BR to Bahamas

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Woody, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Dude! They're going back to Cuba where they still have some form of Capitalism!
     
  2. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    Here's a question. If you were up for a little recreation, and had the option of heading to the bahamas on a bow rider, skydiving, or rock climbing which would you do? Me personally, I would feel safest on the bow rider. What about everybody else? All three are adventurous sort of activities.
     
  3. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Can I kite surf to the bahamas instead?
     
  4. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
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    I hate to disagree, but you need to go back and read both threads. Are you a politician? You're picking some nice sound bites.

    I have not done it in my 240SD yet. I never said I had.

    Again I never advised a blue water boater on how to run their boat. I warned a fellow boater to watch out for the BS that would and has come. I never told somebody to take a 24' boat out in 6 foot seas.

    Yes, I asked why he was in 8 foot Seas. Read his answer. :smt021

    I agree with your comment about giving advise, maybe you need to stick with it, because you have not given any advise in this thread yet. The only thing you have contributed to this thread so far is total BS.:smt009 Do you have anything worthwhile to contribute?
     
  5. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
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    Yes it has! Looking forward to a fun trip.:thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  6. Westie

    Westie Active Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Calgary
    2001 260 Sundancer towed with the power of an IFORCE V8
    7.4 L Bravo III
    Well since I've already been sky diving and rock climbing I'd have to pick the trip to the Bahamas.

    Now how many of you would go two miles offshore in an inner tube? Been there done that too. The things you do when your a teen.:smt101:smt101
     
  7. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
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    Yes, but I think they call it para-sailing. :lol:

    Sorry, but I don't think my 240SD would be able to pull you John. :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  8. unlvrebel

    unlvrebel New Member

    341
    Mar 24, 2008
    Clearwater, FL
    2005 220 Sundeck
    2002 Dodge Durango 5.9L
    5.0 Merc

    Yes it does. But they feed into/from the stowage area under the front loungers. All the water that was standing was surrounded by solid fiberglass in the bow so the only place for the water to go was towards the stern with some making its way into the head and under helm storage areas. Those two areas drain off into the bilge...
     
  9. unlvrebel

    unlvrebel New Member

    341
    Mar 24, 2008
    Clearwater, FL
    2005 220 Sundeck
    2002 Dodge Durango 5.9L
    5.0 Merc

    The Bahamas crossing. I don't really see the benefit of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and rock climbing sounds like A LOT of work. I'd take my chances on the crossing with an EPIRB and appropriate safety gear on my SD.
     
  10. unlvrebel

    unlvrebel New Member

    341
    Mar 24, 2008
    Clearwater, FL
    2005 220 Sundeck
    2002 Dodge Durango 5.9L
    5.0 Merc
    Overall, I'm with the group that says, yeah, it's possible - with the proper planning and the WILLINGNESS to pull the plug if the weather gets the least bit sketchy. On a good weather window, leaving the mainland just before first light I'd bet a BR could make it unmolested.

    I look forward to reading someone elses account with pictures!
     
  11. JV II

    JV II Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 17, 2007
    Newport, RI
    2016 50 Fly
    Volvo Penta D11
    Woody posted a good question. I waited 7 pages with the BS filter on before I chimed in to remind everyone of Woody's question. My posts that followed included no BS about whether I'd do it or not. I have no advise to give on boating to Bimini in a bow rider, because I never did it. Nobody stepped forward to say they had. I did call you out. You had a lot of BS to offer, but no actual experience. There were 7 pages of debate from boaters who never did the trip in a bow rider. Then the post was hijacked. I was curious to hear from the genuine article. I still am. This could have been resolved in 2 pages. Now, if anyone wants to do a search on this subject, they'll read through 11 pages without getting an answer.
     
  12. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
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    Still nothing worth posting about the subject from you, just more off topic BS:smt021. Read the 1st thread and read this thread again. Second time, do you have anything worthwhile to contribute? :huh: Woody's question has already been answered.
     
  13. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Why so critical Chuck? Every post you've made is useless. A couple dozen of them in fact. Before your little yellow guy starts hitting me in the head with a hammer go check them out. I'm starting to wonder if deck envy is the underlying problem.
     
  14. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
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    Woody,
    Sorry, I stooped to some peoples levels of BS.:smt009 I was just replying. The hammer only comes out when the BS meter gets to high. Do we really want to turn this into a big boat/small boat thread?:huh: Is this thread finished yet? Where is that bunny with the pancake when you need him?:grin:
     
  15. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    &
    2012 185 Sport
    &
    2007 Pro-Line 20 Sport
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1 & 135 Honda OB
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  16. surfinjoe

    surfinjoe New Member

    946
    Feb 23, 2007
    Michigan
    220 Sundeck 2007
    350 MAG w/Bravo III
    One point of reference:

    I took my 180 sport 3 miles out at Singer Island, FL. Very nice ride, 3-4' rollers and nothing to worry about....until I got to where I couldn't see land when I was in the trough of the waves....then it was time to turn around.

    My point of view: when there is no land in sight, the brave get weak and the weak get eaten by sharks. I wouldn't even try it unless I had the following:

    1) Self inflating life jackets worn at all times
    2) GPS locator for EVERY person
    3) 2-3 other 'Big' boats with a significant size life boat (boston whaler or Zodiac type)
    4) A lot of experience on the open seas for every captain
    5) A bible
    6) A solid float plan filed with friends, family and the coast guard
    7) Shark Repellent
    8) No brains (just kidding)
    9) Grande Juevos
    10) Rum for when you land and need to calm your nerves
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2008
  17. On Holiday

    On Holiday New Member

    24
    Oct 30, 2008
    Central PA
    It is nice to have a Bible on hand but the Bible wont help you. You should know what is in the Bible prior to leaving land.
     
  18. Morpheus

    Morpheus New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Odessa, FL
    2006 SeaRay Sundeck 240
    5.0MPI Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    In the book of Revelations: God spoke unto thee, thou shall not take thou open bow boat into open waters as thou may parish and be lost forever.
     
  19. uraldyx

    uraldyx Member

    228
    Jul 15, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    1999 210 BR
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser w/Alpha 1 Drive
    240 HP
    Maybe you could use it to hit the sharks if the repellant doesn't work. :grin:
     
  20. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive


    Not sure of your point. You can't touch bottom 3 miles off shore (let alone 300 yards), and people drown in sight of land all the time.
     

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