1977 SRV 240 SDB

GoggleBoy

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1977 SRV240SDB
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Single Pleasure Craft Marine 300hp Plus, Volvo 280 drive
Been a long while since I last logged on so thought I'd share the latest picture of our beloved 1977 240 Sedan Bridge. Restored, always trailered, kept in an enclosed RV building and pampered she still turns heads and garners waves from the young in modern wake board boats when splashed in Lake Berryessa. Brand new 300+ hp PCM engine. Owned and loved for the last 24 years, I don't see us replacing her.
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It's a beauty and looks to be well taken care of. Love the lines on these tough old hulls.
Haven't done much myself with the trim and finish on ours yet, but have done all the major structural repairs along with upgraded power.
They are tough as nails and surprisingly economical to run when compared to other boats of their size. Going on 10 years with it now and hoping for another 10.
 
Been a long while since I last logged on so thought I'd share the latest picture of our beloved 1977 240 Sedan Bridge. Restored, always trailered, kept in an enclosed RV building and pampered she still turns heads and garners waves from the young in modern wake board boats when splashed in Lake Berryessa. Brand new 300+ hp PCM engine. Owned and loved for the last 24 years, I don't see us replacing her.View attachment 151487
I have a 1979 240 Weekender and am trying to find the name of this color in attempt to repair a few scratches to the front of my hull. Any idea as to what the name of this blue is? You have a beautiful boat, by the way!
 

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I have a 1979 240 Weekender and am trying to find the name of this color in attempt to repair a few scratches to the front of my hull. Any idea as to what the name of this blue is? You have a beautiful boat, by the way!
Hey Brother, LOVE your boat! It's a beauty. I love seeing these old boats on trailers with no bottom paint. I don't know how you do it with that roller trailer though. I had an SRV220 hardtop for a while on a roller trailer and by the time it stopped rolling off when launching it was so far out I had to wade out to unhook the winch cable. Not fun on a cold morning heading out fishing. Anyway, I have no idea if there is a name to the color and it probably wouldn't matter if I did. I am sure your color has changed quite a bit since new. In '77 Sea Ray put about a 9"x9" American flag decal on both sides of the hull near the stern. My decals looked faded and I took them off when I bought the boat in '99. Boy had the blue hull faded and no amount of rubbing out brought the blue back to match the blue under the flag decals. I had some scratches to repair and used something called Marinetex to fill them. You can buy a tube of color to tint the white paste with. Lesson learned, it takes more blue from the tube than you think you need to end up matching the hull. Best to try a little on the underside where it won't show. Thanks for sharing a picture of your boat. More pics would be appreciated! Just FYI, my boat was a restoration job. Luckily there were NO holes drilled anywhere in the gel coat that weren't factory. No radios, depth finders, stereo speakers or lights hanging from the walls or ceiling inside. No rod holders, drink holders, etc. drilled on deck. The teak was nearly black but came back beautifully with paint stripper and a scotch brite pad. I didn't sand any of it. I keep it up by stripping and refinishing about every 3 years with satin varathane. The fake wood grain and white paper on the cabinets and walls was all in awful shape. I recovered it all including the bathroom with wood grain and almond colored formica. Redid the outside of the cabin in back with almond formica as well. A 1,000% improvement and virtually impervious to stains and scratches. My boat had been in a marine environment and all the chrome zamak fittings were corroded. A total of 75 to be exact. Replaced all of them. Wish I had used stainless but in '99 chrome zamak fitting were so much cheaper than stainless and I was able to do the whole job for something like $250 instead of around $800 for SS, IIRC. I use our boat in fresh water (slightly brackish sometimes) only and keep it in a fully enclosed RV building so it stays looking fresh. So many of these old Sea Rays, especially the fly bridge models, are derelict in junk yards, forgotten storage yards or out in someone's back 40 on rusty trailers with flat tires mired in mud. Summer is almost here, enjoy your beautiful boat and thanks again for sharing a pic.

ChrisK
 
Hey Brother, LOVE your boat! It's a beauty. I love seeing these old boats on trailers with no bottom paint. I don't know how you do it with that roller trailer though. I had an SRV220 hardtop for a while on a roller trailer and by the time it stopped rolling off when launching it was so far out I had to wade out to unhook the winch cable. Not fun on a cold morning heading out fishing. Anyway, I have no idea if there is a name to the color and it probably wouldn't matter if I did. I am sure your color has changed quite a bit since new. In '77 Sea Ray put about a 9"x9" American flag decal on both sides of the hull near the stern. My decals looked faded and I took them off when I bought the boat in '99. Boy had the blue hull faded and no amount of rubbing out brought the blue back to match the blue under the flag decals. I had some scratches to repair and used something called Marinetex to fill them. You can buy a tube of color to tint the white paste with. Lesson learned, it takes more blue from the tube than you think you need to end up matching the hull. Best to try a little on the underside where it won't show. Thanks for sharing a picture of your boat. More pics would be appreciated! Just FYI, my boat was a restoration job. Luckily there were NO holes drilled anywhere in the gel coat that weren't factory. No radios, depth finders, stereo speakers or lights hanging from the walls or ceiling inside. No rod holders, drink holders, etc. drilled on deck. The teak was nearly black but came back beautifully with paint stripper and a scotch brite pad. I didn't sand any of it. I keep it up by stripping and refinishing about every 3 years with satin varathane. The fake wood grain and white paper on the cabinets and walls was all in awful shape. I recovered it all including the bathroom with wood grain and almond colored formica. Redid the outside of the cabin in back with almond formica as well. A 1,000% improvement and virtually impervious to stains and scratches. My boat had been in a marine environment and all the chrome zamak fittings were corroded. A total of 75 to be exact. Replaced all of them. Wish I had used stainless but in '99 chrome zamak fitting were so much cheaper than stainless and I was able to do the whole job for something like $250 instead of around $800 for SS, IIRC. I use our boat in fresh water (slightly brackish sometimes) only and keep it in a fully enclosed RV building so it stays looking fresh. So many of these old Sea Rays, especially the fly bridge models, are derelict in junk yards, forgotten storage yards or out in someone's back 40 on rusty trailers with flat tires mired in mud. Summer is almost here, enjoy your beautiful boat and thanks again for sharing a pic.

ChrisK
Berryessa is a beautiful lake. I'll stop by and say hello if I see your cool boat out and about
 

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