X-mas in July 2008

Forum to share your experiences and good times from recent trips and gatherings at Put-in-Bay!

Moderator: admin1

User avatar
Bryan
Posts: 192
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:52 pm
Location: Middle Bass Island, OH & Decatur, IN

X-mas in July 2008

Postby Bryan » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:19 pm

Time for another trip report!

This was my first time to the bay for X-mas, oh my what a party it was! :shock:
Due to work I couldn't leave for PIB till 8pm on Friday so after hiting up the boat we were on our way to Port Clinton. Got into PC 3 hours later, got a few last minute things at Wal-Mart and called it a night. Next morning we launched the boat at the public dock in Port Clinton and motored our way to PIB. Entering the bay we see A dock is slammed, dock master tells us to wait for a bit and see if he can come up with anything. A few minutes later a guy boats past and says he just opened up a spot on B dock, so in we go! Talk about luck and being in the right spot at the right time!!
I figure we got the boat secured around noon, by 1pm we had ordered a pizza from Cameo's and I walked to the store by the Board Walk to get beer and ice.
Some time around 3 or so Mills and Katie stop by the boat for drinks and bombs, then chucksberg joined us shortly after. Mills & Katie then left for a bit to get some champagne and OJ to make memossa (I think thats what they were called). Never had one before, they were pretty good and I know I drank enough OJ that I dont have to worry about getting scurvy for a long time! :lol:
Next thing I remember is all of us walked to A dock and enjoyed several adult beverages on Chucks boat. After a couple of hours we went to Tonys Place and had a beer. Next thing I know Mills aint feeling so good, so he and Katie call it a night. Jennifer and I go back to the boat I got totally plastered on the 12 pack of Bud Light and God knows how many berry, cherry, Jager bomb, Jell-O shots, memossas I had.
Some dude was on a tube and paddled to our boat for a drink, then got back in the water and paddled to another boat to repeat! :lol:
This was really cool...I had a 12 inch flouresent light under the canvas cover to light up the deck of the boat, a good amount of light also hit the surface of the water. Where the light was shining on the water there were THOUSANDS of little minnows! Amazing!
Seeing all of the little fish must have made me hungry, so off we go to the "Seagull Shack" (AKA the Chicken Pit :D ), after another sampling of the best chicken I have ever had we call it a night.

Next morning we bail out at around 11:30, head to Middle Bass to check out the house, talk to the neighbors, ect. Got the boat loaded up around 5 and home by 8pm.

What a weekend!

Here is B dock, you can see how packed it was!
Image

User avatar
Bryan
Posts: 192
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:52 pm
Location: Middle Bass Island, OH & Decatur, IN

Postby Bryan » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:26 pm

This poor dude was not having a good day! The story I heard was it got a hole and started taking on water pretty quickly, so they beached it to prevent it from sinking all the way!

Image

User avatar
Bullette
Posts: 2291
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:22 pm
Location: Willoughby, OH
Contact:

Postby Bullette » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:14 am

I'm so happy to finally have a trip report! Sounds like you had a blast! Keep em coming!
Hey! Who took the cork off my lunch??!

islander
Posts: 140
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:58 pm
Location: lake erie

Postby islander » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:03 pm

There were two guys on board the boat laid up on the dingy beach, they drug anchor out by the monument and knocked a hole in the bottom on some rocks, they took off and beached it before it sank.
They were broke and had a heck of a time getting the boat out, none of the towing services wanted anything to do with it because it would cost more to move it than what it was worth.
There was also a 40ish ft. boat out on the rocks by the monument, it was still there Monday when I left out of the Bay.
And a guy on wave runner was hit by a big Sea Ray, while the boat was trying to tie up to A dock on Sunday. The captain got nervous docking and hit the guy on the ski. The guy on the ski ended up a bit bruised, but not really hurt.
I thought the harbor was a zoo on Sunday, was in around 2pm and boats were coming from all directions, nobody following the rules, it was every man for himself. What's up with that?! I swear I think some people think that right aways and boating rules are based on the price of the boat. :?
Came back about seven and it was still pretty busy, lots of rafting on B dock.

islander
Posts: 140
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:58 pm
Location: lake erie

Postby islander » Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:13 pm

There were two guys on board the boat laid up on the dingy beach, they drug anchor out by the monument and knocked a hole in the bottom on some rocks, they took off and beached it before it sank.
They were broke and had a heck of a time getting the boat out, none of the towing services wanted anything to do with it because it would cost more to move it than what it was worth.
There was also a 40ish ft. boat out on the rocks by the monument, it was still there Monday when I left out of the Bay.
And a guy on wave runner was hit by a big Sea Ray, while the boat was trying to tie up to A dock on Sunday. The captain got nervous docking and hit the guy on the ski. The guy on the ski ended up a bit bruised, but not really hurt.
I thought the harbor was a zoo on Sunday, was in around 2pm and boats were coming from all directions, nobody following the rules, it was every man for himself. What's up with that?! I swear I think some people think that right aways and boating rules are based on the price of the boat. :?
Came back about seven and it was still pretty busy, lots of rafting on B dock.


Return to “Trip Reports!”

cron