Newer Sea Ray owner

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by Kwik, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Kwik

    Kwik Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 14, 2019
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    2017 F150 Ecoboost 4x4
    Raymarine Axiom 9
    Raymarine Sirius 200 reciever
    5.0 Mercruiser w/Bravo III drives
    I have had a 1994 Sea Ray 180 Bowrider with a 90 hp Merc for 2 years. The wife and I spent almost every weekend when the weather was above 60 degrees F out on it since we bought it. We live in Indiana. So, my poor boat is usually winterized for 5 months of the year.

    We recently bought a 2004 240 Sundancer so that we won't have to travel back and forth every day to what ever lake we are headed to. The long weekend trip to Lake Norris in Tennessee sealed the deal. Cabin rental plus slip rental would have made two boat payments. So, we bought a weekender. We don't have possession, yet. It is still in final service and we are awaiting a delivery date. Hopefully, this following week.

    I have learned there is a lot more knowledge required in running a cruiser over a bowrider. Most of that information is coming from here. I am sure I will have questions once we are on the water.

  2. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Congrats! You'll love the greater flexibility the 240 will give you. We started out in a bowrider then moved up to a 250 Sundancer. We had a great time and weren't so much impacted by the weather. Have a great time on your new boat.
  3. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Active Member

    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    A lot of people here criticize the 240 sundancer. But we love ours. It’s so easy to trailer and yet we can sleep our family of 4 plus the dog. One weekend we will be on the Mississippi then Lake Superior then the next Lake Michigan. Hope you enjoy the boat.
  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Welcome. We had a 2003 260 which was very similar. You will love having a cabin for overnights and to get out of the sun. Enjoy! Only downside are these boats are addictive and they make you want a larger one.


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