2016 Southeast Builders Meet- Homosassa, FL Oct. 21-23

Bateau Builders organize and plan their meetings and get-togethers. This is grass roots at its finest, not sanctioned by E-Boat, Inc
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Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

Post by Joe H » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:15 pm

Any idea of when Richard? Spring, summer or fall?

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Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

Post by Aripeka Angler » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:20 am

Joe H wrote:Any idea of when Richard? Spring, summer or fall?

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Joe,
I'm open for pretty much anytime as long as it's not May 20th-June 3rd. We will be out of the country between those dates.
2015 was a challenging year for our family. I'm looking forward to this meet and other events as well as a quiet 2016...
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Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

Post by Joe H » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:43 pm

Thanks Richard.
2015 was a challenging year for our family.
I hope all is well now, I picked up on some of it, I hope Sandy's doing good, you too, we had a tough year too but also looking forward to a peaceful 2016.

Jan and I are going to try and make it down this year just not sure when.

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Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

Post by Aripeka Angler » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:58 pm

Joe H wrote:Thanks Richard.
2015 was a challenging year for our family.
I hope all is well now, I picked up on some of it, I hope Sandy's doing good, you too, we had a tough year too but also looking forward to a peaceful 2016.

Jan and I are going to try and make it down this year just not sure when.

Joe H
Good to hear from you Joe :)
Sandi is doing great now.
Lost my brother a week ago and brother in law 2 months ago, it's been rough.
On a lighter note----When you come down to visit, I promise I'll make time to fish with you.
Just give me a heads up so I can plan :wink:
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Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:18 am

I let you guys discuss it and choose.
It can be Apalachicola or Homosassa and you set the dates.
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Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

Post by Michaelz » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:22 pm

Ever consider Amelia Island, just above Jacksonville? Inshore fishing within 5 minutes of the docks, deep water fishing (60' depth) 5 minutes of the dock, two big State Park fishing piers on either end of the island (camp grounds, riding stables, even a civil war era brick fort). Oldest continuously operating saloon in the State of Florida; oldest hotel too. Boat out to see the wild horses on Cumberland Island, and perhaps a nuke sub coming in or out of Kings Bay. Lots of drive on the beach opportunities. Plenty of hotels and restaurants at all price ranges. Speaking of the boat ramps: north end has a four lane concrete ramp with jettys on both sides; downtown has two ramps at the end of the main street into the town marina; and just over the south end of the island is a two lane ramp at Big Talbot State Park. Plenty of trailer parking space at all ramps.

I tried Sebastian Inlet in 2014 (the meetup that didn't) and found water too shallow for a daggerboard boat and the water was full of Manatee poop; waters further up are clean and less populated...except for speckled sea trout, reds, and flounder.

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Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

Post by peter-curacao » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:07 am

In case it was missed the first time, if I may I like to bring in Pensacola Beach as another option , cool place imo 8)

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Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

Post by Aripeka Angler » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:24 am

Peter, I agree Pensacola is a nice town. I have worked out there several times. We were working in Pensacola this past September when they were having a big seafood festival. I was thinking at the time "it's too bad I got to be working" :)
As a bonus, we might also get some of the Texas guys or northern gulf boat builders to attend if we did a meet in the panhandle?
As for Amelia Island, I've heard it's a real pretty area. I have never been there that I can remember. I open for about anything.
As for a date for the meet, I suppose it would make sense to do it over the summer when the youngsters are out of school.
How does the middle to end of July sound?
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Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

Post by cape man » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:04 am

I would prefer Amelia Island over Pensacola. Pensacola is a nice place, but a long drive for most of us (probably closer to Texas!), and kind of getting too big. My wife did a project at the museum in Amelia Island, and both times I went up there I was really sad we didn't bring the boat. Not a tiny town, but has a very nice "small town" flavor, and good food and lodging. If you all want I can see if she will reach out to her contacts there to see about deals for a group like ours. The museum is small but the folks running it are all local volunteers that include some "shakers and movers" in that community. Middle or end of July works for me.
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Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:44 am

I like Amelia island.
About 10 years ago, we had a nice meeting close to Jacksonville, on the beach, in a State park.
I don't know if we can find a waterfront place with docks etc.
The nice part of some of those meetings was to have our rooms right next to the dock like in Boca Grande or Homosassa.
BTW, if we go back to Homosassa, I"ll stay at that motel, no camping.
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