New Year in Key West

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Alex F, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Sound good. I'll call the restaurant tomorrow.
     
  2. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    SeaGreg - sent an private message.
     
  3. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    John, PM sent.
     
  4. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Steve, you're all set. I've added 4 more to your party. We have total of 22 people for the feast now.


    List of Feast Attendees:
    [CSR Name], [Boat Name], [Number of People]
    Alex F, Inspiration, Party of 5
    COD, Retreat, Party of 6
    shadow9999, SeaDuced, Party of 4
    N/A, Bad Habit, Party of 5
    Gimme Time, Gimme Time, Party of 2

     
  5. cod

    cod Member GOLD Sponsor

    664
    Nov 25, 2010
    Naples, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge/
    Cummins QSM 11's/
    Sounds great Alex... Thanks! Looking forward to it....
     
  6. Big Island Lifer

    Big Island Lifer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2010
    Minnesota
    '96 330 Formula SS
    For Sale '85 255 Amberjack
    Single 5.7
    Hope you guys post lots of pics.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. shadow9999

    shadow9999 Member

    110
    Nov 23, 2009
    NJ and FL
    Viking Sport Cruiser 50
    Volvo D12's


    Just sent you a PM.
     
  8. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    I got a call from the SHOR restaurant management. They wanted to confirm our plans and mentioned that due to very busy time of the year, they might have to make some re-arrangements. Chances are, they’ll be putting us (party of 22) in a special area upstairs, one level up from the main restaurant level. They said that it will provide more privacy for our group and the views are even better with large windows overlooking the shoreline and the ocean. I was told that the area will be decorated for us to present festive feel.

    Since most of us arrive to KW few days before the big night, we should go over and take a look at the setup, and make sure it’s to our satisfaction. This way we’ll have couple days to make any adjustment, if necessary.

    The chef is still working on the menu, but so far the word is that it won’t be a prefixed one. They’re looking to limit their regular menu (in order they can accommodate large crowd) and add some specials as well. As soon as I’ll get the updated menu for the feast, I’ll pass it along.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2015
  9. araxton

    araxton New Member

    59
    Jun 17, 2013
    Virginia Beach
    260 Sundancer (2001)
    5.7 Mercruiser
    All
    I've been following your thread and very excited for you all. I'll be in Key West (first time) for New Year. Unfortunately, not making the trip in my little 260, but hope you all don't mind if I stop by the docks to meet some of you. I'll be two weeks out from hip replacement, so I'll be the guy with a cane (or at least a limp). Safe and fun trip to you all!
    Al Ralston
     
  10. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Hey Al,

    You're welcome to come by anytime. If you want to ensure we're on board during your visit, PM me and we'll exchange the numbers for better coordination.
     
  11. WannaBoat

    WannaBoat New Member

    17
    Jun 7, 2012
    Southeast
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Damn I am jealous. I really need to buy a boat. Have fun all!
     
  12. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Thanks!

    You've got the whole 2 weeks to buy a boat and join us. :grin:
     
  13. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    AJ and I have reached the long awaited destination.
    Mike (ididntdoit) won't make it to KW. But, the rest of the group should be here tomorrow. :smt038 The wind is slowly calming down. With 3'ers on the east coast, you guys should have a good ride. Safe travels, see everyone tomorrow.
     
  14. JC3

    JC3 Active Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
    N/A
    N/A
    Alex, You guys have a great New Years! Take plenty of pictures for us Inland dirt trapped guys to
    Uh and Awe over. JC
     
  15. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Roger that, JC. Happy New Year to you as well!!!

    Cheers...
     
  16. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Alex,

    Did you go down inside or Hawks channel?

    We are going down to sunset marina in south beach Tom, the to Faro on wed. Looks like things are calming abit, current plans are to just go Hawks on Wed.

    <<<< in such a boating happy mood tonight.

    Mark
     
  17. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Hey Mark,

    I took my usual route, ICW from FTL via Miami. Then I went to No Name harbor for the night. From NNH I stayed inside up until the Channel 5, where I jumped outside until Duck Key. In case you'll go on the inside, keep an eye on AC hazard marks from buoys "76" to "84". I suggest to go to displacement speed and do this stretch nice and easy. I didn't watch the tide, as I know this section and it's fine for me.

    From DK it was all outside. Faro and Marathon in general was a lot of fun.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
  18. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Thanks Alex,

    Thinking that we will run down Biscayne and go out at Angelfish. If the winds are still up any, at least they will be behind us.

    Mark
     
  19. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    I'd say you should expect mostly beem seas. Even though the wind was suppose to shift slightly, the seas have been mostly out of the ESE for the past two weeks, so the momentum remains unchanged, even with slight wind direction change. In any event, you'll be looking at mostly 3'ers and our boats take that with ease, especially at the beem.

    When we started our trip, I was travelling in 20kts winds with 4-5'ers and it was not too bad. I think you'll do just fine, since the winds are slowly calming down.

    Safe travels, Mark. Keep us posted if you find some new and interesting ports/marinas.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2015
  20. cod

    cod Member GOLD Sponsor

    664
    Nov 25, 2010
    Naples, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge/
    Cummins QSM 11's/
    Mark,

    You will be fine staying on the Florida Bay side. I took the same path as Alex on this trip but no need to jump outside if you are going to Faro Blanco. You will have a more comfortable ride on the bay side. I've run from Islamorada down to Faro Blanco and you have enough water. The only spot where the water gets a little skinny is when the channel crosses a shallow reef but at those locations, the channel is well marked. I've gotten used to seeing 4-5 ft on the depth gauge in these waters. The bigger problem is all the traps you have to navigate though.
    Enjoy and maybe we will see you at FB...
     

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