200 Sundeck Thread- Questions and Answers

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by cpditty, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. cpditty

    cpditty New Member

    122
    Oct 5, 2006
    Rogers, Minnesota
    200 Sundeck
    4.3 Alpha 1
    I saw some other models starting threads out there so here is a thread for us 200SD owners. It helps to have others with the same ride as you to bounce things off of.
     
  2. Weave

    Weave New Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Western, MA
    200 Sundeck 2005
    4.3 MPI Alpha I Gen II
    Good deal cpditty.....Count me in.
    There aren't many of us so we gotta stick together
     
  3. cpditty

    cpditty New Member

    122
    Oct 5, 2006
    Rogers, Minnesota
    200 Sundeck
    4.3 Alpha 1
    Weave, have you done anything with your cooler to make it work better in the space it is in, solving the problem of opening the lid without taking the entire cooler out?
     

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  4. Weave

    Weave New Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Western, MA
    200 Sundeck 2005
    4.3 MPI Alpha I Gen II
    HA !!!! AWESOME!!!!!!:smt038:smt038
    You have ESP man. My wife an I were just talking about this the other day. If it were a bit wider in aisle it would work perfect but I HATE pulling it all the way out and sideways to open it.
    Problem solved!!!! Great idea! I think I have a project tonight!!!!
     
  5. Weave

    Weave New Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Western, MA
    200 Sundeck 2005
    4.3 MPI Alpha I Gen II
    :lol:BTW....how many Coors Lite can you fit in there
     
  6. cpditty

    cpditty New Member

    122
    Oct 5, 2006
    Rogers, Minnesota
    200 Sundeck
    4.3 Alpha 1
    I have since switched to Corona Light Bottles so alot less than I used to :)
     
  7. cpditty

    cpditty New Member

    122
    Oct 5, 2006
    Rogers, Minnesota
    200 Sundeck
    4.3 Alpha 1
    I have since switched to Corona Light Bottles so alot less than I used to :)
     
  8. Weave

    Weave New Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Western, MA
    200 Sundeck 2005
    4.3 MPI Alpha I Gen II
    Anyone else do any handy mods on similar boats?
    Cpditty...did you silicone the old screw holes???
     
  9. Banagy

    Banagy Member

    960
    Nov 13, 2006
    Bay Port,MI
    2005 Sun Deck with Lowrance HDS 7 Touch Gen 2 GPS fish finder and Navman radio Bennett Trim Tabs.
    5.0 with Alpha 1 drive
    My boat is a 2005 Sun Deck 200. We spent five days traveling Western Lake Huron (Southern part) No problems and had great weather.
     
  10. Weave

    Weave New Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Western, MA
    200 Sundeck 2005
    4.3 MPI Alpha I Gen II
    Nice trip! Its a great versatile boat for its size
     
  11. cpditty

    cpditty New Member

    122
    Oct 5, 2006
    Rogers, Minnesota
    200 Sundeck
    4.3 Alpha 1
    Yes, weave I did silicone the old holes and siliconed around the screws also. Keep up the chatter guys. I love hearing things about our boat on here.
     
  12. cpditty

    cpditty New Member

    122
    Oct 5, 2006
    Rogers, Minnesota
    200 Sundeck
    4.3 Alpha 1
    Has anyone replaced the cooler in the cooler compartment? I would like a five day cooler in there but am not sure of the size. The stock one is severely inadequate.
     
  13. Weave

    Weave New Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Western, MA
    200 Sundeck 2005
    4.3 MPI Alpha I Gen II
    Nothinhg here. Would be nice if we could make use of the area under the starboard step on the stern where the door is.
    Doubt a large cooler would fit there though. What about mounting smoething in the port side storage area ????
    Do you leave the potti in there?
     
  14. pbblair

    pbblair New Member

    4
    Sep 4, 2007
    Massachusetts
    200 Sundeck
    235 Mercruiser
    Has anyone found a good place for a grill? Since the 200 Sundeck has no rails or rod holder poles, I am at a loss as to where a grill would go. Any ideas ?
     
  15. Searay Jim

    Searay Jim New Member

    271
    Oct 3, 2006
    DFW
    240 Sundeck
    540cid w/BIII
    On the beach. :smt043

    Seriously, I don't know anyone that's found, used and been happy with a grill on any "day boat". We've used the swim platform to set a grill on (with soaked towels under it) and that worked for brief and simple grilling, but not worth the hassle.

    The nice fancy ones with mounts, usually sound better and look better in the ads than they do on your boat. Friends have one but gave up on it mounting where it could be used.
     
  16. Weave

    Weave New Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Western, MA
    200 Sundeck 2005
    4.3 MPI Alpha I Gen II
    I have a friend who has an 18' Maxxum and he mounted his on the out side of his swim platform. The mounting piece that Magma sells is too short but he fabbed a taller one that works sweet......
    He honstly has one of the better set-up's I have seen
     
  17. pbblair

    pbblair New Member

    4
    Sep 4, 2007
    Massachusetts
    200 Sundeck
    235 Mercruiser
    Thanks for the tips. I too am nervous about grilling over the swim platform. I was hoping there was some easy way to have one that would hang over the side. I guess beer and sandwiches are just as good as beer and burgers !
     
  18. Sweet Dreams

    Sweet Dreams Member

    609
    Jun 30, 2008
    Lexington, SC / Lake Keowee and coastal SC
    2007 260 Sundancer, F-250 4x4, zodiac/yam dinghy.

    1996 18' Chapparall bowrider
    350Mag BravoIII
    Take a look at the Cobb grill. That's the name brand. Got ours at West Marine and have only used it once, but were pleased. Is a small charcoal grill that is totally contained and vented and you can sit it anywhere and the outside does not get hot! Is versitile-you can buy a griddle for it to enable you to do more than grilling. Cuts out on having to figure out mounting and is perfect for 2-4 people.
     
  19. Weave

    Weave New Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Western, MA
    200 Sundeck 2005
    4.3 MPI Alpha I Gen II
    pbblair....the way my buddy's is mounted you are not over the platform. you actually are near the edge.
    He mounted it with the same fear you mention
     
  20. cpditty

    cpditty New Member

    122
    Oct 5, 2006
    Rogers, Minnesota
    200 Sundeck
    4.3 Alpha 1
    What is the risk of grilling on deck if you are using a small propane grill? I am a firefighter and thinking other than grease drippings am not seeing the hazzard.
     
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