Hi all, I joined the forum back in May, after I put in an offer on my first potential boat. I didn't want to post anything until I actually owned it. But that sale didn't work out. Neither did the next. Or the next. Two months and four offers later, I am finally the proud owner of a "non-imaginary" 280 Sundancer. I ended up purchasing my 2003 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer through a broker online. Never stepped foot on it until it arrived last week. It's very awesome. The process of transporting it from Florida to Texas was painful. But the boat is awesome. I'll post pics when I can figure out how. I have a million questions to post. Not only have I never owned a boat before, I'd never even driven one before last Friday. It was quite funny when the trucker shoved us off into the lake without waiting for us to lower or turn on the engines. We floated aimlessly for about 30 minutes before we figured out how to turn it on. Got the engines running and then couldn't figure out why we weren't moving forward. Another few minutes before we learned how to lower the engines. Yeah, I know, we're learning in all the wrong order. But we managed to get her over to the marina and park her (bow-in) in the slip. Spent the rest of the weekend figuring out how to turn on lights, use the head, etc. We've got a captain coming out next weekend to put us right. So I'll be posting lots of dumb questions. Maybe some day, I'll be posting answers.