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Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by GypsmJim, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim New Member

    15
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB (on order)
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    We've been boaters for 50 years now. After owning our current "family boat" for 35 years, (and having just retired), we thought it was time to upgrade. Our old boat sold to the first customer on the first day, and we got about 3 times the book value. We tend to keep our prized stuff a long time and maintain it meticulously.

    Later that afternoon we signed the papers to order a 2019 SeaRay SPX 190 OB. Although it will be a couple months before delivery, (and we may not get much use this year), I thought it appropriate to join the forum.

    We chose this particular model because it suited our family boating style quite well. We bought a Boston Whaler last year strictly for fishing, and the utility and low maintenance of the Mercury 4-stroke outboard was impressive. Thus, our initiative to move away from a stern drive and back to an outboard.

    I'm writing to say "Hi", and inquire if anyone else has any words of wisdom regarding the 190, based on their own personal experience.
     
  2. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member SILVER 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.
     
  3. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Jim, welcome to CSR and congrats on your new Sea Ray. If you've browsed around here you will have found that we like to see photos of your boats. Especially the new one when you get it, but as a Whaler owner, I'd like to see the pics of it too.
     
  4. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    317
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    Nice! welcome...
     
  5. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
  6. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    &
    2012 185 Sport
    &
    2014 Sea Fox 256 Commander
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1, 300 Yamaha OB
    You sir are now the official welcome committee and archive director. Keep up the good work. I'm certain new members will come to appreciate your effort... Oh and Welcome new guy!!! You're gonna LOVE the Outboards!! I've got a Sea Fox in SW FL with a 300 Yamaha 4 stroke and it is an awesome motor plus super easy to maintain
     
  7. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim New Member

    15
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB (on order)
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    Thanks for the welcome. Here's a couple pics of our Whaler. We also have a classic Lyman, but I'll save those pics for another day. P6090016.JPG P6140053.JPG
     
  8. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim New Member

    15
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB (on order)
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    With a few differences, yours looks an awful lot like our 2010.
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    We also have a 1980 13' Sport that we keep in AZ and use on Lake Pleasant. It has a 2-stroke 40 Merc and it's actually a bit faster than the 2010, probably because it's a much lighter boat.
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    The guy we bought it from had just done a full restoration with new wiring, new wood, new gelcoat, seats, etc.
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    They sure are a lot of fun to run around in.
     
  10. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Welcome to the group! There are some great folks on this forum!
     
  11. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim New Member

    15
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB (on order)
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    Nice rig. I sure like all the mahogany. Wish that was still the way they made them.

    Our '52 will probably always be the pride of our fleet.

    P5233001.JPG P7193258.JPG P5232999.JPG
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
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  12. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Wow, that Lyman is beautiful. It reminds me of the boats that were around when I was a kid growing up on Lake Huron. What a stunning boat. It obviously has been very well taken care of and loved. Thanks for sharing those pics.
     

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