Live from Knoxville 2012 - Biggest CSR Gathering Ever!

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  1. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Back home now finally. Here are some shots of the Vol Navy in action Saturday before the game. First one is Mrs. ZZ13, John (LoneRanger - facing camera) and some pals on John's 270 Sundancer.

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  2. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer
    2X 454 w/ vDrives
    Looks like a blast. Its probably just my jealousy showing up, but what with the newbie-style cleating on that line?


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  3. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Creek wood,

    These boats never sat in dock for more then 10 mins... the deck hands got tired of fighting lines towards the end of the day so this was easy on and easy off.
     
  4. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    That slip was set up for a different boat. They just used it for the 510 for the day. The 510 was on the long lay along dock for the dealers Monday thru Thursday but they needed the dock space for the 330DA and the 370 Venture.
     
  5. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    97 270DA 5k Kohler A/C,
    85 Monaco 197
    7.4 300hp BII,
    260hp Alpha 1
    That time it sat for just about 2 minutes for 8 or 10 to desembark and put the same on for the last run of the day. I'm waiting on the dock to get on. This was the most popular ride all day, one load off the other ready and waiting to board. Some vessels may be available for 10-15 minutes between runs but not this one...

    MM
     
  6. CV-23

    CV-23 New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Williamsport, PA
    1990 270 Sundancer, 2003 Ford Excursion 4x4 Limited
    454 merCruiser w/Bravo 1
    The 510 is the only one we did not ride on.......but we rode all the others and had a blast. We took a ride in the 270SLX because the Driver looked lonely....we had a blast with him and the 8.2L running wide open!!!
     
  7. moparlvr4406

    moparlvr4406 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Lake Monroe Indiana Fourwinds H29
    1985 340DA Justified Priority II /
    1966 SRV180 Black Beauty
    twin 350hp Crusaders 4.0 Onan /
    Merc 950 SS
    did you ride the Meridian ???
    I thought it's captain was going to kill himself.
    the Edsel without a muffler amongst a fleet of Cadillacs
    Sorry...I know it's a Brunswick product but my 1978 is queiter and rides better than that new 341 sedan.
     
  8. Passtime207

    Passtime207 New Member

    111
    Aug 16, 2012
    N. Ga.
    1978 V 207;
    Electronics;None/waterproof map.
    Interior;Original two tone blue
    Pulled by: F-250
    Merc 223/Alpha one
    THANK YOU SEA RAY. There is no doubt this company's customers are put first. This weekend was unbelievable. If a boat owner was unable to attend, look foward to next year and plan now. To all the company officers that said go ahead and do it, you made Mr. Ray's words live "...a sincere appreciation of our customers." To the employees that worked throughout the day making sure we as owners wanted for nothing, THANK YOU. I noticed as I spoke with each one and asked how long they had been with Sea Ray the least amount of time was 16 years and most answered 28 to 30 years. That is unheard of with todays business models. This Homecoming event makes me more proud to say I have a Sea Ray as if that were possible. Thank you Rusty for your devotion to your company, and there by to us the owners. Chris thanks for indulging my ideas about the 510, just goes to show you never know who you are talking to. Again THANKS to all involved.
     
  9. Lucky's

    Lucky's New Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    I see you're fairly new to CSR. I just want to say welcome, and you could not have said your first post any better!!!! Well done!!
     
  10. Kiwi Graham

    Kiwi Graham New Member

    108
    Oct 30, 2010
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Sundancer 315 2002
    Hunninbird 958c GPS
    Raymarine radar

    Sits out of the water on a tripple axel
    Twin 220hp 4.3 Mercruisers w/Bravo I Legs
    Sat in little old New Zealand and wishing I could have been there.
    If this takes off annually my wife and I will just have to coincide a holiday in the good old US of A with what is clearly an awesome event.
    Well done Sea Ray for putting it on.
     
  11. CV-23

    CV-23 New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Williamsport, PA
    1990 270 Sundancer, 2003 Ford Excursion 4x4 Limited
    454 merCruiser w/Bravo 1
    I was on the bridge and the diesel seemed quiet....it rode nice and took the 510 waves well!
     
  12. Loneranger

    Loneranger Active Member

    May 2, 2008
    Knoxville TN
    2000 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4l Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    You had to come to the Vols game on saturday to see the fireworks. Only there were not enough of them. If there had been three more fireworks Saturday night it would have been a much better outcome.

    John
     
  13. Loneranger

    Loneranger Active Member

    May 2, 2008
    Knoxville TN
    2000 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4l Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    We had a great time. Glad you guys made it by. I wish I had meet more people on Friday but look forward to next year. Glad you took the pictures before the West Virginia Moonshine made an appearance.

    BTW we all saw the 510 come down to the Vol Navy at the municipal docks and stay for several hours but it left well before game time.

    John
     
  14. Loneranger

    Loneranger Active Member

    May 2, 2008
    Knoxville TN
    2000 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4l Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Oh I forgot this story.

    After the game, Ron, Angie and some other friends came back to the boat. Everyone sobering up or drowning their sorrows, when a guy tied up at the end of the dock comes by and asks to borrow a light. I first thought he wanted to light a cigarette but he needed navigation and anchor lights. His anchor light is in such a position that if you open the engine hatch with the anchor light up you bend the pole. He opened the hatch, bent the pole in two, and pulled the connectors out enough that they shorted and he blew a fuse.

    He had no idea about the boat. Ron took a flashlight from my boat and found his fuse panel and he had blown a 25 amp blade fuse. Fortunately I had a replacement on board. We got his navigation lights back for him. Then we removed the socket for the stern light and striped the wires and wired it directly to the stern light and was able to secure it enough to allow him to safely get back home. When we removed the socket it was at least the second socket as there were two sets of holes drilled. Also it was held on with coarse dry wall screws. Sadly, I was not surprised.

    This is one reason in a long list why I never leave a ball game to go home at night and usually not even during the day. I wait until the yahoos have gone and leave the next day.

    John
     
  15. BlewByYou88

    BlewByYou88 Member SILVER Sponsor

    944
    Jul 24, 2010
    Arizona
    268 Sea Ray Sundancer 1988
    2X 4.3L 4bbl Mercs w/ Alphas
    Ya'll can keep the 510...I will gladly take a 470.... A little ride with soem fellow CSR'ers :grin: High speed turn at 38 Knots, burning 36 gal/hr, and maintained 26 Knots through the turn. FYI, if a captain says, " hang on".....DO it! I was thrown from my sea the first time....Hope I don't get anyone in trouble for posting this!

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  16. BlewByYou88

    BlewByYou88 Member SILVER Sponsor

    944
    Jul 24, 2010
    Arizona
    268 Sea Ray Sundancer 1988
    2X 4.3L 4bbl Mercs w/ Alphas
    Deleted...Accidental duplicate.
     
  17. JimG

    JimG Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    I believe I know this Ron and Angie... gonna bet they had something to do with WV Kool-Aid! :smt038
     
  18. CV-23

    CV-23 New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Williamsport, PA
    1990 270 Sundancer, 2003 Ford Excursion 4x4 Limited
    454 merCruiser w/Bravo 1
    That was my favorite also!....Mike.
     
  19. Loneranger

    Loneranger Active Member

    May 2, 2008
    Knoxville TN
    2000 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4l Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Yes they did. They were a blast to hang out with.
     
  20. moparlvr4406

    moparlvr4406 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    Lake Monroe Indiana Fourwinds H29
    1985 340DA Justified Priority II /
    1966 SRV180 Black Beauty
    twin 350hp Crusaders 4.0 Onan /
    Merc 950 SS
    Just got a survey for the event from SR
    best answer was I didn't have any idea how they were going to top this event
    but look forward to seeing how they expand it next year
     

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