New Member from Atlanta Area 1981 Sea Ray 245

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by Blacksslumina, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Blacksslumina

    Blacksslumina New Member

    25
    Jan 5, 2018
    1980 Sea Ray 245
    305 Mercruiser 5.0L
    Hello im Lorenzo, just bought my first boat a 1981 Sea Ray 245, Its a fixer upper. Previous owner had limited info but I decided to roll the dice. I'm not into it for a whole lot so i'll just go with the flow on this one. Any input on how i can test to see if the motor and out-drive is working please Pm or reply. thanks
     

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  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    675
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Good morning and welcome to CSR.

    I hope you have had boats before and love DIY'ing or your fixer-upper might just push you over the edge.

    With a nicely charged battery and a set of engine muff's connected to the outdrive to supply water you should be ready to give the motor a run.

    When was the last time the boat was in the water and running? If it's been a few years you might want to do some maintenance checks and even do some fluid changes (oil etc) before trying to start it up.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    181
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    welcome... lots of good helpful folks here!
     
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  4. Blacksslumina

    Blacksslumina New Member

    25
    Jan 5, 2018
    1980 Sea Ray 245
    305 Mercruiser 5.0L
    LOL thanks, nope first boat as an adult. My Dad had one back in the day but I was 15-16 when he sold it so no real maintenance experience but I'm optimistic and ready to jump in head first.
     
  5. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    675
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Please wear a life jacket before you jump. ;)

    I would look online for the same boat and see what they are selling at in various conditions and just keep the money factor in mind as you work on getting this boat ship shape.

    Hows the cabin? Dry, no Mold I hope. Mold can kill a fixer-upper petty quick.
     
  6. Blacksslumina

    Blacksslumina New Member

    25
    Jan 5, 2018
    1980 Sea Ray 245
    305 Mercruiser 5.0L
    Forgot to mention that previous owner stated that it hadn't ran in about 5 years, but everything seems to be in place
     
  7. Thornton69

    Thornton69 Member

    251
    Sep 15, 2014
    Northern BC
    1980 24.5' SR custom hardtop
    1984 18' Valco sled
    1984 20' Alicraft- sold
    5.7 260 Merc/ Bravo 2
    Evanrude 115/80 jet
    Welcome to CSR.
    5 years is a bit to be sitting. Judging by the photo of the engine in your other post, it has been exposed to the elements. Probably a good idea to pull all the plugs. Check their condition to see if any rust is present. Spray a bit of light oil in all cylinders and try to spin it over. Outdrives need their legs lowered as well while cranking the engine over to protect their u-joint and bellows. Search/post in the gas engine/drive section and you will get more hits on this.
     
  8. Blkbird

    Blkbird Active Member

    222
    Jul 5, 2010
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1997 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer
    Twin 3126 CATS
    Hope to see you out on Lanier!
     
  9. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    311
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Welcome to the forum (and boating for that matter)! Hope you stick around and create a new thread on the restoration of this boat. Lots of helpful folks would be happy to offer assistance here, and also would be really interested to watch your progress on this! (myself included). Good luck!
     
  10. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    181
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    ....update?
     

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