Potomac Rinkervous '18

Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,473Member, Moderator mod

Well, after talking the last few weekends with @LaRea , we've decided on getting started a 1st Rinkervous this year on the Potomac River.  Still working out some of the logistics, but the date is pretty set.  It's going to be June 29 - July 1.  Right now we'll have several boats already - Dream 'Inn, LaRea, Pau Hana, & Delphini.  A couple 400s, 390 & a 370!  A good start for the anchor base! :) 

We need to still figure out the location (LaRea is working on it), but we are up for ideas.  I just ask that it's somewhere between Colonial Beach and Mt. Vernon if possible.  Also somewhere that we can at least dinghy pets to shore every now and then and would prefer a calm anchorage.

Oh, the best part, the theme!!  I think it has got to be a Luau Party theme!  It just seems appropriate!  Am I missing something LaRea?

@onislandtime ;@06Rinker270 @Dude_Himself ; There's gotta be more of you ??

So, who's in???

Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

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  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,902Member ✭✭✭✭
    Alright, time for us Long Island sound guys to have one too, anyone in? :) (sorry for the off topic) 
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 2,801Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @J3ff I didn't realize you're on the Island, what part?? I live in Setauket but keep my boat on the South Shore in Blue Point.
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,473Member, Moderator mod
    J3ff said:
    Alright, time for us Long Island sound guys to have one too, anyone in? :) (sorry for the off topic) 
    Make sure to ask your local Rinker dealer if they'd partake or even sponsor something.  Now, back to the actual topic.  POTOMAC Rinkervous! :|  :)

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • diggin2day1diggin2day1 Long Island, NYPosts: 1,226Member ✭✭✭✭
    I am on Long Island too and keep my boat in Blue Point too.
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 2,801Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @J3ff , I reread your post I'm thinking you're in Connecticut? Would be tough to meet up being on the South Shore of the Island but doable. There's a chance I might put my boat in Port Jefferson for a week this summer. 
  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,902Member ✭✭✭✭
    okay, will set up a thread about it.  Back to the Potomac.. wonder how many live around there??? 
  • RansnanRansnan Essex MDPosts: 73Member ✭✭
    edited February 2018
    Dream inn , how long of a ride do you think that would be for me ?  We're about 45 -55 minutes north of Annapolis , our marina is at the mouth of the Middle River
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,473Member, Moderator mod
    Ransnan said:
    Dream inn , how long of a ride do you think that would be for me ?  We're about 45 -55 minutes north of Annapolis , our marina is at the mouth of the Middle River

    It depends on where we end up on the Potomac.  If it is near Colonial Beach, it would be maybe total a 4 hour ride for you.  If you could meet us on Thursday evening at the South River...then you'd have a nice smooth ride behind all of us! :)

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • RansnanRansnan Essex MDPosts: 73Member ✭✭
    I'm going to try n talk the Boss Lady into going, since we can't do Still Pond this year
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,473Member, Moderator mod
    Ransnan said:
    I'm going to try n talk the Boss Lady into going, since we can't do Still Pond this year

    That would be fantastic!

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,597Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is anybody here familiar with Nanjemoy Creek?  I've cruised past it 100 times, but never stopped.  

    Same with Aquia Creek - it's really pretty, but I've never anchored there.  Also, that's starting to get pretty far up-river.  

    After Aquia, you really have to go all the way to Mattawoman to find a protected anchorage.  
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,703Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't think you will find a spot that's as nice as Dreams spot simply because there is not many beach areas if you will. 
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,473Member, Moderator mod

    Nanjemoy is probably location-wise a good spot.  I'll have to look thru some books I have to see what they say about anchorages on the Potomac.

    A beach area would be nice, but doesn't have to be.  We can make it unique and different from the Chesapeake one!  Maybe Patrick or others will chime in as time goes along and something good will come up! :)

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,597Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    What do you think about this spot on the Wicomico river?  Secluded sand beach, deep water, lots of places to explore by dinghy.  It's 40 miles from the bay, 60 miles from Alexandria.  Looks really nice, but I've never been there.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.3732265,-76.8470381,354m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,703Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well you could play golf next door and maybe bump into a bull shark or two. LOL
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,703Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh, and you will definitely hear Budds Creek at night
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,473Member, Moderator mod
    LaRea said:
    What do you think about this spot on the Wicomico river?  Secluded sand beach, deep water, lots of places to explore by dinghy.  It's 40 miles from the bay, 60 miles from Alexandria.  Looks really nice, but I've never been there.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.3732265,-76.8470381,354m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

    That looks perfect to me!!  Probably only a strong southern or westerly wind could make it rough, but I think it'll work out fine!  Great find!

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,196Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2018
    My apologizes @Dream_Inn been away for too long.  Of course you decide this the year I am moving my boat to Annapolis!  I will for sure do the Still Pond event but now I want to do the Potomac as well.  My first thought would be swan point, 38.2902911,-76.9212860, which has beach access but it depends on how many boats.  We go there a lot as it’s almost directly east from Colonial Beach.  
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,473Member, Moderator mod
    Hey Patrick!  I totally forgot you were moving the boat this year!  You and LaRea were my main reason to get this going! :)  I'm hoping to see some others chime in from the Potomac or southern bay area.  Swan point looked ok, but I imagine it could rough there too.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,597Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @06Rinker270 - have you been to the spot up in the Wicomico?  It looks like a great spot unless there's something not obvious about it.  
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,196Member ✭✭✭
    @Dream_Inn I hope to make both but the Potomac one might be challenging with the new addition to the family.

    @LaRea I have not which is strange because I always ask around where other boaters go in my area.  It looks like a nice spot.  I can ask around to see if anyone in CB knows of it.  
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,473Member, Moderator mod

    So, I thought I'd add a little picture of the trip several of us are going to take and hook up with @LaRea for Potomac Rinkervous and fireworks up in DC.  Looks like it will be about 400 miles for the entire trip.  Whew!  The gas we'll burn between 2 400s & a 390 doing the entire trip and a 370 doing half of it!!  The fun will outweigh the gallons of fuel by a factor of 10!!! :)

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,703Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dream, how did you make that map?
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,703Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lets see, 400 miles at 3.50 a gallon equals HF
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,196Member ✭✭✭
    Wow that is a dream trip.  Second on what you used to make that map. 
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 2,801Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lets see, 400 miles at 3.50 a gallon equals HF
    That's nothing for a 10 night vacation and doing what you love!! 
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,672Member ✭✭✭✭
    Nice trip, your guy's gas burn will be more than I use in a year.
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,597Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Once they get to DC, I might drag them up to Chain Bridge.  That would give them bragging rights that they covered the entire navigable Potomac.  

  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,473Member, Moderator mod
    Sounds good to me LaRea!! I'd like to see that 3 sisters anchorage you spoke about. As far as the map, I just used Google, right clicked on it and use the measurements tool. I copied it with snag-it and added the text.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 2,453Member ✭✭✭✭
    Looks like a pretty cool trip! Assuming all of those big Rinkers are outdrive boats and not V drive I assume $1500 in fuel? Not too bad....
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

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