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escape
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Looking for pros and cons of the Sea Ray 270 Sundeck...would appreciate members thoughts on this model.  Thanks in advance.
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Escape, great question.  We are looking at the same boat.  Here is our issue: In the bow, there is not much hull distance between the seats and the top of the bow.  We like everything about the boat EXCEPT this fact.  If you sit in a Cobalt 262, you will see what I mean....there just seems to be more protection for the bikini folks.  IMHO!!
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The boat is very smooth riding and offers a lot of entertaining space and storage.  The only complaint any of my customers had was the ease of acess to the trash can. (It's under the cooler which is under the wet bar.)  I sell Cobalts now but the quality on the Sea Ray is much better than most; other than Cobalt. After that it basically boils down to the layout and needs of the customer.

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the 270 sundeck drives like a bowrider.  When my brother was looking at the 270 I was impresssed.  55 mph from a deep-V deck boat!   No other builder even offers a model that compares to it.
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I purchased one in 2002 - Great Boat.

We boat Puget Sound (Seattle), Lake Powell, Shasta, Banks, Mead.  Have over 15,000 miles on trailer and approx 200 hrs on boat.

Unit has 496 (375HP), BIII, and most options except ski tower.

We are very happy with the unit and get many compliments.

In the early days the boat would soot the transom, but ver 9 of the PCM555 computer corrected.  Tops out at about 53mph and cruises great at 30MPH.

Get a good triple axle trailer like Zieman, and take it everywhere.

One suggestion I have for all BIII owners is put a drive shower on it.  Runs cooler and no longer loses drive fluid you have read about on other posts.

 

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Thanks for the comments thus far, folks...much appreciated.

Caroline, any feedback fron BoatU.S. Consumer Affairs ?  Recalls, quality issues?

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Try www.searayowners.com and find Roy he has one as well and equally loves it.  Sea Ray is the only boat builder to have made a modified deck boat bow rider hybrid.  No stubby noses for flat hulls there.  I love my 220SD but in a couple more years I will be moving up to the 270SD.


Smile and Wave boys, Smile and Wave.
2004 220SD 5.0L MPI Bravo 3
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STHLBOLTS,

Just FYI, they don't make the 270 SD anymore.  But there are nice used ones out there!  I think mine (2001) is the last year they made them.  And yes, we love the 270 SD!!!  Right in the middle of the 260 and 280, DAAAAAAAAAAAAaa!

1999 Sea Ray, 310DA Sundancer
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Posted: 25 January 2005 at 11:10am | IP Logged
270 Sundeck not Dancer
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OOPPSS!!

I guess my mistake.  I'm used to seeing SD meaning SunDancer.  So just ignore my comments!

I've seen it both ways, SD and DA.  Thanks for the correction!

 

Edited by Sea-Harley on 25 January 2005 at 11:42am
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Posted: 25 January 2005 at 11:41am | IP Logged

  http://www.searay.com/archives.asp?tab=6&year=2001&f older2=270%20Sundancer

Please pull up Sea Ray Archives and you will see that the 270 Sundancer is 270DA not 270SD which is the correct identifier for the 270 Sun Deck.


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