Yet Another New Guy

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by schnarel, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. schnarel

    schnarel New Member

    Aug 21, 2008
    Hey Folks!
    I'm Chip Schnarel. I just joined this forum based on a friend's recommendation! I'm in the Pacific Northwest and use my 1986 Sea Ray 390 EC for cruising and partying.

    I've had my Sea Ray for about four years now. She definitely gets used, but she's also a project boat. The refit so far has included blister repair, bottom sealing, engine work, new galley appliances (refer, microwave), new fresh water tank & pump, new carpet, new seating upholstery in cockpit and salon, new canvas and more. The interior is from that period where the style was teak veneer which is one of the reasons why I chose her. Still to do; new helm instruments, chart plotter and radar.

    The boat is powered by its original Crusader 350 (454 cu in) gas engines and velvet drive transmissions. The engines have about 700 total hours on them, 400 of which I have put on. She wasn't getting full RPMs so her props have been repitched to 19x17. With that change she'll do about 28.5 kts at 4400 WOT RPM.

    The boat is all electric (stove, heat, hot water) powered by an 8kw Westerbeke genset. No inverters right now.

    For the most part everything works, though I do have a few issues that I'm hoping you folks can help me with. I'll get to those in other posts. In the mean time I'm looking forward to meeting folks, poking around here, learning new things and generally enjoying the camaraderie of other Sea Ray owners.

  2. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Welcome Chip.
    Come crash the SeaRay rendezvous this weekend in Poulsbo.
    A few of us wil be there.
  3. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    Welcome to Club SeaRay, glad to have you here.
  4. schnarel

    schnarel New Member

    Aug 21, 2008
    Thanks for the Welcome folks. I can't make the rendezvous this weekend, but let me know when/where the next one is and I will try. Tell Steve Thoreson hello for me! - Chip
  5. ezwoo

    ezwoo New Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    2004 390 Sundancer
    2006 44 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercs
    QSC 500's
    Welcome aboard! Now you are really hooked. The people on this board will assist you in many new projects so you can really spend some money....your time is free. Glad to have another BYC member on the forums.

    Steve W.

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