Finally Some Sunny Winter Days!

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  1. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

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    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    We finally managed to string a couple of sunny days together this past weekend, and so my dad and I (who is up visiting from the states) took Paris out for an overnight up the coast. It was in the high 30's, but wow was it beautiful ...water on the strait was like glass. Also managed to fly the drone a bit and got some decent 'publicity' shots. Ha! No fish, but a great time regardless. :)

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  2. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Nice shots. The first drone pic is fantastic, was it a still or did you lift the frame from a video?
     
  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.
    Great shots all. Thanks for taking us along for your voyage. Mind if I asked where you went, what ports and where did you overnight?
     
  4. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

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    Oct 6, 2017
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    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Thanks Ryan ...I did lift that from video, yes. You can see the h.264 compression artifacts if you look close. I'll post the video here once I put it all together.

    Mike ..as always my pleasure. We went up Howe Sound over to Sunshine Coast and stayed the night in Gibsons. (about 1.5 hours cruising at 23kts from Vancouver) The last photo is a stop off in Horseshoe Bay on the way back ...and then the Vancouver skyline coming home yesterday. You get up this way much?
     
  5. 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.
    We get up there every couple of years, but not by boat. Last trip to Vanc was to see Andrea Bocelli in a concert.

    On a related note, I have been planning a trip up your direction (and beyond) for a couple of years. We won't do it while my 102 year old MIL is still around. She's in great health and I love her and don't want anything to happen to her.

    We don't want to be up somewhere around Chatterbox Falls or Prideaux Haven and have something happen to her and it take us a few days to get home.

    So I'm content for now with the trip planning, rough itinerary, etc. I figure it will be about a 4 month trip with Blind Channel being about as far north as we go. Pretty country you guys have up there and I'm anxious to spend a summer in your backyard.
     
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  6. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

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    Oct 6, 2017
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    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Here's a little snippet from some of the drone video we shot . Camera work isn't all that great. I need more practice.

     
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  7. Blacksslumina

    Blacksslumina New Member

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    Jan 5, 2018
    1980 Sea Ray 245
    305 Mercruiser 5.0L
    Looking good! nice vid
     
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  8. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Love those pictures and videos. Great job. Looks like a "cold" but great trip.

    Thank you for posting, always a bright spot in the day when I log in and see boating pictures.

    Thanks,
     
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  9. 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.
    Mike, you need to learn to keep your yap shut. :D I thought that last video was great. I wouldn't have known it was bad unless you'd told me.

    Just kidding about keeping your yap shut. Not kidding about liking the video.
     
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  10. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

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    Oct 6, 2017
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    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Thanks guys ...I guess it's not really bad per say ..just wish it was smoother in areas. After seeing some other pro level drone video on here, I was a little gun shy. ;)
     
  11. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Nice pictures, nice video, spending time with your Dad on your boat is even nicer.
     
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  12. Robski97

    Robski97 Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Funny ,
    first and last time I took the drone on the boat I had a bitch of a time landing it .. Wind / current not good ...
    I wont be doing it again from the boat lol

    Rob
     
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  13. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    My buddy is really into his drones. More so this last year since he retired and closed his auto repair business.
    He launched it off my boat while we were on the hook In Zack’s Bay one day last summer and flew it east. The wind picked up suddenly and he was sweating making it back against the wind before it ran out of battery power.
    He thought he may have to make an emergency landing in the weeds off the Ocean Parkway and we were going to have to do a search and rescue mission.
    That would have been an expensive loss.
     
  14. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

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    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    I had a little $1000 Mavic which I lost off the coast of Maui this past Christmas due to winds. It was it’s 3rd flight and a Christmas gift from The Admiral. That still hurts.
     
  15. Robski97

    Robski97 Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    It was a good plan ( the weeds ) I thought about it .. we weren't anchored we were drifting ( between the meadowbrook and Wantagh ) ... and I really thought about putting it on the beach... IN ANY EVENT WE CAME IN HOT !!!! So u would be drone pilots... launching and retrieving from a boat needs practice... and pick ur landing boat... NOT A fly bridge with a small cockpits lol .. all the best guys ..

    Rob
     
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  16. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I don’t know that much about them but he seems to be able to make them (he’s got 2) come right back to his hands.
    Then again, he gets a lot of practice.
    He brings one of them wherever he goes.
    It’s kind of a running joke among us that every time we spend time with him he brings along his drone videos and we have to endure watching them.
    The thought of him losing one was scary for him but I think secretly the rest of us wouldn’t mind so much.
     
  17. Robski97

    Robski97 Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    They way mine works is it marks the gps position from where it took off. AS its a boat drifting in current makes the home feature useless. Needless to say I wont be doing that again ! lol

    Rob
     
  18. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    which drone? DJI lets you change the homepoint to be the controller so it will track your movement
     
  19. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Great pics and thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see more. Keep looking at the DJI and haven’t pulled the trigger as to many toys not getting enough use as it is. I’ve spent the winter on Stock Island in KW right between two airports and knew I’d get in trouble in that area so another good radon to hold off !
     

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