Finally heading our way...

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  1. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    582
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Bought her six weeks ago, and have been patiently waiting while some work and upgrades were done - not to mention the holidays - but she's finally on her way from the cold to her new home. Should be here Wednesday...suppose to be 70 for Super Bowl Sunday, hope to watch it on the hook in a cove - and checkmark a major box off my life's "to do" list...

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  2. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    386
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    sweeet! sounds like a solid plan!
     
  3. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    Very nice. Be sure to post a picture if your plan falls into place.
     
  4. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Beautiful!
     
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  5. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Awesome Plan! Congrats and Go Patriots!
     
  6. 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.
    Very nice looking boat. Can't wait to see photos of her in the water.
     
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  7. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    582
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Wow.....received the below pic announcing her arrival late this afternoon. Not sure how this transportation company did it, but amazed as I was anticipating sometime tomorrow.

    From 30 degrees to 65 degrees in about 25 hours. Will unwrap, rig, and splash tomorrow. :) Been big boatless for 7 months, and moved in the process.....can't wait to be floating again...

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  8. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    939
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    Good for you! An exciting time for sure. Can't wait to see more pics.
     
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  9. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Congrats again. Moving boats always amazes me. It’s like watching planes take off and land. Never can get enough. Share as much as you’re willing.
     
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  10. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    I love seeing big boats cruise down the highway.
     
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  11. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Exciting times.....congrats.
     
  12. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    582
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Well, was a busy day, but on the third attempt - she's in her new slip. Almost didn't do it today - 20 mph steady wind out of the south - and of course the slip is exactly east / west. Not sure it if was the healthy wind, but it seemed to be noticeable the difference between a 16* deadrise on this vessel versus a 20* deadrise on my 370DA....the bow on this one seemed to get caught easier, not dig in, and move....who knows, maybe it was the wind and just the newness of the vessel.

    Anyway, some pics....

    Once I met the driver, was really impressed with his set-up. Trailer was hydraulic and could take up to a 65' boat. Rode low, you could barely get two pieces of paper between the bottom of the hull and trailer.

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    Had to back-up towards the travel lift because there was a boat on the side.

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    Airborne.....waiting for the props to be put on.

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    Getting ready to get lowered into the tub. A bit nerve racking as this was the first time I've done this with a boat, and the tub was tighter beam-wise than I would've liked, and there was zero form of any padding.....only concrete and steel. Threw lots of fenders up and down the sides - and fortunately the 20 mph wind was straight down the pipe of this spot.

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    Tucked away for her first evening in her new home. Lots of work to do getting her set up....but she's floating. :)

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    Thought I'd throw this up in relation to the boat painting discussion thread. Imron paint, 12 years old - never seen wax. Keep in mind, she just traveled a little over 1,000 miles and has yet to be washed. Those aren't lines or dust on the far left, I think that's where the sun was hitting and it was having a starburst effect. Imron, Awlgrip - great looking, low maintenance stuff.....and the boat is like a black mirror. Hopefully no one's offended - this is my first non-SR in over two decades.

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  13. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    She is beautiful. We are all boat people not offended at all. Thanks for including us in your journey.
     
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  14. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    I haven't had a Sea Ray in 6 years and people still tolerate me....I think.
     
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  15. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Not going to mention my Silverton (after 3 Sea Rays). That Awlgrip is amazing.
     
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  16. Drumbum77

    Drumbum77 New Member

    16
    Jan 20, 2018
    2007 Sea Ray 185 Sport 4.3TKS 190HP
    4.3L Mercruiser Alpha One 190HP
    Beautiful boat! Congrats to you sir!
     
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  17. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    548
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Gorgeous! Congrats again. Now where are the on the hook SB pics? :)
     
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  18. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    574
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Now that is purdy! Congrats!
     
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  19. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    582
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Sadly, didn't make it. Day started out beautiful - about 70 degrees in the early afternoon - then a couple of hours before the SB a cold front went through and it got nasty. 20+Kt winds and a 20 degree temp drop and we said screw this. Soon, and definitely will be watching my favorite - College football - on the hook... Sigh...
     
  20. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    582
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Beautiful day yesterday - sunny, 80 deg's and light winds. Enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with my wife, kids and a couple of their friends.

    Daughter and friend relaxing...

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    Son and friend chilling...

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    Parked at a lake restaurant to feed the herd...

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    Just a fantastic day enjoying boating with family and friends...

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