March 19, 2017 Web Update

Thanks to members Tom and Melinda Zmina for the great shot of their 1988 28′ Express. Looks like they are having fun, Marinette style. 

Makes me think that boating is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I am in countdown mode. Look to the site and for an email regarding the 2017 rendezvous to be sent out soon. If you know of any M owners that are not club members, please send me some contact information and I will get in touch with them. No sales pressure here, I think the club sells itself!

Safe travels and good luck with spring prep…Scott

February 17, 2017 Web Update


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

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.
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 ( 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!


Labor Day Blues?

Hello All!

Is it possible that it is Labor Day 2016 already? I sincerely Hope that the holiday finds you in good health and good spirits. As your new web administrator, this is my first post. I guess we have been a bit busy enjoying the weather, water and most importantly, our Marinette.

My goal, with Craig’s guidance, is to make this site a resource for all things Marinette. I, or more correctly, we collectively aspire to help you with your boat  projects, your ideas, your frustrations and your triumphs. We are all here for the same reason, we are dedicated Marinette “metalheads”.

In the coming weeks, I hope to contact you via email for your input and request submission materials. I will be receiving some pamphlet scans from Ray Konko that I will be posting for your retro reading enjoyment,. Additionally, I will be adding resource materials to help you better enjoy your time on the water.

Remember, when you see another happy Marinette owner or enthusiast, direct them to this site and our club. Will post soon!

Scott Ross

“Thanks Dad”

32 Marinette Fisherman

2016 Rendezvous Recap

Our 1st ever Rendezvous at Seaway Marina on Kelley’s Island was a resounding success! We had 15 boats and over 40 people attending the event.

Here’s the attendance breakdown by boat:

2 – 28′
5 – 32′
4 – 37′
1 – 39′
2 – 41′
1 – 26′ Sailboat

In addition , we had 6 new members sign up for the club. Welcome!

Here are the pictures from the event:

See you next year!


2016 Rendezvous Agenda

Well Blow me down!!
Hey me hearties…it is time for

The 2016 Marinette Rendezvous
June 24, 25, & 26
Kelley’s Island, Seaway Marina

Here is your “Pirate” Weekend Itinerary….

FRIDAY June 24th 1:00-4:00 p.m. GLMC check in under pavilion.
5:30 p.m. YO HO HO Welcome Cocktail Party
Appetizers provided, by Kelley’s Island Brewery
***—Dinner on your own. Many local venues.

SATURDAY June 25th Starting around 11:30 a.m.
• Light lunch—- Bring a light lunch appetizer to share!
• Annual meeting
• 50/50 raffle
Home Port Basket raffle—make a basket showcasing your home port! Be creative!
• 2:30– 4:30 Tour the Fleet or Tour the Island
• 5:00 — Arr, It’s time for the GROG! (aka COCKTAIL PARTY)
6:30– Dinner will be served, catered by Kelley’s Island Brewery.
**Lemon Pepper chicken, Beef short rib ravioli, scalloped potatoes,
green bean medley, cole slaw, rolls and butter

SUNDAY June 26th 9:00 a.m. Join all your “fellow Buckos” for a delicious catered breakfast under the pavilion before departing for our Home Ports.
**Fancy scrambled eggs with fresh veggies, French toast w/butter and syrup, Fresh fruit bowl, coffee and juice.

*The non refundable rendezvous fee is $45.00 for each person that attends payable to GLMC in ADVANCE.
No later than June 15th!!!

Registration Form

Agenda Flyer

2015 Rendezvous Itinerary & Registration

The itinerary and registration were snail mailed out last week. Below is the itinerary:

           Welcome aboard the


   Join us for an enjoyable cruise to Huron, Ohio for…

The 2015 Marinette Rendezvous

June 26, 27, & 28

Huron Boat Basin has reserved a block of docks for our group, so that we do not lose  the slips they are holding for us your reservation needs to be made NOW!!!

Send your deposit check, payable directly to the HURON BOAT BASIN, in the amount of $25.00 to:

                 Huron Boat Basin     417 Main Street     Huron, Ohio 44839

                               Here is your Weekend Itinerary….

FRIDAY June 26th    1:00-4:00 p.m. GLMC check in under pavilion.

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Party & Appetizers provided

***—Dinner on your own. Many local venues.

SATURDAY June 27th       Starting around 11:30 a.m.

  • Light lunch—- Bring a light lunch appetizer to share!
  • Annual meeting
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Home Port Basket raffle—make a basket showcasing your home port! Be creative!
  • Door Prizes-each boat please contribute a door prize

2:30– 4:30 Tour the Fleet

5:00—     Marinette Cruise Line sponsored   COCKTAIL PARTY

6:30– Dinner will be served, catered by Mesenburgs of Huron

          *** Roasted Chicken Breast w/ rum butter, Smoked Salmon, Green Bowtie Pasta w/ Gorgonzola sauce, Green beans almandine, Au gratin potatoes, Salad with fresh greens, Dessert

SUNDAY June 28th 9:00 a.m.   Join all your “fellow cruisers” for a delicious catered breakfast buffet under the pavilion before departing for our Home Ports.

*The rendezvous fee is $30.00 for each person that attends, payable to GLMC in ADVANCE, preferred, please.

**Please bring some photos of a favorite Marinette cruising destination and share a little about that trip with your fellow cruisers

2015_Rendezvous_Registration Printable