New Section Now OPEN

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by CSR_Admin, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    This is a new section I have been thinking about. A place for those "other people" :grin: to hang out. Lots of people come here looking for info on getting into a Sea Ray so here is a section where those commonly asked questions and discussions can reside. Sound good?
     
  2. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    Great idea:thumbsup:
     
  3. vernh59

    vernh59 New Member

    219
    Oct 21, 2008
    Mobile, Al
    355 AC
    165 Crusader
    :smt038 Great Idea. When members post, most, will have a pic of there boat so someone could get an idea who has the type they are or might be looking for.
     
  4. Pseudomind

    Pseudomind Active Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2011 Hurricane with Magic Tilt Trailer
    115 HP Yamaha Four Stroke

    I have seen this a bit before not the thread, but the ice chest on the swim platform. My question, how well do these chests ride located there, any breakage?


    As to the thread I like the idea of the photos showing the users different boats.

    :thumbsup:
     
  5. sprink56

    sprink56 New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    1979 255 Liberator
    twin Mercruiser 450 HP I/O on Bravo I Drives
    Wow...what a good idea.

    I fall into the category of " I think I want a Sea Ray...but which one...?"

    I have years of South Florida boating experience with 3: Formulas over a 15 year period and have taken Bertrams and Hatteras' accross to the Bahamas several times.

    My wife has "zero" coastal boating experience...only lakes and rivers in Alabama and Tennessee. I have made her understand that offshore is a different world and that you don't head out the inlet in junk that might not bring you back.

    Now she thinks that you MUST have a 50 Ft. + boat to go in the ocean!

    I have decided that the best all around for us would be a 34' Sundancer with an eventual move up to a 45' Express Bridge. I like the idea of diesels in anything larger than a 30 footer.

    I am a bit hesitant about jumping in for $100K + untill I see how well my wife does in the coastal enviroment. Having said all that I think at this time I'm looking at 23'~28' with twin small blocks or a single big block.The target budget (used of course) would be $10K~15K.

    I am undecided on trailer or dry stack. I have a new F-150 SuperCrew 4 X 4 w/tow package that will go 9000# on the tow but I can't park a boat in my neighborhood longer than 48 hrs at a time. I have a 3 car garage with 8' high doors that I might be able to put a 24' inside. Otherwise I would keep it in a dry storage warehouse on the intracoastal which will probably run $400~$500/month. Another option would be on a trailer in a storage lot and just bring it home the night before we go out to get ready.

    In a boat this size (23~28) I would limit going "outside" to not more than 2'~4' seas...otherwise we would stay inside. If after a while I see that the "Woman God" gets used to the deal and is in to it then I'll move up. Hopefully this works out.

    There are probably others that pass through this forum that have similar circumstances.

    All thoughts and suggestions are welcome.:smt100
     
  6. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    &
    2012 185 Sport
    &
    2007 Pro-Line 20 Sport
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1 & 135 Honda OB
    Are you looking for a cruiser, an overnighter/weekender, or an open bow? For that price range you'll lokely be looking at rather old open bow. Do a quick search on boattrader.com to get some idea of what's out there in your budget. I was able to tow my 1995 250DA with my F-150 easily but that was about it's safe/functional limit for me
     
  7. sprink56

    sprink56 New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    1979 255 Liberator
    twin Mercruiser 450 HP I/O on Bravo I Drives
    I'm going to look at this tomorrow:

    http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/boa/895631506.html

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    I replied to a local ad ('lauderdale) for a '93 24 Overnighter. Boat has been dry stacked since new and has less than 200 hrs total. Power is NEW 7.4 Gen VI w/original maintained and serviced Bravo I. Boat is complete with full canvas (Sunbrella) and is white with red trim...NO BOTTOM PAINT. Boat is reported to be extra clean (aren't they all)


    The ask is $10K

    I'll report back.:thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008
  8. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    Good luck, be careful and check it well. I watch too much news and read too many horror stories about hurricane boats. The photos do look good but what is a photo. I hope the rest of it is as clean as the photos look.
     
  9. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    Pseudomind,

    To answer your question, I do not keep the cooler there while running; in fact I usually do not take a cooler at all. This picture was taken during a long weekend trip so we needed the extra refrigerator space. One for food, the other for beer, and the cooler for more beer of course.

    Now back to the regularly scheduled tread.:grin:
     
  10. ImpulseIII

    ImpulseIII Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore/Venice FL
    2001 410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    Bill, You have to change the color of the cooler.....it clashes with the red hull....Very Un-Searay like !:grin:
     
  11. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    I'll work on that, thanks:thumbsup:
     
  12. comsnark

    comsnark New Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    NJ Shore
    SeaRay SunSport
    5.7LX
    Nice idea. :thumbsup:
     
  13. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    I would think it would be a water patrol magnet if I had a cooler sitting on the rear deck!


    I like the idea of a newbie/introduction area. Did you put the sticky's in there regarding signature, etc.
     
  14. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    Glad to see you decided to hang around! :smt038
     
  15. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    11-02-2008, 07:54 AM :huh:
     
  16. Bridog

    Bridog Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    Previous 220SD, 260DA, 300DA
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Confused with FC3 Frank maybe?:huh:
     
  17. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    Wait... I thought he wasn't going to post these types of things... let me find the quote... wait... here it is... from today..

     
  18. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    I have gotten to know Frank H (ImpulseIII) pretty well over the last few years although I have not had the pleasure of meeting him in person and I can tell you he is anything but confused. People choose to join message boards for a reason and they choose to step away for a while for a reason. Hopefully we will gain from his knowledge again in the future. I just thought it was ironic to say you are glad to see someone posting again when they had not posted in two weeks. That was all.
     
  19. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    When did Frank H say he was leaving? He posted two days ago in another thread.
     
  20. Bridog

    Bridog Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    Previous 220SD, 260DA, 300DA
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Who are you talking about? Me or MrsRobinson?
     

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