I may have screwed up - Listing to starboard

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Justin Larsen, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Thornton69

    Thornton69 Active Member

    Sep 15, 2014
    Northern BC
    1981 245 SDC
    1984 18' Valco sled
    5.7 260 Merc/ Bravo 2
    Evanrude 115/80 jet
    Before drilling holes, you may want to find some flush mounting expanding rubber plugs that can be used to fill them. Auto stores have them for frost plugs in standard sizes that can be drilled with a hole saw.
  2. Justin Larsen

    Justin Larsen New Member

    Oct 9, 2019
    220 Overnighter SS 1994
    5.7 w/alpha
    Ouch, nothing sticking down here in Niagara yet.
    Got ahold of SR in Knoxville (aka Brunswick Boat Group) and they told me that they are no longer willing to share that type of information publically due to copyright and IP protection. I really don't see that value in protecting 30-year-old IP but they stonewalled me nonetheless. Unfortunate and I will now have to carefully work my way around with a multitool. Thanks for the advice though, it was appreciated in spite of the result.
  3. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    That doesn't sound right, your asking about the construction of a boat you own and need to make repairs to. Do you know what plant built your boat? Not sure if they used the same HID scheme in 94, but on my 99, the HID begins with SERV - the V indicates it was built in the Vonore TN plant. It's been a few years, but I called that plant directly to find out the gelcoat color that was used - they were very forthcoming with all kinds of information about my boat. Can't imagine what intellectual property there is to protect on a 25yr old boat - they weren't using any revolutionary construction techniques or materials back then. Your not asking for the secret sauce recipe, you just want to know where the hidden compartments are so you cut them open clean the wet muck out of them without destroying your boat. I think I would give SeaRay - maybe find the plant that built the boat - another call.
  4. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    Holi crap that is not good news or good buisness maybe I should send them some acetone lol
  5. Justin Larsen

    Justin Larsen New Member

    Oct 9, 2019
    220 Overnighter SS 1994
    5.7 w/alpha
    I will have to take a look. I had called the Greenville plant and got a really nice receptionist that sounded like she really wanted to help. She gave me a number for someone in Knoxville in warranty but I have not been able to get ahold of them yet. This was through the customer support line. When I went through the customer support form on the website someone from pride marine group responded and was no help. Said I would need to contact searay directly for that type on information. I thought I was lol.
  6. DWABoat

    DWABoat Member

    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    A few years ago I did some digging and found this Code-plant list. The digit will be the fourth one of the HIN. The first three are the Manufacture Identification Code (MIC is SER for Sea Ray). My 1989 was built in Arizona.

    No warranties expressed or implied!

    A Phoenix, AZ
    N Oxford, MI
    F Merritt Island, FL
    T Knoxville, TN
    V Telico in Vonore, TN
    P Palm Coast, FL
    C Cherokee Cove, TN
    E Corke, Ireland
    S Ft. Mills, S.C.
    R River View plant in Knoxville, TN
    Y Sykes Creek in Merritt Is, FL
  7. Justin Larsen

    Justin Larsen New Member

    Oct 9, 2019
    220 Overnighter SS 1994
    5.7 w/alpha
    According to this chart, the vessel was manufactured in Phoenix. I did some digging and it doesn't look like that plant exists anymore.
  8. Justin Larsen

    Justin Larsen New Member

    Oct 9, 2019
    220 Overnighter SS 1994
    5.7 w/alpha
    Hey DWA, sidebar conversation. Any recommendations for a prop? Since you have the same power/drive
  9. DWABoat

    DWABoat Member

    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One

    This is the prop I have on mine. I did not select it. It was on the boat when I got it 12 years ago. I can do close to 40 mph or pull two skiers at once with it. Good general duty prop. I have no issues with it. A true prop expert may give an opinion.

    Propellar: Stilletto 3-blade stainless steel, 10317 M1417
  10. alanber

    alanber New Member

    Apr 17, 2015
    2000 28 ft sundancer
    454 mercruiser with bravo drive
    I am currently living the similar situation ,
    30 foot 2004 Regal Commodore ,
    Forgive me Sea Ray owners ,
    Also own a Sea Ray owner. (22 years)
    21 ft walk around , small cuddy cabin , I.O
    Fisherman name changed too Laguna
    Same hull Laguna name badge power I.O
    Years later same boat , power O.B
    Eventually Lagunas went center consoles, O.B's
    On my boat ,transom shot, foam wet ,stringers buried under deck
    Pandora's box of no return. Stripped engine room , Started too tear down transom . Lot of work ,
    Stopped - trying too sell with VG trailer no luck -Purchased almost new 3.7 Mercruiser with 19 hours for this project but wrestle with the work ahead of me .

    marina kept in/out
    When boat was splashed leaned slightly too starboard , Not noticeable too the average person but I noticed.
    I am now in a wet slip
    No water intrusion
    Boat was MFG 2004 -
    Regal offers Tech support with serial number
    Actual person that has been there 30 years .
    Overall helpful, but no help over phone without viewing Re : leaning issue other then the basic things too check for . On the Regal I am able too remove galley cabinets viewing down center structure. NO WATER
    TWIN 6 cylinder engines ,
    PORT SIDE -generator / AC / deck refrigerator, seating
    Down center-105 gallons fuel / 20 gallons fresh under

    Starboard SIDE - 2 batteries / 6 gallons hot water tank 20 gallons of waste holding tank
    WHY is the heavy equipment mounted on port side
    But leaning too starboard ?
    No way of knowing if starboard engine is off or maybe
    the fuel tank is not exactly centered , ?
    Going on Regal Forum a fellow owner with same model
    same lay out indicated he too had the leaning issue
    He indicated the galley , wood cabinets, bathroom is
    also on the starboard side and that is quite heavy .
    Never considered cabinets, first thought was
    heavy equipment or water ?? So I feel better ,
    Generator stopped working last year , ( never used)
    I had the port engine out and had access too work on generator , Had too pull it out for rebuild .
    Time consuming , costly , never used
    Was hoping too eliminate that 300 lbs , possibly
    improving fuel burn ??? HAHAH
    NOW boat is leaning so bad too starboard marina calling ?? Check your boat , taking on water ??
    Cant move any real weight from starboard 2 port
    Hot water tank , batteries , maybe 100 lbs
    Not running boat that way ,
    What can I put into the area were gen set was ??
    Concrete bags, sand bags , Lead , lithium battery's
    Had a lot of 15/15 flat patio blocks, each one weighted 33 lbs ,
    13 blocks , 429 lbs , BOAT IS LEVEL .
    Might be forced too get generator rebuilt , move batteries should be ok


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