CSR Northeast Flotilla 2017

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Alex F, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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,

    It’s time to start planning our flotilla trip. Let’s not delay much longer and get the discussion going.

    WHEN:
    The “CSR Northeast Flotilla 2017” will be held on the week of July 29th to August 6th

    The “Feast of the East” will be scheduled for Saturday July 29[SUP]th. [/SUP]Location is Shell Beach (by Westneck Harbor anchorage).

    ITINERARY:
    Port 1 (Sat/Sun): Westneck Harbor
    Port 2 (Mon/Tue): Sag or Montauk
    Port 3 (Wed-Sat): Block

    Docking Arrangements:
    Considering the fact that all of the ports in our itinerary usually include option of protected anchorage, we plan on having a raft in all ports. However, those who wish to stay in a nearby marina, feel free to make your reservations.

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

    http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/76231-CSR-Northeast-Flotilla-2016

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

    CSR Northeast Flotilla 2014 - Club Sea Ray

    CSR Northeast Flotilla 2013

    LI Rendezvous - 2012

    LI Rendezvous - 2011

    LI Rendezvous 2010

    Who's signing up for our official CSR Northeast Flotilla 2017?

    List of Participants for the Flotilla:
    [CSR name]: [crew names], [boat info], [Traveling From], [Docking in Port1], [Docking in Port2], [Docking in Port3],[Table Offerings]

    1. "Alex F": Alex and Jelena, Michelle(20), Daniel(12), "Inspiration" 420DB, LI Sound area, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD
    2. "Larry": Larry and Melina, Greg (14), "Miss Melina" TBD, Norwalk CT, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
    3. "Greg": Greg and Colleen, Tiffany(19), Ashley(14), Zachary(14), "Lady TAZ" 480DB, Hudson River, Raft, N/G, N/G, TBD
    4. "Havana Shamrock" Joe and Martha, kids TBD, Dublin (Kerry blue Terrier), "Beach Inn" 500DB, GSB, Raft, N/G, N/G, TBD
    5. “Vise Aversa”: Vinny and Robin, Vincent (16), Michael (15), “Vise Aversa” 520DB, LI Sound Area, Raft, TBD, TBD, TBD
    7. "freeholdglass@yahoo.com": David and Marina,"Stocks & Blonds" 410DA, NJ, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD
    6. "h-gerry": Harold and Arlene, Daniel (8), Chelsea (Black Lab mix), "Zuzu's Petal's II" 400 EC, Oceanside NY, Raft, TBD, TBD,
    7. "Busterman": Ross, Yulia, Maya(8), Eva(5), "Boat-RYME" 390EC, Mystic CT, Raft, TBD, TBD, TBD
    8. "Lataga": Dean and Tammie, Michael (12), Stephanie (8), and Maxwell (5), "Arrr & Arrr" 320DA, Stratford CT, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD
    9. "Harmony2015": Bob and Carol "Harmony” 420DA, Jersey City NJ, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
    10. "jgren": Meghan and James, 290 AJ "Seagrenity", Plymouth Ma, N/G, N/G, Raft, N/A
    11. "Be_Prepared": Ron and Pam, Ellie(Goldendoodle), "Beginnings" 340DA, Buzzards Bay area, N/G, N/G, Raft, N/A
    12. "Airplane Guy": Art and Joy "Airborne" 44DB, Mystic CT, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
    13. "cwiert": John and Cheryl, Cora (10), Ava (8), "CORAVA" 400DB CT, Raft, N/G, Raft, TBD
    14. "Tlynch99": Tom and Pamela, "About Time" 330DA, Boston Ma, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD
    15. "Katricol": Ric and Kathy, "Katricol" 540DA, Mystic CT, Raft, TBD, TBD, TBD
    16. "Suss1173": Michael & Denise, kids Emma 8 and Lily 6, and our dog Lola (9lbs). Shameless, 30 dancer, Sea Cliff (Western LIS area).


    If I missed anyone who communicated to me offline, please let me know and I’ll be happy to add your info.

    VHF Communication:
    69- primary channel to communicate with the group.
    72- backup channel if we get too much noise on 69.
    16 - is always on. This will be the channel to use in case if we don't get response on 69 or 72. Once the communication is established with a vessel we'll ask to switch to 69 or 72, whichever will be the better option at the time.


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

    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(20), Daniel(12), "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 12, 2017
  2. 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
    The sign that spring is near, the Flotilla thread has begun......


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017
  3. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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.
    According to 10 forecast, you can start taking your shrink wrap off. :smt001
     
  4. Jgren

    Jgren Member

    31
    Apr 27, 2016
    Plymouth
    2001 290 Amberjack
    Merc 5.7 EFI's
    Sent a pm to add us to the list. This is going to be a first summer for us with our 290AJ. Definitely looking forward to getting some raft time on it in during the summer. Are the Elizabeth islands a potential stop on the list?
     
  5. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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.
    Jim, welcome aboard. Your info has been added to the list on the first page. It's way too early to tell if EIs are on the radar. But, there's always a possibility.
     
  6. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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.
    Scott,

    I got your PM and added your info on the first page. Welcome aboard!
     
  7. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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.
    Ron (Be_Prepared),

    Got your PM. Your info has been added to the list. Welcome aboard!
     
  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
    Destinations????
     
  9. tonykdr

    tonykdr Member

    75
    Dec 9, 2015
    Huntington NY
    2003 Meridian 411
    Cummins 5.9 6BTA
    I won't be able to make the first weekend of the trip. I'll wait to see the destination/itinerary. Hopefully I can meet up the second weekend.
     
  10. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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.
    Yes, let's get the discussion going...

    Art (Airplane Guy),
    Your info has been added to the list. Welcome aboard!
     
  11. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    East Coast Florida
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    OK ill start.....lets change it to the southeast flotilla and do Miami, Key Largo and Bimini
     
  12. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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.
    Mike, you got the seasons mixed up. That's our winter itinerary.......:grin:
     
  13. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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.
    Alright..... let's try this again.

    Here's my proposal to get the ball rolling:

    Port 1 (Sat/Sun): Westneck Harbor. Rent a picnic area at IBY for the feast on Sat., so we don't have to worry about meeting minimum slips requirement.
    Port 2 (Mon/Tue): Sag or Montauk
    Port 3 (Wed-Sat): Block

    Let's hear your thoughts guys.
     
  14. Jgren

    Jgren Member

    31
    Apr 27, 2016
    Plymouth
    2001 290 Amberjack
    Merc 5.7 EFI's
    Where is SAG?
     
  15. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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.
    Sag Harbor, NY. Very cool port. It has a small high end town with nice shops and restaurants. There are couple of options to build a raft. This is probably where you can see the biggest display of mega yachts in NY tri-state area. I would call it a "hidden jam". I have to warn that for those who plan to stay in a marina, space is very limited and you'll pay the highest premium you can find in NY. Those who plan to raft won't be affected much. There are several restaurants that are priced reasonably.

    SAG.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017
  16. cwiert

    cwiert Member SILVER Sponsor

    442
    May 7, 2008
    Westbrook, CT
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    CAT 3116 - 350HP
    Count us in for something...depending on where the destinations are. Where's westneck harbor? Is that on the south side of Shelter? If so, I like that a lot. There's a great restaurant there (Salt) and Shipwreck Bar.

    Sag is fine. There's a couple places to anchor there (by the breakwall - but it can get choppy there, or under the bridge and to the right...very protected in there. That would be my suggestion).

    Block is always good. Other options are:
    - 3mile harbor
    - the bluffs in port jeff
    - the sound end of montauk pond. We anchor there every year and it's beautiful and very quiet.

    For the first page:
    John, Cheryl, Cora (10), Ava (8). Boat = CORAVA
     
  17. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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.
    John,

    Your info has been added to the first page.

    WNH - you're correct, it's the harbor with SALT restaurant right across the anchorage and is part of the Island Boatyard Marina. We've done the flotilla kick off parties there couple of times and it was great.

    Sag - I've been to both anchorages and even though the outside the breakwater is more appealing, for a large raft I would suggest playing safe and position inside the Sag Harbor Cove. It's dead calm in there and provides easy access to everything. We can deploy all the water toys and there's plenty of room for water activities. Dinghy ride to the town dock is not far at all and you'll love the scenery.

    3 Mile Harbor - is a great place indeed. It was on my list of ports to be proposed, but I thought that in the interest of having some diversification of nature vs. town feel, Sag offers larger contrast. Also, in order to get to town (E. Hampton), you need transportation (cab, bikes, etc.). In Sag, everything is right there.

    PJ - We love it, but here are the reasons I didn't propose it.
    1) It's out of the way for anyone who's traveling from LI South shore or for those who comes from further NE.
    2) There's no place to build a raft and be close to town. The only spot I can think of is West of the Bluffs (across from largest mooring field). But, that's 1.5+nm dinghy ride to town, all no wake zone.
    3) During the summer on Sat nights, the place is hopping. Todd would be best to advise where would be feasible to do the feast. I'm not sure if Tommy's Place would be available.

    Montauk - the spot you describe is way out from everything. If Montauk is on the radar, I would propose staying much closer to the MYC, there are two spots. For those who would want to have the "town experience", will have to find means of transportation (cab or uber). BTW, dinghy landing is a challenge there as there's no official town dock. Finding room for 15 dinghies will definitely be a challenge.

    All ports you've mentioned are definitely good options, I've been to and like all of them. let's see what others have to say.
     
  18. cwiert

    cwiert Member SILVER Sponsor

    442
    May 7, 2008
    Westbrook, CT
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    CAT 3116 - 350HP
    All valid points, Alex. I can't argue with any of them. :) I'm looking forward to it this year!
     
  19. 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
    As I mentioned previously, we have a commitment the second weekend of the Flotilla so we will not be able to make the entire trip. I am still toying with the idea of commencing the trip the week before and doing a partial circumnavigation of Long Island stopping at ports along the North Shore and CT coast and ending up in West Neck Harbor to meet the start of the Flotilla (by the way, put us down for the paper good again as that would be the easiest thing for us to store and supply to the Feast). The main issue I have is timing. The Admiral was invited to present at a conference in Saratoga Springs during the week of July 17th, so we may be hard pressed to go to the conference, try to make a family trip out of it by going to Lake George for a couple of days (a destination both of us like), then turn around and get on the boat for a week. Vacation time and finances may start to get stretched getting all of that accomplished.
     
  20. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    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.
    Thanks Harold. First page has been updated.
     

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