Project Revival -from derelict to useable!

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  1. GoFastr

    GoFastr Cool Runnings GOLD Sponsor

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    Jan 20, 2016
    Cayman Islands
    2003 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Tow: 2012 Ford F150 Raptor SVT
    Mercruiser MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Hi all, best of the New Year to you!

    I purchased my 1999 Sea Ray 210 Sundeck with 5.0L EFI and Alpha 1 Gen 2 sterndrive about a year ago now.
    It normally stays on a trailer but my co-worker had gotton ill and it sat in a shallow canal partially submerged for a couple months until he finally pulled it out of the water. I took a chance and paid him $1500 for it in hopes that I could revive it.

    I cleaned up the hull and sterndrive with On Off cleaner and a pressure washer and got the inside decent looking again. The battery wire to the starter had corroded off so I crimped a new ring end on installed a new marine starter and battery and the engine fired right up!

    I serviced the engine with new plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor and module plus changed the oil and replaced oil and fuel filters and cleaned out the gas tank and replaced it with fresh fuel. I also serviced the outdrive with new oil, greased it and had to install a new trim pump and trim cylinders but at least it is useable now! The engine and outdrive perform well but the steering is a bit wobbly. I replaced the nav lights and everything else seems to work except the fresh water pump which I've replaced too but haven't figured out the switch problem as yet.

    I went out with my boys and their cousins around Christmas time and eveyone had fun diving for conchs and doing some tubing so I felt it was worth my time puttering around for nearly a year fixing things myself whenever I had the extra time.

    Now I can take my time and tackle the expensive stuff!
    -Reupholster all seats and back rests - in real shambles now that we've taken it out a few times, some might need new foam too.
    -New bimini top fabric -starting to get brittle and crack, I still need to polish the SS framework.
    -New steering wheel, cup holders and grab handles - bleach didn't clean them well and I want them looking new.
    -New gauges and helm switches - cracked backgrounds and faded looking and I want them looking new.
    -New rack & pinion tilt steering - not an urgent issue but a tad restrictive and a bit wobbly.
    -New sound system - older Sony CD head deck and standard speakers are not cutting it, kids want bluetooth connectivity.

    https://goo.gl/photos/w1pdqQXAS1v7Zdg18
     
  2. GoFastr

    GoFastr Cool Runnings GOLD Sponsor

    141
    Jan 20, 2016
    Cayman Islands
    2003 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Tow: 2012 Ford F150 Raptor SVT
    Mercruiser MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
  3. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD 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
    Nice Work! I love to see one salved from salvage!
     
  4. highslice

    highslice Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    Nicely done! Good luck with her. Looks like money and time spent well.
     
  5. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Nice work,
     
  6. GoFastr

    GoFastr Cool Runnings GOLD Sponsor

    141
    Jan 20, 2016
    Cayman Islands
    2003 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Tow: 2012 Ford F150 Raptor SVT
    Mercruiser MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Well the upholstery is all finished now along with new bimini top too.


    I got around to installing new gauges finally. I changed over from the black faced OEM ones to Faria Chesapeake SS white faced ones including the GPS speedo. Also installed the new tilt steering and rack and a new Kenwood head unit and 4 new JL Audio speakers.


    We've been out several times now and the family really enjoys it (but have no idea the amount of time I have spent cussing it whilst getting it ready)....but well worth it!


    But it sure is great to get to use it on a regular basis now!


    http://s874.photobucket.com/user/Cayman150/library/1999 Sea Ray 210 Sundeck/Project


    Now for sale!
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2017

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