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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Detroit Mi
    Boat
    Wellcraft, Formula
    Details
    1980 Scarab, 1986 Formula
    Engine(s)
    454 twin turbo
    Posts
    4

    1978 240 SRV SDB- Blocks of foam in bilge? For flotation?

    I just bought a 1978 240 SRV SDB boat from Arizona and noticed that it has these huge blocks of foam in the bilge right next to the engines. This is the second boat that I saw they were in there. All the other boats of the same style did not. Was this Sea Rays' attempt at adding flotation to the boat?
    Last edited by phughes69; 05-02-2016 at 09:36 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Orange, ca
    Boat
    Sea ray
    Details
    24' 1977 sea ray flybridge
    Engine(s)
    Volvo penta gpxi-j duoprop
    Posts
    4

    Re: 1978 240 SRV SDB- Blocks of foam in bilge

    Do you have pictures?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    BC
    Boat
    Sea Ray and Alicraft
    Details
    1981 24.5' SR custom hardtop 1984 18' Valco sled 1984 20' Alicraft- sold
    Engine(s)
    5.7 260 Merc/ Bravo 2 Evanrude 115/80 jet
    Posts
    101

    Re: 1978 240 SRV SDB- Blocks of foam in bilge

    Have similar boxes on either sides of the engine in my '81 245. It has a high deck and I assumed it was additional flotation to help offset the weight of the engine and outdrive.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Orange, ca
    Boat
    Sea ray
    Details
    24' 1977 sea ray flybridge
    Engine(s)
    Volvo penta gpxi-j duoprop
    Posts
    4

    Re: 1978 240 SRV SDB- Blocks of foam in bilge

    Quote Originally Posted by Thornton69 View Post
    Have similar boxes on either sides of the engine in my '81 245. It has a high deck and I assumed it was additional flotation to help offset the weight of the engine and outdrive.
    I believe its floatation in the event u take on water or capsize. It's not gonna offset any weight if the boat is upright and not full of water

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    BC
    Boat
    Sea Ray and Alicraft
    Details
    1981 24.5' SR custom hardtop 1984 18' Valco sled 1984 20' Alicraft- sold
    Engine(s)
    5.7 260 Merc/ Bravo 2 Evanrude 115/80 jet
    Posts
    101

    Re: 1978 240 SRV SDB- Blocks of foam in bilge

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisha View Post
    I believe its floatation in the event u take on water or capsize. It's not gonna offset any weight if the boat is upright and not full of water
    Yes.. Was referring to keeping the hull level in that unfortunate event.

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