1972 SRV 190 - 455/Berkely

Discussion in 'Classic Sea Rays' started by billandlori, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    22
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Hey folks,

    This is our first boat, a 1972 SRV 190 with a 455 Olds and a Berkely Jet pump. The boat is in really good shape for a 47 year old rig. The floor has a few spots that will be getting attention this winter.

    It is white with the avacado green interior. The seats are missing, so we bought a new set of Wise back to back seats in white. We are planning on doing a color change on the interior to a dove grey.

    I will keep a build thread going once I start. Just going to enjoy it for the summer!! Likely mostly on Lake Huron.

    Bill
     
    WinkBuilt likes this.
  2. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Welcome aboard Bill. That thing should run pretty good. Please post pics of your new boat.
     
    billandlori likes this.
  3. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    22
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Here she is, from what I can gather, the jet option is pretty rare. All the other ones I've seen have an I/O.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    22
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    Here's a quick youtube vid I shot today.

    Bill
     
    Michael Cleaver likes this.
  5. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Beautiful. Looks like you could use some trailer adjustments. got any pics of the engine?
     
    MonacoMike likes this.
  6. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Love it...

    MM
     
  7. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    22
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    I am going to try and move some stuff around on the trailer. It needs a good scuff and paint for sure!!

    The engine has been replaced at some point, and sounds very smooth.
    64430243_1078042839046279_5092612335697133568_n.jpg
     
    Michael Cleaver likes this.
  8. Ike

    Ike Active Member

    322
    Dec 17, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 190 I/O
    12 Ft Rowboat
    8 Foot Sailing Dinghy
    Mercruiser 165 6cyl inline GM 250
    Wow. I have the same boat but with a Mercruiser 165. I can't imagine what your boat must do with a 455. By the way, I installed Wise lounge seats and I was very disappointed. After 6 years they are falling apart. I might also be cautious about white seats. White vinyl seats are prone to pinking (see here https://www.proboat.com/2017/11/mystery-solved-case-pink-stain-vinyl/ I put in two white seats in the stern area on either side of the engine. I ended up dying them dark blue to get rid of the pinking.

    Anyhow, beautiful boat. Love mine. I think you will really enjoy yours.
     
    billandlori likes this.
  9. El Capitan

    El Capitan Active Member

    446
    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    You might make sure those drill holes in your transom are full sealed w a 5200 type product.

    I have the 1970 SRV180 w 2.5L. I can do almost 35mph at full spec rpm! Lol.
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Bob123

    Bob123 New Member

    5
    Jul 14, 2019
    Southern Ontario
    1975 SRV240
    302 Mercruiser w/alpha1stern drive
    Good luck I have a 1975 SRV240 that is in really good shape taken the same path as you into my 3rd year and still working on it in the off seasons
     
  11. Lake Tahoe

    Lake Tahoe New Member

    7
    Sep 17, 2019
    1974 SRV 190 Jet Drive
    455 Oldsmobile w/Berkeley Jet Drive
    Hello,
    I have a 1974 SRV 190 with the 455 Olds Berkeley Jet drive combination. I would love to share and compare information with you.
     
    billandlori likes this.
  12. billandlori

    billandlori New Member

    22
    Jul 6, 2019
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    1972 Sea Ray SRV190
    455 Oldsmobile/Berkely Jet
    For sure! Seems like a pretty rare combo. We are planning on a floor/stringer replacement this winter. Its kinda soft in spots lol!!

    Bill
     

Share This Page

Show Sidebar