What is the longest run you have done in one day on your searay?

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by pog mo thon, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    It is not about the NM you travel - rather the enjoyment of the miles you experience.

    Reference to the other topic on "Are you a boater".
  2. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    I ran Naples FL, down to Keys and around to East Greenwich RI a couple months ago - took 12 days but stayed in two ports two days each because we liked them. Great trip. If you have the opportunity do it, you won't regret it - you only live once. Even the grueling days are cherished. It s what it's all about for me. That's a great run you have planned, lots of options to fuel and hold up if needed. Sometimes the journey is as or more important than the destination. Do it do it do it.
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  3. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive
    Stuart, Fla. to West End, Grand Bahamas, 4+ hours in the Gulf Stream. Stop for gas, and clear customs. 1hr West End Grand, to Grand Cay (Double Breasted) 3 hours. 8 hour day standing sitting at the helm of a 240da = worn out.
  4. kevin27

    kevin27 Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Orlando,FL/Tarpon Springs,FL
    1989 3600 Convertible. 9'6'' AB rib w/ 25hp 2stroke Yamaha. Furuno nav upper and lower helm.
    2002 Cummins 6BTA 330hp diesel straight shaft.
    Back when we had the 300DA we did Key West to downtown St Pete in one day. Took about 12hrs if I remember correct. Worst part was no auto-pilot. I have auto-pilot now!
  5. Ken Wolkens

    Ken Wolkens Member

    May 22, 2014
    Melbourne, FL.
    125 Miles. From the top of the North Fork St. Lucie River down to Stuart then up the Indian River to Merritt Island just down Barge Canal from where the boat was originally built.
  6. barlow

    barlow Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
    450 Sundancer
    3116 T/A Cats 350 hp
    Auckland to Picton NZ.. 630nm..over 3 days, 4 crew. helm, lookout, navigator (general duties), with 1 resting in 1 hour cycles, average speed 17 knots, fuel at 87l/hr. Quite a harrowing experience and not one Im in a hurry to duplicate.
    Weather is very changeable in this part of the Pacific with sudden wind changes (not forecast) being the major risk factor.
    Longest non stop run 240nm.
  7. Doc O Rock

    Doc O Rock Active Member

    Mar 23, 2016
    Lake St Clair, Belle Maer Harbor
    1999 380 Sundancer
    twin 7.4 Merc
    A long run needs an autopilot and more than one person to stand watch.
  8. searay30

    searay30 Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Midway Marina Cawtaba Oh
    1989 Sea Ray 30' sedan bridge
    twin 350 mercruisers inboards
    My longest run was from Alexander Bay in northern NY, down to Syarcuse NY, involving the saint Lawrence River, crossing lake Ontario, then locking thru 7 locks on the NY barge canal from Oswego to Syracuse. An interesting 12 hour day.
  9. Simpsonn8908

    Simpsonn8908 Member

    Dec 18, 2017
    1998 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPIs V Drives
    My longest was about 215 mi. Astor, FL, up the St. John’s and the back down the ICW to her new home in Merritt Island. Took three days at mostly cocktail speed.

    Last day was the longest ~12-13 hours from St. Augustine down. Very long slow manatee zones along that stretch.

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