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GregR

RO# 33547



Posted - Jan 16 2014 :  14:01:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been out of boating for 3+ years and I am ready to get back into it. I have owned a Sea Ray 330DA, a Regal 4080 Sedan Bridge, a Maxum 2400 SCR, and I did most of my own maintenance/service. So, I know boats pretty well. I know the whole Sea Ray, Maxum, Bayliner, which one is better stories/opinions, not really looking for info there.

I am looking for "what questions should I ask" and "what should I look for" when I go look at this boat:

http://richmond.craigslist.org/boa/4217649674.html

I actually know the boat, used to be slipped near it 4 years ago, never boarded it and never looked at it as a boat to buy. I alwasy liked the boat, though. Things change, times change, it's for sale and has piqued my interest. I've exchanged a few emails with the owner, now it's time to go see her. I've Googled the make and model, and, all looks pretty good.

Thanks in advance!



.

Formerly "MrsRobinson" on here
2000 Monterey 302 - current
2001 Regal 3780 - sold
1995 Sea Ray 330DA - sold
2004 Maxum 2400 SCR - sold
1996 Maxum 1900 SCR - sold

Homeport: Stafford, VA

KiDa

RO# 16492



Posted - Jan 16 2014 :  14:08:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Greg!

Glad to see you back. I slipped at SBH and have not seen that boat move in years. I would be concerned about the engines not being run. Maybe it's been cleaned up but she was filthy about 6 months ago. I don't know if twin 150's are going to get you the speed you are use to. I'm thinking maybe a 10 to 12 knot cruise and 18 top end. Just to give you a comparison, Chrissy Salyers 4588 gets the same numbers.

Good luck in your search.

Dave Mulvey


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Best Regards,

David
Saint Max
'99 330 Sundancer

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Capitalism is to this administration what Judaism was to the Third Reich.

-- Me

Homeport: Hopewell, VA Go to Top of Page

GregR

RO# 33547



Posted - Jan 16 2014 :  14:42:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave! None of that concerns me as I would get engine surveys, and, I am not afraid to get my hands dirty. The speed is about right too..my days of 25 mph+ are behind me!

What does concern me is his comment in one email "not even sure we want to get out of boating", so not sure how much negotiating there is on this one.



Formerly "MrsRobinson" on here
2000 Monterey 302 - current
2001 Regal 3780 - sold
1995 Sea Ray 330DA - sold
2004 Maxum 2400 SCR - sold
1996 Maxum 1900 SCR - sold

Homeport: Stafford, VA Go to Top of Page

pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Jan 16 2014 :  14:51:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like to know more about engines. Are they 4BTA? if so that's good. Cummins got in bed with other makers for a while and sold some junk under the Cummins name.

Bruce



Homeport: Gulf Coast FL Go to Top of Page

GregR

RO# 33547



Posted - Jan 16 2014 :  16:41:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bruce, if 4BTAs, is that good, or bad?

She has not moved in 3 years, he states he runs the engines monthly for 30 mins.

I just found out, no genny, though she is wired and configured for one. Not sure what that means; she had a genny and it was removed, or one was just never installed.



Formerly "MrsRobinson" on here
2000 Monterey 302 - current
2001 Regal 3780 - sold
1995 Sea Ray 330DA - sold
2004 Maxum 2400 SCR - sold
1996 Maxum 1900 SCR - sold

Homeport: Stafford, VA Go to Top of Page

Kellyg

RO# 19800

Posted - Jan 16 2014 :  19:03:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Great to hear you're looking to get back into boating. Best of luck!


Gary
Mt. Sinai, NY
2001 Regal 3780
2002 Striper 2101DC

Smooth seas never made a skillful mariner.

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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Jan 16 2014 :  23:22:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the 4 BTA is a Cummins built engine block and very reliable and easy to get service.

Bruce



Homeport: Gulf Coast FL Go to Top of Page

RWS

RO# 25075



Posted - Jan 17 2014 :  05:48:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
with that kind of horsepower will this boat even get on plane, or is the intention to run solely at displacement speeds?

RWS


1983 Trojan International 10 Meter
Twin Yanmar 315 Turbodiesels
Solid Glass Hull
Woodless Stringers
Full Hull Liner
Trojan International Website: http://trojanboat.com/

Homeport: FL Go to Top of Page

rnbenton

RO# 31163



Posted - Jan 17 2014 :  06:47:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That HP in a boat that size and weight, I'm guessing to get the bow down so it will get up on plane is going to take LOTS of trim tab.

Not that I think that is necessarily a bad thing if you are content to run basically at trawler speeds when cruising.

Looks like a very nice boat.

Bob


Key West 196 Bay Reef, 150 Yamaha
USCG 50 Ton MMC, Tow Assist Endorsement
SSI Certified Instructor Level 1


Homeport: Palm Coast, FL Go to Top of Page

Billylll

RO# 24494

Posted - Jan 17 2014 :  09:26:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is one of the Bayliner models I like. They will get on plane and cruise above hull speed.
The Cummins 4BTA is very reliable. I think they are better engines than the Hino's that are found in many Bayliner models.
Bill


Bill Lentz
Little Egg, N.J.

Homeport: Tuckerton, N.J. Go to Top of Page

RWS

RO# 25075



Posted - Jan 18 2014 :  05:59:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
twin 150 horse diesel on a boat that size will plane?

Must be plenty of torque pushing the prop.

My guess is that 150 horse gas engines would NOT do it.

However Tony Athens over at boatdiesel says QUOTE "PROPELLERS MOVE BOATS, ENGINES ONLY TURN THEM"

here's the article

http://www.sbmar.com/articles/propellers_move_boats_engines_just_turn_them/


That said I don't understand how twin 150's can adequately plane this boat, but I am a novice when it comes to such things.

Whats the scoop?

RWS


1983 Trojan International 10 Meter
Twin Yanmar 315 Turbodiesels
Solid Glass Hull
Woodless Stringers
Full Hull Liner
Trojan International Website: http://trojanboat.com/

Homeport: FL Go to Top of Page
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