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Taking a 2nd sea trial on a 240 sundancer 260hp 5.0L because the 1st one failed due to the engine not plaining and it only would get up to 3000rpm. MM sent the boat to the mechanic and is now back in the water. My question is with 2 adults and 2 children, what is top speed? The survey stated EST. SPEED: 25»/35MPH. Its 2004 134hrs.
 
This is a new section I have been thinking about. A place for those "other people" :grin: to hang out. Lots of people come here looking for info on getting into a Sea Ray so here is a section where those commonly asked questions and discussions can reside. Sound good?
This is a new section I have been thinking about. A place for those "other people" :grin: to hang out. Lots of people come here looking for info on getting into a Sea Ray so here is a section where those commonly asked questions and discussions can reside. Sound good?
 
This space is great, thank you very much. I’m looking at a 1995 330, and I was wondering everyone’s thoughts on trailering it a short distance, about a mile. Is it possible? Do I need to be looking at a 310 instead?
thanks, Lou.
 
This space is great, thank you very much. I’m looking at a 1995 330, and I was wondering everyone’s thoughts on trailering it a short distance, about a mile. Is it possible? Do I need to be looking at a 310 instead?
thanks, Lou.
It’s very possible. Just hire a hauler. It’ll be cheaper than buying and maintaining an appropriately sized trailer.
 
This space is great, thank you very much. I’m looking at a 1995 330, and I was wondering everyone’s thoughts on trailering it a short distance, about a mile. Is it possible? Do I need to be looking at a 310 instead?
thanks, Lou.
A 330 is about 11,000 lbs dry and empty. Add your belongs and fuel and you will be well over 12,000 lbs to tow. Besides that, it is 13'1" from the keel to the top of the arch, add trailer and you are about 15' tall and 11.5 wide and would probably need permits.
 
A 330 is about 11,000 lbs dry and empty. Add your belongs and fuel and you will be well over 12,000 lbs to tow. Besides that, it is 13'1" from the keel to the top of the arch, add trailer and you are about 15' tall and 11.5 wide and would probably need permits.
I appreciate the information, and I’m learning that would be best to have it hauled out and placed on stands. Have a great day.
 
It’s very possible. Just hire a hauler. It’ll be cheaper than buying and maintaining an appropriately sized trailer.

Good advice, after looking at trailer prices, It is more cost affective and safer to hire a hauler and place the boat on stands. Thanks.
 
This space is great, thank you very much. I’m looking at a 1995 330, and I was wondering everyone’s thoughts on trailering it a short distance, about a mile. Is it possible? Do I need to be looking at a 310 instead?
thanks, Lou.
I'll offer a different view on your questions. I had a 96 330 and towed it all over the PNW. Twice we towed it 300 miles each way across the Cascade mountains, towed it twice about 250 miles to Portland. It can be done without too much hassle but check the laws regarding signage and caution flags, secure the boat to the trailer and go for it.

If you do tow it you'll be building your skill levels, confidence levels and have some great stories to share later.
 
Fantastic, appreciate the input. At that time what were you using for a tow vehicle?
 
Hello all, also coming from sail to power. I have another question on stern drives vs inboards. I’m looking at two identical boats, mid 90s Sea Ray 330, one is closer to home, been in freshwater all it’s life but has stern drives which I have no experience with, the other a saltwater boat, little further away, has straight inboards. I have been told to stay away from stern drives, look for your opinion, anyone has stern drive boat???
 

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