Newbie Seeking Help with a 2011 350 Sundancer - Tampa Bay Area

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by argus1, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. argus1

    argus1 Member

    68
    Apr 12, 2015
    Apollo Beach, FL
    2011 350 Sundancer
    MerCruiser 377 MAG ECT w/Bravo III Drives, Axius
    Hello all;

    Just getting into boating and feeling very overwhelmed. Just purchased a 2011 350 Sundancer. Wondering if there are any experienced owners with a similar boat in the Tampa Bay area that will be willing to help me learn the boat and navigation around Tampa Bay? I am in Apollo Beach, close to the TECO Power Plant. Boat will be probably be delivered to me around March 1, 2017.

    I am currently taking The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship Course; learning a lot of new things but it does not provide any hands training; a lot of talk of what can go wrong. I need be comfortable getting the boat on and off the lift, navigating down my canal into bay where the is the water depth is only 6-inches; understanding the ATONS so that I will stay in the deep part and stay out of the commercial shipping channels, not running over any manatees and then enjoy boating. YIKES!!!

    Thanks in advance.:huh:
     
  2. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    Congrats! Sounds like a great boat! Was it a private sale or a broker/dealer? Can/will they provide "orientation"? Even if they will, your best bet is to hire a licensed captain.......the best money you will spend.....do it until you are comfortable.
     
  3. argus1

    argus1 Member

    68
    Apr 12, 2015
    Apollo Beach, FL
    2011 350 Sundancer
    MerCruiser 377 MAG ECT w/Bravo III Drives, Axius
    Thanks, I will research a license captain for help.
     

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