Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: dzank
Showing results 1 to 25 of 275
Search took 0.17 seconds.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-24-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,269
Posted By dzank

I do indeed keep a 31’ Ocean Master at Bootle Bay...

I do indeed keep a 31’ Ocean Master at Bootle Bay pretty much full time. It resides in a 22’x52’ storage building that I built with 14’ ceilings. There is a complete chronology posting on this web...
07-24-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,948
Posted By dzank

2016 Ocean Master 31’ with twin 300 ETEC G2’s...

2016 Ocean Master 31’ with twin 300 ETEC G2’s cruises at 32-33 knots at 4200 rpm burning around 21 gallons per hour. These data points are with approx 200 gallons of fuel on board loaded with ice,...
02-24-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,567
Posted By dzank

I own a 2016 Ocean Master 31 with twin 300 G2’s....

I own a 2016 Ocean Master 31 with twin 300 G2’s. We have had only one exhaust pressure sensor problem that was corrected in a couple of days. The engines are very strong and very fuel efficient....
02-13-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,145
Posted By dzank

My prediction is that you are going to love the...

My prediction is that you are going to love the new G2. I have a friend who has a pair of G2 150 H.O.'s on a 27 Ocean Master and loves them. I've got a pair of 300 G2's on a 31 Ocean Master and you...
01-27-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By dzank

Regarding the fuel question at OBB vs. BMC. It...

Regarding the fuel question at OBB vs. BMC. It was pretty quiet around BMC and didn't see anyone around pumping fuel so I don't know if they even had fuel on hand. I usually prefer to put fuel on at...
01-26-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By dzank

Snuck in a trip to Bootle Bay 1/19-1/24. Awesome!

As most of you know, the weather windows at this time of the year are questionable. Looking ahead at the forecasts the "UpTick" crew was fortunate to catch a decent weather forecast and 3 of our...
01-16-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,082
Posted By dzank

Great and detailed post jCane13! This is the kind...

Great and detailed post jCane13! This is the kind of information that is very helpful to members! I will stick with my “keep it simple” comments until you get a couple of trips under your belt. The...
01-16-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,082
Posted By dzank

I would keep it simple for the first trip across....

I would keep it simple for the first trip across. We’ve made well over 125 crossings over the years and while July is more predictable than other times of the year as I said I would keep it simple. I...
11-19-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 163,572
Posted By dzank

I've got a pair of 300 G-2's on a new 31' Ocean...

I've got a pair of 300 G-2's on a new 31' Ocean Master that I took delivery of in June 2016. Only one issue so far with some exhaust pressure sensor that was bad on one motor that was quickly...
10-11-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,720
Posted By dzank

Hey Captain Crabs, I am not the bridle "expert"...

Hey Captain Crabs, I am not the bridle "expert" on our crew but my buddy Ron simply worked his magic with a couple of our spare dock lines. If you PM me I will be happy to give you his number if you...
10-10-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,720
Posted By dzank

Hey Berrie, no doubt you should watch the weather...

Hey Berrie, no doubt you should watch the weather closely but I would not be concerned about crossing solo in decent weather depending on the condition and maintenance of your boat. EPIRB is a must....
10-10-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,720
Posted By dzank

My recollection was that gas prices at BMC were a...

My recollection was that gas prices at BMC were a few pennies less than OBB
10-10-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,720
Posted By dzank

Hey Berrie, we are thinking about going down...

Hey Berrie, we are thinking about going down again around 12/15 so keep us posted on your plans. Sometimes you can get real lucky with the weather at that time of year. You can see from other posting...
10-08-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,720
Posted By dzank

Bootle Bay trip post Irma and Maria

Three members of the regular "UpTick" crew flew into the airstrip at Old Bahama Bay 0n 9/26 as hurricane Maria was passing about 400 miles NE. After clearing customs we headed over to Bootle and...
09-04-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By dzank

"Trick Daddy" is Warrick Hepburn the brother of...

"Trick Daddy" is Warrick Hepburn the brother of Vida who owns Bootle Bay Fishing Lodge. I'm sure that you can contact Trick through Vida on the BBFL web site.
08-31-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,732
Posted By dzank

Forgive my bias but Bootle Bay is a good choice....

Forgive my bias but Bootle Bay is a good choice. I'm not a Bimini fan admitted. Bootle Bay has access to great fishing and diving, a very laid back atmosphere, the best cook on Grand Bahama and so...
08-31-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By dzank

I took delivery of a pair of 300 HP G-2's...

I took delivery of a pair of 300 HP G-2's strapped on the transom of a new Ocean Master 31 in July 2016. Initially we had some programming challenges with the engine computers properly "talking" to...
08-29-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By dzank

The boat you see in the pictures is a 1997 model...

The boat you see in the pictures is a 1997 model Ocean Master 31. We kept previously owned OM's at Port Tarpon but this boat was kept at Marker One in Dunedin until we moved it more or less full time...
08-28-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By dzank

Bootle Bay 8/16-22, fishing just ok, diving better

Three of the four members of the "UpTick" crew flew into the airstrip at Old Bahama Bay on 8/16 in near perfect conditions with no wind but stifling heat. After dropping the boat off of the trailer...
08-13-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,702
Posted By dzank

X2 on Ocean Master. I've owned six over the last...

X2 on Ocean Master. I've owned six over the last 30 years and two 31's currently. Can't break them. Not fancy but tough as nails, Lots of fuel and range and functional fishing boats. The 31 hull is...
08-08-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,340
Posted By dzank

I've owned six Ocean Master's over the years. Two...

I've owned six Ocean Master's over the years. Two 27's with twin 200's way back in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Bought the first 31' in 1992. Sold that boat within two weeks of putting on sale...
07-13-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,097
Posted By dzank

Stay at Bootle, rely on Vida to get guys that...

Stay at Bootle, rely on Vida to get guys that know what they are doing for repairs and since I have Etec's we rely on OBS Marine. That said, Vida had a problem with the 85 Yamaha he has on his little...
07-13-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By dzank

I'm told both diesel and gas. The channel markers...

I'm told both diesel and gas. The channel markers going into the BMC/Bootle channel are a bit tight but there is 5-6' at low tide minimum all the short way to the fuel dock.
07-11-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By dzank

I was over at Bootle two weeks ago when they were...

I was over at Bootle two weeks ago when they were finishing up the seawall for the new fuel station on the corner lot which is right next to Blue Marlin Cove and Bootle Bay. The tank installation...
07-08-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By dzank

Vida has two giant freezers on site at Bootle Bay...

Vida has two giant freezers on site at Bootle Bay inside the air conditioning of the main Lodge. Ice is available 95% of the time based on deliveries out of Freeport. $5.00 per bag.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 275
 


 
Forum Jump