We completed our first big outing yesterday with a trip to Stump Pass. The Yamaha 242 Limited S did a great job on the almost 40 mile round trip down the ICW.
I don't carry a chart plotter so we did some google maps pre-work using satellite to figure out where to go. From Venice and heading south we just went to the second bridge, hung a right and stayed to the right. We verified this all on charts for water depth and ended up meeting a jet skiing couple who knew the water and led us in. We ended up just south of the pavilion where your steps from the beach.
We sterned-in and spend a few hours just floating and exploring. The stern radio controls and sound of the stereo were fantastic and the boat performed perfectly.
We did this with our two year old twins and they seemed to love the trip although they were passing out in the way home. Boat is back on the lift and I'm headed to work. Thank you Jesus for a wonderful life!