Official 280 Sundancer Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by gredmer, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Three Little Birds

    Three Little Birds New Member SILVER Sponsor

    6
    Oct 21, 2015
    Bridgeport, CT
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 280
    twin mercruisers 4.3's
    Wow, that looks awesome! Nice work
     
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  2. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    33
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    Any suggestions on a replacement matress for the vbirth other than memory foam?
     
  3. djungeljim

    djungeljim New Member

    6
    Jun 20, 2016
    Sweden
    2006 280DA
    496 MAG
  4. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    594
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    I have a brand new never used aft canvas in toast tweed from a 2003 280DA if anyone needs to replace theirs. It is Great Lakes OEM slant back type.
     
  5. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    33
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    Can anyone tell me how to open up this light to remove the bulb
     

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  6. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    My guess would be to take a flat blade screwdriver and gently press the clear tabs one at a time while easily pulling on it. Might try unscrewing it first, but looks like it “clicks” in with the tabs.

    Just a pure guess...

    Bennett
     
  7. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    33
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    I did try that but figured I'd see if anyone did it before. I'll be back at it tonight, I'll just give it a bit more muscle, hoping I don't break anything.
    Thanks again, very much appreciated
     
  8. Marcus Toussaint

    Marcus Toussaint New Member

    15
    Feb 28, 2019
    2002 Sea Ray 280
    Twin 5.0L Mercruisers
    Need to paint bilge vent covers that have been ordered, anyone know where I can find the paint to match the hull? ‘02 280
     
  9. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    474
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    That looks really awesome! Just curious what made you put it in the shower?
     
  10. stg099

    stg099 Active Member

    227
    Jun 30, 2013
    Chicago
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Mercs/Alpha
    Thank you! As for the head floor, I always disliked that rough, sandy feeling of the nonskid on the floor in there, and we don't ever use the head as a shower, so it was a good opportunity to "dress" the head up a little bit.
     
  11. Kenn Denning

    Kenn Denning New Member

    2
    Mar 23, 2019
    Lake Barkley, KY
    2005 280DA 496,B3, genset
    1995 240 Overnighter Signature 454, B1
    2018 F350 SRW 6.2
    496 Bravo III
    454 Bravo I
    Has anyone on here added wake tower speakers to their radar arch using a surface mount that would screw into the arch upside down? I was looking into this but became concerned that over time the weight of the speaker bouncing in rough water or while trailering would crack the fiberglass or the screws would pull out.
     
  12. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    I haven't done it, but I share the exact same concern and I definitely would NOT just screw it in. You'd want to add some reinforcement to the backside (inside) of the mounting area - and quite a bit of it - like a large aluminum plate and something like 5200 to take up any irregularities in the shape of the mounting surface, which could be slightly concave on the inside. Then through bolt it. To access the inside, you'll need to install deck/inspection plates on the top of the arch. Gonna be tight, working in there, though.
     
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  13. Kenn Denning

    Kenn Denning New Member

    2
    Mar 23, 2019
    Lake Barkley, KY
    2005 280DA 496,B3, genset
    1995 240 Overnighter Signature 454, B1
    2018 F350 SRW 6.2
    496 Bravo III
    454 Bravo I
    I also thought of mounting them on the vertical portion of the arch. That way I could use the bottom access panels to reach the inside to install the backing plate using SS bolts like you like you suggested.
     
  14. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    33
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    Hello everyone, purchased our 08 280SD in the fall so we havent had it out other than the survey, still lots to figure out. Our previous 230 SD was very basic compared to this one
    On the 2 battery switches, I see batt 1&2 on the left and I guess batt 3 to the right? Do I need all three batt switches on to charge all three? Also, when on the hook what would be the batt to use? Should I have all three on when starting and cruising?
    Thanks!!
     
  15. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    474
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Congrats on your new boat and welcome to the 280 site. You don't need any of the battery switches to be on to charge. You do need the AC Converter switch to be on in the AC/DC panel. Left switch is for starboard engine and house, Right switch is for port engine.
     
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  16. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    33
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    Capt TJ, ok, that seems straight forward, thanks very much for the quick reply.
    Is something wrong that I need to have the right switch on to bring the starboard drive up, or maybe I thats normal?
     
  17. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    474
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Sorry can't help you there. On the trim buttons: I always have had the engines on and I've never used the trailer button.
     

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