Bimini Bahamas Boating Fling June 18-21st...

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by barryg, May 22, 2009.

  1. earthmover17

    earthmover17 New Member

    706
    Jan 3, 2008
    land o lakes florida
    560 sedan bridge
    cat 3196
    We actually rode over with Randy and Cathy on his 44. They were gracious enough to have us. I am still researching keeping my boat in Ft. Lauderdale after the August trip.
    I would watch the weather and if it looks good just go to Bimini. With the speed you make you could cut thru Marathon, get fuel, stay the nite and make Bimini the next day. If you like give me a call and we'll talk.
    Jack
     
  2. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
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    Great pictures keep them coming.
     
  3. JC3

    JC3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
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    Brian, Great Pictures! JC
     
  4. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Really nice pics Brian!

    Randy
     
  5. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    You should have followed them.

    Indeed. Looks like a great time guys.
     
  6. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
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    Wish I could, but staying pretty close to home until this economy changes.:smt089
     
  7. barryg

    barryg Member

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    Jun 24, 2007
    Fort Lauderdale
    2005 320 Sundancer, Garmin 5208
    Twin V-Drives 350 Mags
    OK, Here is also a link to the photos I took from the bimini fling.

    http://gallery.me.com/barry.g#100041

    and those that went should be able to add to these and upload theirs by going to this link:

    barry.g-043y@post.me.com

    Brian, I'm burning a disk to send to everyone who went, and would love to have your photos too, so when you can burn and send me your's and Brandon's too.

    Thanks again to everyone who went and shared the time, knowledge, food and drink and friendship. For those that did not go this trip, there are a few more flings going over to Bimini and of course there is always next year!!

    I'm hoping some how to be able to make it to the Port Lucaya trip in August...

    Barry
     
  8. fsudelt

    fsudelt Member

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    Jul 25, 2008
    Orlando, FL & Port Austin, MI
    2019 230 SLX
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    2006 Malibu Ride XTi
    2007 210 Select
    2007 310DA
    2007 240DA
    6.2L Mercruiser 300HP w/ Bravo III Drives
    We are just waiting of Marlena and Brandon to get their pics to us. As soon as I do, then I'll get all of them (their pics and ours) to you. I guess we can just put them all on Renee's "Me Gallery" and you could get them off there? We'll figure it out.
     
  9. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
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    Barry,
    Great pictures, thanks for sharing. Is that a 240 sundeck that went with you all?
     
  10. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
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    After looking at it more I think it may be a 240BR. The Sundeck has a biger bimini top.
     

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  11. SeaRide

    SeaRide Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Chapin, SC
    1999 230BR
    5.7 EFI/Alpha
    Chuck,

    I believe it's a Regal 2400. Our neighbors have one.
     
  12. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
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    Say it ain't so....

    But the more I look at you may be right, the port window is not right for a Sea Ray. Now if I could see the swim platform we would know for sure. Do they still have the metal poles holding it on?
     
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  13. SeaRide

    SeaRide Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Chapin, SC
    1999 230BR
    5.7 EFI/Alpha
    Nice shots Barry and Chuck yes they still have the metal support struts extending from the transom to the bottom of the swimplatform.
     
  14. fsudelt

    fsudelt Member

    190
    Jul 25, 2008
    Orlando, FL & Port Austin, MI
    2019 230 SLX
    Previous:
    2006 Malibu Ride XTi
    2007 210 Select
    2007 310DA
    2007 240DA
    6.2L Mercruiser 300HP w/ Bravo III Drives
    Yea there were some small boats that came over with us. One was a Baja closed bow but couldn't of been more than 18-22 ft from the look of it. Pretty crazy. Heard this week or atleast the last day or two the seas kicked up down there Talk to someone today that was suppose to go over and never made it.
     
  15. ray306

    ray306 New Member

    171
    Jun 26, 2007
    Hollywood, Fl
    sundancer 350 1990
    502 mpi
    Ok so I'm a little slow in posting pics ....so here goes

    Sunny Daze on the run out of Port Everglades with Miami in the distance


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    I just love it when the gulfstream cooperates and gives us flat seas.

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    Capt. Jack in Bimini along with Marsha and Cathy

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    Mike, Anya, and Randy on the About Time

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    New friends Tom and his daughter Kristen on the Phoenix

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    Everyone relaxing at Honeymoon Harbor just north of Gun Cay. We had six boats in a raft up there. Notice all the red cups full of margaritas. Jimmy Buffet would have been proud and I think we just about wore out the margarita machine that day.

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    Again at Honeymoon Harbor, the crew of the Irish Nole and next to them Barry from Sunny Daze.

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    Crews muster for lunch on the Odyssey while anchored just north of the sunken freighter Sapona.

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    Randy and Jack in the "spa" at the stern of Odyssey. We all spent time in the water at the slip though they didn't tell us that a large number of juvenile lemon sharks had been released in the area until a few days later.

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    I believe a good time was had by all. Thanks to everyone for making it a great trip.

    Ray
     
  16. barryg

    barryg Member

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    Jun 24, 2007
    Fort Lauderdale
    2005 320 Sundancer, Garmin 5208
    Twin V-Drives 350 Mags
    Great Photos Ray,

    Missing those waters and the company already!!!

    Barry
     
  17. Mystic Dreamer

    Mystic Dreamer Member GOLD Sponsor

    385
    Oct 10, 2006
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2006 44DA
    Cummins QSC-500
    I went from St. Petersburg, FL to the Keys on the 18th, then to Miami on the 19th, and then on to Port Lucaya on Saturday the 20th- the way down and crossing was like glass. However, when we went to return on Monday, 15-20kt SW winds and seas 6 ft. That kept us in Port Lucaya another day. Tuesday it was still a strong 15kts so we made it to Old Bahama Bay at West End and decided to give it another day to do the crossing. Wednesday was better, seas 2-4, so we crossed without issue. On the way down to Duck Key to stay at Hawk's Cay, thundershowers and winds picked. Thursday had 125nm of showers to the North keeping us "stranded" at Hawk's for another day. Friday was a little better, but winds still up and some rain- we went up through Channel Five, Florida Bay and on to Marco, and then via the ICW only to find a broken swing bridge at Blackburn Point Sarasota! They opned the bridge by hand (yes that's right, they cranked the swing bridge by hand) and after about a 1 1/2 hour delay, we were heading back North. Friday ended up being a 14 hour day. The trip went from 6 days to 9, but it was awesome. I will start a new thread later and post some pics.

    Brian
     
  18. 29PQ

    29PQ New Member

    10
    Sep 21, 2009
    Rockwall
    29ft PowerQuest 1999
    454 Mercs w/Bravo I's
    What speed did you guys cruise at?
     

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