whats a better deal - sea ray gurus

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by jeffruby, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. out-n-aboat

    out-n-aboat New Member

    378
    Nov 18, 2006
    weymouth massachusetts
    1999 29 Sun Sport
    7.4 MPI Bravo 3
    even if you dry dock the boat you will get a better rate on a trailer. It will pay for itself.
     
  2. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    My bad...For 2008 the 260 had a molded platform. The 260 is a bolt on for 2007. .
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
  3. jeffruby

    jeffruby New Member

    58
    Aug 6, 2010
    new york
    2007 sea ray sundeck 260
    6.2liter merc b3
    So again, and appreciate advice;

    What boat would you guys prefer, money aside, a 2007 240 with 330hp, a 2007 260 wuth 316hp, or a 2008, like new230 260hp (cheap...I know I said money aside)

    And why one our the other...still don't see advantage of 260
     
  4. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    As I said before you need to decide what you want. Tower or Windlass, trailer, etc , etc. They are all about the same.

    The only advantage in the old style 260SD was if you wanted the 496 Mag.

    The 230SD is not the same boat as the 240 or 260 I thought you did not want a 22' boat?
     
  5. MaddyDean

    MaddyDean New Member

    545
    Nov 25, 2009
    Great South Bay, Long Island N.Y.
    280 Sundancer, 1991
    Twin 5.7 Mercruisers w/alpha drives
    I ditto Chuck:

    however, assuming all surveys are equal, I like the 240 but it bothers me that there is no windless. It is like In ground sprinklers and power windows, once you have it, you don't want to do without.
     
  6. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    240 with a trailer. As the others have said -- the 230 isn't in the same class. The 240 has the best layout of any deck boat by a long shot. The reason it was Sea Ray's most popular model is because everything about the boat makes sense.
     
  7. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Ditto, but then I may be a bit bias. Heck you can even turn one into a small cruiser:grin:
     
  8. jeffruby

    jeffruby New Member

    58
    Aug 6, 2010
    new york
    2007 sea ray sundeck 260
    6.2liter merc b3
    ok fellas, my one deal just fell through....so im now between two boats.......

    they have same engine...
    (previously said they didnt)

    one is a sundeck 260, kept outta water/local owner/one owner. still year left on warrante. dry docked...only one owner (seems very well maintained..said he wouldnt let anyone use head...wow! worse than me!) 2007 with 100 hrs. has windless anchor-private deal. thanks to u guys ive learned this is same boat as 240 with bigger block/deeper bow and 500# heaver (is that a good thing?/more fuel)

    other is the 240.....40 hrs 2008 year. 100 miles away. broker involved. does have trailor. has wake tower. two owners (hmmmmm) has been kept in water (on trailor now at brokerage).

    both for 45k (after negotiating)....

    assuming both get FULL sea test and survey i will be paying for.

    thanks guys.....im new to this but love the sea ray sundecks!
     
  9. SeaRide

    SeaRide Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Chapin, SC
    1999 230BR
    5.7 EFI/Alpha
    Jeff,

    Are you saying the 260 SD has a 496 Mag as the power plant and what engine is the 240 equipped with?
     
  10. jeffruby

    jeffruby New Member

    58
    Aug 6, 2010
    new york
    2007 sea ray sundeck 260
    6.2liter merc b3
    The 240 has a 6.2 l engine. The 260 is listed as 316 HP.
     
  11. SeaRide

    SeaRide Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Chapin, SC
    1999 230BR
    5.7 EFI/Alpha
    I am not familiar with a 316 HP MerCruiser. The 6.2 is rated at 320 HP and the 496 Mag/8.1 liter, which is a big block, is rated at 375 HP.

    Perhaps the 260 also has a 6.2 liter engine. A picture of the engine cowling would answer the question.
     
  12. rcknecht

    rcknecht Active Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    I like dealing with the owner, especially an anal retentive original owner... So I would go with the 260. It is very nice to have a trailer. If you have a truck that can tow the boat, a trailer can save you a lot of money. You have to have a place to put the trailer too... But you said in your previous post that a trailer was not important to you, so If I were you, I would go with the never used head dry stored local boat...
     
  13. jeffruby

    jeffruby New Member

    58
    Aug 6, 2010
    new york
    2007 sea ray sundeck 260
    6.2liter merc b3
    Thanks, a lot for advice. Yeah I like your suggestion
     

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