Caladesi Island Trip 2013

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by susanandlance, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. 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.
    You're correct. I called them last year and found out they only have 6 slips. We went over Memorial Day weekend on a Friday and most slips were open. We had no problems getting a slip.
     
  2. 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.
    BritLady - English Sausage rolls sound great. They have an area to grill with a table or two so we can do everything on land or bring our own grills and cook on the boat. I think it will be easier if we bring our own Main Course and then sides/desserts to share but it really doesn;t matter to me either way. We'll be leaving on Friday around 9:30-10:00ish and if I run the inside it takes me 3 hours so we should be there around 1:00.
     
  3. Mystic Dreamer

    Mystic Dreamer Member GOLD Sponsor

    385
    Oct 10, 2006
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2006 44DA
    Cummins QSC-500
    I have a grill I can bring. Bucit, I plan on leaving around the same time Friday if you want to run up together.
     
  4. 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.
    Sounds good for the ride up. I'll bring my grill as well. Are you going to ask your nieghbor about the trip? Mr Brewmaster himself.
     
  5. Mystic Dreamer

    Mystic Dreamer Member GOLD Sponsor

    385
    Oct 10, 2006
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2006 44DA
    Cummins QSC-500
    Great idea to invite my neighbor, he can bring some cases of his St. Pete Brew! http://www.stpetebrew.com/
     
  6. 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.
    Bringing our own main course, but with starters (will make plenty of sausage rolls), sides and dessert to share sounds great to us Bucit. Will also get our son-in-law to make some of his winning alcholic concoctions:) Actually managed to book one of the 6 slips they allow to be reserved today for Fri & Sat as wanted to make sure we had a port side tie. We have the boat BBQ that has "shore legs" too, if we can find it:)
     
  7. 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.

    That was good stuff. Tell him this trip will be a business write off since we will have plenty of taste testers!
     
  8. Mystic Dreamer

    Mystic Dreamer Member GOLD Sponsor

    385
    Oct 10, 2006
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2006 44DA
    Cummins QSC-500
    Well, my wife now reminds me that we will be leaving for California on the 12th of July, so I am out. I really thought we were leaving the following week.

    No doubts this Caladesi trip will be lots of fun. Sorry I have to a bail.

    Brian
     
  9. 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 can't make it, but have a great time in California!
     
  10. 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.
    That sucks Brian but still let you neighbor know. We'd still like to have him and Michelle joins us. I can PM you my cell number if they're interested.
     
  11. Mystic Dreamer

    Mystic Dreamer Member GOLD Sponsor

    385
    Oct 10, 2006
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2006 44DA
    Cummins QSC-500
    Yes, I will let them know, and refer them to this thread. Go ahead an PM me anyway.
     
  12. Wye knot

    Wye knot New Member

    9
    Apr 29, 2013
    Tampa fl
    2000 sea ray sundancer 340DA
    7.4L mercruiser MPI 310 HP
    Thanks for the heads-up Noel's ark... My wife Karen and I are new to this forum and new to a cruiser. We are keeping our new 340 in St Pete and will try to make this weekend. Sounds like fun! Peter Redfern - Wye Knot.
     
  13. 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.
    Hi Peter. Welcome to CSR. Where are you keeping the boat and where do you normally boat? I think we're going to have a good turnout for this trip. Have you boated to Caladesi before? If not we can always have a caravan. Cruising the ICW will take almost 3 hours due to many no wake zones but still a nice ride. I'm sure once we get a little closer this thread will really start back up again.
     
  14. 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.
    Great! You're very welcome, the more the merrier:) We have not been there personally yet, but our son who lives in Indian Rocks Beach regularly takes his boat there he says it's wonderful and a very popular national park.
     
  15. 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.
    I have confirmation from 2 other boaters (a 280DA and a 300 Regal) who will make this trip as well. It looks like we'll have a good group of boats so it should be a good time.


    Boats going:

    Bucit
    Brit Lady
    Kevin27
    Boxerdogty
    Griff4
    Tom - Regal 300
    Alan- 280DA

    Hopefuls:

    Aerobaticflyer
    Big Daddy II
    Susan and Lance
     
  16. 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.
    Lance is hopeful? This was his idea now he not going? Come on Lance come hang out with us!
     
  17. griff4

    griff4 Member

    115
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Hi Brenda and Ned: We always bring a bag of charcoal and some starter fluid. They have so many nice grills there at Caladisi. Usually it's cheese burgers ot hot Italian sausages. Easy to cook and NO CLEANUP! We watched a big 60 foot boat one time at Caladisi. They had a big built-in gas grille on the stern. The boat was packed with friends and the grille smoke was blowing directly into the boats cabins and deck. We felt so sorry for them. We look forward to July at Caladisi. Look over your charts and try and give us an idea of what time you may be passing green marker 35 in Saint Pete Beach. We could wait for you and tag along. Bruce and Ines Griffith
     
  18. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    I'm gonna try Kev, I didn't make these dates, it's basically if Susan can arrange to be off:huh:
     
  19. 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.
    Hope to see you there!
     
  20. 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.
    Me and another boat plan on leaving around 10:00am on Friday which would put us at your marker around 10:45. If it's smooth I may run the outside but since I have another boat following we may just run the ICW.
     

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