Newbie trying to buy a 270DA

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by SealovinBill, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. SealovinBill

    SealovinBill New Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    (Hopefully) 1990 270 DA
    Not sure
    HI ALL,
    So, I'm going Monday morning to look at a 1990 270 DA.
    Marina owner selling it to recoup fees from previous owner.

    Supposedly everything is in really good condition w the boat itself (hull, controls, electrical, upholstery etc..)
    He said it's a big block merc but the heads are off (they were removed by this marina to be redone).
    At this point, I don't know much else.
    The boat looks really clean and well maintained in the photos.
    I guess I'm just looking for input from anyone familiar with this model and or potential warning signs (other than the obvious head issue).
    Thanks in advance!!
    Btw.. this will be my first boat if it goes well.

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  2. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    Even with the heads pulled, regardless of how it looks, get a professional survey. If you really do like the looks of it I would make an offer conditional to the boat being returned to functional condition and passing a professional survey by a surveyor of your choice.

    Good luck
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  3. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Lots of unknowns for your 1st boating experience. Would hate to see you have a bad experience. The $600-800 paid for a professional surveyor will go a long way in making the right decision.

    A good estimate for engine repairs would be $8-10K (including labor) so make sure you are getting a killer deal to make up for all the problems that might be uncovered while recommissioning.
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