First trip to the Bahamas

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by All's Well, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    697
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    Since we bought our new to us boat in the Ft Lauderdale area we're going to take the opportunity to make a Bahamas run next week.
    Looking to leave Lighthouse Point, FL on Sunday and make a short run to Bimini, spend the first night there and then go on to Atlantis and hit Highborne on the way back
    Looking forward to it and hopefully we can get a few pictures posted up here either during the trip or upon the return
     
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  2. yobub

    yobub Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Jul 29, 2016
    Chicago
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    Y'all are killing me. Our harbor is half empty and most of our dock neighbors are pulling out tomorrow. We are out next Saturday, then its 5 months of waiting and biding our time in a 50 degree warehouse wishing it was spring. If transport wasn't so expensive...
     
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  3. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    I’m still in the water and will be up later on Sunday. Will be up all next weekend... probably will have the dock to myself. Lol.
     
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  4. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    446
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    Same at shelbyville lake (central Illinois). Almost everyone on my dock/Marina is done. My last weekend is next, then pray for April to get here!
     
  5. Mystic Dreamer

    Mystic Dreamer Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Oct 10, 2006
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2006 44DA
    Cummins QSC-500
    Spend only one night at Atlantis, then go on to Staniel. Work your way North, maybe spend a night on a mooring ball in Exuma Land and Sea Park like Warderick Wells. End with Highborne, then start working your way back...fuel in Nassau, then stay at Chubb. Bimini again the final night, then cross back in the am. Spend as much time as possible in the Exumas, you won’t regret it...one of my favorite cruising grounds.

    Brian
     
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  6. All's Well

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    B26ACEFA-F2A2-465E-A493-A28D6DC426C0.jpeg Left Bimini early this morning on a run to Highbourne
     
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  7. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    Well, the sun is up in the Exhumas

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  8. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    thanks for the ideas Brian
    We modified the trip a bit and added a day
    Sunday was to Bimini
    Monday long run to Highbourne
    Today to Compass and Staniels
    Then to Atlantis then run to FL
     
  9. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    I love these threads. Thanks for taking us along!
     
  10. Express 390

    Express 390 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Sep 14, 2018
    South Shore of Long Island NY
    1986 SeaRay 390 EC
    1993 SeaRay 290 DA single 7.4 /Bravo 2
    1992 SeaRay 230 DA 4.3LX Alfa drive
    Twin 454 Crusaders inboards 4 blades
    Hey Brian nothing to do with the post, I got to tell ya " That is a pretty boat !"
    LES
     
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  11. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    697
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    it was a great run to Staniel and the island was pretty cool. The food at the marina restaurant was terrible but everything else was real nice
     
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  12. All's Well

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
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    great weather for our entry into Atlantis
    The marina is fairly empty so we got a slip backing right up to the resort.
     
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  13. All's Well

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
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    59C3B338-C6FF-4DBA-B5B2-23810220D076.jpeg
     
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  14. 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
    Holy smokes how big is that sport fish?!
     
  15. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA. / Tidewater
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    All’s Well,

    When you get time would you share your route info including as much detail as you could for those of us considering the trip? It would be greatly appreciated by “All” I’m sure!
     
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  16. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    82’ Viking
     
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  17. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
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    sure will
     
  18. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    697
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    To highlight the clarity of the Exuma waters here’s an example from Compass Cay
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  19. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    And one last one to show running the flats just off Bimini on the way back to Hillsboro Inlet
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  20. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member

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    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    Great pics. What type of range do you need on your boat to make this trip? A good 200 mile range, with 10-20% to spare, or do you need more? This is on my list, but next boat, or a friends boat, will need the range.
     

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