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Old 24 April 2007, 12:15   #21
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OK, early results indicate the 9th is better than the 23rd. We'll give it a few more days for anyone else to chime in, then make the call on Friday regarding the date.

Parking and traffic at the ramp isn't a problem. For big sailboat regattas, we've stored 20-30 trailers at the beach (without tow vehicles). The Annisquam River is a pretty important thoroughfare which bypasses Cape Ann on the way from Boston and south headed to NH and Maine. There's plenty of boat traffic, moorings and marinas so as long as we don't act like a bunch of yahoos, we'll be fine with kayaks and other users. It's about 4 1/2 nautical miles, and we'd be taking it slow for this portion, not blasting through the river as it's a no wake zone.

Marblehead to inner Gloucester, southern entrance to the Annisquam is ~12 nm, From The northern end of the Annisquam back to Marblehead is somewhere around 15-20 nm (guessing as I don't have a chart for above Twin Lights in Rockport handy).

If this one comes off well, I'd be inclined to do it again in the late summer and head south to Boston, either into the inner harbor, or cruising around the Islands.
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Old 28 April 2007, 11:36   #22
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So, given the responses above, and no one else chiming in to increase the number of attendees on the alternate date, I think we're going to stick with the June 9th date.

Done deal.
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Old 29 April 2007, 13:50   #23
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looking forward to the 9th, Im gla it stayed on this day, I am up for just about any ride.... It will be great to just get out with some other ribs
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Old 29 April 2007, 21:32   #24
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I'd like to join you on the 9th too, if I can. I've had inflatables for 15 years, first a Grand Raid then a Futura II, and I recently bought a Yachtline 540 from Brown's.

I'd be interested in a run with some other folks who know the area. Most of my boating (30 years) has been on the Connecticut River, not the ocean.
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Old 30 April 2007, 07:19   #25
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My wife is curious on if any of the Men are bringing their wives or significant others. In my household the boat loses 10 knots when mother is captain Also with the weather, is it still on rain or "snow"–I do not care, I am soft enough to go out in any weather.
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Old 30 April 2007, 07:56   #26
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My Admiral is planning on coming, but she would likely bail if the weather was not perfect. I, however, don't mind a little rain or snow.
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Old 30 April 2007, 10:04   #27
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I suspect that my wife, 7 year old daughter and 1.5 y.o. son will all likely be along for the ride. Unless the weather is lousy! Personally, I'm likely soft enough to go rain or shine. Over 20-25 knots though, and I'll stay in the bar! I have to go out in enough lousy weather when my wife is sailing.

johnrobinson, happy to have more!!
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Old 30 April 2007, 22:23   #28
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Hi All,

My wife is looking forward to the 9th. By the way, it's good to see another ribber from this area. I spend time on the lower CT river, I'm guessing you boat above Springfield? Anyway, we're both looking forward to the 9th. If she were not part of it, my next post would be "boat for sale".

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Old 01 May 2007, 09:58   #29
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Looks like we'll have 6 boats at this point:

MtStPipier -Tally Ho -Ribcraft 585
603doug -?? -HBI 5+mR
ribfan -no name -Ribcraft 6+mR
learning to fly -?? -Avon SR 5.4
johnrobison -?? -Zodiac 540 Yachtline
dctucker -Bouncy Pumpkin -Avon SR 5.4

Hopefully Ribcraft will help us get a few more. Two of us are local, 603doug arriving by water. Others by trailer I assume.

Anyone else interested?
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Old 01 May 2007, 19:25   #30
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We will trailer in, a long ride from nh at 20 kts. Glad families are coming, my wife and i are looking forward to our get together.
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