Final Boat Trip

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Brutus C Paw, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Brutus C Paw

    Brutus C Paw Member

    214
    Mar 27, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    2007 38 Sundancer;
    1999 Mariah 182 Shabah Bowrider
    8.1S Horizon 370HP;
    4.3L Mercruiser 190HP
    We have six boats headed to Door County this weekend. This will be final trip as the boat is going up for sale upon our return. They broke ground on our new house in Floida this week. The plan is to winter in Florida and spend the summer and fall (have to do Buckeye football games) in the Detroit area as 4 of 5 of our children are there. We need to move on and do more traveling; never been to Europe for example. Maybe we will get a smaller SeaRay for the Detroit River. I hope I can do the sale of the boat; I found the sale of our house of 25 years was much easier than my garden tractor. Swept Away is my identity, not sure how giving it up it is going to work!

    Sunday Departure
    Day Location Resrve Miles Gallons Time
    Needed (0.68 mpg) (23 mph)

    Sunday July 26 Manitowoc Yes 97 142.65 4.22
    Monday July 27 Egg Harbor Yes 73 107.35 3.17
    Tuesday July 28
    Wednesday July 29 Fish Creek Yes 6 8.82 0.26
    Thursday July 30
    Friday July 31
    Saturday August 1 Sister Bay Yes 15 22.06 0.65
    Sunday August 2
    Monday August 3 Escanaba Yes 38 55.88 1.65
    Tuesday August 4
    Wednesday August 5 Sturgeon Bay Yes 80 117.65 3.48
    Thursday August 6
    Friday August 7 Sheboygan Yes 81 119.12 3.52
    Saturday August 8 Racine 74 108.82 3.22

    Total 464 682.35 20.17
     
  2. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Have a great trip!
     
  3. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Have a fun time, but you know the rule: If you don't post pictures, it didn't happen!
     
  4. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Member GOLD Sponsor

    627
    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Have you ever been to those marinas? Need any recommendations? Which marina in Sturgeon Bay?
     
  5. DaFish

    DaFish Member GOLD Sponsor

    621
    Mar 11, 2011
    Racine, WI - Lake Michigan
    199 370 DA
    7.4 MPI Horizon Merc w/ V-Drives
    We hope you have a great trip Doug - I sincerely wish we could have run with, but as I anticipated, the transaction I am working through will be closing the first week of August. Hope to see you this Saturday before you depart.

    Dave and Keri
     
  6. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Sounds like a great trip.
     
  7. Brutus C Paw

    Brutus C Paw Member

    214
    Mar 27, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    2007 38 Sundancer;
    1999 Mariah 182 Shabah Bowrider
    8.1S Horizon 370HP;
    4.3L Mercruiser 190HP
    Have been to all but Sister Bay and Escanaba a couple of times. We are trying Centerpoint this time, have done Habor Club and Quarter Deck a few time before. Hopefully closer to town works.

    So what is the clearance on the old bridge? Will probably have to wait anyway with the bridge boats we are traveling with. Yes, recommendations would be great!
     
  8. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Member GOLD Sponsor

    627
    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Sister Bay is great. Walk south and have dinner @ Mission Grill. Pricey but great food. Al Johnsons is famous for the goats on the roof, but we only eat breakfast there.

    Sturgeon Bay has a pizza joint called Sonny's now at the Harbor Club Marina. A very "happening" place. Centerpointe is nice and quiet. You are going to walk anywhere. The bridge is low, but will open on request. I think 14' is clearance. I can make it, but not b ridge boats.

    Escanaba is quite a walk anywhere. Nothing close for food, shopping etc.

    Mike
     
  9. Brutus C Paw

    Brutus C Paw Member

    214
    Mar 27, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    2007 38 Sundancer;
    1999 Mariah 182 Shabah Bowrider
    8.1S Horizon 370HP;
    4.3L Mercruiser 190HP
    Some pictures from the trip. FullSizeRender.jpg IMG_1405.jpg IMG_1409.jpg IMG_1412.jpg IMG_1415.jpg IMG_1424.jpg IMG_1437.jpg IMG_1441.jpg IMG_1448.jpg IMG_1450.jpg
     
  10. Brutus C Paw

    Brutus C Paw Member

    214
    Mar 27, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    2007 38 Sundancer;
    1999 Mariah 182 Shabah Bowrider
    8.1S Horizon 370HP;
    4.3L Mercruiser 190HP
    The boat was just posted on the brokerage web site today. Sad day for me. I think I will leave work now and go wash the boat. Five more days until I retire for second time!
     
  11. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Brutus, thanks for sharing those photos. That stretch of Lake MI is one I've never visited and probably never will, but after looking at the pics it looks like I should try to make it there.
     
  12. play dough

    play dough Member

    182
    Aug 29, 2011
    Michigan
    Mint 1999 Minnie Winnie / 2007 Crestliner 1750 Fishhawk
    115 Mercury Optimax
    We cruised across the lake to visit Door County a few years back and enjoyed the area very much. It's like two separate worlds. Green Bay side is touristy and boater friendly. Lake Michigan side is a bit rugged and very scenic. We slipped in Sturgeon Bay and rented a car. Toured the Green Bay shore one day and the Lake Michigan shore another. Definitely worth the trip for anyone in the Great Lakes.

    Agreed...very nice photos.
     

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