Maryland - Who's out there?

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by WChapelle, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. knotenoughtime

    knotenoughtime New Member

    4
    Dec 27, 2009
    PA
    1998 330 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 EFI
    Hey there
    We are going to be at Skip Jack cove this spring,I just picked up a really clean 1998 330, ( sucks buying a boat in oct. but the price was right)I went out of Bay Boat works last year in my 1995 Mariah shabah
     
  2. WChapelle

    WChapelle New Member

    95
    Aug 16, 2009
    Maryland - boat on Eastern Shore
    330 Sundancer 1997.
    Mercruiser
    Tom, funny you mentioned the radar. Heck, this was my first boat and didn't even realize what I had in terms of technology - radar, GPS, heat, defroster, generator... One of my boating friends was jealous - he's owned boats for years.

    The only thing that doesn't work in my ice maker up top. To be honest I don't really need it.
     
  3. Converse48

    Converse48 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    See above
    See above
    We'll be at Skipjack too. Moving up from Rock Hall. See you there!
     
  4. Jack380AC

    Jack380AC Member

    850
    Jan 28, 2008
    West Chester, PA / North East, MD
    2000 380 Aft Cabin
    Twin 454 Mag MPI Horizon MerCruiser
    Lankford Bay. Near Rock Hall on the Chester River. Favorite spot is Conquest Beach. Here's the view from the Marina. Nice people too.

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  5. jrirvine1

    jrirvine1 Member

    747
    Dec 3, 2006
    Chester, MD
    2005 420 da
    Cummins 480 CE's (Rocket Sled)
    Nice picture of cacaway island.
     
  6. JustUs2

    JustUs2 New Member

    135
    Jul 8, 2009
    Kent Island, Md
    2011 450 Sundancer
    CMD 380's - Zeus
    Born and raised on Tilghman Island. I live in Northern Virginia now and keep my boat on Kent Island.

    Tilghman On Chesapeake used to be a packing plant. My mother used to can tomatoes there. If you go by the Northern side, you'll go into a public docking area. My parents still live there and have a place on the water.

    Take a trip to Oxford once or twice, nice ride. Some good fishing around there still.

    God I miss summer!
     
  7. Alegria

    Alegria Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lancaster,PA Boat: -Sue Creek, MD
    2000 410 DA
    3126 CAT
    I saw there was another 1998 330 new owner!!! I had a feeling last year when we brought ours there would be several more sold as the prices are right and layout, space, and overall bigger boat feel is tempting indeed.

    Funny you mention about the freezer in the cockpit. When I had the survery done we pulled the ice maker apart and found the gears rusted and the surveryor mentioned that it most likely did not work. Well it does but we never use it as its AC only. This year we may start using it to store frozen food on longer trips as it will work well for that when we are docked at other marinas.

    Coming from a 1990 280 Sundancer the 330 feels like pure luxury to us.

    We are a family of 5 when we went to see the boat for the first time and my then 5yo son decided to jump from the first step to the dinette we knew that anything newer or nicer was not necessary... I really was set against the dinette at first. That was the only down side to the boat, but now having a season with her I think it was the best as all five of us can fit around it and it makes a nice size berth for sleeping easily.

    Oh well hope to see you out on the bay in the fall, take care.
     
  8. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    Great idea, make sure you bring enough!:grin:
     
  9. knotenoughtime

    knotenoughtime New Member

    4
    Dec 27, 2009
    PA
    1998 330 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 EFI
    Good hope to see you there, we looked at a lot of marinas and Ship jack looked real nice, Has anybody else stayed there ?
     
  10. quality time

    quality time Active Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    Haven't stayed there in years but they do have a decent restaurant/bar and a nice pool. Great place to anchor just across from the marina in the 6MPH zone. We'll be there quite alot this summer.
     
  11. Jack380AC

    Jack380AC Member

    850
    Jan 28, 2008
    West Chester, PA / North East, MD
    2000 380 Aft Cabin
    Twin 454 Mag MPI Horizon MerCruiser

    Yep. That's the view from our slip.. Best part of this marina is there a many many places to drop the hook and go for a ride without going out in the bay. This is a real advantage when the weather/seas are not friendly. We have great weekends when others are staying in their marinas.
     
  12. Jack380AC

    Jack380AC Member

    850
    Jan 28, 2008
    West Chester, PA / North East, MD
    2000 380 Aft Cabin
    Twin 454 Mag MPI Horizon MerCruiser
    Ok, the good ....

    Great facility. Good docks, really nice pool, great (but small) restaurant. They actually make the best crab cakes on the bay - no kidding, they really do!

    Sassafras is a great river. "Dollar 0.98", just across the river and still inside the 6 MPH zone is a great place to drop the hook. Deep, clean, nice. Easy and close to get to by car. Lot's of great boaters. Easy to make friends. Real nice shower facilities.

    The bad....

    Management treats their customers very very badly. Its a business owned by a corporation from out of state. Example: during the winter they drove a truck into a boat on the hard and although they admitted their fault, the boat owner had to practically sue them to get full compensation. I'm not certain they ever got whole. They were hassled for months trying to get it resolved.

    Another: They dropped a boat hard on the main block when blocking for winter storrage which cracked and put a whole in the hull. They claimed it was a weak spot in the hull and not their problem. Again, lot's of hassle trying to get reolved with management fighting all the way.

    Personally: we had some difficulty (PM me for details) which could have easily been mitigated if they were the least bit customer focused. Instead, they treated my family worse than an single adverse event that I have ever experienced in my life by any company or person. It made no sense whatsoever. They gained nothing from it. My family was seriously adversly affected.

    Service department was NOT my first choice. 24 hour Security is a joke. A dozen boats were vadalized this past season. Ships store is not adequate at all.
     
  13. jrirvine1

    jrirvine1 Member

    747
    Dec 3, 2006
    Chester, MD
    2005 420 da
    Cummins 480 CE's (Rocket Sled)
    We are at Cacaway frequently throughout the season. If you notice several Searays rafted up for the day or overnight, with several dogs, stop over for a Sangria.
     
  14. johnsross3

    johnsross3 Member

    95
    Sep 3, 2007
    Newark, DE
    1995 Sea Ray 370 Sedan Bridge
    Twin 454 Mercruisers
    We've been at Skipjack for three seasons now. We love the Sassafras, although it is a nine mile ride to the bay. But we spend most of the season just on the Sassafras. IMO Skipjack is the nicest marina on the Sassafras, and I've not had any issues with management. For service, I've handled everything on my own other than shrinkwrap. But if I needed service, I'd probably take it to Sassafras Harbor Marina as I've heard stories that Skipjack isn't known as the best in the area for service.
     
  15. Converse48

    Converse48 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    See above
    See above
    Re: the nine mile ride to the bay... the 6 mile per hour zone ends about a mile from Skipjack... do people not boogie down the river from that point on? I know the river is narrow and my wake is big, but I don't make the rules. What's the prevailing local practice?
     
  16. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
    Now Tim, are you gonna make us start calling you "Wakevus44"?

    You pulled out of HMI once and made a turn to the right about 40' off my starboard bow while I was on the hook. You were only going about 4 kts and your wake damed near made me spill my drink. I yelled at ya on the radio, but you must not have heard me. I thought you were just passin' close by to catch a look at the two blondes that were layin' on my bow.

    At any rate... slow down, partner. You're working with some serious tonnage there. Give us little guys a break. :grin:
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010
  17. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    Where were you, I would have liked to get a look at the blondes on the bow!
     
  18. quality time

    quality time Active Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    Let 'er rip! I only slow down if it's congested around the hair pin turns.
     
  19. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
    I think that may have been Aquapalooza. Not sure if it was last summer or back in 08. You were probably there.

    It was a good day :thumbsup:

    How big do I need to go on my next boat to get 3 babes on the bow? I'm thinking of upgrading.
     
  20. dellis2628

    dellis2628 New Member

    18
    Aug 7, 2008
    Mears Great Oak Landing , Fairlee Creek
    1988 Sea Ray 340 DA
    454 Mercruiser w/ "V" Drives
    I spent several years at Skipjack. When I went up or down the river on weekends when there were lots of boats anchored out and lots of traffic I always found it easier just to cruise slowly down to Ordinary Point. Once around the Point, the river opens up and there isn't much chance of rocking or rolling lots of other boats. The slower cruise up or down the river is a pleasure, so moving at moderate speed is a pleasure, and doesn't really add all that much time to the trip.
     

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