we would like to invite any of your builders who could come to attend our first Lake Eufaula Messabout here on beautifula Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma.
Friday thru Monday, over Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 8-11
Mike and I are hosting this event at our lake house/camp here on the lake and everything is free. Free camping, launching and parking, with a weekend long potluck of meals under the trees or out on our decks.
We have all sizes of boats coming, from 23 foot and down to 8 foot, plus canoes, kayaks or motorboats are also welcome. Some boats coming are production boats, some are professionally built, some are home built and I think some aren't built yet but under construction!
What that means is if you boat isn't finished yet, come anyway! We personally own nine boats and I think some others are bringing more than one, so there should be opportunity to sail others boats or crew.
We have around 10 Puddleduck Racers confirmed to attend already and hope other PDRS will join us. We have games planned that involve minnow dip nets, noodles and beach balls, along with some pirating. These games are open to boats of all sizes, so there may be some crashing and bashing involved. Racing will be informal and of the "throw down" or challenge variety, so this should be fun. No classes to enter, just "do you think you can beat this particular boat?"
This is all very casual and informal. We have camping on our back lot where the Boat Palace is located and a dormitory/crash pad type of sleeping in back portion of the house. We live on the only free launch on the lake, there is free parking for trucks/cars and trailers by our launch, we have a free day use park and beach for the boats and can have fires, eat down there as well.
We are asking that attendees contribute either cooked dishes or ingredients for potluck meals that we will prepare for the crowd.
In case anyone needs one, there is a motel one mile down road that caters to boaters and fishermen, several restaurants about a mile down road, two full marinas with slips and facilities, and two Corps of Engineers parks with campsites and launch ramps a few miles down road.
We think this will be fun and we look forward to sharing our love of boating with others.
Mike and Jackie Monies