2007 Sea Ray 195 Sport

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Hilton, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Hilton

    Hilton New Member

    2
    Nov 28, 2017
    1989 Ski Brendella 351W
    2007 Sea Ray 195 Sport 305 Mercruiser
    5.0 *(305 Mercruiser)
    5.7 *(351 Windsor)
    Happy new boat day to me!

    I'm new to the forum, but not new to boats.

    My most recent boat prior to this one is a 1989 Ski Brendella with a 351 Windsor inboard. It belonged to a friend of mine, and we skied 3-4 days a week during the summers he had it. He moved because of work and took the boat to his parent's house. The cover was destroyed and the boat sat, under a tree, for ~2 years. He offered the boat to me and apologized for not giving it to me sooner. I replaced the stringers, floor, flotation foam, and the majority of the wiring. Had the engine gone through, heads redone, rebuilt carb, plugs, wires, distributor, gaskets, new axle for the trailer, trailer tires, put a tower on it with speakers and spot lights, new seats, horn, stereo... etc. Basically rebuilt the boat. It's cool though. NOW.

    My newest boat is also a project. It's a 2007 Sea Ray 195 Sport that has a cracked block.
    Believe it or not, I actually have an extra 305 in my shop, from a Chris Craft I gave up on. Funny how boat parts collect.

    The largest struggle, I think, is going to be replacing all this shitty interior. I can't believe how bad it is. The boat only has 139.8 hours on it, but I can tell that it hasn't been well cared for.
    Great Lakes Skipper has skin kits for the 185 and the 215, but not the 195.

    Are the seats the same in the 185 as the 195?

    I'll post progress as I make the boat nice again. First step is going to be cleaning it!
     
  2. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Welcome to CSR.
     
  3. Hilton

    Hilton New Member

    2
    Nov 28, 2017
    1989 Ski Brendella 351W
    2007 Sea Ray 195 Sport 305 Mercruiser
    5.0 *(305 Mercruiser)
    5.7 *(351 Windsor)
    Thanks.
    Forum is kinda slow.
    I'll check back later.
     
  4. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    You're probably better off calling Sea Ray and asking them this question.
     
  5. Stingrayaxe

    Stingrayaxe Member

    102
    Oct 29, 2015
    Crystal Lake
    2009 SeaRay 205 Sport
    2008 GMC Envoy
    5.0 Merc Alpha 1
    I think the pedestal seats are the same but I'm not sure if the rear bench and bow seats are the same size.
     
  6. searay205

    searay205 Member

    52
    Nov 27, 2016
    Houston
    2011 Searay sport
    5.0MPI Catalyst
    Boat interiors are horrible as far as durability. I have a 1988 Starcraft where the vinyl is mint. Unreal for a 30 year old boat abused relentlessly. I have seen numerous boats under 10 years with deteriorated interiors. I would find a local interior shop to rework. Why give the money to the vendor who sold a crap product to begin with...
     
  7. hblock72

    hblock72 Member

    169
    May 11, 2009
    Salisbury, NC (High Rock Lake)
    2007 185 sport w/wakeboard package
    4.3 TKS
    Not sure about the rest of the seats, but the backrest of the rear bench seat will be different between the 185 and 195. The 195 came with a flip down armrest/cupholder in the center, the 185 did not.
     

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