Searay 225

SeaDave

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Hello

I've posted in the Thames room as that's where I'm moored at the moment but I'd thought I'd drop by here and say hello and introduce myself.

I'd post a piccy but i'm not sure how yet...

I'd welcome any thoughts on my new (& first) boat and appreciate any opinions on the boat and tips for taking it to sea once I'm fully familiarised with it!
 

Chris_d

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One of these?

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nice boats.
 

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Hi Dave and welcome.

We had a Sea Ray 215 predecessor to the 225 back in 1999 and loved it. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
It was such a good all-rounder for it's size and they look great and are well built. We had the 5 ltr merc petrol which at the time was the 225hp, which pushed her along with a top speed just over 40 mph. I think within the 20 to 22 ft market you've picked the right boat and I'm sure you'll have hours, days, weeks, months and years of fun with her.

All the best! /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
 
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Excellent choice, our first boat was a 225WE with the 5.0L Merc MPI 260hp, really good boat, built like a brick out house and you will give up and turn for home long before it has reached it's limits. We cruised at about 3200rpm which gave good speed and fuel economy balance (search for some of my previous posts on fuel use if you're interested). The MPI engine was good for 50mph+ when you're in a hurry but was quiet and well behaved to go ditch crawling if you wanted to. We used ours all around the Solent and South coast and had some great times. We moved on to the 315DA last year, but the 225WE is a super boat.

We had the vacuflush loo and full camper covers which make for a really useable boat.

See MBM July 2004 article for more info (or PM me and I will try to scan it an email it to you)
 

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Thanks for the response - really good to hear from some previous owners with positive opinions.

It does seem incredibly well built and has loads of great features on it that I wouldn't have expected on a boat of this size (inc a bow thruster haha).

Mine has the 2.7l Diesel engine in it. I must admit that I had no real preference either way (I don't know enough about boats yet to judge) for diesel or petrol but it seems to be pretty torquey and very economical!

I'll dig through some of the older posts on fuel economy Mike as it would be interesting to compare the two.

Thanks again!
 
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