MIDWEST MESSABOUT 2005 !!!!
- The 2005 Midwest Messabout will be held on
June 10, 11, & 12 2005 @ Gun Creek Campground
@ Rend Lake in South-central Illinois, USA.
Once again, campspots# 55 and #56
(on the "Cardinal" loop) will serve as
"ground zero' for the activities.
Maps of the campground and reservation info @
Looks like campspot fees are $12.00/ night this
year, which includes the use of a very nice concrete
launch ramp in a sheltered cove. If you want to
leave your vehicle @ the ramp and not get a
camp spot, the ramp fee was $3.00/ daylast year;
don't know if it has increased.
As usual, there will be a "group-effort" Saturday
evening meal. We will all vote on what we want
for dinner (hamburgers and hot dogs) and a couple
of us will run into town for supplies. You may
contribute food or cash if you wish but
there is no requirement to nor will anyone
keep track of who contributes what. I will
be bringing the dessert.
Usually a least a few of us run-over to a local
greasy spoon for breakfast on Sat. & Sunday.
I will be arriving Friday, late morning, and will head for
home late Sunday morning.
Although it can never be guaranteed what boats or how many
boats will show up, this messabout is usually a good
place to see a bunch of home-made boats at one time.
All are welcome; home-made boat, factory-made boat, or
Any questions, drop me an e-mail: