Early season Lake Erie trip to PIB

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  1. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Here's my first attempt at video editing. Mostly shot by my six year old son using a GoPro.

    East Harbor to Put In Bay round trip mothers day weekend 2016.


    https://youtu.be/qOp7x8DX3pc?t=10
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2016
  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
    Cool! Love it up there. Wife and I have been making annual summer trips to Put-in-Bay since 1986......only missed a few times.
     
  3. jthatcher

    jthatcher Member SILVER Sponsor

    307
    Jul 27, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    1990 310 Sundancer
    7.4L V Drive
    9.0 BTC Westerbeke
    Sure wish I had that much water to run in. Great video.
     
  4. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Cool! That must've been Saturday? I was on your pier for a few hours yesterday. I took this from behind your boat at 2:00. Your boat was closed up. Friends of mine took delivery of this 420DA and headed out to Michigan.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. 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
    Nice video!!! Your kids look so cute on minute 1:15...... the admiral looks concentrated in something else, maybe facebooking :)
     
  6. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    I must have just missed you or maybe we crossed paths. Were you drinking champagne out of a flute or beer? :grin: I've been drooling over that boat for the last two weeks. She is gorgeous.

    Did they trade that 340 in on her that was tied up behind it?
     
  7. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Thanks they are fun. The little guy is going to be a real handful this year on the boat. Luckily he likes his life jacket because it wont be coming off. I'm sure shew was concentrating on something important... Honestly she was probably reading about Ironman training. Shes running her first half Ironman Tri in august.
     
  8. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    IT definitely is a great place to call or home waters.
     
  9. magstang1

    magstang1 Active Member

    May 30, 2010
    Lake St.Clair
    1998 31 Sedan Bridge
    Twin 350 Marine Power
    I was running Lake Erie Friday. Took delivery of our new boat at 10am. Fueled up, shook hands and shoved off. Blew a motor by 11am. Idled all the way back to Belle Maer from PIB. 16 hours.

    At least the weather was good.
     
  10. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    duplicate
     
  11. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Ouch! Hopefully your covered by some sort of guarantee? Sorry to hear of your troubles.
     
  12. magstang1

    magstang1 Active Member

    May 30, 2010
    Lake St.Clair
    1998 31 Sedan Bridge
    Twin 350 Marine Power
    This one is out of pocket.
     
  13. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Well that is just a swift quick to the pants. Sorry to hear. Kinda ruins the whole new boat experience for you
     
  14. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    lol yup, the champagne was flowing. They were expecting a crowd of people on the inaugural cruise and provisioned champagne accordingly, but there were only 5 us, so we did the best we could to lighten the load.

    Yes, that 340 is their trade. The 420 was brokered, but Skipper B's took the 340 in and apparently already have a buyer.
     
  15. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    @#$%&!!! What happened?

    I came down to CP from MacRay on Friday afternoon - I wonder why I didn't see you. I hope you weren't waked by an oblivious guy in a 400DA!
     
  16. magstang1

    magstang1 Active Member

    May 30, 2010
    Lake St.Clair
    1998 31 Sedan Bridge
    Twin 350 Marine Power
    $hit happens... At least the guys with me were good sports about it. I didn't have to listen to 16 hours of ribbing about how their boats have 2 working motors... :smt043Ok, maybe I did.

    I decided early in the failure that one day it was going to make a good story. It's quite the topic of discussion lately.

    RollerCoastr: I'm surprised you didn't see us either. We weren't going anywhere fast :lol:

    Looks like I lost a water pump, overheated and one or more of the rods got tired of living in the dark inside the engine. Those 350s sure do pump all the oil out fast...
     
  17. majoma

    majoma Member

    249
    Oct 10, 2008
    San Francisco
    2000 340, V drive
    Twin 7.4
    This is not the first time that I hear people losing an engine on the first run. What is it?
     
  18. magstang1

    magstang1 Active Member

    May 30, 2010
    Lake St.Clair
    1998 31 Sedan Bridge
    Twin 350 Marine Power
    350 Marine Power
     

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