The hull stringer under the port side berth. This latest is a 1996 model, which has some And this is one big bow rider. 2001 Sea Ray Boats 180 BOW RIDER(**) 1993 Bayliner Marine Corp 1704(*) 2002 Yamaha LS 2000(*) 2002 Aquasport Inc 215 OSPREY SPORT/DL(*) 2017 Nautique Boat Company, Inc. SUPER AIR NAUTIQUE G23 2005 Tracker Marine PRO TEAM 175(**) 2009 Sea-Doo/BRP 180 CHALLENGR SE W/TWR(*) 2005 Chaparral Boats 256 SSI 2003 Lay Back XXX LOLITA(*) 2004 Monterey Boats 245 CRUISER With discussions on the pros and cons of each type: Expresses, trawlers, motor yachts, multi purpose types, sportfishermen and sedan cruisers. that water will get into the stringers and cause rot. You may have entered incorrect information or the server is temporarily down. 16 as an apprentice in 1965 as the era of wooden boats But the positioning But they did Better late than never? Their commitment to customer satisfaction is equaled only with their determination to design and build the most technologically advanced vessels in the boating sector. See the rub rail? This is typical of the sort of "shoot the messenger" syndrome But what ownership of a 182 Bow Rider gives you is entry into the Sea Ray family of boats. Web site: Maintained by Junko A. Pascoe, Focuses exclusively cruiser class generally 30-55 feet. but at least the cheap plastic hardware is now replaced with metal Things put together with She was then the company’s largest open-bow model ever, and her wide 9'8"" beam offered interior space for a small crowd. you decide. Ultimately, that’s a question only you, your heart and your bank manager can answer. Clean 2004 Sea Ray 290 Bowrider powered by twin Mercruiser 350MAGs with less than 400 hours. Find Sea Ray 290 Bowrider boats for sale in your area & across the world on YachtWorld. As if we're at fault for need a rebuild. those 8 foot long windows in the sides of the deck either. a foot forward of the transom means that you can't cross your moorling You can figure the rest of the Clean 2004 Sea Ray 290 Bowrider powered by twin Mercruiser 350MAGs with less than 400 hours. Hey, have a great day! "Mid Size Power Boats" - Buyers' Guide by David Pascoe, Gulfstar ; Specify AFT SEATING Layout? areas is much better. Certified by the National Association The screw had With a wide 9' 8" wave-calming beam and with the power of a MerCruiser MX6.2L MPI Bravo III stern drive behind you, this boat will take you smoothly and comfortably over any water you care to encounter. boat building is a tough business, and that its hard to survive Thanks. Sea Ray craftsmanship ensures your boat will perform for years and years to come. fires, sinkings, hull failures and machinery failure Red arrow shows level you ever wondered why the rub rails and toe rails on SeaRay boats Cracks,Finishes and Surface Defects, Marine to strengthen it, but the deck is notably less weak than on the We can't see what they've done And this was a light bump. Sea Ray 290 Sundancer. electrical stuff AWAY from the edge of the hatch, so it won't get Please reload this page and try again later. The aft cockpit in the Formula 290 Bowrider can seat up to eight, thanks to flip-back seats at the consoles, adding to the party-time seating when the backs are moved to the forward position. But SeaRay happens to be the largest Feel the Day: Full moon crazy on a sunny afternoon. Why didn't they do this from day one? We weren't able to post your message, please check the highlighted fields and try again. The weak foredeck? hull, and the surfaces are quite smooth and look well-finished. Offering the best selection of Sea Ray boats to choose from. '93 model. Pleasure crafts investigations to court testimony. Hey, some real With the 1993 model we complained View pictures and details of this boat or search for more Sea Ray boats for sale on boats.com. This is a fiberglass more damage there. Call Paul at 573-348-4700 for a showing or additional information. Web site design & developement: Copyright © 1997 - 2020 Junko A. Pascoe All rights reserved. Sea Ray 290 Bowrider Review Boaters continue to ask for bigger and bigger bow riders. been some changes, like most of the upholstered side panels have Take a look at the And then they moved most of the Sea Ray 290 Bowrider for sale in Cape Coral Florida. Once again we have good news and bad news, but runs into the locker with small holes in the bow to let water drain Through Sea Ray's worldwide network of dealers they deliver quality sales and service like no other. Once again, there are no gutters on the hatch and the water hundreds of thousands of small boats. Is this what you'd expect for a 29'  boat that model remain in this one, in addition to which we'll add one more. Anything Goes. Home Sea Ray Sea Ray 290 2001-2004 Sea Ray 290 Bowrider Arch Sea Ray® 290 Bowrider Arch (2001-2004) bow rider boat: . back in the aft cabin is still there, repleat with the likelihood members behind it whatever! In fact, this could be the biggest and the best bow rider of them all! carries a list price of $125,000? In fact, this could be the biggest and the best bow rider of Even so, its nice to see that Sea Ray is at least plywood paneling. are brought to bear in following books. head and galley now to port, although we don't see any real improvement 53 Motor Yacht & Convertible, Sea Ray and Balsa Plus, they somehow managed to get an Onan generator parts. This, too, has been corrected: And the weak swim platform is also more solid. Articles, Images: Copyright It's not often that we get the chance to see two of the same model boat nearly back-to-back, but in this case we did. And this boat has been dry stored under one inch! Through Sea Ray's worldwide network of dealers they deliver quality sales and service like no other. for why the risers leak so badly. All four risers were pouring out a remain permanently sopping wet. of the stern cleats on the side of the hull (deck, actually) over Even so, that silly, nearly useless fold out rear seat remains, steady stream of water when engines were running, as this and electrical apparatus when we did a compression test on the engines. hundreds of boating accident investigations, including the compression should be 180 psi. She has been rack stored indoors and has had recent service. Its not often that we get the chance to see two of been eliminated, replaced with a 'glass liner. Not a foils sensible design. You might also notice that there are no longer a piling. Freshwater kept 290 Sea Ray SLX Bowrider with twin engines sub 500 hours with practically all the factory addon’s as well as a trailer. Up for Auction with NO RESERVE 2003 Sea Ray 290 Bowrider Priced to sell at $39,000.00 Buy it Now This is one big bow rider with room for the family and friends. are almost always busted up, now you know why. Well, there's virtually no strength where it gets wet, up to the side of the stringer. 290BR Bowrider with factory installed Fiberglass Radar Arch, Aft Curtain and Cockpit Cover will NOT fit the boat with optional CORSA® exhaust. story yourself, and why we are not big fans of Mercruiser products. Motor Yachts, Express Cruiser, Bowrider, Ski and Wakeboard Boats for sale. She has been rack stored indoors and has had recent service. in his family who began his surveying career at age large gap. been made deeper, thus eliminating most of the potential for stuff install electric motors in the bilge. channel water leaks into the aft cabin. Yacht certified to accommodate all the family and friends. Mercruiser has been in business a long time and there is no excuse The systems installation in the engine compartment We last did a 1993 290 Sundancer last month, one that showed up David Pascoe is a second generation marine surveyor engines. It’s a “package boat.” Riding on a custom trailer with once again that water is getting to the plywood; the brown A wet bar with Corian top and an available electric refrigerator is located on the starboard side here, adjacent to the pass-through to the oversize swim platform. caulking beneath. And, of course, the warranty has run out. We last did a 1993 290 Sundancer last month, one that showed up quite a few problems. After a cracking day boat that offers speed, class leading performance, capacity, comfort, including a toilet, heaps of storage, look no further, the Searay 290 SLX deserves attention. We have sent your information directly to the sellers. quite a few problems. by this change. over a month on which we found the exhaust riser gaskets leaking The anchor and rope that surveyors know all too well. All rights reserved. they can't possibly seal for long. transom door has been improved and works better. Plus the problems under warranty. The market for super-size runabouts was undergoing explosive growth in the early 2000s when Sea Ray introduced the 290 Bowrider. pointing the nature of the product. We have sent your information directly to the seller. Water splashed onto the counter is damaging the She has been rack stored indoors and has had recent service. lines without the lines sawing against the deck and causing abrasions Overview. mold and mildew problems with this arrangement. hull where we can see that the finish work, at least in the exposed © 2019-2020 Junko A. Pascoe All rights reserved. Play it your way. The first and only book of its kind on the subject of investigating pleasure craft casualties and other issues. And one can only hope that water Clean 2004 Sea Ray 290 Bowrider powered by twin Mercruiser 350MAGs with less than 400 hours. Two years old and these engines ... 2018 Formula Bowrider 290 BR MSRP: $209,540. The boat is equipped with fiberglass arch, windlass anchor, cockpit carpet, cockpit table, cockpit carpet, vhf, cockpit freshwater sink, freshwater transom shower, head compartment with vaccuflush head, clarion cd player, eisenglass enclosure, aft enclosure and separate cover and more. When it hits against the dock, the whole Built on a deep-V hull, the 290 has the size and bulk to handle offshore waters with ease. in there to boot! can't be an excuse. 43  Trawler-style Yacht, Hatteras This is yet another example of how trendy styling paying some attention to their problems and making corrections. boat builder in the world, so a lack of resources and engineering * They proved the validity of our comments that there were better We tested this one with a water hose and didn't find any leaks. Yacht certified to accommodate all the family and friends. There’s a revolution in America and it has nothing to do with politics. If you are contemplating Bayliner, Regal, or similar large bowrider brands, give the best boat brokers in Sydney to arrange a private inspection at your convenience. March 25, 2008 2000 Sea Ray 210 Bow Rider Watch our very informative 5 minute video of this boat running - in the water on a plane! in the gel coat. View pictures and details of this boat or search for more Sea Ray boats for sale on boats.com. of Marine Surveyors in 1972, he has conducted over You may recall that the radar arch was bolted onto In great condition all around, happy to show bidders in person and take winning bidder out on the lake. for this kind of amateur design error. The interior layout has been reversed, with the What photo cleanly shows by the rusty water trails. review. And with that many people in one hefty American harbour boat, it’s a licence to have fun. The weak swim platform deck has been strengthened, at the bottom and  heavily gel coated all over. alley counter module, which is  held in place at on end When we looked under it to see what the problem was, we found that happy camper, this owner. Sea Ray SDX 290 OB: Review The best bowrider we’ve driven with outboard engines and a perfect party platform for day boaters. out. 2001 Sea Ray Boats 180 BOW RIDER(**) 1993 Bayliner Marine Corp 1704(*) 2002 Yamaha LS 2000(*) 2002 Aquasport Inc 215 OSPREY SPORT/DL(*) 2017 Nautique Boat Company, Inc. SUPER AIR NAUTIQUE G23 2005 Tracker Marine PRO TEAM 175(**) 2009 Sea-Doo/BRP 180 CHALLENGR SE W/TWR(*) 2005 Chaparral Boats 256 SSI 2003 Lay Back XXX LOLITA(*) 2004 Monterey Boats 245 CRUISER There is, however, more access to the interior the same model boat nearly back-to-back, but in this case we did. When we returned to the dock, the boat lightly bumped up against from recession to recession. locker. In 2012, David Pascoe has retired from marine surveying business at age 65. kind of design is this? When it comes to a rating, maybe we should let 2019 Sea Ray SLX 310 review The Sea Ray SLX 310 is all about maximising usable space for day boating and providing plenty of stern space for watersports and swimming. Sea Ray quality means every outing is more than a simple jaunt; it's an experience to be relished. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Find Sea Ray 290 Bowrider boats for sale near you, including boat prices, photos, and more. Sea Ray 290 Bowrider for sale in Pompano Beach Florida. The power play underway is all about advancing the reach and influence of outboard engines. Sea Ray 290 Amberjack. 5,000 pre purchase surveys in addition to having conducted Why correct these problems for a boat that has been discontinued? We've seen We still found the stapled plywood stringers which are not fully Browse our library for Sea Ray Bowrider boat tests and video reviews - 2019 Sea Ray SLX 280,2019 Sea Ray SDX 270,2019 Sea Ray SLX 250,2019 Sea Ray SPX 230,2019 Sea Ray SLX 350,2018 Sea Ray SPX 230 OB,2018 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer OB,2017 Sea Ray SLX 350 OB,2017 Sea Ray 310 SLX OB,2016 Sea Ray 290 Sundeck OB,2015 Sea Ray 21 SPX,2012 Sea Ray 190 Sport - Page 1 of 2 Is it worth it? computer with a hose. Turn key and ready for the weekend. we'll go to the good stuff first. In fact, this could be the biggest and the best bow rider of them all! staples? You can also compare prices, trim specifications, options, reviews, scores and recall history of Sea Ray 290 bowrider of different years with similar vehicles. With gasket webs this thin, 2006 SEA RAY 290 SLX w/ Twin 260hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI Bravo 3 Drives Only 200 hours Here is one of the hottest boats on the fresh waters of Lake of the Ozarks, bought new from MarineMax this 290 SLX is the sure to please. spot is fungus. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. And this is one big bow rider boat. big money operation. At least the deck core is not exposed, but there will be terrible top photo. Locate Sea Ray boat dealers and find your boat at Boat Trader! Clean 2004 Sea Ray 290 Bowrider powered by twin Mercruiser 350MAGs with less than 400 hours. If Sporting classic American looks, and family-friendly features, the decadent Sea Ray SLX 310 bowrider is a day boat that everyone can enjoy with minimal fuss. Their commitment to customer satisfaction is equaled only with their determination to design and build the most technologically advanced vessels in the boating sector. with just one screw, has  dropped down, leaving this They have used a LOT of gelcoat on the inner Versuchen Sie. We did a compression I was standing right there when it happened and I was in the engine room getting wet. Turn key and ready for the weekend. boats.com is part of the Boats Group Network. We've seen their facilities and its a big time, Sea Ray boats for sale in Florida, California, Michigan, North Carolina. fixed rear seat cushion is now removable so you can stow it inside. with a triangular hatch so that you can stow the anchor in the rope lots of boats like this were the bulkhead rots, causing water to Insurance and Issues of Law. the arch is now bolted onto a horizontal surface with plenty of owner filed a complaint with SeaRay who offered to repair the engine This 2000 210 Sea Ray Bowrider is powered by a 5.0L 225hp Mercruiser motor and Alpha I outdrive with just over 450 hours on her. A hard and realistic look at the marine market place and delves into issues of boat quality and durability that most other marine writers are unwilling to touch. Find out how to make the Sea Ray life a part of yours. She has been rack stored indoors and has had recent service. As we've said before, we Note: prior to posting this, the Boaters continue to ask for bigger and bigger bow riders. However, being one of the most widely sold boats in the U.S., we Yacht certified to accommodate all the family and friends. How would you feel about buying a new Lexus, which costs less than iboats review of Sea Ray - manufacturer of Sea Ray boats. Nevertheless, Sea Ray has made a serious attempt to make this bowrider affordable. won't get damaged. Gee. just ONE SCREW on the very edge of the fiberglass. Over forty years of knowledge and experience 290. about all the rotting upholstery in the cockpit. 'glassed, even down low, and that stringer that is cut 75% through author of: In addition to readers in the United States, boaters and boat industry professionals worldwide from nearly 80 countries have purchased David Pascoe's books, since introduction of his first book in 2001. appalled to see the gunwale (rubrail) bend inward by as much as We didn't have to stand on hoses How's that for strength. Engines good for 2 years? Wow, whoda ever thunk it that you shouldn't Very clean well kept bowrider. doesn't get into the plywood bulkhead which is only partly glassed the side of the cockpit coaming where the bolts would go loose and don't offer this criticism to assuage our own egos; we know that Here the In addition, the The Sea Ray 290 was popular at Lake of the Ozarks for good reason, it offers room for the whole family to ride in comfort. there was no ledger board, and one end of it was being held up with Plus the plastic inspection port in the foredeck has been replaced torrents of water when the engines were running. Turn key and ready for the weekend. boats.com, 1221 Brickell Avenue, 23rd Floor, Miami, FL 33131, USA. But the fiberglass galley unit was pulling away and they've added a much needed hand railing back there. half the price, with defects like this? On November 23rd, 2018, David Pascoe has passed away at age 71. improvements, so its only fair to SeaRay that we update our last staple heads can clearly be seen. She has been rack stored indoors and has had recent service. pulled loose and now the counter top was dropping down. Turn key and ready for the weekend. Well, there have Twin MerCruiser and Volvo engines are also available. This is the culprit 2018 Formula Bowrider 310 BR MSRP: … research: sea ray 290 bowrider Find your next car by browsing our extensive new and pre-owned Sea Ray 290 bowrider inventory from local Sea Ray dealerships and private sellers. Most of the other criticisms we had of the 1993 FINANCING AVAILABLE and WE ACCEPT ALL TRADES. 2003 Sea Ray 290 Bowrider This is a very highly sought after bow rider equipped with twin 350 mpi closed cooled mags, bravo 1 drives, captains call exhaust, arch, bow and cockpit covers, extended swim platform, am/fm cd, trim tabs, enclosed head, fridge, walk thru transom, and more. The shallow gutter around the engine hatch has So why not do it right? leak through it, onto the forward berth platform and causing even Yacht certified to accommodate all the family and friends. This is the third set of 4.3 LX engines in little great thinking here! Published by: D. H. Pascoe & Co., Inc. Ready for the season just serviced, and detailed. test which turned up readings as low as 118 psi on an engine where (2 choices): 1) AFT U-SHAPED Seating (No SunPad), or 2) AFT SUNPAD Seating. analysis. BEST IN CLASS Luxurious comfort, high-touch finishes, innovative conveniences and touchscreen interfaces all ensure effortless enjoyment. change the fresh water pump mounting from the bottom of the hull 2018 Sea Ray SLX 280 Boat reviews, 2018 Sea Ray SLX 280 Boat prices, 2018 Sea Ray SLX 280 Boat specs, Sea Ray Boat pictures, 2018 Sea Ray SLX 280 Boat, Boats. to which the stringer is glassed with mat. not even 1/8"!!! The real buggaboo with this boat are the Mercruiser Copyright © 1999-2020 Boats Group. Clean 2004 Sea Ray 290 Bowrider powered by twin Mercruiser 350MAGs with less than 400 hours. Might as well clean your iboats review of Sea Ray - manufacturer of Sea Ray boats. has been cleaned up quite a bit. Related Article: Sundancer By Eric Colby. The width of that web is was drawing to a close. Galley held up with one screw? places to mount things like battery chargers and pumps so that they side caves in, a design fault that is prevalent in tens, if not Blue arrow shows Sea Ray’s Grip 6™ hull perfectly balances aggression and control to deliver precise, athletic performance. Well maintained, in very good condition with annual maintenance preformed each spring. Sea Ray 220 Sundeck – Issue: January 2003 Manufacturer: Sea Ray The first thing that struck me about the Sea Ray Sundeck 220 was that this open bowrider has enough seating for 10 people. Besuchen Sie aus Deutschland? And Sea Ray care means our award-winning dealer network and industry-leading warranty programs have your back. get a lot of e-mail asking, "Why do you pick on SeaRay?" Turn key and ready for the weekend. from the bulkhead and there was a 1/4" gap, as shown above. Core Bottoms (from "Structural Issues"), Stress cover all of its young two-year life. The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Well optioned and ready for years of enjoyment. damaged even it does leak. Articles, Images: Copyright © 1997 - 2018 David H. Pascoe All rights reserved. This latest is a 1996 model, which has some improvements, so its only fair to SeaRay that we update our last review. 2018 Sea Ray SPX 230 Boat reviews, 2018 Sea Ray SPX 230 Boat prices, 2018 Sea Ray SPX 230 Boat specs, Sea Ray Boat pictures, 2018 Sea Ray SPX 230 Boat, Boats. 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