The official pre-clinton era sr sport cruiser thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by rondds, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    I felt it was time for us owners of old-ass SRs to have our own offical thread. The 370, 320 & 260 guys did it but they're too new for our club. And in honor of the re-treaded Clinton regime that will be taking over the White House in January, I thought it'd be proper use a Presidential tag to denote cut-off year for this thread.

    So if you have a 1992 or older SR, come on in and tell us what ya got. Hell, we all have pretty much the same engines, solid bottoms, the same horrible interior decor and colors (with some modifications), the same stupid plastic drawer pulls, the same cruddy-looking bilges and probably a lot of the same problems. More importantly, we have a bunch of very knowledgable and resourceful people who can share an awful lot of information that could be helpful to the rest of us "old ass SR owners!" :thumbsup::smt038
     
  2. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    woo hoo...I'm in! ( I have cleaned my bilge though).
     
  3. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    MidAtlantic
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    Who you callin' "old ass"....The boat or the owner....... I qualify for the latter....:grin:
     
  4. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    The answer to that would be in the eyes of the reader.
     
  5. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    MidAtlantic
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    I'll have to get out my glasses.....my eyes are old ass too...!!!!
     
  6. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Speaking of Pre Clinton SRs, this just came in over the wire. I only wish I had those powerplants...

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1989/Sea-Ray-340-Sedan-Bridge-2004821/Ft-Lauderdale/FL/United-States

    This guy did everything right except pay the note. New canvas, new upholstery and helm chairs on the bridge, new dash and instrumentation, repower. This is a good buy if it isnt in worse condition than the photos show.

    Anyone know about those engines? What year would they be?? This boat was definitely NOT offered with Cummins power. TAM was an option but I've NEVER seen one with TAMs.

    Never seen this boat with a full size fridge either. Note the crappy plastic drawer pulls :smt009
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  7. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    your guys boats look great for the age! Keep up the nice work on them. I would have kept my old 89' 160 if it was a bigger boat.
     
  8. sr360aft

    sr360aft New Member

    142
    Nov 13, 2005
    Knox Vegas, TN - RSM, CA
    36' aft cabin
    Twin Merc 350's
    FWIW, Home Depot has some really nice stainless ones that are the same "bolt" spacing
     
  9. wileecoyote

    wileecoyote Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    949
    Oct 18, 2008
    Southern MD/ Potomac river
    1989 340 EC
    7.4LX2 Hurth 630A Drives
    6.5Kw QS Genny
    I'm gonna start a new thread if all this ends up being guys talking about the big sedan bridge and how wide their boat is and diesel power, built in espresso machines and washer and dryer:lol:
    Where are the REAL old school owners? The ones with interior so old and dry-rotted when you sit down the disenigrating fabric makes you look like pigpen. Boats so old, that not only do they not have replacment parts, they can't even remember who made them. I want to hear from the real "blue collar" owners!:smt038
     
  10. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Mark, you will be there all too soon my friend! Just wait and see.

    2 Can, I replaced mine with some Lowes models with the same spacing. Brushed nickel. (No comments from you Mark.):wink:

    BTW, I have a bag full of platic grey ones if anyone's interested. Only feeftee dolla, cheap cheap!!
     
  11. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    Another oasro owner here. Been there and still doing it. I used to refer to them as the flat glass boats, but there is a Sorrento from the late 80's that incorporated the curved glass feature. And since you are moving that up a few years, I'm sure more will enter. At least there were no FORWARD facing arches in this vintage!!

    OK, my rant: What was Sea Ray thinking when they put those STUPID adjustable hinges on? You can't really tighten them with a screwdriver and they are constantly falling out? Anybody have a better hinge that will bolt up without drilling any additional holes?

    Here's a link: http://www.yachtbasinmarina.com/SR%20concealed%20hinge.jpg

    I tried to buy some from these guys but they were out and didn't know if they would ever get anymore.
     
  12. tmsrb

    tmsrb Member

    122
    Feb 6, 2008
    Winslow, AZ
    1999 Formula 31 PC
    7.4 L MPI Bravo 3
    Here are A few of my upgrades to my 87.
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    It is still A work in progress. We did the cabin upholstery are selves. That is why it isnt perfect. We were thinking about pulling it out again this winter and redoing it. It really stretched out over the sumer as you can see in the pics.
     
  13. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    What is the little switch for on the dash just to the right of the hour meter? Looks great with the new gauges!
     
  14. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    TMSRB
    Lookin' good! Nice work. Love the dash. While it was apart, had you thought of getting the dash done up by that guy who does dashes? I haven't heard anything about him lately but he does beautiful work with simulated burled wood and laser etching of the lettering. That's something I'd do if I wasnt so lazy and afraid of the spaghetti behind my dash. I really dislike my dash...

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    FLAT GLASS BOATS!! Good one. I had to think about that for a minute but I get it. And the radar arch direction. Very true. If it hasn't happened already, I'd bet the farm that the rear facing ones make a comeback in the next 3 years or so. Probably the Eurotrash boatmakers will have to do it first.


    How's this for flat glass!

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  15. keokie

    keokie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Arizona
    2002 310 Sundancer, Westerbeke 4.5 Genset
    496's, Bravo III's, 2.2:1 Gears
    Sundancer, don't forget the forward facing radar arches on the 268's.
     
  16. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    Just a short lived abomination! :grin: :smt043:thumbsup:
     
  17. tmsrb

    tmsrb Member

    122
    Feb 6, 2008
    Winslow, AZ
    1999 Formula 31 PC
    7.4 L MPI Bravo 3
    Thanks! The swith is for the depth gauge. I put that there in place of the stupid clock. If I didnt put the switch in then the depth gauge would have been on all the time as long as the batt. switch was on.
     
  18. tmsrb

    tmsrb Member

    122
    Feb 6, 2008
    Winslow, AZ
    1999 Formula 31 PC
    7.4 L MPI Bravo 3
    Rondds:
    I was thinking about doing the dash in wood my self. I also want to do the switch panal in wood. The dash is really easy to take out so I can do it any time. That is one of my projects on my list.
    All it takes is time
     
  19. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    my '92 has curved glass.
     
  20. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    One hinge in the second statroom closet door lost a part. I went to HD and had to modify the entire door frame (saws, wood files, drills, you name it) to get it to work. Also replaced the stupid catch (that prevents the door from swing open under way) b/c I could not for the life of me get things to line up and some of the balls were gone too. I placed two heavy duty magnet catches. Works great.

    Quit bragging!
     

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