Sliding Cabin Door 240 Sundancer

Discussion in 'Announcements & FAQs' started by scubamiller, May 25, 2009.

  1. scubamiller

    scubamiller New Member

    3
    May 23, 2009
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    240 Sundancer 2000
    454 Mercruiserw/Bravo III out drive
    The bottom metal part to the door that slides in the track has come loose and all the screws have backed out. It looks like a tough job to fix.
    Has anyone fixed this problem and if so how?
    I'd appreciate hearing from someone. This is my first post.
    I just joined yesterday.
    Thanks, Paul
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    2000 240 SeaRay Sundancer
     
  2. Moose

    Moose New Member

    363
    Oct 23, 2006
    Lake Lanier, GA
    2004 260 SunDancer, GenSet, Lowrance GPS/Fish Combo
    350 Magnum w/B3
    This continues to be a problem. There are many posts about this issue. Cockpit door, sliding door,etc. I do know that once it happens, trouble is ahead. The sliding door has improved over the years, but you could be in for a major repair.
     
  3. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    I'd try squirting a little 3M 4200 in the screw holes and then putting the screws back in. Do as many as you can get to. The only way that I know of to remove the door and be able to reach the whole track is to remove the dash.
     
  4. boatmailster

    boatmailster New Member

    May 13, 2007
    NY
    none to share
    none to share
    there is a replacement part from SR with longer "lip" which allow to install screws without removing door
     
  5. Enchanted Billy

    Enchanted Billy New Member

    4
    May 26, 2009
    Syracuse, IN
    2002 240 Sundancer
    5.0 MPI
    I had the same problem on my 2002 240. Mine was completely separated from the door!! Here is what I did. Take the carpeted trim around the door off and the stainless step plate on the bottom of entrance. Drill an access hole to the plate and screws at least 3/4" dia. Don't worry it gets covered when you put the trim back on!!. I then removed the old screws. I then drilled larger holes in the plate and thru the door completely!!! Yes, thru the door!! I then used stainless bolts to fasten door to the track. You can hardly see the bolts when the door is closed because it's so low. My door is open all the time anyway so you can't see them at all. Door is very solid now and the only cost I had were the bolts!! Hope this helps. Yeh, I'm a newby to this site. Looks cool though:thumbsup:
     
  6. scubamiller

    scubamiller New Member

    3
    May 23, 2009
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    240 Sundancer 2000
    454 Mercruiserw/Bravo III out drive
    Thank you Billy. I drilled the 3/4" access hole with a hole saw and was able to accomplish the job relatively easy. Your solution saved me $2,000.00. I put 1-5/8", 10-24 stainless steel bolts through the bottom of the door and used nice looking cap nuts on the outside. The door is very solid like yours. Again thanks.
    Paul
     
  7. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Scuba - sorry - I misread your initial post and thought you were talking about channel attached to the boat, not the door. I probably scared you with my post!

    Billy, thanks for posting that. I did the same thing on my old 215EC a few years back. But, even thinking back on it now, I wouldn't have remembered what I did well enough to give as good of directions as you did.:thumbsup:
     
  8. billdorn

    billdorn New Member

    42
    Sep 24, 2010
    Puget Sound
    2003 Amberjack 290 5.0 260HP B3
    formerly 1996 240DA Sundancer 5.7 210HP
    5.0 MPI 250 HP/ Bravo 3
    I sure wish I could get a picture of this. my 96 must be a little different, because I cant quite figure this out.


     
  9. kbdozz

    kbdozz New Member

    1
    Oct 23, 2012
    Coomera, Queensland, Australia (soon to be Bateman
    Sundancer 240 2001 model
    Mercruiser 5.0L - Bravo drive
    Hi there - and hi all.
    I have a Sundancer 240 2001 model and, over the course of a few weeks, the door came off its lower track.
    Firstly, let me point fingers at the designers of this system. It has to be the worse design I have ever seen in terms of ease of repair and replacement of parts (can't speak for the later models but I hope they got it right!).
    OK - that's off my chest.
    Now, following on from Your (Enchanted Billy's) input, I attempted the same.
    And here is a Youtube vid of my (successful) attempt on his (her??) idea: http://youtu.be/7p8ZmRpMW9I
    Hope it helps anyone else with the same problem.
    Cheers!
     
  10. SeaJay62

    SeaJay62 Member

    58
    Jan 5, 2016
    Perth, Western Australia
    2001 Sundancer 240
    Mercruiser 6.3 Mag Stroker MPI , Bravo III drive
    This thread gave me some good ideas to fix mine, thanks Billy and kbdozz
     
  11. Sutty235

    Sutty235 New Member

    2
    Wednesday
    sea ray Sundancer 240 (2003)
    Mercruiser Bravo 1 outdrive
    Hi. This was really useful. I know how to fix bottom track but can anyone let me know how the door runs on the top track? Is it balls like bottom track or different? Top track is there but can't see anything to attach it to top of door and help top run smoothly.
     
  12. SeaJay62

    SeaJay62 Member

    58
    Jan 5, 2016
    Perth, Western Australia
    2001 Sundancer 240
    Mercruiser 6.3 Mag Stroker MPI , Bravo III drive
  13. Sutty235

    Sutty235 New Member

    2
    Wednesday
    sea ray Sundancer 240 (2003)
    Mercruiser Bravo 1 outdrive
    Hi. Great advice. I'l get some for the job. You don't happen to have a photo of the top blocks do you. I think mine are missing so need to know what to get.
     

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