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Old 20-02-2012, 18:31   #1
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Life long boater (ski and wakeboard boats) but ripped out my shoulder last summer so my wake boarding days are over. I absolutely love the water and have been diligently looking at cruiser type boats. This site has been a wealth of information for me!! Im so excited to start this new journey in boating and hope to make plans in the next few years to do "the great loop".
Couple quick noobie questions:
1. I have found a wonderful looking 1997 sea ray 420 aft cabin at a great price. Is this model respectable or otherwise have any negative history?
2. In the boat there is a mold spot on the wall near the air conditioner. Is this something i need to be overly concerned about before purchasing?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Oh, if you know anybody wanting to buy a great wake boarding boat give em my number
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Old 20-02-2012, 19:31   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

That Sea Ray 420 aft cabin often came with gas engines. If so, it would be a fairly pricey way to cruise the loop. Even if it has diesels, yikes, it's still gonna cost a fortune to loop in a boat like that.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against that particular boat. I'm just wondering whether it's the best tool for the particular task you're contemplating.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bad InfluenZ.
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Old 21-02-2012, 11:58   #4
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Economically speaking something with smaller diesel inboard would be the best for the loop.
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Welcome to the forum!

That Sea Ray 420 aft cabin often came with gas engines. If so, it would be a fairly pricey way to cruise the loop. Even if it has diesels, yikes, it's still gonna cost a fortune to loop in a boat like that.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against that particular boat. I'm just wondering whether it's the best tool for the particular task you're contemplating.
I agree with Bash. Thats going to cost you a fortune in fuel. Why don't you look into a nice catamaran? Or sailboat? Welcome to the Forum and good luck!
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Old 15-03-2012, 18:29   #7
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Thanks gang! i just made the deal today on a '05 Silverton. Im so excited to start this new venture in boating. My lovely better half fell in love with the boat the second we saw it. I got a bit ambitious about wanting to do "the loop". That might be years and years down the road (and after the lottery ticket hits). But for this first year I'm gonna try some shorter trips to chattanooga TN then maybe on down to FL in a couple of years.
Any specific websites/books that can start me out with the way to drive and navigate a cruiser type boat? (lifelong waterskier/wakeboarder)
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