2008 Jul 18th-Aug 3rd Seattle/San Juan Island/BC Gulf REDZVS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nehalennia II, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    Ok. Seeing how cool the Panama Rendezvous seems to be I want everyone to set this date on there calendars for next Year. From July 15th through the middle of September has always been reliable and beautiful weather. So I propose the 18th of July(a Friday) through Aug 3rd which is SeaFair Sunday. There is two weeks of itinerary to build and depending upon interest, people willing to travel with their boats here or an angle on a local contingent of CSR and Searay Cruising Club NW ( I don't belong ...yet) members, we can make this a truly magical and different rendezvous than many of you have experienced.
    No, not too many white sand beaches but unique quiet anchorages, Buchart Gardens (the most beautiful garden your admiral has every seen-accessible by boat) many idyllic other small harbors.....

    what do you think? :huh:
     
  2. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
    Sounds great. If I leave now, I should get there in time :lol:

    really does sound like a nice trip. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Bridog

    Bridog Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    Previous 220SD, 260DA, 300DA
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Can I have first dibs on rides in your 260DA. :wink:
     
  4. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    it'll give you time to charge your Camera Batteries. Plus I'll find a few harbors for you that we can all moor next to each other and create a SeaRay Navy to fend off the likes of your Marina neighbor :smt101

    You got it! :thumbsup:

    BTW, here's a Webcam of Ganges Harbor, you can control the camera if you like. A little overcast this morning, but this little British Columbia harbour is very artsy and popular mooring for a relaxing time.
    Ganges WebCam

    I'll start working on an intinerary.
     
  5. marqbloq

    marqbloq New Member

    222
    Feb 25, 2007
    Portland Oregon
    2007 320 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7 Horizon VD's
    If you are talking summer of 2008, I am in for sure and in fact my wife and I plan to move our boat to the Sound next summer to explore.
     
  6. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    Yes 2008. This should give everyone enough time to pencil it in, create, adjust and revise any intineraries including warning some marinas the the CSR contingenet is on it's way....... :thumbsup:
     
  7. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    28 year old CLASSIC 300 DA!!
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    Sounds good to me. We MIGHT still own our Sea Ray then? If we hoist a Sea Ray Burgee and put a Sea Ray logo on our Hunter/Catalina/Erickson/J30/C&C/Morgan/Pearson/Newport/S2 or whatever we buy, can we still come along? We've been wanting to do a trip to the San Juans and have been looking for a sailboat to buy. Our initial thought was to buy a 30 footer and sell our current 250 DA. Now we're leaning back towards a smaller sailboat, 27 or so and keeping our Sea Ray. We'd moore it in Lake Pend Oreille. The Admiral suggested that and she's the admiral!! She figures if we sell our Sea Ray and then hate sailing it could be years before we find another one that is as well cared for and running as well as ours. Either way, the boat had to have a trailer for the San Juan trip! We have the tow vehicle which is rarely the case.
     
  8. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    Draft Intinerary
    Two different departure options depending on whether everyone wants to go to SeaFair the final Sunday.
    If we decide to Attend SeaFair:
    Friday July 18th - Arrive to Depart by 2PM at Shilshole Marina, Seattle, WA
    Larger Boats transporting here has a 35Ton lift
    Seaview Boat yard
    Smaller boats have a launch blocks away.

    If we decide to not attend SeaFair:
    Friday July 18th - Arrive to Depart by 2PM at the Swinhomish Slough boat launch, west of Mt. Vernon, WA or Washington Park in Anacortes, WA
    Larger Boats transporting here has a 55Ton lift in Downtown Anacortes CapSante Marina

    Either Leave Seattle 2PM cruise at 22-25 knots Arrive at Lopez Island at 6PM or Leaving the further North Anacortes Location at 3:30PM.
    Lopez Island

    [​IMG]

    Since Anacortes is the Gateway to the San Juan islands it is a short run into them. Seattle obviously is a longer run to get up there, but it's nice cruising through the inside of Whidbey Island. So if SeaFair's a go you'll be close to your rigs when it's all over. If it's not a desire to attend SeaFair(I only go for the Blue Angels so I'm fine to miss it). To me it woudl be more enjoyable for all to burn the fuel in the islands and give us more flexibilty. So let's get some input if we're attending SeaFair, or not, first and will assist in creating an itinerary to maximize what I think you guys would want to see.
     
  9. Just Right

    Just Right New Member

    163
    Jun 5, 2007
    Folsom, CA
    1995 270 Sundancer 2004 F350 PSD CrewCab 4x4
    SOTAR, AIRE & Hyside Whitewater Inflatibles-the "Other
    7.4 B-III
    We've been dreaming about doing the San Juans for years. Just got our our 270DA home and the first thing we said was "let's plan on two weeks next summer for the Sj's."

    Can't wait - we'll be watching this thread...
     
  10. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    Glad to here it. 280 SeaRay is near you. He has considered coming up as well. I want Pictures of the SeaRay Caravan heading this way :thumbsup:
     
  11. Debt-icated

    Debt-icated Member

    100
    Apr 11, 2007
    Spokane, WA
    '12 280 Sundancer
    Tow Vehicle: '12 F-250 Powerstroke
    350 MAG SeaCore
    Bravo III
    Todd,

    This trip sounds awesome, and my wife and I would love to tag along if it works out. This may be a stupid questions as I am not familiar with salt water, but would I need to do anything to prep my "fresh water" boat for salt??

    chris
     
  12. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    Assuming that you don't have a Fresh Water Cooling (FWC) system once we're done with the trip we'd just flush it out as soon as we pull out of the water. You should be fine.
    Where are you coming from?>
     
  13. Debt-icated

    Debt-icated Member

    100
    Apr 11, 2007
    Spokane, WA
    '12 280 Sundancer
    Tow Vehicle: '12 F-250 Powerstroke
    350 MAG SeaCore
    Bravo III
    I think it is fresh water cooled, but i will check to make sure. I would be pulling from Spokane.
     
  14. Man, as much as I love New England, I wish I was closer. This sounds like it's going to be a blast!

    Todd, you are hereby empowered by the East Coast contingent to provide us with complete photographic documentation of this event. The good, the bad and the ugly......... :smt043 :smt043

    Bill
     
  15. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    If it isn't it is a good upgrade. If you do have it then you'll be fine

    Come on Bill.....you have a year.....Like Mike(turtletone) said
     
  16. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    If it isn't it is a good upgrade. If you do have it then you'll be fine

    Come on Bill.....you have a year.....Like Mike(turtletone) said
    I'll have to make sure we bring some dirt with us so the Pictures that I'll show Gary have a murky tint to them :smt043 He doesn't like my pictures. :smt021
     
  17. yeah, Todd, there's just this nagging little problem of employment and paying the bills that gets in the way of that plan.

    Dagnab it....................

    Bill
     
  18. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    Stupid jobs.....yeah I'll have to finagle my scheudle to go for two weeks myself.
    But I have an idea, if you don't go to work, you won't have any money to pay the bills, so you won't have to do that :thumbsup:
    More time for boating. :smt017 Work seems to be a viscious cycle.
     
  19. That's an interesting economic model, but I think I'll have a hard time selling it to my creditors!

    I'll just have to live vicariously through your digital pix.......if I ever break down and get my own camera I'll try to return the favor.

    Bill
     
  20. thunderbird1

    thunderbird1 New Member

    365
    Oct 4, 2006
    Pacific Northwest
    We're interested too -- thanks for planning well in advance. My two kids (4 and 10) will be out of school -- the trip should be a terrific adventure for them! Hauling our boat to Seattle will be expensive, so I'll start saving now. I only have an 80 gal fuel tank, so please plan for frequent fueling opportunities. :thumbsup:
     

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