Jones Beach Air Show

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by rcmafgny, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. 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
    Great Pictures!

     
  2. Larry

    Larry Active Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    Oakland, NJ
    2004 42 Sundancer
    Hydraulic platform
    Cockpit air
    KVH M3
    450hp Cummins
    It was great meeting you too Kevin! Great pics!
     
  3. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Great pics guys! Looks like you had a blast!


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  4. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    North Jersey
    2003 480 Sedan Bridge
    QSM-11's
    What a weekend, Had a blast as usual. What a great way to start the summer.
    It was great seeing everyone again.

    Here are a few more pics to add to the pile.

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    This one is from an interesting angle. Look close:
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    And less than a second later:
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    No, I think this is my favorite:
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  5. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    What a trip! So many events in such shirt time frame.

    We started off Fri night from CT and headed to meet up with Greg and the rest of the Havestraw gang. Preliminary forecast fooled us again. As we left CT at 8pm there were some cells building up in NYC area. It was beautiful ride up until we got to Hell's Gate. Then the first round of t-storms with lightning hit hard. The view of lit skylines have changed to a wall of water. As Larry says, visibility is overrated. LOL This was clearly the time to put my helm electronic to work at their best. It's a lot of fun tuning the radar and finding the balance between gain and rain clutter, navigating doglegs turns and communicating with large barge on safely overtaking him.

    No matter what the weather is, the city at night is just gorgeous.

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    Sat am, the raft of 6 had departed and headed for Zach's. Despite the grey sky the city with surrounded islands painted beautiful background pix. Not often you see big cruise ship making his way back to the NYC docks and communicating with the pilots on where to dock and who's meeting them to patrol the arrival.

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    We had very nice ride to JI and then interesting navigation between tons of boat traffic began. The inlet was very well marked, but shortly after JS marker we had followed the moved markers and watched how we ride on land, according to our charts. There was plenty of room for bridge boats to clear the first bridge and I confirmed by previous observations that when the 2nd bridge shows around 17'-17 1/2' (charted 14.8') I'm good to clear it with antennas down. However, I think the clearance is much more than 17', b/c based on my measurements I need about 20'. Anyway, since I was cleared (having dual mount and being slightly taller) the rest of the caravan did just fine.

    As our local folks suggested, the channel was a bit tricky, but hugging the reds did the trick. As we entered the Zach’s Bay there was a spot of two where the depth drastically dropped to 3.5-4’.

    Our arrival was timed well as we still had plenty of room to build the raft, right where Jonathan and Ron blocked the spot for us. Excellent team work, guys. I have no doubts that we had a biggest raft there even though Paul and his gang of 8-10 boats felt that it would be safer to stay separate.

    You really don't know how packed the place gets until at about 1-2pm when the bay is already packed you see that the line of incoming boats just doesn't end.

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    The show was excellent as always, and it's easy to tell from the pix posted by others. I've posted only few that I had on my iphone as I forgot my big camera on the boat. So, I'll post more pix next week.

    Between night parties, repositioning biggest raft, retrieving crossed anchors when the wind was at it's pick, all I can say that it was a lot of fun. It was also great to see new CSR folks joining.

    I can't wait to see everyone at the Flotilla, but preferably sooner.
     
  6. Pettibone1

    Pettibone1 Member

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    Nov 12, 2013
    NY harbor
    450EB
    450 Cummins
    I really wanted to make it this year... Twin four year boys on a raft up is not too fun for me. Alex, why didn't you let me know you were staying by lady liberty overnight? I could have had you dock in my marina overnight. Next year I'm so there. Glad you guys had a great time and enjoyed the show.


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  7. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Although our plans changed unexpectedly we did get to stay Sunday into Monday it was as usual great to see everyone and was bummed that I might miss them altogether. So our stay was short and sweet great time, great people. Great show. [​IMG]


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  8. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Yes!!! That's one confused sexi lady right there!
     
  9. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    I have to say that was a great shot (lively and happy), Greg. I'll check my pix, but I think I have a shot of you snapping X's pic.

    Joe, if you can't find your audio system one day, it's on my boat......LOL....loved it.
     
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  10. 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
    The photo journalist extraordinaire!

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  11. 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
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  12. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    And the weekend continues....ran out to Zach's Bay to hang out for a few hours and have a BBQ and ran into Ron and his family.

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  13. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
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    Here's the one when Greg was taking pic of happy X.

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    This brings back some interesting memories.....the boat (not mine) is facing the raft with whipping winds and crossed anchors, but we have best crew to solve the puzzle.

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    The rescue crew is heading back to the raft.

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    Last edited: Jun 1, 2014
  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
    There almost every weekend... Was a beautiful day out today!

     
  15. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Man wish I was there today! Ron I owe you two dinghy straps!!! You forgot to remind me. They're on my boat! I was chasing a water leak!! Ola water heater is pissing pink, and it was new last year think its a warranty issue?
     
  16. 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'd always next week.

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