish here and send in a group email. Thanks, Scott

Rendezvous 2017- Save the Date!

Please save the date for the 2017 Rendezvous which will be June 23-25th at Seaway Marina, Kelly’s Island. More info to follow as the date becomes closer. 

Membership Drive

Kicking off 2017 we are looking for new members! All new members who sign up and pay the $10 dues this year will receive a free Great Lakes Marinette Club hat! Please tell a friend or a dock neighbor about this exciting offer.

Clothing

Last year’s survey results stated the membership would like new clothing.  Polo shirts were at the top of the list.  We were also thinking V-neck t-shirts for the ladies.  If you are interested, please contact Julie Purnell (julie.purnell@gmail.com) who will be coordinating the order this year.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Rendezvous this year!

Craig Purnell

President, Great Lakes Marinette Club

February 17, 2017 Web Update

HELP WANTED!

Its February and we need your best Marinette photos to get us through the rest of this winter. It sure has been a mild season for Ohioans, but it’s still 2+ months before launch dates begin. Please send me a favorite photo or two. The subject, “enjoying your M”. Best submissions will be entered for a rendezvous prize!

If you are having trouble sending items to this site, you can always email me directly at captainscott32@gmail.com

January 30, 2017 Update

Happy almost February everyone! The above photo is courtesy of members Sue and Craig Pass aboard their 1989 Fisherman “Our Joy”. I want to start including members pictures with each post as a way of showing our pride of ownership. Plus, it helps us update the winter countdown clock to our pending launch dates! Actually, I guess we haven’t really had much to complain about during this rather “mild” winter.

I will be sending a group email out soon. This email will both send some exciting rendezvous information as well as insuring our contact information remains current for our members. this email message is as much a sharing of information as a test of my dissemination skills so, wish me luck. I would also like to solicit photos for publication on the site. Send me your favorite M shots.

Also, President Craig Purnell asked me to include the following with the email. I though it might be a good idea to also publish this information here. sounds like fun! Stay warm!

Scott Ross

Rendezvous 2017- Save the Date!
Please save the date for the 2017 Rendezvous which will be June 23-25th at Seaway Marina, Kelly’s Island. More info to follow as the date becomes closer.
Membership Drive
Kicking off 2017 we are looking for new members! All new members who sign up and pay the $10 dues this year will receive a free Great Lakes Marinette Club hat! Please tell a friend or a dock neighbor about this exciting offer.
Clothing
Last year’s survey results stated the membership would like new clothing. Polo shirts were at the top of the list. We were also thinking V-neck t-shirts for the ladies. If you are interested, please contact Julie Purnell (julie.purnell@gmail.com) who will be coordinating the order this year.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Rendezvous this year!
Craig Purnell
President, Great Lakes Marinette Club

Welcome 2017

Happy New Year Marinette enthusiasts! I hope that 2017 is a year full of blessings and opportunities that enrich all our lives.

Below is an interesting scan from a Marinette promotional brochure describing the construction methods used at the factory. It shows just how well our boats were engineered and built. Some quality off-season reading. Thanks Ray Konko!

If you have any pictures, articles or just interesting stuff, please drop me an email and I will include it in a future post. Stay safe, warm and healthy in 2017!