LI Rendezvous - 2011

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Alex F, Jan 18, 2011.

What date do you guys prefer for our LI Rendezvous?

  1. August 13th

    73.3%
  2. August 20th

    20.0%
  3. Other date - please propose one

    6.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. rcknecht

    rcknecht Active Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    Got back today to NJ from Sag Harbor with Alex... Followed Alex for a 5 hour long Ocean ride, and got pounded and sprayed in the face with sea water... No shower needed... Filled up in Brielle and got home just ahead of a storm... Thanks to everyone... Now I have a new favorite destination, Block Island... LI was not bad, but the laid back feeling and beautiful water of Block reminds me of Bermuda... Special thanks to Alex for leading the way... Its nice not having to plot my own course, and just follow... I did learn that a 340 water tank only last one day with two girls... Also, I learned that I have smallest dingy that anyone has ever seen... I know that's what she said.... [​IMG]
     
  2. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    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.
    Rod, I tought you had more comments about the trip back home...:lol:

    I just added some notes and pics from Three Mile Harbor in my post #467. I'll post more on the Sag Harbor and trip back home later.
     
  3. rcknecht

    rcknecht Active Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    Nice Picture Alex... What a beautiful trip... I also enjoyed sleeping in my own bed last night after 10 days away... Hope to pick your brain this week end for ideas on were best store my new dinghy... BTW my daughter Kelly found my car keys in Nancy pocketbook... I am glad there weren't thrown overboard...
     
  4. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    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've added more notes and photos from 3 Mile Harbor and Sag Harbor, and of course commented on our washine machine trip back.
     
  5. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Hey Alex...
    What? No pictures passing through the lock with a foot on either side? Sounds worse than the Pt. Pleasant Canal, which always gives me the willies. And no pictures of the "Gilligan's Island" run back? Just kidding! Those are certainly times when the last thing you are looking to do is stop and smell the roses.

    Great write-up and photo-doc. The boating industry at the east end of LI should publish your work as a vacation advertisement!
     
  6. rcknecht

    rcknecht Active Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    Its my fault there are not pics of Alex going through the lock... We weren't prepared with the camera... All I know is I was praying that I would not hit the slides of the lock, I can't imagine the angst that Alex was feeling... I went through kattywampass and just missed hitting the sides... I wanted to use my bow and stern thrusters, but my wife told the kids to keep there hands in the boat...

    The trip back was like a 5+ hour trip in a washing maching. It would not have been too bad if it were a shorter duration. I also had the benefit of following in Alex's wake. Now showers needed for my crew as we all got soaked...
     
  7. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    I didn't realize what a significant difference it makes exiting via Shinnecock Canal (as opposed to going "back around.")

    I think I'd need more than a shower after that ride - probably some new underware!
     

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