NEW THREAD Employed by SeaRay

Discussion in 'Ask a Sea Ray Employee...(No Longer Active)' started by chelepop, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    121
    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
    boatless
    boatless
    Hey gang, new here and excited to hear all the feedback from you guys!!! I am employed at SeaRay Headquarters in Knoxville. If I can help out in anyway please feel free to post, If I don't know, surely can find out for you :smt038.

    My knowledge in boat building does not include the bilge (sorry guys) but sure can ask for you, and direct it to the hands on people who do the motor-well. Anything else is free game.

    Here's my knowledge
    280da (04-now, to be discontinued)
    290aj (07-now, to be discontinued)
    290ss (04-now)
    290slx (04-now)
    300da (04-07 discontinued)
    310da (07-now) *new*
    320da (04-07 discontinued)
    330da (07-now) *new*
    340da (04-08 discontinued)
    350da (08-now) *new*
    380da (08-now)
    400da (08-now to be discontinued)

    However one of our small boat plants right down the road is closing and we are to receive all of their boats which will be at the end of March 09, they include 240's-285's.

    If you have any questions of who/what/when/where or how to access or tear down just lemme know :thumbsup:

    Thanks for all the great compliments on the boats we build!!

    Chelepop
     
  2. HarttoHart

    HarttoHart New Member

    78
    Nov 2, 2008
    Arlington, TX
    2007 290 Dancer
    T 5.0 MPI Bravo III
    Welcome aboard!

    This will be intersting..........

    I have 47 questions about my 290 that I will send you in a PM.


    Only Kidding. Glad you joined

    Don H2H
     
  3. 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
    Welcome to Club SeaRay I am sure that someone will load you up with questions before too long. :grin: Again welcome to the club
     
  4. 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

    WHAT!!!!!!!! WHEN???????? WHY?:huh:
     
  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
    Hi Chelepop and welcome to the forum.


    Please make sure you have something from your supervisor in writing that said he is aware that you are posting on a public message board about Sea Ray boats as a Sea Ray employee and he is OK with it.

    Just trying to help.


    If you don’t have this in writing I’m sure Jim or Wes would help you and delete this thread if you wish. They are good people and they don't want to cause greif for someone.
     
  6. 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


    Since you and I both know the current model 280 DA started before 2004 as he is posting, we can assume his knowledge started in 2004.

    So it’s not clear if the 280 DA model is being discontinued or his knowledge is being discontinued.
     
  7. tobnpr

    tobnpr New Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    New Port Richey, Florida
    1988 300 DA
    tw 350's w/ Alphas
  8. rob83srv225

    rob83srv225 New Member

    131
    Jan 10, 2009
    ashtabula, ohio
    84 34 EXPRESS CRUISER
    AND A 83 225 CC
    84 HAS TWIN 454
    83 225 HAS 260 MERC.
    why would they dump the amberjack 29... great boat and there all over lake erie by cleveland..... rob
     
  9. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    121
    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
    boatless
    boatless
    Hi again, lemme just say that helping people solve their own boat woo's isnt against any policy, and this is a public forum. So no supervisor needed, unless you want me to duck out. As I understand the 280da came to us from pheonix, az in 2001 it revitalized our company. In turn they closed. This has been an issue since the first 290da back in 06' to discontinue the 280, but it has been requested over and over again. I dunno why they want to let this boat go since it's been such a substantial asset to us from day one, EVERYONE LOVES IT. Great Seller this boat!! But it's time for anew, and with all the new models (290da, 310da, 330da, and 350da) they are ready to improve, on what they have. We will no longer be building the "so called" 280da, and will (has been trying) to be phased out but that's not to say we wont give it another name and a snazzier new look. Basically the 350da 330da and 310da being revamped has revitalized and inspired our Engineering and has been well received to the not just SeaRay community, but to a lot of new buyers as well. But don't worry, to my knowledge we still have to keep molds up to 10 years for warrenty claims so your not left in the dark. :)

    Thank for all the welcomes, anything I can do to help just lemme know. Ill do my best to help ya out :) I wont give out anything that my company has entrusted in me.

    Chelepop
     
  10. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    121
    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
    boatless
    boatless
    Sorry, maybe I must reitterate, just because its going to be discontinued at our facility, by no means does it mean it wont be picked up by another, or under another name,I dont have that information. Just to make things a little clearer. Clear as mud yet? lol
    Just trying to help out.

    Chelepop
     
  11. Brian 59

    Brian 59 Member GOLD Sponsor

    451
    Oct 5, 2006
    Lockport New York
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 MPI w/ alpha drives
    Chelepop, Its nice to have you on board here. Thanks for all the info so far. I am sure you will have alot of questions comming your way. How long have you worked for SeaRay? What is your position there if its ok to ask.
     
  12. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    So you are saying Bayliner or Maxum is going to be building a 280?

    :huh::huh::huh::huh::huh::huh::huh::huh::huh:
     
  13. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Any Idea when/if they are going to make the 240SS available in the US?
     
  14. Vince_nj1

    Vince_nj1 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Aug 25, 2008
    North Barnegat Bay
    2006 320 V-Drives 6.2s, Bow Thruster, Generator, Raymarine C80, Radar, Fish Finder
    6.2 Horizons 320HP
    Welcome Chelepop.

    I don't want speak for the rest of people, but I appreciate your participation here. I just don't understand your motivation. It would be helpful to know what your goal is by participating on this forum. Are you in Marketing? Sales? R&D? Are you looking for feedback on what we think about the company? Customer Service? The quality of the boats? Different design suggestions? Are you doing this as part of your job to support the brand?
     
  15. Escapade

    Escapade Member

    969
    Jan 10, 2007
    Lake Michigan
    390 Sundancer 2005
    Twin 8.1's
    Chelepop-
    We are trying to decide on a 390 or 40 Dancer Aside from the TV in the salon flipping up in model year 05 and on what other yearly changes were there to this model?
    Mike
     
  16. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    I'll bite, I would like to get two captain chairs with the bolster for my 185 (white, red, gray,black)....anyway you could get two of those in the big brown truck to my house. :grin:
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2009
  17. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Vince
    I think he's a double agent. Watch what you say and trust no one! There are spied EVERYWHERE!


    Chelepop, can you tell us every cored bottom boat SR produced from 2000-2008???

    [​IMG]
     
  18. douglee25

    douglee25 Active Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    NJ
    Cabrio
    Volvo Drivetrain
    Are you the Sea Ray police or something? WTF man? Way to drive someone off the site! :huh:

    Doug
     
  19. techmitch

    techmitch Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Welcome aboard, how about 1999-2009???
     
  20. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
    I once joined a forum related to my company's products and services with the intent of just helping out. I had no other motive. I quit the forum after about a month. It was quite discouraging to find out for certain that I was indeed, the only person in the whole company who had a clue. I was better off when I only suspected it. I work with turkeys...

    Michael
     

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