My 1972 SRV 180; looking for parts

Discussion in 'Classic Sea Rays' started by Chasespeed21, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Chasespeed21

    Chasespeed21 New Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 180
    Hey I'm new to this forum, I just bought my first boat today! It is a 1972 SRV 180 and it is in really great condition. Ill try to upload some pics below. Also I am looking to find an original throttle control and maybe some original avocado green back to back seats to replace the ones that are in the boat now. If anyone has any info on where I can get those parts please let me know.

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    Last edited: Feb 17, 2011
  2. OldSkool

    OldSkool Active Member

    May 8, 2010
    Boating on Raystown Lake, Pa
    restored 1976 SRV200
    188 Mercruiser I/O
    Welcome to the site and great looking boat. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Why change the controls? If they work correctly then go boating and have fun. Spend the money on redoing the seats. I didn't want to use the same color interior so I changed it. Not original but it works with the boat and folks still complement me on it.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011
  3. Chasespeed21

    Chasespeed21 New Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 180
    Hey thanks OldSkool. I want to change the throttle control because I would like to keep the boat all original, or atleast look original. The boat is completely all original parts aside from that and it has been pampered its entire life. I was thinking about taking it to an upholstery shop and having the seats redone because the bottoms are starting to rot and the foam isn't in the best shape. Would Sea Ray be able to provide the throttle control for this or are there any places you recommend to check?
  4. OldSkool

    OldSkool Active Member

    May 8, 2010
    Boating on Raystown Lake, Pa
    restored 1976 SRV200
    188 Mercruiser I/O
    They still had mine available last time I checked (2010). Give it a try. That's why I like the old boat I can still get may parts for it.
  5. jitts3

    jitts3 New Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Monroe Twp. NJ & Fon Du Lac, WI
    1973 SRV 240 and 1978 SRV 200
    73" 307 CID Chevy OMC Stringer, electric shift. 78" 350 Mercruiser
    Now that's a nice boat. Sweet classic! Ill bet that turns heads!
  6. Chasespeed21

    Chasespeed21 New Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    1972 Sea Ray SRV 180
    Yeah I have already noticed it turns quite a few heads. Though some people really love the classic looks and some people can't stand the avocado paint scheme. Personally I think its the most beautiful boat ever. And I only paid 2000 for the boat and trailer.
  7. minty fresh

    minty fresh New Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    Sacramento CA
    1988 Sea Ray Seville 18'
    1991 Dodge W250, Cummins, 5 spd
    4.3L 175hp L2 Mercruiser Alpha 1
    That is a great looking boat. I love the green stuff from the late 60s early 70s, just looks right to me.
  8. chrissrv195

    chrissrv195 New Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    SW Iowa
    1979 Sea Ray SRV 195
    260 Mercruiser w/ Type 1 Mercruiser 260 Stern Drive
    SSSSWWWEEEETTTTTT!!!! :thumbsup:
  9. bbielinski

    bbielinski New Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Streetsboro, Ohio
    1972 SRV190
    888 Mercruiser
    Welcome Chasespeed21,

    Your boat looks fantastic! I really like the curved windshield and the color.

    I bought a '72 SRV190 in all of the avacado green color about a year ago. I wasn't sure about the color at first but I really grew to love the retro look. Mine is fairly original as well and it had the green interior but PO replaced the seats as well as some of the other vinyl in gray. I am in the process now of trying to get it back to a more original look but can't locate a vinyl close enough to the original. I am thinking of going to a two-tone with white and using the remanants of the original green as inserts where I can. The PO covered over the engine cover and anchor box so I have some usable green vinyl to work with. If you ever locate a match for the original vinyl please let me know where you found it.

    Good luck and enjoy it.
  10. TXmudman

    TXmudman New Member

    Feb 6, 2011
    Houston, TX
    1983 210 Cuddy
    260 hp GM w/Mercruiser R drive
    It's a beautiful boat. How did you ever find one that nice for such a good price? Is Arizona full of good boat deals like that?
  11. KRB64

    KRB64 New Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Central Kentucky or Dale Hollow Lake
    '76 SRV195 (our first) -> moved up to
    '78 240 WE (now 4 sale because ->)
    '82 260 DA shared
    A Ford 351, a couple GM 350s and a Cummins 6BT to pull it all (W250)
    Sweet and very clean. We looked at a 200 in avacado back in '80 or '81. Nice but a little under powered for that size with a straight 6 in it. Thats how we ended up with our 195.

    Contact some of the marine seat companies. They'll send you vynil samples and see what matches. Be carefull reusing any pices as they can be dryrotted and tear pretty easily. I've tried patching a rear bench seat but it just rips back out again...

    Welcome, BTW.
  12. grange07

    grange07 New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    FRANCE, ard├Ęche
    I'm french and I gonna try to speak english here. Excuse me for my errors of language.
    I search informations about the sea ray srv 190 build 1972 because I would like to restore a part of carpet situated in the front of the motor box.
    The color is green, perhaps silver blue.
    The condition is excellent and matches with the original.
    On the web, i find the different kind of carpet build for the boats. I think that is a loop carpet with the pvc backing.
    Here are pics.
    Do someone know the name of the carpet maker ? Thanks by advance for your answers.


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