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View Poll Results: If you will be sailing to the CF gathering, where would you prefer it was held?
Port Aransas/Rockport 4 28.57%
Matagorda/Colorado River 2 14.29%
Galveston Area 7 50.00%
Other (Specify) 1 7.14%
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Old 29-12-2013, 14:14   #16
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The poll is revealing a very solid consensus. Not!
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I love it, maybe we should have three meet ups
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Old 29-12-2013, 19:29   #18
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Why not meet at the Galveston Yacht Basin, there is more than enough room for boats of all sizes as they have a large Transit dock and a huge parking lot for 300-500 cars and a great big open room with tables and they most likely would open the bar! I am sure they would support it if they thought they could get a few overnighters with drinks! You could even get your boat pulled as they have a huge traveling lift as well. Just a thought, look at their web site to see the place.
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Old 29-12-2013, 21:10   #19
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Come on Galveston area voters and vote! It is in your interest to keep it close to home, I'll even take people sailing an make hamburgers and dogs! What say ye!!!
It don't get better than that! so far 2 to 1 so we are 50% there already, just a few more votes.
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Re: Texas Cruisers Forum Meetup

Bill, I bet we will have to bump the thread after the holidays, a lot of folks are out of town.
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Old 30-12-2013, 14:30   #21
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If I'm around I'd be agreeable to meeting in port A. If someone from the Galveston area wanted they could crew with me and catch a car back or buddy boat down. However, my preference and vote would be Galveston. I don't think I'd make Matagorda. Most of that area isn't conducive to a 6'2" draft.
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Old 30-12-2013, 14:34   #22
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Btw, don't get me wrong about the TMCA, I was a member in the late 90's, but when it became the TMPA I left. Party is ok but something about numerous falling down drunks loses it's family appeal. Not something I wanted my wife and daughter around. I hear it hasn't changed much.
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In theory the Matagorda channel is 12 feet deep x 200 fee wide the whole way from the mouth to the ICW. Have you hear reports to the contrary? ActiveCaptain shows that as of 5/23/13 it was still 12' throughout.
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They main channel isn't the issue. Marinas and anchoring are. Had some friends down there in a similar boat and they had to wallow their way into a marina.
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We could just meet at the flower gardens
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OMG! Flower Garden, I change my vote to Flower Gardens
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OMG! Flower Garden, I change my vote to Flower Gardens
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Come on Galveston area voters and vote! It is in your interest to keep it close to home, I'll even take people sailing an make hamburgers and dogs! What say ye!!!
It don't get better than that! so far 2 to 1 so we are 50% there already, just a few more votes.
Being FROM here is why I vote for something AWAY Port A or Rockport is way better sailing IMHO.

Correction OG, we'll not likely be in the Cat. She is now the "shantymaran", and while still mobile, I'll likely hook up the trailer boat and take the easy way out
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Re: Texas Cruisers Forum Meetup

As another thought, Army Hole would be a GREAT place to meetup, closer to the middle, and capable of servicing deep-ish drafts up to 7' from what I've read (6' that I know of first hand). The down side is that only shallow draft boats can sail around Espirito Santo Bay, the rest will have to stick to the channel.
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That does sound like a good place. We should have the whole former state park to ourselves.
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