Thinking about a different brand

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by Fly'n Family, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    505
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
     
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  2. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    155
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    ok. I'll bite. What the hell was that all about?
     
  3. Bridog

    Bridog Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    Previous 220SD, 260DA, 300DA
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Hmmmm lets see, is it a motor boat?
     
  4. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Has white smoke for those that were asking about it.
    Nice looking area and calm water.
     
  5. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    155
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Ahh. missed that.

    OP - Use your words
     
  6. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    505
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Nothing to "bite" on. Considering something other than a Sea Ray which is hard as I've owned Sea Rays for 20+ years. Shot this video during the sea trial and thought I'd post it in the pic/vid thread since we all like pics/vids.

    That's about it...

    Was interesting watching the surveyor down there between a couple of big blocks listening to them and the transmissions with a stethoscope....I'm guessing that's why he's a bit hard of hearing after doing this for 30 years.
     
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  7. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    505
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Ohio River on Dec 2nd at 55 degrees. Unreal for December...
     
  8. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

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    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    heh yeah, surveyors are magical creatures. My last one was able to contort in ways that would have made a circus-performer blush.
     
  9. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    505
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Ya...it's a CY 3870 and I was rather surprised with a 13' 6" beam at the lack of openness in the engine compartment. Seemed much more cramped than my DA 370 compartment.

    Guy was a fairly big guy too, but somehow was able to work himself into spaces I wouldn't consider. Say's he learned the hard way to keep his phone on him while doing that, apparently got stuck once.
     
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  10. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    505
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Welp....it's official as of today. Feels a lot bigger than my previous 370 DA, but those 425hp Crusaders fortunately are torque monsters. Love the 13' 6" beam and cabin layout, and having a big fridge and a patio for a swim deck is going to work well. Hearts always been with Sea Ray, but this just "fit".

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  11. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Nice looking boat. Congrats.

    Where will you keep it?
     
  12. B BARKER

    B BARKER Member

    78
    Apr 20, 2014
    TENNESSEE RIVER- CLIFTON,TN
    1974 CENTURY ARABIAN 454 CRUSADER MARINE V-DRIVE.. ALSO 1987 SEA RAY 390 EXPRESS CRUISER..
    454 MERCRUISER 340 INBOARDS
    Nice Ride !!!!!!
     
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  13. my3sons

    my3sons Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Upstate NY (lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    Congrats! Nice boat, and you're going to love that cockpit, imo it entertains better than any other express in that size range. Enjoy.
     
  14. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    505
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Thanks FF - she'll be moved from the Ohio river to Lewisville Lake in the north DFW area after the holidays.
     
  15. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    505
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Thank you. At first I wasn't too sure on the whole two elevation aspect, but between the sheer size and the companion lounge, I think you're going to be right. Definitely loads of room for family and friends. Wife loves the lounge and space, so if she's happy - that makes everything much smoother. The only drawback on this boat, to me, is the engine room. For such a wide beam, it's awfully cramped. Daily checks won't be an issue, but anything beyond that looks like a real PITA. I'm hoping the care of the Imron paint will be as painless as everything I've read - pictures don't do it justice.
     
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  16. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Well, she looks enough like a SR that we'll forgive you for going to the Dark Side.

    Just kidding. Nice looking boat.
     

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