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    trading, what should i do?-gctid385242

    last fall i got a 89 bayliner 2755 on a trade..i restored a 72 harley electraglide, i was looking for a 22'-24' searay cuddy to trade. but the 27' BL popped up.. i looked forward to getting out in this boat all winter, when i finally got it out 4-5 times i realized it is just too much for what i need.. cant afford to dock, not much interest in staying aboard, very slim chance of the head ever being used because in just not going to deal with cleaning it. towing something this big is ok, but not exactly easy. plus i have to fold the top up and down completely anytime i tow it because it is 2' to long for my garage.

    so i put it up for $10k or trade a couple weeks ago.. got a bunch of stupid offers. I got an offer for a 1996 maxum 2152, im strongly thinking about this one. the deal is depending on my boat getting an inspection from a local boat shop, but who knows when that will is a real busy time to get into a shop for BS, i have been all through it,the boat runs great. the maxum is a huge step backwards and smaller then what i want, but very practical for me and it looks pretty nice..

    i also got an offer for a 86 searay 230 weekender. the SR is also pretty nice, and it is a SeaRay so i know it is well built and holds pretty good value. it is the length i want.i have always regretted letting go of a old 240 project boat i had. but it still has a full (smaller) cabin i really don't need, it is older( styled pretty close to the 1971 i used to have), and it has one of them second thought bolt on swim decks, i really want a built in does come with a flat screan tv in the cabin..

    i don't have much/any extra money, that is why i cant justify the big boat.i do all work and maintenance my self, so that isn't a problem.. what ever i decide will have to last at least several years. what i really want is something like a searay 240 signature

    should i take the searay, the maxum,or hold out for another offer? what do you guys think?

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    What we would do really doesn't matter. But you ask.

    I have had a lot of boats over the years and one of them was a 1989 2755 Bayliner.

    I found it to be one of the best interior layouts of any boat this size.

    It is also one of the most sea kindly boats in this size.

    Now what really is the difference between a 24' Sea Ray weekender and the one you have as far as costs or even trailering?

    The weekender is a boat to live aboard just like the Bayliner. If you think an older Sea Ray is a better boat, you are mistaken. It isn't.

    The one you have is a darn good boat. The Sea Ray badge doesn't make it a superior boat except in some minds. It is all condition when you talk boats of this age.

    So I ask, why would you want a Sea Ray that is a cabin cruiser when you don't want a cabin cruiser?
    Started boating 1955
    Number of boats owned 32
    3870 presently owned
    Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner