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  1. Michael Thorburn

    Michael Thorburn New Member

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    Oct 26, 2021
    Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
    SRV 240 SB
    255 mercruiser
    Hi all, I just purchased my first Sea Ray, from what I could decipher from the ser# it's a 1975 SRV 240 SB with 255 mercruiser. She's in rough shape on the inside but I hope to bring life into her again. The hull is nice, needs a good wash and polish. The interior is where the real work will be needed. I'm trying to find pictures of this model interior, rear deck and mid cabin layout.
     
  2. Nater Potater

    Nater Potater Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 19, 2020
    Southwest Idaho
    1992 300DA Sundancer
    Twin Merc Alpha Gen II I/O's with 5.7 V8's
    Welcome from Idaho! This is a great site for all kinds of SeaRay info, plus some friendly banter. Please post some pictures so we can watch the progress.
     
  3. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Look in Sea Rays owners section....they dont have any 1975 info. If this isnt your boat there are a few more there - welcome aboard !!

    Sea Ray - Owners

    1976 240 srv.jpg
     
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  4. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Welcome aboard to another Canadian. Love your area of Canada. My wife is from NB (Fredericton) and her family all have their summer places along the shore near Shediac. When the kids were little we spent a week each summer out there. Great seafood. Loved digging clams, picking quahogs and oysters. Where are you going to boat out there? I know the Saint John river has quite a bit of good boating and Grand Lake too. The ocean as well I guess.
     
  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. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    South Florida
    Dusky 217
    Suzuki
    Welcome - not trying to be a downer, but check on the transom, stringers, bulkheads etc - that boat has a ton of wood in it nd if it is wet or rotted, it needs to be dealt with first - hopefully you got a "dry" one
     
  7. Michael Thorburn

    Michael Thorburn New Member

    10
    Oct 26, 2021
    Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
    SRV 240 SB
    255 mercruiser
    Hi and thanks , we'll be sailing mostly in the Northumberland Straights as well as the Miramichi River on occasion. glad you enjoyed your visits here, it is quite nice :)
     
  8. Michael Thorburn

    Michael Thorburn New Member

    10
    Oct 26, 2021
    Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
    SRV 240 SB
    255 mercruiser
    Most everything is dry at the exception of the transom, I noticed on of the spouts for the bilge pump was loose and removed it, inserted a finger and yea.... wet rot. not happy about it. looking online about replacing the rot, from what I've noticed most outboard types remove the outer section while I think eing an inboard it might be easier to just remove to motor, outdrive etc and replace from the inside, since the quality of glass work does not seem to bepretty, at least this one isn't
     
  9. Michael Thorburn

    Michael Thorburn New Member

    10
    Oct 26, 2021
    Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
    SRV 240 SB
    255 mercruiser
  10. Michael Thorburn

    Michael Thorburn New Member

    10
    Oct 26, 2021
    Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
    SRV 240 SB
    255 mercruiser
    Thank you
     
  11. Michael Thorburn

    Michael Thorburn New Member

    10
    Oct 26, 2021
    Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
    SRV 240 SB
    255 mercruiser
    Thanks Idaho...
     
  12. Michael Thorburn

    Michael Thorburn New Member

    10
    Oct 26, 2021
    Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
    SRV 240 SB
    255 mercruiser
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  13. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    If
    You will likely find that when you get the engine out and pull the skin off the transom, that the rot extends into the stringers. The transom and stringers are basically connected wood to wood and then glassed over, so water and rot likely is in both. Hopefully not too far into the stringers.

    You should do some shopping around for a good boat repair place. Hopefully you can find someone that knows what they are doing and can give you a reasonable quote so you can decide what to do next. The transom and stringers are the structure, so if its bad, well...... you have some decisions to make.
     

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