SPLASH 2018

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blueone, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I am thinking this has been such a brutal winter and a late start to spring. We need to celebrate our first launch day of 2018. Post a picture of your first splash so the rest of us still waiting can at least celebrate your success.
     
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  2. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    402
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    Don't have a picture yet, but hoping to get one on the 23rd. Stay tuned, fingers crossed. .....
     
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  3. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    LD and I went out last weekend here in TN ..... 47 degrees and chilly.

    Fortunately we can stay wet all year long.

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  4. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    315
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    Just waiting on the tide to come in! :D

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  5. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
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  6. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    518
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Right after dropping in after annual haul out Easter Weekend. It’s rained every day since, but at least bottom paint, wax, and zincs are all new.

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  7. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    315
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    Strecker25....we stay in the water year round so I have no "splash" to look forward to. During what I think was the 2nd Nor'Easter this year, we experienced what the locals call a Blowout Tide. WNW winds for several days. Even out on the main channel of the Potomac River, the water line was WAY out from shore.

    I hope you got a kick out of this. Oh, at my Spring Start-up two weeks ago, I made sure to flush my seacocks very well prior to lining them up to the engines, generator and HVAC. You should have seen the muddy water. Then I had to clean the bilge!

    Headed to the boat this morning. Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. Helping a buddy splash his boat tomorrow morning. Tomorrow afternoon, he and I will spend a few hours practicing our close quarters maneuvering around the marina. First day trip is planned for Saturday.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    Jaybeaux
     
  8. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member

    494
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    If you can wait a couple of months, I'll post mine.:(
     
  9. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    haha thats crazy. I guess it pays to make sure you've got plenty of mud under the keel for when she comes to rest. If that happened to us I'd maybe be able to get all the tools I've lost
     
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  10. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Just don't make this kind of SPLASH.

     
  11. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    315
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    Fi
    First sacrifice to the sea gods made this weekend.....utility knife, RIP.
     
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  12. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Slashed by 11:00 am Friday as scheduled! Let the season begin! 20180413_111112.jpg 20180413_113847.jpg 20180414_184537.jpg
     
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  13. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    S I guess this happens more often than you'd think. It looked like some of the trucks were in park or had parking brakes on. Did they just slide down the ramp? I'm sure pilot error was a major factor in most cases....
    Shawn
     
  14. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Nobody got their bottom wet this week?
     
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  15. Simpsonn8908

    Simpsonn8908 Member

    52
    Dec 18, 2017
    1998 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPIs V Drives
    Mine was. Parents came down to visit this past weekend. Took Zattera from Port Canaveral to Cocoa Village for dinner and drinks. Then out for a shuttle launch Saturday
     

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  16. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    They're launching Shuttles again? I thought they were all retired?
     
  17. Simpsonn8908

    Simpsonn8908 Member

    52
    Dec 18, 2017
    1998 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPIs V Drives
    Should be more specific. I think it was a Space X launch. Still cool to see from the water :)
     
  18. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Went in today in Rochester NY. 45* and sunny, big wind though. Need to compound above the rub rail, seadek on platform, camper canvas, and a million other things. But it’s floating.
     

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  19. SeaNile

    SeaNile Member

    368
    Aug 16, 2010
    West Chester, PA
    2005 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck w/496
    Mercruiser 496 MAG
    Went in 4/13 on a beautiful 80 degree day. It's been absolutely miserable around here since with this weekend barely making 60 degrees. Part of me thinks I should have waited and done the work while on land. At least its floating and now i look at the forecast several times a day planning the first actual trip out.
     
  20. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Always better to be in the water I think. Jobs tend to take longer to do, but much more enjoyable that way
     
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