Official 1998 Sea Ray Sundancer 290 Thread

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  1. 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
    Here is pics for anybody having same issue. 2 fuses are behind the puprple wire. Also included board # 20200915_103819.jpg 20200915_103843.jpg 20200915_104225.jpg 20200915_104234.jpg
     
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  2. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Great news! Congrats, and thanks for letting us know how to resolve it.
     
  3. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Speaking of fuses...I was having an issue with one of my two port/house batteries, which also turned out to be fuse-related. The inline fuse holder was corroded inside, so even though the fuse looked fine, one of the two paralleled batteries wasn't being charged by my AC converter. After originally checking out the fuse, and figuring it was ok, I thought it was the negative cable connection, which was very loose. Then when the battery was still dying on me, I thought maybe something was draining that one battery...but the one it's connected to wasn't getting low, which didn't make sense. That's when I decide to actually check the voltage from the AC converter to the battery in question, which turned out to be 0 volts. I obviously should have checked that originally, instead of just looking at the fuse (duh). Anyway, I replaced the inline fuse holder & fuse yesterday, and got 15.5V from the AC converter. Reconnected everything and hoping I should be good to go now.
     
  4. 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
    That feeling ya get when you fix something on a boat that you know nothing about and didnt have to kiss the ring of the boat mechanic and promise your first born Supermanflying.png
     
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  5. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Exactly!! Lol
     
  6. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    WOW that's great. Good info for when this happens to someone else. :)
     
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  7. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    If you feel bad about that I'll start a Go Fund Me you can donate to. :D
     
  8. 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
    It could always be worse. We could all own a bayliner.....
     
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  9. 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
    Question to the 98 290 group. While working on my ac unit i thought of a good idea. I have a ac vent in the back bedroom. I do not use this area for sleeping but mainly use it for storage of stuff like grill, pads and such. Has any done or seen done re routing this vent to the cockpit area. Like somewhere by the captains helm? Would be nice to have ac in the outside area especially since i have a full camper top. Is this a good idea. Think if i drill a 3 inch hole and add a vent somewhere. i can either t off that line or eliminate it completely from that room. Any thoughts
     
  10. Tacoma290

    Tacoma290 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    372
    Oct 5, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    340 Sundancer 2007
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    A few words of caution:
    • Yes you could move the outlet to the cockpit. But the amount of air from one grille will only provide a small amount of cooling capacity. With the amount of isinglass and glass, the grille would provide some relief but likely not enough to make a large real world difference. Just know that you will spend quite a bit effort for not much effect. And you would be taking away capacity from the cabin, unless you find some manual damper system to direct the air to either the back bedroom or the cockpit.
    • Covering the grille in the back bedroom may make your AC unit perform worse. If you blank off that one grille, not all of that air will go to the other grilles; the result will be less overall airflow across the coil in the AC unit. This will make it short cycle more often (shortens the life of the unit). The back bedroom is open to the cabin and the cooling of the cabin is the result of all the grilles working in tandem, so I would not suggest blanking it off. It would be different if the door was normally closed and very tight.
     
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  11. 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
    Great. Thanks for the imput. I do leave the back room vent open. Never thought about the the effort vs effect.
     
  12. Tacoma290

    Tacoma290 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    372
    Oct 5, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    340 Sundancer 2007
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    You bet! That's why you were smart to put the question out there. Everyone on the forum brings expertise in something, and its always useful to spitball an idea. Keep on boating, Jeff!
     
  13. cobras281

    cobras281 New Member

    22
    Nov 9, 2015
    Howell, Nj
    1999 290 Sundancer
    twin 5.0
    Who has replaced the brittle foam/rubber at the bottom of the windshield that covers the screws?? also how about switch panels?
     
  14. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    I did all of that on our old boat, there is a taylormade part number that replaces the foam on the windshield and I did the switch panels from FP marine including all the switches. Made a huge difference in the look. If you go back in this thread a couple years you should find the taylormade part number
     
  15. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    I cleaned out my sump box and didn't realize the screen was missing, until I saw your post, so thanks for including the pic. Do you know if there's a replacement screen available somewhere?
     
  16. 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
    Good luck finding it. I just did a search and didnt find anything. Believe its a rule or attwood sub box. Ya can buy entire box for about $100 boat bucks. I would just make one.
     
  17. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    That rubber backing is nasty. When I pull my carpets up, there’s black rubber stuck on the deck that seems to get worse each time. I’m having Sea Deck made now, so I have to get all that black crap off the deck first. I just bought a portable pressure washer for starters. Any other suggestions for getting that stuff off, and prepping the deck?
     
  18. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Ok thanks for looking. I also had no luck. We just got the bought in June, so I’m not sure how long it’s been missing. Probably years. Maybe I’ll make something up, like you said.
     
  19. 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
    Shark, my carpets were the same way. I took them out. Brushed all loose stuff off, taped edge and used flex seal. You can roll or painbrush it. Worked awesome. 1 gal did all my carpets. $100 at home depot. Can use acetone to clean stuck black stuff up
     
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  20. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Hey Jeff, just an FYI. A boat buck is $1,000.00
     
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