We’re having a SPLASH-IN cook-out
on Saturday, November 16, 2013
and we hope you can come!
Fun and Games!
Lunch around 1 PM. Nothing fancy, but plenty of good grub: BBQ, grilled burgers, hotdogs, etc., etc.
The Taj Mahouse, in Shangri-la-di-da, on the James River, a few miles east of Hopewell VA. We’re on the east side of Jordan Point, just SE of the Route 106/156 Benjamin Harrison drawbridge. (Google “tar bay va”)
Coordinates: (These coordinates may indicate the wrong house in some online maps. Ours is white; 2nd pier from the south.)
- 37.305000 -77.215000
- 37º 18.300′ -77º 12.900′
- N37º 18′ 17.77″ W77 12′ 53.29″
Radio frequency: 123.45
Street address: 10463 Jordan Parkway, North Prince George, VA 23860. (Google it for an aerial view of the river and the correct house.)
Fresh water, but 2.5 foot tide. High tide on November 16th is at 2:06 PM and low tide at 8:52 PM, so the water should be plenty deep enough for larger seaplanes between 10:30 AM and dark (11:30-dark for PBYs).
SeaReys, Aventuras, and other small tailwheel amphibs can taxi onto the sandy beach. Nosewheels and floats should tail in. PBYs and Clippers anchor or tie up to the buoy in deeper water, and we’ll pick you up with the Large Marge Party Barge & Self-Propelled Seaplane Tender. (Only 1 buoy, so bring an anchor if you’ll need one.)
Maps and low-tide info: http://abstractconcreteworks.com/TajMahouseSeaplaneOps/TajMahouseSeaplaneOps.html
Fun and Games? If anyone’s interested we might try grapefruit bombing or short takeoff, but only if it’s going to be fun for everyone. We have a volleyball, too (somewhere).
RSVP so we can get a food count. Otherwise… take your chances on the grub.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on the 16th of November!
= Don & Carol Maxwell
P.S. If you don’t happen to have a seaplane handy, the roads are quite good here. And W96 (New Kent County Airport) is a few miles to the north. (Courtesy car, or we can pick you up. Call us to coordinate rides.)
P.P.S. Please pass this on to other seaplane pilots who might be interested in coming.
Rain Date: if the WX sux on November 16th, we’ll try again on November 30. (The weather is usually still warm here then.) Those are the best midday high-tide weekend days this fall.
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