New boat owner on Lake Erie

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by Innominata, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. Innominata

    Innominata New Member

    11
    Mar 3, 2021
    510 Sundancer 2014
    Cummins QSC 550 w/Zeus pods
    I just bought my first boat and am excited to be out on Lake Erie this season. I appreciate all the insight on this forum as I've been lurking for a while now and already picked up a lot of good information in the last couple of months. I just signed the papers today and now I'm working on finalizing the arrangements to ship it up from Florida.
     
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  2. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Welcome. You know the drill. If no pictures it never happened. :)
     
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  3. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    NY (Lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA M-3
    Welcome!
    1st boat eh? Good for you!
    Enjoy.
     
  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Congratulations.... where are you keeping it?... I just switched marinas.... there are slim pickings right now
     
  5. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    1st boat...510DA...hell yeah.

    Welcome.
     
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  6. Mark.60

    Mark.60 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    196
    Sep 6, 2020
    Westbrook Connecticut
    2007 44 sedan bridge
    Cummins qsc 500
    Congratulations, welcome aboard
     
  7. Innominata

    Innominata New Member

    11
    Mar 3, 2021
    510 Sundancer 2014
    Cummins QSC 550 w/Zeus pods
    I don't have pictures of it yet other than what's in the listing. Don't know if it's still up on Yachtworld, but it's the one in Pompano Beach if it's still there. It has a black hull and teak in the cockpit, black sunpad. I live in Toledo and have an application in at Toledo Yacht Club. I know a lot of people around here keep their boats out on Catawba, but I feel like I'd rather have it closer to home and spend more time on the boat.

    It's definitely a big jump into boating, but I already have a captain lined up for the first few outings, even before the insurance company told me I had to! We were kind of going between this and a lake house, so the idea is that we want to be comfortable staying on it for a few days at a time, and I'm also hoping that as I gain experience/confidence the bigger boat will allow us to be out on the water more even if there's some chop.
     
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  8. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Do you have a backup slip just in case ?... Sandusky Yacht club told me two years for a slip if I signed up this year now
     
  9. Innominata

    Innominata New Member

    11
    Mar 3, 2021
    510 Sundancer 2014
    Cummins QSC 550 w/Zeus pods
    I did call a couple places and it seems there are some options. Toledo Beach and North Cape both seem to have some availability. I hear they have a lot of trouble with flooding, though. Bayview Yacht Club is in the same inlet as Toledo Yacht Club and it seems they probably do, too.
     
  10. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Son Rise Marina in Sandusky has one 50’ slip left that I gave up today... floating docks
    Fun times....it will all workout
     
  11. Innominata

    Innominata New Member

    11
    Mar 3, 2021
    510 Sundancer 2014
    Cummins QSC 550 w/Zeus pods
    It sounds like this is case in point that more people keep their boats over that way. I know they have slips at Toledo Yacht Club, and the membership process sounds pretty promising. It'd take me over an hour just to get to the boat over there, as opposed to 15 minutes here in town.
     
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  12. Innominata

    Innominata New Member

    11
    Mar 3, 2021
    510 Sundancer 2014
    Cummins QSC 550 w/Zeus pods
    Blueone - maybe it's none of my business, but why are you moving? I'm totally new to this, and I'm sure there are a lot of things that I don't know I don't know, so I feel like there might be something for me to learn from the reasons behind your move.
     
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  13. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    First boat comes with pods? Feels almost like cheating :)

    Welcome to CSR!
     
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  14. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    We have been in 3 different Marinas in the last 6 years...this new one will be the 4th in our 7th year with this boat. Every move has been because our boating destinations changed... for example we were in St Clair and kept going to PIB every weekend... so we moved the boat to Port Clinton to be closer. The last move is because of management...this is rare and not because of one thing...just a lot of little things
     
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  15. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    966
    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Welcome!
     
  16. Innominata

    Innominata New Member

    11
    Mar 3, 2021
    510 Sundancer 2014
    Cummins QSC 550 w/Zeus pods
    Thanks for all the words of welcome everyone. It'll probably be a while before I will be able to contribute much to the forum, but maybe I can keep you entertained with some new guy misadventures in the meantime.

    I would have been very reluctant to get a boat of this size to start out without pods...
     
  17. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    966
    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    I think you will love the pods.
    Hint, while getting used to docking, you can put the pods in "dock mode" which reduces the amount of throttle you can apply. Just remember to take it out of that mode when you are out of the marina.
    edit:
    added photo
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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2021
  18. Innominata

    Innominata New Member

    11
    Mar 3, 2021
    510 Sundancer 2014
    Cummins QSC 550 w/Zeus pods
    More good tips already. This is why I signed up.
     
  19. marty51

    marty51 Member

    56
    Jul 30, 2008
    Lake Erie west end
    2002 410 Sundancer
    3126 Cats
    We docked in Toledo for over 20 years and have been at Catawba for 20. It's a boaters paradise at Catawba. Many great nearby places to go for the day or weekend. I guess it boils down to how you think that you will use your boat but give the Catawba, Sandusky area strong consideration.
    Marty
     
  20. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives

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