Just bought a 1990 Sea Ray 160 in really good condition. It has the 3.0 Mercruiser... Previous owner said he had rarely used it in the 5 years he owned (a few hours per summer), and that the previous owner rarely used it also. Condition of the boat makes me believe it's true... There is no hour meter on the dash, but in the owner's manual it says that the hour meter is located in the hour meter box on the bilge bulkhead. I looked, but wasn't able to find it.
Does anyone know whether the small Sea Rays maybe did not have an hour meter installed? Or can some one give me better directions where to find it?
I find it hard to believe that in 1990, Sea Ray would build an I/O boat with no hour meter. (?)
just find it funny that the owner's manual says there is one in a box somewhere by the engine... either this particular boat doesn't have one, or me (and the previous owner) haven't found it. The owner's manual covers several sea ray models, so I guess it's possible that the meter part only applies to other models...
no biggie, I bought the boat anyway, but of course if it's got one there somewhere, who wouldn't want to know what the meter reads??
Try looking under the stern pad on the port side. Mine was tucked in the area where the original cover top/canopy is stored. It is a hour meter and reset switch all in one.
Mine is a 1990 190BR so it might be the same.