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Exclamation Ahoy! Any Sea Ray boat owners here?

I picked up a 25' Sundancer 260 today for a good deal although it has a few issues, mostly the trailer has rusted out at points on the trailer. Are these generally trustworthy, or am I in for a nightmare? I used to own a Bayliner Capri before I moved here, and it wasn't all that bad.

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what year is it,,,
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If it is an older boat, prepare for a lot of potential repairs, such as replacement of water cooled exhaust manifolds and risers, tilt/trim cylinder ram seals, U -joint and exhaust bellows, tilt/trim sending unit. The list can be pretty long. What engine and drive?
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Just use it until it drops. Questions?
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It's a 1980 with a 350 Chevy and Mercruiser Alpha One Outdrive

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It's a 1980 with a 350 Chevy and Mercruiser Alpha One Outdrive
Not the best combination for a 27 ft cruiser. A 454 cu in block with a bravo outdrive would be a lot better power package for this boat.
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Not the best combination for a 27 ft cruiser. A 454 cu in block with a bravo outdrive would be a lot better power package for this boat.
Not using it for racing, just for deep water spearfishing and overnite fishing for Ahi, Ulua and Lobster's.

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What a life! How does it compare to Alaska?
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What a life! How does it compare to Alaska?
Year round summer, what can I say
I do however miss not paying sales and state taxes

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