Bimini Trip 2013

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

  1. BritLady

    BritLady Active Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    FL West Coast
    2006 - 340 SeaRay Sundancer, Garmin 840XS GPS & Garmin 7401XS GPS
    2013 - Mercury 280 RIB Dink 8'10"
    Inboard 8.1 Horizon Mercruiser & 2015 6HP Tohatsu O/B.
    Sorry to hear you guys are having to cancel, I know how much you were all looking forward to it but...........better safe than sorry. Do hope you all have a good week-end wherever you end up going:)
     
  2. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    I've been following this thread silently since it was started and was really looking forward to hearing stories of your trip. I've very sorry Mutha Nature screwed you over.

    I'm heading to the BVI tomorrow for a 12 day bare-boat trip and am praying the weather cooperates. If it doesn't I may be joining you in the One-Pissed-Off-Cowboy club.

    Good luck and I hope you end up making the best of it.
     
  3. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Right-on Bart, hope your weather is great and we won't have to welcome you to our pissed off cowboy club.....But you can always join it, I'm the damn mayor of it.... ;)
     
  4. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    Finally! A club that will accept me!

    If it's any consolation I'd like to say you have one of the best signature pictures on CSR.
     
  5. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Thanks Bart, I'll trade ya though, could haved used your boat yesterday :)
     
  6. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive
    Sorry to hear the weather is not cooperating, and you had to cancel your trip. Make the best of it, and enjoy what you can. Remember some of us are at WORK! haha
     
  7. kevin27

    kevin27 Member

    762
    Aug 8, 2007
    Orlando,FL/Tarpon Springs,FL
    1989 3600 Convertible. 9'6'' AB rib w/ 25hp 2stroke Yamaha. Furuno nav upper and lower helm.
    2002 Cummins 6BTA 330hp diesel straight shaft.
    Yes at WORK!!! Can't wait to get back to the boat!
     
  8. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Yea, this sucks...........lol Time to upgrade out of this lil 280, nice 360 down here for sale, buh bye Harley Davidson............lmao
     
  9. barryg

    barryg Member

    962
    Jun 24, 2007
    Fort Lauderdale
    2005 320 Sundancer, Garmin 5208
    Twin V-Drives 350 Mags
    Are you staying down near the Bahia Mar for the weekend?? maybe we can get together...

    Barry
     
  10. ocgrant

    ocgrant Member

    43
    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    Princess 46
    3208TA Cats
    To bad to hear about the canceled trip. While I couldn't make this trip I was looking forward to hearing about it from your adventures before I make my first attempt. I am thinking I might try and make it in late June. This weekend I will try and find a place in lake Sylvia to anchor or just outside in the blue water to let the kids have some fun. Being new to FL we are still exploring the area and looking for nice places to chill out. Maybe I will see some of you on the water.

    1991 Princess 46
    H2O Therapy
     
  11. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Barry, We're leaving Bahia Mar this a.m. and heading to West Palm
     
  12. 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.
    Lance, glad to hear you're making the best out of a crappy situation. The weather turned much nicer as did the weekend forecast. How's the weather doing down there?
     
  13. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Nice 5 hr run to West Palm Bch today, weather beautiful, happy memorial day to all my fellow veterans past and present!!!! Thanks for your service!! :)
     
  14. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Hey Joel, I passed you in North Lauderdale today around 11:30 a.m., tryed you on VHF 16, we were headed to Harbortown in Dania Bch, after 2 nights in West Palm Bch, catch ya next time, sucks we didn't see Bimini this trip.
     
  15. barryg

    barryg Member

    962
    Jun 24, 2007
    Fort Lauderdale
    2005 320 Sundancer, Garmin 5208
    Twin V-Drives 350 Mags
    Safe travels back.

    I'll be doing the Bimini Fling to the last weekend in July to Bimini Bay with my son and friend... You should come back and join us all then!!
     
  16. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Thanks Barry, Was on the trailer at 6:45 am and got home at 12:30. Thanks for the invite but one failed trip a yr is all I care to try, too much prep because our boat or us are not near FTL, maybe next year. :(
     
  17. Boulder GT3

    Boulder GT3 New Member

    336
    Jan 28, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale
    56 Viking
    MAN cr1550
    C12
    You made the right call. It was really rough today again. A 38' boat took water over the front and sank. USCG was scrambling to get a cutter there and a 50' SF got there first to haul some people out of the water. Do give it a go again some time it's worth it but know you did the right thing this time.
     
  18. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Thanks GT3, was the worse I've ever been in, but what made it extra bad is a extreme thunder storm with plenty of lightning caught us right after exiting pt everglades inlet on our way out, visibility was near zero, and turning around was more than I ever care to do again in 6+ at 4-5 sec dominate, sayin little prayer surfin back thru the inlet, hoping not to get either side of the rocks.
    ....
     
  19. Boulder GT3

    Boulder GT3 New Member

    336
    Jan 28, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale
    56 Viking
    MAN cr1550
    C12
    Fwiw, which probably isn't much, it is almost always bad at the inlet. You get used to running around the storms. I still hate coming back in when you're surfing between the boats and rocks.

    Don't give up on it. You learned a lot.
     
  20. floriduramax1

    floriduramax1 Active Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Florida
    280DA, Magic Tilt triple axle, 2006 GMC 2500 D/A
    T4.3/ Alpha
    We might be going on this trip in the SF! It will be getting time to take her out for a couple days! I'll be going to FTL in two weeks to start prepping for the trip. We are looking for a new Captain for her for this trip. 70' Mikelson SF that handles like a dream!
     

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