185 Sport Thread....

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by First Born, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Gunn

    Gunn Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Potomac River - MD
    2003 280DA and 1995 Sea Ray 175
    Twin 4.3l and 3.0l, all w/ AlphaI GenII drives
    Speaking of stereo remotes.... where are your wired remote controls located on the stock 185? I purchased a new CD/radio last summer and it came with a really nice wired remote. But I was never sure where to drill the hole and permanently mount it, so I haven't yet. The radio is in the glovebox... I was thinking either the helm somewhere, or maybe nearer the stern of the boat somewhere. I think I've seen them close to the swim platform, for access when in the water, but we don't use ours that much to benefit from it.

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  2. Aquia185

    Aquia185 New Member

    311
    Nov 5, 2006
    Stafford, VA
    Gunn... Here is where the factory location for the remote is on a 185.


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  3. searay sport

    searay sport New Member

    276
    Feb 21, 2007
    Ozark Missouri
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  4. Dotty Sea

    Dotty Sea New Member

    33
    Oct 6, 2006
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    Here's how we finally got both items installed - I'm not thrilled but we'll see how it goes - taking her out for the first time tomorrow! Can't wait.[/img]
     
  5. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
  6. searay sport

    searay sport New Member

    276
    Feb 21, 2007
    Ozark Missouri
    That is alot of crap to pack onto the minimal dash space of the 185. I wish we had more dash space. While we are at it, I would take more storage space too.
     
  7. MarkD

    MarkD Member

    356
    Oct 5, 2006
    Hudson River
    1990 35' Sundancer
    twin 454 inboards
    Dotty, did you mention what model of Garmin you installed? I dont recall seeing it. I am just about to make a purchase of a dedicated chartplotter for my new '08 185 sport and was wondering what model that was...

    I currently have a Raymarine color GPS in my big boat and want the same functionality for this one. The color screens are super easy to see in sunlight and have great clarity. Granted I cant get Raymarine for this one, but I have heard decent reviews on Garmin.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  8. Zeppi

    Zeppi New Member

    86
    Jul 3, 2008
    Fayettevville, NC
    2008 185 Sport
    4.3 180HP Alpha 1
    Howdy folks, another new 185Sport 4.3 owner here. We got the boat in my wifes favorite color (blue). Talk about lack of storage space, we had a 16ft boat withno storage.
     
  9. defalco

    defalco New Member

    7
    Jul 14, 2008
    Tulsa, OK
    08 185 Sport
    4.3L
  10. MarkD

    MarkD Member

    356
    Oct 5, 2006
    Hudson River
    1990 35' Sundancer
    twin 454 inboards
    I was just looking back at this thread and thinking about boating season once again. I figured I would bring the thread up to the top again to see what is new with the 185 owners.

    I am now planning some upgrades to my boat including a second battery (or maybe replacing existing one with a deep cycle/starting single one), a second bilge pump and a battery switch. I should probably post a thread on each and get some opinions.
     
  11. saburk

    saburk New Member

    7
    Feb 1, 2009
    Louisville
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3L 190hp
    Mine 06
     

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  12. peetu

    peetu New Member

    1
    Feb 2, 2009
    Tampere, Finland
    185 sport
    4.3 TKS Alpha One
    Just bought used 185 (20 hours) with wake tower. What's diameter of the tube in tower? Not able to measure it myself right now, boat is winterized and 200 kilometers away in dealers storage until spring... planning to buy pair of wakeboard racks... any recommendations?
     
  13. Fossilfuelburner

    Fossilfuelburner New Member

    14
    Jan 3, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    My factory tower is 1-7/8 inches. You may need to convert that to metric.
     
  14. FLAScott185Sport

    FLAScott185Sport New Member

    74
    Jun 4, 2008
    Orlando Florida
    Gents,

    So last summer I upgraded my 4 board speakers to Polk Audio 8651's. I also mounted 4 of the same speakers up on my tower powerd by Alpine RMS 200 watt amp. So I have the wake package and the stock sub SUCKS!!! Where could I mount a new sub? What about those powered base tubes? email pics sarsenault@cfl.rr.com
     
  15. MarkD

    MarkD Member

    356
    Oct 5, 2006
    Hudson River
    1990 35' Sundancer
    twin 454 inboards
    Mounting a sub anywhere in this boat would be a trick. I have heard that some have tried those low profile units, but it would seem that they wouldnt be able to pump out the bass as would the tube types. I have a bazooka tube on my bigger boat and love it. problem is.... it would never fit in the 185.... :(
     
  16. CraziFuzzy

    CraziFuzzy New Member

    21
    Oct 30, 2006
    Riverside, CA
    2005 185 Sport
    V-6
    You might be able to go with a couple smaller, better quality subs. There MAY be room somewhere. I have the older style, with a BIT more space in it, so I can't really recommend a great place for the newer models. I do know that you can get some REALLY good quality bass out of smaller, higher quality speakers.
     
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  17. FLAScott185Sport

    FLAScott185Sport New Member

    74
    Jun 4, 2008
    Orlando Florida
    Proper use of the 185 Sport sun deck!

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  18. VTSeaRay

    VTSeaRay Active Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Northern Vermont / SW FL
    2007 210 Select w/5.0L 260HP MPI Mercruiser Alpha 1
    8 cyl 5.0 Merc mpi, w/alpha 1 with 19" prop, with the speedo hole on the leading edge just above it
    Ah, Scott, good to see your pics are back! :grin::smt038:grin::smt038:grin::smt038
    Yowser! That option should come with every boat!

    Come On Summer!!!!
     
  19. browneye253

    browneye253 New Member

    138
    Feb 8, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    205 Sport w/ Tower
    220HP 5.0L Mercruiser w/ Alpha 1
    I agree... perfect use of the space.... only a few more weeks... ready for some fun in the sun!
     
  20. MarkD

    MarkD Member

    356
    Oct 5, 2006
    Hudson River
    1990 35' Sundancer
    twin 454 inboards
    Thats one fine hood ornament you have there Scott.
     

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