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1976 37′ Sedan Bridge

Excellent condition for its age. One of finest anywhere!
New professional paint job 2010 complete with new rub rail installed.
Re-powered 2004 with 8.1 L Crusader‘s. 385 hp each and Hurth ZF Transmissions 2004. Re-power today would run over $35,000
545 hrs. since re-power.
Prop shaft upgraded to 1 1/2 inch with “DRIPLESS” shafts at time of re-power
Props were upgraded to 19 x 26 at the time of the re-power.
New set of spare 19 x 26 props. Never been used.
Garman 740S GPS 2014. On bridge
Garmin 6000 GPS 2006 – lower station
Raytheon radar 24-mile 2000 both stations. 
Ray Marine auto pilot 2005 With hydraulic steering on upper station
Ray Marine fish finder and depth sounder. 2005. (2) Stereos Bridge & Salon
2 Air conditioners:
Air-conditioner #1 Mermaid 16,000 BTU reverse cycle heat 2014.
Air-conditioner #2 Mermaid 9000 BTU air only 2005.
All new custom-made Bridge seats 2005.
All canvas replaced 2014.
Ship to shore radio’s both stations.
Power Hailer system upper station with built in intercom
Vaccuflush toilet system with all new hoses installed 2014.
Holding tank. Replaced with new plastic 55-gallon 2010.
Water tank. Replaced with new plastic 55-gallon 2010.
Freshwater plumbing all replaced 2007.
32-inch television on swivel mount installed 2018 with power Shakespeare antenna.
Marvel refrigeration w/ ice maker. 2005
New 3 burner / oven installed 2011.
Windows replaced 2010 with “real” tinted glass. No film.
Window tracks. Installed extruded aluminum 2010.
Rub rail replaced 2010
Bridge ladder and boarding ladder replaced with custom made Stainless
FLEX STEEL sleeper sofa 2015 with recliner seating
New FUME DETECTOR 2017
Heavy duty steel I-beam welded cradle for winter storage.
Boat/US surveyor recently appraised for insurance purposes @ $65,000 Asking $50,000. Call Bill Chappelear 937-475-5190

Save the Date – 2019 Rendezvous

I hope you and your family had an enjoyable and safe Holidays. As we begin to prepare for the 2019 Boating Season, I wanted to let you know that the Marinette Rendezvous will be held on June 21-23 at Sandusky Yacht Club. We are returning to SYC for a 2nd year as everyone had such a great time last year! We are preparing some changes to the agenda and meals this year; there will be a HOT breakfast buffett on Saturday morning. There will also be live entertainment on Friday night at the Pavilion this year. There will be more details as the date draws closer.

Please mark your calendar and I hope to see you there!

Best Regards,
Craig Purnell
President
Great Lakes Marinette Club

Final Voyage: Don Kishmarton

Don Kishmarton, a longtime Marinette owner, and Founder of the Great Lakes Marinette Club , recently passed away. A Memorial Service for him will take place at St. Basils Church 8700 Brecksville Rd. Brecksville OH 44142 on Monday November 19th, 2018 at 10am. A Reception will follow at the Family Life Center on St. Basils Campus.

Don was an avid boater and authority on Marinette boats. He will be sorely missed by family and friends.

1985 32′ Sedan Bridge

Location: Chagrin River, Eastlake OH

1985 Sedan FB. It is has a pocket door in the front for the v-berth which I thought was started with the 1986 year of the 32 sedans. Twin 360 Chryslers V8’s that run great. Very roomy and economical to run.
Here is a list of updates that have been done in the last 4 years:

    • New belts
    • New alternators, one wire, 70 amp Arcos
    • Professionally rebuilt starters
    • New carpet
    • New 1500 watt built in heater
    • Rewired overhead control panel at lower station
    • 4 New batteries
  • New battery switches
  • New Mastervolt battery charger
  • New windlass with 300’ rode and 30# plow anchor
  • New bimini
  • 3 New bridge seats
  • 2 New deck chairs
  • Replaced Saloon couch
  • Rebuilt King marine autopilot, Lower station
  • Fresh curtains
  • New Garmin Color GPS-Plotter-fishfinder and transducer at upper station
  • New Garmin Color Fishfinder and transducer at lower station
  • 2 New ship to shore radios
  • New cap, rotor, and wires on both Chrysler 360
  • 885 Hours on motors
  • Fresh bottom paint
  • New captains chair at lower station
  • 4 New 5/8” 30’ dock lines
  • New zinc anodes last year
  • New Charles 30amp isolation transformer with front and back 30 amp double pole breakers (Super safe)
  • New 110Vac mini-fridge. Have a new AC/DC mini-fridge but not installed.
  • New fresh water pump
  • Professionally rebuilt carbs
  • Fresh filter and oil change
  • New K&N chrome marine arrestor/air cleaners
  • 16000 btu marine air
  • 2 New 2000 gph bildgepumps
  • New port and starboard running light fixtures with LED LIghts
  • A external Lights replaced with LED’s
  • New stern light fixture
  • 2 x 3 dockbox on flybridge
  • Professionally rebuilt distributors with new springs 2 New ignition modules
  • 2 New remote oil filter kits, not installed yet
  • New on demand water heater, not installed yet
  • 2 New fiber fuel filters, not installed yet
  • 2 new blowers
  • 2 new fuel sending units
  • New macerating head and inlet filter
  • Fresh Eco Bottom Paint
  • Aluminum water tank
  • Plastic holding tank for the head

Price: $18,000

Contact: 
Christopher Carney
440-840-6025
captainopus@yahoo.com

1985 39′ Double Cabin

1985 Marinette 39 ft Tri Cabin $50,000 OBO reduced to $39,900, Kean’s Marina, Detroit

Fresh water use only, heated winter storage, never had hull or bottom damage. Annual maintenance included 2 coats bottom paint and wax on all paint.  Second owner for 20+ years.

Twin 454 Crusader gas engines typically run at 8 knots. Radar, forward sonar, depth sounder, GPS, VHS, power anchor winch, generator, auto pilot, twin air cond., zodiac w/ outboard.

Aft state room with queen bed, head & shower. Forward vee with head & shower. Interior upgrades include teak cabinets. Enclosed flying bridge and aft sun deck biminis.

Contact: Cinda Ferrier, cell: 734-323-0651, email: cindaf@umich.edu

 

 

Rendezvous 2018 Recap

Dinner at SYC

We had a wonderful time at Sandusky Yacht Club!

  • This was the 20th year anniversary of the Great Lakes Marinette Rendezvous.  SYC was amazing!  We had so many wonderful comments about how nice of a location this was.  It was also nice for people to go and see what downtown Sandusky has to offer, since it is in walking distance from SYC.
  • Ray Konko had printed out pictures for everyone to see of the first Great Lakes Marinette Rendezvous, which took place at Cedar Point Marina in 1998.  They had pictures to share with everyone from 1998-2004 rendezvous.  Thanks, Ray and P/P Karen for sharing!!!
  • Boats were spread out a little due to dockage availability at the Yacht Club, bunched in groups of 2 and 3. This didn’t seem to bother anyone too much. It was much better than the alternative (rafting), and several people said so. 
  • Friday night cocktail party went well. We were allowed to use a small picnic area and there was a decent food spread. 
  • Saturday morning we had the breakfast and Business meeting inside the Yacht Club instead of outside at the pavilion due to the extreme heat. This worked well for both us and for SYC who handled the food set-up. 
  • Breakfast was a little thin.  It was a continental with fruit and pastries. We elected to go that route in an attempt to keep costs down. After seeing it, I realized it was a mistake. There were several comments, all of which were 100% correct in that it could have been more to it. Next year we will have a more substantial breakfast with eggs, meat and potatoes. 
  • Meeting went well. Introduced Dave Dunn, Manager of SYC, and he welcomed everyone. Presented a club burgee to SYC to hang with their other burgees. Nancy delivered an excellent Treasurer’s report and Membership report. Next year, we should have handouts at the meeting for all to review at the time / Q&A etc. Meeting was over around 9:45 or so. Nice to get the business stuff out of the way and on to fun stuff the rest of the day. Several people commented to that effect as well. 
  • I thought splitting the basket raffle ticket selling / drawing up would be a problem but it didn’t seem to be. Thanks to Becky, Pat and Kathy for selling tickets. 
  •  The land Poker Run was a hit in spite of the extreme heat. Most people participated. This gave everyone a chance to go downtown Sandusky for lunch and to have a drink or two. This also gave Julie and I a chance to go and pick up the cakes and do a couple of errands while it was going on. 
  • The Tech Talk was not as well advertised as it could have been. Still, there were about 15 people in attendance. Some people indicated they really enjoyed it. Good to split up the meeting and the Tech Talk.  Those who weren’t interested in the Tech Talk generally went to the pool, a good idea on a hot day.
  • Tour the fleet wasn’t as heavily attended as it used to be, but I suspect that was because it was so hot that day. Still, most boats were open and I visited as many as I could. We had many visitors to our boat. 
  • Cocktail party started at 6PM. Cash bar went well. The appetizers were a little thin and were well picked over by the end. Need to have more substantial appetizers next year. 
  • Dinner went well. Attendance for dinner was 63. We were a little cramped in the side room, but we made it work. The food was excellent, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. 
  • Having the cake table at the other end of the room as the cake serving area didn’t work well (minor logistical issue), but it sure was yummy!
  • Baskets and 50/50 drawings went smoothly. Poker run winner was also announced.  SYC was generous enough to provide the winner with dockage for 2 nights and Sunday brunch for 4 people!!!
  • Clothing sales went well. The Paypal (credit card payments) went pretty well but it would be nice to process the transaction immediately. Need to look into Square next year or see if Paypal can do real time payments. Definitely need to expand the use of taking credit cards for all GLMC payments and dues etc.
  • Breakfast Sunday was continental.  Everyone seemed okay with a lighter breakfast on Sunday, according to the survey results.  
  • Normally people eat and run, but everyone took their time leaving that wonderful location!
  • Boats in attendance:
  • 41′ – 4
  • 39′ – 2
  • 37′ – 2
  • 32′ – 8
  • 28 – 3
  • Total: 19

Thanks to Phil and Kathy Benco, Julie Purnell, Nancy Plosker, Leslie Tighe, Pat Colvin, and Becky Aumiller for their hard work to make this happen. 

Also, thanks to our Sponsors, Sandusky Yacht Club, Lakeland Auto & Marine and Schrock’s Marina!

Craig Purnell
President,
Great Lakes Marinette Club

2018 Marinette Rendezvous Invitation

Hello Fellow Marinette Owners and Friends,

It’s that time of the year again for another Rendezvous! It will be held on June 29th-July 1st. This year we will be hosted by Sandusky Yacht Club in Sandusky, Ohio. It is our 20th Anniversary this year! 

In the late Summer of 1998, a group of Marinette owners met at Cedar Point Marina for an informal gathering. I don’t remember how many boats were attendance, perhaps 30 or so.  At the first meeting, Don Kishmarton, George Dufreune, and a few key other people suggested we form a formal organization devoted to preserving the Marinette Aluminum boat heritage, and  the fellowship that the owners felt towards their boats and other owners. The Great Lakes Marinette Club was formed shortly after that meeting. I was at the first meeting, though I don’t remember much of it. I am honored to still be a part of this organization as it celebrates 20 years. 

Please join us for our annual Rendezvous this year and share some stories and pictures of our past…if you can’t make it, please feel free to post your stories or comments in the Comments below.

Craig Purnell

President,
Great Lakes Marinette Club
 

Printable Flyers Below: 

2018_GLMC_20TH_Anniversary

Rendezvous_Registration_Form_2018

February 8 Web Update

Hello all you happy folks. First let me take this opportunity to apologize profusely for the lack of web updates. I have been a bit off the grid Marinette wise, but have not lacked for an active winter. With your assistance, I look forward to ramping up in anticipation of the upcoming boating season. AND, by your help, I mean submissions to share with our club members.

Betsy and I have had an exciting off-season thus far. We got to spend some of our winter break from university traveling west to see two of our sons and then a major jump to 2 weeks in Australia. What an exciting and wonderful experience. We traveled with a colleague of Betsy’s who had previously lived in Sydney for 20 years (and that was 25 years ago!). The trip consisted of reuniting with old and new friends and some great sight sightseeing. Over the course of 13 days, Betsy and I were fortunate enough to hike/walk a total of 115 miles.

A highlight of the trip for me was a sail on Sydney harbor on a new friends 44 Formosa ketch. The only words to describe the port of Sydney is WOW! I have never seen a mix of traffic like that in all my boating days. Cruise ships, fishing boats, ferries, day-sailors, kayaks, every type of craft you can imagine, all vying for the same piece of nautical real estate. My time at the helm was magical but not relaxing. Below is a quick picture of the action (Sydney Harbor Bridge).

Save the Date – Rendezvous 2018

I am thrilled to announce that the Marinette Club will be holding it’s 2018 Rendezvous at Sandusky Yacht Club on June 29-July 1, 2018!!

Why SYC? It is probably in the top three nicest Yacht Clubs on Lake Erie. The facilities are spotless and it is two blocks from the newly revitalized downtown Sandusky with restaurants, bars and nightlife. 

They have large banquet rooms and a nice bar overlooking Sandusky Bay. I have visited there many times and the food and hospitality are excellent. There is also a pool and outdoor tiki bar area in the back of the facility. We will have full access to the all of the club’s facilities during our stay. 

We have had a good time at Seaway but some members were not happy with the docking arrangements (ie, the rafting). Leslie Tighe our Rendezvous chairperson and I sought out to come up with a different, better location. We met with SYC and were able to secure the above mentioned date for our event. 

I hope to see you there!

Craig Purnell

President, GLMC