2014 SeaRay Sundancer 260 Bow Thruster question

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by HereAndThere, May 16, 2018.

  1. HereAndThere

    HereAndThere New Member

    May 15, 2018
    2014 Searay Sundancer 260
    Mercruiser 350 Mag
    looking at buying a 260 2014 sundancer. During sea trial the bow thruster would not engage. It would beep for several seconds and then go off. sales guy suggested that the battery was weak and need charging. We could not locate the battery, as I don't think it has a dedicated battery. But later I got a call when he plugged in the shore power that the bow thruster was working fine and just needed charging?
    thoughts? Is there a dedicated battery for bow thruster in this model? OR is the main battery low and just needed charging. Boat has been stored on the hard winterized for some time.
    thank you
  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Sorry don't know the answer to your question ......

    But add batteries to your list for them to confirm good with % life left before buying.

    At 4 years old the batteries should be about used up and they can run you a few $$$ apiece.
  3. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    If it is a Vetus, while it is beeping as you describe, you press the button again and it will engage. There definitely should be a separate battery for it.


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