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Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by EL PATRON, Dec 14, 2021.


    EL PATRON New Member

    Oct 14, 2021
    Sydney Australia
    Sundancer 540
    Cummins QCS 600 with Zeus Pods

    My name is Ainsley, I live in Sydney Australia and I recently bought a 2013 540 Sundancer.
    The boat runs Cummins QSC 600s with Zeus pods. The engines have 490 hours on them
    as the boat, while built in 2013, did not come to Australia until 2015. Apparently it was stored in the US for 18 months for reasons unknown to me.

    I am thoroughly enjoying the boat. I have had to attend to some failing hull fitting, a/c and desalination maintenance issues, but in general she is performing very well.
    Engines and pods are in great shape with respective inspections and oil analysis indicating nothing lurking in either at the time of purchase.

    I do have an issue and have posted a separate thread concerning the absence of the Five Forty decals located on either side of hardtop arches just below the Sundancer name. Hopefully someone can assist with that.

    Great to be onboard.

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  2. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    12.5kw Genset
    Welcome aboard! There are many here who love to help out with any issue you may come up with. As for the decal's, give a Marine Max dealer a call and they probably have your year in stock. But I always say Google is your friend, might take a few try's but I found many. Not sure what yours looked like exactly. Again welcome to the forums!
  3. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    '91 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    I have seen many decals, badges, name plates, etc on EBay. Redid all mine from there. Give EBay a look see.
    If you have shops down there that make boat names out of vinyl; take them a picture off the net and the dimensions and they can probably make a duplicate from scratch. They amazing what they can do with a pc.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2021
  4. Mauler34Rod

    Mauler34Rod Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 26, 2020
    Lake Michigan IL/IN
    2001 380 Sundancer, Raymarine radar, chart plotter and gps
    454 MPII Mercruiser w/ V Drives
    Welcome to the forum. You will find many fellow CSR members willing to help. As others have stated Google is your friend.
  5. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Welcome to the club. I guess boating season is just starting for the summer down under.
  6. Tripsdad

    Tripsdad Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 27, 2019
    Long Island, NY
    2006 360 Sundancer
    T 8.1L Horizons
    Welcome to the forum and good luck with the “new to you” boat.
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  7. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Congratulations and good luck with the new boat!
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  8. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Is it possible that the 540 in Australia, is normally called a 545/555 or such and maybe the decals were taken off for just that reason?
    As others have said, welcome aboard.
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  9. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    Good on ya mate!
    Welcome to CSR

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