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Hey Dag,

That is a very nice looking boat! Good Luck with it.
I am so glad to find some other Sun Runner owners on a forum. We bought, what is registered as a 1986 310SB, but it doesnt match any 1986 Sun Runner, let alone a 310. So we are finishing up the outdrive replacements today. Water tested the port side and it fired up ok. Water pumping fine and shifts ok. Starboard side starter dead. Replacing today and hope to get her in the water this week. See pictures below. I have manuals for the AQ260/290A single prop out drives. the original owners manual, wiring diagram, etc. If anyone needs something, let me know.

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Please, all of the above and most important the manual or anything that can help me disect the boat from electric to plumbing would be great. Please let me know I cannot find anything anywhere.
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Just became the owner of a 87 Sun Runner 190. 4 cyl Volvo Penta (151aq). Needs work but is a sound boat and everything appears to be there. Dual solex carbs need a rebuild... ordered the rebuild kits already. There's a lot I need to check out before I can safely take it out on the water. Original upholstery is in pretty tough shape. Wife wants a Bimini top for it so I will have to locate one that will fit. Was stored indoors for more than 10 years. Has been resurrected and kept indoors since. I don't currently have indoor storage for it so I made a frame that fits over the cockpit area with a good quality waterproof tarp to keep it dry. Have a new temporary garage (Shelter Logic) to put up to work on it. Needs upholstery work, wife just got new sewing machine so we are going to try to make replacement vinyls... using an original seat cover to disassemble for patterns. Colors were background white, medium blue band, with baby blue accent. Looking forward to working on it but it needs to warm up a bit first. (Maine) I'd love a manual if I can find one. I'm looking forward to playing with carbureted engines again... it's been soo long.
Trying to figure out what to add for electronics... radio, gps-nav, sonar. Looks like the electronics could easily cost as much as I've already spent to buy the boat and trailer.
 

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Just became the owner of a 87 Sun Runner 190. 4 cyl Volvo Penta (151aq). Needs work but is a sound boat and everything appears to be there. Dual solex carbs need a rebuild... ordered the rebuild kits already. There's a lot I need to check out before I can safely take it out on the water. Original upholstery is in pretty tough shape. Wife wants a Bimini top for it so I will have to locate one that will fit. Was stored indoors for more than 10 years. Has been resurrected and kept indoors since. I don't currently have indoor storage for it so I made a frame that fits over the cockpit area with a good quality waterproof tarp to keep it dry. Have a new temporary garage (Shelter Logic) to put up to work on it. Needs upholstery work, wife just got new sewing machine so we are going to try to make replacement vinyls... using an original seat cover to disassemble for patterns. Colors were background white, medium blue band, with baby blue accent. Looking forward to working on it but it needs to warm up a bit first. (Maine) I'd love a manual if I can find one. I'm looking forward to playing with carbureted engines again... it's been soo long.
Trying to figure out what to add for electronics... radio, gps-nav, sonar. Looks like the electronics could easily cost as much as I've already spent to buy the boat and trailer.
hi. I think I’m about to buy the same boat. I’m having trouble finding out the exact model. It’s a 1987 16’ inboard with Volvo penta drive. It’s in great shape and needs a wash and wax. Everything works great. Mines an AQ131A Volvo. It’s only my second boat so excited to go pick it up and check it over. If you find anything out about these beauties you care to pass on I’m all ears. Good luck and enjoy!
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Hi guys I’m wondering if anyone knows this model of Sun Runner. It’s a 1987 16’ with Volvo penta AQ131A motor. I’m pretty excited to get it and give it a good scrub and a wax. Should look amazing. It runs like new abs interior is in great shape as well.
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Hi guys I’m wondering if anyone knows this model of Sun Runner. It’s a 1987 16’ with Volvo penta AQ131A motor. I’m pretty excited to get it and give it a good scrub and a wax. Should look amazing. It runs like new abs interior is in great shape as well. View attachment 183094 View attachment 183095 View attachment 183096
hi. I think I’m about to buy the same boat. I’m having trouble finding out the exact model. It’s a 1987 16’ inboard with Volvo penta drive. It’s in great shape and needs a wash and wax. Everything works great. Mines an AQ131A Volvo. It’s only my second boat so excited to go pick it up and check it over. If you find anything out about these beauties you care to pass on I’m all ears. Good luck and enjoy! View attachment 183091 View attachment 183092 View attachment 183093
hi. I think I’m about to buy the same boat. I’m having trouble finding out the exact model. It’s a 1987 16’ inboard with Volvo penta drive. It’s in great shape and needs a wash and wax. Everything works great. Mines an AQ131A Volvo. It’s only my second boat so excited to go pick it up and check it over. If you find anything out about these beauties you care to pass on I’m all ears. Good luck and enjoy! View attachment 183091 View attachment 183092 View attachment 183093
Looks very similar to mine except for the seating area... mine seats up to 8. Your vinyl seating looks like it's in very good shape. Mine is completely shot. If the price seems right to you then go for it. Just don't pay too much for it... remember it is a 1987 and parts for it can be difficult to find... including engine parts!
 

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Looks very similar to mine except for the seating area... mine seats up to 8. Your vinyl seating looks like it's in very good shape. Mine is completely shot. If the price seems right to you then go for it. Just don't pay too much for it... remember it is a 1987 and parts for it can be difficult to find... including engine parts!
Seating in mine is all behind the windscreen... there is a stow-away spot under the front for gear and/or porta-potty, hatch access to front top. Mine is a 190 = 19 feet, yours should be a 160. Mine has slightly larger motor but is a bit heavier... they should have similar performance and range.
 

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Hey everyone. A Sunrunner Google search has lead me here. Grabbed a 79 sunrunner for a trade worth about 300 bucks. Really excited to work on it. Overall in pretty amazing shape for how old it is. Right now, trying to determine if the motor is seized or not. It's got the Volvo AQ200d. Which I've determined to be a chevy 305. I'm pumped to have read through this forum and learn that sunrunner made an all fiberglass boat and they were really well made.
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Sunrunner 195b

Hi Guys.

I just bought a 1988 Sunrunner 195b. I am very impressed so far.
I have the original owners manual.
The address on the back is :
S. 6102 Hayford Road
P.O. Box 19096
Spokane, WA 99219
509-244-3611

Haven't tried the number.
Hi,

Does anyone have a "picture" or layout photo of the old Sunrunner 195 CV (1990) bottom structure? I have that boat but it has been driven on rocks and
 

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Hello. My friend just bought what seems to be a 1979 25ft Sunrunner with an enclosed bridge w/door that seals. Is that a command bridge? Like you, we are having a hard time finding pictures or info about these boats. The boat has two small windows on each side of the hull, a chevy 350, and pilots from the right side. Looks like the hull is all fiberglass including stringers, etc, and we can't wait to get it in the water. We are in Alaska so that isn't going to happen for a few months. Is that like your boat? I don't have any pictures on this computer but could you send pics of your boat? We are looking for info, manuals, etc about this boat. Thanks !! Joshua
I just saw this post I have a 1979 Sunrunner 22 foot I’m having an extremely hard time finding any single picture on the Internet of the same boat or any information maybe you could pass your knowledge onto me if you found out anything sure would appreciate it my phone number is 250-883-5002 I’m in BC Canada feel free to text will attach a picture of my boat View attachment 183114
 

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Hey everyone. A Sunrunner Google search has lead me here. Grabbed a 79 sunrunner for a trade worth about 300 bucks. Really excited to work on it. Overall in pretty amazing shape for how old it is. Right now, trying to determine if the motor is seized or not. It's got the Volvo AQ200d. Which I've determined to be a chevy 305. I'm pumped to have read through this forum and learn that sunrunner made an all fiberglass boat and they were really well made. View attachment 183099 View attachment 183100
I’m pretty sure we have the same boat but yours is hard top mine is 19 7922 foot I will attach a picture if you have any information that you can provide to me help me along my journey with my boat I would sure appreciate it my phone number is 250-883-5002 I’m in BC Canada thanks so much
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Hi , Ran across this forum while looking for sunrunner parts. I own a 245 offshore. I've only had it out of Monterey Bay a couple of times. It road very nice though. The boat is in pretty good shape for its age ( 1990) and runs good with the AQ 231A and duo prop. I too would love to find out more info on the boat and any manuals would be helpful. The wiring and the switches could use a little help. I would also like to know if I can put an enclosure on the cockpit if anyone knows of a set up that works. I should also mention that I have a tower on it, so that may make finding something a little more difficult.
One more thing... Anyone know where to get a new or rebuilt carb for the 305? looks like a rochester to me.

Thanks
Dan
I just purchased a 1987 220SB on a trailer for a "song." The hull seems solid, it's got an (original) 4.3 V6 Mercrusier Alpha on it. I'm up in Minnesota, so it's not hitting the launch until late April. I have much time to learn/investigate/repair. Just about everything makes sense so far. It came with two options a 1' long adapter to use a normal 120VAC cord, and a nice long yellow cord. Both 12V batteries are TOAST. I have not applied ANY electricity to anything until I can test safely. So a few questions: ShorePower - Does that also charge the 12V batteries? I see a few 120VAC outlets in the cuddy, but I'm actually afraid to power it up without knowing where it all goes. Looks like an after market battery selector is installed A/B/Both/Off switch. Assuming that's to save a battery for starting, after camping out a bit. I've heard rumor that this boat will never plane out with more than 2 adults on it? Any truth to that? Is a 4.3 underpowered for this task?

Any and all comments/suggestions GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks!

Jeff
I just purchased a 1987 220SB on a trailer for a "song." The hull seems solid, it's got an (original) 4.3 V6 Mercrusier Alpha on it. I'm up in Minnesota, so it's not hitting the launch until late April. I have much time to learn/investigate/repair. Just about everything makes sense so far. It came with two options a 1' long adapter to use a normal 120VAC cord, and a nice long yellow cord. Both 12V batteries are TOAST. I have not applied ANY electricity to anything until I can test safely. So a few questions: ShorePower - Does that also charge the 12V batteries? I see a few 120VAC outlets in the cuddy, but I'm actually afraid to power it up without knowing where it all goes. Looks like an after market battery selector is installed A/B/Both/Off switch. Assuming that's to save a battery for starting, after camping out a bit. I've heard rumor that this boat will never plane out with more than 2 adults on it? Any truth to that? Is a 4.3 underpowered for this task?

Any and all comments/suggestions GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks!

Jeff
Do you by chance have an owner's manual with that boat?
 

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Hi folks. New to the forum, new to boat ownership, clueless but enthusiastic.

My grandparents willed me their '88 195CV and I'm bringing it home tomorrow. It's been sitting inside a pole barn and hasn't been run in probably 15-20 years. I'm excited, but, I have no idea what I'm doing. It's going to take me a couple of weeks to clean it (mice) but when it comes to the electrical & mechanical systems, I'm not sure where to start or how to proceed.

If any of y'all are up in the Seattle area and take payment in cash and/or beer, I'd love some guidance.
 

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Sun Runner Quality

SunRunner Quality was by far (in my opinion) the best in the industry. From the lay up to the factory and the employees.

The "Old Man" wouldn't rest until he inspected every boat (practically) that was shipped. There were a few (very few) that went out as not as good as "the Olde Man" would have passed on. He took a personal interst and wanted to be known as the finest pleasure and fishing fiberglass boat manufacture around. Hence, the unusual construction techniques he was responsible for. He was a genius and a pioneer in modern boat building.

Hi idea for the dual hull came from a video we had watched at a Marine Manufacturers convention and his desire to make sure that if a boat of his was broken apart that any portion of that boat (no matter how small) would support several people in distress. This was accomplished at an originally high cost in R & D.

Getting the foam core mixture just right so it filled the vooids completely and not de-form the hull was something. We had as many as 50 per cent failure on the first several hundred boats - they were cut up and documented for our insurer so they never left the plant.

He insisted that each mold only have so many plugs pulled from it before it was replaced and these babies were not cheap!

I get back with more whenI have the time.

Wildbst
Does anyone have the original structural picture from the dual hull foam core structure of Sun Runner 195CV (1991) boat? Or does anyone knows where I could find it? I think that model was manufactured between 1884-1991 and probably the hull structure was same all that time.

Thanks
Arto
 
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