1. billgriffin

    Fresh Water (Lake Michigan) Mercruisers or Diesels

    I am trying to narrow down my choices for a SR Express Cruiser in the 36-40’ range. Ultimately, my wife & I may enjoy exploring longer range trips from SW Michigan (Superior, Huron, Chicago, etc.). I’m seeking opinions about which type of engines would be best.
  2. mbrady

    44 Sundancer No GPS on VesselView. No Skyhook or Auto pilot

    All, I am in the process of creating a NEAMA2000 network for my Garmin Chart plotters to receive data from Smartcraft to VV. However, can this same network be the GPS for the VesselView? My GPS is not currently working and I do not have the Skyhook feature etc. I just bought the boat this...
  3. P

    Smartcraft 2008 Cummins Update/Reset

    We have a Smartcraft on our 2008 Sundancer 44 and the gauges were a bit off when we bought the boat in March, but then we had it washed and now the gauges and display are not working, along with the skyhook. Anyone have any advice on what to check or how to reset?
  4. todd choops

    Cummins mechanic Boston area needed

    I'm buying a 2006 44 DB and i'm looking for someone who will take a look at the motors and do fluid analysis does anyone know of someone local I don't live in the area
  5. S

    CUMMINS QSM 11 Maintenance

    Does anyone have information outboard 350 Verado engines? Personal experience, Maintenance etc.
  6. TJ Nagorsen

    2005 460 - 480CE Valve Drop

    Hi all! I’m new to the group and relatively new to my 2005 Sea Ray 460 with the 8.3 480CE motors with 650 hours and a fresh water boat. Last week I unfortunately experienced the infamous 480CE valve drop in the #4 cylinder on the starboard engine. Cummins has been out and we are currently...
  7. Y

    Cummins/Zeus Mechanic search

    I'm trying to find a mechanic to do periodic maintenance and repairs on 2012 Sea Ray 45DB in Miami - Fort Lauderdale area. Must be qualified and knowledgeable in Cummins diesel engines, Zeus Pods and Onan generator. All suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you.
  8. mikeygfly

    Sc5000 or Mercury smartcraft system view faded screen

    Not sure how much popularity I will get here but I am able to repair most all LCD displays. From Garmin chartplotters to Yamaha smart gauges. I have recently tried my luck with 3 separate vessel view displays and was successful in bringing it back to life. Message me or email at...
  9. D

    Cummins Diesel QSC 8.3 oil pan leak

    Cummins came out and looked at our boat. We've got a bad oil leak in our port-side engine and it looks like the oil pan will have to be resealed. Ours is a 2014 Sundancer 510 and both engines are at around 610 hours. Still waiting on an estimate from Cummins but I'm curious to know if anyone...
  10. Boca_Vincent

    Cummins mechanic referral needed please – South Florida (Ft Laud area)

    Hello Club SeaRay and fellow diesel owners. I am in desperate need of a knowledgeable mechanic to bring my girl back to life. I have owned her about 5 years after purchasing from an auction, so I had no maintenance history to work off. I have done a number of things myself including filters...
  11. C

    Sea Ray 40 Cummins QSB 380 Prop size

    Hi Everyone, I asked this on a different part of this forum, so sorry for the repeat. I have a 2007 Sea Ray Sundancer 40...great boat! It has twin Cummins QSB 380's and I have 21" dia x 23 pitch nibral props. I'm pretty sure I'm over propped as I cannot achieve max RPM @3060. In fact, I'm...
  12. sandydlc

    Maintenance interval recommendation for 2010 Sea Ray 450DA

    We just purchased a 2010 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer at the end of February 2016. Based on what the broker told us prior to our purchase, the boat had been regularly maintained and although the prior owner didn't use her much, supposedly the broker or his mechanic ran the boat at least one a month...
  13. C

    Raw Water Flush Cummins QSB 5.9

    Hi, For the first time, I'm attempting to flush my raw water system on my QSB 5.9's. My question is, can I pipe a hose to the downstream port (1/4"NPT fitting just past the impeller) and run fresh water through the system without running the engine? I started doing this, but got paranoid...
  14. A

    Looking for info on a 420 A/C

    Can anyone tell me the last year of the 420 aft cabin ? Also it seems the 1999 - 2000 have Cummins diesels, which is what I would prefer over the 3126 Cats. I know this probably stirs up the Ford / Chevy type of controversy but I have had good luck with Cummins. I would welcome any encouraging...
  15. gmacd81

    Completely new boat - sort of

    Well we're nearly complete with a complete refresh of our 2002 460 DA. Two new RECON Cummins 6CTAs, a new Onan 11.5 kW genset, stripped bottom and running gear with new barrier coat, bottom paint and propspeed, all new Raymarine electronics including the first eS128 on the East cost (possibly...
  16. R

    1995 sea ray sundancer cummins 300

    I am considering this vessel. I understand the power is marginal, however, I believe I can outrun weather when I need to and this power package would get great fuel mileage at 9 or 10 knots. Does anyone know if you can get 2 mpg's doing this with the small 300 cummins? Thanks, from a newbie
  17. HomePort

    "Spare Part List" for Cummins

    Hi all, I bought a 2004 Sea Ray 420 Sedan Bridge in October and I'm putting together my "Spare Parts" list for the engines (Cummins 6CTA8.3-M4) for next season. You know, all the things that can break while underway but also can be fixed while underway: filters, belts, hoses, etc. I...
  18. D

    Diesel fumes while cruising?

    Hello, I have gas engines now and am considering moving up to a 2006 or newer Sundancer with diesel engines. Does anyone know how noticeable the diesel smoke/smell is when cruising slow in a boat with the Cummins QS 380's? I read that the Zeus technology has the exhaust flow underwater and away...
  19. G

    QSM11 Water pump NEW!!

    Brand new Cummins QSM11 water pump. Had as spare and sold boat. Paid $1K Make offer!! Call 954-849-2042 Thanks! Sherwood Pump Model G1810-01 The new part number is G1814X Raw Water Engine Cooling Pump for Cummins Engine QSM11.
  20. shayes

    One chance to get it right - Cat/Cummins - Vee Drive/straight

    I'm a 3 SR vet currently boatless but in the market. My last was a '88 34' with 454s & Vee drives. I rebuilt one of those and it cost me a bundle. I also couldn't reach the shaft seals and not black out, which bothered me. So now my eye is on a '01 to '03 41' either EC or DA. My broker is...