my new 1971 searay 240

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by allen, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. allen

    allen New Member

    5
    Jul 13, 2009
    just became a member last week. To the club and the proud owner of a great boat. she needed a little work. i guess the norm for an old boat, (wiring, plumbing, oil change.) Myself and a few buddies spent all week getting her ready. We went over everything. needless to say her first trip out was today, We got 15 minutes of crusing before we blew a hole in one of the exhaust hoses. Hopefully that will be fixed tomorrow and we can try again. If anybody has any suggestions let me know. thanks, Allen
     

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  2. Chubminnow

    Chubminnow New Member

    39
    Jan 16, 2008
    Lake Cumberland
    240 SunDancer 1997
    5.7 w/AlphaI
    Very cool old boat you have...not sure what the allure of old boats is to me but I sure do like them. Thanks for sharing the picture and welcome to the board!
     
  3. BarryCF

    BarryCF New Member

    148
    May 5, 2009
    North Carolina
    245 Cuddy Fisherman
    260 Mercruiser, Pre Alpha
    Welcome! Nice pic. I love the old Sea Ray's.
     
  4. hoosierhog

    hoosierhog New Member

    61
    Mar 23, 2009
    Wabash IN
    SRV240 Weekender
    OMC 235hp
    Allen,
    Welcome aboard! Finally someone with an older boat than mine. Mine is a 1976 srv 240 weekender. What engine and outdrive do you have? I have found that you have to fix alot of small items at first on an old boat(relays, corroded wiring, etc...) but it is worth it. Be sure to do all your preventive maintenance on your engine and outdrive. It will save you money in the long run.
    rgds,
     
  5. allen

    allen New Member

    5
    Jul 13, 2009
    hey,

    yeah, i have found out that older boats need alot of small things fixed. i spent the first week re-doing most of the wiring. it was a headache. 30 years of different owners wiring crap. After trying for several hours of chasing wirers i finally riped everthing out and started from scratch. The motor is a 350 merc, and of course the outdrive is a omc. Hopefully her 2nd trip out under my ownership will be wednesday. Thanks for touching base with me. And if you have any other helpfull tips with these old searay's will be thankful.......Allen
     
  6. reedjames

    reedjames Member

    47
    Jul 8, 2010
    Manteca
    1972 sea-ray 240 1983 dodge power Ram 4X4
    twin 351 ford mercuiser 888
  7. reedjames

    reedjames Member

    47
    Jul 8, 2010
    Manteca
    1972 sea-ray 240 1983 dodge power Ram 4X4
    twin 351 ford mercuiser 888
    nice
     
  8. romanservices

    romanservices Member

    180
    Aug 24, 2016
    Chesapeak Bay
    1999 Sea Ray 370 AC, Raymarine es98 - AlbaCombi NMEA2K converter -
    Twin 454 Horizon MAG MPI - replaced 2016
    Nice.. I like the hardtop on there
     

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