1992 sea Ray 270 Sundancer- newbie

Nick Perna

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Jul 12, 2022
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Boat Info
1992 270 Sundancer
Engines
454 w/ Bravo IIO
Hello All-

I just purchased a Sea Ray 270 Sundancer with 7.4 merc to a bravo III.

my question is has anyone ever gotten like a blow up mattress to fit behind the captains bench? Or really only stuck sleeping 4 below?

also, any tips on how to operate the tabs. Seems to really lean to one side. Never had a boat with tabs. Thanks
 
Welcome! Tab on low side should be lowered, and conversely, make sure opposite side tab is up. Also look for loading stuff…too much weight shifting to low side?
 
@Nick Perna I have a ‘96 270. The aft table on mine and the fold down bench seat were designed to all come together with an extra cushion for on top of the table to be a sunpad. Should be big enough to sleep on too and probably more comfortable if you have the full camper top.
 
Welcome! Tab on low side should be lowered, and conversely, make sure opposite side tab is up. Also look for loading stuff…too much weight shifting to low side?

it’s funny, thank god I asked. As I thought it to be exactly opposite, in that- the high side should have the tab down to create drag and bring down the high side. Interesting that it’s opposite. Thanks.
 
@Nick Perna I have a ‘96 270. The aft table on mine and the fold down bench seat were designed to all come together with an extra cushion for on top of the table to be a sunpad. Should be big enough to sleep on too and probably more comfortable if you have the full camper top.

I think my set up is a bit different. I have the bench that folds down from the back bench of the captain bench (if that makes sense), then a table then a bench that folds out of the stern wall. That bench however is much lower than the bench it’s facing. Here is a pic
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Yup, your aft area is completely different from my ‘96. I would suppose if you stowed that table that you should be able to at least put out a twin size air mattress there though.
 
Agree on the twin. Was hoping someone had some experience with getting something larger. Thanks for the help!
 
Welcome! Tab on low side should be lowered, and conversely, make sure opposite side tab is up. Also look for loading stuff…too much weight shifting to low side?

i took it out myself the first time this last weekend. Is it typical to have to essentially constantly be playing with the tabs to keep it flat? Really has no problem getting on plane but once there I do quite a bit of adjusting especially when steering or hitting waves.
 
It's going to rock a bit, 'tis the nature of boats on water. The tabs are more to correct a lean to one side or the other due to an uneven load or used together to adjust the bow height a bit once on plane.
 
i took it out myself the first time this last weekend. Is it typical to have to essentially constantly be playing with the tabs to keep it flat? Really has no problem getting on plane but once there I do quite a bit of adjusting especially when steering or hitting waves.
Are you properly trimming the drive once on plane?
 
Also, just tap the trim tab switch. It is delayed a bit. Once you get the hang of them you will need to use less
 
Newbie here just purchased a 1998 270 Sundance SE had to replace engine so Mercury recommended a383 mag stroker create motor old engine was 7.4 can anyone recommend what prop I should be running dealer said the prop from the 7.4 is incorrect
 
Adjusting tabs takes some practice I am having same issues
 
They have a delayed switch, tap and wait then tap and wait. Takes some practice to get used to how your boat responds
 

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