Official 1998 Sea Ray Sundancer 290 Thread

Hi All, New to CSR. My transom hatch cover is disintegrating. Anyone know of a 290-320 being parted out or know of a good fiberglass guy?
 
Hi All, New to CSR. My transom hatch cover is disintegrating. Anyone know of a 290-320 being parted out or know of a good fiberglass guy?
No sure where you are located. If near Michigan, I would remove it and bring it to Mid Michigan Fiberglass or Envision Boat Works. You could probably ship it to them too. They are phenomenal!
 
I measured and it didn't look like it was possible. I had to pull the port engine anyway so I removed the generator after it was out. Not fun even then.
Exactly what I was afraid of! I was hoping I could remove manifold, remote oil filter and get lucky.
 
No sure where you are located. If near Michigan, I would remove it and bring it to Mid Michigan Fiberglass or Envision Boat Works. You could probably ship it to them too. They are phenomenal!
Great info! Thanks for the tip!
 
Exactly what I was afraid of! I was hoping I could remove manifold, remote oil filter and get lucky.
It’s confirmed the generator will NOT come out of my 1998 290 Sundancer W/5.7 with port engine in place! Even with manifold, remote oil filter and power steering reservoir moved.
 

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Hi All, New to CSR. My transom hatch cover is disintegrating. Anyone know of a 290-320 being parted out or know of a good fiberglass guy?
Same issue. Cracking and need gelcoat work. Looking for someone in NJ. I have removed the hatch already.
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Same issue. Cracking and need gelcoat work. Looking for someone in NJ. I have removed the hatch already.
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I have a great guy doing my fiberglass repair and gelcoat in Toms River NJ for ya, he is doing my repair right now. I hit a channel marker at night and O Man, that sucked
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Awesome guy. When ya call just let him know got his name from jeff, 98 290 sundancer that he working on now

Keep us updated on how that turns out, I'm out on long Island and maybe to far to get it to him, but I was contemplating getting my soft deck on my bow fixed but the price hasn't been right.
 
Just came here to say the QUICKSILVER QA1953R-23P as my replacement port prop, at $500-$600 bucks for an ALUMINUM prop is just dumb..... and I NEVER complain about the cost of boating.
 
Just came here to say the QUICKSILVER QA1953R-23P as my replacement port prop, at $500-$600 bucks for an ALUMINUM prop is just dumb..... and I NEVER complain about the cost of boating.
That's actually a pretty good price for that prop. That prop is MUCH bigger than most aluminum props (being a Bravo II). Mercury's props (in this case, under the QS brand) are known to be very good props (better metal, more "exacting" build quality, etc). You can probably find less expensive, lesser name props, though. But you shouldn't compare the pricing of a B2 prop to "normal" props.
 
That's actually a pretty good price for that prop. That prop is MUCH bigger than most aluminum props (being a Bravo II). Mercury's props (in this case, under the QS brand) are known to be very good props (better metal, more "exacting" build quality, etc). You can probably find less expensive, lesser name props, though. But you shouldn't compare the pricing of a B2 prop to "normal" props.
I love that it will be an OEM QS prop, I guess I just didn't know that B2 props were so specific, and if I ever needed to find a cheaper prop, it seems not many other companies make them in that size.
 
I love that it will be an OEM QS prop, I guess I just didn't know that B2 props were so specific, and if I ever needed to find a cheaper prop, it seems not many other companies make them in that size.
You are right in that there isn't a huge selection of B2 props out there. The B2 is an EXCELLENT drive - but once the B3 gained popularity the B2 sort of went by the wayside. Regardless, it is a very stout, reliable drive and offers A LOT more bite/push in the water than a regular drive like an Alpha. Even the gears inside the drive are massively larger than the Alpha.
 

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