2008 44 Sedan Bridge Purchase

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hampton, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Thank you, Frank!
     
  2. Total Eclipse

    Total Eclipse New Member

    28
    Mar 31, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay
    2005 42' DB
    Cummins 480 HP
    John,
    I'm looking for a wedge supply grille like you installed on the dash in the bridge.
    If you have any information on the supplier of the grille could you pass it on.

    Thanks, Joel
     
  3. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    It is a Sea Ray Part. See your dealer and reference the Bridge A/C option on the 2008 44DB.
     
  4. gyrospiro

    gyrospiro Member

    307
    Oct 3, 2006
    Minnesota
    1998 370 DA
    T-7.4 310hp V-drives
    john congrats on the boat

    What mounts did you use on the speakers are in the rod holders?
     
  5. CAMELLA

    CAMELLA Active Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    Edgewater, Maryland
    2007 48 DA
    Cummins QSC 540
    John,
    What a beautiful boat and great pictures. Any concerns on the KVH antennae blocking the running light as your bow rises up on plane?

    Jon
     
  6. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Thanks - not a problem. The light is actually high enough.
     
  7. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    I actually custom made rod holder speaker mounts, but these are not them. The speakers are mounts on their own JL Audio fixed deck speaker mounts. The speakers can be lifted off after loosening 1 wingnut, then rotated 180 degrees to face inside the canvas when you're not at the beach. The wiring runs up the middle of the mounts. I attached the wiring through RCA connectors so I can remove and secure the speakers. The mounts are held on with 4 SS screws each, and all are sealed down including wire holes.
     
  8. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    John,

    I have no idea how I missed this until now. Congratulations!!!. Great looking boat. Looking forward to reading you your trip logs.

    Chuck
     
  9. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Thanks, Chuck!
     
  10. Presentation

    Presentation Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Wisconsin - Winnebago Pool chain of lakes
    280 Sundancer, Westerbeke MPV generator
    twin 5.0's w/BIII drives
    John, the boat is incredible and I am very happy for you two.

    Please keep posting photos of your modifications, discoveries and adventures. I’m enjoying living vicariously thru your postings. Oh, and it does not cost me anything!
     
  11. kevin27

    kevin27 Member

    762
    Aug 8, 2007
    Orlando,FL/Tarpon Springs,FL
    1989 3600 Convertible. 9'6'' AB rib w/ 25hp 2stroke Yamaha. Furuno nav upper and lower helm.
    2002 Cummins 6BTA 330hp diesel straight shaft.
    John, keep the pics comming. Love it!
     
  12. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    I'm in Alaska right now, but, a couple of days ago, we filled the 44 up with fuel and took her out for a test run. Ended up going to a restaurant inside a bayou for lunch. The draw bridge raised to let us in, then we anchored up and dinghy'd to the restaurant. An egret joined us for lunch. These are phone photos - ended up sneaking a couple in from our evening out last week.

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  13. kevin27

    kevin27 Member

    762
    Aug 8, 2007
    Orlando,FL/Tarpon Springs,FL
    1989 3600 Convertible. 9'6'' AB rib w/ 25hp 2stroke Yamaha. Furuno nav upper and lower helm.
    2002 Cummins 6BTA 330hp diesel straight shaft.
    John, if we could get our cat as confortable on the boat as yours we would be good. Looks awsome!
     
  14. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Thanks. We started her young. Now, we'll see what happens when we add our older outdoor cat.
     
  15. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Cat wandering up and down stairs, out to the SP, even on top of the dinghy. She watches the fish in the lights at night.

    I found an old, fresh water leak on the back of my shower mixing valve. Tried to fix it through the access panel, but ended up taking medicine cabinet, 2 ceiling lights, A/C outlet out (30 screws total) to fix it - too much teflon tape which kept the fitting from being tightened down. The fix was to re-do without any tape. There were 2 years of signs of leaking water (fresh water).

    Boat naming with a few close friends followed by a concert DVD on the bridge.
    Dock party by me, Shelli, Tommy and Audrey (60Da), and keg from the marina manager, Ted.
    Our FWebster from this forum is in there somewhere. Where's Frank?

    We're in the swing of things now - just about time to kill this thread and move on to normal, seasonal operations.

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  16. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Pic from underwater camera at idle:

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  17. Pseudomind

    Pseudomind Active Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2011 Hurricane with Magic Tilt Trailer
    115 HP Yamaha Four Stroke
    Okay where is Frank? In which photo?
     
  18. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    2nd to the last.
     
  19. Pseudomind

    Pseudomind Active Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2011 Hurricane with Magic Tilt Trailer
    115 HP Yamaha Four Stroke
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    Okay, black shirt, dark blue or royal blue?
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  20. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Black shirt, but no Freshman. That's it, Frank, you've been outed.
     

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