CSR Northeast Flotilla 2018 (Heading to Chesapeake Bay)

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Alex F, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    939
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    We don't mind staying overnight. It's really quiet and not much rocking from the channel. Great sunsets! Definitely not where you want to be in weather. Good mud and sandy bottom that holds really well.
     
  2. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Active Member

    386
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    Thank you so much for this awesome intel - looks like a sweet spot to spend a couple of days after having been on the run for 3 days!!

    The timing on Sunday will likely be an issue. The plan as it is now is to leave the NJ coast Sunday AM.
     
  3. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Tim,

    Thanks a lot for helping out. This is very informative post. I'm taking notes and will study the charts. I'm sure I'll have questions, which I'll post later.
     
  4. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    QSM-11
    Keep in mind that a raft-up on the "outside" of Still Pond, near the mouth of Churn Creek, is almost as good as going inside and the navigation is as easy as it gets; go in, anchor (bow and stern). It can get a little frat-house-like (not that that's a bad thing but it is what it is) on weekends, but if you're showing up on a Sunday, you should be able to get spots on the sandbar--- there is one there too--- as people leave, and it should be pretty well cleared out by Sunday evening. Earlier caveats re: weather apply. Not a show stopper, just maintain situational awareness.
     
  5. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Hard to believe the trip is a little over 2 weeks away!
    Really looking forward to it as I’m ordering spare filters,impellers etc...
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  6. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    738
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Ladies & Gentlemen,

    Unfortunately GT II will not be making the trip. GT is getting pulled 7/17 as we will be having exhaust manifolds & all water side exchanges and After coolers pulled as our EGT climbs up to 1,000 degrees. We have confirmed manifold leakage and intend to follow Cummins newest changes to reworking the system as well as torque pattern with extended studs and increased washers.

    Hopefully this work along with new Boat paint, Prop Glide applied to all running gear, tabs and exhaust ports as well as wheel pitch & cup modifications can put this all behavior nd us.

    Have a safe enjoyable trip & please post daily pictures so the rest of us can follow along. Anyone making it down to KW this winter looks us up as we will be at Stock Island Village Marina again !
     
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  7. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Active Member

    386
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    That is unfortunate, good luck with the repairs.

    Looking forward to getting down there, time is getting closer and closer yet we still have so much to do to get ready!

    After fighting with my E120 (that had radar attached) all last year we thought we resolved the issues, so instead of doing the upgrade we had planned last year we decided to hold off. Well the issues came back with a vengeance early this year so I just completed a full upgrade package. Would have rather have done this in the spring as I could have done it on the many rainy cold days we had, but its done!

    Now we can enjoy a nice weekend in Martha's Vineyard this weekend and then prep the following weekend before we head off on Thursday to meet the group in NYC on Friday!
     
  8. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    John, it’s unfortunate you can’t make it good luck with all the work being done, I’d like to reach out to you later and pick your brain on the gasket repairs.
     
  9. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    738
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Not a problem and will be happy to provide info on what I learn.
     
  10. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    John,
    Sorry to hear about those unexpected repairs. But, I'm sure once all done, she'll be better than ever.

    As we're going through research process on things to do and see, we could definitely use some help of local knowledge. Looking at the ports we're visiting:

    Chesapeake City
    Still Pond
    Baltimore
    St. Michaels
    Annapolis
    Rock Hall
    Fairlee Creek
    Havre de Grace
    Cape May

    ...do you guys have recommendations on "must see/do", places explore by dinghies, place to explore by bikes, places to eat (as a group of 20-25 people).

    Also, what are the cheap places to get fuel in the area?
     
  11. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    939
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    Weather looks like it's going to be a real PITA for the trip, unfortunately. Still hoping to meet up with everyone if ya'll come down, though.
     
  12. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    Going to be lots of debris in the bay over the next two weeks also.
     
  13. katricol

    katricol Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 4, 2008
    LONG ISLAND SOUND
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    Unfortunately Katricol is headed up to cape Ann/ Glouster area then. Would have liked to go on this trip !
     
  14. Larry

    Larry Active Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    Oakland, NJ
    2004 42 Sundancer
    Hydraulic platform
    Cockpit air
    KVH M3
    450hp Cummins
    Scott, I hope I get a chance to see your electronics upgrade on the trip, as this is going to be my Fall/Winter project...
     
  15. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    looks like 1 boat is heading out today making the trek south we'll have 4 boats behind the Statue of Liberty friday night and head out Sat morning to meet up with Alex. keeping a close eye on the weather..
     
  16. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Active Member

    386
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    We are aiming to leave tomorrow AM, we decided against running into 6-8' seas on day 1 for the first 3-4 hours!

    If tomorrow goes well we may get to Atlantic City Saturday night, but that would be a stretch.
     
  17. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Our goal has been to meet up with the group somewhere for at least a couple of days in the bay where it worked.

    We finished the move the bay a week or so ago. Took 9-10 days longer than expected - electrical problem then trying to source parts over the holidays.

    Left the boat last week, back home now - looks like we will finally have resolution on our AC issue - so that opens the door to head back to the bay.

    Will be following the activities, seeing if any connection can work out.

    Been my dream for a couple of years to meet up with this flotilla sometime.

    This is going to be a great trip for the group.

    Mark
     
  18. rcmafgny

    rcmafgny Active Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2008 33 Sundancer; Kohler Gen set; Simrad electronics
    Twin 8.1 Horizons w/ V Drives
    Safe travels guys .wish we had the time to join you .we're heading the other direction for a week!
     
  19. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    ron, you too i hear talk you have a flotilla of your own, you guys all have a great time and be safe.. talk soon.
     
  20. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Can't do much about the weather. But, we're coming.....:)
     

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