Newbie in Maryland '97 Sundancer 240

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by Capttjmd, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Capttjmd

    Capttjmd New Member

    8
    Jun 27, 2017
    Baltimore, MD
    1997 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    5.7L Merc w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    Hi everyone just wanted to introduce myself. I recently became the owner of a '97 Sundancer 240. I've been around and on Sea Rays a long time, but never owned one until now. I'm CG licensed captain that has owned a towing franchise, been a boat repo investigator and captain and now a boat broker.

    The marina that was selling my boat had it for some time, the previous owner had passed away so it had been sitting for a while. When I took my wife to show it to her, to get the approval, I stepped into knee high water in the cabin. That's been cleared out, dried and mold/mildew treated. Still have several projects to work on but it's getting there.

    So that's me, hope to be able to draw on my experience to help others and ask for help from you all as well.
     
  2. JimG

    JimG Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Welcome to CSR Captain!
     
  3. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    515
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Welcome.....

    I have to ask. How much did they pay you to take it?
     
  4. Alegria

    Alegria Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lancaster,PA Boat: -Sue Creek, MD
    2000 410 DA
    3126 CAT
    Welcome! You must have a lot of stories being both a captain and salvage experience.

    Hope to see you out running the Bay. Where are you planning to keep her? We are up off Middle River. Coming up on the end of our season, going to have to haul shortly.

    Take Care!!
     
  5. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    515
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
  6. Capttjmd

    Capttjmd New Member

    8
    Jun 27, 2017
    Baltimore, MD
    1997 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    5.7L Merc w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    LOL. I gave them $2500, but I store it for free while I'm working on it. The interior cleanup wasnt too bad. It's totally clean inside now and I'm basically an expert on mold abatement now. Rest of the boat is in decent shape, only has 250 hrs on the engine. Still trying to figure out how to the stepwell drain can be removed to access replace the drain line, I think that has a crack in it. And also looking for a cockpit cover for it. If any one has an old one laying around I'd be very interested and would happily pay for it.
     
  7. Capttjmd

    Capttjmd New Member

    8
    Jun 27, 2017
    Baltimore, MD
    1997 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    5.7L Merc w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    You have no idea the stories I could tell, was actually thinking about writing a book. Plenty to talk about, over 1000 tows, countless salvages big and small, and over 600 repossessions.

    I'm on Frog Mortar. Know Sue Creek well, practically grew up at BYC.
     
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  8. QT1

    QT1 Member

    289
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender
    5.7 Mercruisers, Westerbeke genny (that works!), Avon rib w/ Yamaha
    outboard
    Welcome from one Marylander to another!
     

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