Wood in a 2003 176 SRX?

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by rpt50, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. rpt50

    rpt50 New Member

    4
    Jul 23, 2011
    Georgia lakes
    Sea Ray 176 SRX
    3.0 Merc
    Hi all--Sea Ray Newbie here. I just bought an 03 176 with the 3.0 I/O that we plan to use to learn about lake boating (we've been salt water boaters for decades). Can anyone tell me if wood was used in the construction of this boat, and if so, what areas? Thanks.
     
  2. julians

    julians New Member

    126
    Oct 18, 2006
    on the sea
    190 sport
    Alpha
  3. rpt50

    rpt50 New Member

    4
    Jul 23, 2011
    Georgia lakes
    Sea Ray 176 SRX
    3.0 Merc
    Well that's pretty interesting. None of the other boats that I have owned in the last 20+ years have had any wood used in the construction (other than some teak trim, etc.). Why would Sea Ray (which seems to be more of a "premium" boat) still use wood in the construction? Is there some advantage of wood? I don't think it's cost, as Sea Rays seem to cost a good bit more than no wood boats.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011
  4. quailrunner

    quailrunner New Member

    140
    May 26, 2010
    Cayuga Lake, New York
    2006 185 Sport
    V6 Mercruizer 4.3l
    Best of my knowledge, our 2006 185 has no wood in the hull - we have a thru-hull fitting which I have removed (in the floor, front of bilge) - solid fiberglas.
     
  5. gwrite

    gwrite New Member

    2
    Apr 16, 2011
    Central New York
    2002 176 SRX, Ford Explorer
    3.0/Alpha 1
    I have a 2002 176 SRX and have wood in the transom, as i discovered when putting in a thru-hull. It was about 1" thick plywood.
     
  6. rpt50

    rpt50 New Member

    4
    Jul 23, 2011
    Georgia lakes
    Sea Ray 176 SRX
    3.0 Merc
    Well, I found on the SeaRay website, in the model specifications, that the 176 has a "fiberglass floor and stringer system", so presumably there is no wood there. From the report above, it apparently does have wood in the transom. I thank you for the information!
     

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