Month Long Cruise through New England - Four Suns

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Four Suns, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    That's a good question as I was surprised at the Wi-fi issues I found. I could not get a decent wifi connection for almost the whole trip (my permanent ship based one or my laptop) and ended up plugging in my BlackBerry and using the EV-DO stuff from Verizon. Even then, it was really slow because everyone was using it also.

    We were at one marina (I think it was Nantucket) and I saw the wifi access point and the antennas were folded down on each other which explained the lousy connection. I asked the dock office about it and they said they did that to limit the range... well... it broke the whole system IMO...

    I got by though..
     
  2. wetpaint

    wetpaint New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
    Great Job Gary.....

    My morning coffee at work will just not be the same. I'm sure it took a lot of work and time, but the documented memories will be awesome. I know you just got back, but will you take a trip like that again or was that a one time trip north? I'm sure we would all like a summary as the best ports of call, the most dissapointing ports of call, best marinas, worst marinas, etc.

    Thanks again
     
  3. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    Our next long trip will either be the Bahamas or the Great Lakes... but now is not a good time to ask.. ;-)
     
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  4. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
    Awesome Trip, great read. Now we have to wait a whole year for the next one.
     
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  5. gredmer

    gredmer New Member

    466
    Feb 13, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    It was a pleasure reading your blog. The wife says she wants to do the BIH next year just to meet you.:huh:
     
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  6. StressAweigh

    StressAweigh New Member

    487
    Jan 11, 2008
    Kent Narrows Maryland
    1997 290 DA
    Twin 4.3 Mercruiser
    Gary you made my day I looked forward to reading your updates every day.Very well done looking forward to the next one.
     
  7. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Great stuff Gary, I finally got caught up. Great trip and Yes, I'm sure your boys will reflect on these trips and never forget them
     
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  8. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Thanks for sharing. When is your next trip, the blog can't stop now.
     
  9. DragonAnchor

    DragonAnchor New Member

    342
    Oct 22, 2007
    Falls Church, VA
    290 Sundancer 2006
    5.0 BIII
    Thank you Gary... Its been a great read!
     
  10. Petep

    Petep New Member

    517
    Oct 5, 2006
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    460 Sundancer
    Cummins 480CE
    Thank you Gary & Gang! Great reading, great memories for your family. Great Lakes next cruise - that's my vote, freshwater crusings something that you would really enjoy.
     
  11. rktktpaul

    rktktpaul New Member

    189
    Oct 4, 2006
    Chicago, Illinois
    185 Sport
    Mercruiser 4.3l TKS w/ Alpha I Gen II
    Thank you for sharing your family's adventure with all of us here!! It was a great read.

    And I also see that my three boys are quite normal!! Thanks for that reassurance!
     
  12. H2ONUT

    H2ONUT Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Shelton, CT
    2000 215EC
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser Alpha
    so...

    other than the weather conditions you experienced, is there anything that you would have done different, ports of call, length of stay, etc???
     
  13. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    Yeah... I have a few things... Like renting a jeep in Nantucket is pointless... Maybe I should write up another entry...
     
  14. H2ONUT

    H2ONUT Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Shelton, CT
    2000 215EC
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser Alpha
    That would be cool! :thumbsup:
     
  15. wetpaint

    wetpaint New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
    Gary...That would help us all that cruise these waters.......Places you would go back to....Places you would not go back to......Marinas you would go back to......Marinas you would not go back to......Was there a hidden gem.....Most pet friendly.......I am trying to schedule a week in September and would like to get some helpful info west of buzzards bay....


    Thanks
     
  16. fc3

    fc3 New Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 12, 2006
    Northern NJ
    1999 Sea Ray 330DA
    Twin 7.4 MPI (310 propshaft HP) V-drives
    Twin Mercury Marine marinized 7.4L L-29 V8s
    Cast iron block w 4-bolt mains
    4.25x4.00 bore & stroke
    Hmm. Gary as the author of the authoritative cruising guide for power boaters. I can see him on Lettermen.
     
  17. Weave

    Weave New Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Western, MA
    200 Sundeck 2005
    4.3 MPI Alpha I Gen II
    There was a hidden gem alright......It was stashed in the pooper scooper box....somewhere on Nantucket. :grin:
     
  18. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    MidAtlantic
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    Not again?

    Getting some nice seats in the audience is one thing.....but a booking as a guest ....that's a whole 'nother story
     
  19. fc3

    fc3 New Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 12, 2006
    Northern NJ
    1999 Sea Ray 330DA
    Twin 7.4 MPI (310 propshaft HP) V-drives
    Twin Mercury Marine marinized 7.4L L-29 V8s
    Cast iron block w 4-bolt mains
    4.25x4.00 bore & stroke
    Dom, if you think it's too hard or that your contacts aren't good enough, just never mind...
     
  20. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    I will confess that I was a little concerned when I got to Letterman and was escorted in to our "special place" that maybe... just maybe... the pooper scooper episode or something would have come up in the show... which would have resulted in a divorce...
     

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