New Sea Ray owner, Mystic CT

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  1. MysticBoater

    MysticBoater New Member

    43
    Jan 26, 2013
    CT
    "Island Dancer", 2011 Sundancer 310
    Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG Seacore w/Axius drive
    I tried taking some photos of the boat but she is packed into the warehouse so tightly surrounded by other boats I could not get any good over all photos.

    I did however; take a photo of our draft version of her vesselidentification. Since she is going to beUSCG documented they require the letters to be a minimum of 4”. There isn’t that must room on the stern.

    So this is what I have come up with as attempt number 1. The font for her name will remain as shown; thefont for the home port is for reference only. They are shown at the required 4”height.

    Any thought?? As you can see it’s tapped over her present nameand home port.

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    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  2. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster New Member

    727
    Mar 27, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    1995 Sundancer 290
    Generator, AC
    Twin Mercruiser 4.3L
    I dont think the home port letters need to be that big. They certainly arent I mine and I'm CG documented as well.

    Would you have more room if you moved the name down to where the port is? Doesn't look like you have to worry about the hinges & latches interfering down there.
     
  3. MysticBoater

    MysticBoater New Member

    43
    Jan 26, 2013
    CT
    "Island Dancer", 2011 Sundancer 310
    Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG Seacore w/Axius drive
    I actually have considered moving the name below the home port;it would allow the name to be seen when the camper canvas is on and allow for moreroom as you stated. The admiral isn’t crazyabout reversing it and I am not sure if there is a regulation that it needs to beunder the vessel’s name. Does anybody knowif there is such a regulation?

    May I ask how large your letters are?

    Thanks for you input!
     
  4. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Anyway of moving the home port to the front edge of your swimplatform? And put the name where you have the homeport now? I think if you shrink the homeport font to fit the platform no one would really bother you . Me personally would like to see a little more finesse on the name font, (just me) nice boat.
     
  5. MysticBoater

    MysticBoater New Member

    43
    Jan 26, 2013
    CT
    "Island Dancer", 2011 Sundancer 310
    Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG Seacore w/Axius drive
    Great idea! I can't wait to go to the dealer next weeknd and meassure the platform to see how much room there is. Is there anybody out there that has a 2011-13 DA 310 that can get that for me sooner that woul be great. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  6. MysticBoater

    MysticBoater New Member

    43
    Jan 26, 2013
    CT
    "Island Dancer", 2011 Sundancer 310
    Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG Seacore w/Axius drive
    Dealer checked with USCG, can't seperate the name from port. Back to square one....
     
  7. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Damn it.
     
  8. Rich122

    Rich122 Member

    295
    Aug 7, 2007
    MYC-Stony Point, NY
    '10 540DA, t/t:Amanzi350-40hp
    Raymarine G150s HD MFDs/48kw Radar/DSM300 Sounder
    Cummins QSC8.3-600s
    Pod Drive/Skyhook
    21.5kw Onan
    Port has to be 4" minium height. Have you measured the height of the transom below the "rumble seat"? You can make the port 4" high with thin lettering, and see what room you have to place the name of the boat. You can be creative with the name and using upper and lower case as you did may be able to go around the canvas bungee holders.

    Don't forget you will need to have an Number board 3" high affixed PERMENANTLY to the hull. best is inside the ER. on a stringer or someplace flat.
     
  9. MysticBoater

    MysticBoater New Member

    43
    Jan 26, 2013
    CT
    "Island Dancer", 2011 Sundancer 310
    Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG Seacore w/Axius drive
    Here is the latest layout; I think this will be close to the final design. The home port is 4” is height and narrower then the first photo. Thelower case letters in the vessel’s name are a bit larger then 4”. I have a working layout decreasing their height and I hope to print it and tape it to the boat tomorrow or Thursday (f the weatheris as bad as they clam it maybe). If it works I’ll then turn it over to the professionals’ and let them clean it up.

    The vessel name will be as dark as home port in the final product. I can only do so much with the tools I have to print the mark ups.

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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013
  10. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    I liked it better in your first photo, staggered put "island" in the upper left hand corner and "dancer" as far down and right . Man your port font looks huge in these photos.
     
  11. MysticBoater

    MysticBoater New Member

    43
    Jan 26, 2013
    CT
    "Island Dancer", 2011 Sundancer 310
    Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG Seacore w/Axius drive
    ok last one, this layout goes to the sign shop on Saturday so they can work their magic. Homeport is 3-3/4" as is the lower case of the vessel name.

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  12. MysticBoater

    MysticBoater New Member

    43
    Jan 26, 2013
    CT
    "Island Dancer", 2011 Sundancer 310
    Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG Seacore w/Axius drive
    Here are some additional photos of the boat I took tonight:

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    Now all I need is summer to begin!
     
  13. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Nice pics!!
     
  14. BOATER JOHN

    BOATER JOHN Member SILVER Sponsor

    279
    Oct 4, 2007
    STREETSBORO,OH
    2016 350 SUNDANCER
    TWIN 8.1 BRAVO 3
    Name on back looks good.Boat also looks good.Enjoy!
     
  15. rcmafgny

    rcmafgny Active Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2008 33 Sundancer; Kohler Gen set; Simrad electronics
    Twin 8.1 Horizons w/ V Drives
    Best of Luck!
     
  16. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Very nice. Enjoy it


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  17. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster New Member

    727
    Mar 27, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    1995 Sundancer 290
    Generator, AC
    Twin Mercruiser 4.3L
    Agreed, name looks much better than initial post and boat looks great.
     
  18. MysticBoater

    MysticBoater New Member

    43
    Jan 26, 2013
    CT
    "Island Dancer", 2011 Sundancer 310
    Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG Seacore w/Axius drive
    One more week until delivery and launch!!! Here is the finished name and homeport:

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    This week will drag!!!!
     
  19. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Very nice. Bet you can't wait?
     
  20. MysticBoater

    MysticBoater New Member

    43
    Jan 26, 2013
    CT
    "Island Dancer", 2011 Sundancer 310
    Twin Mercruiser 350 MAG Seacore w/Axius drive
    Island Dancer was launched on Thursday (the photo is of me bringing her around to her new home with the delivery mechanic on board) it was chilly with 15 knt winds. On Friday, along with the dealer, we took her out for a shake down cruise; it wasn’t long before the fogged rolled in and we returned to the dock with winds gusting to 20 -30 knts

    We spent the long weekend living on board (Thu-Sun) and it may have hit a high of 50 degrees and the wind still hasn’t settled down. Hopefully we can take her on longer ride next week with no fog or gusty wind.

    The generator is not working, starts then shuts off. The dealer is sending a generator expert to get it up and running. The only other issue is with the Vessel View, it beeps a non critical error that the compass is not installed correctly. Without it working skyhook and several other functions will not operate. The dealer along with Mercruiser are looking into a fix and hopefully will be corrected quickly, may just need software reset. As everyone knows having the alarm going off is not what you want to hear on your first run.

    After only one weekend using the electric grill I could never buy another boat without it. We had scallops, grilled vegetables, steak and chicken kabobs. With the temperatures dropping at night intothe 40’s cooking outside on a propane grill would not have been as enjoyable.

    One thing I learned the hard way, Axius is no match for 20-30 knt wind guests. With the joystick in full reverse it was no match, the boat would not respond and had to be docked the old fashion way with the throttle levers.

    But the worst thing that happened was having to leave to return home for another week at work.

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    Last edited: Apr 21, 2013

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