Going around Sandy Hook NJ

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Richd, May 23, 2016.

  1. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Active Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    JVM225, my fault I didn't read your entire post. I agree with you on the route plum gut is good just check the weather and tides before hand it may kick up but very doable for your boat. Fuel up in Ct much cheaper than NY.. Looks to be roughly 100nm from Westbrook to FI inlet. Enjoy the ride.take pics for us. And congrats
     
  2. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Yeah, kinda like you didn't read your GPS screen.........

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  3. rcmafgny

    rcmafgny Active Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2008 33 Sundancer; Kohler Gen set; Simrad electronics
    Twin 8.1 Horizons w/ V Drives
    That would be my recommended route! Canal; out Shinnecock and in FI Inlet
     
  4. rcmafgny

    rcmafgny Active Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2008 33 Sundancer; Kohler Gen set; Simrad electronics
    Twin 8.1 Horizons w/ V Drives
    Did he say 3 feet outside of the channel????? oh my
     
  5. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Active Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP

    Get it right theyre called Multi function displays unless your still using a 1998 model it may only be a GPS? And, you don't need electronics to travel across the bay 100 times a season. Can't you see both slips from each other?
     
  6. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Active Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP


    Ahh ahh now Ron's chiming in. Ok I get it.
     
  7. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    3 feet, 3 football fields, whatever............ same difference to Joe. He's more concerned with what it's called than how it functions. He must've been monitoring his fuel burn instead of GPS when he started clam digging.

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  8. LunaSeaRay

    LunaSeaRay New Member

    2
    Jun 3, 2013
    Baltimore
    1997 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4
    What a great boat name!!! I'd love to check that out.

    I'm buying a house around New Brunswick (Move in June) but for now, my Luna Sea will stay in Baltimore :D

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Member GOLD Sponsor

    120
    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    Just brought a 320, Now looking forward to that trip to Green port claudio's after i get to know the boat a little.. I just want to make sure i know the inlets really good.. The boat has GPS just hoping I'm in deep enough water because never was on the long island sound and don't know what inlet to go in..
     
  10. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Thanks! Can't wait for April so I can get her home. MarineMax includes full fuel tanks with their delivery so at least I'll be able to get a nice long ride on the boat before I have to fill her up. I'll probably bring at least two other people with me for the trip back and one of them will be the designated photographer.
     
  11. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    If I were coming from the Staten Island area I'd probably head up the East River and then head east in the LI Sound to Plum Gut. I've never been through the LI Sound by boat, but I know its deep and there are nice places to stop along the way if you want to pull in. Going through the East River and Hell Gate at slack tide is very easy and there is some nice sightseeing to do so have a camera ready.
    I'm very familiar with the trip on the Ocean between NY Harbor and as far east as the Fire Island Inlet. If the Ocean is flat you can make some good time, but there is no place to pull in on the Ocean and not many sights to see.
    The bays along the south shore of Long Island are not for the faint of heart. Channels are narrow and there is no room for error. I've been boating on the south shore for over 35 years and I am very careful because I know if I get distracted for a few seconds I will be in trouble. I've seen some really experienced boaters run aground around here because they got a little distracted.
    East Rockaway and Jones Inlets are very easy to go in and out of and the NY State boat Channel is well marked. If you don't stay directly in that narrow channel though you will run aground quickly.
    I you are heading for the Jones Inlet for a trip to the restaurants on the Nautical Mile in Freeport, or some time on the hook in Zacks Bay for an event at Jones Beach and the Ocean gets a little sloppy you can tuck in the East Rockaway Inlet and cut 12 miles off of the Ocean portion of the trip. Reynolds Channel that runs behind Long Beach is well marked.
    The Fire Island Inlet is a little trickier because it isn't a straight line of buoys all the way in, and the Great South Bay can be tricky on the south end along Fire Island.
    There are a couple of nice marinas you can go to on Fire Island to spend a night or two and enjoy the beaches.
    I've never been through Moriches Bay but have heard plenty of horror stories about it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2017
  12. rcmafgny

    rcmafgny Active Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2008 33 Sundancer; Kohler Gen set; Simrad electronics
    Twin 8.1 Horizons w/ V Drives
    There are a bunch of boaters here from the south shore of LI. If you need any intel, PM or ask. Were just east of Freeport .
    there is always a large contingent of folks that raft up Memorial day for the annual air show to see the Blue angels or Thunderbirds fly over.
     
  13. tonykdr

    tonykdr Member

    75
    Dec 9, 2015
    Huntington NY
    2003 Meridian 411
    Cummins 5.9 6BTA
    Might have to take a trip!
     
  14. rcmafgny

    rcmafgny Active Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2008 33 Sundancer; Kohler Gen set; Simrad electronics
    Twin 8.1 Horizons w/ V Drives
    Definitely worth the trip!

     
  15. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Member GOLD Sponsor

    120
    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    That I would def like to do this year is the Memorial day party.. Do you know what day it falls on? Only reason I'm saying is i got married last year memorial day May 28th. Thats not far from me right across the ocean. Where do you guys tie up ocean side or inside i hear theres something? And don't know how to get into jones beach inlet.
     
  16. tonykdr

    tonykdr Member

    75
    Dec 9, 2015
    Huntington NY
    2003 Meridian 411
    Cummins 5.9 6BTA
    Memorial day weekend is May 27-29. I've never been through the inlet as well. I'm sure a dedicated thread will pop up here shortly with details
     
  17. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Jones Inlet is well marked and relatively easy. The State boat channel is also well marked between Jones Inlet and Zacks Bay.
    The Jones Inlet is only about 20 miles east of Breezy Point if that helps.
    Zacks Bay is just east of the Wantagh Parkway Bridges and behind the theater. It's probably a 15 minute ride from the Inlet. Getting in and out of Zacks Bay can be tricky because the entrance is narrow, but it's well marked and there is always boat traffic in and out of there on weekends so you'll have plenty of people to follow.
    The air show is awesome. Make sure you get there as early as possible. By 10:00 am it's already getting crowded and not too long after that you can practically walk across the water on boats anchored in there.
    Most people leave within an hour of the show being over. If you stay a little longer than that the traffic will die down considerably.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2017
  18. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Active Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Our raft up gets there on Friday and sat and stays till Monday look for a thread to start in march. It's a great weekend.
     
  19. rcmafgny

    rcmafgny Active Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2008 33 Sundancer; Kohler Gen set; Simrad electronics
    Twin 8.1 Horizons w/ V Drives
    In the bay. Lots of boats. Lots of fun[​IMG][​IMG]

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  20. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Member GOLD Sponsor

    120
    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    Have any of you guys ever heard of a place called pops over by there... Supposed to be a dock and dine near Jones beach? Is it any good?
     

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