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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    225 Express Cruiser
    Engine(s)
    350 Mercruiser Alpha Drive 16x16 prop
    Posts
    8

    1982 Sea Ray 225 Express Cruiser - Project

    New to the board but have been reading posts. Great info.

    I am redoing this boat and have two questions:

    1) Where can you buy the weather/channel stripping that sets into the window frame?

    2) I am replacing the engine and need a remanufactured 350. I have found many remanufactured at different prices; from $850 to $2,000. Can anyone recommend a good/reputable vendor at a good price?

    Thanks
    Steve

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Great Columbia River in the PNW
    Boat
    Camarque
    Details
    1988 Yacht Fisher
    Engine(s)
    Twin 375hp Cat 3208 T/A
    Posts
    4,602

    Re: 1982 Sea Ray 225 Express Cruiser - Project

    Hey Steve,

    Welcome.

    First, place your boat information in your signature block.

    You can also do a search on windows and most likley can find the information. I actually am in the process of doing the same thing.

    If you are talking about the side windows, the seal is called a "flock" and you can get it from Tayor Made. It is expensive: $5.08 a foot. They have diagrams you can refer too. I called customer service and they were very helpful, oh did I say expensive........

    Here is the website: http://www.taylormarine.com/

    As far as your engine.......Most I have found are in the 6-8K range.

    ALASKAN SEA-DUCTION
    MMSI# 338131469
    1988 M/Y Camargue YachtFisher
    Blog: http://alaskanseaduction.blogspot.com/
    Trying to sell my 1986 Sea Ray 300DB

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Torch lake,Mich.
    Boat
    searay 26 sxl 1981
    Details
    1981 searay 26 sxl 2000 yukon xl 5.3 with a wipple charger
    Engine(s)
    twin 260's
    Posts
    89

    Re: 1982 Sea Ray 225 Express Cruiser - Project

    Jasper is a good reman. co. with a warranty. The marina's in my area has had exc. luck with them...
    1981 SR 26' SXL,twin 260's Drop down bolsters,all stock except int. redo

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    channel islands ca
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    225 Express Cruiser 1980
    Engine(s)
    Mercruiser 260 MR Drive
    Posts
    39

    Re: 1982 Sea Ray 225 Express Cruiser - Project

    Hello sjenkinsk, Could not figure out how to attach to personal msg. I'll try here. Check out the pics of my 82 Theres only a few here. When I figure it out I'll send em over.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    1980 Sea Ray 225 Express Cruiser Mercruiser 260, MR Drive

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Dallas, N.C.
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    260 Express Cruiser
    Engine(s)
    260 Mercruiser, Pre Alpha
    Posts
    50

    Re: 1982 Sea Ray 225 Express Cruiser - Project

    Hi Anacapafish, That paint made a big difference. Looks great! I have the same style doors on my 260ex. You have got me thinking...

    Bart Helms
    1979 260 Express Cruiser
    260 mercruiser, Pre Alpha
    Holiday Marina, Lake Norman N.C.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    channel islands ca
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    225 Express Cruiser 1980
    Engine(s)
    Mercruiser 260 MR Drive
    Posts
    39

    Re: 1982 Sea Ray 225 Express Cruiser - Project

    It made a HUGE difference, alot of teak on these older Rays, but well worth it. Cabot is what I used. Goes on nicely. When I figure out how to post multiple pics, I'll show the project from start to finish. Maybe photobucket or something. This project has been a blast.
    1980 Sea Ray 225 Express Cruiser Mercruiser 260, MR Drive

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Above Cape Ann
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    02' 280 DA
    Engine(s)
    496 w BIII
    Posts
    3,573

    Re: 1982 Sea Ray 225 Express Cruiser - Project

    Anacapfish,

    Looks great. Couple of comments. 1) best way to post pix is to get a free photobucket.com account. Upload your pictures there. Then there is a feature on the photobucket page where you copy the IMG tag. This is then pasted into your CSR post. Like this:



    The advantage is that photo storage space is limited on CSR and by using photobucket you can post pix that are large enough for us old codgers to see.

    Second point is that it looks like there is bottom paint right up to the transom ring. If so that is a bad thing. Bottom paints can lead to accelerated corrosion of the strendrive when the two come in contact. The thing would be to sand the bottom paint off a 1" strip all around the transom ring. That way the outdrive is isolated from the bottom paint.

    Henry
    Ciao Bella - '02 280 DA - 496 MAG B III
    Air Bella - '07 Zodiac Fastroller -T 6' Alu & Plastic Oars


    ​MMSI 338130198


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    california
    Boat
    sea ray
    Details
    1984 srv 225 ex[press cruiser
    Engine(s)
    5.7 litre omc sterndrive
    Posts
    17

    Re: 1982 Sea Ray 225 Express Cruiser - Project

    i have a 1984 doin the same if you find a good place for canvas bimini frames etc please give me a yell jjames002@socal.rr.com best of luck to you, jimmy

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