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2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 13-16th)
« on: January 15, 2015, 09:41:08 PM »
The 8th Annual Minnesota Glastron Classic is moving!!!

All credit to Gregg, and the rest of the planning group (Jim, Jeff, Shawn, Joe, Jason) for pushing this decision, and doing the heavy lifting to get this done.  I've had very little to do with this other than voicing some concerns with the shrinking room we had at Island Campground.

For 2015, the meet is moving to Treasure Island Resort & Casino!!!  (Ok, its about 5 miles North of Red Wing...so not very far.)

They have everything we need, restaurants, hotel rooms, marina with gas, campgrounds, RV park and ROOM!!!  Lots and lots of room!!!

Treasure Island is very happy to have us and is being both extremely helpful and flexible towards our group.  We think this could be a perfect fit.

We're not ready for reservations or anything yet, but we have an entire campground reserved, dock space set aside, and we'll eventually have a block of rooms as well.

More details to follow!!!

Many thanks to Gregg and the rest of the guys for getting the ball rolling!

Here's the website for Treasure Island if you want to see all they have to offer:  http://www.ticasino.com/

Cost is about the same overall, camping is a bit cheaper, dock rental is a bit more.  Shouldn't be too much of a financial change.

Expect registration to open around March or April.


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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 13-16th)
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 10:04:13 PM »
Very cool! That gives the group a lot more options for things to do and places to go. Better access to the TCs, the St. Croix river and many other places.

Red Wing will be missed, but it is still within a short cruise.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2015, 10:42:12 PM »
Honestly, we think everyone will be pleased with it.  A nice sandy beach area, nice docks, things to do if it should rain, security camera & security folks to keep a watchful eye on things, etc.

The current thought is to go through the lock & dam on Friday (possibly), and Saturday will be a run North for lunch.

We'll need to find a new 'groove' to the weekend, but spread the word!

I added the 12th, as I'm planning on being there early, and anyone else is welcome to come Wednesday as well.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 12:48:21 AM »
OK...
Were still in the early planning stages ...
Our T.I. contact is Summer Ryan, she manages the marina, slips, camping and RV park.
I believe Jim will take the lead again this year for Hotel rooms.
They will reserve a block of 10 to 20 for us.

If you get a camp spot you can launch for free, and have full use of pool and other stuff.
Day launch is $10 per day.

RV spot are up near casino / hotel, I asked Summer if RV's could park near camp sites (no power outlets) ... Waiting for reply ...
There is no power outlets by camp sites, members have portable generator, but have asked about getting power ... Waiting for reply ...

Summer has been great about getting back to me on any questions we have had, so if you have any ... POST THEM HERE !

I took some pictures of camp site, beach, slips, etc ...

First picture is me standing in the " RED " circle and panning from left to right ...



Parking lot, rest rooms and pavilion ... yellow and orange circles ...



Turning to the right, slips and gas dock ...



Turning more to the right is beach, we can park boats there any time day or night ...



Next two pictures are more to the right, where beach turns into our campsites ...





Going more to the right, the camp sites ...







Still more to the right, open field behind wooded camp sites ...



Still more to the right (almost 360 degrees) is more open field and hotel / casino in distance ...





 
 
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 01:14:51 AM »
Next set of pictures is me standing in the " BLUE " circle panning from right to left ...



Rest rooms, pavilion, tent thingy ...
Second picture is a close up of rest rooms, pavilion, tent ...



 

Entrance to slips ...



More to the left, slips ...



More to the left, boat launch and dock ...
Second picture is a close up ...





More to the left is road to launch ...



Next picture is the RV and camp sites with power outlets, plus rest rooms and pavilion ...
RED circle is beach and wooded camp sites, GREEN circle is RV site...

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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 01:31:20 AM »
There were questions about the "NO WAKE" and "SLOW" zones leading to T.I's docks ...
The area in RED is a "SLOW" zone and the BLUE is a "NO WAKE" zone.
Shawn said he has seen people water skiing back there ... So not sure what slow means to them ?

To the right of picture is the sand bar / cove we stop at if you have gone north through the lock ...

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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 01:40:25 AM »
From T.I.'s web site ...

RV / camping ...



Marina ...



T.I.'s marina and RV / camping page ... go to bottom of page and click on " Click here for details and rates. " for full PDF ...

http://www.ticasino.com/recreation-mn/marina-mn/

http://www.ticasino.com/recreation-mn/rv-park-mn/

There web site ...

http://www.ticasino.com/
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 02:10:10 AM »
One of the BIGGEST questions is " Where do we go on our Sat. run ? " ...
There are three options ...

We could run up to Kinni or even Hudson sand bars, no locks but lot of BIG boat traffic ...
Or ...
We could call the Red Wing lock and see if they know if any barge traffic is coming that day, maybe they know 12 to 24 hours ahead of time ?   Maybe not  ...
We could get to our favorite beach on Pepin if there's no barge traffic all day.
Or ...
We could call the Hasting lock and see how that looks ...
A run up to the Ford dam is awesome and we could stop at the "Dog park" beach.
Could even go up the MN. river ...

50 Glastron / Carlson's in a lock would make for a GREAT picture !
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 09:51:51 AM »
I think this really is going to be a great year for the meet. It really is the best possible place. NO TRAINS! Plenty of room, our own beach, no current slamming boats into docks, everyone in one location (tent, RV's, boat campers, and hotel guests).

I am really excited about this year and hope for a record setting turn out!

Thanks everyone for making this happen.....Especially Gregg!
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2015, 01:35:30 PM »
Years ago we (Jim, Sean, Amie & myself, might have been others) went there for lunch and put in at a slip.
They were wide and long, easily fit two boat side by side.
I remember a very strong current ... but it might have been early in the spring with high water levels ...
Joe and Shawn said there was no current and easy to launch and retrieve boats.
Summer also said there was no current by launch ...

Another question is can we pick our slip location ?
Near launch or by gas dock and beach / camp sites ...
Also could a day tripper park in a slip for an hour or two, before Sat. run up or down river ?

No need to worry about fire wood this year ... They have it ... for Free !
There is a Pizza place in the bowling lanes that has very good pizza, not sure about delivery yet ...

In 2008 (and maybe a year or two after) the Stingray boat owners group held there meet at T.I.
They used the wooded camp site and rented a large open sided tent for a gathering spot / sun shade / in case of rain.
Summer thought it was about $100 a day or less, it was rented from an outside vendor, not T.I.
Just a thought ... I know members have many small open sided tents ...

I did some searches for the Stingray groups web site or something about there meet ... Found nothing !
Stingrays web site has a owners area, but you need to join and put in your hull ID number ... I passed ...

I think our main goal of "Need more room to camp" has been achieved ...
Another goal was to have them do the reservations for camping, slips, RV's ... Hotel is still up to use ...
Not a big concern to members, BUT a huge load off Doran and myself !

Now we have to think about Sat. group dinner ... LOL
 
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2015, 03:11:48 PM »
As Jason said I am looking forward to this years meet as well. No Trains, Lots of room, No trains, No current to launch or dock with, NO Trains!!!!, and many more things. Did I say no Trains?

My family and I go camping at the sand cove in the main channel many times each summer. Every time we camp there we always run over to TI for brunch one day and to take a break from the sun. I have met and spoke to a few people that have slips there and they all have said nothing but good things about the marina and the facilities.

Looking forward to a Great Meet and can't wait to see the old faces and all the new faces that make it out, to what I hope will be a record attendance. Please help spread the word around the Glastron community to make sure everyone knows. We would hate for some one to miss out on the great event.

See you on the water!!!
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2015, 06:40:24 PM »
I've found a place to meet on Saturday... A friend of the inlaws has 1000' of beach just south of the 94 bridge in Hudson, Wisconsin side,and said we're welcome to gather there. Just leave it as it was,when we go. I told them there could be up to 40 boats or better and they said no problem,plenty of beach for all. Sounds like a good spot for our lunch gathering. Big spots on the st.croix are hard to find on any weekend. I'll try to get pictures of it this spring when the river opens and check it out. Who ever in is charge of the gathering send me a p.m. And we'll talk.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2015, 06:59:22 PM »
" A friend of the inlaws has 1000' of beach just south of the 94 bridge in Hudson, Wisconsin side,and said we're welcome to gather there. "

That would be great !
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 01:26:47 PM »
Answers to a few questions ...

Q # 1

" Can day trippers park in a slip for an hour or two on Sat. morning, while they attend the 10:30 Safety briefing ?
At Island Camp grounds we would put 2 to 4 boats in rented slips for an hour or two while members were at morning briefing.
Most could park on beach, but we might run out of room.  "


Answer ..
Yes .. No problem


Q # 2

"Can we pick our slip location ?
Would we all be in the northern ( up stream near launch ) slips ?"

Answer ..
She would like to keep us together.
But we can discuss other arrangements.


Q # 3
"Can we get power to wooded camp site ?
Run an extension cord from rest rooms / pavilion for lights at night and coffee maker in the morning."


Answer ...
Yes we can get power down there, enough to run lights and coffee makers.


Q # 4
"Can RV's park near (the open area) wooded camp site ?
If they don't need power hookup or water and would like to be near group.

Answer ..
Yes .. If they can get down the small hill, or they can park in parking lot above wooded camp sites.


Q # 5
"What is tent thingy ( behind rest rooms / pavilion ) ?"

Answer ...
Used for wedding receptions and party's ... EXPENSIVE !


Q # 6 & 7
"Can we put a "Welcome tent" in the parking lot, near wooded camp site ?
Small 12 x 12 open sided tent with table.


Can pizza's be delivered to camp site ?
We get 10 to 20 pizza's on Thur. night at about 6:00.


Answer ...
Yes to both ..
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2015, 02:38:41 PM »
They sure seem flexible!
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2015, 03:40:16 PM »
I've found a place to meet on Saturday... A friend of the inlaws has 1000' of beach just south of the 94 bridge in Hudson, Wisconsin side,and said we're welcome to gather there. Just leave it as it was,when we go. I told them there could be up to 40 boats or better and they said no problem,plenty of beach for all. Sounds like a good spot for our lunch gathering. Big spots on the st.croix are hard to find on any weekend. I'll try to get pictures of it this spring when the river opens and check it out. Who ever in is charge of the gathering send me a p.m. And we'll talk.

This would be quite a drive on Sat to go all the way to Hudson.  Also if it is south of the bridge it is probably not a no wake zone so there may be bigger waves to deal with. I'm not aginst it just thinking out loud.
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2015, 08:31:58 AM »
" They sure seem flexible! "

Yes they are !
Summer / TI has solved a lot of our problems ...
She also said the Stingray group will hold there meet the week before us.
I can't find anything on there meets, aside from joining there forum, and that is asking for my Stingray hull number ?

If anyone has any questions ... please post them.

Our biggest problem now is ... Where do we go on Sat. cruise ?

 
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2015, 08:43:14 AM »
I'M already getting excited !
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2015, 08:48:41 AM »
I can't wait! Should be a lot of fun!
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Re: 2015 CGOAMN Meet Annoucement!!! (August 12-15th)
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2015, 09:51:16 AM »
I agree with Shawn that Hudson could be a long ride. It's twice as far as the trip to the lake city beach that we would usually do. Prescott seems to be the equivalent to that but there are no beaches around there. I think the Kini should still be our planned stop and if we go to the North end I don't think it will be a problem to find a spot. If we are forced to go up to Hudson then I say we do that.

There also these two islands just south of Prescott I have stopped at in the past. Not much of a trip from the casino and Not in a no wake zone but if you go to the back side it's pretty nice.

Just another option.



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