I am new to the forum and have been browsing around reading as much as possible on a vessel we are interested in. It s a 1997 Sea ray
370 Aft Cabin
with twin 350HP cat 3116's. We have confirmed they are not the French blocks that had all the issues, so far they have 745hrs. I had a few questions on performance, range, and cruising.
1. we plan to try live aboard and like the layout as well as vacation
and weekend cruising. With that said how do these engines perform on the vessel with gear
, wife, two boys 3 &12 with two dogs
? Trawling speed looks good but if we have to get on plain then will it maintain them.
2. Cruising range at 10kts compare to plaining speed at 15-17kts. I know its not a fast boat and a heavy rear end. But not sure if there are owners on the vessel that could provide additional detail.
3. I plan to perform the maintenance
on the engines myself except major items. Anything major to look at? I plan to have the vessel surveyed completely along with the engines.