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Old 03-12-2004, 08:36 PM
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A friend of mine is looking at two different 400 Searays one is a 1995 or 96 with 454's and over 500 hours, the other is a 1997 with 502's. I guess the 97 only has about 250 hours and is cleaner but it's $30,000.00 more. What is everyone take on these????

I said go with the 502's but he said he heard somewhere that they have more problems than the 454's??

I still think I would go with the 502's with less hours because chances are that your going to be able to get at least a season or two, or heck even more before a rebuild. With the 454's in a couple of years they will have 200 more hours and 700 hours sounds like a lot!!!

I would also think that the 502's would help the resale in a few years?? Right? or do people in boats like these not care???
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if you wanna hekp with resale look at a sunseeker, some concept but cooler and they hodl theier value better

www.sunseekerny.com if he interested drop me an e-mail

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A boat that and heavy needs diesels.
I'd take neither.
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Storm, I hear ya, but they will be keeping it on LOTO and Diesel is kinda hard to come by. I don't think they would be comfortable with a diesel boat.
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Puder, they are looking in the 150k range.

You can't even touch a Sunseeker for anywhere close to that, can ya?
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Brad, Scott Myers 40 is for sale at LOTO
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The 40 is honestly too big for gas motors. If you gotta go gas, then the Horizons are the better choice. Horizons are closed cooled and injected. I know of no problems with the Horizons. They came in 454 and 502 flavors. The 454's in the '95 will be garden variety oval port station wagon motors. By all means lean towards the 502's.

But it's going to be underpowered either way.

Diesel makes so much more sense in those boats.
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quite possibley

i know of one 48 superhawk that might be available for those kind of numbers.

if they can go a little higher (aroudn 200) 40 portofino with might be possible.

drop me an e-mail got one other option for ya too
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A boat that heavy needs diesels.
I'd take neither.
yup, what he said.
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Brian, What year is Scott's?? Any info on it??? It might be one that they are looking at???
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