We’re finally boating Snowbirds!

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Havana Shamrock, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member

    814
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Joe,

    Gimme Time is on your Starboard side coming down the Chesapeake Bay on the South side of the Rappahanock River, Just off the Bay 1,000yards coming in on Broad Creek, (Norview Marina, Deltaville, VA.).

    We plan to head South to KW Friday after Thanksgiving weather dependent. Made the trip several times and we typically run outside when we can. Here’s our 2018 trip South just to give you some general idea as each trip can & usually is a little different as the weather is ALWAYS IN CHARGE.

    Some days are longer & some are shorter depending on no schedule for sure. You’ll see we had longer stops in areas where family or friends are along our route.

    Shoot me a PM for cell number if you’d like and maybe we can catch ya when you’re coming through if you’d like depending on where we are when you think you’ll be coming through.

    2018 Southern run.
    11/23 Travel Day 1, 7:54-3:30, 98.4nm+-, DVL to Coinjock, missed 9:20 South bound lock opening which added an hour.

    11/24 Travel Day 2, 7:00-11:58 77.9nm, MM 136, To Belhaven Marina $113.28, Dinner at, 75.86nm, The Tavern At Jack’s Neck,

    11/25 Travel Day 3, 6:50-11:55, 58.9nm MM 202+-, Beaufort/Moorehead City Yacht Basin,

    11/26 Travel Day 4, 6:54-12:58, 67.7nm to Wrightsville Beach at The Bluewater Resturant & Marina over priced IMHO

    11/27 Travel Day 5, 11:10-11:50, 22.9nm to Southport Marina, note very short but slow on ICW

    11/28 Stayed in Southport to much wind

    11/29 Travel Day 6, 6:30-2:25, 122nm to Charleston, MM 469.0 The Harborage at Ashley Marina ran outside, Stayed (4) nights with lots of wind, rain & rough seas

    ICW optional stops if needed, MM 555, Skull Creek Marina, (843) 681-8436, Hilton Head Island

    MM 559, Windmill Harbor Marina, 843 681-9235 Portside heading South

    12/3 Travel Day 7, 7:30-3:00, 137.7nm, to Brunswick Landing Marina, Brunswick, Ga. 679.6, We Ran outside 2-3 chop with 3-4’ swells Off Port Stern, Then had fog for two hrs with Auto Fog horn on.

    12/4 Travel Day 8, 7:10-3:00, 82.1nm, to St Augustine City Marina, MM 778.2 We Ran outside 2-3 chop with 3-4’ swells Off Port Stern,NW Winds 10-15

    12/7 Travel Day 9, 6:50-2:15, 110,nm, Cocoa Village Marina, MM 897.5, We Ran outside 2-3 chop with 3-4’ swells off Port stern, NW Winds 10-15

    12/9 Travel Day 10, 7:00-11:55, 59.9nm on ICW to Ft Pierce City Marina, MM 966.5,

    12/10 Travel Day 11, 7:15-1:30, 90.8nm, New River Downtown Docks, Slip 29 South side, 954) 828-5423, MM 1064.1+-,

    12/15 Ft Lauderdale Christmas Boat Parade

    12/16 Travel Day 12, 9:45-4:24, 148.9nm Left Ft Lauderdale Marina Fuel Dock, Outside by way of Hawks Channel to Stock Island Village Marina, KW

    Safe travels & enjoy your trip.

    John
     
  2. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island. N.Y.
    2005 500DB
    Furuno Electronics
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    John PM sent and thank you for the info very helpful.
     
  3. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Safe trip Joe, and of course ENJOY!!
     
  4. Gary B

    Gary B Member

    220
    May 20, 2015
    Long Island
    2007 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11
    Joe
    Enjoy the trip! We will be envious that you are living the good life aboard all winter in the Keys while up north we are looking at our boats on the hard in the cold. Looking forward to your pictures and posts
     
  5. jjcllc328

    jjcllc328 Member

    100
    Oct 31, 2016
    Long Island
    previous Boats
    2005 320DA
    2000 Formula 27pc
    1987 regal seabring 19f
    2001 460 DA Cummins 6CTA Diamond Series
    Joe,
    We are in soithport nc for the week at our house there. Let me know if and when your in the area . If we are still here we can get together
    John. Caluori
     
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  6. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island. N.Y.
    2005 500DB
    Furuno Electronics
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    hey John we are planning a stop in Southport funny you mentioned it. if all goes well I should be in Southport around Oct 17-28 th. I’ll text you when I’m
    Close to see if your still there it would be great to see you both.
     
  7. kysearay

    kysearay Active Member

    180
    Jun 15, 2017
    KY
    42 Sundancer

    65 Monticello
    8.1's gassers
    Congrats - hope to get out of my Ohio River pool very soon!
    safe travels
     
  8. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    Same here....lol. We are on the Ohio near Pittsburgh and have not been out of our pool yet.
     
  9. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island. N.Y.
    2005 500DB
    Furuno Electronics
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Update: we’re on the move. Left LI today and stopped at Liberty landing NJ met up with Larry and we’re heading out in the AM tonight we have a beautiful view.
    I’ll keep posting as we go along.

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  10. AMFM3

    AMFM3 Active Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Okanagan Lake, British Columbia
    370 Sundancer 1995 Raymarine C 120 Plotter / Radar
    7.4 L Twin inboards,
    V-Drives
    That's awesome! Low winds and fair seas...travel safe.

    Mark
     
  11. Three Seasons

    Three Seasons Member GOLD Sponsor

    36
    Jun 10, 2009
    Minnetonka
    290 Sundancer 2006 Twin
    Twin 5.0 Bravo 3
    So very cool!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Safe Travels
     
  12. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Here’s to following winds, safe seas, and a good journey.
     
  13. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Liberty Landing is a great spot.
    Have a safe trip!
     
  14. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member

    814
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s

    Joe,

    I’m curious as it looks like I see something mounted on you’re upper bridge storage compartment door just to the left of your thermostat? What might it be and could you post a better picture of it when you can?
     
  15. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island. N.Y.
    2005 500DB
    Furuno Electronics
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    John, it’s a Raymarine Axiom9 I had a second door made and installed it to use only for the new FLIR M232 I installed a few weeks ago.
     
  16. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    How did I miss this thread?? Have a great trip Joe, and post pics! I'm so jealous!! Mike
     
  17. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Safe Travels Joe!!! Hopefully I can add this type of trip to my bucket list... Awesome!
     
  18. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member

    814
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Joe, thanks for the info & idea. Hopefully you’ll use it going South only because you want to vs have to but what a great addition
     
  19. cod

    cod Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    726
    Nov 25, 2010
    Naples, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge/
    Cummins QSM 11's/
    Safe travels Joe. When you get down to Florida and cross the Okeechobee let me know where you are stopping for the night. I’m at Tarpon Point Marina which is in a great location after making the crossing.
     
  20. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    923
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    Safe travels and calm seas......Enjoy the winter. Following
     

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