smooth water

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by FootballFan, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Crossing Florida bay this morning.

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    Left marathon in the keys, going up the west coast of Florida.

    Was at the marina we stayed at in marathon, a dockhand who I have known for a while came by at 7 with the paper. I asked Mike how his day was starting out, he said "it's great, but nothing like the glorious day you are going to have going north".

    He knows the keys, and knew what the day was going to be.

    Wow, great boating day.

    Mark
     
  2. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    That is one fabulous pic! Be safe and enjoy!

    Bennett
     
  3. mwph

    mwph Active Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Lake Guntersville, Tennessee River, Alabama
    1998 250 DA
    7.4L, B3
    Great pic.
    What speed were you traveling at the time?
     
  4. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    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.
    Enjoy beautiful day in beautiful waters, Mark. Great pic.

    Safe travels.
     
  5. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Best part of trips in the keys since March has been the absence of crab/lobster pots. Pots come back in August.
     
  6. Smackledorf

    Smackledorf New Member

    18
    Oct 12, 2014
    Gibraltar, Michigan
    2001 Sea Ray 240 Sundeck
    5.7 Mercruiser w/Bravo 3
    I am so retiring to Florida
     
  7. Mike Blake

    Mike Blake Active Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yankeetown FL West coast
    89 340 Sundance all Raymarine.
    Gas hogs 454X2.
    I'm up in the Crystal River area and the wind was blowing crazy. It has calmed down now. Enjoy your day!!
     
  8. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We are in Naples tonight, slowly winding our way north.

    Mark
     
  9. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    551
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    Awesome! heading down to Marathon in October. thanks for the pic!
     
  10. k9medic

    k9medic Active Member

    538
    Mar 27, 2013
    Florida
    2005 23' twin engine jet boat
    1998 420 Aft Cabin
    twin jet 160hp.
    twin 3116 CATs

    We will be headed south out of Crystal River on 7/24 headed to the Abacos. Planning on over nighting in Indian Rocks Beach the first night, then Stump Pass the second if you are in the area at that time.
     
  11. Alegria

    Alegria Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lancaster,PA Boat: -Sue Creek, MD
    2000 410 DA
    3126 CAT
    Spent a week down in Marathon. Loved the keys! Herbies in Marathon was a great meal hogfish sandwich. , Also had a great Grouper sandwich down in Havana in Key West. Missed stone crab season.

    Sent from my LG-D850 using Tapatalk
     
  12. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We are on the west coast now. At Naples. We like Naples over Marco, just our personal opinion.

    Continuing north for a few days. At some will go back south to marathon, the 5 hour trip back to the east coast.

    Today our trip from Marco to Naples was a little over an hour.

    Tomorrow we are going to pink shells, bout an hour.

    That is the nice thing about the west coast of fl, you can hop locations that are 15-20 miles apart.

    Mark
     
  13. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Where are you staying?

    We really like Faro Blanco.

    Mark
     
  14. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    What a great pic! Thanks for sharing it with us. We ALL love running on flat water like that and it makes the memories we love to have.
     
  15. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    No pics, but probably one of the best boating days ever.

    The conclusion of the day was the dinghy anchored 50 yards off the white sand beach watching sunset into yhe Gulf of Mexico,, my wife, a nice gin & tonic, and a good cigar.

    We discussed that it was mental pictures and memories, not digital ones.

    Mark
     
  16. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    985
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Mark it looks like a great trip. The downside is I guess I won't see you in BaldHead in 2 weeks.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  17. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    That is the downside.

    We just ran out of time this year. This trip was originally be in June. Work and family - everything just got pushed back.

    Gives us new territory to look forward to. I am wanting to see your boat! Now that you have been on it a few months - what's your thoughts?
     

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