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Title: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on November 05, 2017, 07:13:09 PM
Ladies and gents!! It's gonna be that time again soon so let's get the ball rollin', shall we? I'm proposing a mid January gathering somewhere central to all of us- but within 5 minutes crawling time from my casa!! Maybe somewhere near the NJ shore this time?!
Let's hear your ideas, mates!! Looking forward to seeing both the veterans and newbees!!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Mas on November 05, 2017, 11:18:26 PM
Well this sounds like a great idea! Since we are also looking at dates for CBMWG maybe we should consider the two holiday weekends for both so folks have an extra day to travel. That would be 1/13 and 2/17. Wuddaya think?
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: K3v1n on November 07, 2017, 08:07:59 PM
LOL...All this talk of three day weekends, the only 3 day weekends for a construction worker on LBI is Memorial Day and Labor Day. These others you speak of I do not know. :/
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on November 07, 2017, 09:40:24 PM
Time to invent another one!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: K3v1n on November 08, 2017, 06:44:06 PM
It's not about inventing one, it's about getting to take it. :/
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Reighnman on November 09, 2017, 06:05:06 AM
Though I'm not an oyster fan, I was told the oyster bar in Manahawkin had stepped up it's game with a large variety of local bays. Can you row home from there??!!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: K3v1n on November 09, 2017, 06:29:28 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Dsl5sDy.jpg)

http://www.wharfsidenj.com/
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Eagleye on November 09, 2017, 04:23:01 PM
Great Kevin.  That's pretty close to me.  I like it.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on November 09, 2017, 08:21:29 PM
Reign: Yes, the Old Causeway Inn has an incredible selection of fresh oysters...but if I went there too often I'd need to sell my boat to pay for 'em!! Nah, I can't row home from anywhere. I live 9 miles inland 80 feet above sea level!
Kev: Is this the place where we had that waitress named Legs?
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: K3v1n on November 14, 2017, 06:16:04 AM
No...this one is up in point pleasant.

Here's another in Lavallette...BYOB
Channel Marker Cafe (http://www.channelmarkercafe.com/)
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on November 14, 2017, 07:42:05 PM
I know right where the Wharfside is. Close enough for me to drive up and scope out in person.
Now, we need a headcount of sorts.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: K3v1n on November 17, 2017, 06:10:44 AM
Looks like the place in Lavallette closes after the Holidays. The Wharfside is great and water front location.

Jack Bakers Wharfside Point Pleasant Beach NJ (https://youtu.be/3mJU-V5V2Is)
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Eagleye on November 18, 2017, 08:41:09 AM
That location looks good.  As usual we will plan a weekend getaway around the gathering.  If the weather allows we could do some exploring on LBI and Suzie could actually see Barnegat Bay, the ocean, Tice's and local attractions. Sounds good. 
Do we have any dates in mind yet?
-Allen
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on November 18, 2017, 10:11:23 AM
This is all sounding great! I'd like to propose Saturday January 20th. Any thoughts, mates??
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: lkm on November 18, 2017, 12:41:01 PM
I'll do a maybe to that.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: peterg on November 18, 2017, 04:55:02 PM
Carve the date  in butter, and Beck and I will try to be there, now that we have power AND sail vessels......ie: transvesselites!!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on November 18, 2017, 05:00:02 PM
Great! Larry's in!!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Eagleye on November 18, 2017, 07:26:30 PM

That works for us. 
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on November 18, 2017, 08:24:09 PM
Shaping up nicely! Nice to see that Pedro has come out of the boat house!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: K3v1n on November 18, 2017, 10:09:13 PM
So far that date looks good!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Mas on November 19, 2017, 04:45:23 AM
Sounding like the date that works for most, it unfortunately for us, conflicts with a two day music event that we have already committed to.  :(

Oh well there is always next year......and hopefully will get to see some of you at CBMWG.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Finbar Beagle on November 19, 2017, 07:23:03 PM
Point Pleasant NJ is almost my backyard, and I used to rent canoes and kayaks (Mohawk Canoe & Kayak Livery, Farmingdale NJ) well up Manasquan river back in the day...

Me and the missus Admiral are a definate, probable maybe. 

Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on November 19, 2017, 07:30:55 PM
Rick, sorry you and Susan can't make it but we're planning to be at the CBMWG....so see you then. Too bad, I was gonna buy you first round at our MWG!
Brian, sure hope you can make it. I forgot how close it is to you!
Now...about Marty Kern. C'mon man, you can make the drive!!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on December 03, 2017, 06:48:18 AM
Trying to reel this in now. Date: Saturday, January 20th in the year of our Lord 2018. Time: I dunno- 6pm work for everyone? What say ye? Place: Jack Bakers Wharfside in Point Pleasant as suggested by Commodore Kev! Now for the headcount:
The Admiral and I.
Commodore Kev and first mate Lesa
Pedro and Becky- hope you can be there.
Mr shiny anchor himself- Allen and Suzie
Brian and Ellen
Marty and Barbara- I still need to call him!
Larry and Lexi
I'm sure that I am forgetting someone so weigh in, will ya??
 
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Finbar Beagle on December 03, 2017, 02:43:54 PM
I maybe in mental preparation for the NY Jet AFC Champion game on Jan 21, but I think I can squeeze it in. 
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: MKBLK on December 03, 2017, 07:53:31 PM
Okay, I've plugged the date into my phone/calendar/camera/computer... and on and on. Barbara and I will be there so long as the good Doctor doesn't schedule drilling into my other leg just before then. On that note, the first operation went quite well and I was walking the next day (with no pain!). But, can't drive for at least 10 days after the surgery. Sooo, I'm hoping to schedule for after the 20th!

Regards to all,

Marty K.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on December 03, 2017, 09:49:10 PM
Marty, this is good news! Just tell the doc you're tied up on the 20th! Looking forward to seeing you and Barbara!!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on December 16, 2017, 10:07:33 PM
Update: In my travels, I happened upon the Wharfside Restaurant in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ,...yea, the very one recommended by none other than our own Commodore Kevin! (More on this at the gathering) I think it's a great place for our event, on the Manasquan just inside the inlet, not very far, good food, great service. So as the self appointed Grand Poobah of the Mid Winter Gathering, I hereby proclaim that this is the place!
  There's a good chance a special guest will be joining us...more later. Stay well my friends!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Eagleye on December 17, 2017, 06:05:57 PM
Thanks for checking that out, Bob.

 And what is with the teasers?  I hate when they do that on the news.  "And coming up next, wait and see who did what with whom at what location in the dark of the night........"

-Guess Who
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on December 17, 2017, 07:18:12 PM
Guess you'll just have to see on 1/20/18! Can't wait! It is truly my privilege to organize this stellar event.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: MKBLK on December 18, 2017, 10:59:16 AM
What! You mean I can't almost walk to the restaurant. So much for tradition!

Marty K.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on December 18, 2017, 05:19:12 PM
If you leave now, you can walk. Really, how far can it be???
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Finbar Beagle on December 18, 2017, 08:49:51 PM
The misses Admiral Ellen is being deployed to St Croix after the new year.  I may be sailing solo.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on December 25, 2017, 06:57:05 PM
   That's fine. Although we'd want the two of you there, we'll settle for just you! If you behave!!   Now to discuss the time. I'd originally suggesting 6pm but this is not set in concrete. Anyone want earlier like 5pm or in our language 1700 hours local?
       
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Eagleye on December 26, 2017, 07:55:50 AM
Both are good for us, Bob. 
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Finbar Beagle on December 26, 2017, 08:45:33 AM
Looks like boss put me on Filght to Paris at 6ish on Jan 20th.  Will see if I can change.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: MKBLK on December 27, 2017, 04:42:30 PM
What! You mean I can't almost walk to the restaurant. So much for tradition!

Lemme see... 51.6 miles. Should only take about 17 hours and 1 minute (when I was 18!). Or I could save an hour via I-195 if I don't get run over. Hey, it is the skinniest part of NJ.

Marty K.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on December 27, 2017, 06:48:44 PM
Trust me...it'll be worth the walk!!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: jthatcher on December 30, 2017, 07:54:49 AM
Good morning Bob, Marty, Allen, and the rest of the crew..   sitting here in  sub zero temps in Maine.. thought I would check in to see what was new on the site.   I'm afraid that we will miss yet another mid winter gathering - just a bit too far to travel.   We are in Maine full time now, and loving life,  meeting new friends but missing old ones like you guys!   If I am lucky, I will get to bring the boat up here this coming season - it sure would look good on a mooring in Robinhood cove!    Best wishes for the new year -  if anyone has the opportunity to come visit in Georgetown ( near Bath )  feel free to get in touch!    Have a wonderful time at the gathering..   jt
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on December 30, 2017, 10:54:57 AM
  JT...so nice to hear from you! I figured Maine was treating you well. We sure miss you and would love to travel up there but life seems to be getting in the way of- Life!! Although we haven't seen you and Janet in quite a while, we still love your friendship and look forward to the next time, however far into the future it may be, we can share a meal, some drinks and lots of laughs!!
  Although we'll miss you at the Mid Winter, in one sense you will be quite present. Janet has emailed you credit card info so a big thank you is in order! But being the gracious guy that I am, I will split the tip with you!!!
   Hope Christmas and 2017 were good for you and accept my best wishes for a happy and contented 2018!!!
Bob23 in snowy NJ!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: kickingbug1 on December 31, 2017, 09:47:54 AM
  bob, saw some of the videos you guys made. one suggestion, its a sailboat -----raise sail----hahahah
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on December 31, 2017, 11:49:47 AM
Oh is that what that big stick is for?? Thanks!!! Thought it was a flagpole! What vid are you talking about? Kev is the videographer of the crew around here.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on January 01, 2018, 07:52:34 AM
Attenzione compagni:  As the self appointed czar and founder of the MWG, I am hereby exercising my right to make additions and/or changes as the whims of my somewhat unstable mind dictate!! Can we change the time for the MWG which is to be held on January 20th in the year of our Lord two thousand and eighteen from 1800 hours local time to 1700 hours local? Please?? Pretty please?? With rum on top????  I think this will work out better for everyone and it will enable a distinguished guest from afar and his lovely bride to participate. Whatcha all think??
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: jthatcher on January 01, 2018, 08:19:24 AM
oh yes.. Janet can be rather gracious!    Enjoy the gathering.. and keep warm!  it was -10  when I got up this morning..  the heating system in our cottage is not designed for this.. thank goodness we also have a wood stove :)   
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on January 01, 2018, 08:32:04 AM
She's a peach! 4f here now...oh wait: Up to a searing 5!! Thanks JT and a very happy new year to you and Janet!!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: kickingbug1 on January 01, 2018, 09:55:40 AM
   bob, just kidding you know. take good care this winter. look forward to seeing your new trailer sailer in june. I'm thinking race wager.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Eagleye on January 01, 2018, 04:10:51 PM
Bob,
5:00 will be fine with us as our hotel is very close.  Guest..?  Bride??? Ahha, clues to the mystery.
 
Good to hear from you Jason!  Our best to you and Janet.  We will keep your invite in mind...when it is warmer though.
Allen
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: MKBLK on January 01, 2018, 05:23:59 PM
Great to "hear" from you JT. -10 eh, sounds pretty cold. Even here in suburban Philly it got real chilly. When I left my S-I-L and B-I-L around 1am it was 7 degrees and I thought that was cold. When Princess Goldie wanted out about 5:30am it was FOUR degrees! Thank goodness for the good old pellet stove. And the heat pump actually worked down to 6 degrees without the "emergency" heat coming on.

Marty K.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on January 03, 2018, 08:09:26 PM
Attenzione amici!   Due to the nearly unanimous vote, the time of the infamous 2018 Mid Winter Gathering has been changed to 1700 hours local with the venue being the Wharfside in Point Pleasant Beach. I will personally visit the joint to pick out a table near the water...and away from most of the other patrons so as to lesson the possibility of us all getting arrested. Some of us tend to get a bit...ahem...loud!! Oh yeah, the date remains the same: 1/20/2018.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=wharfside+point+pleasant+nj&src=IE-SearchBox&FORM=IESR4A&pc=EUPP_UE04

See ya there!!!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Finbar Beagle on January 08, 2018, 02:31:54 PM
My sincere apologies, but I am being shipped To France that night for work.

I promise to raise a rum grog at Newark airport for the festivities.  I work in Normandy, small little port infested with sailboats, and no ice, but cold North Sea water.

Ellen is due to ship out to St  Croix for her next FEMA deployment that monday.

I will do best to make it for the Virginia gathering in Feb.  tough winter
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Mas on January 08, 2018, 02:48:44 PM
Hey Brian, sounds like a winter of being pulled many directions for your family. We will be at a music event at the same time so let's raise a glass together at 1700 in support of our fellow Compacteers. Hope you will be able to find your way down to Virginia for the February event. Right now there is no sailing happening down here, as the marinas are all frozen up! Not normal Virginia.  :)
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on January 08, 2018, 07:06:25 PM
Brian that is the lamest excuse I've ever heard of! But we're a forgiving bunch here and promise not to roast you too much at the CBMWG!
Here is the latest headcount, as I understand it:

Me and the Admiral ('bout time she showed up for something)
Commodore Kevin and Lesa aka Mrs. Rollin' Bowline.
Marty and Barbara. Marty has recently started a rigging business.
?? and ?? from ??
?? from NJ
Allen and Suzie. Please everyone bring your sunglasses just in case Allen totes his anchor along with him.
Larry and Lexi. Are you there, L&L? Hope you can make it!

On top of this cast of thousands, there's a good chance that there could be a surprise at this years MWG the likes of which the world has never seen before, nor will ever see again!

On a misc note: Please remember that this MWG, the NJ one, is the original and best MWG in existence anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. Often imitated, never duplicated!!

1/20/2018 1700 hours local at the Wharfside in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.
https://www.bing.com/search?q=wharfside+point+pleasant+nj&src=IE-SearchBox&FORM=IESR4A&pc=EUPP_UE04
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: lkm on January 09, 2018, 10:21:12 AM
L & L will be split into just 1 L.
Lexi will be with girls at a dance competition, but I'll be there. 
I technically that makes it roughly 32.6% of L&L there since Lexi would be the 'better half'.

Larry.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Eagleye on January 09, 2018, 08:33:17 PM
Suzie and I will be coming in on Friday.  We will see you all on Saturday.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Reighnman on January 10, 2018, 05:46:25 AM
I'm likely a no. Wife has a planned event so I'll have to raise a glass while watching Moana with the baby.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on January 10, 2018, 05:40:56 PM
Well, your certainly invited and hey, bring Moana and the baby along!!
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Finbar Beagle on January 10, 2018, 11:01:31 PM
Mas,

That drink will be hoisted at 17hr.

Reighman ,

At some point we should discuss our Siren 17 adventures.  That boat was kinda the alternate universe ComPac.  She loved having rail buried and was never
Completely
Upright.

It was a blast to sail in heavy weather, but without the safe
 Compac tolerance.


Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Reighnman on January 11, 2018, 04:40:07 PM
The moment I step on it (in water) I knew it wasn't the boat for us. I have to make it to the BBB this season.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: lkm on January 12, 2018, 08:48:02 PM
Sorry,
The second L will need to bow out.
My mom just died.
Larry.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on January 12, 2018, 09:28:40 PM
Oh Larry we're so sorry to hear this. All our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family at this time. At the gathering, we'll take a moment of silence for her and for you. Again, our sincere condolences.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Reighnman on January 13, 2018, 07:08:34 AM
So sorry for your loss Larry.
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Eagleye on January 13, 2018, 07:51:49 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Larry
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: MKBLK on January 13, 2018, 01:50:06 PM
Very sorry to learn of your loss, Larry. A mother is not replaceable.

Marty Kern
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Bob23 on January 13, 2018, 09:46:36 PM
A slight potential bump in the road. Wharfside "doesn't really take reservations" or so saith our friendly host but we should have no problem getting all of us seated. About 95% chance in his words. I'll take those odds but as a contingency plan, we could walk next door to the Lobster Shanty where they open at 5pm, same time as our non-reservations are made for. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
For the cause...'cause I can
Title: Re: Mid Winter Gathering of the East Coast Compac-o-nauts 2018
Post by: Eagleye on January 14, 2018, 08:58:13 AM
Thanks Bob. The weather is looking great for the weekend!