Downtown Nashville Cruise

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by jthatcher, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. jthatcher

    jthatcher Member

    Jul 27, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    1990 310 Sundancer
    7.4L V Drive
    9.0 BTC Westerbeke
    We took off last Wednesday morning (July 27th) for a 5 day adventure docked in downtown Nashville. We started the first night with a Journey concert at the new Ascend amphitheater which is located just south of the dock. The rest of the week through Sunday we spent relaxing and having a great time with friends. The trip included my 1990 310DA, a 2009 330DA and a 63' diesel Summerset houseboat. We later were joined by some additional friends in their 30' Chaparral cruiser.

    Getting on plane after the no wake at the marina.


    All tied up and waiting to go down. I have been on this lake for 3 seasons now and this is the first time I have made the 17 mile trip to the lock.


    At the bottom waiting for the doors to open.


    Back up on plane after exiting the lock onto the Cumberland river.


    Interesting sight. Not sure what the story about the plane is, but the enclosed porch is covering a hole in the cliff that was used to store ammo during the Civil War.


    Caught up to the houseboat. They left 2 1/2hrs before we did and it took less than an hour to catch up including the lock time.


    We slowed down to keep pace with our friends. Their max speed is 8mph and the current gave them a bit more. Going to be a long couple of hours getting to downtown.


    Downtown is finally in sight!


    I see our dock ahead.


    Downtown riverfront. Our home for the next five days.


    Our Wednesday night entertainment. What a great show.


    When we got back from the show we found that some homeless folks had raided the cockpit fridges and removed all the beer. We left a note that could be read from the overhead walking bridge. Thankfully they did not take anything else or break into the cabins.


    View from my boat across the river at the other dock. The building is a big event center.


    Just to the north of that dock is the Titans stadium.


    The view of the boats from the walking bridge.


    A Nashville night.


    It was an amazing 5 days with family and friends. We explored, rocked out to a great show, ate way more than we should have and became closer friends. It was worth every drop of fuel we burned and every beer that was stolen.

  2. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Very nice....thanks for taking us along.
  3. eweise

    eweise Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Aug 23, 2013
    Jacksonville, FL
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L 220 HP, Alpha 1 Drives, 5E Genny, AC
    Looks like it was a pretty cool adventure.
  4. BleednBlue

    BleednBlue Member

    Jul 22, 2015
    Lake Of The Ozarks
    270 SLX
    Merc. 496 MAG Bravo III
    Nice! Thanks for sharing.
  5. Alegria

    Alegria Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lancaster,PA Boat: -Sue Creek, MD
    2000 410 DA
    3126 CAT
    Great story! Too bad about the beer! I hope you were able to secure more! Great photos and a great trip thanks for sharing!

    Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk
  6. katricol

    katricol Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 4, 2008
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    Nice trip !
  7. jthatcher

    jthatcher Member

    Jul 27, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    1990 310 Sundancer
    7.4L V Drive
    9.0 BTC Westerbeke
    Oh, there was plenty of beer left. We actually made it back with 3 unopened cases.
  8. Madboater2

    Madboater2 New Member

    Aug 7, 2014
    Center Hill Lake, Middle Tennessee
    2005 340 Sea Ray Sundancer, 2007 Lakeview Houseboat, 17x78
    8.1's Horizon MerCruiser V-Drives
    Looks like a great trip, we hope to make the same trip next year.
  9. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Thanks for the neat view of Downtown and the Batman from the river.

    Lots of folks don't realize that Nashville has the 2 of the top 5 live music venues in the country. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Ryman Auditorium are both within walking distance of the riverfront. Both seat about 3000, have renowned acoustics and attract a lot more than Country and Classical performers.
  10. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Cool thanks for sharing!!!
  11. mwph

    mwph Active Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Lake Guntersville, Tennessee River, Alabama
    1998 250 DA
    7.4L, B3
    Excellent post. I am somewhat familiar with Nashville but those pictures are great & help to tell a great story of your trip.

  12. NVERL8

    NVERL8 New Member

    Sep 30, 2014
    240 Sundancer
    5.0 w/Bravo III
    What lake did you leave from?
  13. jthatcher

    jthatcher Member

    Jul 27, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    1990 310 Sundancer
    7.4L V Drive
    9.0 BTC Westerbeke
    We left from Old Hickory lake.
  14. juggernaut1

    juggernaut1 Active Member

    Apr 19, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    2006 38 Sundancer
    8.1S / ZF 63V Drives
    Cool trip - thanks for posting.
  15. Bresco

    Bresco Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    Niagara River
    44 Sundancer 2006
    Cummins QSC 500 twin
    Is that pic of the marina Anchor High? Nice pics! Nashville is a great trip to get to.

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