CSR Northeast Flotilla 2016

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

  1. cwiert

    cwiert Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    486
    May 7, 2008
    Westbrook, CT
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    CAT 3116 - 350HP
    Our first Floatilla. Great time, great people.

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  2. Gary B

    Gary B Member

    139
    May 20, 2015
    Long Island
    2007 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11
    Gina and I want to send huge thanks to Alex and Joe! We came by to meet everyone yesterday but not stay. When we were leaving our windlass was not working. Alex and Joe saw our strugglie to lift anchor and came over by dinghy. Alex jumped on board and helped Gina pull the anchor up by hand and saved the day. We couldn't have done it without their help. Thank you!!!!!!

    We were so impressed with the warm welcome we received from everyone at the raft up. We felt las if the CSR flotilla was a big family who welcomed us in. Hope you all have a wonderful trip and smooth seas. Enjoy.
     
  3. JimmyDubai

    JimmyDubai Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Oct 13, 2015
    Dubai, UAE
    Sundancer 290 1996, one big block Mercruiser 7.4 LT
    Simrad Go9 XSE + 3G radar
    One, Mercruiser 7.4 V8, 310 HP
    This is all new to me, incredible pictures.... I hope one day be part of it!!!
     
  4. Robski97

    Robski97 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Always something Gary!!! .. These are great people with a common goal of having a great time on the water and making new friends !!!

    Enjoy everyone

    Rob
     
  5. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    How'd you guys make out with all that rain?
     
  6. cwiert

    cwiert Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    486
    May 7, 2008
    Westbrook, CT
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    CAT 3116 - 350HP
    The feast was great. A few sprinkles, but for the most part, the rain stayed away. We got lucky. Radar looked ugly, but the Sea Ray gods were on our side.
    Unfortunately, we had to leave the Floatilla yesterday afternoon (darn work), and Gardeners Bay was pretty nasty. Very windy, very sloppy, but once we made the turn through the Gut and headed back towards CT, it was much much better.

    Can't wait to do it again next year.
     
  7. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Well, the weather did not cooperate for the ride to MV today. We are now in Block island Contemplating our next move. The sound was a washing machine I believe we had a few 6-7' ers most of the way to Block. Our crew where really under the weather when we where prob 5 miles from block it layed down quite a bit. The weather is very nice now as were rafted (8) boats and some at Champlains marina.
     
  8. cwiert

    cwiert Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    486
    May 7, 2008
    Westbrook, CT
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    CAT 3116 - 350HP
    Sorry to hear about the rough ride. But there are worse places to be stuck for a day or so. We love block. Our fav destination.
     
  9. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Member GOLD Sponsor

    293
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    Block Island sound was not fun yesterday!

    We made it to Newport for a fuel and lunch stop, then continued on "home" to New Bedford. Rhode Island sound was much less chaotic and smoothed out very fast once passing Block. We still basically maintained about 18kts but could have gone faster the last 45 minutes into buzzards bay but my crew was catching up on sleep from the night before so I let them sleep longer.

    It was great meeting you guys, we had a lot of fun right up to Sunday night when we couldn't get any sleep from the rocking and crashing into waves! All part of the boating fun, but not so great when you have a 3-4 hour run home in less than ideal conditions.
     
  10. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Member GOLD Sponsor

    293
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    At least we know the Tito's was at least safe from drowning on the trip yesterday!!

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  11. ShaneOnYou

    ShaneOnYou Member

    361
    Jun 12, 2013
    Merrick, New York
    "Shane On You II"
    2009 43 Sundancer

    "Shane On You"
    2008 310 Sundancer
    Twin Cummings Turbo Diesel Engines, 480hp
    You guys doing alright???


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  12. be_prepared

    be_prepared Member GOLD Sponsor

    196
    Oct 12, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2002 Sea Ray Sundancer 340DA
    Twin Mercruiser Horizon 8.1 inboards
    How do you think the Block Island detour will affect the rest of the schedule? Are you still at "The Oar"?

    We're still going to try to connect in Hyannis during the weekend, although the admiral has indicated that I should get a slip at Hyannis Marina. So we may not raft with you guys overnight, but we'll come out to play during the day if you're there. I think we're going to grab a slip for Friday and Saturday nights, which would overlap with the original schedule. We won't have my 23 year old son (which will reduce the beer consumption on my boat significantly), but I think our Goldendoodle Ellie will make the trip.

    Cheers - Ron & Pam
     
  13. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Member GOLD Sponsor

    293
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    I left them Monday AM, but the last I heard was that if they went to Block Monday (as they ended up doing) they were likely not going to make it to MV or Hyannis. But that may have changed as "the official" plan B for Monday was to stop in Block if the majority were not in favor of continuing past depending on conditions and re-evaluate from there.
     
  14. cwiert

    cwiert Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    486
    May 7, 2008
    Westbrook, CT
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    CAT 3116 - 350HP
    FWIW, we will be back at Block this weekend. Heading there on Friday morning, arriving early afternoon. So if anyone from the Floatilla is still there, we'd be happy to meet up (again).
     
  15. cwiert

    cwiert Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    486
    May 7, 2008
    Westbrook, CT
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    CAT 3116 - 350HP
    I'm going through the GoPro now. Here's another cool shot...

    foatillaraft.jpg
     
  16. AFD

    AFD Active Member

    Jul 29, 2012
    Boston Harbor/Falmouth Ma
    1997 Sundancer 290 The fat beam version
    twins.
    Starboard 5.0 alpha 220HP
    Port 357 alpha 275hp
    4HP Yamaha for Dinghy
    I was wondering how you guys were doing. Glad you stopped in Block. Nantucket sound was terrible on Monday. We left Eel pond inlet in falmouth at about 11:00 to head to oak bluffs and ran straight into snot. 1'-2' seas on the report in the morning from the east quickly became 3'-4' seas in the middle of the sound and larger still outside oak bluffs harbor. We got beat up bad. I told my friends we were not going back out in it if it was still like that when we left but the weather cleared slightly. When it was time to go back at around 8pm. We ran north Into rough water on our way back but it wasn't nearly as bad as the way to the island. Hope everyone enjoys their vacation.
     
  17. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Member

    678
    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2005 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer, 2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    496 Mercruisers with Bravo IIIs, Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    I have spoken with a few of them and they are not going to make it further north than Block. I think they were planning on leaving Block sooner than Friday but that is not official.
     
  18. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    That stinks. Sorry the weather gods were not smiling on you guys this year. Like a previous person said, there are worse places to be stuck at than block island!! Enjoy the rest of the trip folks!!

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  19. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    C'mon you guys...let's see some pix! What's going on out east?!
     
  20. cod

    cod Member GOLD Sponsor

    667
    Nov 25, 2010
    Naples, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge/
    Cummins QSM 11's/
    Wait......you mean they are not able to make it to MV and are all "stuck" in Block Island..... On their boats.............in beautiful clear water........with lots of booze.............. In a beautiful harbor.........with great restaurants........so sad........
     

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