We’re finally boating Snowbirds!

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

  1. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Steve - where are you now?
     
  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.
    I was thinking we could have dinner together so I guess at your marina?
     
  3. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    209
    Dec 14, 2014
    Harbor Shores Marina, St Joseph, Michigan
    2009 52DB
    QSM11
    I would take the older Searays over the newer models any day. You have a great boat!
     
  4. cod

    cod Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    726
    Nov 25, 2010
    Naples, Fl.
    2005 500 Sedan Bridge/
    Cummins QSM 11's/
    Sounds like a plan... Request a slip on H dock. I believe the yacht at the end of the T dock departed today so it should be open. I’m on the inside of the T dock...... There are several restaurants at the marina.

    Carter- How are you? So I’m sure you now know I’m back at Tarpon Point. I saw your post about leaving your boat in TN. So we would love to have you on board for cocktails when your back in Florida.....If for nothing else.. for you to say crap! What was I thinking not bringing the boat back down to Fl.....
     
  5. Dani-Lu

    Dani-Lu Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    558
    Apr 20, 2007
    Delray Beach, Fl. / Long Island - GSB
    2001 410DA
    3126 Cats
    Only my opinion, but I like your style boat way more than the eruo styled boats!
     
  6. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    LOL! I've already said that! Glad to know you are back at Tarpon Point! Look forward to seeing you and Kristi again! I wasn't due for any major MAN maintenance, so Reward gets a deserved rest! I will miss that beautiful Marina - a dockmate took my slip, so I'll have to see what I can do to get him out next year or we will enjoy H dock with you next year!
     
  7. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    #metoo
     
  8. h_gerry

    h_gerry Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    Joe,
    Just saw this thread for the first time today. Been following Martha's posts on FaceBook. Enjoy the trip!

    If you can slow down a little, the family is flying to Fort Myers on the 8th and staying in Captiva for a week. We would love to be able to meet up and say hi.

    Either way, you should try to make a stop at South Seas Resort on Captiva for a night or two. It's a Beautiful place. And a stop at Cabbage Key for lunch is also a "don't miss" location. It is located at ICW Channel Marker 60 across from Ussepa Island.
     
  9. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    916
    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
    Love following this thread. Looks like you're having a great trip. Safe travels for the rest of it. I guess I'll go to the marina this weekend and check on Bottoms Up sitting on the hard.:(
     
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  10. 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.
    So after 11 days from New York we made it to our winter home in Longboat key club in Sarasota and we can’t be happier we’re only here a few hours but it seems really nice.
    They have a shuttle that will bring you shopping,or drinking etc....
    The slip is great we share our finger dock with a 80’ Marlow who’s on the tee so we have a 8‘ finger 5 restaurants and all services you’d want.
    I’ll post some pics and video soon of the area. id .ime to thank Capt Rusty and John (Gimme time) for checking in on us daily with texts and phone calls it wasn’t great feeling knowing you had someone tracking you
    This was our first time on our own for such long trip and I have to give my wife a lot of credit was was our navigator and spotter she gave me lock and bridge contact info so I could contact them prior to our arrival.
    She also was spotting Day marks before we saw them.
    all in all the boat ran like she was new I would take this boat to the far reaches if I had the fuel she purred for 8-9 hours a day for 11 days I couldn’t ask for anything g better.
    So there it is and pics to follow thanks guys for your interest...
     
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  11. 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.
    Ps,text sent to Harold I didn’t ignore him.
     
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  12. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    916
    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
    Sounds Awesome. Glad you had a good trip and made it there safe with no issues.
     
  13. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Congrats on what sounds like a great trip.

    Time to jump on the Dinghy and head over to the Bait Shop for a burger.
     
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  14. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member

    813
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Great trip and know ya had long days but the two of you will enjoy yourselves there for quite sometime. When ya take the Puke & Chuck ferry to KW this winter give us a shout out and will catch ya when down a little further South!
     
  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.
    This is why we’re here.
     

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  16. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Nice...where did you get that hat?... I like it
     
  17. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
  18. 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.
    Gift from Sea Ray
     
  19. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Wonderful photos, TY for posting.

    Give us a shout if you ever head up towards Clearwater. We are down about every 4 weeks for a week or two. We usually spend a couple of days in CLW, then go down south for a few days.
     
  20. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Yes! and winterization sucks!
     
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