The East Coast Camano Owners (ECCO) association was formed in 2001. As of the spring of 2013, our membership represented more than 70 boats. While many of our members are in fact living and cruising along the U.S. Eastern seaboard, ECCO members live throughout the United States and Canada, and even England, the Cayman Islands and Sweden. States represented include Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin. ECCO president is Pat Hunt of Myrtle Beach, SC. Vice president is Brian Orr of Ascot, Berks, UK, and the treasurer is Lou Black, of Annandale, Va. Lewis Hunt, of Myrtle Beach, is the ECCO Bulletin Board webmaster and Al Rossiter Jr., of Washington, NC, is the ECCO website manager,
WHAT WE OFFER
A web site with information and news about Camanos.
A password-protected bulletin board with archives containing owner questions and answers about a wide variety of Camano systems, and cruises.
The bulletin board now includes an updated Owners' Handbook, maintenance tips and detailed, illustrated instructions for key maintenance items. Discussion areas include Electronics/Electrical; Engines; Help and Advice; Hull and Exterior Items; Interior; Systems; Marina and Cruise Info; Parts, Spares and Service; Running Gear; and Handbook and Maintenance.
An annual Camano rendezvous. Eleven have been held so far, with five in North Carolina and six in the Chesapeake Bay region. In addition, two southern rendezvous have been held in Florida. The 2008 ECCO rendezvous was held in Solomons, MD, and the 2009 rondy was held in Yorktown, VA. The 2010 and 2011 rendezvous were held in Portsmouth, VA, and the 2012 rendezvous was held in New Bern, NC. The 2013 rendezvous will be held in Portsmouth, VA, May 17-19.
A regularly updated emailed membership list containing boat name, hull number, and owner contact information.
A free For Sale public web site listing for Camanos owned by ECCO members.
ECCO welcomes all Camano owners and previous owners of Camanos regardless of location. Annual dues are $25 per boat. To join, click on the membership form above, print it, and fill it out. You may also receive a form via email by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the completed form, along with a $25 check made out to ECCO, to ECCO, 567 Wildflower Trail, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
Once your membership is registered, you will receive via email a membership directory, periodic news updates, and instructions on contacting the Message Board manager via email to set up your Message Board account and password.