Spent today at Sea Ray

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  1. 2000SR380

    2000SR380 Member

    451
    Feb 17, 2014
    Emeryville, CA
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Express Cruiser
    Two 5.0L Gas Mercruiser V8, B3 Outdrives
    Legendary Captain Rusty :0)
    My Dad (Donald Wieber) was involved with bouncing the laser off the moon. Does that count? Apollo 11 placed a laser reflector on the lunar surface, and they fired a laser from Lick Observatory on Mt Hamilton, bounced it off the reflector and caught some of the returning light. My Dad designed and built the device that caught the returning light. I got to be in the press room for the experiment, and it was awesome. I was 10 or 11 years old. Guys were walking around in "space suits" because they needed a dust free environment to bounce the laser through the mirrors on the telescope. One spec of dust the VERY expensive mirrors would overheat and crack the second the laser went on. Not nearly as cool as building the Voyager, but still up there with "satellite Scientist".
    Jennifer and I have toyed with using the Miami Boat Show as an excuse to tour Miami. If we got a wild hair and flew out there, do you have any advice as to what Hotel we should try to call? It seems some have water taxi service to the show. Sounds fun.
     
  2. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    You need to book one on Collins Ave! That's right where Sea Ray has their boats and where all of the big boats and yachts are located.
     
  3. Buckeye Boater

    Buckeye Boater Member

    684
    Jun 19, 2007
    Wooster, OH
    215 Weekender 2006
    Merc 5.0 MPI 260 HP
    The show this year has a new location. I don't believe there will be anything on Collins Ave. According to the show's website Sea Ray will be displayed in Tent A and Booth's 707 & 708 in the water.

    Here's a link -- http://www.miamiboatshow.com/
     
  4. Capt. Rusty Higgins

    Capt. Rusty Higgins Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    717
    Nov 6, 2006
    Florida
    The yacht delivery captain for Sea Ray Boats Inc.
    mostly 1100hp CAT/MAN
    Casey....we will still be on Collins with the big boats.

    R
     
  5. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda

    hah!
     
  6. 2000SR380

    2000SR380 Member

    451
    Feb 17, 2014
    Emeryville, CA
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Express Cruiser
    Two 5.0L Gas Mercruiser V8, B3 Outdrives
    Sounds like Collins-ish would be best. I do like to walk the shows and see what is cool, and new, but plan-A would be to see the new Sea Rays. I am pretty last minute on this idea and we are juggling off days to see if it makes sense for his year. Both Myself and the Admiral are ready for a few day break, and Miami does sound like a nice choice in February. Thanks! I would LOVE to tour the factory sometime, but right now MIAMI has nicer ring to it!
     
  7. Buckeye Boater

    Buckeye Boater Member

    684
    Jun 19, 2007
    Wooster, OH
    215 Weekender 2006
    Merc 5.0 MPI 260 HP
  8. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Cap'n Rusty, always pictured with the loveliest ladies! ;-)
     
  9. flyingz06

    flyingz06 New Member

    21
    May 30, 2015
    Michigan
    Sundeck 240
    350hp
    Im looking for a new searay 350 or Regal 35 SC. Do they typically display boats these sizes or just like 45s and up? Thank you!
     
  10. Steve195

    Steve195 Member

    314
    Jan 15, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    2017 Sweetwater 2286 WB Tri-toon
    Yamaha 150 Outboard
    As the show gets closer (it's in Feb.) you'll be able to search to see exactly what boats will be there.
     

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