Sea Ray Homecoming Cruiser/Sport Boat Expo !! Here we go!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Capt. Rusty Higgins, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    Arriving at the Plant on Friday morning:

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  2. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    We went on a plant tour of the Knoxville facility:


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  3. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    So, then it was time for the boat rides:

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  4. BlewByYou88

    BlewByYou88 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jul 24, 2010
    Arizona
    268 Sea Ray Sundancer 1988
    2X 4.3L 4bbl Mercs w/ Alphas
    You will notice on the plant tour....we didn't look very happy.....Why you ask? Well....you would have thought we were in a Bayliner plant....:smt009
     
  5. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    TROUBLEMAKER... :smt043
     
  6. PIRATES BOOTY

    PIRATES BOOTY New Member

    45
    Jul 10, 2008
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    97 250DA
    5.7 w/ Bravo 3
    That's not what you were saying during the tour.....You kept talking bout how "Purdy those Bayliners were.....:lol:".

    Our expressions were due to the fact we were all hanging on every word of our Tour Guide..., or maybe is was indigestion.... I can't remember.

    Andy
     
  7. PIRATES BOOTY

    PIRATES BOOTY New Member

    45
    Jul 10, 2008
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    97 250DA
    5.7 w/ Bravo 3
    Thank you for all of the pics Rick. You did an outstanding job of capturing the spirit of the event. We all felt like we were being stalked by a genuine "Paparazzi". You certainly made me feel impotent.... wait, I mean important....

    Andy
     
  8. BOATER JOHN

    BOATER JOHN Member SILVER Sponsor

    280
    Oct 4, 2007
    STREETSBORO,OH
    2016 350 SUNDANCER
    TWIN 8.1 BRAVO 3
    Rick I have to agree,thanks for the memories.Sorry I didn't get to talk to you .
     
  9. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    Don't thank me yet. I still have a couple hundred more to go. Trying to finish tonight before I go to bed.
     
  10. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    So, after all that walking and riding, it was time to eat. The kind folks at Sea Ray held a pig-pickin' out in the parking lot.

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  11. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    So, some of the guys brought their classic boats for a contest.


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    The awards were given out to a couple of our guys.

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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  12. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    Next, THE SURPRISE

    We had some plaques made up with CSR burgees, the burgees were courtesy of Jim Maier our website owner, and presented them to Rob Parmentier, President Sea Ray Boat Group, Rob Noyes, Vice Presient of Marketing, Sea Ray Boat Group and our own Rusty Higgins, Yacht Delivery Captain, Extraordinaire, Sea Ray Boat Group. Needless to say, they were surprised and appreciative.


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  13. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    After lunch, it was group photo time. Hopefully, everyone heard the announcement and got in the photo:

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  14. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    And, finally a couple of photos I had left over:

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  15. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    And, thanks to the guys who started this deal:

    Captain Rusty Higgins

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    Jim Maier, BOE Marine
    www.boemarine.com
    Best Prices, Best Advise and widest selection on Marine Electronics and Outfitting.



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    And to the good folks at Sea Ray who built our boats:

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    Let's Go Boating!
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  16. Phlorida

    Phlorida New Member

    867
    Sep 15, 2010
    Satellite Beach, FL
    1995 250 Sundancer
    5.7L Mercruiser w/Bravo II
    Was anyone else disappointed that Jim Maier actually looks nothing like Captain Hiram Paulding?

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  17. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    That actually looks like Frank...

    If the CSR FBI hadn't confiscated my pics I would prove it to you. Well next year you will have to come to see for yourself.

    MM
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  18. Lucky's

    Lucky's New Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    Actually this looks like Frank...

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    Shaun
    Sent from my iPhone
     
  19. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Not enough shots of guys in orange shirts holding mics and pictures and such. You could have taken more.
     
  20. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs

    LoL!
     

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