New to me. And first boat that wasn't my Dads.

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by Joseph A Bradley, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Joseph A Bradley

    Joseph A Bradley New Member

    9
    Jun 4, 2019
    Carol Stream
    1989 Sea Ray 180 BR. 4.3 175 merc alpha one
    4.3 merc 175
    Just purchased a 1989 180BR with the 4.3 175 hp I/O. Needs a little work cleaning interior, polishing etc. Has all covers and was in the same family all its life. Been reading articles in the forum and just had to join.
     
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  2. WinkBuilt

    WinkBuilt New Member

    14
    Aug 1, 2018
    Green, Oh
    1987 Sorrento 230. Jeep Liberty Sport
    5.7 Mercruiser w/Alpha I
    Found myself in the same position last summer. Enjoy the ride!
     
  3. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Welcome to CSR and to your first "it's mine" SeaRay. If you've been a CSR reader for awhile you probably already know that we have a saying...."Without photos, it didn't happen."

    So take some pics of your new baby and share them with us. We all like to see others' boats, where the do boating, and the family on board.
     
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  4. Joseph A Bradley

    Joseph A Bradley New Member

    9
    Jun 4, 2019
    Carol Stream
    1989 Sea Ray 180 BR. 4.3 175 merc alpha one
    4.3 merc 175
    20190618_125858.jpg received_327468684838067.jpeg
     
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  5. Joseph A Bradley

    Joseph A Bradley New Member

    9
    Jun 4, 2019
    Carol Stream
    1989 Sea Ray 180 BR. 4.3 175 merc alpha one
    4.3 merc 175
    Screenshot_20190622-082206_Gallery.jpg 20190613_100557.jpg
     
  6. Joseph A Bradley

    Joseph A Bradley New Member

    9
    Jun 4, 2019
    Carol Stream
    1989 Sea Ray 180 BR. 4.3 175 merc alpha one
    4.3 merc 175
    Some interior shots. 20190618_125946.jpg 20190618_125909.jpg 20190618_125932.jpg
     
  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Joe, your new SR is one of my all time favorite boats. I love the lines, the interior colors and scheme and the way it rides in the water.

    Thanks for sharing those pics. She looks like a beautiful boat and I'm sure you will be making many memories with it.
     
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  8. Joseph A Bradley

    Joseph A Bradley New Member

    9
    Jun 4, 2019
    Carol Stream
    1989 Sea Ray 180 BR. 4.3 175 merc alpha one
    4.3 merc 175
    Thanks GFC I am just so happy this boat had all the covers. And she runs awesome. She cleaned up much better than I expected. We are already making memories.
     
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  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Ahem, Joe, that's GFC, but I'll excuse the error because you're new to CSR. Nice purchase, now go have fun with her.
     
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  10. Joseph A Bradley

    Joseph A Bradley New Member

    9
    Jun 4, 2019
    Carol Stream
    1989 Sea Ray 180 BR. 4.3 175 merc alpha one
    4.3 merc 175
    Fixed lol.
     
  11. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Wow, I can't believe that boat is 30 years old. Looks great. Was the interior vinyl replaced? Welcome to CSR
     
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  12. Joseph A Bradley

    Joseph A Bradley New Member

    9
    Jun 4, 2019
    Carol Stream
    1989 Sea Ray 180 BR. 4.3 175 merc alpha one
    4.3 merc 175
    Bridog no it has not according to the old owner. I did have to replace some wood under the vinyl when the T-nuts pulled out of wood. It looked original to me see picfures. 20190619_115053.jpg 20190621_133607.jpg 20190621_111352.jpg
     

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  13. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Amazing how that cleaned up. Colors are identical to my 88 Wellcraft 210. I had issues with that cockpit floor. The wood started to rot under the carpet and the seats had to be re-attached. Wet carpet and wood don't mix. Again, she sure looks great. Really like the forward bow rails around the seating area. Good luck with her. Brian
     
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  14. Ky Tundra

    Ky Tundra Member

    64
    Sep 5, 2017
    Kentucky
    1989 Sundancer 340
    Twin 454 Mercruisers with v-drives
    Welcome!
    My first “non-Dad” boat was almost identical, just a little bigger. 89 210 BR. Great boat. As stated, watch out for soft floors. Don’t let it stay wet inside and opt for indoor storage if possible, even if under a portable carport. Not too hard to repair if the damage isn’t extensive. Get a taller bimini top. That factory top is great in the rain but terrible for everyday use.
    I don’t have any better pics handy but they clean up nicely. Just sold it to a friend a couple of years ago and still see it nearly every weekend.
     

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