1997 250 DA, first pics after "rescue"

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  1. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    I have the same model#. There is a left and a right button. This toggles through the options. Mine has 4 buttons total. Power, hold, and the left and right arrows. The arrows let you choose which surface.

    I went out to my boat just now and with the soft wood setting I got about 2% on the sides of the hull and anywhere from 11-25% on the transom but it was raining and the boat was a little wet in spots. Will try again on a dry day. Just pulled it and brought it home the other day. No bottom paint on it but there is alot of algae and growth that I haven't cleaned off yet and this is where I got the higher readings. Will check again when it is dry then again after I clean the algae off to see the difference.
  2. Island Time Buffalo

    Island Time Buffalo Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    Grand Island, NY
    380 Sundancer 1999.
    7.4 Horizons
    As for the outside, the good news is that you should have no trouble buffing that baby to a nice shine when you get to that part. Hard to say from the pics, but it doesn't look too bad. Sea Rays use a pretty healthy amount of gelcoat, especially the older ones. Even with a lot of oxidation. Wet sanding is always an option in an extreme case.

    But you have a lot in front of you first. Good luck, keep the pics coming, we love this stuff here.

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