1985 Sundancer 260 Side Window Flocking

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  1. Al1961

    Al1961 New Member

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    Nov 8, 2015
    Milford, CT
    1985 Sea Ray Sundancer 260 re-powered in 2001
    Mercruiser 5.0 EFI Alpha 1 Gen II
    I was reading a message that was posted back in 2010 regarding replacing the flocking on the sliding side windows. I need to replace the flocking on my sliding widows as well however the windows I have look like there are two separate channels. One where the fixed window sits in which I would call the inner channel and another where the sliding window sits which is the outer channel. From the picture that was posted of the flocking it does not look like two channels. I am attaching the picture posted from that thread. Now I have not even attempted to remove anything yet so I have no idea what I am in for here. Is it safe to say that the channels are actually in the aluminum frame and the flocking goes into the two channels or is this the incorrect flocking? I do not have pictures available of what I have because the boat is currently shrink wrapped.

    So I guess I am really looking for advice from anyone who may have taken on this project and also where I can get the flocking. From what I have been able to determine the flocking can still be obtained from Taylormade but I want to make sure I am getting the right flocking. scan0001.jpg

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Al
     
  2. wjamwhitis

    wjamwhitis Member

    57
    Nov 9, 2012
    Lake Lemon, Unionville, Indiana
    1987 268 Weekender
    5.7 Mercruiser w/ alpha one drive
    I replaced mine in 2013. The hard part was removing the old flocking because it had become hard and brittle. I had to take a screwdriver and scrape it out in pieces. Once removed the new flocking was easy to put in the channel. Mine had the same flocking in both channels. I had to go to a sea ray dealer and order it from Taylor made. The part# was 3507040. It cost $90 total for both sides but they made me pay $55 to ship it to them because it was a small order, so the total was $141.
     
  3. Al1961

    Al1961 New Member

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    Nov 8, 2015
    Milford, CT
    1985 Sea Ray Sundancer 260 re-powered in 2001
    Mercruiser 5.0 EFI Alpha 1 Gen II
    Hi Brian,
    Thank you for the quick response. Am I to understand that there are actually two strips of flocking that go into the frame?
    Al
     
  4. wjamwhitis

    wjamwhitis Member

    57
    Nov 9, 2012
    Lake Lemon, Unionville, Indiana
    1987 268 Weekender
    5.7 Mercruiser w/ alpha one drive
    Let me look tonight,I forgot.
     
  5. Al1961

    Al1961 New Member

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    Nov 8, 2015
    Milford, CT
    1985 Sea Ray Sundancer 260 re-powered in 2001
    Mercruiser 5.0 EFI Alpha 1 Gen II
    Thank you, I really appreciate your help
     
  6. wjamwhitis

    wjamwhitis Member

    57
    Nov 9, 2012
    Lake Lemon, Unionville, Indiana
    1987 268 Weekender
    5.7 Mercruiser w/ alpha one drive
    I checked and yes I have two pieces of flocking on each side, I bought two 9 foot pieces and cut it as I needed.
     
  7. SCORPIO

    SCORPIO Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2008
    Delaware
    1989 300 DA
    Twin 5.7 Merc Alpha I
    You may be referring to the write up I did cal in 2010 on my 300 DA. There are two channels for the small moving panel to slide past the fixed panel. You can order from Taylor directly, just don' tell them it' to a a sea Ray, or you have to go thru a dealer. Tell them it' for an Old Trojan or some other out of production brand, it' not cheap though.
     
  8. Al1961

    Al1961 New Member

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    Nov 8, 2015
    Milford, CT
    1985 Sea Ray Sundancer 260 re-powered in 2001
    Mercruiser 5.0 EFI Alpha 1 Gen II
    Thank you both for your input. Yes, I was referring to the article you posted back in 2010. So this leads me to another question (Come on now, you knew it could not be this easy LOL). I need to replace the rubber cover that goes around the outside to cover the frame mounting screws. Any idea where I can get that? Is that more generic or a Taylormade only item as well? Lastly, I was thinking about removing the frame to reseal it so I can ensure this becomes water tight. There has been so much water coming in that a lot of the interior wood needs to be replaced and I do not want to undergo that project until I can make sure I am not getting any more water leakage.

    Thank you both for your help with this.
    Al
     
  9. SCORPIO

    SCORPIO Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2008
    Delaware
    1989 300 DA
    Twin 5.7 Merc Alpha I
    I got the screw cover from Taylor also. I just matched the profile of mine to their website pics. Someone posted somewhere about other sources for both flocking and screw cover. It was in one of the flicking threads, don' remember which one though.
     
  10. Al1961

    Al1961 New Member

    8
    Nov 8, 2015
    Milford, CT
    1985 Sea Ray Sundancer 260 re-powered in 2001
    Mercruiser 5.0 EFI Alpha 1 Gen II
    Awesome!! Thank you I'll search around and find it!
     

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