The BIG rendezvous has traditionally been in October in the Chesapeake.
However, since CA is now the president of the rendezvous for this year, she'd like to see more rendezvous in more places.
What are the key ingredients? Whitby/Brewer boat tours, a meal and a presentation.
Last night, we had all three elements!
Boat tours of Voyager II, Creola, Red Ranger, Joie de Vivre. Common problems. Various solutions. A great way to socialize. A kind of moving party. (Hold Fast was at the other marina, a long, cold walk.)
We ordered 5 pizzas and spread out in the Marina lounge.
Myron of Hold Fast showed his rudder design. It is a huge improvement and doesn't involve any "incremental" modifications. Except for the internal bronze structure, it's a replacement. It's based on a proper aerodynamic design so that it doesn't stall out the way the Whitby small and flat rudder does.
We talked boats, cruising, families, weather. The proper escape route from the Ortega River: 45 minutes before the tide turns at the railroad bridge.
I think this is the design Myron was talking about. http://airfoiltools.com/airfoil/details?airfoil=ls013-il
I'll be gathering details.
Next Rendezvous? Miami, around the time of the boat show. Perhaps at No Name harbor. Perhaps at dinner key. Stay Tuned.