Sea Ray Saturday

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by blaster, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Mikemapva

    Mikemapva Member

    493
    Aug 6, 2007
    Potomac River, VA
    2001 Chaparral Signature 300
    Twin 5.0 Volvo DPs with 7KW Kohler
    Thanks for the picture update. I've never hit anything over that way with the boat, we used to go tubing over in that direction in the old boat. I'm sure I'm due to hit something soon.

    Mike
     
  2. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Not the prettiest day on the water but I still enjoyed myself.


    IMG_20131019_175103_088.jpg

    Getting a ride back to my boat. My friend took me deep in the cove to fish.

    IMG_20131019_151432_201.jpg

    Mount Vernon

    IMG_20131019_150305_174.jpg

    Fort Washington
     
  3. WDCboater

    WDCboater Member

    962
    Oct 3, 2010
    Washington, DC
    2010 350 Sundancer
    Raymarine c95 GPS
    KVH Satellite
    Twin Mercury 8.1 Horizon V-Drives
    Looking good. We took the boat over to National Harbor today with some friends. Had a great time. National Harbor's marina was full and they found us a spot in between several large yachts along the fuel dock.
     
  4. Mikemapva

    Mikemapva Member

    493
    Aug 6, 2007
    Potomac River, VA
    2001 Chaparral Signature 300
    Twin 5.0 Volvo DPs with 7KW Kohler
    Where is your first shot? Which cove is that?
     
  5. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    That's the MD side across from Gunston cove. The point where the boats are tied up is Ruth B Swan park.
     
  6. Mikemapva

    Mikemapva Member

    493
    Aug 6, 2007
    Potomac River, VA
    2001 Chaparral Signature 300
    Twin 5.0 Volvo DPs with 7KW Kohler
    Got it. Now I recognize it. Right at the mouth of the Pomonkey. I've pulled up on that sand before with my Sea Ray.

    Didn't recognize it being so uncrowded.

    Mike
     
  7. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    IMG_20131021_175628_208.jpg IMG_20131021_173636_827.jpg IMG_20131021_173601_165.jpg

    Snapped a couple shots from crappie fishing this afternoon. My friend met me after work and we caught 7 nice size crappie under the I 95 South bound bridge.
     
  8. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    IMG_20131110_160207_763.jpg
    Went out last weekend, sure was nice in the protected waters.

    IMG_20131110_160222_666.jpg
    Met one of my hardy friends for some fishing.

    IMG_20131110_161115_552.jpg
    He had a heck of a time on the main stem in 2-3 foot waves. I followed him for a while until he got to the calm water on the VA side. He got all wet in his new Jon boat.
     
  9. Mikemapva

    Mikemapva Member

    493
    Aug 6, 2007
    Potomac River, VA
    2001 Chaparral Signature 300
    Twin 5.0 Volvo DPs with 7KW Kohler
    Looks pretty cold!
     
  10. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Haven't posted pics in a while. For all of those who ask about fishing from your sport boat, here's how I do it.

    IMG_20140729_155420_043.jpg
    IMG_20140729_162349_635.jpg
    IMG_20140801_190307_263.jpg
    Thanks to Jim at BOE for the awesome sonar setup!
    IMG_20140801_200347_148.jpg
    Here's the result of four hours fishing Chautauqua Lake.
    IMG_20140801_200921_551.jpg
    38" musky
    IMG_20130712_212951_555.jpg
    And two nice walleye.
    IMG_20140731_131903_419.jpg
    Plus I took my daughter and her cousin out.
     
  11. IanBat

    IanBat New Member

    Nov 19, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Pro Tournament 36' 1999
    Twin Cummins 5.9L 370hp B Series
    Nice fish.

    We took the 330 out 2 weeks ago, we were 80 km off the coast, had 4 rods and a teaser set up on the troll, had a 4way hit with one hookup.

    Fought a bluefin tuna for 2 3/4 hours before the leader broke, we had the fish at the back of the boat several times but never within reach of the leader, we are calling the fish for over 100kg.

    So yes you can comfortably fish out of a sports boat..........isn't that why they call them a sports boat?

    Went out a week later on a flybridge and we caught this 40 kg model


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     

    Attached Files:

  12. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Yeah spray nine and then pressure wash. Normally I take the carpet out but the kids were tubing and I got lazy. Its gonna smell if I don't wash it tomorrow. I will take it to the self serve carwash where I can clip it to the wall and hose the crap out of it.
     
  13. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    I was fishing alone and if I had a photographer/driver then it never would have touched the carpet. I wanted a pic though. I released it healthy and it swam away.
     
  14. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    I was staring at the carpet also thinking the same thing.
     
  15. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    My #1 priority is the fish, carpet be damned! I want to replace it soon anyway, I might get one more season out of it.
     
  16. all about fun

    all about fun Member

    69
    Mar 3, 2011
    Nebraska
    2005 240 SD
    Pewter, factory wake-board tower
    350 Mag w BIII drive
    Nice sonar set up. I've been threatening to trade our 200 BR for a fishing boat, but have met some resistance.
    Can you elaborate about the sonar set up? Do you have any pictures of the other associated components? That might be a viable option for me to pursue.
    Thanks,

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
     
  17. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Here is a shot of the ram mount.
    IMG_20140801_200330_945.jpg
    This is the structure scan module.
    IMG_20130529_181934_825.jpg
    The structure scan xducer is transom mount 6" to the right of the keel.

    The sounder xducer is a b60 through hull which replaced the stock xducer for my in dash depth finder.

    The only gripe I have is the screen is a little small on my HDS 5. My next project will be adding a second MFD to the port side with a larger screen and networking them through the structure scan module.

    If you have questions give the folks at BOE a call, their a wealth of knowledge. And the best time to buy a new system is usually in march before boating season. That's when the best prices are offered and the best manufacture rebates are available.

    Oh and I added 4-30° sea ray stainless rod holders which were less than $60 each at my dealer. They loom sharp with a sea ray logo on them. My mid ship rod holders are 0° lee stainless which I'm not using in the pics. For those I have rod riggers which let's me put two more 8' rods in my spread.

    Fishing alone I can't handle more than three but with help I can run two rods on each down rigger and one on each rod rigger. With that setup I can fish baits at six different depths and cover a good bit of the water column.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014
  18. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Nice tuna Ian:thumbsup:
     
  19. all about fun

    all about fun Member

    69
    Mar 3, 2011
    Nebraska
    2005 240 SD
    Pewter, factory wake-board tower
    350 Mag w BIII drive
    Thanks for the information. I wasn't aware that the sonars were that complex - learn something new everyday. I like the installation set up - nice and discrete. Can you upgrade the screen alone, without all of the other if you wanted a bigger screen?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
     
  20. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Yes, I can plug in any HDS or certain simrad mfd's in two seconds. Minus the mounting situation.

    BOE does a really clean neat install, I highly recommend them. If anyone is even close to the middle bay or NJ shore its worth the drive. Reasonable labor rate too.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014

Share This Page

Show Sidebar