Took first trip to Keys by boat.

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

  1. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    How did you guys like postcard inn? what location did you snorkel at? can't wait to head back that way!
     
  2. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    Postcard Inn was really nice. The food was good, great tiki bar, nice pool and beach area, really nice fire pits by marina. was usually protected inside marina, altho last night was very windy and i was banging on the pilings throughout night as my slip was pretty tight with only about a foot or so leeway between pilings and boat on each side. but it was my fault for not tying up better as it was calm before that last night. we snorkeled about 3 or so miles straight out from Key Largo canal at a couple dive sites. we followed some commercial dive boats out there and tied up to some mooring balls. crystal clear water, 83 degrees, lots of fish. the dock master at Marina Del Mar gave us a map. he said the sites are 6 to 10 miles offshore, but didn't seem like they were much more than about 3 miles off. http://[​IMG]
     
  3. Blkbird

    Blkbird Active Member

    244
    Jul 5, 2010
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1997 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer
    Twin 3126 CATS
    Definitely on the bucket list!
     
  4. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Good stuff!
     
  5. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    Going back down next month and just gonna dock at Miami Beach Marina for 4 days or so. The generator starting acting up so gonna stay plugged in and while i'm there, gonna try blasting out cooling lines in between beach time and eating time. i think i may have a clog. Love having our boat in Miami Beach these days.
     
  6. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Richie,

    Have you stayed at Sunset? Little further north if your primary destination is South Beach, but a short uber ride. Nice marina. The Miami beach marina is a great location - we stayed there some to get a jump on going to the Keys. But not wild about the facilities. For us was just an overnight stop.

    Sunset has better pool, health club, etc. Also if your coming in from out of town, there is a Publix across the street for provisioning. They let you bring the shopping cart back to the marina, then the dock staff gathers up the carts in the morning and takes them back to the store.

    Mark
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017
  7. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Now you're just showing off! Great pics and looks like a fantastic trip.
     
  8. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    football fan, haven't, but plan to stay at Sunset. in june, planning to run across to bimini for a few days, and they stay at sunset for rest of trip. and Humph, yep, gotta love a great pic :)
     
  9. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    When are you thinking in June? we will be heading over too
     
  10. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    our June trip will be either the first or second week in june. at most, we will run over to Bimini as we will only have one week.
     
  11. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    Still heading over? - will be down 6/1 and may head over that weekend.
     
  12. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    Nice.... Looks like you guys had fun.
     
  13. Richie89

    Richie89 Active Member

    550
    Aug 20, 2012
    Miami Beach, FL
    450 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 480 Zeus
    ididntdoit, we're going back next week and i'm going to work on the generator. i'm pretty sure the cooling line has a clog, or impeller needs changing. if i can get it sorted and working correctly, we would like to run over to Bimini around June 6 for a couple of days. will you still be there?
     
  14. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    That's funny, when I head down 6/1 I need to get some work done on the genny too.....I was going to leave the boat at bimini sands and fly back 6/5....not so sure now b/c I cant get a straight answer from anyone at the sands on my long term rate.....
     
  15. JC3

    JC3 Active Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
    N/A
    N/A
    Ididntdoit, Go over to The hull truth (Florida/Geo Section) and try BiminiBrad. He is setting up the "New"? HOA for the lack of knowledge on what to call it
    on Bimini Sands. I almost guarantee he will be able to help. Fair winds, JC
     
  16. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Newport, RI
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    "One Tough Kitty" jumped in to help me out as brad is stateside......we'll see - Thanks!
     

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