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Anchor Management

RO# 32420



Posted - Sep 16 2012 :  20:29:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all who shared thoughts on the Motor Yacht but after viewing both, I am convinced that I like the Sedan Bridge better. if anybody has any helpful hints or thoughts on this boat, I always welcome the advise. I see that they changed the size from 48 to 50 in around 2005. Was there any design changes as well or did they just change the number? And i believe but anot sure the 52 is a diffenr boat. Correct?Thanks again.
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2006 52 Searay Sedan Bridge

Edited by - Anchor Management on Sep 16 2012 20:40:04

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY

Woodsong

RO# 20095

Posted - Sep 16 2012 :  20:58:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like this boat. Nice layout, lots of space, nice cockpit, great if you have the jetski lift. 3rd stateroom a little small but still nice, even if limited ventilation in cabins but I'd be happy owning one. The 52 is a different boat- other than that I think the switch was just a name change.



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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Sep 16 2012 :  21:13:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do some home work on the motors they have used different motors over the years and you may want to decided what package you are most comfortable with and they start your search. I would research the different motor options and then kick this around at boat diesel dot com. These boats can get costly to maintain and you want to make sure you are starting with the best configuration you can.

I love this boat and as I have mentioned it is the only boat on my radar for me as an upgrade but this is still some time off.


Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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Edited by - Audrey II on Sep 16 2012 21:15:08

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CurrentSea

RO# 10265



Posted - Sep 17 2012 :  05:05:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like this boat alot, though a little too big for where I boat.
Do you need all that room?
I think the 420/440 are nice.
The 450 is awesome!

I never really like SeaRay layouts but the more I look, the more I like.

I am not ready yet, but in a few years after used prices drop more, I am gonna look 440/450.



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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Sep 17 2012 :  06:32:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To Dave point about engine choices, a lot of the 48SB's came with Cat 3196's and a good deal of them had catastrophic failures. If equipped with the Cats make sure all updates were done & done right
I have these engines in my boat and they were replace with new after 3 years, I like them a lot but do oil analysis regularly.
The 48 also came with Cummins QSM 11's and I have heard only good about the motors - there's a bunch of the 48's at my marina, one at my dock with the QSM's, the guy loves the boat


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Anchor Management

RO# 32420



Posted - Sep 17 2012 :  07:26:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks. I think the QSM 11 is the popular enginge for this model and I have heard good things so far.I'm going to look at 42/44 but not sure if that is anough of a jump up for me. Besides, I got the Admiral's OK on the 48/50 and IMHO, it's best to seize the moment.

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2006 52 Searay Sedan Bridge

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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Sep 17 2012 :  07:40:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Andy: What failed on the cats?

Bruce



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SLW

RO# 2186

Posted - Sep 17 2012 :  08:05:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 480 Sedan Bridge (480DB) was in production from 1998 through 2004. It was changed very little during that run, but some of the changes include the square-cornered hard-top being replaced by a more rounded one, the swap of the salon sliding door from starboard to port, TV cabinet changes, salon and bridge HVAC re-work, misc trim and feature updates etc. Available engines included DD 6V-92's, Cat 3196, Cummins QSM-11 and MAN 700's. My favorite aspect of the 480DB, aside from what I think are clean, good looks, is the fact that visibility from the helm is just about perfect. It makes it seem like a much smaller boat than it is.

The 500 Sedan Bridge came out of a fresh mold in 2005 to replace the 480. The general layout remained the same, but the finishes were in the newer style. The 3rd stateroom has a smaller feel than that in the 480, but it has regular bunks instead of the odd perpendicular configuration. The galley became a step-down, which one could also argue makes the salon & galley area feel larger.

The 52 Sedan Bridge (52DB) is the re-named 500DB, but there were some tweaks to that too, most notably the galley moving a stop closer to the salon level (freeing some space in the 3rd stateroom), and a re-work of the upper transom assy.



Edited by - SLW on Nov 09 2012 12:33:19

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Robyns Nest

RO# 4846

Posted - Sep 17 2012 :  08:35:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Certain years on these boats had balsa core saturation issues.

A guy on my dock had the problem and ended up donating the boat to charity because the cost to repair was too high and the resale was pathetic.

He owns a newer 56' now and is happy.

The newer boats do not have the problem I was told.




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2018 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish 2x300HP Yamahas
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SLW

RO# 2186

Posted - Sep 17 2012 :  08:38:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pdecat

Andy: What failed on the cats?



Intercoolers.



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Salvatore356

RO# 32937

Posted - Oct 30 2012 :  03:54:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.boattest.com/rateboat/detaileval.aspx?ID=277


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Anchor Management

RO# 32420



Posted - Nov 09 2012 :  15:38:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info!

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2006 52 Searay Sedan Bridge

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rommer

RO# 12280



Posted - Nov 10 2012 :  18:55:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been told by "some one in the know" that the ride of the the 48 is not that great in nasty seas. In no uncertain terms he told me to stay away and he's delivered many of them.




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walterv

RO# 12640



Posted - Nov 10 2012 :  20:37:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Silverton 45C is all over this boat, on so many venues. I need to move down, lets talk.

And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin

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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Nov 10 2012 :  22:08:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rommer

I've been told by "some one in the know" that the ride of the the 48 is not that great in nasty seas. In no uncertain terms he told me to stay away and he's delivered many of them.





Let me guess the guy who told you this owns the 44' of the same model? Nice guy and very knowledgeable but I have been on this boat and I have to say it is on my short list. In fact it is the only boat on my list at this time! I'm very happy with what I have but at some point I what like to move up to the 48' of course I may have to win the Lottery first.


Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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1996 440 Trojan Express

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Salvatore356

RO# 32937

Posted - Nov 20 2012 :  04:19:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.boattest.com/boats/boat_video.aspx?ID=40#bt-Overviews


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RO# 32420



Posted - Nov 20 2012 :  07:31:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great write up. Thanks Sal.

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2006 52 Searay Sedan Bridge

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rommer

RO# 12280



Posted - Nov 20 2012 :  08:31:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not trying to be a naysayer but has anyone ever seen boattest.com do a bad review of a boat? I don't think I ever have. Just saying...



Boats, yup, 5 of em...
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Anchor Management

RO# 32420



Posted - Nov 20 2012 :  08:53:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's all just info. The only review I will take to heart is mine. Quite frankly, I don't think you can go wrong with a Silverton or Searay. It's all personal preference.

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2006 52 Searay Sedan Bridge

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Robyns Nest

RO# 4846

Posted - Nov 20 2012 :  09:11:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The test engines they say are 640 hp are really 660 hp. CAT never made 640's.

Great research.

The top speed is suspect as well. My boat has 660's weigh's 5000# more and my top speed is 38mph. Cruise is 30mph burning 44 gph. I can't imagine lugging the motor at 20 mph. Way too slow for these big 12 liter motors IMHO.



__________________________________________________
2003 56 Post Convertible 2x1300HP V12 MAN
2018 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish 2x300HP Yamahas
--------------------------------------------------------
"The future ain't what is used to be."
- Yogi Berra

Edited by - Robyns Nest on Nov 20 2012 09:47:19

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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Nov 20 2012 :  09:30:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robyns Nest

The test engines they say are 640 hp are really 660 hp. CAT never made 640's.

Great research.

The top speed is suspect as well. My boat has 660's weigh's 5000# more and my top speed is 38mph. Cruise is 30mpg burning 44 gph. I can't imagine lugging the motor at 20 mph. Way too slow for these big 12 liter motors IMHO.



+1
660hp

Should run more like 25 Knts at cruise
I have a dockmate with one & 660 cummins, says he cruises at 27knts


Carver Voyager 530 with Volvo 122's/610HP
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Salvatore356

RO# 32937

Posted - Nov 25 2012 :  05:03:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.boattest.com/boats/boat_video.aspx?ID=40#Test-Result All there telling you the best milage I would run this at 2200 rpm


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