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12-12-2011, 02:59 PM
the dates for the Lake George Donzi Classic Club's Spring Dustoff are June 15th thru 17th 2012.

Details to follow along shortly.

12-22-2011, 08:01 AM
A little background on the event and the club


01-05-2012, 07:45 PM
Looking for a little information on the spring dustoff at Lake George, first of all, is it a good venue for kids and second, can anybody recommend any good places for lodging? Thanks

01-06-2012, 07:15 AM

If you have an old Donzi, live in the Northeast and have never been to Lake George - it is a must! The Lake is a 30 mile gash carved by receding glaciers with sparkling, clear water. Most of us stay and launch out of Treasure Cove Resort in Diamond Point. There is a ton for kids to do: historic forts, amusement parks and of course the lake itself.

Here is last year's event notice from the club's website: http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/invite.html
Check out the photo gallery from prior years to get an idea of what it's all about.

Let us know if you have any questions.


01-06-2012, 08:05 AM
The event is based out of Treasure Cove Resort. Make your reservations early at: www.treasurecoveresort.com (http://www.treasurecoveresort.com) Treasure Cove has there own launch ramp and plenty of dock space.
Some folks stay next door at Carpi Village. www.caprivillage.com

01-06-2012, 08:29 AM
Sounds Great, I can't wait to get the old beast out this spring, see you in June.

01-06-2012, 09:16 AM
Jay and Kirby have pretty much covered it. The event changes format from year to year but the basis is usually the same.

The event and venue is very kid friendly It's father's day weekend is it not??? if you can't find something to do with the kids your eyes are closed. treasure cove has fishing,row boats,paddleboats,sandy beach,basketball,volleyball,shuffleboard,playgroun d and a coin arcade. Then the village goes from ice cream to minigolf wax museum and fort william henry. so there are plenty of things to do with the kids.

the dustoff which is dedicated to the donzi classic. This event is more formal than our family picnic. The dustoff will have a schedule and has a permit is filed with a charted course and time frame for the regatta plus we have a boat show and awards dinner.A lot to fit in to one day so we need to have some sort of schedule to move things along. The weekend starts usually around wed. for the early arrivals and they use the facilities as they see fit .the formal event starts friday afternoon with a lakeside BBQ so the kids can play within site while the parents relax. Sat. is the tougher day for the kids as it starts early with the show at 8-830am then the regatta run 9am-12noon which covers most of the lake, then lunch at the algonquin . so the kids will need to be able to take 3 hrs on a boat ride. After lunch you are at your leisure to explore the lake on your own then we return to the algonquin at 630 ish for the awards dinner which goes to around 10 pm( no boats at night). Many of our members use the event as a part of their family vacation.

There will be an announcement coming shortly with the schedule and format for the event.


01-06-2012, 09:31 AM
forgot a few things

reservations the places up there usually open around the first week in march to take calls.

the dates are june 15th to 17th 2012

stay tuned

01-24-2012, 02:52 PM
The formal event schedule will be up shortly, if anyone has any questions or needs info drop me an email. this year there will be a few fresh wrinkles put into the event that you are sure not going to want to miss.

01-25-2012, 06:52 AM
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Just "spoke" to John, made reservations for a different venue, but he is taking reservations.


01-31-2012, 07:23 AM
The Agenda for Our 17th Annual Spring Dustoff
The Club is happy to announce the agenda for our 17th annual Dustoff weekend June 15th to 17th 2012. This year we will have a judged boat show to honor those that go that extra mile to make their Donzi Classic special.
The format for the full lake cruise will be a photograph contest. At selected areas on the cruise, your crew will be given a chance to take a few photographs, Prizes will be awarded to the best photograph.

Awards for the show will be given out in the following categories:

Peopleís Choice: presented to the boat selected by the people at the show as their favorite
Vintage Classic: presented to the oldest boat at the show
Legacy Classic: presented to the boat with the most significant bling.
Heritage Classic: presented to the boat in the best original condition.
Renaissance Classic: presented to the best boat restoration.
Sojourn Classic: presented to the boat that traveled the farthest to attend.
The best Motor compartment
Resto Mod Classic: presented to the classic with the best resto/modification.

The Club as always showcases the Donzi Classic, the Donzi family and beautiful Lake George. The format for this yearís regatta will be a cruise that covers the entire lake .There will be pace and sweep boats that will make the run an enjoyable and safe run. The routing will be reviewed at the drivers safety meeting.
Things to remember.

A USCG Approved PFD for each of your passengers on the cruise (Mandatory)
A LGPC boat permit ( Mandatory)
Come to the Algonquin with a full tank of gas
Be on time
Be prepared to have a great day on the best lake in the country with awesome boats and people

We feel this format offers each owner a chance to see our beautiful lake. It also offers the comfort and safety of traveling in numbers and for those that are new to the lake it takes the worry of getting lost away. We hope this format will make this yearís Dustoff the best Donzi experience one can ever have. For early arrivals we will have a lakeside breakfast Friday morning followed by a trip out on the lake to a raft-up at log bay.

Friday 7 PM Catered BBQ lakeside at the Treasure Cove
Saturday 8 AM Check In for the annual Lake George Donzi Classic Boat Show and Lake Cruise (Coffee and Danish will be served) Boats must arrive at the docks no later than 8:30am to be entered in the show (Arrive with full gas tanks !!!!!)
Saturday 9:00 AM Driver Safety Meeting run in cooperation with the LGPC.
Saturday 9:30 AM Start of the Cruise.
Saturday 11:45 AM Return to the Algonquin and vote for your ownersí choice, have lunch and the rest of the afternoon free to cruise the Lake.
Saturday 6:30-7 PM Meet us at the Algonquin for a pre-dinner cocktail. (Please donít bring boats back to the Algonquin docks that evening)
Saturday 7-8 PM Dinner will be served
Saturday 8:15 - ? PM The Awards ceremony, raffle, solving the mystery and club Auction will take place.
Sunday 10:30AM Full Lake cruise! , (Weather permitting), meeting place on the water to be determined, plus a stop for lunch and youíll be back on your trailers by 3:30 PM.

As you can see we have a full weekend of events planned. And keeping with The Lake George Donzi Clubs tradition we will be having the awards dinner at the Algonquin Bar and Grill. Please get your tickets for dinner in advance by filling out the registration form (http://www.lgdonziclassic.com/registration11.htm) and sending out a check to the clubís address.


01-31-2012, 07:30 AM
the registration form dates need to be updated but the prices are the same as last year and the discounted early registration deadline is may 21 2012 and the event deadline is june 1 2012

03-03-2012, 09:59 AM
this will be the event that finally settles the following

ford vs chevy

volvo vs merc

weenie bar vs windshield

skinny elvis vs fat elvis

going to be a good time, the site is updated

the formalities

the registration

hotels are taking reservations . If you have any questions drop us a line( mnmveth at optonline dot net )

get that winter project done

04-04-2012, 07:20 AM
permit in progress . Things coming together nicely registrations coming in.

some add'l info

http://www.acbs.org/calendar/?d=2012-06-01 (http://www.acbs.org/calendar/?d=2012-06-01)

We apologize as the new website roll-out is taking alot of time but in the end will be well worth it.
We are still using the original site and if you need info on our event or have questions please drop us a line.

for info on our event visit this link


please print and fill out the registration form and mail it in.


A lot of irons in the fires and there is some very exciting news coming to our membership so stay tuned.

04-04-2012, 07:44 AM
Thanks Matty!

Weenie Bar
Skinny Elvis (w/ Scotty M)

Also to be decided:

LG vs Winnie
Yankees vs BloSox
Micro Brew vs Bud Lite w/ artificial lime (you know who you are....)
Best Stones Album - Exile or Get Yer Ya Yas out!


04-10-2012, 08:44 AM
I think we can work some of those rivalaries into the weekend.Of course I am going to need volunteers to carry their sides colors.

A lot of eciting news for our membership, this will surely be one NOT to miss. The club has been named a Marque club of the ACBS, we are honored and look forward to that relationship.

Dr. Dan
04-10-2012, 11:52 PM
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Forgive my ignorance, what is the ACBS and all that mean?

How many peeps and boats do you anticipate will attend the DustOff for 2012 - on average, just curious..... no one has started a Head Count Thread anywhere that I can see?

Danny Boy :wavey:

04-11-2012, 05:59 AM
Hi Dan-

ACBS = Antique and Classic Boat Society = A Nod of Respect and Recognition from Those Upon High for our OLD Plastic Boats!

www.acbs.org (http://www.acbs.org) is actually a great organization that recognizes that their average member is older than the average Buick driver and wants to make inroads w/ the Fibre 'Glassic crowd.

Maybe one year they'll even let plastic boats play at Augusta...I mean Tahoe! ;)

Hope to see you at LG!

04-11-2012, 07:17 AM
Thanks Jay you summed the ACBS thingy up pretty well, funny I was going to use an Augusta analogy too.

going on the verbal committments I have and the registrations Scott has been getting it looks like it will be the normal 25-35 boats and 65-85 people that we have averaged over the last 12 years. Most of which aren't regular posters here so they wouldn't be in a head count here any way. As always it looks like the usual suspects will be there and quite a few first time attendees.Will be a great event with a few new twists.

Hope you can make it :)

Dr. Dan
04-11-2012, 11:17 PM
:thumbsup: Well Jay and Matty - that sounds like a pretty cool recognition.... congrats....

Good Luck with the DustOff - I am sure it will be a great Event like always.

Danny :salute:

04-12-2012, 10:03 AM
Thanks Dan

Jay I am counting on you to represent the Ford,Volvo, and weenie bar camps.

Tee shirts and the permit in progress. The venues are all set for a great time

If anyone has any questions or needs info or help on the dustoff please email me mnmveth @ optonline dot net

GTG get the website finished and the boat too 2 months and counting.:superman:

04-12-2012, 10:39 AM
please say the dates and location again.

04-12-2012, 10:46 AM
The dates for the LG Donzi Classic Club Dustoff are June 15th to June 17th 2012 on Lake George NY the friday BBQ will be at Treasure Cove resort in Diamond point NY and the run/show and awards dinner will be held at The Algonquin in Bolton Landing NY. all of which are on the Lake a few miles apart.

Registration deadlines for your Donzi Classic are May 21st for the early discount and June 1st is the final deadline for the event.

hope ya can make it :)

04-17-2012, 05:24 AM
Thanks. Just right.

05-07-2012, 10:59 AM
just a reminder two weeks left for the early discounted event fee. the event deadline is June 1st. Thanks to everyone who has sent their's in makes planning a lot easier.Going to be a few new additions over our events in the past . For a Donzi Classic owner this is the one event not to miss.
If you are attending make sure to review the safety requirements. cya up there

06-01-2012, 08:17 AM
Today is the event deadline, the final numbers will go in to the caterer this weekend . for the last minute attendees make sure you contact us by the end of the day.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting the new members, also looking for some time in the hornet out on the lake.

contact me by email mnmveth "at" optonline "dot" net

06-03-2012, 12:00 PM

let me preface this by saying we have never had any issues or problems, we don't expect there to be any this year, we want to keep it that way in the future.

This year we have a record number of newcomers so we just want to make sure they have a safe enjoyable time.

We have filed all the permits and will operate this run in cooperation with the LGPC. The permit has requirements that IF NOT MEET OR OBEYED could lead to the club forfieting having any runs in the future on the lake. We don't even want to think about any thing of the sort.

We realize that everyone wants to run their boat and they will have more than an chance to do that, we also know that for the first timer there is a level of anxiety that comes with going to a new event unfamiliar waters and people. Let me assure you, you will find no better water or people on the planet. The format of the run will let seasoned veteran and the newbie on the lake enjoy and see the entire lake in the safety of numbers.

Lake George Park Commission Requirements

1. a lake pass: purchased at any marina usually under $15 for a week pass all boats must have them displayed as the sticker instructs

2. there is a 45 mph speed limit

3. Noise, the lake has a 90db limit and they do enforce it, (we have not had much attention to our group but if you run open pipes or close to shore like a mad man they will find you ! please if you know your boat is EXCESSIVELY loud and have been thinking of installing mufflers do it if you have them use them, we will also take routes on the lake that will keep us away from the shore line also keep in mind we have members with old Holman moody setups to 500 HP + motors with headers and we have not been a target for the patrols

we feel that the permit should help us in this area

Lake George Donzi Classic Club Requirements

1. No alcohol before or during the run( we have never had a problem with this but it must be said)

2. Everyone in the boat must wear a USCG APPROVED PFD type III at all times during the run, it's close to a 3 hr cruise so the orange mae wests might not be the best for comfort ( lifelines are totally acceptable even though they are not USCG approved)

3. No passing the Flag/Pace boat

4. Adherence to any other items set forth at the drivers safety meeting including but not limited to boat spacing and routes during the run.
Attending the driver's safety meeting is mandatory

5. if the boat is equipped with a safety laynard it must be worn by the driver

6. a valid state or USCG registration for the boat properly displayed

any violation of the above will result in a disqualification from the poker run and show and may lead to other disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the Club

Safety Suggestions

1. each boat be equipped with the "USCG safety package"

2. If you have a hand held VHF radio or cell phone bring it communication by cell is spotty at best but if we have a network of phones and radios we can relay messages

3. first aid kits

4. hand held gps

We appreciate everyone's cooperation in this and Thank You all for your support of the club. Looking forward to seeing you, get that winter Donzi project done!!
If you have any question or concerns please contact us


friday night BBQ 6pm to ??? at the treasure cove

Sat AM

have boats at the Algonquin docks by no later than 8:30 am

9 am driver safety meeting continental breakfast

9:30 AM the run will start

Noon aprox. return to the Algonquin play poker hand you are on your own to have lunch and enjoy the lake

return to the Algonquin without the boats ( by Car) for dinner and awards aprox 6pm time will be verified closer to the date of the run

if you have any questions please contact me
mnmveth@optonline.net (mnmveth@optonline.net)


06-06-2012, 07:54 AM
just about a week away

Hope all have a safe trip up there looking fwd to seeing everyone

Just a reminder to all, things to remember : type III pfd for everyone on the boat, gas up before getting to the Algonquin Sat. morning. a Lake Pass and a digital camera to capture the beauty of Lake George. Be prepared to have a great time on an awesome lake with great people.

I'll try and check in later in the week or over the weekend , going to be away from the computer for a bit.

06-14-2012, 08:56 AM
In transit,

hope all have a safe trip looking fwd to seeing everyone.If you need anything try my cell 201-315-9662

08-14-2012, 04:15 AM
Matt, thanks a lot for this link! I find it pretty useful!

soduku (http://thesudokugame.net/)

08-14-2012, 07:42 AM
Casey- Try and make it to the Fall Picnic September 7-9.

It's a loooooong winter...........