Zach's Bay - July 4th 2009 Firework Show

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by gnealon, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. gnealon

    gnealon New Member

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    Apr 8, 2009
    West Babylon, NY
    2005 280 DA, Garmin 4208
    "Ship Faced"
    Twin 5.0L Merc BIII
    So... anyone going?

    This would be my first year, would love to hear from others who have been there. Crowded? Nice show?

    Hope to see some of you guys out there! :thumbsup:
     
  2. detjoet

    detjoet New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    Nassau Co. New York
    330 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc
    get there early,,you can walk from boat to boat.
     
  3. 37 Dancer

    37 Dancer New Member

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    Oct 6, 2006
    South Shore , Long Island
    1995 Sea Ray 370DA
    7.4 EFI's
    ..........and plan to stay late.............its a zoo !!!
     
  4. detjoet

    detjoet New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    Nassau Co. New York
    330 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc
    Where are you docked? Im in Merrick at BWYC and we can see the show from the Marina. Makes it alot safer to enjoy a few drinks and not have to navigate back home with alot of boats going way to fast for night conditions.
     
  5. gnealon

    gnealon New Member

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    Apr 8, 2009
    West Babylon, NY
    2005 280 DA, Garmin 4208
    "Ship Faced"
    Twin 5.0L Merc BIII
    is it really THAT bad? you are making me nervous! haha this is my first season boating... I am wondering if I could get a nice view from Hemlock or something closer?!?! What do you think?
     
  6. gnealon

    gnealon New Member

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    Apr 8, 2009
    West Babylon, NY
    2005 280 DA, Garmin 4208
    "Ship Faced"
    Twin 5.0L Merc BIII
    Hey detjoet... i boat out of Lindenhurst. Do you get a nice view from Merrick?

    I'm a little nervous about the trip actually. I am taking my mother and MIL with me, so I can't exactly take them there at 10am and expect them to wait until 9pm for the show! haha I know if i get there late (2 or 3) i am going to have a hard time navigating around other boats. I am starting to lean towards going to Hemlock Cove and avoid the mayhem until i get a little more used to my boat. :huh:
     
  7. detjoet

    detjoet New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    Nassau Co. New York
    330 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc
    Hemlock is alittle far east of the show.If you come west in the state ch. past the Wantaugh bridge you may be able to troll back and forth while the show is going but it really does get crazy,people anchor right in the channel and navigating in dark is tuff, it was hard enough doing that for the air show in middle of the day. good luck
     
  8. detjoet

    detjoet New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    Nassau Co. New York
    330 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc
    We get a good view of the show from Merrick but if the wind is blowing twards us than its no good. Im taking delivery of a new 33sundancer next week and might go out to see the show but from the ocean since this boat has more electronics for Nav.. even with 5 yrs boating in Nassau I cant say it will be fun for me,but the kids want to.
     
  9. gnealon

    gnealon New Member

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    Apr 8, 2009
    West Babylon, NY
    2005 280 DA, Garmin 4208
    "Ship Faced"
    Twin 5.0L Merc BIII
    detjoet... thanks for the advice. there is a little cove... west of wantagh bridge and south of sloop channel. Do you know if that gets crowded as well? Is there a place to even anchor west of the bridge where it is less crowded?

    From your experience... when you say get there early... what do you mean? 10, 11? or 2 or 3? :) Thanks man.
     
  10. detjoet

    detjoet New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    Nassau Co. New York
    330 Sundancer
    8.1 Merc
    LIKE i SAID,,AT SOME POINT SOME PEOPLE WILL BE ANCHORED DEAD CENTER OF THE STATE CHAN. THERE ARE A FEW COVES WEST OF THE BRIDGE BUT WILL BE CROWDED IF YOU DONT GET THERE IN TIME. YOU MIGHT BE GOOD NORTH OF THE STATE CH. IN MERRICK BAY AND LINE UP WITH THE JONES THEATER WHERE THE SHOW IS.
     
  11. Scanlans Pride

    Scanlans Pride New Member

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    May 23, 2008
    Nassau County, NY
    340 Sundancer 2008 Raymarine E80 GPS
    8.1S
    Its a Great time there...last year I got out too late to get there and ended up in Merrick just south of Whaleneck Marina and BWYC, there were alot of boats out there enjoying the show and partying as well.
     
  12. gnealon

    gnealon New Member

    570
    Apr 8, 2009
    West Babylon, NY
    2005 280 DA, Garmin 4208
    "Ship Faced"
    Twin 5.0L Merc BIII
    Sounds awesome... so what is "late" 3? 12? 7?

    Thanks.
     

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