8' 6" Beam owners please respond- I need some advice

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by Mojo Risin, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Larry

    Larry Active Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    Oakland, NJ
    2004 42 Sundancer
    Hydraulic platform
    Cockpit air
    KVH M3
    450hp Cummins
    Anytime the selling broker says that "it doesn't need a survey or compresion test" is when you better get one!!
  2. Mojo Risin

    Mojo Risin New Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Georgian Bay
    21 foot Cuddy
    305 GM Block
    I agree with you on that. What about the price?
  3. AnchorsAweigh

    AnchorsAweigh Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Kenora, Ontario
    1977 - 300 Weekender
    Twin 5.7L Mercruiser Inboards
    I just tried to find the ad for the 30' Carver but it seems it's not listed now, maybe he sold. He owns the marina where I moor so I will be seeing him in the next day or so and find out. The other boat is the 1977 30' Sea Ray Weekender. It belonged to a dear friend of mine who passed away about a month ago, it is the reason I bought mine. These things are classics and as someone once said "bulletproof", they don't make them like that anymore. I know it's in A-1 mechanical shape, just needs a little cosmetic work. I will try to get some photos to you.

    Went and looked a little harder and here is the ad...
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2010
  4. Canuckohio

    Canuckohio New Member

    May 12, 2008
    Stow, Ohio
    1989 300 Sundancer
    Twin MC 5.7l 260HP Alpha One Drives
    I have had both an 8'6" beam and an 11' beam on Lake Erie where water can be very hazardous since the the waves are close together and can come up quick. Without a doubt the wider beam will be well worth it if you are in an area where bad water can come quickly, as in Lake Erie. The wider beam also allows for larger twin motors which translates into more wieght which smooths out the rough stuff pretty effectively.
  5. island trek1

    island trek1 New Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Lake Erie Islands
    1998 Sea Ray 270SE
    454 Mercruiser
    I am a little suspect now. They started at 54K? Really? Your research is right. Mid to high 20s. Do your own survey and compression test. The leaking hatch is an easy fix and they should do it for you. I had a leak in mine and simply removed the hatch, cleaned the area and recalked. Good as new.
  6. DPF

    DPF New Member

    May 4, 2010
    Lake Erie
    2007 32 searay sundancer
    350 mags
    two years ago my wife and i bought a 268 four winns 8' 6" beam. We stayed in the boat every weekend and it worked for two years but as time went on and more friends came up the 8' 6" beam got two small. We got tired of only one person being able to change at a time. The only stability issue was when we got to the dock and everyone wanted to help and all of a sudden we were half tipping over. We enjoyed the boat for 2 years before we went to our 32. I just accepted an $29000 offer on the 2000 268. The boat is imucalate if this helps with your evaluation.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2010

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