new boat need help

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  1. mikesouthwick

    mikesouthwick New Member

    hello , i just bought a 1977 sea ray 30ft hardtop. i know a little about engines and things like that. what i dont know is were to get an owners manul or parts book of some sort. i bought this boat sight unseen from baton rouge and had it shipped to my place here on the vineyard in mass. as with any boat i have ever owned it needs more work than i wanted to do. it has twin 454s and velvet drive trans. i have found most of the parts needed except props and shafts . have one prop with a number but both shafts are missing . not sure how long or the diameter. i love the boat and want to get it done within the next few months so i can try to enjoy the upcomming season . any help would be great.. View attachment 4541
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
  2. jitts3

    jitts3 New Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Monroe Twp. NJ & Fon Du Lac, WI
    1973 SRV 240 and 1978 SRV 200
    73" 307 CID Chevy OMC Stringer, electric shift. 78" 350 Mercruiser
    I am not famailar with inboards but somewhere on the engines it should say who made them. Now 454s were Chevy blocks like mine was and will be again. I'm running an OMC engine and outdrive because thats what came orig. I did have luck in the parts area in used boat parts. You should fine stuff like shafts and props there. Wish I could help more, just like I said, not familiar with inboards.
    Steve
     
  3. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Your boat shows up on the Searay web site. There is a brochure with specifications in a pdf file. No owners manual that I noticed, but go to searay.com and click on 30' boats and then to archives as a place to start.
     
  4. mikesouthwick

    mikesouthwick New Member

    thanks for the advise. let me know if you have any questions with that omc of yours. i just sold my 79 tiarra that had an omc running gear. i owned it for 2 yrs and replaced or rebuilt EVERYTHING and i learned alot. now i work on some of my clients older boats with omc drives.

    mike
     
  5. mikesouthwick

    mikesouthwick New Member

    thanks for the input on that web site i tried it all ready and came up empty. if you think of somewhere else let me know . nice boat too

    thanks mike
     
  6. jitts3

    jitts3 New Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Monroe Twp. NJ & Fon Du Lac, WI
    1973 SRV 240 and 1978 SRV 200
    73" 307 CID Chevy OMC Stringer, electric shift. 78" 350 Mercruiser
  7. velooce

    velooce Member

    262
    Jan 28, 2008
    Pacific Northwest
    1977 30' Weekender
    Twin Merc 454's, Hurth straight inboards
    Hi Mike - I will look up the prop size for you, I belive they are out square 17.5 X 18.5 but not sure (will check). I would suggest new shafts with dripless coupling which would need to be different than orginal in length anyway. I have a manual and it is pretty genaric and really does not apply well since Searay I swear made each one of these a little different.
     
  8. velooce

    velooce Member

    262
    Jan 28, 2008
    Pacific Northwest
    1977 30' Weekender
    Twin Merc 454's, Hurth straight inboards
    Mike - The Prop size is 17 X 18.5 nybral
     
  9. mikesouthwick

    mikesouthwick New Member

    thanks for the help on the props. you and i have all most the same boat . i have never had mine in the water . how does yours handle. what do you have for power?
    mike
     
  10. mikesouthwick

    mikesouthwick New Member

    thanks i sent them requests for parts and am waiting for a reply

    mike
     
  11. velooce

    velooce Member

    262
    Jan 28, 2008
    Pacific Northwest
    1977 30' Weekender
    Twin Merc 454's, Hurth straight inboards
    I have 454's and the boat handles fabulous and is very nimble for twin inboards.
     
  12. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
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    Mike,
    Just a thought, but you might get more replies if you moved/asked this in the other section. Maybe the classic or engine sections??? PS you may want to update your signature. Some people will not reply if you don't.
     
  13. jitts3

    jitts3 New Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Monroe Twp. NJ & Fon Du Lac, WI
    1973 SRV 240 and 1978 SRV 200
    73" 307 CID Chevy OMC Stringer, electric shift. 78" 350 Mercruiser
    I'd move it to general or engines. Classic does not update the list of threads.
     

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