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Discussion in 'Classic Sea Rays' started by Ned, May 21, 2020.
Someone gave me this boat. 73 searay. Same year as mine.
Ummm...not sure how to respond to this.
Did you want it for parts or project?
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.
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.
Dude just saved himself big bucks and got rid of it for free.
If you took that thing duck hunting you wouldn’t need a blind.
Make a reef.
Just suck the oil and gas out before you make that reef!
(I’m a Coast Guard guy.)
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.
Can’t wait to see what it looks like under all that.
keep posting the pictures and safe travels getting that boat home.
Thank you very much!
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.
I wonder what the wheel bearings on the trailer are like? Tires. Same question.
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.
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.
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)
Is yours your profile pic?
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.
Yes. 1972 SRV 190. https://newboatbuilders.com/pages/SeaRay190.html
Beutiful..very nice.. is that an out board I see?