Official 280 Sundancer Thread

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

  1. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    69
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
  2. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    69
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    Thanks Bennett, using the link you provided I do believe I found the gun to purchase as a separate item. I just need to get over to the boat for a closer look.
    BTW, thanks again for hooking me up with David who does the lettering. He had the exact Sundancer decals and we also had him do our boat name and hailing port. Great quality at a very reasonable price.....good guy too
     
  3. PeteL

    PeteL Member

    106
    Aug 2, 2010
    Apollo Beach, FL
    2003 280 DA
    Twin 5.0
    Bravo III
    "Viva la Vida"
    Twin 5.0, bravo 3 drives
    My anchor windlass will not power up. Yesterday on the boat, just after I started the engines, the windlass light was on. I don't remember turning it on. I tested the windlass, and all was good. Pressed the button and the light went off. Later in the day, I went to turn on the windlass, and the light would not come on. I need to know how to diagnose whether it is the switch panel or something else. The breaker in the EIM by the helm was not tripped.
     
  4. Ferris

    Ferris Member

    80
    Feb 8, 2018
    Highlands NJ
    280 Sundancer 2001
    2x 4.3L Mercruisers
    There is a "relay" in the blidge, mine was port in front of the batteries. It looks like this:
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    the panel switches on the small terminals and the power is passed through on the bigger, it also supplies led power on larger ones too. That supplies the windlass relay box in the the locker.
     
  5. PeteL

    PeteL Member

    106
    Aug 2, 2010
    Apollo Beach, FL
    2003 280 DA
    Twin 5.0
    Bravo III
    "Viva la Vida"
    Twin 5.0, bravo 3 drives

    Can it be reset? Or does it need to be replaced? I never knew there was a relay in the bilge.
     
  6. Ferris

    Ferris Member

    80
    Feb 8, 2018
    Highlands NJ
    280 Sundancer 2001
    2x 4.3L Mercruisers
    It's latching btw that's why it holds state.
    Maybe you can give it a tap with rubber mallet see if unsticks it, I mean if it's dead it's dead why not give a nudge? I'd also check for corrosion esp on the ground side contacts.

    Though First I'd start by checking power is coming in on the one big lug and if it bypass it by jumping the two big lugs if the windlass works it's the relay, if not it's something else. If it does work I'd check for input on the smaller lugs when you hit the console switch. You could probably apply power to them to see if switches, pointing back to the console switch. I don't have the diagram in front of me and I don't remember if the console switches +12v or ground sorry, I can check later if you need.
     
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  7. PeteL

    PeteL Member

    106
    Aug 2, 2010
    Apollo Beach, FL
    2003 280 DA
    Twin 5.0
    Bravo III
    "Viva la Vida"
    Twin 5.0, bravo 3 drives
    Thanks. No need to check. I had no idea there was a relay down there. But seems a great place to start. Back on the boat this Friday, so I can check then. Sounds better than switch panel, and makes sense.
     
  8. Ferris

    Ferris Member

    80
    Feb 8, 2018
    Highlands NJ
    280 Sundancer 2001
    2x 4.3L Mercruisers
    oh yeah one other thing popped in my head the relay holds 2 fuses one for the switch and one for the light, irc they're 5 amp automotive blade types. check those too.
     
  9. PeteL

    PeteL Member

    106
    Aug 2, 2010
    Apollo Beach, FL
    2003 280 DA
    Twin 5.0
    Bravo III
    "Viva la Vida"
    Twin 5.0, bravo 3 drives
    I will check the fuses, that would be too easy. Nothing on this boat has been easy.
     
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  10. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    69
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    Thanks Bennett, I found the exact faucet but it appears that the slight drip/spray might be a valve issue before it even gets to the faulty handle. Now I'm curious if I should just replace the entire box/handle/valves etc?
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
  11. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    69
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    Thanks Woody, I'll be able to take a closer look Friday...much appreciated!
     
  12. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    69
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    TJ, Since the boats new to us I've never seen the faucet working properly. As soon as I pressurize the system the handle starts a very low pressure spray. I did check hot/cold valves and they are turned all the way back but figured the little on/off button on the handle should turn that off. So if the hot/cold valves are not completely shutting off flow to the handle maybe I should just replace the entire system that Ferris posted just recently?
     
  13. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    69
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    Does anyone know where to find the shower curtain for the head? I see tracks for one but no curtain. I tried searching online, but found nothing.
    Thanks in advance
     
  14. stg099

    stg099 Active Member

    256
    Jun 30, 2013
    Chicago
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Mercs/Alpha
    The Sea Ray part number for the shower curtain listed in the manual for my 2004 model is 1075415. I would assume that if you check in with a dealer they would know the current p/n and be able to see if any are available or if it could be cross referenced to allow you to get it from the manufacturer.
     
  15. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    745
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    did you check to see if the individual vales have washers? You can take the knobs off by popping the red and blue covers and unscrewing with a Philips screwdriver
     
  16. eigcpa

    eigcpa Member

    36
    Aug 26, 2007
    Monmouth Beach, NJ
    Sundancer 280 2008
    Twin 5.0 B3
    Closed Cooling
    Kohler Genset
    Aft wash down hose, can anyone help on how to replace it. I did see the part on flounder pounder. It say there “easy installation”. Thanks
     
  17. djungeljim

    djungeljim New Member

    22
    Jun 20, 2016
    Sweden
    2006 280DA
    496 MAG
    I can't find a 12V outlet inside the cabin in my boat (2006)? Is the only 12V outlet on the boat the one beneath the wheel in the cockpit?
     
  18. DMarcel

    DMarcel Member

    74
    Jul 13, 2011
    Long Island NY
    2003 Sundancer 280
    twin MCM4.3L MPI V6 220 HP
    There should be 12v outlets in the forward bunk area on starboard side just into starboard cabinet
    Another in the cabin under the port hole in the head
    Another by the stereo cabinet close to the floor by the aft bunk
    And another in the cabinet by the stove in the galley
     
  19. djungeljim

    djungeljim New Member

    22
    Jun 20, 2016
    Sweden
    2006 280DA
    496 MAG
    Hmm I only have what looks like regular US 110V sockets in the areas you describe; are those for 12V as well?
     
  20. DMarcel

    DMarcel Member

    74
    Jul 13, 2011
    Long Island NY
    2003 Sundancer 280
    twin MCM4.3L MPI V6 220 HP
    I’m sorry
    I meant 110ac outlets
    I was able to easily add a 12v receptacle on the electric panel in the cabin
    Marinco makes them and also has usb receptical options
    They’re available from Amazon
    Sorry for my mistake
     
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