Awfully quiet here in the southeast.....

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by ocgrant, Jun 30, 2022.

  1. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    What is everyone doing this summer? I am heading to the Abacos next week for the Bahamas Fling. There has to be more action going on here. Post your summer fun on your Sea Ray!!!!
     
  2. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    12" Axiom and 9" Axiom+ MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Its been a weird year, working A LOT, cool rainy weather earlier in the spring, lately thunderstorms. Boat hauled 2x for various reasons, but almost everything working as it should.

    Was up today doing the last minute clean up/punch list items before the 4th week-end. Filled the boat to the tune of $950 for 160 gallons, and pumped the holding tank (free!).

    4th will be the first week-end on the boat as a family. Looking forward to it!!!

    Abacos sounds AWSOME!!! A couple more years and would love to join you!
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2022
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  3. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    2004 300DA
    5.0 Merc MPI
    Bravo III

    2022 KL Tender
    6hp Mercury OB
    Same here. The city does 4th fireworks from a barge right next to the marina.
     
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  4. Maybe A Dancer

    Maybe A Dancer Became a Dancer 12/23/21 GOLD Sponsor

    523
    Aug 20, 2021
    Florida West Coast
    Started out as MAYBE A DANCER
    Became a Dancer - 12/23/21
    450 DA Sundancer running CAT 3126
    Boat work here continues, however please COUNT ME IN within the next 2 years :)

    BEST !

    RWS
     
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  5. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    12" Axiom and 9" Axiom+ MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Ah! Pride of ownership day/week/year!
     
  6. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Yea been busy also. Some home remodeling and sold the business. But we did/will do some boat traveling - three weeks in the Exumas in May/June, mid July going back to the Abaco then in Sept up to St. Augustine.
     
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  7. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We are staying in Texas over the holidays, not wanting to deal with the travel over the weekend.

    Probably sometime next week will head down to FL for a couple of weeks.
     
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  8. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Oh yea - I'm running the boat over to the pumpout station today - does that count?
     
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  9. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    We have had good luck with the weather so far. We have been out every weekend up till this point. We are heading to the Vineyard today but tomorrow looks like rain. Sunday and the 4th should be nice so we will get out both those days.
     
  10. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Tom, where and when are you going to be in the Abaco? I leave the 7th and retirn the 17th
     
  11. 440 Jim

    440 Jim Well-Known Member

    443
    Feb 11, 2021
    Savannah Bend Marina
    1989 440 Convertable
    Twin 3208T Cats
    Twin 3208T Cats
    Bear Point, Orange Beach, Al. currently. Back to The Office in Savannah next week for a day offshore and a few days of maintenance. Then back to help the kids startup our two new injection machines. Then I may go up to the Oshkosh air ahow and checkout our Runmat booth. Gotta shakedown my 22 Bay, just did alot of motor work. If that is succesful, take it down to Sebastian for a week or so fishing. I do want to hit Carrabelle amd Econfina this year as well. That should get me to mid August at least.
     
  12. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 26, 2008
    Highland Village, TX/Port Richey, FL
    SOLD 2005 420 DA w/T-8.1S Horizons
    2018 Sea Hunt 255se w/Yamaha 300hp
    We're lake boating this weekend and then Gulf boating 13th thru 26th. I do miss having a boat just up the road to use every weekend. Have a jetski behind the house but that gets boring pretty quickly.
     
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  13. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Shooting for around July 15th to head over. I think this trip we will stay in the north Abaco; maybe Green Turtle but that will be about as far south we go this trip.
     
  14. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    We will be leaving Green Turtle on the 15th heading for west end for 2 days.
     
  15. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    I want to fuel and clear in Walkers but they are not really ready yet. So, will probably be in West End OBB on the 15th.
     
  16. DB360

    DB360 Active Member

    221
    Feb 25, 2010
    CAPE CORAL, FL.
    360 SUNDANCER 2004
    BOW THRUSTER
    AXIOM 12 RV
    EVOLUTION 200 AUTOPILOT
    YANMAR DIESEL 315'S
    8 KW KOHLER
    4 HP JOHNSON
    In New England for a few months with 50th High School reunion. Now in Otis Mass. headed to Cape Cod for a few weeks, then to Maine, back to Western Mass & CT. for more family and friends. Finally to Pensacola area to visit my son and his family.
    Just a few miles on the car this year!
     
  17. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Sarasota Fla.
    2019. 250 SDX OB
    300 Verado V8
    We don’t have a boat that’ll make it to the Abocos any longer
    Went to NY for the summer dang it’s hot in Fla July.
     
  18. Korkie

    Korkie Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    2006 340 Sundancer, Garmin 7610, xHD 24" Radar, Shadow Drive AP, VV703
    Merc 496 Mags
    Bravo III Drives
    Been somewhat of a laid back boating season. Have done 2 and still have scheduled our last of 3 annual trips. We did reduce the "running around" quite a bit due to the fuel crunches and stayed pretty local on any given day. Looking forward to our August trip around Point Lookout and up the Chesapeake Bay to Solomons, Annapolis and Deale. This will be our 5th season doing that particular trip visiting at least one new location each time.
     
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  19. Gallf1

    Gallf1 Well-Known Member

    280
    Sep 26, 2018
    Palm Coast, FL
    2000 Searay 380
    Mercruiser 454 MAG MPI 7.4L

    Whaly 270 Hard Dinghy
    Spent winter doing major maintenance on boat, all new manifolds, risers, elbow, raw water impellers, oil and fuel filter change etc etc for a 3 week spring/summer trip from Palm Coast down thru the keys to Fort Jefferson.
    I had all the daily travel legs set-up with reservations and fueling distances.

    As departure time got closer, I nervously kept looking at the price of non-ethanol gas and when it hit the "are you seriously out of your mind" we cancelled.

    Instead, we are trailering our SeaDoo GTX 170 to Islamorada for about 10 days of diving and exploring.
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    Our hope is the price of fuel comes down to our comfort level and then we will do the Keys trip or cross from Miami - banks - Nassau - Exumas in the winter.
     
  20. Brett H

    Brett H Active Member

    339
    Dec 12, 2009
    Formerly Lake Lanier, now Lake Guntersville
    2004 550 Sundancer
    Raymarine e127's
    KVH HD7
    Xantrex SW3024 Inverter
    Vesper AIS
    Siren Marine
    T-800 MAN's (D2848LE403)
    Since un-landlocking from Lake Lanier in November of last year, we explored Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Pensacola and Dauphin Island from Thanksgiving through Christmas. Then in the spring: Mobile, up the Ten Tom to Lake Pickwick, cruised through Lake's Wheel & Wilson, on to our new marina on Lake Guntersville. A round trip to Chattanooga over Memorial Day Weekend. Hosted the adult daughters on Lake Guntersville for the weekend of the 4th. Hoping get to Knoxville by September to finish up the upper Tennessee. Possibly heading back south sometime in 2023, hoping to join in on some of those Bahamas flings. This image is a good representation of what we've covered:
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