Looking for help with a 1979 245
After an embarrassing amount of time sitting awaiting trailer repair, a SunRunner 245 I purchased some years ago here in Boise, ID, is finally able to hit the water. This vessel is a hardtop model that does not have the flybridge. Fortunately, the OMC 5.0 and Stringer 800 outdrive have been well maintained even though the vessel has only floated once since I've owned it. I plan to put it in the water this year, even though it is no longer my main boat, and see how it's doing these days.
This is a project boat in that my original intention was to procure a flybridge for it and then gut and remodel the interior. To my complete lack of surprise, finding a suitable flybridge to graft onto it has been impossible, although the shop that has been maintaining the boat since I bought it tells me that any flybridge from similar vessels of that size and vintage (Bayliner and Sea Ray were specifically mentioned) could likely be made to work.
I'm dubious, but perhaps others in this forum who've had experience with this vessel can offer insight. Even though I have another boat now, if a flybridge can be found, this is still a project I'd like to work on as time permits, the thinking being that the boat would then be good for going out on Puget Sound when I'm up that way. Thanks!