Sea Ray Noob....

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by mjoplin, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. mjoplin

    mjoplin Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Houston, TX
    2005 Sundancer 280
    Twin 4.3 Mercruiser
    Just became a first time Sea Ray owner this past weekend and enjoying it after a long hiatus from boating. Prior boat many years ago was a 19 ft, 1985 American Skier so this is a bit new to me.

    The new boat is a 2005 280DA with twin 4.3's and is definitely more boat than what I've dealt with in the past. Spent the past weekend on a short offshore trip and about an hour learning how to park it. Have enjoyed lurking on this forum in the past and looking forward to becoming an active member now!
  2. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Welcome to CSR! Enjoy your boat and lurk no further!
  3. Mike Blake

    Mike Blake Active Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yankeetown FL West coast
    89 340 Sundance all Raymarine.
    Gas hogs 454X2.
    Welcome to CSR!
  4. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Welcome! I am fairly new as well and can assure you this site is superb. Congrats on the boat! We need pictures

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  5. WDCboater

    WDCboater Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Washington, DC
    2010 350 Sundancer
    Raymarine c95 GPS
    KVH Satellite
    Twin Mercury 8.1 Horizon V-Drives
    Welcome to CSR. Enjoy the new boat!

    As for handling the new boat, practice practice practice. The more the better. Then it becomes second nature and you're prepared when things go wrong ;-)
  6. mjoplin

    mjoplin Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Houston, TX
    2005 Sundancer 280
    Twin 4.3 Mercruiser
    The only pic I have at the moment, more to follow. We are very fortunate to be able to park out back. Just brought her home last Friday.

    Having some technical challenges posting a pic, no matter how small I make the image, its about 30-40KB too big. Here is a link to google photos that should work:

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