Any 195 owners out there?????

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by jmlloyd526, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. dfav000

    dfav000 New Member

    16
    Jul 25, 2009
    Fort MYers, FL
    Sea Ray 195 Sport. Tower, Fly high sacks.
    4.3 MercCruiser
    500 For the L seat 250 for the seating pad....yikes
     
  2. Merge360

    Merge360 Member

    151
    Feb 16, 2007
    Lake Houston
    10 Speakers... 26 Blue LED's... 1 Party!
    5.0 liter/V8/220 Horses!
    dfav....

    Your kidding, right? $750.00 for the whole package? I won't be investing in the "L" bench anytime soon.... There's other places I can put that kind of money, like formula for my new-born daughter or something really nice for the wife..... I'm still in shock... $750.00...??? Really???
     
  3. dfav000

    dfav000 New Member

    16
    Jul 25, 2009
    Fort MYers, FL
    Sea Ray 195 Sport. Tower, Fly high sacks.
    4.3 MercCruiser
    really bro! So instead I might try out my fibrglass building and see if I can make a small custom box to go in that corner.
    Im in gear though, I just ordered another tsunami pump bought the valves, through holes, etc and with a little balls Im going to drill those holes into the bottom of the boat for the auto ballast. will do the ski locker first. Im pretty much copying fossilfuelburner's design. Ill take pictures. Plus it gives me an excuse to really clean up that bildge nicely. Its quite grimey right now. Hopefully in the next couple weeks or so! Ill update!
    BTW Please keep me informed about your custom ballast idea for the front! I would totally do that with a second ballst pump system.
     
  4. dfav000

    dfav000 New Member

    16
    Jul 25, 2009
    Fort MYers, FL
    Sea Ray 195 Sport. Tower, Fly high sacks.
    4.3 MercCruiser
    Started the pump system today! Took my quite a few trips back and fourth to lowes for fittings. so far in the boat Ive gotten the hoses ran! Still waiting on my second pump...Ill post some pictures soon!
     
  5. dfav000

    dfav000 New Member

    16
    Jul 25, 2009
    Fort MYers, FL
    Sea Ray 195 Sport. Tower, Fly high sacks.
    4.3 MercCruiser
    Coming along
     

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  6. Kermit

    Kermit New Member

    72
    Jun 10, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    2005 200 Sport
    4.3L MPI, 1.62 Alpha 1, 19P High Five
    For you guys with the dual battery setups, what are you doing for battery cables? Are you getting preterminated ones, having them made or making them yourselves? Preterminated prices are all over the place with actual marine wire being very expensive. Yet, places like Overtons sell complete cables for around $10 but they are not tinned marine wire. Is it worth having them made with genuine Ancor cables or such?
     
  7. Merge360

    Merge360 Member

    151
    Feb 16, 2007
    Lake Houston
    10 Speakers... 26 Blue LED's... 1 Party!
    5.0 liter/V8/220 Horses!
    Kermit...

    Good questions.... I made mine, purchasing some Ancor cable from my local West Marine store... As you can see from the pictures, I didn't need a whole lot, and once complete, I had a little left over... Think I spent about $40.00-$50.00 on cable... I soldered all of my connections with the proper size ring terminals and used heat shrink to clean everything up! I'd like to point out, in one of my other post in this same thread, I mentioned that my "Positive" cable that was coming from the motor to the battery was 4gauge... I was wrong... Once I got to working on my dual battery install, I quickly realized that it was, indeed, 2gauge.... Didn't change anything per the install as I had an extra 2gauge ring terminal available...

    I read a lot about this installation process prior to tackling this project, and from what I've read, the marine tinned wire just isn't absolutely neccesary... It's probably better to use it in an marine enviroment, but I've read several discussions in some online forums that say your fine without it.... Maybe someone with a little more marine electrical knowledge can chime in and explain...

    My cables are marine grade and they are tinned, simply because I was picking up my ring terminals and other stuff for the install, and I was there, they had battery cable and I just didn't want to make another trip elsewhere to find 2 and 4gauge battery cable....

    Make sense???? Now I'm confused......
     
  8. Kermit

    Kermit New Member

    72
    Jun 10, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    2005 200 Sport
    4.3L MPI, 1.62 Alpha 1, 19P High Five
  9. dfav000

    dfav000 New Member

    16
    Jul 25, 2009
    Fort MYers, FL
    Sea Ray 195 Sport. Tower, Fly high sacks.
    4.3 MercCruiser
    Haven't put in the water yet, can't wait! Just need to clean the bilge really bad!
     

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  10. jmlloyd526

    jmlloyd526 New Member

    89
    May 24, 2009
    Arlington, Texas
    195 Sport
    5.0 TKS w/ Alpha One
    I added a new remote by the steering wheel and replaced all in boat speakers with db651's yesterday. Wow, what a difference. You would think that Searay would use a little better stock speaker than that. The cones literally crumbled when I removed them. I'll throw up some pics when I get a chance. Too busy playing with my new birthday present........a wakeskate!! ( much different than boarding!! )
     
  11. dfav000

    dfav000 New Member

    16
    Jul 25, 2009
    Fort MYers, FL
    Sea Ray 195 Sport. Tower, Fly high sacks.
    4.3 MercCruiser
    Nice! I was thinking of getting the DB's my self! Glad to hear your great review! My question is how was the base??

    Another note my auto ballast worked PERFECT!! I was stoked! a flip of the switch!
    Bad news is Im bogging a little both at slow speed for the no wake and highe speeds.. guess I got to start pulling filters, plugs, and cleaning carbs.. Always something! Its worth it though!
     
  12. tulsah

    tulsah New Member

    4
    Jul 28, 2011
    Alberta
    2006 Sea Ray 195 Sport
    4.3L Mercruiser MPI Alpha I
    Hi There,

    I'm considering this same switch ACR combo for my dual battery setup. In looking at the Blue Sea literature though, they require a fuse in the positive leg from each battery to the ACR. My question is what size fuse did you wind up using? The little research I've done to this point leads me to believe that I should be using a 150amp for the 2ga wire. Thanks.

    -tulsah
     
  13. dfav000

    dfav000 New Member

    16
    Jul 25, 2009
    Fort MYers, FL
    Sea Ray 195 Sport. Tower, Fly high sacks.
    4.3 MercCruiser
    Little by little, got the speakers in! Still dusty though, I'll take some pics when I clean it back up!
     
  14. Merge360

    Merge360 Member

    151
    Feb 16, 2007
    Lake Houston
    10 Speakers... 26 Blue LED's... 1 Party!
    5.0 liter/V8/220 Horses!
    Fella's....

    It's been a while since I've posted on the forums... Just wanted to see how all the 195 owners are doing! Any special projects going on in the winter months? Photo's? Let's get this thread going again! Took the boat out last week (hadn't been out since June do to low lake level, brand new baby, work, etc...) and she fired right up! Ran great! Looking forward to being on the water with the new baby come early spring/summer!!!! May finally start another LED project if I can get some free time! Look forward to hearing (and seeing) some new 195 stories!!!
     
  15. jmlloyd526

    jmlloyd526 New Member

    89
    May 24, 2009
    Arlington, Texas
    195 Sport
    5.0 TKS w/ Alpha One
    Hey guys - I may be selling my 195 and moving into an inboard wake specific boat this summer. If you know anybody looking for a nice 195, let me know. It is an 08 with the 5.0 and every option. I also added remotes, stainless cup holders, upgraded Clarion head unit, amp, new DB in-boat speakers, DB tower speakers with lights, etc...... It has it all!!!
    Thanks
    JL
     
  16. Bumble

    Bumble New Member

    30
    Aug 5, 2013
    Lake Hopatcong, NJ to Ponce Inlet, FL
    2006 195 Sport
    Mercruiser 4.3 MPI with A1 Drive
    Figured I'd say hi to all the fellow 195 folks out there. Glad some others are on. Plenty of mods to come over here.
     
  17. bassadict69

    bassadict69 Member

    64
    Feb 8, 2013
    Benton, La
    2012 190 Sport
    4.3 mpi
    Mine has the stereo but no remotes...do I have to replace the whole system to get the remotes or can I get just the remotes and add them?
     
  18. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Google your head units model number. I looked into it for my 2010 and the unit was discontinued. I found some remotes but they were really expensive. I figure I'll stick with what I have and will just replace everything in a year or two.
     
  19. EJL

    EJL New Member

    2
    Aug 25, 2013
    Oklahoma
    2008 195 sport
    4.3 Mpi
    I just purchased a 2008 195 sport. Today will be first lake trip since I picked it up. Sounds like everyone likes their 195. My last Sea Ray was a 182.
     
  20. zseese

    zseese New Member

    12
    Apr 25, 2013
    Norman, OK
    2008 195 Sport. Factory Bimini. Tandem Axle w/single axle surge brakes. Kenwood KDC-X895 CD playe
    Mercruiser 5.0 TKS w/Alpha One
    I bought my 08 195 sport this past march and love it, other than the ticking the motor started making recently, I love everything about the boat!!
     

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