My favorite part of boating.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Maggieiscrazy, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Kwik

    Kwik Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Jun 14, 2019
    Indianapolis
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    2017 F150 Ecoboost 4x4
    Raymarine Axiom 9
    Raymarine Sirius 200 reciever
    5.0 Mercruiser w/Bravo III drives
    My favorite part of boating is waking in the morning for coffee,(if the fishermen don't wake us up flying by on plane at 90mph in an idle zone at 5am), and pulling anchor idle over to the marina for a full breakfast. But, I admit I get butterflies when I look at the lake and see glass as I'm coming out of the idle zone.
     
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  2. endless seas

    endless seas Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    One of my favorite parts of boating was being on the hook and firing up the Magma grill late afternoon. Since we live in a condo a grill is not allowed and on the boat it surely is.My wife is a fantastic cook so with the multiple burner stove in the galley and me on the grill cooking anything from lobster to London broil to ( jiffy pop ) I was one happy camper.
    Any one hungry yet?
     
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  3. highslice

    highslice Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    Any stress I have when I get to the boat is eliminated as soon as the 496 fires up. Getting out of the no wake and pushing the throttle to the stop to get on plane brings the opposite of stress: Euphoria. Also love being on the hook and hanging with family and friends. Taking a long boat ride is also very relaxing. I hate winter, I want to move south.
     
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  4. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Here's a list.
    1 Boat
    12 Rods and Reels
    100 multiple color and sized Spoons
    20 multiple sized stick baits
    20 snubbers swivels, fluorocarbon line etc
    15 Dipsy Divers
    1 Expensive Garmin Chartplotter
    1 Collapsable net
    1 drift bag (slow down to 1.5-2.5mph)
    5 rod holders
    200 gallons of fuel
    60 hours of time
    ......and you'll finally catch one trout:D
    I believe I've gotten my cost down to about $432.89 per fish
    It's an awful habit. Oh, and out of all of those spoons, always use the same half dozen or so, don't try any new ones you've purchased over the wintertime.

    I do okay. I usually fish during the Summer between 30'-100' of water. I'm not going to catch any salmon at those depths but I catch trout. If its just me, I'll set three lines at different depths. One at 15, one at 25, then maybe one close to the bottom. Always changing color. Once I get a hit, I mark it and set the depth with all others. Sometimes I'm out all day and will only catch one. Sometimes I limit out in a couple of hours. As long as there's a sometimes, I'm happy.
     
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  5. play dough

    play dough Active Member

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    Aug 29, 2011
    Mackinaw City, Michigan
    1997 330 Sundancer, 7.4L MPI V-Drive / 2007 Crestliner 1750 Fishhawk
    7.4L MPI Mercruiser / 115 Mercury Optimax
    I have all that stuff...and more. I finally decided it wasn't worth the 200 gallons so I moved some of the fishing stuff from the cruiser to a smaller craft. I probably fish about as much and the 24 gallon fuel tank lasts all year.
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    Still catch a few as well.
    Any time I step on either boat is my utopia. It's like entering another dimension for me. If I have to pick a favorite part of all that, it's navigating a planned route across a calm lake.
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  6. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Active Member

    305
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    I’m thinking I’ll just stop at the sea food market on the way to the apostles.
     
  7. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    921
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    That's the smart way to do it.
     
  8. highslice

    highslice Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    My oldest son and I went on a father/son fishing trip with a friend of mine and his oldest son the weekend before Thanksgiving. We hired a guide on Lake Taneycomo which is at the base of Table Rock dam (World famous for trout. There is a trout hatchery at the base of the dam, one of several operated by the state of Missouri). 4 hours and $400 later we had our limit of 16 fish. No monster browns unfortunately, but nice sized rainbows. It was a cold, but fun day.
     
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  9. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    921
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    That sounds fantastic!
    The pic I have is of a brown.
     
  10. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    I love all boating but one of my favorite times is an evening cocktail cruise when the sun is not so hot with good music and friends. Right about that 7PM summertime just slow cruising, with the NAV lights on but not totally dark out yet and back in slip by darkness... I love that!
     
  11. domer94

    domer94 Active Member

    210
    May 14, 2017
    norther NJ
    1995 330da
    twin 454 inboard v drives
    I think some doctors have to look into the boaters brain. would be interesting
     
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  12. highslice

    highslice Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    I am with you there. Love a good sunset cruise!
     
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  13. highslice

    highslice Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    It's not normal. There is no logical reason for owing a boat. It makes no economic sense. Wouldn't give it up to save my life...
     
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  14. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member

    987
    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    My last trip, my daughters (19 and 23) spent 30 minutes making an all Taylor Swift playlist (methodically went through each album picking their favorites from each) then spent the next 2 hours and 5 minutes playing, and singing, and dancing to, the entire thing. It was awesome. Then, we putted back the dock to catch the sunset and then the lights on the bridge, and the water was nice and smooth, almost lake like!
    Worth every damn penny...
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  15. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I think that's called a Freudian slip :)
     
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  16. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Active Member

    305
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    Who’s Taylor Swift?
     
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  17. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    New England & South Florida
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Fun Fact......The First Ever Magazine Cover Taylor Swift was on.......Sea Ray Living - Her Parents had a 44DA
     
  18. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Tonight.

    Check back, Tommorrow night might be better...
     
  19. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    Catawaba Island,Oh.
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp.
    This was taken many years ago of my oldest son who has a love for fishing on Lake Shenango Pa. Because of boating both of my sons have the love of water. Jun0801_zpsqhbsjyda.jpg
     
  20. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

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    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    Love this pic
    Our daughter just turned 23, got her masters in may, and still loves to come boating as much as she can, alternates between bringing her friends or boyfriend. I am confident I have passed the love of boating on to my daughter and her future family
     
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