Islamorada

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  1. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Dual 12” Axiom
    Tracvision | FLIR
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    496
    Hey fellas
    I'm heading down to Islamorada next weekend. We rented a center console for the day. Looking for a sandbar and restaurant/bar to stop at.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Cocktail Time

    Cocktail Time Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    968
    Jul 9, 2007
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1998 400 Sundancer, Garmin 840xs GPS, Furuno RDP-110, B&G GPS pilot etc.
    Cat 3116's, Westerbeke 7.6kw
    Absolutely check out Lor-e-Lei Cabana Bar for sunset. Our favorite place in the keys! It's on the bay side and after dark is a little dicey to navigate so stop by after you drop off your rental.
     
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  3. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Dual 12” Axiom
    Tracvision | FLIR
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    496
    Sounds awesome. Do you own it? Your boat is named after it.. We’re at post card inn
     
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  4. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    Then you are already at the best bar in Islamorada. Sandbars don't exist in the Keys. Coral flats do. The most popular back in the day (80's and 90's) was right out the canal of the Holiday Isle (Postcard Inn now) on the left.
    Use the boat for snorkeling if you are into that. Hens and Chickens, and if it's still alive, the "Garden" used to flourish right off of Cheeca Lodge, or whatever it's called now.
     
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  5. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac, MX 335 Novurania
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury, 30 Yamaha
    Hope you guys have a blast Rich. Sorry we're not going to be able to make it.
     
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  6. Groucho

    Groucho Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2004 320 DA
    6.2 V-Drives
    Bud & Marys marina...walk over to Lazy Days....
     
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  7. LastCall350

    LastCall350 Active Member

    101
    Aug 31, 2020
    Middle TN
    1991 Sea Ray 350DA
    Mercruiser 454's
    You will love postcard inn, we stayed there back around NYE. Check out Marker 88 restaurant, easy to get in and out in a boat.
     
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  8. Cocktail Time

    Cocktail Time Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    968
    Jul 9, 2007
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1998 400 Sundancer, Garmin 840xs GPS, Furuno RDP-110, B&G GPS pilot etc.
    Cat 3116's, Westerbeke 7.6kw
    Good advice all around here, Rich. We don't own Lor-E-Lei but have drank my boats weight in Rum Runners there. It has been our favorite place in the keys for a very long time. The "Sand Bar" just outside Holiday Isle Marina at your resort is still where people congregate. Enjoy your trip, I need to get down there soon.
     
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  9. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    We were just down at Marathon and rented a center console... 24' Sea Fox w/250HP Yamaha... should of been a 50mph boat but could only get 28mph. When we turned it back in and complained, they told us it had "training wheels" on it for the inexperienced. So be aware yours may not perform like you might expect.
     
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  10. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Dual 12” Axiom
    Tracvision | FLIR
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    496
    Very good to know this. We rented a 2019 26’ Scout with T150 Yamahas. I’ll make sure he understands we’re capable boaters.
    Thanks
     
  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    That’s what they all say :).... go slow enjoy the ride... very envious as our trip this year got China virus cancelled... we are making plans for next year as we speak...have fun.. and a few drinks for us ...
     
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  12. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Dual 12” Axiom
    Tracvision | FLIR
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    496
    Went down to the boat yesterday and man did that intensify the itch. I’m ready to go fellas. Let’s start the season...after the ice melts of course
     
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