Free Dockage this Summer at Put-in-Bay

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Free Dockage this Summer at Put-in-Bay

Postby islander » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:59 pm

The Village of Put-in-Bay has decided they need to bring the nice boaters back to the island and are offering free dockage on A and C dock, day and over night, (B dock is owned by the park, not the village, don't know if they plan to do anything special yet or not.) Sun-Thurs. in April, May, Sept. and Oct., However around the island holidays dockage may be charged of course.
But still a nice thing to do for those who love the Sunday nights on the island, which among those in the know, is considered the best night out, well and day out too. You can actually find room to stand, maybe even a bar stool, service is always better then, and you can get in and out of the bathrooms in just a matter of a couple of minutes, hardly a line to be seen anywhere. Not to mention you can walk out of the bar with out having had 20 drinks spilled on you!

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Postby admin1 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:38 pm

This has been a long time coming. Of course when I was my idea nobody paid attention as I the old timers always thought they knew what was best. This will really help the familles who are boaters be able to come to the island and enjoy day or overnight trips. You going to Key West for Put-in-bay day this coming Sunday?

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Postby islander » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:27 pm

Oh, you've been around long enough now to know how things can work.....or not work. It's no secret that the island can at times suffer from a bit of tunnel vision. But the new dockage thing will be good for all involved, islanders and boaters. Its hard to come over for a only a pizza and a beer then leave, with $2.39 a gallon for gas and then a day pass for just an hour or two while the kids play in the park, that is an expensive little jaunt.
I think it really could have helped last year, because as we both know regular boaters to the island have been known to state the phase "I AM NOT AFRAID!" ha, ha, ha, doesn't that take you back a year or two....
Are you in Key West right now? No we won't be down this year, because we decided to buy a 27 Sea Ray. But I will be watching for you all, and we are already planning to go next year if they do it again. If your there have fun and have one for me!

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Postby admin1 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:53 pm

You bet I will have a FEW for you LOL. Yes that old saying brings back many memories. Ed & I live next door to each other here in Ft Myers so we may make the trek down. I will keep you posted and good luck with the new boat!

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Postby Taz » Sun Feb 27, 2005 3:54 pm

I tried to make it down to Key West for the PIB days, but couldn't find any reasonable airfare because it was Daytona 500 weekend as well. I'll try next year, and start looking a little earlier for airfare.
It happened at the bay, and man, I can't even remember her name!!!!!!!!!

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Postby islander » Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:36 pm

Oh I heard it was a blast. Tons of people, friends of ours from out on the West Side went and said they saw more people from the island down there than they see when they are on the island, if that makes any sense.
I'm going next year, Key West is awesome, PIB days or not.
I think PIB should now have a Key West Day in honor of our most southerly sister. Maybe a key lime theme, key lime margaritas, key lime jello shots, lime green glo sticks and glo earrings, key lime pie eating contests,maybe throw in some conch items, like maybe do conch bisque or something. Oh and maybe get some of those conch shells and have a conch blowing contest to see who can blow the loudest. There are all kinds of ideas.
Hey Admin 1, bring the idea up to Ed, I think it could really fly.

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Postby Mister Kay » Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:54 am

About the dockage thing Admin, we always leave (or try to) before we have to pay again Sunday,,, but someone (captain Matt) always forgets to buy the wine he promised to bring back, so we end up waiting for hours until he can buy it, will we be able to stay as long as we like on Sundays now????? ....if the previous posts said monday thru thursday nevermind, I just realized I should check.
If it is it might make for some Monday sick days for an extra free night at the bay!!

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Postby Mister Kay » Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:58 am

OK I re-read it, so just those months and not on holidays, memorial day is probably a holiday then.
Still might be able to fit one free night in but the small print is dissapointing.

There should be an extension time to leave Sunday with a weekend stay, 10 mins past one would be perfect as Matt can get his wine and we can get out of there,,,,,,or matt could remember on time!!!!!

(I actually don't remind him cause I like staying longer!!!!!!!!)

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Postby Bullette » Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:40 am

I would suggest getting the wine when you first get there, but then you would probably run out of it by the time the weekend is over, and then still leave late cause he needs more!
Hey! Who took the cork off my lunch??!

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Postby Mister Kay » Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:56 am

When we get there we are usually pretty drunk, it is a 3.5-4 hour boat ride for us, and the coolers are nice and full and there isn't much else to do, excet enjoy the scenery and enjoy a [banned]. Sometimes we stoop for a dip in the middle of lake eerie, but that is usually cause we drop something in and have to jump in to get it out,,,,last trip it was Matt's hat.

Anyway, when we get there we don't really feel like wine shopping,,,although we may head straight to the winery.... :?

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Postby captain matt » Thu May 19, 2005 5:38 pm

So will we get sunday night for free or not? I'm guessing not because it's a holiday weekend.
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