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SeaRay 185 from 2004 - Reasonable price ?

Hi All,

I am considering to purchase a SeaRay 185 from 2004. It is powered by a 4,3 MPI mercruiser.

The dealers description of the boat;

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Beautiful condition hard to find V6 18' Sea Ray.
Highlights include wide transom platform, huge in floor ski locker,
anchor locker, aft sunpad, CD stereo, and great engine access. This
boat is loaded and comes with a bimini top.

She also comes complete with a roller single axle trailer.

Turn-Key Starting (TKS) system has been added, with low hours on its V6 Mercruiser.
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He asks for 9.995Ł - Does that sound like a fair price for a boat like this ?

Bare with me, I am a newbie on the boatmarket

When inspecting the boat, is there anything in particular I need to look out for ?

I hope you are able to give me some good advice I can use when inspecting (and deciding) on the boat.

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you might be better posting this in a "power boat" forum, than here...

others may chime in.

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What kind of sails does it come with? Also check around the mast step for delamination and moisture. Does it come with a dingy?
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Considering that this is a SAILING FORUM with the word SAIL in its name--the fact that you can't figure that out and have posted this here makes me wonder if you have the intelligence to handle a powerboat safely. I seriously doubt it.



That said, if you look at the Boat Inspection Trip Tips thread I started, much of what is in it would apply to a power boat, excepting the sailboat specific things, like checking the rigging and sails.

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Hi All,

I am considering to purchase a SeaRay 185 from 2004. It is powered by a 4,3 MPI mercruiser.

The dealers description of the boat;

------------------------------------------------
Beautiful condition hard to find V6 18' Sea Ray.
Highlights include wide transom platform, huge in floor ski locker,
anchor locker, aft sunpad, CD stereo, and great engine access. This
boat is loaded and comes with a bimini top.

She also comes complete with a roller single axle trailer.

Turn-Key Starting (TKS) system has been added, with low hours on its V6 Mercruiser.
-------------------------------------------------

He asks for 9.995Ł - Does that sound like a fair price for a boat like this ?

Bare with me, I am a newbie on the boatmarket

When inspecting the boat, is there anything in particular I need to look out for ?

I hope you are able to give me some good advice I can use when inspecting (and deciding) on the boat.

Regards

Nolten2

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Run, my friend, run.

I applaud your desire to be at sea, but you just set anchor in enemy territory. Stink potters and Raggies, just don't get along. Mostly, because they like it that way.
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SeaRay. 'nuff said.

About the boat, and the poster.
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tough room....

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tough room....
Charlie—

If someone is stupid enough to ask about buying a SEA RAY on a SAILING FORUM, they deserve whatever happens to them...

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Sea Rays are worthless.

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We found ourselves anchored in Potter's cove in Narragansett Bay this past summer, when the Sea Ray Aquapalooza (or something like that) showed up.

As my kids would say...... OMG.
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