There's some talk of a "Show & Shine" type event for Hot Boat weekend on offshore only. And they are inviting us hot boat guys to be involved. Is anyone interested in bringing there boats to it?
Proposed location would be in Croton which is a few minutes by road downriver from Hardy Dam. The Dam, Sandy Beach and OxBow are easy pulls. Big Bend isn't bad. Brower and River River Ridge can both be done without getting on the highway; neither is as easy as Sandy Beach or Oxbow, but neither is a hateful drive.
There is a grocery store and 2 bar /restaurants within walking distance. Thinking the boats would be parked in the area between the 2 restaurants.
Parking for the boats might not all be paved. Could be gravel or grass mowed short.
Thinking Friday afternoon/early evening.
Talk of awarding a trophy or 2 or 3 …. maybe coolest boat, coolest power, coolest rig or coolest something ? …trophy awarded purely and 100% at the discretion of whoever sponsored the trophy IE no classes so no crybabies or whiners. No doubt it will be biased... If the sponsor doesn't like whackers, the outboard jockeys are in trouble. Or vice versa. It's all in fun and the idea is to get a bunch of the boats & owners together and have a few brews and burgers. No entry fee so there won't be any free food or drink but getting the local pubs to run a special or 2 shouldn't be hard.
This is still in the "wouldn't it be cool if…" stage so success obviously depends on participation. Enough participation without problems IE keep a handle on the ass-clowns and hopefully this grows eventually to a beer tent and live band in the future.
I'm not sure if there is time to put it together for this year, but if it was a "go", is anyone interested?