Pinellas County Meet Up

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Seevee, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Seevee

    Seevee Member

    238
    Dec 3, 2015
    St. Pete, FL
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 Merc Twins, Alpha One, Kohler 5kw
    All,

    Occasionally we go out and spend the night somewhere in the Pinellas County area on the west side from Ft. DeSoto to Tarpon Springs.

    Wouldn't mind meeting up with other Sea Ray owners occasionally.

    Some of our favorites that are fun and easy:
    Caladesi Island
    Three Rookers
    Shell Key (but hard for a good anchorages now)
    Egmont Key

    Sometimes just an evening... do dinner on the boat, watch the sun go down. Do breakfast on the boat in the morning and head home.

    Sometime we hang for the day or so, splash in the water, walk on an island, bring water toys like windsurfer, etc.

    Anyone interested?

    Planning one for Thursday evening hanging on the hook at Ft Desoto on the west side of the camping area. Probably head over to Gulfport in the morning for a late breakfast.

    We have a 280 Dancer for these trips.
     
  2. griff4

    griff4 Member

    115
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Hi Seevee: Let us know when you are heading out. We won't stay overnight, but would stay for the day. Griff4
     
  3. Seevee

    Seevee Member

    238
    Dec 3, 2015
    St. Pete, FL
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 Merc Twins, Alpha One, Kohler 5kw
    Griff4

    Will do. I can post here or email. Sent you a PM.
     
  4. Seevee

    Seevee Member

    238
    Dec 3, 2015
    St. Pete, FL
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 Merc Twins, Alpha One, Kohler 5kw
    Griff4 and all,

    Heading out to be at Ft. Desoto around 4 or 5pm tomorrow. Say hi if you're there. Will monitor 16. We are "Finally"

    Ft-Desoto2.jpg
     
  5. Seevee

    Seevee Member

    238
    Dec 3, 2015
    St. Pete, FL
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 Merc Twins, Alpha One, Kohler 5kw
    Heading out now, should be in the Ft. Desoto area around 4 to 430.

    "Finally"
     
  6. McKinley's Thunder

    McKinley's Thunder New Member

    9
    Mar 3, 2019
    South Pasadena Florida
    !986 Sea Ray Weekender 300. Standard Horizon 2200, Garmin echomap 94s+, echomap 93s+
    Twin Crusader 270's
     
  7. McKinley's Thunder

    McKinley's Thunder New Member

    9
    Mar 3, 2019
    South Pasadena Florida
    !986 Sea Ray Weekender 300. Standard Horizon 2200, Garmin echomap 94s+, echomap 93s+
    Twin Crusader 270's
    SeeVee: Nice to hear of others looking to form a flotilla! Love the spots you mentioned. I'm in Marine Max is South Pasadena with my "Southern Comfort II". We too are looking for fellow travelers to go boating and beaching. Let me know the next time you venture out. Share you profile? I'm retired FF/PM from Madeira Beach FD.
    PS Just noted dates on prev posts......are you still out there?
     
  8. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    You know SeeVee's post is 3 years old, right?
     
  9. McKinley's Thunder

    McKinley's Thunder New Member

    9
    Mar 3, 2019
    South Pasadena Florida
    !986 Sea Ray Weekender 300. Standard Horizon 2200, Garmin echomap 94s+, echomap 93s+
    Twin Crusader 270's
    Yes, after looking back I noticed he must have run aground somewhere. Thanks for the heads-up.
     
  10. griff4

    griff4 Member

    115
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Hi Mc Kinley. We are out of St Pete Beach and are interested in the same spots that you mentioned. Have stayed for weekends at Twin Dolphins, Riviera Dunes, Caladisi, Sarasota Hyatt, Magnison's, Tampa Marriott, and Useppa Island. Our summer day spots are either Shell Key (on the Gulf side), or Egmont. Usual dining at The Sea Dog, the Warf, Sea Critters, O'Maddeys, The Pub, or The Legion 273. Let us know when you are going out and we may be able to join in. Griff
     
  11. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    523
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    overnight Caladesi sounds good.. plugged in at the park... plan a weekend...
     
  12. McKinley's Thunder

    McKinley's Thunder New Member

    9
    Mar 3, 2019
    South Pasadena Florida
    !986 Sea Ray Weekender 300. Standard Horizon 2200, Garmin echomap 94s+, echomap 93s+
    Twin Crusader 270's
    Good Morning Griff: That sounds really good. I'll be in touch with you soon.
     
  13. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    891
    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    I just stayed at the vinoy, and at Tampa marriot waterside this weekend. We frequently go the Bunces Pass (between shell key and Ft Desoto), current is “interesting”, but we typically throw out both anchors to keep the stern towards the shore. It’s always well protected from the wind. My wife’s a tax accountant, so she is slammed right now (and she just skipped half Saturday, all day Sunday, and most of Monday, so she is a bit behind!), but in general, we can join in as well.
     
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  14. Bwardz50

    Bwardz50 New Member

    23
    Jul 3, 2018
    Lutz, FL
    2006 340 Sundancer
    2005 Mastercraft X2
    8.1 Mercruiser Horizons with V-Drives
    MCX 350 Indmar with V-Drive
    Glad I found this thread. I keep my boat in Tarpon and haven’t yet made it south of Downtown Dunedin. I like the to idea of venturing a little further for a meet-up.
     
  15. griff4

    griff4 Member

    115
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Hey Todd, we usually are at Shell Key. On the Gulf side, several hundred yards south of the Pass a Grille inlet. We found the tide current sometimes interesting at Bunces Pass. But on the Shell Key coastline there is no tidal current, only the ups and downs of the tide. Our pals with a classic old Carver Santigo are usually anchored near us. Griff
     
  16. griff4

    griff4 Member

    115
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Anyone thinking of a few days at Caladisi Island?
     
  17. griff4

    griff4 Member

    115
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    And there are real Ipswich fried clams at O'Maddy's restaurant in Gulfport! They have Gulfport's municipal floating docks nearby. A fun luncheon trip!
     
  18. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    523
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    maybe early june?
     
  19. badtothebones

    badtothebones Member

    132
    Oct 22, 2015
    Florida
    2015 260 Sundancer
    ECT 350 MAG MPI BR3
    Gulfport floating dock open again? Was there little over month ago and had some damage after storm and they closed it “until repairs completed”
     
  20. Griff 4

    Griff 4 New Member

    3
    May 27, 2019
    Bayliner 325
    two 350 cubic inch 250 hp Mercruiser engines Bravo II
    No, one end of the dock is taped off with orange tape. I can only guess that the dept of public works has put the dock on the back burner. Too bad. We want the Ipswich fried clams at O'Maddy's restaurant on Thursdays. On weekends, there are boats circling and waiting to get in there!
     

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