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Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by All's Well, Oct 31, 2019.
Thanks, will do if that's a stop option
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
How lengthy of days are you planning?
Should be a good trip!!
I agree with Frank but can we tone down the seriousness one click?
that would be great!
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!
Sounds like you're going to be in good hands. ... Have a safe trip. Don't forget to update.
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.
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.
Hope to have as many full (8-9 hour) days as possible. Depends on strategic placement of stops for longer runs
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!!
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
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!!
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.
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
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.
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...