I’m shopping for a 280DA with twin 4.3L / Alpha’s + gen

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Presentation, May 25, 2007.

  1. marqbloq

    marqbloq New Member

    222
    Feb 25, 2007
    Portland Oregon
    2007 320 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7 Horizon VD's
    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You are going to love it!

    :smt038
     
  2. 280 SeaRay

    280 SeaRay New Member

    656
    Oct 10, 2006
    Folsom, California
    280DA
    4.3 MPI
    Awesome news.... congrats on the new boat!!
     
  3. thomas

    thomas New Member

    296
    Oct 4, 2006
    Green Bay WI
    370 Express
    Twin 454's
    THAT-A- WAY DOUG,
    glad you found the boat you wanted. I'm sure the admiral is just as happy. :smt038
     
  4. gerryb

    gerryb Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 12, 2006
    Somers Point, NJ
    "On Vacation"
    2006 40 Sundancer
    Raymarine E125 & HD Radar + Garmin 5208
    QSB5.9 380 Cummins
    That's great news! Congrats. I did the same thing with the water button, btw. Also the little key switch in the head, the head button on the panel, the breaker switch in the lazarette... The manuals weren't much help. Then there are the buttons that "probably' don't do anything but I'm still not really sure (eg. the DIM up and DOWN buttons?).

    On a side note, just got back from our run down to Ocean City Maryland. 160 miles round trip and VERY PLEASED to report no problem with the 280 whatsoever. I'll post more on our trip on another post. Suffice it to say, you really learn alot about your boat on a long run like this. (ALso learned that "3 to 5's" are not alot of 'fun' -esp when your 7 year old just finished strawberry milk for breakfast :smt100 . Nice "1 to 3's" this afternoon coming back though. )
     
  5. Presentation

    Presentation Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Wisconsin - Winnebago Pool chain of lakes
    280 Sundancer, Westerbeke MPV generator
    twin 5.0's w/BIII drives
    Thank you all! This forum is really becoming more then a group of people with similar interest. More like a bunch of friends with the same hobby.

    We got back from our first trip on the new 280 late yesterday. We had no major issues or damage.

    I got to thinking about the vehicle location. If we all got on the boat at the marina where we purchased the boat then did our trip then went to the marina where our slip is located we would not have a car there. What we did is my daughter and I drove the boat from the one marina to the other. My wife dropped us off, then, with the rest of the kids, she did some shopping and packing then met us at our marina.

    I got experience docking with twins. I tried both methods, using only the throttle and using the wheel. To be honest, it was very calm and ideal conditions. I had docked many times with our old 240 Sundancer with the single drive and, well, not trying to brag, but I often got complements on how I docked it perfect every time.

    To some up, each time it was easy and perfect with using either method. I have not decided what one I will do. I may do a mix. At the gas dock the attendant said I came in the best of all the boats that came in that day. He said this on his own; I was not fishing for a complement. After that I told him this was only the second day that I drove the boat, we just got it.

    Well, I have a lot of questions but think I may start a new thread in hopes of it being a resource for other members in the future.

    Pictures and updated signature will come in time.
     
  6. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one
    Congrats Doug, Let's see her. THAt's FANTASTIC! :thumbsup:
     
  7. jg300da

    jg300da New Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    None
    Your
    Business
    Congrats Doug..
    Most, if not all of the systems on your new boat, are identical to those on the 300, 320,340 etc....so any questions should produce a wealth of answers from those on the forum.
     
  8. Brian 59

    Brian 59 Member GOLD Sponsor

    451
    Oct 5, 2006
    Lockport New York
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 MPI w/ alpha drives
    Congratulations on your new boat. I know you are going to enjoy it. I bet she really moves with the 5.0's. Have fun :smt038
     
  9. Presentation

    Presentation Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Wisconsin - Winnebago Pool chain of lakes
    280 Sundancer, Westerbeke MPV generator
    twin 5.0's w/BIII drives
    I have not opened it up yet. I will in time. Likely when Lisa is not onboard. :thumbsup:

    So far I got it up to about 44 MPH for a short time then backed off.
     
  10. marqbloq

    marqbloq New Member

    222
    Feb 25, 2007
    Portland Oregon
    2007 320 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7 Horizon VD's
    Presentation:

    Does the boat have bottom paint?

    M
     

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