CSR Northeast Flotilla 2016

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Alex F, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Greetings to all,

    Learning from the past that some preferred places get booked before we had our plans formed, I’d like to start planning our flotilla much earlier now.

    WHEN:
    The “CSR Northeast Flotilla 2016” will be held on the week of July 30th to August 8th
    The “Feast of the East” will be scheduled for Saturday July 30[SUP]th. [/SUP]We will start setting everything up around 5pm and have the official party kick off at 6pm.
    Updated 6/21/16: Everything has been arranged with Taylor's Island: (http://taylorsisland.org/)

    FINAL ITINERARY:
    Updated Itinerary as of 2/2/16:
    Port 1: Shelter Isl (Rafting in Coecles Harbor)
    Port 2: Vineyard Haven MV (Rafting in Lagoon Pond)
    Port 3: Hyannis (Rafting in Lewis Bay)
    Port 4: Montauk (Rafting in Lake Montauk)

    Day 1 (7/30) - Shelter Isl (Feast of the East)
    Day 2 (7/31) - in SI
    Day 3 (8/1) - SI to MV ~ 85NM (4-5hrs cruise)
    Day 4 (8/2) - in MV
    Day 5 (8/3) - in MV
    Day 6 (8/4) - MV to Hyannis ~ 20nm (1hr cruise)
    Day 7 (8/5) - in Hyannis
    Day 8 (8/6) - in Hyannis
    Day 9 (8/7) - Hyannis to Montauk ~ 85-90NM (5hrs cruise)
    Day 10 (8/8) - travel to home port day.

    Docking Arrangements:

    Considering the fact that all of the ports in our itinerary include option of protected anchorage, based on the feedback I've received so far, we plan on having a raft in all 4 ports. However, those who wish to stay in a nearby marina, feel free to make your reservation.

    To bring back some great memories, here are the links to our previous Flotilla and rendezvous:

    http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/71232-CSR-Northeast-Flotilla-2015

    CSR Northeast Flotilla 2014 - Club Sea Ray

    CSR Northeast Flotilla 2013

    http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/48509-LI-Rendezvous-2012

    http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/39267-LI-Rendezvous-2011

    http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/27467-LI-Rendezvous-2010


    Who's signing up for our official CSR Northeast Flotilla 2016?

    List of Participants for the Flotilla:
    [CSR name]: [crew names], [boat info], [Traveling From], [Docking in Port 1], [Docking in Port 2], [Docking in Port 3], [
    Docking in Port 4], [Table Offerings]
    1. "Alex F": Alex and Jelena, Michelle(19), Daniel(11), "Inspiration" 420DB, Norwalk CT, Raft, Raft, Raft, Raft, Tray of Chicken Parm
    2. "Larry": Larry and Melina, Greg (13), "Miss Melina" 330DA, Norwalk CT, Raft, TBD, TBD, TBD, Tray of meetballs
    3. "Greg": Greg and Colleen, Tiffany(18), Ashley(13), Zachary(13), "Lady TAZ" 480DB, Hudson River, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD, Tray of sausages and peppers.
    4. "Havana Shamrock" Joe and Martha, kids TBD, Dublin (Kerry blue Terrier), "Beach Inn" 500DB, Hungtington, Raft, Raft, Raft, Raft, bbq hot and not hot wings
    5. “Vise Aversa”: Vinny and Robin, Vincent (15), Michael (14), “Vise Aversa” 520DB, Montauk, Raft, Raft, Raft, Marina, TBD
    7. "freeholdglass@yahoo.com": David and Marina,"Stocks & Blonds" 410DA, Sea Bright NJ, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD, TBD
    6. "h-gerry": Harold and Arlene, Daniel (7), Chelsea (Black Lab mix), "Zuzu's Petal's II" 400 EC, Oceanside NY, Raft, Raft, Raft, Raft, plates, utensils, solo cups, paper towels, napkins, garbage bags and table clothes.
    7. "Russ Calasant": Russ and Lisa, "Debtfinder" 460DA, E. Greenwich RI, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
    8. "Busterman": Ross and Yulia, Maya(7), Eva(4), "Boat-RYME" 390EC, Mystic CT, Raft, Raft, TBD, TBD, tray of pulled pork
    9. "Lataga": Dean and Tammie, Michael (12), Stephanie (8), and Maxwell (5), "Arrr & Arrr" 320DA, Stratford CT, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD, "mild heat Jerk Chicken"
    10."Xplicitlnck": Jonathan and Donna, Paisley (2), "Paslie's Play Pan" 1998 330EC",GSB, Raft, Raft, Raft, Raft, Flank Stake.
    11. "Masterfab": Dale and Tina, "Mustang" 340DA, Upstate NY, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
    12. "Be_Prepared": Ron and Pam, son Brad(23), "Beginnings" 340DA, Mattapoisett MA
    , N/G, TBD, TBD, N/G, TBD
    13.
    "rcmafgny", Ron and Wendy, "Knot for SaIIl" 330DA, GSB, Raft, Raft, Raft, Raft, Antipasto platter
    14. Jeremygavin": Jeremy and Stephanie, Mia (8) Lexi (6), "Flipper" 340DA, Falmouth Cape Cod
    , N/G, Raft, Raft, TBD, N/A
    15."swaterhouse": Scott and Roseann, Jenna(3), "Daddy's Toy" 44DA, New Bedford, MA
    , Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, cold tortellini salad with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese and some type of dessert and probably an appetizer.
    16.
    "cwiert": John and Cheryl, kids Cora(9) and Ava(7), "Corava" 400DB, Westbrook CT, Raft, N/G, N/G, TBD, fruit salad and a few packs/boxes of hot dogs
    17. "tdshafer": Todd and Sherri, Ryan (12), Justin(10), Sabrina (8), "Sea Ya Later" 330DA, GSB, TBD, N/G, N/G, N/G, tray of something from Tommys place
    18. "Harmony2015" : Bob and Carol, "Harmony" 420DA, Jersey City NJ, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, green salad and tortellini salad
    19. "Cfd95": TBD, "TBD" 310DA, Northport NY, TBD, N/G, N/G, N/G, TBD
    20. "Tonykdr": Anthony and Jaime, Emily(6), Possible Dogs, "Dancing Em" 340DA, Huntington, Raft, N/G, N/G, TBD, TBD
    21. "Karicol": Ric and Kathy, "Katricol" 540DA, Mystic CT, Raft, N/G, N/G
    , N/G, chicken cacciatorie with ziti and garlic bread, and a red wine
    22. "Gary B": Gary and Gina, crew TBD, "Salty Dog" 520DB, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, TBD
    23. "GLM Group": Gary and Chien, kid Vivian(5) and one on the way, "Family Affair II" 390EC, Westerly RI, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, TBD
    24. "csnaik": Sekhar and Archana, Ajay(13), Yash(9), Sanjana (5), "Summer Sealution" 460DA, Mystic CT, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, Chicken Curry, Desserts
    25. "N/A": Rich and Tracy, Kyle (16), "Next Friday" 41 Formula, Norwalk CT, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, TBD
    26. "N/A": Phil and Jill, and two girls (age tbd), "Nan-Overboard" 340DA, Norwalk CT, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, TBD

    Legend:
    TBD = To Be Determined
    N/G = Not Going
    N/A = Not Applicable

    VHF Communication:
    69- primary channel to communicate with the group.
    16 - is always on. This will be the channel to use in case if we don't get response on 69. Once the communication is established with a vessel we'll ask to switch to 69.


    NOTE: This page will periodically get updated with important information. Please check here once in a while.

    I'm starting to work on Daily Compass. Here's what I have so far:

    Coecles Harbor Anchorage - Look for #1 in the picture.

    Coecles_HBR_Anchorage.jpg

    Bring water guns and playing cards.

    Daily_Compass_2016_Day1_P2.jpg

    Daily_Compass_2016_Day2_P3.jpg

    Daily_Compass_2016_Day3_P4.jpg

    Daily_Compass_2016_Day4_P5.jpg


    FAQ (this is mostly for new people who didn’t have a chance to join us in the past)

    Q1: How do I sign up?
    A1: Simply post in this thread or PM me stating that you wish to participate. We'll need the following basic info, which will be placed on the first page in the list of the participants (table offerings can be left alone for now, as it will be addressed much closer to the Flotilla date):
    [CSR name]: [crew names], [boat info], [Traveling From], [Docking in Port1], [Docking in Port2], [Docking in Port3],[Table Offerings]

    Example:
    "Alex F": Alex and Jelena, kids Michelle(19), Daniel(11), "Inspiration" 420DB, LIS area, Raft, Marina, Raft, TBD


    Q2: How’s a Flotilla different from a regular Rendezvous?
    A2: The group will not just meet up at a marina, but we will travel from port to port as a group and our destinations will be mixed between marinas, mooring and/or just anchorage in a beautiful cove or designated anchorage area.

    Q3: Am I obligated to stay with the flotilla the whole week?
    A3: Absolutely not. Anyone should feel free to join the flotilla and take off anytime they desire, or their schedule allows. We perfectly understand that you have other commitments/obligations.

    Q4: Do we have to travel together from port to port?
    A4: No. It’s obviously a lot more fun (and not to mention safer) to travel as one caravan, but if you wish to run on your own schedule (e.g. arrive to a destination earlier or later), feel free to do so and we’ll see you there.

    Q5: What we do (activities wise) once settle in a port?
    A5: We always try to come up with a list of fun activities that might interest most people. But, don’t forget that this is your vacation time and if you wish to do something totally different, by all means, we’ll sea ya later.

    Q6: How’s dining arranged for the rest of the trip (after the official feast)?
    A6: In the course of the whole week we’ll have mixed ways of dining. There are nights when we just want to have BBQ party (either on the rafted boats or a marina), but for the most part we’ll dine out as a group in fine local restaurants that will be able to accommodate our group. Thus, advanced reservations (at least one day in advance) will be necessary. But, as always, if you’d like to have your own arrangement, feel free to do so. No hard feelings.

    Those are just few that came from the top of my head. Have more questions? Feel free to ask.

    Cheers,
    Alex.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
  2. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    I'm in!
    Donna and myself
    Your itinerary looks perfect!
     
  3. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    Alex,
    don't forget jonathan.

    i have a question to pose for the group, while I love the idea of seeing all of the places listed, I also wonder about staying longer at each of the "choice" places and reducing the trip to just 3 ports. There are times that I would have liked to enjoy a destination for just a little longer, but it was time to head on. Thoughts?
     
  4. be_prepared

    be_prepared Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    237
    Oct 12, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2002 Sea Ray Sundancer 340DA
    Twin Mercruiser Horizon 8.1 inboards
    This sounds like a great time. We've never participated in one of these, but I think we might be able to make the Vineyard and Hyannis stops, and I'll certainly be following the thread as it develops. "Be_Prepared": Ron & Pam, son Brad(23), "Beginnings" 340DA, Mattapoisett, MA
     
  5. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    I guess I type too slow.
     
  6. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    I feel the same as Harold it seems as if we have just settled into a routine at 1 port and before you know it it's time to wake up early and break the raft. I wouldn't be opposed to less ports and longer stays this year. Especially since we have " days at sea" for the longer haul.
     
  7. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Jonathan who?????........See what happens when you don't show up for 2 years? :smt043

    Sorry, my friend. clerical work is not my forte. I had you on the spreadsheet, but missed it on first page. It's updated now.

    It's an idea, Harold. Which port do you propose dropping?
     
  8. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    That is a tough decision. They all have their attractions. My choice would be to skip Block. It is nice, but just did not quite do it for us. The problem then becomes the run home gets real long. We will likely use Greenport or Montauk as a stop over on the way home anyway, so that could be our mid point from MV or Hyannis.
     
  9. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Here are the lates votes I've gathered so far.

    image.jpg
     
  10. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Hey Ron, welcome to flotilla. I added you to the list. You better "Be_Prepared"...:lol:....sorry, I couldn't resist. Cool user name. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    I kind of like your idea. So, the itinerary would look as follows:

    Port 1: Shelter Isl
    Port 2: MV
    Port 3: Hyannis

    Day 1 (Sat 7/30) - Shelter Isl (Feast of the East)
    Day 2 (Sun 7/31) - in SI
    Day 3 (Mon 8/1) - SI to MV ~ 85NM (4-5hrs cruise)
    Day 4 (Tue 8/2) - in MV
    Day 5 (Wed 8/3) - in MV
    Day 6 (Thu 8/4) - MV to Hyannis ~ 20nm (1hr cruise)
    Day 7 (Fri 8/5) - in Hyannis
    Day 8 (Sat 8/6) – in Hyannis
    Day 9 (Sun 8/7) – Hyannis to home port

    How does this look for the rest of the group?
     
  12. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Member SILVER Sponsor

    744
    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    We are in for at least some of the trip. I will have to see how work plays out as we get closer to see how much time off I can manage. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. If you need any local help or knowledge as we move forward with plans please don't hesitate to ask.

    Jeremygavin": Jeremy and Stephanie, Mia (8) Lexi (6), "Flipper" 340DA, Falmouth Cape Cod
     
  13. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Member SILVER Sponsor

    744
    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Ron,
    It is a great group of people and is a lot of fun. Welcome to the group.
     
  14. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Sounds great, Jeremy. Got you on the first page.
     
  15. Busterman

    Busterman Member

    100
    Jan 13, 2013
    Mystic, Ct.
    1995 Wellcraft CMY
    2010 310 HB, 25 merc
    Caterpillar 435's, 550 hrs
    Hi guys,
    Like Harold and Joe, I could stand 3 ports too. I'd probably skip block as well. I'll be going to Montaulk for a few days after the flotilla regardless of the other destinations. My votes thus far. Excited about Hyannis too.

    VH/LP - P1
    VH/LT - P2
    OB. -P3
    Edgar. -P4
     
  16. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    our votes:

    P1- VH (Lagoon pond)
    P2- VH (Lake Tashmoo)
    p3- OB
     
  17. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Active Member

    385
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    Great idea planning early! We were not able to get our days off/trip plans to coincide with last years trip but we will likely join at least part of it this year.

    For MV my vote is Tashmoo, then Lagoon pond

    "swaterhouse": Scott and Roseann, Jenna(3), "Daddy's Toy" 44DA, New Bedford, MA



     
  18. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    That's not fair! I was there for the first flotilla And I was the life of the party! I'm an original flotilliest! That's ok I know or was boring workout me the past 2 years so I'll make it fun again this year!
     
  19. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.

    Welcome aboard, Scott. I had added you on the first page. Stay tuned for any updates.



    Looking forward to it, Jonathan. You've missed some really cool trips, it's time to play a catch-up.
     
  20. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    Alex,
    If we did only 3 ports on the trip and you had the choice, would you spend an extra day in MV or in Hyannis? And why?

    I guess this could be another topic for another vote...... I think I am loosing track of how many things we have to vote on.
     

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