Official 1998 Sea Ray Sundancer 290 Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by jamesgang, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    anytime. We love it, and really love the diesel power. I'm working my way through some maintenance, new gauges and toys, etc, but that was to be expected when getting into a new boat. In some ways I'm looking forward to the winter to do some outstanding preventative maintenance and get the gelcoat up to our standards in the spring.

    See the link below for what your oil pressure sender looks like. Lucky for you the senders are on the port side of each engine, just below the exhaust manifold and screwed into the block. On the starboard engine you can easily get a look at the sender by getting in between the engines. I'd check the wires there first.

    https://marineenginedepot.com/mercr...MI2p-2lNGA7AIVzcDICh0njAcQEAQYAyABEgJeC_D_BwE
     
  2. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Glad to hear you’re enjoying the new boat, and I’m sure you’ll keep yourself busy all winter with projects, which you obviously enjoy. Good for you, keep us posted.

    Thanks for the picture, and location of the oil pressure sender. I can definitely find that and check the wire there first. Did you just know the location from experience, or did you find that info somewhere, like a manual, etc?
     
  3. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    Yeah just from experience but you can get the service manual online and download it in pdf.

    I think this #24 covers your engine, you can find the bravo 2 manual out there too

    http://www.atlanticmobilemarine.com/service manual 5&57.pdf
     
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  4. Shark

    Shark Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Awesome, I’ll be all over that manual. I have a 2001, but it might be the same as 99. I’ll check that website. Thanks very much.
     
  5. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    Boatinfo.no is where all the merc manuals are. It’s a weird site to navigate but they’re all there
     
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  6. Shark

    Shark Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Thanks, yeah that site is brutal...I can't get past manuals 1-4...lol
     
  7. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    theres a little scroll bar at the bottom
     
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  8. Shark

    Shark Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Never mind..I just figured it out..found that slider bar
     
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  9. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Jeff - Carpets are on their way to you, via UPS. Small token of my appreciation for all the advice I get on this forum! Bob
     
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  10. Tacoma290

    Tacoma290 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    384
    Oct 5, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    340 Sundancer 2007
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Thanks for posting, Ryan!
     
  11. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Well-Known Member

    730
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Sharky,
    Just recieved the carpets. Thanks pal..any pics of new flooring yet
     
  12. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Oh good, my pleasure to give back for all the advice! The new flooring is supposedly being installed today...I'll post some pics when it's done.
     
  13. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Was just installed today!
    FE6ADC7E-7B1D-448A-A783-7E5A772A7844.jpeg EBC03ED8-FBDD-4D16-8EFE-6C13FF95031A.jpeg B1F55706-BCB7-42AB-8D12-967568EE156C.jpeg 95513E44-9A35-48AC-8EF7-89378E25882F.jpeg
     
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  14. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Well-Known Member

    730
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Wow that looks awesome. I made the mistake of showing the admiral and now she wants it now.
     
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  15. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Well-Known Member

    730
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    What was final cost for it
     
  16. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    $2975 total, including all labor. They did two paper dry fits, and made CAD adjustments each time, to get it just right.

    All I did was clean the deck ahead of time (which, because of those carpets, might’ve been more labor than the install, haha!)
     
  17. Shark

    Shark Active Member

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    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
  18. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    I use any mild boat cleaner for daily, dawn for tougher stains or greasy stains, and even used acetone very sparingly on a rag to get rid of some oil stains.

    twice a year I pressure wash it with the gentle attachment.

    I paid $30 for the special aquamarine cleaner and it smells like dawn with fabric softener, so I’ll skip buying that again. A good medium bristle brush on a pole will be your friend
     
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  19. Shark

    Shark Active Member

    142
    Jun 16, 2020
    Sayville, NY
    2001 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L EFI w/Bravo II Drives
    Thanks Ryan, that was exactly the type of advice I was looking for. Always appreciated!
     
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  20. Getaway

    Getaway Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 13, 2010
    Bay City, Michigan
    1998 290DA Sundancer
    Lowrance electronics, Fishhawk, Scotty Downriggers
    BoatWheels Tri-Axle Trailer
    Single big block 454 MPI Mercruiser engine and Bravo III outdrive.
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