Traditionally we head out on the water for several days over the 4th of July. We spent three nights rafted up with a couple of other parties and had a great time. We spend a lot of time throughout the season rafted up with our neighbors that have a very nice SeaSport. I throw some big buoys out so I don't have to rub that darn gel coat off my nice, oxidized alloy. They joined us along with another family that is into their first full season with a nice 24' Wooldridge. We started the long weekend with rain, but then awoke to clear skies and flat seas.
We had planned on heading south another 40 or so miles to spend the next two evenings. We really did not have any concrete plans other than to fish and shrimp a bit and explore with the tenders. Any fool can rough it, so we also ate and drank well. My kids and one of the other party's son were happy just rowing "Motor Floater" around. They could do this for hours and they did.
I purchased a nice RIB from Tradewind Inflatables this past spring and we have really gotten a lot of use out of it. It will get my family of four up and cruising at 20+mph. The F15 sips the fuel and is loads of fun for both the big and little kids alike.