New member from Michigan

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by CaptainRandall, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. CaptainRandall

    CaptainRandall New Member

    12
    Dec 6, 2017
    1997 Sundancer 300
    Twin 260 Mercs
    Hello all,
    I am a new member of CSR and a new Sea Ray owner. Our new-to-us boat is this little gem we picked up in August. The wonderful prior owners kept it immaculate and gave us an offer we couldn't refuse! Here are a few photos of it on the Keweenaw waterway in our home town of Hancock, Michigan. I've enjoyed the endless amount of information on this site and have been reading it since September. I promise I won't ask about portable generators! ;)
    Randy IMG_5808.JPG IMG_5897.JPG IMG_5803.JPG IMG_6714.JPG
     
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  2. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    627
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    Aww go ahead... I have plenty of popcorn...

    Nice looking boat!
     
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  3. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
  4. CaptainRandall

    CaptainRandall New Member

    12
    Dec 6, 2017
    1997 Sundancer 300
    Twin 260 Mercs
    Thanks, and no, won't bring up the generator again. The whole thing did make me chuckle though....
     
  5. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht

    Dinghy: Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Welcome, Cap'n Randall! Enjoy!
     
  6. strange weather

    strange weather Member SILVER Sponsor

    254
    Sep 4, 2010
    Lake Mead
    320 Sundancer 2005,Raymarine C80 GPS SmartCraft System w/Auto Pilot 5kw Kohler Generator
    T-VD 350 Magnum MPI Horizon
    Sweet ride:cool:
     
  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Capn, welcome to CSR. I've been through your town but it was about a hundred years ago. Nice looking boat, and how about some pics of you and your family using it on Lake Superior?
     
  8. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Awesome boat! A portable genny would be great but for safety sake paint it white and put a “marine” decal on it !

    Congrats again!

    Josh
     
  9. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Active Member

    892
    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1999 Sundancer 340
    454 Mercruiser's w/ V Drives, Westerbeke gen set
    Welcome! Got enough snow up there yet? Nice looking 300.
     
  10. MrHappy

    MrHappy Member

    121
    Mar 31, 2011
    Indiana
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    5.7L
    Welcome aboard. Great looking boat.

    When I was a little kid my parents would take us up to my Uncle's hunting lodge near Steuben MI. We went 3 summers in a row. They had 1,000 acres, 2 lakes and an old army jeep that my Uncle would drive us around in. Every morning my uncle would come back from fly fishing. He would have a bunch of trout in his fishing wicker basket.

    I think it was called the Little Indian Hunting Lodge. Located near Little Indian River.

    I loved going up to the UP.
     
  11. CaptainRandall

    CaptainRandall New Member

    12
    Dec 6, 2017
    1997 Sundancer 300
    Twin 260 Mercs
    Thanks to everyone for the words of welcome. This is going to be a loooong winter waiting for the ice to clear. Our 300 is 21 years old but literally looks brand new. What I've noticed in the short time of owning, researching and paying attention to Sea Rays is that they seem to hold up better than other brands. It's that or it's a special brand of people who own them and take care if them. Either way, we got a a great floater that we are so happy with. A side note, I come from a long line of boaters but my family has mostly been 'classic' boat owners and we are a Chris-Craft family through and through. I half-jokingly mentioned to my wife that I may be shunned by pulling up in a Sea Ray! That didn't happen of course, but boat owners are very loyal to their brand. The Portage shipping canal and Portage Lake are great boating areas. From day-tripping, to fishing to week long trips to Isle Royale, it's all available to us. Our family's maiden voyage will be to Isle Royale the second week of June. We only got a couple weeks of use this fall so not many photos yet. This one is of my middle daughter at the helm. We were settling in for the sun set on Lake Superior just north of the Portage Canal's North entry. I look forward to learning more form all of you in the future!
    Randy
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  12. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    215
    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    8.1
    Looks brand new!! You found yourself a gem

    I didn't know about the map so I pinned myself as well

    Merry Christmas!
     
  13. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    815
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Congrats, welcome and Merry Christmas! Boat looks great for the age. I am sure it's going to be a long winter waiting for the spring.

    -Kevin
     
  14. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Welcome aboard Capt Randall, are you at H&Y?
     
  15. terryp

    terryp Member

    51
    Sep 2, 2010
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    2007 Sundancer 300
    Twin Merc 350 stern drives, bow thruster
    We just bought a 2007 300 from original owner with 240 hrs, just like new as well. Have it moored at Kelowna, BC. Looking forward to spring as well.
     
  16. CaptainRandall

    CaptainRandall New Member

    12
    Dec 6, 2017
    1997 Sundancer 300
    Twin 260 Mercs
    Yes. Are you?
     
  17. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    No I'm not, I recognized the background in your pictures. I'm at the county marina.
     
  18. CaptainRandall

    CaptainRandall New Member

    12
    Dec 6, 2017
    1997 Sundancer 300
    Twin 260 Mercs
    H&Y doesn't quite have the amenities of the County marina but there are good people there and its a nice atmosphere.
     
  19. CaptainRandall

    CaptainRandall New Member

    12
    Dec 6, 2017
    1997 Sundancer 300
    Twin 260 Mercs
    I've lived in the UP my whole life and actually never been to that area.
     
  20. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Less amenities?:) We have a dock and a bathroom, I can see you have a dock....does that mean no bathroom?

    We go out to the island a couple times a summer. Haven't explored most of it yet. I hit rocks out there and have been probably overly cautious since. Beautiful out there when the bugs aren't unzipping the canvas trying to get in.:eek:
     
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