Buying 1992 330 with v-drive gaz??

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by comix, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. comix

    comix New Member

    5
    Aug 13, 2013
    Montreal
    boatless
    boatless
    Hi every guys, im new on baoting, but reading this forum past 1 month, yesterday i maje a offer on a 1992 sundance 330, 2x 5,7 l and v-drive. My friend told me it will be a lot more expensive on gaz , like 30% more...what your idea??
     
  2. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Gas.......Fuel?......more expensive than what?
     
  3. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster New Member

    727
    Mar 27, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    1995 Sundancer 290
    Generator, AC
    Twin Mercruiser 4.3L
    Yes, it will be a lot more expensive on gas than no boat at all.
     
  4. comix

    comix New Member

    5
    Aug 13, 2013
    Montreal
    boatless
    boatless
    Its gaz, and i inderstand better to have boat then nothimg :)
     
  5. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Is Jonathan ( X ) buying another boat?

    Or is this another " Wild & Crazy Guy"??


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    Todd
     
  6. src

    src New Member

    843
    Feb 13, 2012
    Richmond, VA
    2000 310 Sundancer
    1997 175BR
    310: Twin 454 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    175: Mercruiser 3.0
    Sorry to sound harsh, but if you use REAL english, rather than dude-speak or text-talk, you are more likely to be taken seriously and get a serious answer. Proper sentence construction might help, too.

    If we can't understand what you are asking because you can't be troubled to communicate clearly, why should we be expected to put the effort into trying to figure out what you want?
     
  7. IanBat

    IanBat New Member

    Nov 19, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Pro Tournament 36' 1999
    Twin Cummins 5.9L 370hp B Series
    If your cncerned about how much fuel it will use...............You cant afford it
     
  8. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Interesting question you pose, this is what I'm going to do...I'm going to tear it down and move it to the other side. Same thing with the other part. A lot of work but getting away will be really relaxing at the boat.
     
  9. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Woody,
    Are you sure that you want to do that? If you just swap it out with the conjunctive operator, then invert the two I think that you & the OP will find that it works much better.


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    Todd
     
  10. K-DUB

    K-DUB New Member

    126
    May 10, 2012
    Grosse ile,Michigan
    1998 40 Sundancer
    "K-DUB"
    380 Horizons
    My guess, since he's from Montreal, English is a second language. French being his primary. Just sayin'
     
  11. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer
    2X 454 w/ vDrives
    Welcome to the CSR group. Don't get scared off by the harsh introduction from a few others. Sometimes there are a few with English as their first language that get a few early shots below the belt the first few times.

    I have a 97 330 which is a different boat from yours and I think its actually a bit smaller than yours. I think that the 5.7 engines will be too small for that boat. Maybe OK if you are going short distances or spending a lot of time off plan at less than 10 mpg or so.

    My fuel consumption on plane at about 30mph is about 1 mpg (Canadian gallons). If you are too young to remember gallons, then that is about 260 litres per 100km or 2.6 litres per KM. At our prices here in Ontario, that works out to about CAD$1200 to fill from empty. They are thirsty boats.

    For future posts I suggest trying to keep your questions focused and not too general. There is a huge amount of experience on CSR and the vast majority of us will help as much as we can if the questions are clear. And post pictures of your boat.

    Good luck with the search. Remember that its very hard to sell a boat, especially this time of year. You have a lot of bargaining power so make your initial offer on the very low side of what is fair. And get a professional marine survey before you buy, and make an offer conditional on a good survey. The repairs on hidden issues can be easily more than the price you pay for the boat.
     
  12. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster New Member

    727
    Mar 27, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    1995 Sundancer 290
    Generator, AC
    Twin Mercruiser 4.3L
    Highly possible...but I dont think "gas" is spelled with a Z there either
     
  13. comix

    comix New Member

    5
    Aug 13, 2013
    Montreal
    boatless
    boatless
    Sorry to everybody, english is not my fist language.. and after i read my post it was not clear, but now i feel like a unwanted in this forum. answer like that``
    If your concerned about how much fuel it will use...............You cant afford it ​
    the real question is v-drive it s real more expensive on gaz than a bravo 1..2.3 ??

    anyway i buy the boat,
    thx K-DUb i m quebecois from montreal :), and will enjoy my sea ray
     
  14. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Stick around Comix - you'll be fine. Some are just kidding, some probably didn't realize that Montreal isn't a suburb of Tamp FL...!

    V-Drives ARE less efficient / slower than I/O's, but that doesn't mean they're a bad choice. Lower maintenance costs very often offset the additional fuel burn.
     
  15. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
    Why beat up us Tampa guys? Nobody here posted anything negative?
     
  16. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    This forum is similar to a men's locker room......loud and rowdy at times. If someone slaps you around, laugh it off or smack them back.

    The "if you have to ask you can't afford it" comment is an old saying down here......a bit of a joke.
     
  17. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer
    2X 454 w/ vDrives
    Congratulations. Post pictures when you get a chance. The fuel consumption is worse than Bravo drives and the top speed is lower. But, the annual maintenance is quite a bit lower, including winterization costs. Most of us that have had both prefer inboard vdrives over I/O's in the larger boats.
     
  18. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Geez guys,
    A little joking around and we are ruffians now? I always joked around with my friend Jonathan about his grammar, or lack there of. So did MANY people here. The problem is that this is an English based forum. Minor grammatical errors are not a problem. But people should try and make their questions readable! When I read that first post I couldn't understand it at all. It just reminded me of these guys:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1377540117.915178.jpg

    So, no harm intended and take it easy on us "tough guys" too!! Haha!!



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    Todd
     
  19. src

    src New Member

    843
    Feb 13, 2012
    Richmond, VA
    2000 310 Sundancer
    1997 175BR
    310: Twin 454 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    175: Mercruiser 3.0
    I didn't realize he was from Montreal, and honestly it didn't read (to me) as if he was a non-native english speaker. It just looked sloppy and incomplete ("My friend told me it will be a lot more expensive on gaz , like 30% more" - 30% more than what?).

    Sorry if I came off as overly harsh. Too many people have gotten too used to sloppy communication, and it's hard to play "guess what my question is" all the time, no matter what language it's in.
     
  20. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I have family in Montreal - I could hear his accent as I read his first post, but he even admitted that his question was incomplete.

    Maybe he wasn't scared off. Diversity improves the quality of this site, just as sloppy & lazy communication diminishes it.

    Bucit: I wasn't picking on Tampanians, honest! (well maybe I am by calling them Tampanians...)
     

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