Last ride 2022

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by Pirate Lady, Oct 14, 2022.

  1. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Tomorrow be 73 Sunny. Next week in 50’s. My local down river Tiki Bar last day tomorrow for the season. “Drink the tiki dry” party. Suggested to wife let’s take the zodiac down river and partake. She’s all in. Should be a great time. Probably be last ride.
     
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  2. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    Make the most of it !

    I will keep running into November, weather-permitting (it will still be 60F on Nov 1)

    But today we have yet ANOTHER small craft advisory :eek:
     
  3. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    It can be warm in afternoon. I go out early morning when too cold. No speed limit on Middle River during the week and after 11am the big boats come out and I don’t feel safe out there. Too many boats blasting around might not see a small zodiac. I try to hug shoreline but not always possible. So even though weather permits me to continue, safety won’t.
     
  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    Boatless in WA
    No motor
    Have fun and be safe!
     
  5. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Safety first. Besides, I am so busy dealing with all aspects of retirement it’s crazy. Have little time for boat. People think, I’ll retire. NO! They don’t suddenly send you money. That life insurance the company paid for? Pension? SSA application? Consolidate all those 401s you have scattered all over the planet? Retirement- welcome to being very busy on phone for long time.
    And this time of year dealing with a boat on blocks, winterize, etc.
    No complaining, beats working. I should write a Retirement for Dummies book. But I got no time to write it.
     
  6. highslice

    highslice Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    2013 Sea Doo 155 Wake
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    Heart attack motivated me to consolidate all five 401Ks I had scattered. I didn't want my wife to have to clean all that up if there is a next one.
     
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  7. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 9, 2006
    Virginia, USA
    2001 Sea Ray 380DA
    3126 purring CATs
    Anchoring out here again this weekend with the GF
     
  8. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    NOPE! Not today…
    ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 2 AM EDT SUNDAY... WHAT...South winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt expected.
     
  9. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    Got lucky this morning. Calm seas, wind 5 knots, 50F and sunny. 10 mile ride out to Grape Island. I figured out my trim issue and picked up another 3 mph :cool:

    You'll have more nice days!
     
  10. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    We went and inflated it, lost air due to cold nights air compression. Sunny every day next week. Plan to be out a lot next week. Spent most of days this week dealing with retirement issues. That settled down, boat all done for winter, so time getting free.
     
  11. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    What was it? Mine is trimmed all way down and when get running the bow really comes up high. They sell fixed plastic trim tabs that bolt to transom, thinking of adding those to get the bow down. Literally can’t see in front when over 1/2 throttle.
     
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  12. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Volvo TAMD 74 P
    I was thinking of taking the 506 out for a final cruise but I thought better to not risk it. So far, other than the little Genny trouble shooting issue, the sale has gone very smoothly. I will just reminisce about the few fun cruises we did with the old girl and move on. You all enjoy the last couple of early autumn weekends out on the water.
    Cheers
     
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  13. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Carpe, smart move. I always had the take, once it’s for sale it belongs to the buyer. Whoever that may be. God forbid something major goes wrong prior to sale.
    You did right thing. Once decide to sell, cut it loose.
     
  14. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    PS. Leaving marina today (we always check on zodiac and boat every other day if not every day) wife says”want to sell house and get a live aboard”? Talk about blind sided. Wont happen. Definitely not on a Sundancer or maybe even a SeaRay. If I do a LAB it’s going to be a trawler. Not Maryland, no ice piers in winter.
     
  15. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Well I’ll be dam, somebody beat me to it..

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  16. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 9, 2006
    Virginia, USA
    2001 Sea Ray 380DA
    3126 purring CATs
    Wise decision, keep her in the slip, I did that with my last boat and almost regretted it.
     
  17. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Not giving up on the season yet…..
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  18. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    Former 2004 300DA
    5.0 MPIs and Bravo IIIs
    New boat incoming
    Sundolphin 9-foot Tender
    9.9hp Mercury OB
    Just me being a dummy and not reading the manual. On the 9.9 when you grab the cowling and start to pull it up, it's got a ratcheting system (up to 3 clicks) to trim it up further.
     
  19. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    Sundancer 250 ‘91
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Somebody got paid a lot of money to write that book. I always read them, usually a week or two after using the product when I run out of current material in the throne room.
     
  20. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    Reel Nauti
    460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    You missed out on a great day on the bay yesterday. Went up the Chester and anchored out for the day, bbq'd with friends and now going to St. Michael's next weekend. Went to Inner Harbor last weekend for the Ravens game. Can't shut the door on the last month of nice boating.
     

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