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The way we do it in my Catalina club is to make rafts of four or five boats and the raft with the largest boats is the "party raft" and everyone dinghies over to it for appetizers. BYOB

A lot of us belong to other clubs which raft up like we belong to the C&C Owners club and also keep our boat at the Maryland Yacht Club so I am quite familiar with the concept of rafting up and partying as thats how they all tend to do it. WE do this all the time. Its a great way to see others boats and look inside as well as see others set ups for ideas. Some of the best chinese fire drills I have ever seen was watching rafted boats swing around one anchor when a storm rolled through. Or watch out for them when they drag and cannot get untied and apart fast enough.

For safetys sake we generally do not like to raft up with more than three boats on one anchor, but occasionally do it once in while when light winds and no storms are forecasted. We do have a dinghy on davits that follows us where ever we go so we would have some mobility and would be able to pick other up who do not have one.

Do any of you know areas that have land picnic tables or pavillions or such that we could meet at in the event we have a raft up close by? I think I identified a couple in Langford Bay (Chester River), Rhode River (close to High Island), how about Quiet Waters Park on Harness Creek (South River), Shawn, Isnt there a place in The entrance of the creek leading into Still Pond?, Is there a place we can land on the Wye ( Dave you spend a lot of time there).

Donna....saw you picture in Spinsheets...

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