Saturday, September 8, 2012

Friday at the Rendezvous - 9/7/2012

Breakfast this morning is hosted by Anchor Marie Insurance, and includes many tasty items on the buffet.

Most of the remaining boats to come in do arrive during the day, now counting over 50 owners.  

Also attending are guests who have ordered boats and will take delivery soon, as well as those who are interested in a possible purchase of a Ranger Tug.

Teri and son Steve

We meet David and Karen Neal of Sandwich (Cape Cod) MA, and enjoy showing them Willie's Tug and telling them of some of our experiences.

Karen and David

They have a 17 ft. Boston Whaler and Herb shows David some Ranger Tug features.


Toni gets an explanation of what the working tug is doing in the channel.  It seems the crane that was removing the old bridge nearby cut a hydraulic cable and caused a leakage.  We are glad to hear the spill is vegetable based hydraulic fluid, rather than oil.

On the agenda for the afternoon is a wine tasting -- as Bruce explains, it is not the wine you drank in college!  The hour is 3P -- not 5P Happy Hour -- that is yet to come!

However, there are no tasting police in evidence.

Bruce and Vicki host.

Cindy, Dianna and Fred taste.

The Reds

The Whites
We visit with Karen of Nest Egg.

Find Willie's Tug

Happy Hour brings Bob with his Margarita Machine and "Tropical Rock" music with Dave Calhoun.  Bob gets help from Howard, and displays his sign that reads, "Margaritas are not just for breakfast anymore."

Margarita Bob and Howard

David's lively music makes toes tap and dancers dance.

Carleen Custis

Craig helps set up dinner, which is sponsored by Volvo Penta.

A silent auction is held during the afternoon to benefit Sound Experience, which is a non-profit organization to educate youth and adults with sailing experiences aboard the historic ship, Adventuress.  Amy (center, below) thanks the Ranger Tug owners.

A high ticket item in the auction is the 78 sc GPSMAP.


Laurence and Anne of the Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide series announce the auction winners.

Laurence and Anne


Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Friday, September 7, 2012

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