Look what I got!

Discussion in 'Classic Sea Rays' started by Ned, May 21, 2020.

  1. Ned

    Ned Member

    105
    Sep 30, 2019
    Lake city fl
    1973 searay srv with 302 engine .
    302 ford
    Someone gave me this boat. 73 searay. Same year as mine.
     

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  2. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    696
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Ummm...not sure how to respond to this.
    Did you want it for parts or project?
     
  3. Ned

    Ned Member

    105
    Sep 30, 2019
    Lake city fl
    1973 searay srv with 302 engine .
    302 ford
    I'm gonna use a few parts like I need thermostat housing. I wont know her true condition until I get her home. Everything is there. Motor was a running outdrive is there. Possible restoration. Cabins looks pretty good. But a lot if aft water damage.
     
  4. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gs165 w Quantum HD Radar
    Achilles 350 Dink
    Nick Jackson Davit
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    That is an ambitious endeavor for sure. You were not wearing your rose colored glasses when you said yes were you? Have fun with it, nothing ventured nothing gained and the price was certainly right.
    Cheers
     
  5. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    Dude just saved himself big bucks and got rid of it for free. :)
     
  6. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    If you took that thing duck hunting you wouldn’t need a blind.
     
  7. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

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

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    696
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Just suck the oil and gas out before you make that reef!
    (I’m a Coast Guard guy.)
    :)
     
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  9. Ned

    Ned Member

    105
    Sep 30, 2019
    Lake city fl
    1973 searay srv with 302 engine .
    302 ford
    Thanks for the kind words. I love restoring old junk. I built my horse camper with living quarters from nothing and I have a 1963 gas tractor I've brought back to life. But after working on my other 73 it's not that bad . But if it's to far gone it is what is .I'll use it for parts. I'm hauling it home tommorow. I'm going to pressure wash it and clean it up. I'll post more pics as I go along. Its either a SRV overniter sundancer or weekender.. I dont think it has a full cabin. I'll know tommorow.
     
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  10. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Can’t wait to see what it looks like under all that.

    keep posting the pictures and safe travels getting that boat home.
     
  11. Ned

    Ned Member

    105
    Sep 30, 2019
    Lake city fl
    1973 searay srv with 302 engine .
    302 ford
    Thank you very much!
     
  12. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Wow, that is some kind of a project to take on. I can't wait to see it when you get it cleaned up a bit.
     
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  13. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    FullSizeRender.jpg I wonder what the wheel bearings on the trailer are like? Tires. Same question.
     
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  14. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    696
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Good point. Should bring several spares and lots of grease.

    Either way, sounds like a no-lose for you since you aren’t paying anything.

    Even if you harvest the deck hardware, you can sell that vintage stuff on line pretty easy. I bought a lot for my restoration. Keep it all.

    The non-wear parts are good also like bell housings, alternator brackets, harmonic balances, etc.
     
  15. Ned

    Ned Member

    105
    Sep 30, 2019
    Lake city fl
    1973 searay srv with 302 engine .
    302 ford
    Wheel bearings ok. Owner replaced them. 2 tires are good. I had to take the spare off mine for the other side .the other tire is no good. Gonna try and fix it on the way. I only need to drive about 40 minutes. Only gonna do 30 to 40 mph. Sometimes the leaves and vines will help protect something like this.
     
  16. Ike

    Ike Active Member

    413
    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
    What a project. Remember, no such thing as a free boat. Then again I shouldn't be talking. Mine looked almost that bad when I got it. Hope it works out well.

    If I had brought that home my wife would have locked me out until I delivered two kittens and puppy! (she nearly did when I acquired mine)
     
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  17. Ned

    Ned Member

    105
    Sep 30, 2019
    Lake city fl
    1973 searay srv with 302 engine .
    302 ford
    Is
    Is yours your profile pic?
     
  18. Ned

    Ned Member

    105
    Sep 30, 2019
    Lake city fl
    1973 searay srv with 302 engine .
    302 ford
    I'm hoping it's in decent enough shape to fix up. I know it's a big boat but I bought my horse camper in south Carolina. Hauled it home to Florida. Within about 2 months we had a living quarter 2 horse camper with fridge sink cabinets .everything. but the sink came out of an old yacht. Haha..The tack area was on the bottom for some reason. I ripped out everything and rewelded the wall 2 feet back to make room for the fridge. It was a lot of work no doubt. I dont keep projects I cant finish. I moved a 1986 fifth ave away to make room for the boat. I'll post pics tommorow.
     
  19. Ike

    Ike Active Member

    413
    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
    Last edited: May 23, 2020
  20. Ned

    Ned Member

    105
    Sep 30, 2019
    Lake city fl
    1973 searay srv with 302 engine .
    302 ford
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