Club Sea Ray Forum - a spectator sport?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fwebster, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    I am glad that so many former SRO members have found their way to this site. However, as you are registering and posting under the "Who's Who" section, I have to admit that I am suprised at the number of folks who say thet just "lurked" and read the SRO site for information, but never posted.

    Well, for this site to fully succeed, it cannot be a spectator sport. Get active and take part. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask.

    You will find that the membership here is a class group of folks. Most of us just want to help you and we will not allow newbie's to be intimidated.



    I'll climb down off my soap box now......................
     
  2. Petep

    Petep New Member

    517
    Oct 5, 2006
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    460 Sundancer
    Cummins 480CE
    Well stated Frank ...as usual! Remember that many of us have "been there" on other SR boats in the past-take advantage of that to ramp up the learning curve.
     
  3. JeffM

    JeffM Member

    525
    Oct 6, 2006
    Magothy River, MD
    2000 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    5.7 EFI w/Bravo III
    Hi Frank,

    I agree 100% with you that there's no such thing as a dumb question (although I've been known to push that limit :grin: ). But it may be that many folks do what I did at SRO: I read all the posts, including those not really relevant to my situation, and tried to learn from the questions and answers. Then, when I did have a problem I had some idea what to do, or could search the archives for previous solutions. I only needed to post a question if it hadn't been addressed before.

    We now have to rebuild the archives by asking/answering the same questions again, so I probably will ask more, but lack of active participation doesn't necessarily mean people aren't interested.

    Just my 0.02.
    Jeff
     
  4. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Pool 10 Guttenberg, IA
    2006 300DA Sundancer
    350 Mags / Bravo III
    villan style: Sorry I don't know the answer to your gas gauge question, however you may want to start a new thread under the Sport Cruiser or possibly the Maintenance heading...which should get you a few responses much quicker.

    Frank's right, we need a lot more of this :smt024

    Jeff
     
  5. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Thanks Stray Cat you are a little quicker than me...I just pulled it and moved it to the correct section.

    Wesley
     
  6. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Mr. Webster brings up a excellent point. Also guys if you do not mind please make sure you have good information in your sig that can help the people trying to answer your questions.

    Every now and then I see a post like, "Hey Franks my boat is taking on water what should I do?" Personally I think it is important to at least have year, model, engine, etc. Location can be important with some questions as well, hard to tell you how to winterize in anywhere USA. :huh:

    Just .02; the people trying to answer the question can answer with the information they are given.

    Wesley
     
  7. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Yes.................post post post post.............run up your post counts please. :thumbsup:

    This board will suceed if everyone participates. Remember, we need a lot of the same questions asked and answered again that were answered on SRO. That will help build the archives.
     
  8. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    My boat is sinking what should I do. :smt017
    Kidding......Indeed. Everyone; there is a wealth of knowledge and funny stuff here. enjoy
     
  9. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    28 year old CLASSIC 300 DA!!
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    And if you post now before the history and threads start piling up, you won't get hit with the old answer, Do a search you'll find it in another thread on this board" answer! On that note......

    The more questions the better! We have to make up for lost time from the SRO board! I'm still behind on my Sea Ray Surfing Quota!!
     
  10. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    Great to see you Sundancer :cool:
     
  11. Dave M.

    Dave M. New Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    874
    Oct 9, 2006
    Hermiston, OR
    270 DA
    7.4L, Bravo II
    Mixture to rich
    Primer in and locked
    Fuel selector to both
    Carb heat on
    Wiggle the mags

    It that doesn't work, jump out and put the drain plug back in.

    Yes, we will lneed to recontruct some history here.

    When I read your sinking question, I wondered what sort of checklists we routinely use on our boats. I remember a couple of years ago that I posted a checlklist for towing, launching, and maybe starting. I may try to find that again and post it.
     
  12. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Of course you realize this puts a serious cramp in Wesley's style which was to look up the links for you and post them! Just kidding Wesley.......you always did a great job with that and people appreciated it. :smt038
     

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