1972 SRV-190 Rebuild

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  1. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Just started taking apart the interior on our boat tonight. I have all the side panels off the port side.

    I have to say I am very impressed with the build quality that this Sea Ray has. The hardware is top notch and placed well. Sure makes it nicer to take apart!!

    I will post pics as I go.

    Bill
     
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  2. Ike

    Ike Active Member

    310
    Dec 17, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 190 I/O
    12 Ft Rowboat
    8 Foot Sailing Dinghy
    Mercruiser 165 6cyl inline GM 250
    Can't wait to see the pics.
     
  3. El Capitan

    El Capitan Active Member

    441
    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
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  4. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Well, here is the progress in a couple hours of working on the port side. First pic is the starboard side, I didn't get a pic of the port side before I started lol! IMG_20191001_2010183.jpg
    These are "captive" nuts on the back of some of the side panels that have machine screws holding them on, not Wood screws.
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    The cat approves, now I have some scraping to do to get all the foam off the hull where the pleated vinyl was. The carpet that lined the shelf along the side was a bear to get off.

    I'll get the other side disassembled and start to check the floor, not sure if I'm going to have to replace the whole thing or just a portion.

    Bill
     
  5. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    I had good luck removing all of that crap with a wire cup brush and an angle grinder. It makes a mess but it makes short work of it. Wear a mask
     
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  6. El Capitan

    El Capitan Active Member

    441
    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    I’d like to move up from my 18 to a 20ft but same vintage
     
  7. El Capitan

    El Capitan Active Member

    441
    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
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  8. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    That sounds like a good idea. I'll break mine out and keep the shop vac close lol!!

    Bill
     
  9. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Had a bit more time on the boat tonight. Got the console out and the AM/FM/Cassette Pioneer deck lol!! Should be an 8 track for a '72 haha!
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    Got the ski locker pulled apart too...some soft stuff in here...
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    Just about ready to cut into the floor and see how bad she really is.

    Bill
     
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  10. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Well, I'm in it deep now lol!! I got the floor ahead of the ski locker pulled up and was able to jam my pry bar from top to bottom through the stringer.
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    The floor was actually in pretty good shape, but the stringer...not so much!!
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    The stringers on both sides of the ski locker were punky as well, very heavy and didn't smell too good either.
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    So, I'm going to keep going and bring this old girl back. It's going to be a lot of work but it's worth it I think.

    Bill
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019
  11. Ike

    Ike Active Member

    310
    Dec 17, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 190 I/O
    12 Ft Rowboat
    8 Foot Sailing Dinghy
    Mercruiser 165 6cyl inline GM 250
    Looks a lot like what I went through with mine. It's definitely worth it. She'll be beautiful and the cat will really love it.
     
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  12. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Thanks Ike, I kind of figured I would be looking at this buying a boat this old. I'm not mad about it. Now I can fix it right and have a solid boat for years.

    Bill
     
  13. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Got some more time on it this afternoon.
    This is 1972 vintage compost...I mean stringer material.
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    I used an oscilating saw to carefully cut along the edge of the hull, leaving a good bit of confort zone. It goes slow but then I don't go through!!
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    The water was squeezing out of the foam. Heavy and smelly!!
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    Got it all vacuumed out and going to finish pulling the front out but the gas tank has to come out first. I will pull the engine also and run all new wood and foam like FriscoBoater did on his. I bet all this foam is a couple hundred pounds with all the water in it.
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    It looks like they just tabbed glass up the stringers a couple inches and called it good. Once the foam got wet, it just kept marinating the bare wood. Not gonna happen again!!

    Bill
     
  14. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    I snuck a bread knife out of the kitchen and used it to cut the foam into blocks to pull out, worked a treat...don't tell the wife lol!!!

    Bill
     
  15. JC3

    JC3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
    N/A
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    Frisco boater did an outstanding job on his SR. If you want to see an even better job watch Sail Life you tube channel. Mad's is really really good! Good luck on your project. GOD bless. JC
     
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  16. Ike

    Ike Active Member

    310
    Dec 17, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 190 I/O
    12 Ft Rowboat
    8 Foot Sailing Dinghy
    Mercruiser 165 6cyl inline GM 250
    If you like, what I did with my boat is on my web site at http://newboatbuilders.com/pages/SeaRay190.html
    I didn't include a lot of the nasty photos like above, but the foam and stringers, sole, etc all looked just like yours. As you said "compost" Mostly I showed how I rebuilt it. By the way, as you said, a sawzall is a wonderful tool for stripping the junk out of old boats.
     
  17. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Thanks Ike, I'll check that out. I'm trying to learn as much as I can so the mistakes can be avoided lol!

    Bill
     
  18. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Was able to bang away for a bit again today.

    Working my way toward the stern. There was a weird flat spot on the hull between the ski locker and the bilge area. Slimy mess in there! There was a hole in the front and it was open right below the crank pully.
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    Next step is to pull the 455 out and continue to the transom.
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    This wood that the engine mounts to is soft and wet, I can shove my Shop-Vac in there and just suck it out!! Its really a wonder the 455 didn't twist right out of there.
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    I hope to get some more time on it over the weekend (our Thanksgiving here in Canada).

    Bill
     
  19. Ike

    Ike Active Member

    310
    Dec 17, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 190 I/O
    12 Ft Rowboat
    8 Foot Sailing Dinghy
    Mercruiser 165 6cyl inline GM 250
    That hole ( a limber hole) is the drain for the ski locker. On mine there was also a limber hole at the forward end of the ski locker. I presume it was there to drain any water in the bow, into the ski locker. I suppose that could happen but how any water would get in the bow area is a mystery. But then boats were built for hundreds of years with limber holes so water would drain into the bilges. I cleaned it. Occasionally I shove a long dowel into the hole to make sure nothing clogs it. It rains a bit here in the PACNW, so after a good rain the ski locker tends to fill up and I have to pump it overboard. The bilge pump is below the engine back by the transom and actually pumps water faster than it can drain through that hole.[/QUOTE]
     
  20. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    20
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Yes Ike, it would drain the ski locker out. I think in the reconstruction I will just have the limber hole at the engine bulkhead and not have the compartment in front to collect debris. Unless it is a strength issue, then I may just run the flat part all the way to the front on the ski locker.
    The bilge pump on the jet powered boats is right below the front of the engine as the jet intake is at the rear. It never really gets all the water out so I just run the Shop-Vac in there to get it dry.

    Bill
     

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