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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S
    If I start talking about the top speed I was able to get on my 5.0 240SD, everyone will shoot me down again. But I can back it up with GPS now for all the doubters.
    Ok Dave I'll bite, what was that top speed on your special 240SD

    Previous Boat:
    2006 240 SunDeck, MS Judy, 350 MAG BR3
    North GA Mountains http://www.ssg-i.com

  2. #12
    Hi Everyone,

    I have a 06 240 as well. I just bought it Labor Day weekend. It's my 1st boat and I love it. A friend of mine works at MarineMax and he suggested it. We are a family of 5 (6 if you count the dog) and we have plenty of room. Mine looks just like yours Chuck (except for all the extras). I've only gotten mine up to 40 MPH, but like I said I'm new to this and I'm not comfortable opening it up yet.

    Other than that, all I can say is that this is my new addiction. I can't wait to get out on the boat. It's all we think about.

    Harry
    06 240 Sundeck

  3. #13
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    Harry,

    Yes the 240 is a great boat, I understand it one of SeaRays best sellers. Would like to see some pictures of yours if you got any. Have you named her yet? How many hours do you have on her so far?

    Previous Boat:
    2006 240 SunDeck, MS Judy, 350 MAG BR3
    North GA Mountains http://www.ssg-i.com

  4. #14
    Hi Chuck,

    We are planning on going out Saturday and taking some pictures, though the weather looks bad. As soon as I take some I will post them. We're still figuring out the name, I said we would give it until next season since we will be having it winterized in a few weeks. I'm thinking about getting a canopy cover so we can extend the season. What do you think?
    06 240 Sundeck

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandnewtoboating
    Hi Chuck,

    We are planning on going out Saturday and taking some pictures, though the weather looks bad. As soon as I take some I will post them. We're still figuring out the name, I said we would give it until next season since we will be having it winterized in a few weeks. I'm thinking about getting a canopy cover so we can extend the season. What do you think?
    Harry,

    Looking forward to see the pictures. I got the full camping Canvas for just that reason. Works great easy to put up after you do it a couple times. I leave mine up in the winter since I slip it. Rest of the year have it on the boat just in case on I need it on a trip. I've sleep on the 240 with it up. I've added the inverter and have a small heater, plug it in and run it for a short time and heats it it right up.

    ps: I've just started a web site with pictures of the boat and some of the trips at http://ssg-i.com/boattrips/boattrips.htm let me know what you think about it. I'll be adding more pictures ASAP.

    Chuck.

    Previous Boat:
    2006 240 SunDeck, MS Judy, 350 MAG BR3
    North GA Mountains http://www.ssg-i.com

  6. #16
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    2003 280DA and 1995 Sea Ray 175
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck1
    ps: I've just started a web site with pictures of the boat and some of the trips at http://ssg-i.com/boattrips/boattrips.htm let me know what you think about it. I'll be adding more pictures ASAP.

    Chuck.
    Chuck, nice website! Love those pictures of the boat. I'd sure like to see more...like some of the cockpit area and helm. I kind of can get a sneak peak from the lower-left photo on the second page and it looks really nice.

    Tom
    2003 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Twin 4.3MPI, Alpha I's, Kohler 5.0kw Generator, Garmin 4208/GMR41 radar
    1995 Sea Ray 175 "Five Series" Bowrider, 3.0l LX Alpha I (sold Fall 2012)

    My current project, a home renovation: http://mulberryhall.blogspot.com

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S
    In all seriousness though 240SDs are one of Sea Rays nicest boats. Even though I have owned my 260 Sundancer for only three weeks now I really do miss the Sundeck.
    Dave, I'd like to hear more about this. If I were to go to a cruiser, the 260 would be it. We're torn though; the bow-rider boats have a lot of room for a lot of people. We think the 260 would be a better Chesapeake boat and enable us to overnight if we wanted. But the 240 sundeck is just so nice looking.... So I'd like to here what you'll miss from the 240 and why you went to the 260.

    Tom
    2003 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Twin 4.3MPI, Alpha I's, Kohler 5.0kw Generator, Garmin 4208/GMR41 radar
    1995 Sea Ray 175 "Five Series" Bowrider, 3.0l LX Alpha I (sold Fall 2012)

    My current project, a home renovation: http://mulberryhall.blogspot.com

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunn
    Chuck, nice website! Love those pictures of the boat. I'd sure like to see more...like some of the cockpit area and helm. I kind of can get a sneak peak from the lower-left photo on the second page and it looks really nice.

    Tom
    Tom Thank you. I'll try and get some more cockpit area and helm shoots for you. Was not sure what kind of pictures I should put on the site.

    I know how you feel Dave. I just could not give up my open bow at this time. We looked real hard at the 260 and 280. Was leaning toward the 260 was going to be easier to trailer. Now what would be sweet is a 340 with the 240 in tow. You have to have a dream

    Previous Boat:
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    North GA Mountains http://www.ssg-i.com

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunn
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S
    In all seriousness though 240SDs are one of Sea Rays nicest boats. Even though I have owned my 260 Sundancer for only three weeks now I really do miss the Sundeck.
    Dave, I'd like to hear more about this. If I were to go to a cruiser, the 260 would be it. We're torn though; the bow-rider boats have a lot of room for a lot of people. We think the 260 would be a better Chesapeake boat and enable us to overnight if we wanted. But the 240 sundeck is just so nice looking.... So I'd like to here what you'll miss from the 240 and why you went to the 260.

    Tom
    We went to the 260 mainly because we wanted a Cruiser and wanted to be able to boat year round. Here in Charlotte if you have a sport boat like our 240SD you wind up not being able to use it (on a practical basis anyway) for 3-4 months out of the year. With the 260, we have camper canvas and are wet slipped so we can be out on the water anytime we choose in the winter.

    The thing we will miss with the 240 is the nimbleness of the boat and people carrying capacity (12) we had when we took out the family (kids, grandkids, and their friends). We already had a few moans from the grandkids about the cruiser. I know they will be able to tube off the 260 but it won't be as much fun for them. And we won't be able to take along as many people as before either because there isn't as much cockpit seating on the 260DA as we had on the 240SD. Then there is the fuel bill......consumption looks to be about double that of the 240SD. You mention that you boat on the Chesapeake as well and I will assure you the 240SD will give you a much better ride than your current boat. We would always be out with the family on the weekend with ours and this boat really handled the chop that's created by so many weekend boaters on an inland lake. You can also get camper canvas for the SD so you can turn it into a mini-cruiser of sorts too. I think chuck1 is our expert on that!

    If you are into water sports I would stick with a Sport Boat or a Sundeck. If you think that overnighting is what you want to do then a Cruiser may be an acceptable compromise. So far we really like our 260DA. But being slipped between a 300 and a 320, we can see why people always want to go "larger". I don't have "ITIS" yet and even if I show signs of it, we will not move up because my wallet isn't big enough. But if you do consider a cruiser take the advice that many folks have given and get the biggest one you can afford.
    Former Sea Rays..... 1999 210SD ...... 2002 240SD........2006 260DA

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S

    .... You can also get camper canvas for the SD so you can turn it into a mini-cruiser of sorts too. I think chuck1 is our expert on that!

    If you are into water sports I would stick with a Sport Boat or a Sundeck. If you think that overnighting is what you want to do then a Cruiser may be an acceptable compromise. So far we really like our 260DA. But being slipped between a 300 and a 320, we can see why people always want to go "larger". I don't have "ITIS" yet and even if I show signs of it, we will not move up because my wallet isn't big enough. But if you do consider a cruiser take the advice that many folks have given and get the biggest one you can afford.
    Hey Dave I'm still looking for a way to add AC to my 240, let me know if you found out how it can be done.
    Be careful I've heard that slipping between bigger boat can be a major problem on the wallet
    But seriously your 260 looks great

    Previous Boat:
    2006 240 SunDeck, MS Judy, 350 MAG BR3
    North GA Mountains http://www.ssg-i.com

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