First Boat - 03 182BR

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by seanmclean, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. seanmclean

    seanmclean Member

    33
    Jun 13, 2017
    NJ
    '03 182
    4.3Merc
    We just picked up our first boat last weekend. After thinking about getting one for a few years, finally pulled the trigger. Just a little guy, but good enough for us to start learning the ins and outs of boating, and decide what we ultimately want out of it. Based in Medford, NJ, so decent access to drive her around to a variety of places.

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  2. In Two Deep

    In Two Deep Member

    204
    Aug 23, 2007
    Long Island Sound
    2001 340 Sundance
    8.1 Mercruiser
    Looks like you are having too much fun! Do i see an upgrade in your future?
     
  3. seanmclean

    seanmclean Member

    33
    Jun 13, 2017
    NJ
    '03 182
    4.3Merc
    For sure, hoping to get at least two summers out of this before we upgrade, but knowing me, probably won't happen.
     
  4. romanservices

    romanservices Member

    180
    Aug 24, 2016
    Chesapeak Bay
    1999 Sea Ray 370 AC, Raymarine es98 - AlbaCombi NMEA2K converter -
    Twin 454 Horizon MAG MPI - replaced 2016
    Congrats! welcome to the life
     
  5. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Congrats on the first boat. Remember, it ain't the size of the boat that's important it's the amount of fun you have on the boat. Welcome to your new lifestyle and welcome to CSR.

    Just curious, how did you learn about CSR?
     
  6. seanmclean

    seanmclean Member

    33
    Jun 13, 2017
    NJ
    '03 182
    4.3Merc
    Google, I've been a member of automotive forums for basically every vehicle I ever owned, so figured I should find a boat one too. Been lurking a bit, this one seemed to have a good combination of knowledgeable people who aren't also jerks, so here I am :)
     
  7. All's Well

    All's Well Member GOLD Sponsor

    452
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '03 460DA
    6CTA's
    Welcome ... You should enjoy the boat, it's a great platform to learn with and and figure out the tings that you like (and don't like) about boating.
     
  8. bracketracer

    bracketracer Member GOLD Sponsor

    263
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Welcome aboard!
     
  9. Boater420

    Boater420 Active Member

    831
    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Welcome! You're going to love that boat. I just sold my '04 180. Owned it since brand new and it never let me down. Simple and easy to learn.

    Have fun!
     
  10. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Congratulations! We have the Maxum version of that boat that my teenage kids use and they love it. It's a great first boat that is easy to learn on and relatively inexpensive to operate. Take some time with it to see how you use it before considering any upgrades.
    If, and when, you ever feel the need to upgrade you'll get great input here for things to consider in your next boat.
    BTW: As a fellow car enthusiast I've been on those forums for years too and I can say that this forum is an excellent resource for information, guidance, and advice for anything having to do with Sea Rays.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017
  11. Bridog

    Bridog Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    Previous 220SD, 260DA, 300DA
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Hi Sean. Welcome to CSR!
     
  12. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    It all starts with an 18 footer. Who knows where it goes from there. :huh:
     
  13. GCHOG

    GCHOG Member GOLD Sponsor

    52
    Mar 25, 2016
    Bass River, Viking Marina, South Jersey
    2006 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Bravo III
    Welcome Sean, I'm really close to you in Tabernacle NJ. Been boating on the Mullica River, Great Bay, LBI, Tuckerton area over 30 years. Presently (4 years now), (previously at Sweetwater Casino 14 yrs. ) docked at Viking Marina on Rt 9 in New Gretna . I'd be glad to share any tips or knowledge I have of the area.. I too started out with an 18' Wellcraft bowrider and went up from there. I'm sure you're gonna love it. PM me if you like and I can shoot you my cell #. Be glad to help. Good luck with it, take care !

    Garry
     
  14. seanmclean

    seanmclean Member

    33
    Jun 13, 2017
    NJ
    '03 182
    4.3Merc
    Thanks Man! We're mostly planning to be in the Delaware for now, but I think I'm going to check out sweetwater and take it out toward the bay later this summer. Mostly going in and out at Curtin's in Burlington for now. I'll probably reach out to you later to get some details on that area later, I appreciate it.
     

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