Cape Coral FL

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by acp, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. acp

    acp Member

    35
    Mar 6, 2017
    Fort Lauderdale
    340 Sundance 2001 Dinghy AB 8HP Johnson
    mercruiser 7.4
    I just purchase a lot in the are of Cape Coral NW and I am building a house moving there from Ft Lauderdale My question I am on the NW Spreder Canal any body familiar with the are. I have a 2001 340 Sundance and like to take it with me from. I don't know if the canal entrance from Matlache is deep enough. I draw 3 feet I have ask the marina in the are they said no problem I mett a gentleman in the FT Lauderdale boat show said no way. In the are I have not seen a lot of sail boat or cruiser boats. It sail boat canal no brige or power line.
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  2. rmlsll

    rmlsll Active Member

    175
    Oct 11, 2009
    Saugatuck MI / Cape Coral FL
    340 Sundancer 2004 /
    240 Sundeck 2007 /
    10' Zodiac
    Twin 8.1 merc,. V-Drive /
    5.0 merc., bravo 3
    I winter in the SW cape coral area and have been in your area by boat a few times. Depending on tide, you could get a 340 in and out of the canals but definitely would want to keep your head on a swivel. Even after you get out to matlachi pass you will have skinny water to contend with. I would vote no. Get a deck or pontoon if you want to beach / restaurant hop.
     
  3. acp

    acp Member

    35
    Mar 6, 2017
    Fort Lauderdale
    340 Sundance 2001 Dinghy AB 8HP Johnson
    mercruiser 7.4
    Ok Thank You I hate to get rid of my boat but it is what it is. What most people use to go around the island like Costa, Captiva ect. My wife don't like pontoon and not to fund of deck boat either. I will be moving north of the seven Island on Spreder canal. Can you recommend places to go by boat and hang out sandbar, beaches.
     
  4. rumrunner

    rumrunner Member

    279
    Mar 27, 2007
    Lake St.Clair, Michigan
    1996 33 Searay Sundancer
    Mercruiser 7.4 MPI
    I would recommend a day boat, maybe a 18 - 22 ft. Center console (With a potty!). Can't get the big boats into the beaches and bars. So many cool places down there... My parents live there, no issues taking a 20 footer to Ft. Myers!
     
  5. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    We have spent a lot of time in Cape Coral...I would agree a center console is the way to go if looking at day trips
     
  6. rmlsll

    rmlsll Active Member

    175
    Oct 11, 2009
    Saugatuck MI / Cape Coral FL
    340 Sundancer 2004 /
    240 Sundeck 2007 /
    10' Zodiac
    Twin 8.1 merc,. V-Drive /
    5.0 merc., bravo 3
    I would say that 75 percent of the boats anchored near shore in the gulf are center consoles and deck / bow riders, 30' or less. We typically go north out of red fish pass to north captiva (miles of beach there). You will be going around the top of pine island, past bokellia then you can go out just north of cayo costa or head south to pelican bay. incredibly beautiful waters and good fishing too.... If you go south past Matlacha stay on the markers !!!!
     
  7. acp

    acp Member

    35
    Mar 6, 2017
    Fort Lauderdale
    340 Sundance 2001 Dinghy AB 8HP Johnson
    mercruiser 7.4
    Thank You guys I think I have to put my boat for sale.:(:(
     
  8. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Or sell that lot and buy one in the SE or SW area. You won't have a problem there.
     

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