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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaDan View Post
    I've enjoyed boat shopping for you in my spare time.

    The Sundancers are beautiful boats but as you point out, they maximize living space by minimizing service space. I couldn't do that again. Baja is bad enough. And if it was me, I wouldn't even think of having sterndrives. The maintenance and water draw are just too much. Having said that, there does look to be a relatively nice (some sunburn) 340 in Destin with twin Vee Drive 496's. No hours listed though.
    I agree with you, and told my wife the engine compartment with 8.1L V drive twins were too much for the area given. For the size boat we are shopping, sterndrives are no longer an option.

    We've been inside the blue 340 DA you speak of, it already sold. However, that boat was the "fishing" equipped version, removing all the rear creature comforts for fishing room. It was road hard and put up wet. Smelled really bad inside, and wasn't cared for.
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    A lot of time it is tough to find these small to mid size cruisers with twins. Of course what you want is a couple of V Drive or straight inboard Yanmar diesels (straight 6).

    When my ship comes in I'm getting a trophy wife, I mean a Nordhavn.

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    We need to have a serious sit down before you acquire a trophy wife. As a friend I feel the responsibility to drop some knowledge on you concerning this topic.

    Staying with standard ediquite.....don't ask me how I know.

    Any bites on the 23 beasty boy?
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    Thanks for looking after me Hook. But it's too late, I've already got one in Miss Denise.
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    2005 Baja 23 Outlaw - 496 Mercruiser - Excellent condition

    Quote Originally Posted by hook'em View Post
    Any bites on the 23 beasty boy?
    Only 1 scammer and those phone calls from other marketing companies wanting to sell it for me. When I see callers from Las Vegas, I know what they want, and the answer is always NO!

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    https://www.hideawayyachtsales.com/2...2088423&used=1

    2003, 250 hrs, HO's, B3 drives, killa ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hook'em View Post
    https://www.hideawayyachtsales.com/2...2088423&used=1

    2003, 250 hrs, HO's, B3 drives, killa ride.
    I've decided to sacrifice performance (speed) in trade for creature comforts. It's amazing what you have to give up to go fast. Compare the cabin of the Sea Ray 340 to the Formula 400. There is no comparison, SR wins in comfort. I bet that Formula can scoot for such a large craft.
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    Took a cruise from the Perdido Key area to Lulu’s in Gulf Shores today. Boat runs awesome.
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    That is a fun run down the ICW. We wish we were with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaDan View Post
    That is a fun run down the ICW. We wish we were with you.
    Weather is shifting, and now we have lost daylight savings time. Boating weather is a narrow time of the day now. We were lucky it was perfect Saturday.

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    It is a ton of fun, particularly when we have the squadron out.

    (I guess this thread is officially hijacked, but you started it!)

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    All hijacks encouraged!
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    Sold the Baja, new owner in Tallahassee. They love the boat, and I hope it gives them years of reliable memories. I've taken good care of the boat for them.

    Debating if I should buy a Sea Ray 390 Sundancer with Cummins QSB diesels.

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    congrats on the sale...........if I was going to own something that size it would be diesels all the way............you could rent it out to PH who will be homeless soon
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    That's a cool boat beast. I'm for hire if you need a co-Capt to get her from Tampa back to Pensacola.
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    congrats on the sale!
    the Sea Ray looks very nice, hard to tell from the pics but for your comfort and future resale on a boat that size you want a head and shower that are separate not the combo setup that a lot have
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnleashedBeast View Post
    Sold the Baja, new owner in Tallahassee. They love the boat, and I hope it gives them years of reliable memories. I've taken good care of the boat for them.

    Debating if I should buy a Sea Ray 390 Sundancer with Cummins QSB diesels.

    Example - LINK
    I'm really liking that. Good access to the steering system and sea strainers, not much of a picture of fuel strainer and packing gland access so I would be interested in that. 900 hours is about right. Enough use to keep things in shape and not so much to be an issue. Those Cummings will be good for thousands of hours.

    Nice cockpit also.

    SeaRay tends to maximize interior space (not a bad thing) but sometimes that leaves system access very limited. Check things like the anchor chain locker, windless access (including wiring and switches), bilge access, water system valves and that sort of thing.

    I love express cruisers.

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    Congrats! That didn't take too long.

    Just for future reference, where did the buyer find your boat for sale and contact you? My self, sold 2 boats (My old 265 & Jeff's old 33) on FB powerboat swap shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short-Bus View Post
    if I was going to own something that size it would be diesels all the way
    I agree 100%. After crunching numbers, it was calculated we would save about $2,000 a year in fuel with our cruising and camping habits.

    Quote Originally Posted by hook'em View Post
    That's a cool boat beast. I'm for hire if you need a co-Capt to get her from Tampa back to Pensacola.
    Wouldn't that be an awesome ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kefurr View Post
    congrats on the sale!
    the Sea Ray looks very nice, hard to tell from the pics but for your comfort and future resale on a boat that size you want a head and shower that are separate not the combo setup that a lot have
    The 390 DA does have a separate shower. I will not buy a boat with a wet head.

    Quote Originally Posted by BajaDan View Post
    I'm really liking that. Good access to the steering system and sea strainers, not much of a picture of fuel strainer and packing gland access so I would be interested in that. 900 hours is about right. Enough use to keep things in shape and not so much to be an issue. Those Cummings will be good for thousands of hours.

    Nice cockpit also.

    SeaRay tends to maximize interior space (not a bad thing) but sometimes that leaves system access very limited. Check things like the anchor chain locker, windless access (including wiring and switches), bilge access, water system valves and that sort of thing.

    I love express cruisers.
    The larger mid 2000's and newer Sundancers have always looked great to me. My wife prefers the room of a Sedan Bridge, but I prefer the cruiser. It's nice to see more hours on an older boat. So many people think lower hours on older boats is better. Not if you have 200 hours on a 15 year old boat it isn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by 92nsx View Post
    Congrats! That didn't take too long.

    Just for future reference, where did the buyer find your boat for sale and contact you? My self, sold 2 boats (My old 265 & Jeff's old 33) on FB powerboat swap shop.
    Since I am no longer on Facebook, I listed it as a premium on Boat Trader. That's where he found it. Wasn't cheap, but the pictures in high resolution made a difference. You have no idea how bad it aggravates me to shop for something in 2017, and the pictures look like they were taken 10 years ago.

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