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MikeMiller
05-25-2011, 09:49 PM
The SEADOGs (South East Area Donzi Owners' Group) is proud to announce they will be organizing a Hometown Rally in Sarasota!

DATES: October 7-9 (Friday - Sunday).
WHERE: Hyatt Regency - Sarasota, FL

We are working on final pricing for the event and will post all details and Registration this Monday, May 30, 2011.

This post is for DATES ONLY. The Hyatt WILL NOT/CANNOT accept phone calls yet! If you call to book rooms and ask for the group/event rate... they will not know what you are talking about.

Please be patient and wait for Tuesday morning.

Let's rock and roll!!!!

Budmann
05-25-2011, 09:58 PM
Good theme idea!!!!!:wink::wink::wink: Any and all help we can assist in...WE WILL BE HONERED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MikeMiller
05-25-2011, 10:04 PM
Bud,

We need a theme!!!! Send me any and all ideas immediately!!!!!

catch 22
05-25-2011, 10:15 PM
WOOHOO!!! You are the MAN. Can't wait. Let us know if you need anything.

MikeMiller
05-25-2011, 11:00 PM
As a note to all...

Bob Wilson of the SEADOGs is the main contact for this event. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Bob. Otherwise, all info will be posted here and on the Donzi Marine Restoration Society site.

It is my pleasure to help and host the event. I am flattered that the SEADOGs have invited me!

Tidbart
05-26-2011, 01:37 PM
Bob Wilson here. (for those who don't know my actual name. It really isn't tidbart.):wink:

emails tidbitnh@yahoo.com
phone 321-436-5704

Bob

catch 22
05-26-2011, 01:42 PM
No F,en way, I don't know him!!!. Let me know if we can help bob.(Tidbart). :-)

BUIZILLA
05-26-2011, 02:11 PM
The DMRS will not only be supportin', but InDaHouse :kingme:

Team Jefe
06-01-2011, 05:13 PM
So....um, Can we sign up now??????:nilly:

MikeMiller
06-01-2011, 09:34 PM
Sorry guys...not yet! Still hammering food costs and details. Got my teeth pulled today...be patient with me!

catch 22
06-02-2011, 03:31 AM
No teeth, no food. :nilly::)

Budmann
06-03-2011, 07:31 AM
We are just excited Mikey!!! Feel better and make the Hyatt ur BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!:smash::smash::smash::yes::yes:: yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

glashole
06-03-2011, 08:40 AM
do you need guaranteed numbers to get a better deal?



Shea

fasttrucker
06-03-2011, 01:34 PM
do you need guaranteed numbers to get a better deal?



Shea
I bought my plane tickets. The whole family is going.(4) but only my daughter and I are going on the donzi lunch run.:hyper:

Tidbart
06-06-2011, 08:44 AM
do you need guaranteed numbers to get a better deal?

Shea

Not necessarily. Rooms are all set. Still working on the food issues.

Food prices are a large part of fee, so we are looking at alternatives to keep the prices low and manageable.

B

catch 22
06-06-2011, 10:05 AM
Make it simple, nothing crazy, I'm there for the people and the boating, and maybe a drink or two. :-) I'm sure there's a Publix nearby for a Saturday night party. Don't sweat the small stuff? We won't go hungry!!!

glashole
06-06-2011, 10:27 AM
order in pizza

need for speed
06-06-2011, 11:38 PM
no Donzi in family at this moment ! but laurie and I are in!..
we will bring a boat just not a Donzi for this year!

Team Jefe
06-07-2011, 07:18 PM
Fried Bologna Sandwiches...we can even go fancy with melted singles on tehm too....I'll even cook:eek:

sweet 16 1966
06-10-2011, 12:24 AM
I will plan to be there with Sheila as well. Also willing to help Bob/Seadogs out with any duties needed.

Budmann
06-10-2011, 02:01 PM
Hey Fasttrucker... you still have that SWEET ZR-27 and is it coming??

Budmann

gcarter
06-10-2011, 04:36 PM
Fried Bologna Sandwiches...we can even go fancy with melted singles on tehm too....I'll even cook:eek:

PB&J :wink:

fasttrucker
06-11-2011, 12:57 PM
Hey Fasttrucker... you still have that SWEET ZR-27 and is it coming??
Budmann
Thanks,Iam flying in......I think the 27zr may be sold. Iam waiting for this guy to get a loan. Iam looking at another donzi a minx or a 22 classic. Its tuff my wife lost her job again. Anyway, I booked the airline tickets and looking forward to the weekend in sarasota!

Budmann
06-11-2011, 01:56 PM
Well if we had the funds, you would be delivering that BADBOY to Sarasota!!!:wink::wink::wink::wink:

catch 22
06-22-2011, 06:01 AM
Bump, anything going on, Gina & I will need a little time to make plans!!!(work)

Tidbart
06-22-2011, 07:42 AM
Date is already set, Jim.

DATES: October 7-9 (Friday - Sunday).
WHERE: Hyatt Regency - Sarasota, FL

The only hold-up has been the negotiations for the meals with the Hyatt in order to get the final figure in place. Mike and I spoke a couple of days ago, and the final numbers are about in.

Mike should be posting an agenda a registration form shortly.

Patience everyone, after all, it is 3.5 months away.:yes:

B

MikeMiller
06-22-2011, 08:37 AM
Hey gang... IT IS HAPPENING!!! Dates are in stone!!

I am still waiting on Hyatt to confirm the final price on food and let the front desk know of the event so you all can call!

Book the dates...make the plans....get the boats ready....and someone, for the love of God, bring me a bottle of Rum!

catch 22
06-22-2011, 11:53 AM
I will never let you down mike, but you have to share. :-)

MikeMiller
06-22-2011, 07:51 PM
Need a quick opinion from all involved:

Do you think we will get 23 or more boats, and 70-100 people to attend the SEADOGs Hometown Rally?

Working on slip space/cost and food costs. Would really help me get this to bed and post all info tomorrow or Friday!

Thanks.

BUIZILLA
06-22-2011, 07:56 PM
I would say 20 and 60... if we're lucky

any more, and it's a home run

1, maybe 2 boats, 2 bodies

Budmann
06-22-2011, 08:14 PM
I don't think we have EVER had more than 20 boats the whole Rally Run? I agree with Jim, 20 and 60 is I'm sure WAY SAFE!!!!!!

MikeMiller
06-22-2011, 08:38 PM
Thanks Bud... but one year I had 47 boats! I know we will never pull that but yeah... believe it or not!

Work some of your magic and get some of the locals to come!

fegettes
06-22-2011, 08:55 PM
Count me in with one boat.

Steve

gcarter
06-22-2011, 08:59 PM
Elaine and I will plan on being there.
Hopefully, the boat will be finished, and if it isn't sold, it'll be there.

LadyGrizz
06-22-2011, 11:06 PM
Andrew and I will be there. Marc is a maybe, as is my friend Lisa. I'm afraid that we'll be boatless though.

catch 22
06-23-2011, 08:08 AM
Jim & Gina are in
22 Classic

Possible 3rd person

VetteLT193
06-23-2011, 09:52 AM
checking with the ol' lady to see if we can make this happen.

fasttrucker
06-23-2011, 12:54 PM
Flying in the whole family.......(There goes my playboy weekend.:cool:) So, 4 total but count on only two of us for the lunch run. Still not sure if I can fit the donzi in my suitcase, Ill try.

Team Jefe
06-23-2011, 01:06 PM
I'm in for two....but no boat. That time of year, I can't take the time needed to drive over....Gotta Fly and my FREE use of the Antinov sitting at IAH has been denied:boggled:

glashole
06-23-2011, 01:49 PM
count me in for 2

no boat - is there somewhere some of us could rent a CC to follow along with the runs
not a donzi but fun still the same?

VetteLT193
06-23-2011, 02:33 PM
count me in for 2

no boat - is there somewhere some of us could rent a CC to follow along with the runs
not a donzi but fun still the same?

bunch of places to rent in Sarasota... Figure roughly $300 a day.

If my wife gets on board with going I can take a crew and a half. Figure I've got openings for en easy 6 more people if there are some willing to brave the bow @ speed.

VetteLT193
06-23-2011, 07:31 PM
talked to the ol lady, we are in...

Bob, Kathy, Holly(4), Bobby(2)
28 ZXO... we'll be the taxi for anyone that wants to come and fits... good for 10-ish total so room for 6 riders

Budmann
06-23-2011, 09:38 PM
Mike...meant no disrespect. I was not aware that there were that many boats....

YOUR EVENTS HAVE "ALWAYS" BEEN BREATH TAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sidney073
06-26-2011, 08:15 PM
I will check my work schedule, if I am off I will plan on attending, and will let you know. I am interested in any Donzi Owner groups in Florida, I am in Central Florida, but travel to both coasts, and plan to go to the Keys this Summer. I have a 1976 Donzi Classic 18 with a TRS 280, and a fresh 383. Currently going through sterndrive, new bearings and seals, to get ready for vacation in July. Trying decide between North Florida lake or Keys. Maybe Lake Harris, is there anyone with info on this area?
L8R,
Sid

zxlarry
06-26-2011, 08:46 PM
how many poeple so far, i looking to dust off the old 28zx !!:yes:

Tidbart
06-27-2011, 08:04 AM
how many poeple so far, i looking to dust off the old 28zx !!:yes:


Right now, we are in the 30-40 range. Need more attendees.

B

Tidbart
06-27-2011, 08:12 AM
I will check my work schedule, if I am off I will plan on attending, and will let you know. I am interested in any Donzi Owner groups in Florida, I am in Central Florida, but travel to both coasts, and plan to go to the Keys this Summer. I have a 1976 Donzi Classic 18 with a TRS 280, and a fresh 383. Currently going through sterndrive, new bearings and seals, to get ready for vacation in July. Trying decide between North Florida lake or Keys. Maybe Lake Harris, is there anyone with info on this area?
L8R,
Sid

Sid,

The Florida group is know as the SEADOGs. It is an informal group of owners. We usually have gathering in the spring for the antique boat show on Lake Dora and if all goes well, the gathering in Sarasota in October. The Sarasota event is by far the largest event in FL.

There are some other random gatherings throughout the year that individuals put together, such as the Miami Boat show run to the Keys and the cross-FL (Okochobee) trip. These are not on any type of schedule.

Welcome.

Bob

hdsadey
06-27-2011, 08:29 AM
Glas - here's a link to a rental place http://www.cbsoutfitters.com/ . I see their boats out on the water all the time. They are about 10 min. south of downtown Sarasota. Count 2 more of us, the 16 will be ready by then. Possibly another 2 and boat as well.

MikeMiller
06-29-2011, 09:09 PM
Hey gang... got final approval and contract from Hyatt.

I will be posting Registration and Detail pages tomorrow for EVERYONE to sign up and send checks.

I will need checks ASAP as there are deposits that need to be paid along the way to the Hyatt. Any and all help in this matter is appreciated!

GET EXCITED!!!!

Budmann
06-29-2011, 09:29 PM
SUPER EXCITED MIKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):yes::yes::yes::ye s::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::ye s::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::nilly::nilly ::nilly::nilly::nilly::nilly::nilly::nilly::nilly: :nilly::nilly::nilly::nilly::nilly::nilly::nilly:: nilly:

Sidney073
06-30-2011, 08:42 AM
I would like more info on the SEADOGS group, as well as Florida events, I actually work in Okeechobee so the cross Florida trip would be really cool to me! This is a Caloosahatchee River trip I would assume, so it would be from Fort Myers to the Atlantic coast? We currently go to Winter Haven to run that chain of lakes regularly, and are planning to go to the Harris chain of lakes in North Central Florida in a few days if I get the boat back together --- waiting for parts to come in!
Thanks for any ifo.

L8R,
Sid

VetteLT193
06-30-2011, 08:51 AM
I would like more info on the SEADOGS group, as well as Florida events, I actually work in Okeechobee so the cross Florida trip would be really cool to me! This is a Caloosahatchee River trip I would assume, so it would be from Fort Myers to the Atlantic coast? We currently go to Winter Haven to run that chain of lakes regularly, and are planning to go to the Harris chain of lakes in North Central Florida in a few days if I get the boat back together --- waiting for parts to come in!
Thanks for any ifo.

L8R,
Sid

I think the ditch is run overnight. start at one side, run to the other, stay overnight and return the next day.

I haven't made that one yet, hopefully one day.

LadyGrizz
06-30-2011, 01:42 PM
When can we call for reservations at the Hyatt and what's the number and are they giving us a discount?

Budmann
06-30-2011, 03:32 PM
Sid, it is an overnight trip! we had a blast at Pirates Cove and a bunch of guys that didn't go on the run came by car!

Buddy

Sidney073
06-30-2011, 09:06 PM
I would like to know when they do this again, also any info from or about the group, my e-mail is sidwhiteside@embarqmail.com
Thanks,
Sid

MikeMiller
07-02-2011, 11:55 AM
I am proud to announce the SEADOGs (South East Area Donzi Owners' Group) Hometown Rally titled "RALLY RE-GEN" in Sarasota!

After a couple year hiatus, Sarasota is poised to welcome boat owners from around the country for 3 days of fun in the sun, re-kindling old friendships and firing up some new ones. It's a re-generation (a rebirth) of enjoying life and the wonderful opportunities we have on the water.

Registration download is below!

WHEN: October 7-9, 2011
WHERE: Hyatt Resort, Sarasota, FL
WHY: 'cause
$145 per person entry fee
Includes:
Friday night Welcome Dinner
Saturday lunch
Saturday dinner
Sunday brunch
Dock slip fees
Trailer parking with security
Rally Re-Gen event shirt
Commemorative name badge

Please take the time to mail entry fee checks and Registrations as soon as possible as the Hyatt dictates that deposits need to be paid at certain intervals before the event.

A dedicated booking website has been created so you will be able to make, modify and cancel their hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.

You can go here now and Rock and Roll!!!

https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=3529447

I appreciate your efforts and sincerely look forward to seeing all of you smiling!:shocking:

Budmann
07-02-2011, 12:12 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O!!!!!!

Mikey..... YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Budmann
07-02-2011, 12:54 PM
Resos made!!!!!!!!!!!1 check on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LadyGrizz
07-05-2011, 08:51 AM
I'll have that puppy in the mail as soon as I get back from my Iowa trip!

MikeMiller
07-06-2011, 11:04 AM
Hey gang... sorry for the delay on reservations!

A dedicated booking website has been created so you will be able to make, modify and cancel your hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.

You can go here now and Rock and Roll!

https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=3529447

catch 22
07-07-2011, 11:09 AM
Reservation is made check in 10/06/11 -10/10/11.

Mike, check is in the mail. CAN'T WAIT.:hyper::hyper::hyper:


Jim & Gina

LadyGrizz
07-11-2011, 10:34 AM
Reservations done, registration filled out, check and form going out today! Looking forward to it!

MikeMiller
07-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Excellent, LadyGrizz!!!!

Let's go people. Send 'em in so's I can get this party started!!!!!!!!!

VetteLT193
07-12-2011, 02:31 PM
sent the check in last week, made reservations, can't wait!

fegettes
07-13-2011, 09:54 PM
Made reservations the other day, and the check is in the mail.

Steve

Team Jefe
07-15-2011, 12:21 PM
We are in...info and Funds on the way

fasttrucker
07-15-2011, 12:44 PM
Check is in the mail!:cool!:

MikeMiller
07-15-2011, 06:50 PM
Fantastic!

I've been receiving entries daily and it looks like we are going to have a great time with some awesome friends!

We're working hard on the evening festivities and ways we can all smile and laugh a lot! Looks like we will be enjoying some live music by some very special and surprising musicians!

Found out today that our Saturday lunch spot has SHUT DOWN! Exciting! So... I am on the hunt for a new "by-boat" lunch run for Saturday. Maybe even go across the bay! However, I have the sensitive Classic owners to think about. I LOVE A CHALLENGE!

Until next time... keep the entries coming, get your boats ready, and be prepared for the EVENT OF THE SUMMER!

GeneD
07-18-2011, 08:39 AM
I'll come down...only I'll need another shirt...mine is a bit worn out!:eek:

hdsadey
07-18-2011, 09:54 AM
Hey Mike have you checked out the Salty Dog on City Island for a lunch spot? Located right beside a MarineMax Marina and has a ton of dock space! PM me if you have any questions since I live in Sarasota county and can provide knowledge of the surrounding area. By the way the water cops are kinda strict in these parts so everyone ought to be on their best behavior. One even runs in a flats boat with little to no markings, he's hard to spot.

MikeMiller
07-18-2011, 12:40 PM
HD: thanks I'll look into it! And can I expect to see you at the rally??

GeneD: I'll get with the SEADOGs and see about what shirts they may have. We will definitely have Rally shirts tho!!

Send your entries in so I can plan accordingly!!

catch 22
07-24-2011, 04:46 PM
It's been to quiet on the HOMETOWN front???:lifeprese:

Budmann
07-24-2011, 08:14 PM
Catch...was thinkin the same thing!!!!:confused::confused::confused::confused: Thought this was one of the or THE BEST Donzi get together ever!!!!!!!!!!:yes::yes::yes::yes:

450rrrr
07-24-2011, 08:24 PM
[quote=MikeMiller;607700]Fantastic!

[Found out today that our Saturday lunch spot has SHUT DOWN! Exciting! So... I am on the hunt for a new "by-boat" lunch run for Saturday. Maybe even go across the bay! However, I have the sensitive Classic owners to think about. I LOVE A CHALLENGE!]


not sure if you have heard about the Bearded Clam. at the old holiday inn..they are set up with open dockage ..if you are eating or drinking you are welcome in the pool ect...

Tidbart
07-25-2011, 08:21 AM
[quote=MikeMiller;607700]Fantastic!

[Found out today that our Saturday lunch spot has SHUT DOWN! Exciting! So... I am on the hunt for a new "by-boat" lunch run for Saturday. Maybe even go across the bay! However, I have the sensitive Classic owners to think about. I LOVE A CHALLENGE!]


not sure if you have heard about the Bearded Clam. at the old holiday inn..they are set up with open dockage ..if you are eating or drinking you are welcome in the pool ect...

We went there many years ago. There was a severe shortage of docking space then. We probably had 25 boats. Anyways, we have other options. They just weren't the first choice.

B

Budmann
07-25-2011, 02:43 PM
Magnason resort has an AWESOME breakfast menu!! We never had a early run have we?? lots of dockage at least when we were there Two weekends ago.

Just sayin....................:wink::wink::wink:

catch 22
07-26-2011, 01:11 PM
Catch...was thinkin the same thing!!!!:confused::confused::confused::confused: Thought this was one of the or THE BEST Donzi get together ever!!!!!!!!!!:yes::yes::yes::yes:
You guys need to let us know about something CRAZY going on, don't let budman & me take charge:nilly::nilly::nilly:

Budmann
07-26-2011, 09:56 PM
Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tidbart
07-27-2011, 07:33 AM
Patience Boys. Got to remember, there are other events going on. The Chattanooga Run and the Winnie Poker Run, to name a couple. We still have 2 months to go. We can start an attendance push in the next couple of weeks.:)


B

450rrrr
07-27-2011, 07:52 AM
[quote=450rrrr;608844]

We went there many years ago. There was a severe shortage of docking space then. We probably had 25 boats. Anyways, we have other options. They just weren't the first choice.

B
hey i was just putting it out there....they have only been open for about 8 months or so. and they have really been working hard to clean it up..the floating chappel is even back in there...just saying...next time your in the area check it out

Tidbart
07-27-2011, 08:20 AM
[quote=Tidbart;608865]
hey i was just putting it out there....they have only been open for about 8 months or so. and they have really been working hard to clean it up..the floating chappel is even back in there...just saying...next time your in the area check it out

Don't misunderstand me, the input is appreciated. Maybe I am thinking of a different place.

I will forward the suggestion along to Mike and see if he can look into it.

Bob

MikeMiller
07-27-2011, 08:25 AM
Quiet on the Hometown front??? HA!!

This weekend I am out and about reserving spots for our Saturday run! Thanks so much for the input... all great!! I will visit each one.

On the positive side... we are looking good on entry forms. I will post a list soon of the ones received already.

Also, let's wish our Winni Bandits family a great weekend of boating. I sure hope we see some of them down our way come October!!!

Stay tuned and PLEASE, PLEASE send in Entry forms and Registrations ASAP!!!

hdsadey
07-27-2011, 09:55 AM
There are some great places south of Sarasota also. The Waterfront Bar and Grill (south Sarasota) has the largest waterfront deck in Sarasota and lots of dockage, Casey Key Fish House and Tiki bar (Osprey) is a very popular place but has limited dock space, Pop's Tropic grill (Nokomis) fair dock space, Marker 4 restaurant (Venice) enough dock space for about 30 16 footers. All on the ICW bummer is the 25 mph speed limits in the channel to all these places. If it is a calm weekend you can jump outside through Big Pass from Sarasota and run to the Venice Inlet along the beach. There are also quite a few places north of Sarasota in Bradenton along the water that I'm not as familar with but being tourism is our only real industry the destinations are like weeds, kinda endless. Mike check up Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. And yes I do plan to attend as long as the boat is ready, 2 1/2 year long project will hopefully be coming to an end soon.

Tidbart
07-27-2011, 12:03 PM
There are some great places south of Sarasota also. The Waterfront Bar and Grill (south Sarasota) has the largest waterfront deck in Sarasota and lots of dockage, Casey Key Fish House and Tiki bar (Osprey) is a very popular place but has limited dock space, Pop's Tropic grill (Nokomis) fair dock space, Marker 4 restaurant (Venice) enough dock space for about 30 16 footers. All on the ICW bummer is the 25 mph speed limits in the channel to all these places. If it is a calm weekend you can jump outside through Big Pass from Sarasota and run to the Venice Inlet along the beach. There are also quite a few places north of Sarasota in Bradenton along the water that I'm not as familar with but being tourism is our only real industry the destinations are like weeds, kinda endless. Mike check up Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. And yes I do plan to attend as long as the boat is ready, 2 1/2 year long project will hopefully be coming to an end soon.


You are correct. There are a lot good places around. But, we have to look other factors also. For instance, many years ago we headed south to Venice for lunch. The weather had kicked up, so the Gulf was a mess and most of the boats could not go there. So, we had to use the intracoastal all the way south and back. It was rather sunny that day and temps went into the thousands. :bonk: We all roasted because of all the no wake zones. That really sucked.

So, there are some other factors taken into consideration when planning the lunch run.

B

clayman
07-27-2011, 12:33 PM
So, would this be a kid friendly event? Or am I looking for a weekend babysitter???

hdsadey
07-27-2011, 05:12 PM
Yeah I think there are now 3 no wake zones south of Sarasota. Venice is no longer boater friendly for the performance crowd, unfortunately, we locals refer to Venice as God's Waiting Room.. I just looked up the zones for Sarasota county. North of Siesta Key bridge is normal operating speed, hence unlimited.

http://www.4sarasota.com/Sarasota/Recreation/boating.html

MikeMiller
07-28-2011, 12:40 PM
CLAYMAN is allliiiiiiiiiiiivve!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!

Clayman: of course it is kid friendly - it's boating! But then again... if you were to get a babysitter you could also make it a non-kid-friendly event! The evening events are simply dinner. After dinner it is up to you whether you stay parental or go juvenile like some others :)

Really hope to see you there!

Hdsadey: Thanks for the input. Remember... we want a nice run for Saturday so lunch should not be too close to the Hyatt. Lots of factors to think about. I like all the places you mentioned and will look into them!

catch 22
08-09-2011, 01:55 PM
Bump :-) Is it October yet???? Come on budman help me out here!!!!!

Budmann
08-09-2011, 07:23 PM
Bob n Mikey said relax!! Lets just say that you and Gina are ALMOST as excited as Denese and I.:yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Team Jefe
08-10-2011, 01:10 PM
Y'all are excitecd becasue I am going to be there....right?......Jim, Bud... RIGHT???:lookaroun:

BUIZILLA
08-10-2011, 01:19 PM
uhhhh

right

yeah, that's it

yeah, right :kingme:

Budmann
08-10-2011, 03:15 PM
OF COURSE JEFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Been way to long my brother from another mother!!!!!

SunGator
08-10-2011, 05:43 PM
Hello to everyone, I just bought my first Donzi, 1996 25ZX, 502 MAG MPI, and wanted to know how much time do I have before the registration comes to an end?
http://i53.tinypic.com/4r82fd.jpg

I found the end date-15 Sept. I will see what I can do to attend. I use to have a smaller boat and did a fair amount of boating around the Anna Marie Island and down to Long boat keys. I was always staying at Pirates Point resort in Ruskin FL when I made those runs.

LadyGrizz
08-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Y'all are excitecd becasue I am going to be there....right?......Jim, Bud... RIGHT???:lookaroun:
Of course! Could there be any other reason?

Team Jefe
08-11-2011, 06:14 PM
Of course! Could there be any other reason?

:yes::yes::yes:

Budmann
08-14-2011, 07:09 PM
Sungator...sooner the better! Nice boat and an even better time at the Rally!!

You will LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

buddy n Denese

SunGator
08-15-2011, 08:34 AM
Sungator...sooner the better! Nice boat and an even better time at the Rally!!

You will LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

buddy n Denese

Thanks Budmann. My wife and I have been to a few boat ralley's, had great times, and made alot of friends along the way. We look forward to meeting the both of you and I'm sure alot more. We just have alot going on here in Jacksonville FL, and not sure what our finanical outlook will be like after we get everthing done at the end of August.

Bad news is we just laid out a fair amount of cash getting this boat in July, and now we are moving to the south side of Jacksonville to a much nicer home. (3 and a half car garage, large in-ground swimming pool, and most importantly, a place to park the boat next to the home.) The move happens this coming weekend.

Hopefully, we will be able to hang on to enough cash to make our way there. it's only 5hrs from our house.

biggiefl
08-17-2011, 02:17 PM
Just bought my 22 classic on the 13th. I am on the Manatee river. We used to do our annual Boston Whaler rendezvous at the Hyatt as well. Great place. I don't think the Salty Dog would be a good choice on a Saturday with that many people. There is a new restaurant on the Manatee river called Tarpon Point that would be a hike(1 hour) but would have PLENTY of parking and space. Not many if ANY places around here where 20+ boats can be accomodated.

MikeMiller
08-23-2011, 04:05 PM
HELLO GANG!!!!!!!!

We are getting closer and closer and I am getting VERY excited! All is well and moving along nicely. Finalizing little details as we speak.

We need more people!!!!! Get the word out... when you're boating this weekend, make sure to tell everyone about the Rally!

For those of you who have not sent Registration and Payment yet... please do so. I have to pay for the shirts and goodies ahead of time and therefore need to know how many to order.

I will post the list of attendees in the next day or so!

Hang in there and we'll see you soon.

BUIZILLA
08-23-2011, 04:31 PM
Mikey.... I haven't done it yet because my househould can't make up it's mind.... I know i'll be there, i'm just waiting on the perpetually indecisive clan...

thanx man

MikeMiller
08-25-2011, 09:07 PM
Hello gang!!

Only weeks away... can you believe it? I am hot and heavy in the preparation of the Rally Re-Gen and really need some help.

For those of you who are coming.... PLEASE send me registrations and fees! PLEASE, PLEASE! I MUST order the goodies and solidify with the Hyatt! REALLY REALLY need your help here.

Also, SPREAD THE WORD!!! We need more boats and more people to enjoy the fun and sun and camaraderie! I have seen a number of posts from locals and wonder if they are coming. I don't see why not, but I GOTTA KNOW, you know.

Thanks so much for you efforts and I will see all of you soon! HAPPY BOATING!

DonziJosh
08-25-2011, 09:51 PM
DonziDirect will be there. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

need for speed
08-25-2011, 11:15 PM
check in mail as of tonight!... come on let's have fun! :Dhelp Mike get the checks going!!!

how many people we up to?
:checkered::checkered::checkered::checkered:

Smooth Z
08-28-2011, 03:03 AM
Hello everyone, this is Tim White also known as "Smooth Operator" I attended quite a few rallies back in the day with my 33ZX, 33 Daytona, and 38 Daytona. Well a lot has happened since then. I just sold my recession boat call "My Stimulus" a 28 ZX Scorpio, this past Monday. I will be closing on a my new boat a 35ZR this week. I would like to go but won't to close on boat first. I don't get on this site much so if someone can email me the details at donzitim1469@gmail.com. Ohh I was the bald headed token black guy with my buddy big Al lol.

biggiefl
08-28-2011, 12:55 PM
I am local so I will be attending but not attending all the festivities. I would like a shirt though(XL) and will gladly pay you either now or at the meet for it...let me know via e-mail if you can.

Tidbart
08-29-2011, 07:54 AM
Hello everyone, this is Tim White also known as "Smooth Operator" I attended quite a few rallies back in the day with my 33ZX, 33 Daytona, and 38 Daytona. Well a lot has happened since then. I just sold my recession boat call "My Stimulus" a 28 ZX Scorpio, this past Monday. I will be closing on a my new boat a 35ZR this week. I would like to go but won't to close on boat first. I don't get on this site much so if someone can email me the details at donzitim1469@gmail.com. Ohh I was the bald headed token black guy with my buddy big Al lol.

Email sent.

Bob

MikeMiller
09-05-2011, 10:52 AM
I am proud to announce that the Donzi Marine Restoration Society (DMRS) is now a sponsor of the Rally Re-Gen event in Sarasota, FL!

Committed to the preservation and maintenance of the Donzi heritage, this group has supported and assisted many groups around the country in their efforts to have Donzi owner meetings and rendezvous'. Add to that their mission to safeguard the Donzi name, provide parts for the classic boats as well as new ones, and continue pushing the mystique that is Donzi, it is easy to see how integral this group has become in the preservation of the precious Donzi name.

Along with the SEADOGs and DonziDirect.com, please help me in thanking and welcome the DMRS to the Rally Re-Gen Hometown Rally!:shocking:

need for speed
09-07-2011, 07:52 PM
so who is all going to make it?

:boat:

Tidbart
09-08-2011, 07:29 AM
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I am :)

B

Team Jefe
09-12-2011, 12:18 PM
Me and Styler!!!

Budmann
09-12-2011, 08:30 PM
Me and Neise ARE FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tidbart
09-15-2011, 03:31 PM
Today, I believe, is the last day to reserve a room at the Hyatt for the event, at our group rate!

So, If you are going to do this, do it now. Doesn't cost anything to reserve a room.:boggled:

B

BUIZILLA
09-15-2011, 03:46 PM
made a reservation today.. :yes:

fegettes
09-16-2011, 09:30 AM
Made my hotel reservation and sent my registration a couple of months ago. What are you Donzi people waiting for?

Steve

sweet 16 1966
09-19-2011, 08:10 AM
Heading to Orlando for Thursday night so I get a jump on splashing the Donzi on Friday at Noon! Hope we have a place for trailers & some help. I'll be glad to help others also if needed.

biggiefl
09-19-2011, 12:27 PM
Again....I will be there but just daytrippin! Maybe come back by car at night if anything is going on. I still want an XL shirt.

catch 22
09-19-2011, 01:26 PM
Russ, we got your back, we will be there thursday to.:yes::yes:

Tidbart
09-19-2011, 02:39 PM
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Russ,

Trailer parking starts at noon on Friday. It is a few blocks from the ramp. See you there.


B

catch 22
09-19-2011, 06:17 PM
Bob, is it in the same spot as years past?

Tidbart
09-19-2011, 09:00 PM
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Yes Jim

sweet 16 1966
09-20-2011, 10:09 PM
Good memories. Can't wait to make some more.
Thanks Jim & Bob.

need for speed
09-20-2011, 10:57 PM
Heading up mid am friday! see you by noon!

Team Jefe
09-21-2011, 08:23 AM
OK, In case I didn't mention this, Styler and I are Boat B!tching on this trip. Flying in Thursday night. SO, um..... we are looking for rides.

She can seriously wear a bikini, so I doubt she will have any problem with getting a spot.:eek:

Me, yeah...not so much, but I am pretty funny, not bad on the lines, and can back a trailer thru the eye of a needle....avialble to do all of that Firday!!!:yes:

ALSO, please remind all the ladies to break out the RED BIKINIS!!!!

fegettes
09-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Jefe, you always have a place in my boat, and Styler too. :wink:

Steve

Budmann
09-21-2011, 05:54 PM
We ALWAYS have room for the one and only President of the red bikini team!!! oh, Styler needs to pack either a yellow or navy suit cause I am El Presidente' of the blue bikini team!!!

Tidbart
09-21-2011, 06:44 PM
And I am the Vice-President. :pimp::kingme:

DonziJosh
09-21-2011, 09:38 PM
Giveaway goodies are on order and should arrive just in time. Hmm. Wonder if we have anything in RED? The boating weather has been phenomenal lately, and we always enjoyed these events. Really looking forward to it!

BUIZILLA
09-21-2011, 09:41 PM
I could use a couple new coffee travel mugs, the black and stainless ones... :shades:

Budmann
09-22-2011, 08:39 AM
JOSHHHHH......................... you ment BLUE right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just sayin.............

DonziJosh
09-22-2011, 10:38 AM
Oh man, I did it now! See you guys soon!

Budmann
09-22-2011, 12:14 PM
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's all good my friend!! can't wait to have a beer with you!!!!!;)

catch 22
09-26-2011, 12:57 PM
Bump....... getting to far down the list:wink:

MikeMiller
09-28-2011, 06:59 PM
HELLO GANG!!!!!

Shirts are ordered.
Bags are ordered.
Rooms booked.
Restaurants ready.

Boats cleaned?
Engines running?
I hope so!

Only a week and a half away from some fun in the sun with old and new friends! Can't wait to see you all!!

DonziDirect.com, Donzi Marine Restoration Society, and the SEADOGs are ready and pumped!

WHO IS COMING FROM CANADA??? LOL. I received an entry check but no registration form. I deposited the check before I wrote down who it was! So... from Canada, and the envelope says "Trenton Glass & Window". WHO ARE YA??

Thanks for you help and let's keep the word going around town and get the locals here!!!

undertaker
09-30-2011, 09:04 AM
Mike, his name is Shea and his board name is glashole......

MikeMiller
09-30-2011, 12:29 PM
Undertaker... U ROCK!!!!

glashole
09-30-2011, 01:24 PM
looking forward to it

also mooching rides, will bring canadian beer

sweet 16 1966
10-02-2011, 12:02 PM
Is the Saturday run a suprise or do we know where we are headed?

MikeMiller
10-02-2011, 06:27 PM
Hello Gang,

Saturday we are heading north on the inter-coastal and then east down the Manatee river to a place called Tarpon Pointe Grill (on the south side of the river). We've never been there and I feel we enjoy it immensely!!!

See you all in 5 days!!!!!!!!

Budmann
10-02-2011, 07:20 PM
sooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go mikey go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;););)

LadyGrizz
10-04-2011, 07:48 AM
I'll be heading down early Friday morning. Should get there mid to late afternoon. Sounds like there will be a lot of us boatless. Hope somebody saves me a seat!!

Can't wait to see everyone!

Barb

MikeMiller
10-04-2011, 08:31 AM
Every boat there is yours!! Every seat in the house! Can't wait to see you... be careful!

Budmann
10-04-2011, 04:59 PM
Hey Mikey... The Capitan wants to know what she should bring for evening attire? Do we have dinner plans, Party, etc. In past years you have put on a dress-up night Sat. night soooo just wondering what the plan is.

Bud

Team Jefe
10-04-2011, 05:46 PM
I am VERY READY!!!!!

MikeMiller
10-04-2011, 06:48 PM
We will be spending time and boating in paradise. What would the acceptable attire be? Flip flops, shorts, red bikinis on Jefe's boat, blue bikinis on Budmann's boat! PERIOD.

Okay serious... both dinners (Friday and Saturday night) will be held outside and we will not be having any grandiose dinners or banquets. Therefore, please dress accordingly. The Donzi women always look great and dress wonderfully! The men? Well... let's keep it with the Tommy Bahama look in the evenings. Madpoodle aside, I am not worried about anyone!

I am so ready for this!! LET'S GO PEOPLE!!!!

Budmann
10-04-2011, 07:16 PM
since Jefe' will probly be riding with us......................................... Jefe' "BLUE" is the new RED!!!!!!LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

biggiefl
10-06-2011, 01:37 PM
What time are you planning on arriving at Tarpon Point? I live pretty much across the river from it and wil meet you there. There is PLENTY of parking but you may want to warn them ahead of time. Weather might be sketchy later in the afternoon.

MikeMiller
10-06-2011, 04:12 PM
Biggie... we will be pulling in around noon! Really hope to see you there and wish for you to hang out with us for the day and night!
Mike
(941) 592-1194

BUIZILLA
10-06-2011, 04:46 PM
non ethanol fuel at the Sunoco across from the boat ramp right? :crossfing:

DonziJosh
10-06-2011, 05:29 PM
.Looking forward to seeing everyone! Should be a blast!

VetteLT193
10-06-2011, 06:29 PM
engines running great, boat is filthy still but it is on the trailer and ready to roll out.

We will have all the space needed to take anyone in need of a ride.

I am guessing we will be in sota early mid afternoon.

hdsadey
10-07-2011, 07:57 AM
Unfortunately finances were not there to finish my boat on time, engine still sits on the stand, interior still at the upholsterer. Just started a new job tuesday so maybe things can turn around and will make it next year. The weather has be awesome this last week so the weekend will surely be great, you all have a safe trip and make alot of noise!!!!!

biggiefl
10-07-2011, 06:54 PM
Thanks Mike...Noon should be great due to weather(?). I will call you shortly and will meet up with you one way or the other....don't forget my shirt! My 5+ hour detail looks MINT!

need for speed
10-09-2011, 05:26 PM
THANK YOU MIKE MILLER!
You always do a great job!!!

MikeMiller
10-10-2011, 03:31 PM
Hey gang... I would like to post pics from this weekend's rally but... I can't seem to figure out how to load an album... or multiple pics.

Any help??

Thanks!

biggiefl
10-10-2011, 04:15 PM
Kidding! Can you just download them into a folder on your computer? If so then you just upload them at the end of your post. I posted a few on the rollcall thread and so did "need for speed".

Thanks again Mike...hope to see you out on the water one day. Same goes for Josh and all the other locals. Hope to see everyone at Mt Dora as well.

For me the best part was the boat ramp "idiots" on Sunday. I am STILL telling people about those idiots with the JetSki...puzzling I say!

DonziJosh
10-10-2011, 05:28 PM
We had a great time at the rally! Thanks to Mike Miller for putting it together. We enjoyed spending the weekend with everyone and plan on doing another event soon. I snapped some pics, which I put on our Facebook page. These are just the boat shots, Bob Wilson took about a ton of group pictures so I'm sure he'll be posting his.

You can see the pics here:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.220612491335722.55459.170683836328588&l=ac2bc94ad4&type=1

Thanks again to everyone who came. It was a blast!


Josh

Budmann
10-10-2011, 07:49 PM
UGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mikey... I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have tried to post pics and I GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!

Anyone who would like a disc of our 160 pics, send us a PM with your name and address and we will send you a disc at no charge! HAD A BLAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Budmann and Denese

MikeMiller
10-10-2011, 08:26 PM
I would like to take a moment to thank the SEADOGs for allowing me to be a part of the Rally Re-Gen 2011! I had a wonderful time seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Thank you so much to Bob Wilson (SEADOGs), Jim Haas, Scott Baxter, and Cliff Wind (the Donzi Marine Restoration Society), and Josh Stickles (DonziDirect.com) for their sponsorship and participation. It would not have happened without your support.

A special thanks to Bud and Denese Staples for making and donating the beautiful bags!!! For those of you who want one, we have extras! Please contact Budmann and buy a couple. PLEASE - PLEASE!

Announcement will made within the next 30 days on NEXT YEAR'S RALLY DETAILS! WHOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO.

Until next time, here are a few shots from the weekend! Bob Wilson (Tidbart) took 841 pics and I am sure he will post them soon.

What a great time!!!


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Budmann
10-10-2011, 09:03 PM
Thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much Mike Miller!!! Again, Mike Miller STEPS IT UP A NOTCH!!!!!!

Great pics!!!!!

OHHHHHH NOOOOOO....... Is that third pic......"STEVE-A-RITA"??? JUST SAYIN................

biggiefl
10-10-2011, 09:06 PM
Sorry weather was crap. Today was awesome and just a day or so late...gotta love Florida. I hope to keep in touch with ya'll. If you are going to be in my "neighborhood" shoot me an e-mail and we will hook up. If you know of a fun gathering like Mt Dora, keep us/me posted. Please don't bring the dudes on the JetSki however! To those like me who came sans boat...very cool. I have my own Whaler Club and for that many people to show up w/o boats but with the enthusiasm....very cool. "Sharks attempt to punch him in the nose if he gets to close to them" drink Dos Equis my friends! I love those commercials.

Team Jefe
10-11-2011, 12:56 PM
Wow, an absolute freakin' blast....as usual. Really nice to see old friends and make a few new ones. we had a really good crew, so much so I didn't even really notice the less than perfect weather.

I want to thank "My Crew" - Shea and Fatima for a great time...I haven't laughed that much in a long time.....and Fatty Rocked the Red Bikini for me:kingme:

Extra Special, heartfelt thanks to Mikey for all the hard work...Wow what a Human. For those that don't know Mike or haven't been to this Rally...you are missing a life-long memmorable event...be at the next one. No excuses. Make it happen. End of discussion.

Mike - Please give Jamie a gratuious b00bie for me. Also extend my thanks and praise to Nick and Nicky...they rocked the guitars, that jam session was just plain fun!!!

Barbara and Andy....Its always good to see family...always!!!

Bud and Sweet D, Thanks Again and I do want some more bags....and the Pics. Always, Always, a pleasure to be in your company...I wish is was for longer.

Steve-a-rita....Stunning Deck-boat....WAY cooler than I thought it would be, and thanks for carrying my crew around. Grope Melinda for me please!!!

MR. Jim Haas - rep'ing the DMRS, but also the Critter Club, and took us for a blast across 'Sota Bay...Better than an E-ticket Ride at Disneyland!!!!

Josh and Sunny....Awesome Stuff and Awesome people, was great to see y'all and I will be looking for some bling for The Revenge!!!!

Bobo, Mike, Judy, Jim, Gena, Charles, Lori, Bob and all the SEADOGS, and Everyone else - Y'all made some Texans and and a lost Canuck feel right at home. Thank You some much and know that I am ready and willing to return the favor anytime. Resort Del Jefe is open for business and ready for visitors. We have a great Staff, located near the water, wonderful amenities and you might even get a chance to ride on one of the most famous Donzi's in the World....well the infamous Donzi Fish Hawk known as Jefe's Revenge

Budmann
10-11-2011, 02:17 PM
That was SUPER SWEET JEFE'!!! My wife and I REALLY enjoyed hangin with you too my brother!!

You must make plans to come back down to Florida and be our guest sometime soon!!

Budmann and Denese

fegettes
10-11-2011, 04:44 PM
Ditto to every thing said, and especially to Mike Miller, another big thanks, it was great. The weather was uncooperative, but the people/family made up for it. Can't wait till next year.

Steve and Melinda

MikeMiller
10-12-2011, 12:24 PM
Awesome posts and thank you to everyone!!!

Here are some pics from Mike and Judy Holderness - "the salt of the earth"!
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BUIZILLA
10-12-2011, 12:33 PM
weather?

WHAT weather? the boat running was awesome... :kingme:

biggiefl
10-12-2011, 02:00 PM
Saturday was fine if you could find shelter from the wind. Sunday was not bad if you dodged the rain drops. Monday...gorgeous! This weekend should be brilliant...who wants to try it again?

sweet 16 1966
10-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Sheila and I enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting some new ones. Great job hosting the event Mike and thanks to the DRS, Donzidirect and Bob Wilson for all the heavy lifting. I have a few pics I will post for all to see. The weather was rougher than the pics will show. We all headed out for a Sat run and the 22's could have made it but it would have been nasty for all . The 28 and the 35 had it much better but we elected to stay close to the pool for many reasons! Bob spun a prop a few miles into the run and had to idle back. We were going to hang with him until the bow kept taking on water at idle. I headed out to put the boat on the trailer, took a short run and soon realized how quick you can be in shallow water and be stuck. I won't go into that but I went out one bridge and came back through another. Just one more reason to stay together.

Budmann
10-12-2011, 07:04 PM
Nice pics Russ!!! It was GREAT Hangin with you and Sheila and hope to get together sometime for another run. Maybe you guys could come do a Suwannee trip with Jim Haas, Jim and Gina Collins.

Thanks again for everything!!!!!!!!

Buddy and Denese

biggiefl
10-12-2011, 09:50 PM
"Maybe you guys could come do a Suwannee trip with Jim Haas, Jim and Gina Collins."

And Biggie.....?

Did anyone take a pic of the nasty stuff on Saturday afternoon? We had stuff breaking on the side of Bobby's 28...3-5' in the bay?

BUIZILLA
10-13-2011, 07:23 AM
Saturday wasn't rough.... :wink: we ran at least another 20 miles more than you guys, and we came back with not a SINGLE drop of water on the deck..

a BIG congrat's to Budmann for the resto work he did on his 22, nice job man...

did I mention that Saturday was 22 Donzi weather? where was anybody? I looked over my shoulder and everybody was limping home.. :nilly:

just kidding... well, not really... :shades:

glashole
10-13-2011, 11:03 AM
now, we use the metric system but we must have been in another area completely or Jim is just that good because i can't remember anything close to 5ft of waves, actually think it would be stretching it at 3ft

anyways thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome, had a blast, absolutely worth the trip down

it was good to meet/see everyone, will absolutely do it again

DonziJosh
10-13-2011, 01:10 PM
Sloppy 2's and 3's, with a stiff 20+ knot wind out of the east. About as nasty as it gets on Sarasota bay. Here's a pic that pretty well shows the wave height. If those are five footers, then that's a 50' Criterion! ;)
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=220616154668689&set=a.220612491335722.55459.170683836328588&type=3&theater

Team Jefe
10-13-2011, 01:16 PM
"...but we must have been in another area completely or Jim is just that good..."

We were NOT in a different area.

sweet 16 1966
10-13-2011, 01:28 PM
Saturday was great running weather for the guys. I had peps to take care of so don't hate me...

Bud...were there, let me know. I ran my boat Monday when I got home just to blow it out.

VetteLT193
10-13-2011, 01:56 PM
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It did lay down. Bob spun the hub in the roughest area we went through all day as we crossed the middle of that bay. After we left Mike's place we ran behind him in the 35 ZF at 45 ish MPH easy... on the return trip I got in front and was cruising 55 through almost all of the run back except the general area where Bob spun his hub. I'm not familiar with the area and it was rough, I dropped back behind Mike again as he went East of the channel and knows where to go for a flatter ride... when I got over there it was much calmer again than the center of the bay.

The flattest part of the trip was through the Island area where Mike said they did a ton of Donzi catalog shoots in the past. It now sports a 25 MPH limit, but was still fun running through there draggin tabs. beautiful.

DonziJosh
10-13-2011, 02:11 PM
The area where Bob spun the hub, between the Bowlee's Creek channel entrance and marker 17, is always the roughest spot in the bay! "The Ditch" (the channel running between North Longboat, Long Bar, and the Sister Keys) has been featured in Wellcraft photo shoots going all the way back to the 1970s, as well as Donzi and Chris Craft more recently.

biggiefl
10-13-2011, 03:25 PM
When on plane in Bob's 28 later in the afternoon and more than one came OVER the side bow....I think a tad bigger than 2-3'. Maybe a few rougue waves? :hyper:

Budmann
10-15-2011, 09:44 AM
WOOOW!!!! Thank you Jim for that! Coming from a perfectionist like yourself, I take that as a HUGE compliment!!

BUIZILLA
10-16-2011, 09:31 AM
.....

Budmann
10-16-2011, 09:53 AM
Rally Pics...

Budmann
10-16-2011, 12:20 PM
and more.............

Budmann
10-16-2011, 12:28 PM
yet more..............................

LadyGrizz
10-17-2011, 03:30 PM
Well, doggone it, didn't you take a picture of me when I wasn't making a face?????

Tidbart
10-18-2011, 07:47 AM
Here you go Barb.

Tidbart
10-18-2011, 08:32 AM
I created an album of the shots I took. Sorry I couldn't have taken any more. Had some boat issues. :biggrin.::yes:

See it here......... http://www.donzi.net/forums/album.php?albumid=154



PS. I know most of you missed the Bobface, so here is one for you.

Budmann
10-18-2011, 02:09 PM
LOL!!!! Sorry Barb, but my wife had the camera!

MikeMiller
10-19-2011, 10:50 PM
Budmann & Bob,

AWESOME PICS!!!!!!! Remind to lose 30 pounds before I see another camera!!

Great weeekend!

Thanks for shooting.

boldts
11-10-2011, 07:58 PM
Sorry, just had to ask........The medium blue 22' Classic. Any chance that boat once lived up in the northern state of Ohio? It's a replica of the one I used to have. Sure do miss that boat!

Who-ever owns that one, I love the color and I wish you many happy memories with your Donzi.

biggiefl
11-11-2011, 02:29 PM
That was/is Tidbarts(Bob) and is a 1997 w/502 mag B1 setup.

Tidbart
11-11-2011, 02:56 PM
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Scott,

I remember your boat. Was real nice.

This one came from Michigan originally and then Florida.

Bob

boldts
11-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Bob, Mine that color was special ordered with that medium blue hull & stripe. Mine was ordered by an owner I believe here in Ohio, but kept on Lake Cumberland in KY. MI dealer brought it up to their dealership where it was sold to me. Not sure if mine went back to MI or not after my ownership. Can't remember if it was a 97 or 98 though. All I know is my daughter & I loved our Classic.

Hope you have many wonderful memories built with yours. She is very pretty!

need for speed
11-22-2011, 03:42 PM
(Announcement will made within the next 30 days on NEXT YEAR'S RALLY DETAILS! WHOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO.)

we are waiting MIKE!!!! WELL WELL??:)

DonziJosh
11-30-2011, 11:42 AM
^^Funny, we were just talking about this yesterday. Would love to put Destin 2012 on the calendar! The Sarasota event was a blast!


Josh


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888.441.1614

Team Jefe
11-30-2011, 05:52 PM
The Red Bikini Crew ia ready for Destin. Here's one of Fatty to remind ya :yes:
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Budmann
12-01-2011, 07:26 AM
gased up and ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Team Jefe
12-01-2011, 12:47 PM
:yes: