Memorial Day trip to Port Lucaya

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Odyssey, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    How about a Memorial Day trip to Port Lucaya? Ray's in and Chad will be healed by then. With this much time to plan, we could have a great turn out.

    Randy
     
  2. timinfla2

    timinfla2 New Member

    578
    Sep 22, 2008
    I'd like to butt in and say that I'd be happy to make the trip and your various acquaintances.

    -Tim
     
  3. barryg

    barryg Member

    962
    Jun 24, 2007
    Fort Lauderdale
    2005 320 Sundancer, Garmin 5208
    Twin V-Drives 350 Mags
    Hey Randy,

    Happy New Year...When is Memorial Day??? One of these trips I'm going to be able to make it!!

    Barry
     
  4. greenstreak

    greenstreak New Member

    86
    Nov 1, 2008
    hey guys--How far is it to Port Lucaya? I have a small boat (sear ray sundancer 270). Where would the cruise start from after meeting up?

    Thanks

    art
     
  5. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Hi Barry - happy new year to you too! You must make this trip, no excuses! Memorial Day is May 25th.

    Art - Port Lucaya is about 88 miles from Boca Inlet and about 92 miles from Port Everglades. in good seas, a 27 foot boat is just fine. Regarding the itinerary, I'm open for anything. I prefer starting in the early morning.

    Tim - glad you're interested! we always have a blast with these trips. Port Lucaya is a fun place. We should plan a raft up before then to get to know everyone.

    Randy
     
  6. timinfla2

    timinfla2 New Member

    578
    Sep 22, 2008
    It looks to be about 100 miles away from the FLL coast area; this is as the crow flies using google maps, so it's not precise...

    I have a 250 gal tank and even with a 25 mile margin at .5 mile/gallon I'm still a bit nervous about the trek. One could make a 70 mi trip to Bimini and then another 50 on to Port Lucaya. It's abut 20 miles away so likely no more than one hour but if the seas and/or winds are unfavorable to an efficent cruse speed, that might be the answer...
     
  7. timinfla2

    timinfla2 New Member

    578
    Sep 22, 2008
    I stand corrected on the distances :)

    I would love to have a raft off - I am always up for them! Name a time and a place and I'll be there.

    -Tim
     
  8. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Tim - have you experimented with low RPM cruising? my boat gets much better "mileage" at 1000 RPM's rather than crusing speed of 2400.

    Like you say, Bimini as a first stop is always an option.

    Randy
     
  9. timinfla2

    timinfla2 New Member

    578
    Sep 22, 2008
    Oh man - No sir, I haven't cruised at 1000 other than in no wake zones. I'm not sure I could stand the rocking, or the lack of a breeze, or just the boredom, LOL.

    Of course, I guess slow going beats fuel-starved-no-going by a longshot. I just wonder if my sanity could withstand 88 miles at 7 mph ;-)
     
  10. Four Suns

    Four Suns Not a pot stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    QSM-11 Diesels
    OH COME ON! There are people here who talk about taking their bow-riders over there!
     
  11. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    we raft up regularly at Lake Boca. We like to do overnights on the hook with other boats. Lets plan something soon. Ray can come too.

    Randy
     
  12. timinfla2

    timinfla2 New Member

    578
    Sep 22, 2008
    LOL, and there are people that talk about getting their nipples pierced in Vegas, but it doesn't make it a good idea does it? ;-)
     
  13. timinfla2

    timinfla2 New Member

    578
    Sep 22, 2008
    Lake Boca is in my neck of the woods - I'm up for anytime. Weekends are best :)
     
  14. missnmountains

    missnmountains Member

    381
    Dec 12, 2007
    Florida
    2008 58 Sedan Bridge
    900 Man
    I have been dreaming of doing this for a couple of years. We would need to leave from Stuart as we would need to cross the Okee water way. Anyone interested in leaving from Stuart? We may be in...
     
  15. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Hi Mis - you could cross the lake, then come down south to Delray and join us as we go over. By the way, the trip from the west coast to the east coast (through the lake) is awesome! I did it in 2003.

    Randy
     
  16. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    Let's set something up for a raft up at Lake Boca. Maybe Friday, 2/16 or Saturday?

    Randy
     
  17. ray306

    ray306 New Member

    171
    Jun 26, 2007
    Hollywood, Fl
    sundancer 350 1990
    502 mpi
    Happy New Year Everybody

    Randy you know I will be there. As to fuel economy...I burn about .5 miles/gal and have a 250 gal. tank. When we made the trip last year I had no problems and we came back in big seas as you well know.

    Ray
     
  18. ray306

    ray306 New Member

    171
    Jun 26, 2007
    Hollywood, Fl
    sundancer 350 1990
    502 mpi
    Just a question Randy. Are you planning to leave on Thurs or Fri. Of course the return will be on Mon. Looking forward to the Cave Bar

    Ray
     
  19. barryg

    barryg Member

    962
    Jun 24, 2007
    Fort Lauderdale
    2005 320 Sundancer, Garmin 5208
    Twin V-Drives 350 Mags
    OK, Randy you and Ray have me already thinking of the trip...I am putting it in my calendar once you give me the exact dates, and will start saving for it!! I know I'm going to do the bimini trip with the Bahama Fling guys again June 17-21st (their 1st fling)...

    Keep in touch and thanks for thinking of me..

    Barry
     
  20. Odyssey

    Odyssey Active Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Delray Beach Florida
    44EB
    CAT 3116
    It seems like we may have a good group on this trip. I would like to hear what others would like to do. My preference would be to leave on Thursday.

    Randy
     

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