Ontario Sailors Rendezvous 2012

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by robbarnes1965 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:08 pm

Wish we could have made it. Maybe next year....

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by Crikey » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:18 pm

Image
Here's some of the pic's. If anyone wants more, or an original, pm me and I will forward it to you.
Sorry we didn't get everyone who showed up, but I think you'll agree, that between all of our pictures, a marvelous time was had by all!
http://s1121.photobucket.com/albums/l52 ... =slideshow

Ross and Gabe 8)

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by beene » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:47 am

Great pics Ross

Tks for posting them

Can't wait for next year

We'll make it bigger and better than ever!

G

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by Crikey » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 pm

OMG! Lake Flies. :o
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Did anyone get these on the way home? We were about mid lake when we started to get hit on by annoying biting flies. First I tried Deep Woods Off which usually works fine with mozzies and no-see-ums, but they seemed to be mostly immune. Then we noticed the cabin beginning to gain a population, as well as the engine well. I got out the big guns, namely - 'Raid' (good for cancer after 3 applications) and gave a good fogging, which Gabe actually let me do without her usual vociferous complaints (I'm an old Deet guy). We sailed on, still accumulating more of the little devils until the can had to come out again! The biting was beginning to reach epidemic proportions and the boat had a ridiculous number on board by then! The third desperate spraying seemed to turn the corner and we continued to sail on, where at this point we had actually prepared to run at high speed with the engine in order to blow them off the boat. The flies had the last say, however.
Before we could spend the final night on the boat (in Jordan Harbour), we had to remove hundreds of dead'ns off the bedding, flooring, seating, and everywhere else that had presented a decent place to expire on. The house vac is coming down with us tomorrow to suck out the several dozens of stragglers that were missed. Gross!
Do it again next year?
Absolutely! :)

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by Catigale » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:20 pm

I've heard many tales of the biting flies on Ontario but have never experienced them...sailed it for about 20 years now...

Dies anyone know the genus and species? Can some one mail me some corpses?

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by Crikey » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:33 pm

Corpses, we don need no stinkin corpses! :x

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by seahouse » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:09 am

Yipes Crikey! :| Looking at your posting is making me scratch! :cry:

I remember seeing cases and cases full of entomologist-mounted local dipteran specimens. I decided to just refer to them as dipterans from then on. :o

Actually I've not seen those ones up close, so I dunno. But I'd like to know too.

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by beene » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:36 am

Nasty stuff

I did not get any on my boat

Leon had a couple bites here and there

I have never seen so many bugs in one place

You must have picked up a swarm that followed you home

Perhaps it was the blood alcohol level they sensed

Drives them crazy :o

:P

G

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by seahouse » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:46 am

So beene - that could mean that the flies in the picture are not dead at all. Just passed out??? :o

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by beene » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:16 pm

EXACTLY!!!

8)

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by delevi » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:38 pm

Those damn bugs were eating me alive! They must have liked the wine I was drinking.

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by Crikey » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:45 am

Hey Leon! Coming back next year? :)

Geoff, how bout booking for the Shuffle timing, in advance (March?), for next year? I'd be willing to come down for the line-up when they give them out. I talked to one of the attendants, who said it might be possible to raft a third between two docks, in our case. Just have to do some early math, and work out booking repayments.

R.

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by beene » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:15 pm

Sure Ross

I am open to anything

You can email me anytime about anything

Meeting up with Cat this weekend at the nude beach... gonna bring my dingy

LOL

:P

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by Crikey » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:46 pm

Bring a spare pull-cord!
In case the original breaks... :?

:wink:

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Re: Annual Mad Men of Ontario rendezvous III

Post by beene » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:32 am

No problem

Mine is very large 8)

Usually take 3 at a time with it :o

Calling for great weather also

Should be perfect conditions

Don't want it too rough :wink:

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