|Posted: May 22 2007 at 12:33 | IP Logged
I sent you a PM.
I just went and looked at the 2nd boat again. I didn't even notice the double lounge seats before. E-mail that guy and ask for pics of his boat.
Have you actually contacted Sea Ray and ask if they have any details about your boat. All they can do is say "No". But, I'm pretty sure that they would fall over backwards to help you since they are consistantly rated in the top 5 for customer satisfaction by JD Power.
I LOVE my boat. I installed a Pertronix electronic ignition conversion module, a new coil and new plug wires, new plugs and set the timing 5-5-2007. I took it out for a test drive and hit 34 mph by GPS with a full load of fuel, water, and gear on board. Now that's flying for such a big boat on just one engine! And, the hull needs waxing bad! I'm going to wax it and then put this super slick stuff on it that they claim can add 2 mph to your top end. Then we'll se what she'll do.
The rear seat you're refering to is actually a bait well/ice chest/seat. The backrest does indeed swing to the front or back for sitting either way. That thing cost $350 new (I looked it up) and the people who had it drilled a lot of holes in it so it would drain. Well, guess where it drained? That's right! Right on the wooden engine hatch! It is screwed up and needs fixing in a bad way. I got some plumbing fittings and sealed all the holes in the bottom and added a drain to it. The drain has a hose on it now. Now I can put the hose in one of the deck drain holes and it will drain overboard.
They had begun restoring this boat before I bought it. They came up with some very inovative methods for making the interior MUCH nicer looking and I want to send you pics of what they did. It is easy and will GREATLY improve the looks of the boat. They tore out all the 70's carpet, painted the interior white, and then used a white plastic mesh, with 1/4" square holes in it, to cover all the exposed interior. They used tiny screws to secure it and put plastic covers on the screws. You only need a crew every couple of feet to hold it up. It would be easy to install and easily replaced if damaged.
Also, my canvas had lost all its waterproofing ability. It would get soaked and then it would rain inside. A lot of research led me to 303 High Tech Fabric Guard. It is now the highest rated waterproofing there is and is recommened by Sunbrella to resore the waterproofing on their products. It is rated higher that Scotch Gurad Heavy Duty. I applied it to my canvas and now not one drop of water will penetrate my canvas. I had even tore some of the stiching, but it still doesn't leak there. You need a gallon to do the whole camper canvas. You can google it and I found a gallon of it on Amazon for $65. I needed it before the next rains and got it at West Marine, but it cost me over $100 to buy a gallon by quarts.
Anyway, glad to help,
Edited by markccalhoun on May 22 2007 at 12:48
Summer Time Dream
1979 Sea Ray SRV-260-EX
26' Express Cruiser
260 HP Mercruiser Engine
Cruise 26-27 MPH
Top Speed 34 MPH