Another reason for a bigger boat

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by dvx216, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    734
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Always remember to park by smaller boats too!
     
  2. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Has peer pressure ever been this good?
    All we need now is the late great Sam Kinison to jump in and scream BUY IT! BUY IT!
     
  3. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    I do feel that Pier pressure is a factor with a bigger boat so I'm going to buy bigger fenders.
     
  4. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    734
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    And bigger lines too! :thumbsup:
     
  5. scooper321

    scooper321 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    567
    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    "Lollygagger" 2003 Sundancer 320, Simrad NSS2 Evo9
    Twin 5.7L Horizon Mercruiser (350 MAG MPI) V-drives
    Actually, this makes sense. When I bought my 320DA, I looked at smaller boats. But I didn't have a trailer or a truck. So to buy a trailerable boat, I would have had to buy a trailer and a big pickup. So total cost, it was actually cheaper to buy a larger boat!


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  6. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
    5.7 Merc
    I told my wife that. If we buy a bigger boat I can sell my truck and buy something more economical and we wouldn't need to pay for registration or maintenance for a trailer and not have to have an empty trailer sitting in our driveway all summer, cluttering the landscape :grin:
     
  7. CAPTAIN GREY BEARD

    CAPTAIN GREY BEARD Member

    31
    Jan 4, 2017
    Solomons Island Maryland
    SeaRay 400 sedan bridge
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    You guys are killing me ...LMAO!!!!!!! I used this exact same logic ( all of it ) with my wife. However I was not anticipating her rebuttal, which was OK. So now we have gone from a 28 express ( Carolina Classic ) to a 40 bridge boat ( 400DA ). My fishing is going to suffer, however we will be much more comfortable. Pier pressure was definetly a factor, along with watching all our fiends pull out on a weekend trip and wishing we were going too :(. In the end I can say with some certainity that I ( she ) will be much happier.
     
  8. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    upgraded both ways there!
     
  9. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Don't forget, if you are someday going to buy a bigger boat, it will be cheaper today than in 5 or 10 years! Simple economics. Actually, if you don't upgrade now it may be catastrophic!
     
  10. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    My wife didn't like the handheld shower on our old boat or the fact that the whole head got wet whenever we showered. The best solution to that was a boat with a separate shower which would be a 380 in the years we were looking at. If we were going for a 380 with gassers why not consider a 410 with diesels, and so it went.......
    Luckily my dock space can only accommodate a boat with an LOA of 50 feet or we would have started to justify looking at 460's.
     
  11. endless seas

    endless seas Member

    981
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    No matter what you decide a boat is fun and when it's not then it's time for a change! Larger, smaller, trailer, high and dry whatever it takes to be happy. My mom when she was still alive (passed in July) would say to me….Tommy you can make any excuse sound like a good reason to get what you want. We miss her terribly but she is right.

    Tommy
     
  12. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Sounds like you need a bigger slip.
     
  13. Blkbird

    Blkbird Active Member

    255
    Jul 5, 2010
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1997 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer
    Twin 3126 CATS
    dvx216 is my hero.
     
  14. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    QSM-11
    We just moved marinas. I was asked why I got a 70' slip for my 50' boat. Hmmmmm, why would I do something like that?
     
  15. DaFish

    DaFish Member GOLD Sponsor

    621
    Mar 11, 2011
    Racine, WI - Lake Michigan
    199 370 DA
    7.4 MPI Horizon Merc w/ V-Drives
    +11
     
  16. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    734
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Maybe +20... Lol!
     
  17. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    I'm only living vicariously through him right now.
    He will be my hero when he pulls the trigger on the new boat! :grin:
     
  18. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    Port Clinton here I come
     
  19. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    734
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Awesome! :thumbsup:

    We'd(Port Clinton/Catawba Island) love to have you! Mrs. Strypes and I would be glad to show you around &/or have you over for a celebratory beverage!

    Cheers
     
  20. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    Admiral wants to look at 90's model year skipper buds got 1992 300 Da. and a 1998 31 Da. taking a look Friday .
     

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