2018 Northeast Ranger Tugs Gathering
Pope's Island Marina in New Bedford, MA August 10-12.
Hosted by the Northeast Ranger Owners Association
This event is open to current Ranger Tug owners and to anyone else who is interested in the boats. Come by land or by sea.
If you are bringing your boat to the Gathering, make your reservations directly with the Marina:
(Penny is the Dockmaster at Pope's Island Marina in New Bedford)
Pope's Island Marina
102 Pope's Island
New Bedford, MA 02740
If you are towing your boat, there is a nice boat ramp in Fairhaven (99 Pease Street, Fairhaven, MA, 02719). It's a double ramp with floating dock, about ¼ mile to the marina. There is a $7.00 parking fee per day at the ramp. You can ask the folks at the marina if the rig could be parked in their lot.
If you are coming without a boat, there are several hotels, motels, and at least one Bed & Breakfast nearby. There is one motel within walking distance of the marina: Seaport Inn in Fairhaven http://www.reservations.com/hotel/seaport-inn-and-marina?rmcid=rcc2
From the coordinators: We're keeping it simple this year. If you plan on attending, please e-mail: Mike Rizzo to let him know and include your boat model, size, boat name, yours and your guests name, e-mail and phone number. Once you are on the list any additional information etc. will be sent to you if it comes in.
Also from the coordinators: "The Dockmaster offered to arrange Coast Guard inspections by the Auxiliary for those that may be interested. Please email Brian Beltrami if you want an inspection: firstname.lastname@example.org Your inspection is voluntary and if you fail there is no penalty or cost. The good part is you get a sticker that you place on your boat that signifies that you passed and it often eliminates an unexpected boarding by the Coast Guard when the inspection counts and the fine for failure is real. It is a great opportunity to ensure you are in compliance without the fear of a fine."
Follow the discussion on TugNuts .
|Boat Crawl||Saturday Morning. Take a look at what other folks have done on their Ranger Tugs|
|How To Fix It||Throughout the weekend, share problems and solutions to regular maintenance, everyday tasks and other issues|
|Potluck Dinner||Friday Night, at the Dock. Bring a dish to share and get to know your fellow enthusiasts|
|Pizza Dinner||Saturday Night. Bring your stories and be ready to share experiences.|
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