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Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by fg3, Dec 10, 2016.
Thought I'd create a spot for us 19SPX/21SPX/SPX190/SPX210 owners...
I'll start with an intro...
We purchased a 2016 19SPX equipped as follows in late July 2016:
2016 Sea Ray 19SPX
Mercruiser 4.5L MPI A1 (200 PHP) Stern Drive
Colored Hull Side & White Bottom
Stainless Steel Componenet Upgrade
Bimini Top & Boot
Cockpit Cover w/ Tonneau Cover
Flooring - Snap In Carpet
High Altitude Prop (19P)
Dual Axle Trailer w/ Disc Brakes
I've included a couple pictures below of it in the showroom and one in the driveway. So far we've had it out about 5 times and have 13 hours on it. Wish we could have gotten out more, but the season was short being that we purchased it late summer. It's been great family fun and can't wait for next season.
Have lots of questions and upgrades I'm looking to do. Look forward to talking to you all and seeing your SPX's as well!
Hi Frank. I have the OB version of your boat. What mods are you planning? I'm thinking of adding a table/mount. The 19SPX is a great boat! Brian
Greetings, I have one of the earlier boats been a bit of a pos, but working on getting everything up to snuff .
Looking at joining the 210SPX club - any advice / lessons learned?
Ok folks - so here's the first upgrade I've done on the boat.
We like to leave the seating on the port side of the boat set up in the 2 passenger bench mode. I quickly noticed that in this configuration, the entire front edge of the back seat cushion is completely unsupported. With someone sitting there facing the starboard side of the boat, the seat sags considerably and stresses the piano hinge that connects the cushion to the seat. There is no doubt that the hinge would be bent and/or ripped out within the first season of use if left like this. When the forward seat is stored underneath the back seat, this condition does not exist, as the entire back seat cushion is supported. See image below:
In order to remedy the situation, I removed the solid support that is attached to the undserside of the removable front seat cushion and used it as a template to create a permanent support for the back seat cushion. I took the support, screwed it to a piece of 3/4" MDF, rough cut it with a jigsaw and then used a router with a flush cut bit to make an exact duplicate of it. I then rounded over the edges with 1/4" roundover bit, sealed the MDF with a shellac based primer and then painted it with white gloss latex paint. I put it in place underneath the back seat cushion and problem solved.
I'm not sure how the MDF will last long term - I may redo this using a 3/4" think piece of HDPE or other type of plastic if the MDF becomes water damaged.
Sorry I don't have any pictures of the finished product, but the boat is shrink wrapped right now. I'll get some posted when I open it up in the spring.
Thank you....I have a 2016 19SPX that I bought last June. Love the boat but like the idea of a "webplace" where I can collaborate with fellow owners.
I'd buy one if you make another. Good idea.
I have a new SPX 190 arriving in March. A few questions for those who already have theirs.
I was going to get a Rubbermaid for the drivers side rear storage area next to the engine. What are the dimensions or what do you do?
I have the 4.5L 200hp engine. Looking for a good spare prop.
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I have a 2016 19spx OB. It is a great boat. We put about 25hrs on it so far with no real complaints. I will check out the companion seat situation when I pull the shrink wrap off in the spring as we usually use it in the same you are describing.
I dropped a pitch to 17p 4 blade stainless prop as we usually have a full boat of people and are doing water sports.
I have Seadek on the swim platform from the factory and plan on adding it to the walkway going beside the sun pad. I find myself on my knees in this area grabbing skis and boards and would be nice to have a softer place to place me knees.
It is a great boat and a great layout for the size. I love the ease of the 150 Merc. I have enough to work on the the 340da so this boat is a sigh of relief to use it, hose it off and put t away.
The one thing I need to change from the factory is the single axle factory trailer. I am not sure there is a problem with the IO version but with the OB the boat is too stern heavy and at highway speeds the boat tends to sway. There is not enough tounge weight. I have a feeling the trailer was built around the IO version with the majority of the engine weight further ahead on the trailer. I plan on moving the axles back about 1ft this spring to remedy this.
My boat did not come with SeaDek from the factory but I plan on adding it. I called SeaDek and they sent me the following diagram of available sections, but said that there is no guarantee that they'll fit. I guess these are measurements that another owner took and sent them, but they have not verified themselves. I want to order prior to the coming boating season because I believe SeaDek has an 8 week lead time, but my boat is shrink wrapped so I can't measure anything right now. Quite frustrating. I think I'm going to get a cover for winters moving forward, because I really hate the lack of access with the shrink wrap. Regardless, see diagram below. I have a pdf of this as well if you'd like a copy of it. Let me know.
Thanks for the diagram, that is helpful. Knowing their lead time I will give them a call in March and order it.
We ordered ours with the Seadek. Saw it at the dealer and it was a must have.
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Also it looks like they included the cut out for a center table in the diagram they provided for the piece over the ski locker.
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I really like having it on the swim platform. Makes a nice place to maneuver while getting people in and out of the water when doing water sports. It is nice on the knees when reaching over board to grab something. I am not sure I want it I the entire boat because I like the idea of plain fiberglass on the cockpit floor to just hose off and not worry about what might stain it.
As far as I know SR didn't offer a table as an option so whoever sent SeaDek the measurements must have added it. This is something I'm thinking of adding as well.
Jeremy I was thinking the same but I'd sure love to see what one looks like with all the pcs installed. The most compliments I have received on my boat was about the SeaDek. I'm definantly adding pcs 12 and 13. Maybe more if it looks good.
12 and 13 are the ones I am going to add as well.
When I was looking at the SPX 190 I saw a few with a cockpit table, extended flip up sun pad over the transom walk, as well as a center infill in the bow The infill was a full bow sun pad with no walk through, but possibly a removable. I only saw these options on international models...I managed to find a pic on Sea Ray's global site.
Here is my 21 SPX with additional SeaDek. I created my own templates for these positions.