New Guy with 1983 Runabout 207

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by SmithBS, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. SmithBS

    SmithBS New Member

    Jul 28, 2017
    1983 Runabout 207, Merc 228, Alpha Drive
    Mercruiser 228
    Greetings to everyone. My ticket to entry is a 1983 Sea Ray 207 Runabout. My father bought it in the early 1990s and decided to pass it to me (this way, he can still see it but doesn't pay for the maintenance anymore!).

    The engine is a Merc 228 original. Unfortunately there is no hour meter, but it has been treated like a baby since my dad got it and runs very nice. Some of the upholstery and covers have been re-done over the years and it got a rebuilt Alpha drive some years ago. Overall very nice condition - I would repower in a heartbeat if this engine gives out. My ambitious plans are to continue with re-upholstering and carpet, maybe a major hull buffing and re-striping.

    I love this boat because of the hull shape. It has a higher cruiser-type freeboard, which is very comfortable for family use. For example, if you sit in the open bow, you feel enclosed by the hull and not exposed like on low-cut hulls.

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  2. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Wow! That is beautiful! Can you post and overall exterior picture? Way to go keeping the vintage boats on the water!

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