View Full Version : 1971 Sea Ray Pachanga 18`

03-09-2008, 07:20 PM
Here are some photos of a boat I`m doing for a buddy. It`s a 1971 Sea Ray Pachanga jet drive boat that was in storage for many years.

Hull was very chalky and dull on the horizontal surfaces.


3M Marine Compound, wool compounding pad, 2200 rpm

That didn`t do it, still a lot of chalkiness, so wet sand a little

Repeat compunding step, a few passes.

3M Finesse-It Finishing Material, Blue Edge foam, 1500 rpm.

Meguiars Flagship wax, LC white pad, PC, speed 4










03-12-2008, 03:37 PM
That looks very nice, I was always into boats as a kid, my Dad had a 22` Powerquest, 20` Switzer, and a 22` Donzi over the years. Boats are fun, but not so fun to detail hehe.

03-12-2008, 04:47 PM
I agree .... this think kicked my butt but it was a good project. I`m thinking of posting more photos in the Click and Brag because I just finished the remainder.

Thanks for your comments.

03-12-2008, 05:17 PM
I had a Pachanga in the past and it was the same color except the interior was white. Many great memories, thanks. It burned about 30 gallons per hour (small block or big block) and had a 30 gallon tank. Not great for long rides! I hope you have a chance for full pictures.

Nice work, it looks beautiful!

03-12-2008, 07:30 PM
I hope you have a chance for full pictures.

Thanks for the comments ... after I finished I posted in the Click and Brag section as this Marine section doesn`t seem to get much traffic.


This boat has a lot of modifications done to it, including a lot to the motor (supposedly dyno`ed at 500HP) and 60 gallon tank by previous owner. Supposedly, at full throttle it drinks close to a gallon a minute :wow:

03-14-2008, 09:01 AM
Thanks, went and saw the remainder of the pics. Had it said "Fantasy Island" across the stern it would have been my old boat. It needs the horsepower, that is one heavy hull and should have never been propelled by a squirter.