I have Dog Bounty Hunter's Boat, Need Blueprints!

Discussion in 'Fiberglass/Wood/Gelcoat Repair' started by 270_SLX_guy, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. 270_SLX_guy

    270_SLX_guy New Member

    6
    Feb 24, 2021
    2006 Sea Ray 270 SLX. 8.2 Mag Upgrade.
    8.2 Mag, Bravo Drive
    Aloha Club!

    Asking help, need hull blueprints! Manufacturer refuses to share with customers.

    1. 2006 Sea Ray SLX 270.

    2. Waterlogged floatation foam, under the deck. I believe its from rain that entered some screw holes in bilge area in ski storage, and also at one (1x) exposed foam-fill plug when the batteries were dead and pumps not running. Probably sat for about a year, filling up with rain under the deck area.

    3. WILLING TO PAY FOR BASIC HULL BLUEPRINTS!

    Hawaii has little to no repair support for this issue, no dehumidifier booths, stuck on an island, etc. (I have purchase expensive professional dehumidifiers for DIY work) so I just need location of bulkheads. NO, I'm not willing to tear open the decks until I try a less-destructive method first...

    Otherwise great boat, has been upgraded to newer 8.2 Mag, runs and goes!

    Hope someone can steer me in the right direction! Am happy to share outcomes of my endeavor if I can get some traction!

    Appreciate all....
     
  2. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Well-Known Member

    830
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Welcome aboard not too familiar with the boat but I am very familiar with repair process to a wet core ,in your case it’s foam not really sure if any amount of dehumidification tools actually going to dry that out , unfortunately I feel you have to carve out that foam then use the dehumidifiers to dry the hull and then re-foam and repair the deck on top. foam is not like wood it will hold moisture indefinitely when it is a close environment. There is a company called dry boat stateside that is known and very good for drying wood hulls but we’re only talking about a balsa core here, and still takes
    6 to 8 weeks of 24 hour a day dehumidifying and drying of the core with high volume air pumps with drill holes all over the boat unfortunately with foam , when it becomes saturated the only fix is to remove it. Chances are if it’s been there for a number of years any wood that the foam came in contact with is rotted as well. Good luck
     
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  3. 270_SLX_guy

    270_SLX_guy New Member

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    Feb 24, 2021
    2006 Sea Ray 270 SLX. 8.2 Mag Upgrade.
    8.2 Mag, Bravo Drive
    Thanks Joeyleggz, appreciate the response! You are a good Samaritan for sharing your knowledge with a stranger Sir. Advice heard.

    Still hoping for those blueprints so I know whats under there and the areas to be aware of, scooping foam or otherwise.... anyone?
     
  4. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Well-Known Member

    830
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
  5. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    SeaRay can’t help with with the blueprints?
     
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  6. Mig22

    Mig22 Member

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    Apr 24, 2016
    Enjoying life on the water
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    8.1 S Horizons
    Aloha,

    Maybe explore the Sea Ray owners site https://www.searay.com/us/en/owners.html ....there you can find the models parts manual which will contain some drawings that may help...

    As far as drying foam, there is not a good way to - it only can be dried by containing it in a aired environment with the moisture being drawn out over a lengthy period of time and then any damage to the structural components will still exist and need addressed


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  7. 270_SLX_guy

    270_SLX_guy New Member

    6
    Feb 24, 2021
    2006 Sea Ray 270 SLX. 8.2 Mag Upgrade.
    8.2 Mag, Bravo Drive
    dwna1a:

    Not "can't" provide blueprints...but won't.

    They cited that "Boats over 5 years old, and off warranty, are off the table for Blue Prints."

    They cited "liability issues" by giving owners blueprints, which I don't understand because nobody is blaming them. I just needed some help.

    I offered to have my lawyer draft up a "no liability clause" if they'll release the prints. They still refused.

    They suggested I try go through the dealer but added "still, there is guarantee that we'll release the prints, even to the dealer".
     
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  8. 270_SLX_guy

    270_SLX_guy New Member

    6
    Feb 24, 2021
    2006 Sea Ray 270 SLX. 8.2 Mag Upgrade.
    8.2 Mag, Bravo Drive
  9. 270_SLX_guy

    270_SLX_guy New Member

    6
    Feb 24, 2021
    2006 Sea Ray 270 SLX. 8.2 Mag Upgrade.
    8.2 Mag, Bravo Drive
    Thank you for the drawing and info! I don't where you guys get this stuff from, but I'm sure glad I came. It was Sea Ray who recommended I try here!
     
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  10. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Well-Known Member

    830
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Thank you brother I might just hold you to that ,Mahalo!!!
     
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