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Boat Reviews By Owners

2000 -- 27' 0" SEA RAY

Model: 270 Sundancer

Cockpit: Seats 6 comfortably with dinette aft of helm. We've had 8 at one time. Great visability, 2 built in pole holders so you can fish if you want.

Cabin: Cabin is small, but adequite. Younger couples with up 2 kids could do it. Storage is under the seats mostly. Has micro, refer, head w/shower, dinette, and two berths (one is 'tuck under).

Construction: Boat seems well built. I have the Bravo III Mercruiser with duo prop drive and at 23 knots burn just over 10 gph. Biggest complaint is Sea Ray makes their canvas too snug, so don't leave it off in the sun or you'll never get it on again!

Handling: She handles fine at cruising speeds, but these 'fast boats' need alot of water past the small rudders (or single outdrive) to turn good. Best bet is to practice 'back and fill' techniques in open areas, and don't be in a hurry.

Engine Room: My 7.4 Mercruiser had a power steering pump go at 500 hours, along with riser gaskets. Otherwise have had no troubles. I think the Crusader engines would be better, but couldn't get them on this boat.

General Comments: My use is mostly southern Puget Sound waters. Will do fine as a starter boat for a young couple of family. I highly recommend the duo-prop design for fuel economy at good cruising speed. If I decide to sell her it would only be to get a boat capable of northern waters.

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Date Submitted: 2007-04-29

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