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: Boneclave- Group Trip Details Sep 23-25 2007


Lefty
08-20-2007, 08:16 PM
MAKE THAT SEPT 23-25
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Once again we are having our awesome group outing to Washburn Island (http://www.waquoitbayreserve.org/camp.htm) in Mashpee Cape Cod. We reserved the group site #9 for Sun and Mon nights Sep 23 and 24 for up to 3 days of fishing (if you can squeeze a day or 2 off from work-or just fish Sunday). Come and chase Bonito/Albies/Spanish Macs in Vineyard sound with us and enjoy the great camp food, laughs, and stories.

Check back to this thread to find out if we need you to bring anything or not bring anything. You can respond here to let us know if you want to hop on board for the trip. There will be a gear list and boating directions evolving here. If we are light on boats we will try to get everyone over to the camp and over to the "Wacky jetty" where anything can happen fishwise. We have extensive experience on what to bring and how to prepare for the island etc.-Just ask. Let see what we can put together.

Lefty

So far:

Lefty- small boat, gas stove, propane tree, 25 lb tank, lantern, cook table
JimW- boat
Juro- tables,cooler, lantern, small gas grill, kitchen cleaning supplies
Mike Z
Fred A
Greg D- boat
Jfbasser
Shadfreak
vtloon
Bigcat
Quentin- small boat
PopnesetBay
Hawkeye
bonefishmon
Sean- possible

BOATING DETAILS
We anchor our boats right out in front of the camp site off the beach. There will be smaller boats pulled up on shore which you can use as a dingy to get out there. This is inside a quiet bay, not open ocean. So the mooring is easy and little wave action.
The Ramp is called White's Landing on the Childs river. There is a parking lot set aside for all the overnight parking of vehicles for the island campers. Multiple trucks and trailors will be parked there. Many of us will meet there at dawn on Sunday morning, proceed to the island, do a temporary dumping of gear, then head out to fish.

Driving Directions to Ramp:
From the Sagamore Bridge (Cape Cod Canal) proceed toward Hyannis on Route 6 to exit 2 - Route 130. Follow Route 130 toward Mashpee for 7.2 miles and bear right on Great Neck Road just after the Flume Restaurant. Continue to the Mashpee Rotary. Halfway around the rotary take Route 28 toward Falmouth. Reserve Headquarters is located on the left 3.5 miles from the rotary and White’s Landing is located 0.4 miles beyond the Headquarters, also on the left.

Again more info at: http://www.waquoitbayreserve.org/camp.htm

Quentin
08-20-2007, 08:55 PM
I'm planning to bring my little boat, which will get me and my gear to/from the island. I can also take one passenger on trips between the campsite and jetty.

Can't bring any extra gear or water for the group due to weight limitations, but I will bring a contribution for the group dinner.

Q

Bigcat
08-21-2007, 09:31 AM
I should be good for the Sunday for sure,I will have the boat and can take two anglers:smokin:

Jim Miller
08-21-2007, 10:40 AM
Hi Guys
Is there a place to dock, anchor or beach a 21 foot boat near the camp site?
Also what is the closest place to launch boat and leave truck & trailer?
Thanks

Lefty
08-21-2007, 11:45 AM
Boating info moved to top of thread.

Jim Miller
08-21-2007, 12:00 PM
Thanks lefty! :)

GregD
08-21-2007, 12:21 PM
Hi Guys,

Jehu ramp was another option though I'm not sure it still is.

I was wondering if the rumors of the Jehu ramp being closed to public access are true. I know if I bring the Scarab down it's too long for the ramp at Whites on the Child river. I'll need to find another spot to launch from and Jehu comes to mind.

Any info on that would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Greg.

JimW
08-21-2007, 01:52 PM
Greg, I called the town hall - you can launch from that ramp without a sticker but parking will be sketchy. Best bet would be to coordinate with one of the riders who could drive your rig back to the White's landing lot while you haul a load of gear / riders over. Don't blame you for not wanting to put in at Whites but I was amazed the size of some the crusiers that where set afloat there albeit not easily.

GregD
08-21-2007, 02:19 PM
Hi Jim,

Thanks for checking on that for me. The boat is 34-35ft bow to prop, the trailer is about 40ft long. I can't see being able to make the turn to drop it in the water at childs. Even if I back it down to the ramp. It's enough of a challenge with the sea-ox.

I'm not too sure many guys can drive either rig comfortable enough for me. The truck and trailer is alot like driving a semi I'm afraid. Not an easy task on most town roads for turns.

I'll work it out somehow, possibly put in up the cape at a better sized ramp and run it down, if there is no parking at Jehu.

It won't take very long once I get moving :D

Perhaps I can check with one of the group if anyone plans to use the Jehu ramp and see if theres any room along side the road, id' need about 60 feet at least to park track and trailer.

food for thought.

Thanks,
Greg.

Smcdermott
08-21-2007, 02:55 PM
Greg,

I think we need to see some pics of this new rig in the Propwash forum!

Sean

Lefty
08-21-2007, 03:29 PM
Ah jeez I screwed up the date at the head of the thread. Can we get an Admin to change the Thread label to read "Boneclave- Group Trip Details Sep 23-25 2007".

Thank you

Smcdermott
08-21-2007, 03:54 PM
Ah jeez I screwed up the date at the head of the thread. Can we get an Admin to change the Thread label to read "Boneclave- Group Trip Details Sep 23-25 2007".

Thank you

All set. I may be able to make a Sunday trip or longer but I will be tentative until we get much closer.

Sean

JimW
08-21-2007, 03:56 PM
Yeah, that's a huge rig, Maybe run up from Green pond or Falmouth.
I could always drive the scarab over for you :devil:

I'm burning ~10 gallons per hour at a 26mph cruising speed loaded with gear and 80 gallons of fuel Unfortunately my boat is a tad under powered with the 115hp, so running and gunning just eats the gas.

So with the twins - What are you burning 30gph?

GregD
08-21-2007, 04:14 PM
Hi Jim,

Thanks for the offer, I'm sure your not the only one that would like to take it for a blast.

Gas consumption is obviously more with the twins, depends where you run it on the RPM's But your guess is a pretty good one. I usually run alittle slower to conserve gas, it's still quite fast at around 3500-4000 rpm. If I run it about 500rpm off the top end it's flying and burning alot more gas. Someday I plan on swapping out the motors for direct injection motors, that will drop fuel consumption by a whopping 2/3rds. But I have to pay it off before I start dreaming about direct injection motors.

These motors have around 150 hours so they are just broken in. I can still see shining metal on the piston tops when looking in the spark plug hole. It wasn't used much.

Sean - Yes I suppose I should put some photo's up on the forum sometime. I'm sure we will get some shots of it at the clave if I get everything worked out and my truck tranny doesn't give out on the way down. It hasn't been quite the same since pulling it up from Florida.

Greg.

vtloon
08-21-2007, 06:13 PM
I will bring:
16 ft Lund & mooring tackle
Tent & sleeping pads for a 60 yr old bod
A fish pole or two
Some Vermont beer
Carton of contractor size trash bags

Could bring:
Large Cooler
small gas grill or cook-stove
The rest, I'll wait to see a need list

bonefishmon
08-22-2007, 05:13 AM
Great New Moon tides for this event! Morning high on the outside swings at 8:40AM starting on Sunday. Bones like a morning incoming on the jetty which is a few hours later. Perfect! The Great Heron Posers have a very good chance. May make for a great Conga Lineup. And........Basser always has his cooler handy for the wait.

Phil

nmbrowncom
08-22-2007, 06:45 AM
please add me to the list. i'll be bringing my boat as well. it's a 21' i/o so i can help transfer people and stuff on, off and around the island. neal

Lefty
08-22-2007, 08:35 AM
Great to have you aboard Neal, and thanks for the contributions vtloon. I will update the list when I clear a technical snag.

Lefty

mikez
08-22-2007, 09:17 AM
How does everybody feel about breakfast? Left to myself on a fishing day I'd gulp a coffee and granola bar and be out before dawn.
On the other hand, a big breakfast is a fun and satisfying experience and kind of a clave tradition.
If everyone agrees we should have at least one early morning feed, I was thinking I could whip up a big batch of scrambled eggs ahead of time. Transported in a zip lock or tupperwear they take up little room and saves time later.
Also I'll bring some insant coffee so we can just heat a big pot of water for everyone. I know the line will be long waiting for Terry's little espreso maker.;)
I was also thinking of some venison burgers for my contribution to the big evening feed.
Will have some pots & pans, stove, cooler, lantern and drinking water too.

grego
08-22-2007, 09:45 AM
Hey All,

I know that I've been WAAAY out-of-the-loop the last few Seasons, but....

I will make Every Effort to Make this one!

So put my down for Steak Tips & an 18' Lund. (a.k.a. Trash Barge!)

I'd Really Like to Catch Up with some of the OLD CREW!

GregO.

grego
08-22-2007, 09:54 AM
Also,

Check out this Link for some Pictures from 2001!

http://home.comcast.net/~owirka/boneclave2001.html

Lefty
08-22-2007, 10:35 AM
Excellent! Welcome additions. I can't update the thread for now, but will ASAP. All additions are being noted. Thanks guys.

Lefty

Jim Miller
08-22-2007, 01:59 PM
Please put me down as going. When do we need to have a final commitment and is there a max number for the campsite?

oh.... are there showers? or do you use the solar tree hung variety?

21 foot Grady White.... no problem with transporting people to & from island

Looks like a fun trip! :D

JimW
08-22-2007, 02:26 PM
Jim,

This trip is a Blast! No showers on the Island or fresh water for that matter.

The personal hygiene routine goes something like this:
Deodorant
Bugspray
Sunscreen
Chase fish - get very salty
Sunscreen
Return to camp
Bugspray - immediately
Back out to chase fish - add another layer of salt
Sunscreen.

At this point we're only 1/2 way through day one so you can see where this is headed. The solar shower will only ruin the multi layer protection you've started to build.

jfbasser
08-22-2007, 02:32 PM
Jim,

This trip is a Blast! No showers on the Island or fresh water for that matter.

The personal hygiene routine goes something like this:
Deodorant
Bugspray
Sunscreen
Chase fish - get very salty
Sunscreen
Return to camp
Bugspray - immediately
Back out to chase fish - add another layer of salt
Sunscreen.

At this point we're only 1/2 way through day one so you can see where this is headed. The solar shower will only ruin the multi layer protection you've started to build.

Folks over 55 have perspiration glands that are virtually shut down. So I am only bringing one T-shirt :smokin:

Lefty
08-22-2007, 02:52 PM
Great to have you Jim M. A solar shower is a great idea too. The camp is a carry in carry out facility. So we each need to bring a folding chair, water, and ice enough for the duration of your stay. The rest is basic camping supplies.
I still can't edit the top of this thread, but I will round up the gear count soon. There will also be a shuttle list to make sure everyone gets a ride out.

Cheers

JimW
08-23-2007, 08:32 AM
Jim, To answer your question on Max occupants. 25 tents is pushing the footprint a bit but I don't remember having a problem in the past. The following is taken from the reservation site.

* Check-in:1:00 pm
* Check-out:11:00 am
* # of People: (min: 9, max: 25)
* Pets Allowed:Yes

This is a GROUP site. The $25 site fee covers the first 25 people or less. If more than 25 attend, $1 extra per night, per person will be collected at the park.

Jim Miller
08-23-2007, 09:13 AM
Thanks JimW!
I'd probably sleep in my boat cuddy. Does that count against the site #'s.

Heck... also by sleeping in the boat, I can avoid the stinky, smelly, no shower guys! :hihi: :eek:

on second thought, If I'm as smelly .... you guys won't seem so bad! :razz:

junior
08-23-2007, 09:34 AM
Count me in Terry, if you've room for one more!

JimW
08-23-2007, 11:17 AM
I'd probably sleep in my boat cuddy. Does that count against the site #'s

The rangers over there are usually pretty easy going, I don't think we'll have a problem. One year there was a ranger kid that looked serious but we stuffed him with sushi and everything was good after that. :cool: