WTB A 1987 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer

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  1. mkultra

    mkultra New Member

    15
    Jun 6, 2008
    TC, MI
    220 CC
    5.7 260hp Mercrusier Alpha i gen I
    Moved this to here seems like a better fit for my question

    I am looking to upgrade from my 1989 Sea ray 220 CC to a 1987 Sundancer 270

    It has the infamous twin Mercruiser 470 170hp/3.7L engines

    The boat exterior and cabin etc look to be in really good shape and clean. The boat has lots of extras including a Dinghy, windlass anchor etc

    The motors and engine bay are very clean well maintained. The owner also appears to be a guy who has all of the work done by a mechanic and has it regularly worked on


    The price is also seems right $11000 where the bidding stopped. I haven't paid him yet as I need to see it start and pulled out of the storage for a full 360 degree inspection this week. What I have seen so far I am quite excitied to buy BUT:

    I'm scared though and having second thoughts the more I read people bash the engines? :huh:

    Anybody have any positive stories with a similiar set up?
     
  2. PostTime

    PostTime New Member

    93
    Mar 2, 2011
    Ohio River Louisville, KY
    1987 Sea Ray 300 Weekender
    7th Sea Ray in family since 1976
    twin 260 HP Mercruiser Inboards
    Good power for 4 cylinder engines. They are a bit noisy. My preference would be V6 or V8 power, but if the price is right and the boat is really nice, I think it would be fine. Good luck in your decision!
     
  3. Go Phish

    Go Phish New Member

    33
    Aug 8, 2010
    Virginia
    1986 Sea Ray 27 Sundancer DA
    I/O Twin 4 cyl Mercs
    Im picking mine up friday. I just bought a 1986 270 da with twin fourbangers. From what i have read it seams like the way to go. Its not like we are skiing behind these boats so how fast i achieve plane is irrelevant to me. Its all about the gas mileage. PLus less to replace parts.
     

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