First Time Buyer - Looking at 05' 180BR

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  1. pfitzsim

    pfitzsim New Member

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    Dec 27, 2015
    Canada
    185 Sport 2006
    4.3L
    Quick newbie question. Considering my first boat and have come across a 2005 180BR - is there anything in particular that I should be examining on the boat in advance of purchase? It's for sale at a local marina.

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  2. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

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    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    There are a couple engine options, obviously the larger engines hold a better resale value but also use more fuel. The 180's are fairly easy to find so my advice is to be super picky. Look for good clean gel coat and a spotless bilge.


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  3. pfitzsim

    pfitzsim New Member

    23
    Dec 27, 2015
    Canada
    185 Sport 2006
    4.3L
    Thanks NotHer - it's a 3.0 however I wouldn't require an abundance of power as my kids are young and light enough (for the next couple of years anyway) for easy tubing/skiing. Here is a photo of the engine compartment.