1984 walkaround?

Discussion in 'Classic Sea Rays' started by Boywelder, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Boywelder

    Boywelder New Member

    4
    Feb 12, 2018
    1989 Chris craft
    4.3 liter mercruiser
    Hello
    I am looking at buying a 1984 24' sea ray walkaround With a 350 mercruiser
    Is there anything I should know about theses boat or any common problems I should look For?
    How does it ride/handle swells and how is it for ocean fishing?

    Thanks
    Carter
     
  2. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
  3. Boywelder

    Boywelder New Member

    4
    Feb 12, 2018
    1989 Chris craft
    4.3 liter mercruiser
  4. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    That is a pretty rare model. I have never seen one. It's a 34 year old boat....what kind of condition is it in? I've been on this forum for 10 years and I have never seen this model referenced. However, I'm sure the hull is the same for all of the SRV 245 models that year. There are several guys that have one of the other models so someone will get back to you. I did own a 1987 S-24 Sorrento (Cuddy) with the same engine package as the one you are looking at. I suspect the hulls were pretty similar. We liked the boat a lot and took it to Catalina Island from Long Beach, CA (26 miles) several times and we never felt nervous. That said, you do have to pick your days on a boat that size on the open ocean.

    With a boat that old it is imperative to get a professional marine survey done prior to purchase with a focus on the integrity of the transom and , stringers and floor/deck. You don't want to deal with any rot. Do you have any pictures?

    Shawn
     
  5. Boywelder

    Boywelder New Member

    4
    Feb 12, 2018
    1989 Chris craft
    4.3 liter mercruiser
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  6. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    Interesting.... I don't fish so I can't offer anything there but, from the looks of the outdrive and the throttle/shifter it appears that someone has done some updating. The drive appears to be an Alpha I which I don't think came out until '85 but it looks newer than that.

    Get the survey, make sure the structure is sound before proceeding. Good Luck
    Shawn
     
  7. Boywelder

    Boywelder New Member

    4
    Feb 12, 2018
    1989 Chris craft
    4.3 liter mercruiser
    Ya it has a rebuilt 350

    Thanks for the info
     

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