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  1. #281
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    '08 205 Sport
    Engine(s)
    Merc 5.0L TKS 220HP; Alpha One
    Posts
    225

    Re: 205 Sport thread?

    Hope this helps - all photos from port side:

    Note: The Service Manual notes that all motor mounts for 5.0 and 5.7/6.2 are the same. Only difference might be where the mount ends up on the structure. I believe the trapezoidal piece my mounts are installed on is solid, and designed to take the motor mounts no matter where they end up.










  2. #282
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    '08 205 Sport
    Engine(s)
    Merc 5.0L TKS 220HP; Alpha One
    Posts
    225

    Re: 205 Sport thread?

    Oh, and the 23 1/2" dimension is from mount to transom fiberglass (on the inside). I hope these were helpful.

  3. #283
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ontario
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2008 Sea Ray 205 Sport
    Engine(s)
    4.3l MPI Alpha 19p High Five
    Posts
    24

    Re: 205 Sport thread?

    Very helpful, thank you.

    As I suspected the mounting blocks in the hull are setup for varying engine sizes.

    Will take some measurements this weekend and begin the preliminary to get the 350 in.

    Thanks again!

  4. #284
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    '08 205 Sport
    Engine(s)
    Merc 5.0L TKS 220HP; Alpha One
    Posts
    225

    Re: 205 Sport thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry D View Post
    Very helpful, thank you.

    As I suspected the mounting blocks in the hull are setup for varying engine sizes.

    Will take some measurements this weekend and begin the preliminary to get the 350 in.

    Thanks again!
    Please let me know how the boat responds. I'm highly interested in doing either this, or an updated 5.3L/327 once my 5.0L finally says it's had enough, or my bankroll grows inversely to my ability to not upgrade!

    I've always felt a 350 or similar in this boat would make it an absolute beast, looking forward to seeing the results.

  5. #285
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ontario
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2008 Sea Ray 205 Sport
    Engine(s)
    4.3l MPI Alpha 19p High Five
    Posts
    24

    Re: 205 Sport thread?

    Will do, this is my winter project which I'll get started on once I haul the boat out for the season.

    Before then, I will take some baseline numbers so I have a point of comparison to measure any improvements.

    Time to plane
    0-30 mph
    0-40 mph
    Top Speed

    I will keep a photo log of the process as well.

    Cheers,

  6. #286
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    potomac river
    Boat
    sea ray 205 sport
    Details
    2010 sea ray 205 sport F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Engine(s)
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Posts
    1,871

    Re: 205 Sport thread?

    I always wondered about this. The 5.7 is lighter than the 5.0 and I would love to make my 205 a rocket ship.

    Might add some tabs though, if you go through with this. At 53 my 205 got squishy and had a minor oscillation side to side. When you get closer to 60 it might get squirrelly without tabs.

  7. #287
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ontario
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2008 Sea Ray 205 Sport
    Engine(s)
    4.3l MPI Alpha 19p High Five
    Posts
    24

    Re: 205 Sport thread?

    Blaster,

    What prop are you running to get 53 out of a 4.3mpi?

  8. #288
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    potomac river
    Boat
    sea ray 205 sport
    Details
    2010 sea ray 205 sport F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Engine(s)
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Posts
    1,871

    Re: 205 Sport thread?

    When I first had my boat out, it was equipped with a 17" vengeance prop. It would hit the limiter about 3/4 throttle. After working with my dealer, they gave me a 21" vengeance. That's the prop that would hit 53 mph on the gps at sea level. It was running 4800 rpm. The boat was limited to me 1/4 tank and no gear.

    With more than 3 people it was a bit of a dog. I asked for a 19" vengeance and my dealer had their head service guy run my boat. After testing the various props I had run, he agreed the 19" was the way to go for how i like to run my boat. With the 19" vengeance, I can hit the rev limiter with 3 or fewer people. At the limiter it runs 50.5 at 4950 rpm's. It planes off with a full load, and runs plenty fast with the 19"

    I am very happy with my boat, and thankful for all the support from my dealer to get it right for me.

  9. #289
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Lewis Smith Lake, AL
    Boat
    SeaRay
    Details
    2013 205 Sport
    Engine(s)
    5.0L MPI Mercruiser
    Posts
    1

    Re: 205 Sport thread?

    Anyone have the black OEM tower that mounts just aft of the windshield and has the forward curved cross member? I was thinking about adding one to my 2013 205.

    If you do, a couple of questions.

    1) How well does it fold? Any pics of it folded?
    2) What does the Bimini look like deployed with it?

    I think this tower looks cool, but am concerned about how well it functions.

  10. #290
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    nY
    Boat
    sea Ray
    Details
    200 Sport
    Engine(s)
    5.0 Mercruiser, Alpha One gen 2
    Posts
    3

    Re: 205 Sport thread?

    @ jerry d
    late chiming in on your engine swap questions but I did a 4.3 to 5.0 swap on my 2004 200 sport last winter. You are correct that your boat is set up for the v8 mounts. Side mounts are just approx 4" farther forward on the V8 than the v6.

    When I did mine I dropped in the new engine, aligned the engine and drive, then used a 18" long 3/8 spade but to drill new holes in the stringers through the motor mount holes at a little bit of an angle. Used the same lags with some 5200 in the holes and filled old holes with resin. Really was quite easy.

    I kept the 1.82 V6 drive instead of swapping to the 1.62 that normally came with 5.0's, but had to step up from a 19" prop to a 21". If you're going up to a 350 mag you may run out of available prop pitches or are you going to swap the ratio in the drive?

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