2013 Chesapeake Bay Gathering?

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by JimFromMD, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. JimFromMD

    JimFromMD Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 9, 2010
    Annapolis, MD - Middle Chesapeake Bay
    2005 300DA, Garmin 740s w/Vision Charts and GMR18HD RADAR
    5.0MPI w/BIIs, Kohler 5E Generator.
    UPDATE: Hi All,
    To help keep things organized, if you plan to participate in the event, please send me the following information to csr.chesapeake.gathering@gmail.com. I plan to create a spreadsheet and post updates periodically as people add their names to the roster. For privacy concerns, I will not publish anything related to item 10 on the forum here.

    Date: June 7-9, 2013
    Location: Mears Point Marina - Kent Narrows
    Address: 428 Kent Narrow Way N, Grasonville, MD 21638
    Phone: (410) 827-8888
    Reservations: Karen or Lorri
    URL: http://mearspoint.com/
    ActiveCaptain: ActiveCaptain

    Thanks
    James

    1. CSR Member name
    2. Crew First Names (for kids optionally include age so folks have an idea if potential playmates will be there)
    3. Vessel Name
    4. Vessel Make and Model
    5. Vessel Length
    6. Vessel Beam
    7. Vessel Minimum Depth
    8. Shore Power Requirement (1x30, 2x30, 1x50, 2x50)
    9. Your Hailing Location and/or Marina
    10. POC Info (Name on Reservation including Last Name, Cell, & email) for gathering correspondence and marina coordination.

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    Anyone interested in the idea of trying to organize a Chesapeake Bay CSR get together? Maybe middle bay somewhere like Annapolis or Kent Narrows to try to get the most participation from North Bay and South Bay folks too? Keeping it closer to the western shore (vs St. Michaels or Rock Hall) may allow us to draw in some of the Potomac/DC boaters who could come easier by car. St. Mikes is a haul by land, although a great destination for a gathering. Annapolis and Kent Narros also provide easy access to a wide variety of restaurants and local lodging.

    Just throwing the thought out there to see if there's interest or other ideas and input.

    James
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  2. CAMELLA

    CAMELLA Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2008
    Edgewater, Maryland
    2007 48 DA
    Cummins QSC 540
    Jim,
    I think its a great idea, count me in. I think a raft up would be ideal, it would allow boats to come and go as they please.

    Jon
     
  3. BurleyCove

    BurleyCove Member

    86
    Jul 24, 2011
    Stoney Creek, MD
    2009 330 Express
    Twin 8.1 Volvo Pentas with Duo Props
    I would be there. Never been a part of a CSR event before. what's needed to organize an event like this?
     
  4. 1990-270-da-lover

    1990-270-da-lover Member

    968
    Oct 10, 2012
    Clarks Hill Lake, GA
    1990 270 DA Sundancer / Saturn Dinghy 4hp Suzuki
    Towed with 2004 Chevy 2500 HD Sliverado 4x4
    7.4L Merc Bravo 1
    3 Blade Mirage Prop 14.5X17
    Hi JimFromMD
    Sounds interesting, I would be up for something like this depending on the time of year. We trailer our 270 and put out of Sandy Point State Park, so Kent narrows, St. Micheals, or even Fairlee Creek might work although Fairlee is a bit north of center they have a great anchorage for a raft.
    1990-270-da-lover
     
  5. HomePort

    HomePort New Member

    284
    Nov 27, 2012
    Rock Hall, MD
    2015 Prestige 550 Fly
    Cummins QSC 8.3 / 2x600CV + Zeus
    I'm in with Admiral and son (8 years-old)

    I hail from Rock Hall at Osprey Point Marina.

    - Port
     
  6. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    You need Alex F to set-up a spreadsheet for you!! :grin:
     
  7. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Member

    688
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Quite a few of us from the Southern Bay area that would be intrested as well so someone set it up and let us know and we will plan to be there.
     
  8. Alegria

    Alegria Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lancaster,PA Boat: -Sue Creek, MD
    2000 410 DA
    3126 CAT
    Sound good I'm interested. Annapolis, Kent Narrows are good. Or maybe a little more south Herrington Harbor South maybe?
     
  9. JimFromMD

    JimFromMD Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 9, 2010
    Annapolis, MD - Middle Chesapeake Bay
    2005 300DA, Garmin 740s w/Vision Charts and GMR18HD RADAR
    5.0MPI w/BIIs, Kohler 5E Generator.
    Awesome. Glad to see that there is some interest. I've never been a part of an event like this and not sure if we need Jim's permission to make it a CSR event but doubt it would be a problem. I'm not super great at organizing these type things but am willing to give it a go, for the barebones part of things anyway. As we move forward maybe others can help organizing a dinner or some activities. (If someone else wants to be commodore for the event, I won't stand in the way!)

    I personally am still leaning towards a marina for the "official" event but if we did it as a Saturday overnighter, there could be a pre raft up Friday and/or after raftup on Sunday as folks check out to carry on the festivities.

    When are we thinking would be good? I'm thinking soon after Memorial Day so that pools will be up and running as well as all the local activities will be in full scale operation. The mid bay will still be jelly free for the raft up portion too.

    Herrington Harbor south is a great marina (see background of sig pic lol) but can get expensive for larger boats. Mears Kent Narrows is a large facility with lots of restaurants nearby as well as a nice hotel (Hilton Garden) within walking distance if some folks want to attend by shore from the Potomac boating scene. I'd really like to be able to reach the widest spread of the site membership we can. It will be cool to meet everyone. Mears kent narrows has a big pool and a big undercover pavillion if the weather goes bad on us. They also offer a west marine discount on fuel and transient slip fees.

    Again, still in the brainstorming phase so that's why I brought it up early. Open to other location and activity suggestions so keep them flowing.

    James
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  10. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    no issues with me. I love to see you guys organize rendezvous'. There are usually a few great ones around the country every year. I've been to some!
     
  11. CAMELLA

    CAMELLA Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2008
    Edgewater, Maryland
    2007 48 DA
    Cummins QSC 540
    JimFromMD
    Herrington Harbor South and Mears Kent Narrows are both good choices. I recommend 2 nights (Friday & Saturday) to make it worth while for those who have to travel a longer distance. You mentioned sometime after Memorial Day, what if we target mid-June?
     
  12. BurleyCove

    BurleyCove Member

    86
    Jul 24, 2011
    Stoney Creek, MD
    2009 330 Express
    Twin 8.1 Volvo Pentas with Duo Props
    Mid June sounds like a winner. Looking at the calender for June, that leaves 8/9, 15/16 or 22/23 June as the options. Any preferences?
     
  13. HomePort

    HomePort New Member

    284
    Nov 27, 2012
    Rock Hall, MD
    2015 Prestige 550 Fly
    Cummins QSC 8.3 / 2x600CV + Zeus
    Two thumbs up for Fairly Creek. It's about 10NM North of Rock Hall. Entering at low tide can be a bit tricky for larger boats but it's a glorious place to raft up. The swimming is fantastic.
     
  14. Tonysca6

    Tonysca6 New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    225
    Mar 12, 2011
    White Oak, PA/Lake Murray, SC
    Interim - Toon
    50 HP Mercury Outboard
    Sounds great to us, count Deb & I in. Never been to one, agree with Jim, Mears is a great facility & not just because we slip there. The pool is great & the large pavillion is helpful plus great restaurants. Let us know if we can assist with anything. Not a great organizer either.

    Tony & Deb
    Crazy Lady
     
  15. dev6315

    dev6315 New Member

    366
    Jul 11, 2009
    Annville PA near Hershey
    1990 SeaRay 250 DA
    7.4 Magnum with a Bravo 1
    Sounds like a great idea. We would love to join in. I would put in at Sandy Point as well and will be trailering from Central Pa.
     
  16. madgrit

    madgrit New Member

    63
    Jul 15, 2009
    Mount Airy, MD
    2003 320 Sundancer
    T 6.2L V Drives
    Sounds like a great time. We already have plans the last weekend of June, so if the trip lands on the first couple of weekends in June, then we are in.
     
  17. Tdady

    Tdady Member SILVER Sponsor

    130
    May 28, 2012
    Frog Mortor Creek/Upper Chesapeake Bay
    '04 Blue Hulled 380 Sundancer w/hydraulic platform
    2x 8.1s V Drives
    Sounds like a lot of fun. I know a few boats that would love to come.
     
  18. villain style

    villain style Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Merc 8.1L's V-Drives
    Sounds good to me... As long as I have a boat by then...
     
  19. CAMELLA

    CAMELLA Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2008
    Edgewater, Maryland
    2007 48 DA
    Cummins QSC 540
    Jim
    Can we schedule this rendezvous for June 15th weekend?
     
  20. themikehyde

    themikehyde New Member

    629
    Nov 6, 2009
    Potomac River - Colonial Beach
    2001 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3's
    Would Solomons be a possibility?
     

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