Heading down the ICW near Jensen Beach. My mother (soon to be 91!) at the helm - Madison keeping watch.
01/25/10 - Just back from the PDQ Open House & Rendezvous
in Stuart, FL. No less than 20 PDQ's showed up!
It was fun meeting up with old PDQ friends, several of whom
participated in our delivery Flotilla back in May of 2006, and seeing
friends and boats we hadn't seen since the great Baltic Adventure
in the summer of 2007. As usual, Dick & Carol (Tuschick) and
their daughter Beth, as well as many PDQ owner-volunteers, did a
bang-up job organizing the activities. We really enjoyed it!
(Scroll down for PDQ Rendezvous)
Here are some photos from the two-day event:
Arriving at the PDQ Rendezvous, this is the scene that greeted us. Nine PDQ 34's lined up along the face dock,
plus one rafted alongside. Visible on the left, is a 41 and two more 34's. Not visible in this picture are four
additional 34's, plus our own (from which this photo was taken) and another 41 (Havin' Fun) who pulled in later.
That adds up to a total of eighteen 34's and two 41's - for a grand total of 20 boats!
As impressive as twenty boats sounds,
there would have been even more if space
allowed. There were several additional
boats, including our friends Peter & Jeanne
Pockel aboard Watermellon who docked in
downtown Stuart; they had to rent a car to
get over to the the Rendezvous.
Snow Cat and Sno' Dog docked side-by-side. There was one dog
aboard Sno' Dog and two aboard Snow Cat!
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Both Saturday and Sunday, a hot lunch was served by
owner-volunteers. Saturday night, we had a pot luck supper.
The weather cooperated for two great days of out-door fun.
Inside, in the Conference Room, there
were seminars on both days. Topics
ranged from PDQ maintenance to slide
shows on the Bahamas (and Jumentos), the
Great Loop and, of course, our presentation
on the great Baltic Adventure. Much of the
latter can be seen right here on SnoDogLog
- in case you missed it!
PDQ founder, Harvey Griggs and his wife having lunch.
They are now Powercat 34 owners.
An impressive line-up! It reminded me of the Whitby PDQ factory with all the boats awaiting delivery. Most of
the boats along the face dock were for sale; prices ranged from the mid $200's to $325,000 for a 2006 model - just
about what we originally paid for Sno' Dog!
Weather permitting, we plan to head for the Bahamas next week. Stay tuned...