We’re having a SPLASH-IN cook-out
on Saturday, October 24, 2015
and we hope you can come!
Fun and Games!
Lunch around 12:30 PM. Nothing fancy, but plenty of 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 the coordinates below or “tar bay va”)
- 37.305º -77.215º
- N 37º 18.2909′ W 077º 12.8966′
- N 37º 18′ 17.45″ W 077º 12′ 53.79″
Radio frequency: 123.45
Street address: 10463 Jordan Parkway, North Prince George, VA 23860.
Fresh water, but 3 foot tide. High tide on October 24th is at 12:58
PM. Sunset will be at 6:20 and low tide at 7 :41 PM.
Look for the orange windsock on our pier and call “Taj Mahouse” or “Maxwell” on 123.45.
If the wind is from the east, please consider approaching over the trees between the marina and the houses instead of right over the houses. If the water is glassy, one good approach is to use the small, flat island in the middle of the bay as your LVR. Here’s a quick video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96n2kH3tqwA&feature=youtu.be
SeaReys, Aventuras, and other small tailwheel amphibs can taxi across the sandy beach and onto Neal’s lawn next door, with plenty of room. Use LOTS of power on the sand.
Nosewheels and amphib floats probably should leave the gear up and tail in. (The tide will start going out around 1:30 PM, and you’ll probably want to be pointed outward by then.)
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. (There’s only 1 buoy, so bring an anchor if you’ll need one.)
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).
We’re looking forward to seeing you on the 26th of September! If you need to RON, no prob.
= Don & Carol Maxwell
RSVP if coming.
Here’s the Fall 2014 splash-in:
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.) There’s also a lovely, private 2,000 foot grass field about 2 miles north of us. Let me know if you’d like to land there and I’ll put you in touch with the owner.
P.P.S. Please pass this on to other seaplane pilots who might be interested in coming.
Rain Date: if the WX sux on October 24th, we’ll try again on the 25th. And if that doesn’t work, then possibly in November. Those are the best midday high-tide weekend days here this fall.
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