Been doing a bunch of electrical/electronics/appearance upgrades. Just did arch/cockpit lighting

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by bracketracer, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Bayou340

    Bayou340 Member

    49
    Feb 26, 2018
    340 Sundancer, 2000
    Inboard Mercruiser 7.4 MPI' with V Drives
    What bulbs/bases did you use for the tacs? I swapped everything out with led bulbs and new bases. All of the gauges light up except for the tacs. I tried flipping the bulbs 180 degrees, that did nothing. I noticed that the bulbs in the tacs are labeled PC194 with a gray base while all the other gauges are PC161with a black base.
     
  2. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member

    531
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Weird. All of my bulbs/bases were the same. I'll be up on it today. Just went back into pic archives. Yeah, these were what I used for all

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  3. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Well-Known Member

    673
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    I added a extra light in the arch on my 98 290. It is installed in the access panel. Makes it so much brighter. I also added a extra light under the rear seat. Super easy upgrade 20191005_181234.jpg 20191005_185221.jpg
     
  4. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member

    531
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    So I was debating on whether to start a new thread or just continue on with this one, since most of what I'm doing this year is cosmetic, other than installing a pair of Fox gateways so that I can get engine data up to the screens.

    Updated all of the emblems, destriped the whole hull, replaced cockpit sink, replaced canvas with black.

    Pictures kind of suck, since I'm jammed pretty tight into the building.

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  5. jzanthony

    jzanthony Active Member

    225
    Aug 17, 2015
    Port Lambton, ON Lake St Clair
    99 Sea Ray 380 DA, 2019 SeaDoo RXT230
    7.4 Horizons
    Looks amazing, well done.

    with out the top stripe and new emblems really changes the look. Your tops look great as well.

    Jamie
     
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  6. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member

    531
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing it in the water from a bit of a distance.
     
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  7. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member

    531
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Now that are no more gold/brass emblems anywhere up top, had to change knobs. Pretty good look, I'm thinking.
     

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  8. Bear Paws

    Bear Paws Member

    83
    Aug 29, 2010
    Chicago - Lake Michigan
    2017 57 Predator
    Volvo IPS 950’s
    Where did you find the knobs?
     
  9. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member

    531
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
  10. Bear Paws

    Bear Paws Member

    83
    Aug 29, 2010
    Chicago - Lake Michigan
    2017 57 Predator
    Volvo IPS 950’s
  11. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member

    531
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    No prob at all. I was up there doing some work on it today, and fondled them a little bit.
     
  12. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member

    531
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Finally got the angle right for a before/after comparison shot of the updates.

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    Got the MarineTeak table in also

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  13. tdb380Ray

    tdb380Ray Member

    44
    Jun 21, 2018
    380 Sundancer 2001
    8.1's
    I have the exact same boat and thank you for sharing all of your mods. I have adopted a few like the led lights and USB for accessory ports. I installed an axiom on the side and SeatalkNG converter which allow it to talk to all of the old stuff. Does yours have the 8.1's? I installed vesselview Bluetooth and it works great to get engine data, codes, and actual hours?

    Also, When you pulled the fridge, was the coax for cable from the transom drop ran to a splitter there? They disconnected mine when they put satellite in and Id like to put an AB switch in but cannot find where they put the wire and with the fridge in impossible to reach down there.

    Finally, where did you get that sink at, its perfect! Nice canvas, I also swapped to black from the Tan and it is like a new boat!

    Please keep updating here these are great mods for this great boat!
     
  14. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member

    531
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    So, I have the 7.4 Horizons, and will be installing the Fox Marine gateway to get engine data over to the screens.

    And yep, on the splitter behind the fridge. Honestly, the fridge is really easy to pull. First time kinda sucked, but now it's a 5-10 minute job to get back there.

    Sink (You'll likely have to do a little bit of trimming): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002IZDMWI
    Faucet: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JZ3BY8O


    And thanks! I love this thing.
     
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  15. chris sirizzotti

    chris sirizzotti Member

    117
    Feb 6, 2019
    2003 300DA SUNDANCER
    MERCRUISER 5.0 W/BRAVO III
    Have running some audio cables from the radio to my amp which runs behind the sofa in my 2003 sundancer 300. Any one knowhow to remove the back part o the bench? im assuming once this is done will have some access. any tips or how toos appreciated thanks
     
  16. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    on the 380, when you remove the seat bottom it exposes a handful of screws, remove those and then the back lifts off to remove
     
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  17. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member

    531
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Yep, about a 1-minute exercise with a power driver
     
  18. chris sirizzotti

    chris sirizzotti Member

    117
    Feb 6, 2019
    2003 300DA SUNDANCER
    MERCRUISER 5.0 W/BRAVO III
    How's the bottom bench lift off? Mine slides out to make a bed. It only pulls out a certian amount and then stops. any pics?
     
  19. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member

    531
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Not sure on yours. Mine has a two separate bottom cushions, and they just pull right off

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  20. chris sirizzotti

    chris sirizzotti Member

    117
    Feb 6, 2019
    2003 300DA SUNDANCER
    MERCRUISER 5.0 W/BRAVO III
    aw ok yea mine little different.
     

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