'81 255SRV Remod

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  1. Sammy Hooker

    Sammy Hooker New Member

    18
    Jun 9, 2019
    1981 SeaRary 255 Sedan flybridge
    tw470 Mercs
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    The interior is almost completely stripped, the flybridge is emptied out, the outboard bracket is in production, the motors and controls are on a palate and it goes into the boat shop this week for the fiberglass work! I'm Beyond Excited!
     
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  2. Loyd Dinneen

    Loyd Dinneen Active Member

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    Jul 29, 2017
    Las Vegas
    1977 Sea ray 240 SDA cruiser w/ twin 470 mercs.
    Twin 470 Mercruisers
    What a find and looks like it is going to be a great project. I think going with outboards is a great idea I have a older model 1977 24 ft Sundancer and have really considered taking out the twin 470's and going to outboards. Good luck with your project keep us imformed.
     
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  3. Sammy Hooker

    Sammy Hooker New Member

    18
    Jun 9, 2019
    1981 SeaRary 255 Sedan flybridge
    tw470 Mercs
    Momentum is building! The cockpit deck is out, transom plugged and re-glassed, tank is flushed and polished, outboard bracket is at the powdercoater, egg beaters are on the crate waiting to be hung! The pic of the motors and bracket is the exact match for what I have. Those in the pic are pushing a 27' BAMF Excursion. Let me tell ya, it was a huge sigh of relief seeing how dry and solid the inside of the transom was, and another huge sigh of relief when the fuel tank checked out! Planning on late April splash, just in time for shrimp and halibut season!


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  4. JC3

    JC3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
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    What a GREAT job you have done. Looking forward to seeing the final refit and the splashing of that classic! GOD speed. JC
     
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  5. Sammy Hooker

    Sammy Hooker New Member

    18
    Jun 9, 2019
    1981 SeaRary 255 Sedan flybridge
    tw470 Mercs
    I'm gaining some traction on the helm. I used a piece of aluminum strip to mold the bends. The cartoon sketch is from my phone and the stupid pen and my elementary art skills! lol Took the strip to my local aluminum boat builder and they'll bend a sheet of 3/16" to mask my helm. Then the electronics can be laid out and then some cutting. I went with a full Raymarine pkg with the 16" Axiom Pro on center stage. Autopilot with remote fob was a must for me, too. The helm is going to be ultra modern while the rest of the decor in the boat will have a bit of the 80's SeaRay nostalgia restored to her original glory. I'm getting So damn excited!

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  6. JC3

    JC3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
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    Its getting there! Keep up the really fine work. GOD speed, JC
     

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