Sea Ray 205 Sport Porterville CA

Sea Ray's Sport series serves as a good introduction to the product line. The 205 Sport is a good all-around day boat with plenty of open deck space. It comes with enough standard power to tow boarders or skiers, and the boat can be customized by adding options like a wakeboard tower and SIRIUS Satellite Radio and by choosing from three cockpit layouts.

Success Marina
(559) 781-2078
30300 Highway 190
Porterville, CA
Services
Success Marina

Data Provided by:
Central Valley Mastercraft
(800) 993-7278
Call, eMail or visit the website
Tulare, CA
 
Vallely Boat Rentals
(949) 673-1440
508 S Bayfront
Newport Beach, CA
Services
Vallely Boat Rentals

Data Provided by:
Islandia Sportfishing
(619) 222-1164
1551 W Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA
Services
Islandia Sportfishing

Data Provided by:
Davey's Locker Sportfishing and Whale Watch Cruise
(949) 673-1434
400 Main Street
Newport Beach, CA
Services
Davey's Locker Sportfishing and Whale Watch Cruises

Data Provided by:
The Boat Shop
(559) 781-3000
30311 Avenue 160
Porterville, CA
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Bev's Boat Rentals
(209) 847-8586
14448 Tullock Dam Road
Jamestown, CA
Services
Bev's Boat Rentals

Data Provided by:
Sacramento Yacht Charters Llc
(916) 552-2933
110 L St
Sacramento, CA
Services
Sacramento Yacht Charters Llc

Data Provided by:
Orca Yacht Charters Inc
(949) 650-6722
2901 W Coast Hwy # 170
Newport Beach, CA
Services
Orca Yacht Charters Inc

Data Provided by:
Catamaran Resort Hotel
(800) 422-8386
3999 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA
Services
Catamaran Resort Hotel

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Sea Ray 205 Sport

Provided by:

Click here for more content from JDPower.com

Model Introduction
Sea Ray's Sport series serves as a good introduction to the product line. The 205 Sport is a good all-around day boat with plenty of open deck space. It comes with enough standard power to tow boarders or skiers, and the boat can be customized by adding options like a wakeboard tower and SIRIUS Satellite Radio and by choosing from three cockpit layouts.

Construction
The Sea Ray 205 Sport starts with a gelcoat applied to the mold, followed by chop and a solid fiberglass laminate (no coring) in the hull. Preformed foam stingers are encapsulated and tabbed to the hull with fiberglass, an excellent structural means of reinforcing the hull. The one-piece cockpit/deck is bonded to the stringers using an adhesive. A shoebox hull-to-deck joint is fastened with self-tapping screws drilled into a composite backing strip. A caulking compound seals the joint. The transom is cored with plywood"the important thing here for the manufacturer is to make sure the sterndrive cutout through the plywood is sealed and kept dry to prevent plywood end-grain water absorption and eventual rot. Sea Ray makes the point that the dense plywood absorbs vibrations better than foam, and it also saves the builder money.

Hull Design
The 205 Sport has a modified vee, hard-chine hull with 20 ° of transom deadrise.

Walkthrough
The 205 Sport has a molded swimplatform with an exposed (no hatch) 3-step boarding ladder. There's a handle to grab onto when climbing up the ladder out of the water. The test boat had the jump seat cockpit layout option with a back-to-back seat that lays out flat to serve as a lounge to port, and a pedestal seat to starboard at the helm.

Click here to read the rest of the article at JDPower.com