180 BR Noob

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by Dan_B, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Dan_B

    Dan_B New Member

    10
    Aug 31, 2017
    2001180 BR
    Mercruiser 3.0 Alpha One OD
    Hello everyone, we just purchased a new to us 2001 180 BR! It is our first boat and we have lots to learn so I'd like to thank you all in advance for all the help and info!
     
  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    I loved my 180 when I had it for 7 years........ Only had one small issue the entire time which was a quick fix and sold it almost for the same money when I bought it new. What seating arrangement does your boat have? I had the one with the bench seat and 2 swivel captain chairs and it was great.
     
  3. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Welcome to CSR!

    I had an '04 180 with the 3.0 and loved it! It was a great sandbar boat. I was the first owner and sold it this year after 10 solid years of great boating. Enjoy your new to you boat.
     
  4. Dan_B

    Dan_B New Member

    10
    Aug 31, 2017
    2001180 BR
    Mercruiser 3.0 Alpha One OD
    We have the double fold down seats. What was the issue you had with yours? I'm trying to go through the boat and hit all the maintenance points. Also going to swap the 21P 3 blade for a 19P 4 blade
     
  5. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    The only issue I had was a battery drain one year which turned out to be a bad solenoid on the starter. It would make a click every once in a while when the boat was off. It was replaced and fix quickly.
     
  6. Dan_B

    Dan_B New Member

    10
    Aug 31, 2017
    2001180 BR
    Mercruiser 3.0 Alpha One OD
    Awesome! I just ordered a replacement bimini top and a cover. We had some rain this morning and it looks like the cover we have now actually caught and held a few gallons of water allowing it to drip into the boat. LOL, glad I don't have to buy these things often because they are expensive!!
     
  7. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Oh one other thing..... try not to allow folks to stand on the seats to get on and off the boat. I had one seat cushion give out early on..... the upholsters redid the seams and also placed some type of material behind the vinyl to strengthen the entire covering. It was a little stiffer to sit on but it held together after that.
     

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