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The 2009 Chris Craft Commander Rendezvous at Huron, Ohio, has officially begun this morning, Friday, August 21. There are already 15 or more boats in the harbor, and scores more will be arriving today and tomorrow. The excitement is already way up the scale, will probably continue upward until sometime Saturday. Jerry Namken just called in from Washingnton, DC area, said he departed and was on the road as of 8:00 AM EST, first stop Pittsburgh, second stop Huron, Ohio.
A fleet of boats are on the way from the Detroit area, including Mike Schrage and Terry Hart, along with scores of boats in the Sandusky area. People are continuing to call for dock space, and we encourage you to do so, and Matt is doing everything he can to accommodate everyone. This event will easily eclipse the world record set last year for Chris Craft Commanders in one place, and those of us who are here sense the historic moment being shared with the likes of Chris Smith and Herb Pocklington. As the event continues through the week end, well upload more photos, but afterwards there will be a mass uploading with a more efficient computer system. These images are being beamed to the world from a hotel room a hundred yards from the harbor, the connection is a bit slow, but word is getting out regardless ! Stay tuned. For more images, check the following link throughout the week end.
Thursday was eventful! Finally arriving in Huron, after a on-the-tarmac jet engine cowling inspection, we finally made it to Ohio, in time to experience some heavy rains. Fortunately this stuff blows over, and is short lived.
On the water, there are Commanders like OTTER CHAOS that take waves over the bow, soaking the interior of the cabin. Once in the harbor all is well, and Thursday afternoon proved to be very nice, and the weather was beautifully cool.
OTTER CHAOS, finally safe in the harbor
Here is Steve Spurrier's DEPORTABLE, a great looking 42' Sports Fisherman
Here' is Ron Smoker's SUMMER SONG
Al Langolis's KIMBERLY ANNE
The Gibson's beautiful 31' Flybridge Sedan, with Mark Weller's 35 DC in the background.