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Know_Excuses
02-15-2006, 09:49 PM
In about 2 years I will be moving to nevada and will be down sizing my boat to something I can trailer.Would a boat like the one below be sufficient for cruising out to the farallons and bodega and just general salt water use??Thanks in advance ;D

1980 SERAY SUNDANCE 270 FLY BRIGE 26 FOOT 9.6 BEAM FULLY SELF CONTAINED TWIN MERCS 470S

http://a.im.craigslist.org/vW/QV/hKUB3DcODSHpx9m7GOE5D0Ixuk3g.jpg
http://b.im.craigslist.org/IB/Fs/KYRiCcwjVtPFrQLchq4oVqnlTo3V.jpg

Team_Sheryl_Lee
02-16-2006, 07:14 AM
yes that boat would be fine on any day the small craft warning flag is not flying or going to
that is a very large trailerable boat
it weighs at least 6000 lbs and probably more
make sure you have a vehicle that is strong enough to tow it up the hill and also have enough brakes to slow it down the hill
my 25' i tow with a full size bronco with the 351
it does not like it
i dont move my boat often and travel slow when i do
i dont think i will ever try to take my boat up I80
and know d*m good and well i would hate to try to slow it down for that distance

TSL

Team_Sheryl_Lee
02-16-2006, 07:18 AM
also check the regs on over size loads
i think 108" is as wide as you can go with out permits

TSL

CenCoast_Angler
02-16-2006, 10:37 AM
Wow!
A 26 FOOT SUNDANCE 270 with a FLY BRIGE is Downsizing?!
(-:
I was expecting to see pics of a 15 foot gregor alum...

Coming down the 80 might prove more difficult than going up and over to NV.

Very jealous,
PK

65whaler
02-16-2006, 02:18 PM
it sure seems big enough for a family of four much less fishing out of bodega.

:)

Sea_Turtle
02-16-2006, 04:48 PM
Yep!! Seems plenty big to me! As long as it's mechanically sound. And don't forget all your emergency equipment & radios, etc....

Good Luck!
ST

blue_chrush
02-16-2006, 08:56 PM
actually I saw one like that one on craigs list
for 3,500 dollars and everything worked fine...
bought a house and needed to sell it cause it
wouldn't fit in the driveway.....

that size bayliner is plenty big enough....
its the motor/outdrives in those yrs that
took a toll on the pocket books.....
some were very well taken care of and others
got hammered and when they stopped working people
just sold them for what they could get for them...
for those of us that wench on stuff, you could get
these for little or nothing......
another one to research is the bayliner 2459....
it has cabin,sleeps 4 and table for 4 and full
enclosure with a hard top and you can get one
for around 10k that is in great cond.....
draw backs for boats like these are limited
fishing area in the stern area, usually 8wideX5,6ft deep..
so more than 3 in the rear is crowded.....
bottom line, if the motor and out drive work well on
that boat, do it...and just be sure to pay 145.00 for
vessel assist.....
always good ins....

Know_Excuses
02-16-2006, 09:21 PM
Thanks guys for all your input.After reading all your comments and thinking about it, the wear and tear on a truck and the cost of gas it would take to go from nevada to the coast along with the fact I hate towing a boat. I think I will stick with my old wood tub and maybe just move it to martinez to be a little closer to the salt water ;D Thanks again guys.

ric1ric
02-16-2006, 09:44 PM
what kind of price are you looking at for the searay?

Know_Excuses
02-16-2006, 10:07 PM
I found it on craigs list.The guy wants 9500 for just the boat or 13500 boat and trailer.But there are always real good deals on craigs list.I actually got the boat I have now from there also ;D

triggerfish
02-18-2006, 10:52 AM
with the high cost of fuel these days,i would find out how many gallons per mile it burns.

blue_chrush
02-18-2006, 02:28 PM
not only the gas thing,
but twins you have twice the cost
for maint,fuel,and replacement cost....
I've seen a couple of nice boats that
the price and size was right till I got
to the rear and saw twins....
for me thats just not in the cards.....
why have 2 if one v-8 or 200 can do the same.
and it gives me room for a kicker too....

Know_Excuses
02-18-2006, 02:34 PM
I have twins on my boat now and LOVE it.But I am a scardy cat also.More than once I have had to limp back to dock on one motor because of a blown head gasket or a bad relay on the alternator, or I went to sleep a little tipsy and turned on the nav lights instead of the anchor lights and killed the battery.Luckily each motor has its own battery system.But I guess if you had a kicker you could always limp back on that if the main had problems.Oh and believe me I understand the cost of 2 motors ;D

Team_Sheryl_Lee
02-18-2006, 08:13 PM
with a single motor
the motor has to work extra hard sucking up more fuel
the twins just idle along and burn the same amount or even less because they do not have to work as hard to get the boat up on plain
with the twins you can go faster if you wish but most times it is the ocean that determines speed of the cruise
i will take a set of car motors over out boards any time
i dont understand the big deal about maintance
take a day off of fishing and change the oil and filter
while you have the wrenches out do the other motor also
takes me longer to go to the store and buy the parts than it does to install them
after all it seems to me that a tuneup a year and 3 oil changes isnt that much work
other wise the boat is the boat
new boats take work
old boats take a little more

TSL

exocet
02-22-2006, 12:57 PM
You can't go wrong with a searay. There just great boats. Of coarse you have to carefully inspect and test drive any boat you buy but searays are top notch.

shotgun
03-03-2006, 12:26 PM
not only the gas thing,
but twins you have twice the cost
for maint,fuel,and replacement cost....
I've seen a couple of nice boats that
the price and size was right till I got
to the rear and saw twins....
for me thats just not in the cards.....
why have 2 if one v-8 or 200 can do the same.
and it gives me room for a kicker too....

cause if one breaks down, the other just might get you back to port.