My first Sea Ray

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  1. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp.
    It wasn't that many years ago but it was my first. 16105740_1191087857611780_7336561460105636874_n.jpg
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    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.
    dvx, care to share more details about the boat and when and where you got it?
     
  3. play dough

    play dough Active Member

    234
    Aug 29, 2011
    Michigan
    1997 330 Sundancer, 7.4L MPI V-Drive / 2007 Crestliner 1750 Fishhawk
    7.4L MPI Mercruiser / 115 Mercury Optimax
    I purchased my first Sea Ray back in 1996. A 1986 230 Weekender. It was a great boat. That only lasted a couple years. My wife wasn't all that much of a boater back then. It was always me and one or both of my young sons for a weekend of boating and fishing. One weekend of the marina life and she decided that was for her. Two years later, I upgraded to something with an aft cabin for our family of four (268DA). On my 4th Sea Ray since then.
    230 Weekender.jpg
     
  4. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    316
    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    The 268 da is ny first sea ray and i really love it. I am hoping for prop advice on it . I get fecent performance with the 3 blade mirage i got with the boat but it seems to want higher rpms than i want to buy to keep on plane .ive got the 7.4 bravo in my boat . Can anyone reccomend a prop that will give ne the ability to stay on plane at lower rpms . Looking for pitch and diameter suggestions for a 4 blade running with a lightly loaded boat . No dink hanging on the stern . Fresh cold water use. Im not caring about top end performance in the least
    Nice to see you have been able to upgrade over the years
     
  5. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp.
    So after years of owning 2 run abouts the last one was a 21.5 Baja that I bought in the summer of 2003 that fall my wife Ruth was Dx with brain cancer the following fall of 2004 it came back and she had another surgery. To make a long story short the Baja scared the hell out of her so we sold it went for a few years without boating. Went on a house boat trip and we decided to try something different . We found this 1988 230 Wk. in Erie Pa. thought that Ruth would feel more secure in a boat like this. We started going to our usual small lakes and then I found this web site. Met Buckeye Boater and Aftica and started going to Lake Erie. The 230wk. got new upholstery, new mooring cover, camper top, battery charging system and even a portable AC system that sat in the cock pit and was duct into the cabin. For 3 seasons the 230wk. made plenty of trips to the islands with our new group of friends. 2 seasons ago we sold her and replaced her with a 2000 310da. The 230wk. was a sturdy little boat and got us into cruising and because of Sea Ray and this site we met a great bunch of people.
     
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  6. play dough

    play dough Active Member

    234
    Aug 29, 2011
    Michigan
    1997 330 Sundancer, 7.4L MPI V-Drive / 2007 Crestliner 1750 Fishhawk
    7.4L MPI Mercruiser / 115 Mercury Optimax
    I ran a 17" pitch Mirage stainless 3 blade on my 268DA and was satisfied with the performance. I too had the 7.4L/Bravo 1. I don't remember what the diameter was. I think I could stay on plane using full tabs down to about 20 mph. I'll guess that was somewhere in the area of 2300 rpm...but that is more of a guess, it's been a while since I've had that boat.
     
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  7. Cj2law

    Cj2law Member

    53
    Oct 31, 2014
    St louis
    2003 Sea Ray 240SD
    350 Mag w/ Bravo III
    521.png 1984 Searay 207 Monaco. 5.7 260 hp with alpha 1 out drive. She is a great boat. Had her for 5 seasons. Family grew so we had to get a bigger boat. Hated to see her go.
     
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  8. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
    tiara in the snow 01.JPG IMG_3891.JPG My first SR was this 1979 260EXP purchased in 1979.
     
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