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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Calgary
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2001 260 Sundancer towed with the power of an IFORCE V8
    Engine(s)
    7.4 L Bravo III
    Posts
    1,082

    Re: Survey and Sea Trial tomorrow

    And when you do replace the trim pump bracket get a stainless one. Many vendors on ebay have them. Rusting seems to be a very common problem with the OEM ones as they are just painted mild steel.
    1994 Sundancer 230 , 5.0 L merc alpha 1 gen II (sold and now in Yellowknife NWT)
    MMSI 316015455
    No payments LOL
    Calgary, Alberta
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  2. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Orange, CT
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1999 270 Da
    Engine(s)
    7.4 MPI w/B3
    Posts
    996

    Re: Survey and Sea Trial tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Westie View Post
    And when you do replace the trim pump bracket get a stainless one. Many vendors on ebay have them. Rusting seems to be a very common problem with the OEM ones as they are just painted mild steel.
    Or if you are handy use the steel one and make two plastic strips to put under the mounting flanges to raise it up. They rust because the sit in any water you may get from the vent or any other leak. My bilge is dry but I still made the strips in case I rinse things and water pools near the trim pump. Good luck - I love my 270
    1999 270 Sundancer - 7.4 MPI Bravo 3

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Bradenton, FL
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1998 Sea Ray 270da Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    7.4 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Posts
    15

    Survey and Sea Trial tomorrow

    Those are great suggestions, I wondered why that part rusted when the rest of the engine room was so clean.


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  4. #24
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    pa
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    270 SLX
    Engine(s)
    8.1 496 / bravo III
    Posts
    811

    Re: Survey and Sea Trial tomorrow

    if you do it yourself, be certain to disconnect the batteries. There is a very large feed wire supplying this pump, and a live buss bar in the center (the screw that holds the plastic cover is actually screwed into the live buss bar. It is really easy to arc that supply since everything on that bracket including the bracket is grounded. And yes to stainless - I replaced mine with stainless to be done with it forever. The whole process can be done without disconnecting anything (electrical or fluid lines).

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    pittsburgh
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    5.7 Merc
    Posts
    439

    Re: Survey and Sea Trial tomorrow

    Not sure if it is the same but i have seen stainless (might be aluminum) brackets on eBay

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Bradenton, FL
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1998 Sea Ray 270da Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    7.4 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Posts
    15

    Survey and Sea Trial tomorrow

    Thanks to everyone for the replies and helpful info on what is a big purchase for me.

    The AC works. Evidently it takes 3 minutes from any thermostat change before the air kicks on according to the AC tech and that proved to be true, it ran after that for a couple hours and all was good. Thank goodness.

    The charger will be replaced for $300. Seems reasonable.

    The trim bracket will not be replaced, I'll sort that out with the excellent info provided.

    The flush system will be installed and I sent a 20 degree through hull transducer to the dealer so that'll get done while she's dry.

    Sent payment and that's it, bought her!!!


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  7. #27
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Orange, CT
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1999 270 Da
    Engine(s)
    7.4 MPI w/B3
    Posts
    996

    Re: Survey and Sea Trial tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    Not sure if it is the same but i have seen stainless (might be aluminum) brackets on eBay
    wow - for 60 bucks I will replace mine next time with stainless.

    Glad to hear everything checked out! I'll bet you will love this boat. Enjoy!

    Mark
    1999 270 Sundancer - 7.4 MPI Bravo 3

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    West Virginia
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1995 Sundancer 270
    Engine(s)
    7.4 liter Mercruiser w/Bravo II
    Posts
    110

    Re: Survey and Sea Trial tomorrow

    Congratulations and welcome to the family!
    Where are the pictures?

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Florida
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2015 260 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    ECT 350 MAG MPI BR3
    Posts
    45

    Survey and Sea Trial tomorrow

    Congratulations !
    Yes need pics :)


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  10. #30
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tri Cities, WA
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge, 2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport, 1971 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    Engine(s)
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Posts
    6,553

    Re: Survey and Sea Trial tomorrow

    Congrats on pulling the trigger.

    Like the others have said, we need pictures or it just plain didn't happen!
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge "Beachcomber"
    'There is nothing-absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats"
    Proud dues paying Charter Member of the Hole In The Water Club!

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