Downeast Boat Rendezvous?

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Brand new to this forum, glad that VPC pointed it out to me.

Maybe this has already been brought up somewhere in this forum, but I have always thought that a regional Downeast Boat rendevous would be a good time, and why should the Sea Ray or trawler owners have all the fun? I mean what owner of ANY other style of boat has as much invested in thier boats from conception to selection to design to construction, sea trials, etc... than the owners of Downeast style boats? They're boats of passion, not just a pastime.

I'm not talking lobsterboat-racing-circuit type of gathering (although, this could be fun informally) but a night or two of Downeast boat owners meeting somewhere with thier boats to sort of bring this forum to life in 3-D.

So, consider this a 'feeler'. How many of you out there would be interested in something like this in some southern New England location (Block Is, Cuttyhunk, Mystic, Greenport, NY)? Other location suggestions?
 

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Hingham Bay, Central Location for all and we can have a barbecue at Bill's House :D

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I would definitely be up for a get together!! I think block island would be a great central location! Greenport, LI has a great marina for get togethers also, but is not as centrally located. My vote is for BI!
 

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haha good call Dave..Name the date and time..we have a number of good spots like weir river and the back river that are awesome spots for rafting..and ya there is plenty of moorings for over nighters
 

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Can we not use the word rendezvous and Downeaster in the same sentence.......lol
 

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OK now I'm in! Should I bring wife and kids or just meathead fishin buddies?
 

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DE get togethers already occur. every april-may. high ground stellwagen, every july - nov- tuna ground stellwagen, jeffries, figs, bb, georges
Jan - Dec- every lobster ground throughout new england.:eek:
 

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Okay, agreed, we ditch "rendezvous" for Downeast boat & beer fest (or similar). Sounds like there's some interest; that's great! I second the Block Island location - pretty much covers anything between the Cape and Long Island; I know 6 or so more boats in the area who haven't tuned into this forum yet who would be interested. Pass the word to others who may not see this and we'll see just how many we can pull together over the next few months. Everyone keep chiming in though for more ideas...

Kinda what I had in mind:

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