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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2023 7:54 pm    Post subject: 03/05 - 03/07 - Hontoon Island Gathering St. John’s River
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Welcome to our 11th Annual Gathering at Hontoon Island on the St. John’s river near DeLand Florida. Always look forward to getting together with our fellow C-Brats here in Florida. Now for the good news….there was no further damage to the park this year from hurricanes. The not so good news is that repairs have not been completed from last year. At this time there will be no overnight docking at Hontoon unless the contractors finish the rangers dwellings. If like us, you have paid for a reservation, you should be getting a refund. The park docks are open in the day time hours, restrooms and showers are operational.


We had a great time last year under the same conditions. Some anchored out and some made reservations at one of the 3 marinas in the area. We will hold our silent auction on Wednesday. Of course we always have speakers and other activities. More details in January.

Devin, the park manager is extremely excited to have us back again. Looking forward to meeting new and returning C-Brats.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2023 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much for the "efficiency" of the Florida Park Service. They could have moved some trailers and or sheds to be an "office" to keep the park running and would have come out ahead. I know how the Fl. Park Service works and I guess I should not be surprised!

We hope to be there as we were last year, with the RV--perhaps, with the Caracal Cat. We usually get there the Friday before the gathering and leave the Friday after, and has stayed the last 2 years at the ex KOA RV park and Marina by Ed Stone Park RV launch.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2023 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't heard anything yet about our reservation. Surprised they haven't been able to get this finished. They still have some time, so maybe it will be. Colby
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2023 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d like to come visit with my little ranger 21 to learn more about the c-dory.

Is this a midweek gathering?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2023 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You’re welcome to come to the gathering…we usually have at least one Ranger Tug participant. Mid week works the best for the marina. Tom
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2023 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! Will make reservations.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2023 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bringing this up again hoping that the administrators will set up an announcement and signup for the event. I sent them PM’s but perhaps did something wrong. I definitely appreciate this web site and all the hard work the administers do.

Thanks ….Tom on the C-Otter
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2023 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're looking forward to joining the group at Hontoon.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2023 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologize for not getting your cruise info set up yet. I have been half way across the country dealing with a family issue for the past week but will be back home in a few days.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2023 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem….family always comes first.

Thanks 😊 Tom
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2023 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Devin the Hontoon Island Park Manager sent me this photo of the new mattress and sheets that the group paid for at last years gathering. We also bought a small LP tank for the camper that is used for the campground host. These much needed items were only possible because of donations from C-Brats. Over the years we have donated thousands of dollars to our favorite host park for park improvements.

The park staff always look forward to our gathering almost as much as we do.

Thanks from Devin and his crew!

Tom and Joyce on C-Otter
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2023 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Tom and Joyce,

Thank you for coordinating this one. We should be able to attend. We are working at the park as marina hosts November, January, and February, and we will still be nearby for the gathering. Count us in!

Ken and Claire Oravsky
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2023 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ken
Sounds like your going to have a nice warm winter. Hontoon is a swell place. Joyce and I will be on the St.John’s river the week of Thanksgiving with the C-Otter. If you would like to get together sometime during the week give me a call. We’ve made a bunch of modifications and need to do a shake down cruse.
Tom 352-789-0201
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2023 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got you a front page announcement and a signup list done using my phone in the airport. That’s not too bad for an old guy. I will get the link to the discussion in the signup info when I get home.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2023 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the extra effort for our gathering.

C-Brats are the best……Tom
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