Final repositioning - with a new crew

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by All's Well, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    676
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    Thanks, will do if that's a stop option
     
  2. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    676
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    Sounds like a plan Frank - My normal game plan is ... There may be a bottle of wine shared in the evening but never any alcohol during the run
     
  3. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    How lengthy of days are you planning?
     
  4. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    Should be a good trip!!
     
  5. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    I agree with Frank but can we tone down the seriousness one click? ;)
     
  6. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    that would be great!
     
  7. 400 EC Michigan

    400 EC Michigan Member

    57
    Aug 21, 2010
    Lake Huron (homeport Lexington, Michigan)
    1997 450 Sundancer
    Twin Garmin 8012 units
    Garmin Fantom Open Array
    ICOM M604
    Raymarine autopilot
    Caterpillar 3126
    To put things in perspective Frank, our family is not your typical boating family... we do not drink any alcohol so it is interesting to see the various phases of consumption. I am glad Frank to know you are on the conservative side. It is much safer when combining water and boats. Have a great trip!
     
  8. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    915
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    Sounds like you're going to be in good hands. ... Have a safe trip. Don't forget to update.
     
  9. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Mark,

    Other than a brief phone call with Rusty, I am not involved in the planning, and he is working this weekend and probably won't be online, but I know how he does things. Expect to leave the dock at daylight and be in a slip with the boat washed by dark. Transient berths are pretty close together in the Gulf so the days will be 8-12 hours.

    The only potentially real long leg will be from Clearwater to Panama City Beach. We had a cold front come thru yesterday with strong north/NW winds and seas are 8+ft offshore, so that may be a long day if the cold front stalls or doesn't move on thru. The PCB fuel stop is at our marina and we have 24 hour security. The night watchman will be expecting them and he can pump fuel and check them, plus Panama City is a shipping port so the channel is well marked, wide and easy to handle after dark.
     
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  10. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    I remember a year or two ago, was talking to Rusty about a trip north he was making. Thinking that he was leaving south Florida and in the Chesapeake 4-5 days later. He does know every option that when available will cut time off the trip, he has made these trips so many times.

    Always nice to watch the sun come up while out on the water.

    Have a fun and safe trip.
     
  11. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    676
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    Hope to have as many full (8-9 hour) days as possible. Depends on strategic placement of stops for longer runs
     
  12. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    676
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    Will do
     
  13. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Ahhh yes MAN CRM 900's - 80% load all day and 62GPH. I know them well!!!

    You need to install a watermaker before your next Bahamas trip!!
     
  14. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    676
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    Agree, so far the 900’s have been solid running machines
    It will be a long time before the next trip to the Bahamas for me so I’ll just live out of the fresh water tank
     
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  15. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    At 80% load, I start out with a full load of fuel at 23.5 Kts, and when I burn a ton of fuel off, I'm up to 25 kts, when the second ton burns off, I'm at 28 Kts, but I'd better be close to the fuel dock!!
     
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  16. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    676
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    E770CD4D-99C5-4657-B38D-1203FF984EC4.jpeg
    We had a great start to the trip, decent weather and fairly decent seas.
    Now we sit in Marathon waiting for the MAN service tech to arrive tomorrow to see how we lost the dc power to the port engine.
     
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  17. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    676
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
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  18. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Just crop the pic a little bit in your phone before posting or sending to your computer... And it won't go sideways... Keep posting
     
  19. tc410

    tc410 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    941
    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    Oh “MAN”, that sucks! Not trying to turn this into a diagnostics thread, but my only thought is checking the red emergency plunger switch on the port engine computer in the engine room. My MAN guy told when I first bought our boat eventually I will bump that switch and then not be able to figure out why I have no power.

    I’m sure with Rusty on board that box has already been checked.
     
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  20. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    looking at the view through your windshield, guessing you might be at Faro Blanco.

    Sucks having to bring a MAN tech in, but if you are just sitting around for the day, Marathon is nice. Grab a burger at Burdines...
     
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