Took first trip to Keys by boat.

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Richie89, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    it was awesome. will be first of many trips! my chillin' out level was increased to expert.
     
  2. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
  3. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    It's a wonderful place, one of all time favorite places to be on a boat.

    Hope your birthday was a great time.

    Mark
     
  4. 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.
    Yeah, I think I could enjoy chillaxin' in that setting! Looks like a nice place to sit on the beach and just unwind.
     
  5. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    Glad you had a great trip! now how about some more pics and details!
     
  6. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    Left Miami, windy so Biscayne Bay was very choppy. Cut through to Hawk's Channel (ocean side) at Adam's cut. Was very shallow, showing 1 foot of water under boat at times :(
    http://[​IMG]
     
  7. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    Spent first few days in Key Largo, at the Marina Del Mar resort. We loved it, ate at Sharkey's, Dockside, and Snook's. First pix i posted in this thread was taken from Snook's at sunset. This pic was taken in canal going to marina.http://[​IMG]
     
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  8. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Pic looks like you are headed towards Crash Corner on the Largo entrance canal...

    Also good place to keep in mind for cutting between inside and outside is Angel fish. Comes out near Ocean Reef, just a few miles from Largo. The shallow water is at the entrance and exit - the inside of the cut is fine at any tide.
     
  9. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    exactly right Footballfan! that is a tight canal. at one point, just after crash corner, the boat in front of me decided to tie up and a boat was coming at us and i ended up in the middle with 3 boats abreast. a little nerve wracking.
     
  10. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    our favorite place in Key Largo was Sharkey's.
    http://[​IMG]
     
  11. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Looks amazing! Love the pics, post all you can!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  12. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    At Marina Del Mar, about to go to dinner.
    http://[​IMG]
     
  13. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    remember that spot well.......when we were there a year or so ago we were right across the canal from the dive boats in the background of your picture.....did you ride the "African Queen"?
     
  14. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    no we didn't, but while laying out on our sunpads, we waved at the African Queen passengers many times.
     
  15. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    Great pics. Looks like a great time...Your boat has been alot of places. From day 1 pickup in Annapolis, MD to Key West, FL!!
     
  16. JC3

    JC3 Active Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
    N/A
    N/A
    Richie, You took Adams cut? Between the depth and the bridge I bet it got sporty! When I had my GlacierBay 2685 I forgot to lower my Antenna as I
    went under the bridge. Not so good. After new antennas all was well except my pocket book and pride. Del Mar is good. I hope you had a great time.
    JC
     
  17. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    we did have a great time! after Key Largo we went out snorkeling, then cruised down to Postcard Inn Marina at Holiday Isle in Islamorada.http://[​IMG]
     
  18. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
  19. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    after a few more days, we cruised back to Miami, staying on the bay side and in the ICW. we had a headwind and still averaged about 25 mph all the way back to Miami, getting back in about 3.5 hours! http://[​IMG]
     
  20. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    Arrived back at Haulover Marine Center, they put boat on a work rack, and i washed it down before they racked it inside. it is so nice racking a clean boat and knowing it will be just as clean in a month when i come back. no pelican poop covering boat when i return. http://[​IMG]
     

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