- Sep 10, 2010
- Boat Info
- 2008 55 Sundancer
- Man 900's
Love my 470. Going on my 8th season with it so that alone should say something. Longest I’ve ever owned a boat by 2X. Dislike canvas and not having sliding glass door but I do like driving with the aft wide open. I added custom 90 degree down canvas which keeps heat and a/c in when needed and with great aft visibility; the factory canvas offers terrible visibility. Dislike the fact the helm seats don’t swivel like they do on the 48/50 and 510. Like the aft sunpad with the backrests that swing open, we use it a lot. She handles great, can turn 180 degrees in 2 boat-lengths. You can see the horizon out the sunroof window and the engines don’t give up RPM in the meantime. I added the hydraulic swim platform, but I suggest buying one with it already. I ditched the dinghy and now carry a Yamaha VX on it.
Knock wood I’ve had better luck with my pods and transmissions than some others. I have 1430 original hours on all. I’m crazy about PM and spare no expense to keep myself on the water to maximize a short season and busy work schedule. I check all three pod fluids before I leave the dock and after I return. I know guys who never do that. One pod owner told me MarineMax checks all that for him when he launches in the spring. He’s had problems!
What year are you looking at?
Can you elaborate a little more on the canvas you used? are you saying you used a canvas that has better thermal qualities? I would be interested in something like that. Thanks in advance.