New Member/New Boat

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by Cole Dean, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:06 PM.

  1. Cole Dean

    Cole Dean New Member

    9
    Jun 22, 2020
    Fort Collins, CO
    1989 Sea Ray 190 Bowrider.
    5.7 Alpha One
    Hi all, was gifted a 1989 190 BowRider from an old family friend. Id been on the boat before but at least 20 years ago. Knowing the PO very well I did some PM on it, at least what I knew to do. Changed outdrive oil, and thanks to this site, replaced impeller as well. First trip out it started getting warm and alarm went off, so I searched here and figured the impeller was the best place to start. Ran at 140-145 next trip out for 4 hours. So thanks for that! Looking forward to enjoying both the boat and this site for years. Were hour meters standard on these models? I haven't found one, but I probably haven't looked where I should. Thanks!

    Cole
     
  2. Avenger

    Avenger Member

    152
    Nov 29, 2009
    Northern Michigan
    2000 410 Sundancer w/Cats


    1981 Sea Ray 260sxl
    Merc 260's & Cat 3116
    Congrats on the new boat, that thing must fly with a 350! Hour meter is usually in a dash bezel like the other gauges or possibly in the engine bay. Good luck and have fun!
     
  3. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    The older/smaller SeaRays usually had the hour meter under the dash - that is where mine is - it's a surface mount type on the left side.
     
  4. Cole Dean

    Cole Dean New Member

    9
    Jun 22, 2020
    Fort Collins, CO
    1989 Sea Ray 190 Bowrider.
    5.7 Alpha One
    It tops out around 48 on the dash speedo, but I need to check it with GPS as that bounces around quite a bit. 4600 rpm at WOT which from what Ive read is about spot on. Thanks!!
     
  5. Phasma

    Phasma Phasma2128 GOLD Sponsor

    547
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    Sorry dude. Gonna need photos. No photos means no story on here...lol

    Also....what part of the country?

    190 is a great boat. Fast and agile. 350 would put it towards the top of 190 class of boats. Good score
     
  6. BEH

    BEH Member

    95
    Oct 8, 2018
    Lake Simcoe, Lake Nippissing & French River
    1990 20’ BR, Humminbird Helix 5, 3K Lb Trailer
    4.3 Mercruiser
    Hour Meter on mine, 1990 200BR is port side engine bay.
    Remove engine cover and you should see it.
     
  7. Cole Dean

    Cole Dean New Member

    9
    Jun 22, 2020
    Fort Collins, CO
    1989 Sea Ray 190 Bowrider.
    5.7 Alpha One
    I tried to post a pic, but it didn't fly. Ill try again. And Im in Fort Collins Colorado. North of Denver about an hour.
     
  8. Cole Dean

    Cole Dean New Member

    9
    Jun 22, 2020
    Fort Collins, CO
    1989 Sea Ray 190 Bowrider.
    5.7 Alpha One
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  9. Cole Dean

    Cole Dean New Member

    9
    Jun 22, 2020
    Fort Collins, CO
    1989 Sea Ray 190 Bowrider.
    5.7 Alpha One
    Well I figured out posting pics. Even sideways!
     
  10. Cole Dean

    Cole Dean New Member

    9
    Jun 22, 2020
    Fort Collins, CO
    1989 Sea Ray 190 Bowrider.
    5.7 Alpha One
    Btw. I spent last year out in Muskegon area, sadly I was boatless though
     
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  11. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    829
    Jan 14, 2010
    Houston
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    Great looking boat - Congrats and welcome to CSR
     
  12. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member

    745
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    Welcome to CSR! Great starter boat, try to talk many people to start with this type of boat. BTW you can add some juice to that 350 if the urge ever strikes. Several EFI kits available to add about 30 HP to the engine.
     
  13. Cole Dean

    Cole Dean New Member

    9
    Jun 22, 2020
    Fort Collins, CO
    1989 Sea Ray 190 Bowrider.
    5.7 Alpha One
    Oh the urge stuck. Please tell me more. I’m guessing I may need a prop change as well ?
     
  14. Phasma

    Phasma Phasma2128 GOLD Sponsor

    547
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    Well.....for starters.....you certainly have the right mind set for CSR. Come on in and put your feet up. Welcome to the CSR family. There is only about a million years of experience on here. Your question will get answered by one of the resident experts. If nothing else holler for Captain Rusty. I think he worked for Sea Ray for many years.
     
  15. Cole Dean

    Cole Dean New Member

    9
    Jun 22, 2020
    Fort Collins, CO
    1989 Sea Ray 190 Bowrider.
    5.7 Alpha One
     
  16. Cole Dean

    Cole Dean New Member

    9
    Jun 22, 2020
    Fort Collins, CO
    1989 Sea Ray 190 Bowrider.
    5.7 Alpha One
    I’ve had two boats before, an older bay liner and a speedboat with a 175 mercury outboard, but that was 30 some years ago. I was amazed at how solid this is and handles at 53 mph. For a 31 year old boat. I’m impressed.
     
  17. Phasma

    Phasma Phasma2128 GOLD Sponsor

    547
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    And you will feel the same when she is 51 years old. Take care of her and she will take care of you and your family. Sea Ray makes/made a great boat. I wish you well. The stories your kids will tell about their dad and THAT boat are priceless.
     
  18. Cap'n Scuba Steve

    Cap'n Scuba Steve Member

    31
    Jun 2, 2020
    Table Rock Lake, MO
    2007 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    2004 Babeliner 185 (SOLD!)
    5.0L Mercruiser w/ Bravo III Drive
    Great looking boat! Welcome aboard CSR! Lots of experience and knowledge here to help you get the most out of her!
     

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