I'm getting a bit more serious about buying a Sea Ray and just signed up this morning. I could post int he classic area, but looks like this section needs to get moving.... A bit about me. Boating all my 42 years, just sold my first cabin cruiser that I had for about 3 years (87 Bayliner 2550) which also was my first I/O - prior to that mostly 18-20 runabouts with outboards. Just moved to TN from MO and will be running the Tennessee River (Nickajack Lake) mostly a few miles each weekend to a cove, occasional 50-100 mile runs for a long weekend. Looking at a 1987 340 weekender (express cruiser? - no mid cabin). This will be my first boat in a slip - always had a trailer before. Also a first is direct inboards. Heard a few things about balsa wood in some older Sea Rays but can't seem to find specifics save one place and it didn't appear to encompass this year/model. What else will I need to know about this particular (of class) of boats?