Bimini Trip 2013

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Odyssey, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. ardeprint

    ardeprint Member

    688
    Nov 1, 2010
    Miami, Florida
    2003 Formular 40PC and a 185 SRX 2002
    T Yanmar 440's with V-Drives / 4.3 Mercruiser with Alpha I
    How far out did you make it?
     
  2. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Not far Robert, I had to make decision in just about zero visibility in heavy rain and big waves :(
     
  3. Kendall

    Kendall Member

    367
    Feb 3, 2009
    Lake Wylie SC/SC Coast
    2006 260DA
    "WET BAR"
    Generator

    Tow Vehicle:
    2006 F-350 Dually 4X4 Diesel
    350 MAG w/Bravo III
    Was it just a bad storm at the inlet that was making it bad? If so you might could head back and check again. With winds out of the SE you should be ok out there....but I'm at my desk trying to live through you guys....

    Did the others head out from WPB?
     
  4. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Bad everywhere this a.m., prob is wind direction changes sat night for the worse for several days
     
  5. ardeprint

    ardeprint Member

    688
    Nov 1, 2010
    Miami, Florida
    2003 Formular 40PC and a 185 SRX 2002
    T Yanmar 440's with V-Drives / 4.3 Mercruiser with Alpha I
    Lance that Sncks!!!

    I know how excited you where and how much you had to accomplish to get here. That inlet can get bad, specially with a storm, but once you get out it should improve. Of course that is easier said than done.

    I am clinging to a glimmer of hope, but it seems I will be cancelling later today. Since I was scheduled to arrive friday I am hoping Big Game will give me till later today. I have seen the weather shift before so maybe Mom nature may change her mind. I hope you can make the best of your trip down here. If you do go South to Boca Chita, go early! Don't wait till Saturday, It will be crowded and you may not have a place to tie up to.
     
  6. ardeprint

    ardeprint Member

    688
    Nov 1, 2010
    Miami, Florida
    2003 Formular 40PC and a 185 SRX 2002
    T Yanmar 440's with V-Drives / 4.3 Mercruiser with Alpha I
    Just a thought!!!

    How about leaving Thursday at dawn and coming back Saturday?
     
  7. Kendall

    Kendall Member

    367
    Feb 3, 2009
    Lake Wylie SC/SC Coast
    2006 260DA
    "WET BAR"
    Generator

    Tow Vehicle:
    2006 F-350 Dually 4X4 Diesel
    350 MAG w/Bravo III
    I guess the camera view can be deceiving but that looks nice and smooth and the wind is very low.
     
  8. I'm watching/waiting for Lance to go by holding a sign saying.... F-U Wayne. :lol: .
     
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  9. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    I'm at the pool drinking wayne.......lol. Robert, thats a thought, get back to ya.
     
  10. trit21

    trit21 Active Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Live, Orlando: Boat, Ft. Pierce
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    Trip is being cancelled not because of today tomorrow or even Saturday but the return on Monday. Of course it is only a forecast and it looks like things are starting to change for the better but they were reporting 5-6' seas at 5 sec.
     
  11. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Keep us posted Tom, we're just hanging out at Bahia Mar in FTL
     
  12. trit21

    trit21 Active Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Live, Orlando: Boat, Ft. Pierce
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    I have cancelled. I have no other plans to do anything else but I think Randy was thinking about going to Boca Chita or something along those lines. We will not be coming that far south as the seas limit us going that far since we are in Ft. Pierce. If the seas calm down a bit, which I think they will, we may go offshore fishing but in the Ft. Pierce area. If it does not look like it will calm down for this weekend, we will probably stay home and have mojitos by the pool.
     
  13. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    I hear ya Tom, as of now we're staying here tonight, just about aggravated enough to put on trailer in a.m. and go home :/
     
  14. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    I'm really sorry for you, and everyone else on the trip that things aren't working out. :( It's a holiday weekend and you're not working. Try to make the best of it!!!
     
  15. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Just got through to BBG, officially canceled :( Took 4 hrs to get reservations, but that's common for them, time to get my drink on!!!!!
     
  16. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Thanks Shaun ;)
     
  17. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    If ya get bored this weekend, take a road trip up my way and we can have a drink!! Sunday we are probably going to go hang out at the sandbar most of the day if you (or any others) wanna come join!
     
  18. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
    Did you think about heading south the Key West or Islamorada? Not sure how far from where you're at but I figured since you're down there and did all that work to the boat maybe it's shot at some good water and cold drinks.
     
  19. barryg

    barryg Member

    962
    Jun 24, 2007
    Fort Lauderdale
    2005 320 Sundancer, Garmin 5208
    Twin V-Drives 350 Mags
    I know how much you were looking forward o the trip, but it's always best to be safe... It's always hit or miss unfortunately... and this weather system is very unusual to be like this all day every day.. Are you staying down here for a few or heading back?
     

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