Cape Coral

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by carterchapman, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Got to meet DPVandy01 today at Tarpon Point! Great to meet you Daniel! Sorry we were packed up and leaving for the day. I leave for Montreal on the early flight in the AM.

    Hoping to meet Carver370 soon as well - he is "wintering" in the condos by our marina and caught a picture of us underway last Wednesday on our post maintenance sea trial.
     
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  2. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I will most likely be there in the next month. Picking up a 58 in Lauderdale and crossing the lake. Any suggestions on where to spend the night?
     
  3. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Depending on how fast you go, you may need to stop at Roland Martin's on the south end of the lake. 5 locks, Channel 13; bridges are Ch 9. My dockmate made it in one day though from Stuart to Tarpon Point in Cape Coral in his 58. City Marina in downtown Ft. Myers usually has the cheapest fuel. How far past Ft. Myers will you be going?
     
  4. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Sunset Marina on the Stuart side, more or less the last marina before starting up the river. Past the last bridge you will have to open in Stuart.

    We have done the trip from Sunset to Fort Meyers City in a day. Carter is correct, midway point is Roland Martins if you don't cross in a day.

    Shallowest water is along the stretch of river westbound after you go past Sunset.
     
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  5. Carver370

    Carver370 Active Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Buffalo Michigan
    1994 Carver 370 Motoryacht
    Twin Crusader 454 - 350 HP Each.
    Im sorry I missed this!
     
  6. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Sorry about my delayed responses. I’ve been traveling so much! I would like to make this trip in a day if possible. I’ll be going all the way back to Texas so it’s imperstice I make the best time possible. That means I need to make good time in the protected waters and this is one of those stretches. I really appreciate the advice and will take all I can get because I haven’t been across th lake before.

    I was thinking of leaving lauderdale and heading to Stuart then crossing the lake the following day. Then head to Clearwater area for fuel and weather to cross to Panama City. Then on to port eads, intracoastal city, then Galveston.
     
  7. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Tarpon Point Marina is where the Caloosahatchee joins the intercoastal. Stop there and you can take the ICW to Boca Grande Pass and then run outside to Clearwater. -110 NM if my memory serves me... then 220 NM to PCB. Treasure Island Marina is close to having fuel back. If fuel price is no object fuel at TPM or stop for your fuel at City Marina in Ft. Myers - better prices. I'll check for you as you get closer - when are you leaving Ft. Liquordale?
     
  8. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I’m shooting for March 8. Having some diesel work done so you know how the timelines move. I really do appreciate all of the advice. I’ll look at all of the options you folks who’ve done that trip suggest.
     
  9. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    We will be with Football Fan at Boca Grande until the 7th, so maybe we can wave at you from TPM as you go by if you don't stop there.
     
  10. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Boca Grande with Carter is as far south as we have planned on this trip.

    When we leave on the 7th, we will be meandering our way north back to Clearwater - keep us posted on progress we may be in the same place as you head north.

    If you find yourself going through the area mid day and want to run longer - Venice (Crowsnest Marina) is a good stop north of Boca Grande pass.
     
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  11. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I’ll make a post for sure once it gets folirmed up. Having 1000hr services completed so it’s taking a while.
     
  12. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
     
  13. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    Were is everyone going I have a problem. Do this quick. 2 new batteries and charger installed, old ones bad. Charger not working checked shore power on dock, wire to boat circuit breaker all good circuit breaker says110 volts. Turned everything on circuit board microwave,refreg., air con., all work even plugs. Unwired battery charger (direct hot wire) put 3 way plug on and plug into outlet on boat all works . Problem no power on direct hot wire had power on old charger what going on help please. 1999 26ft Sea ray Sundancer, Legend 13
     
  14. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
     
  15. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    Hey I am at the other marine Cape Harbor hang at tiki hut
     
  16. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    We did it!!.... We escaped the cold frigid north looking forward to a week in Cape Coral

    86 and sunny just a short 2 hour flight and you get this... You can do it too :)

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  17. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
     
  18. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
     
  19. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    810
    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 15hp Mercury
    Sunny and 25 in Michigan, next week we get to look forward to highs in the mid teens.
    Have fun, have been to that marina several times we usually rent a house just up the river but had to pass this year.
     
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  20. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    We usually rent a house and boat on the canals behind the Westin been doing that for years... This trip we have my daughters wedding here .. We have 100 family and friends in the hotel... Good times
     

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