My project boat pics

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by albernifisher, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    Since It's going to be a long cold winter I thought I would share updates on my project boat.She's a 1983 24 1/2' searay.
    Here is what she lookeed like

    So there is not many pics yet but I'm working on it,
  2. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

  3. lordofthesprings

    lordofthesprings Well-Known Member

    thats a nice pod where was it welded ?
  4. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    The pod was built in sooke,his name is Derek and he does alot of work at Park Isle Marine. Most pods are 3/16 alum he uses 1/4"
  5. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    That ol SEARAY is going to fly thru the water now good job on the pod too as i see some things things he did right on it, you may need to add some wight in the ass end later on as I had to really experiment when i built mine. e-mail me as ive been thru all this...

    Good luck Wolf
  6. Lipripper

    Lipripper Active Member

    I see you got the pod on it this week...... thought that was yours driving by the last couple weeks. Looking good
  7. Hookin'up

    Hookin'up Well-Known Member

    Curiousity Question, when you remove the old I/O does the transom hole get filled in or does the pod cover it up and seal it off, I guess
    it would be convienent to run the controls thru there and up thru the pod tho
  8. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    This is the third boat I've podded,the first two pods were installed over the leg hole.They had mercrusier legs,this one had a omc leg which left a huge hole in the transom which the pod wouldn't cover so I had to glass it up
  9. Jeep09

    Jeep09 Member

    love those old Searays
  10. wolf

    wolf Well-Known Member

    DOT wants you to cover the holes up your better off having the controls go out the back as you dont want ANY water getting into the pods wee bit ass heavy!!! LOL
  11. Hit em Hard

    Hit em Hard Member


  12. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    Just got back from Sooke with the boat,looks great.Now I just have to find a decent motor with a 30'' leg
  13. Finished Business

    Finished Business Well-Known Member

    Great looking build so far. Curious as well, more so about displacement when removing I/O and podding. I imagine the I/O's are considerably heavier than the O/B you are installing (true/false?). Regardless thats a fair amount of weight to put a further 2ft behind the transom. Long story short do you have to weight the bow or hull to counter that weight now sitting on the back?

    I am a machinest by trade so metal is no stranger to me, but how is the bond created to mount the pod to the glass boat? Are there metal flanges that are glassed over to secure it? Bolted to the transom?

    I like the choice in your build platform, great looking boat!
  14. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    the pod is bolted through and sikaflexed to the transom.The boat lost around 700 lbs when I removed the motor/leg and then gained 80 lbs with the pod.
  15. wildthing

    wildthing Well-Known Member

    what size OB you going to put on her???

    and now you have a whooping great big fish box or extra fuel tank cell for long offshore

    all the best on the build

    keep the updates coming
  16. pescador

    pescador Well-Known Member

    Ditto on the love old Sea Rays. Class boat, I remember in the early 80's that was THE dream boat for me. Still a great looking vessel. Congrats man.......
  17. Hookin'up

    Hookin'up Well-Known Member

    how about some before and after of the inner cavity as well,
    what are your plans for all that space created with removing the inboard?
    fuel tank? storage? water tanks?.............. hottub;)
  18. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

  19. Lipripper

    Lipripper Active Member

    Might do RS...

    300... [​IMG]

    It is a beautiful boat...Drove by not less than 4 times while it was in the yard down here... drooled.
  20. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a 250-300 optimax or etec,anyone have success with rebuilt outboards?how many hours can you expect to get out of them?All the room where the engine was... not sure what to do yet.It's big enough to stick a double size mattress down there!

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