Hello all, 1st time boat owner

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Edward Chabot, May 17, 2019 at 2:47 PM.

  1. Edward Chabot

    Edward Chabot New Member

    10
    May 12, 2019
    Detroit
    1978 SRV-197
    350 V8 Mercruiser
    So looking forward to some nicer weather here in Michigan so I can enjoy my (new to me) 1978 SRV-197 Sea Ray out on Lake St Clair.....
     
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  2. yobub

    yobub Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    236
    Jul 29, 2016
    Chicago
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    Welcome! Back in the day bnb I had a 19' similar to yours - loved it.

    The crappy spring weather is designed to give you time to work on your boat so that it is ready to go when the weather gets nice - somewhere around July 1. There isn't as much to do in a trailer boat, but you still want to drop it in and start it up to see what you have to fix.

    Welcome to the club, and warm weather will be here soon enough.
     
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  3. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    735
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    It looks like this could be our nicest weekend so far. Get out there.:D:cool:
     
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  4. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Would love to see some pictures of your boat!

    Josh
     
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  5. Edward Chabot

    Edward Chabot New Member

    10
    May 12, 2019
    Detroit
    1978 SRV-197
    350 V8 Mercruiser
    Been working on her for awhile. Put in new seats, got a bimini top for some shade, motor is in great condition, a lot of work was done on it. Need to clean the hull and apply something I'm sure. But I had a plugged line from tank to pump the day I put her in the water. I was able to blow out the line, but I'm not sure what to do next.
     
  6. Edward Chabot

    Edward Chabot New Member

    10
    May 12, 2019
    Detroit
    1978 SRV-197
    350 V8 Mercruiser
    I only have a few, I'm still doing some work on her. Keeping it in rack storage at a marina while I finish working on her. Still need to clean the hull and apply some type of marine wax? I installed new seats, did a lot of work on the motor, added the bimini top. Replacing fuel lines this weekend. 20190504_181829.jpg
     

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