Tampa Bay Area to Boynton Beach

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by 45Gunner, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. 45Gunner

    45Gunner New Member

    18
    Sep 22, 2019
    Boynton Beach, FL
    440 EB 1995
    Caterpillar 3116
    Just bought a boat that is in the Apollo Beach area. Survey and Sea Trial is next week and expect to take delivery by mid to late November. My wife and I will be repositioning the boat to our dock in Boynton Beach. It's been 20 years since my last boat but I always remember how much fun it was to travel with other boats...old friends and new friends.

    Anyone that may like to make the journey with us, chime in. For us, it is indeed about the journey. We will take three to four days as there is no hurry and a lot to see.

    Our newest acquisition is a 440 SeaRay Express Bridge Cruiser.
     
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  2. 45Gunner

    45Gunner New Member

    18
    Sep 22, 2019
    Boynton Beach, FL
    440 EB 1995
    Caterpillar 3116
    Sad to say, what was to be our next boat failed Survey due to structural damage caused by a termite infestation. Thank goodness the Surveyor caught it. The search continues and scheduled to look at two boats next week.
     
  3. ENstig8or

    ENstig8or Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    111
    Jun 4, 2013
    New Jersey
    2003 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge.....

    2016 Sea Ray 21 SPX BR
    Cummins 480CE (450)
    Mercruiser 4.3L (21 SPX)
    Wow! That's a new one to me. I've never heard of a termite infestation on a boat, unless it was sitting in someone's yard for 10 years. Just another reason to never "cheap out" on a good survey.
     
  4. 45Gunner

    45Gunner New Member

    18
    Sep 22, 2019
    Boynton Beach, FL
    440 EB 1995
    Caterpillar 3116
    I had never heard of a termite infestation on a boat before I got involved in this situation. As I do research, I have been reading all types of horror stories about these infestations. Just this morning, I spoke to another broker about a boat and told him I am a serious buyer as the boat I was going to buy had a termite infestation. He was not surprised and said its a lot more common than people realize. What I take away from all this is when I do buy my next boat, even if there is no sign of termites, I will have the boat tented and fumigated. It may take a couple of days of use away but will save heartache and $$$$ in the long run. Probably a good idea to do it each time the boat is hauled out for bottom paint.
     
  5. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    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.
    Good job on getting a survey done. Finding the termite infestation is one of the reasons why we hire surveyors.
     

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