220 DA thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Marckmann, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Marckmann

    Marckmann New Member

    44
    Oct 5, 2006
    Saylorville, Iowa
    Hi,
    I am looking for other people with 220 Sundancers. I own a 1990.

    Wendy
     
  2. STIHLBOLTS

    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
    There are a few 220DA owners around. Give it a little while and they will start migrating in here. :cool:
     
  3. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    hi Wendy...its Dave from SRO.....I have a '90 220da....good to find you here....you may want to post in sport cruisers.
     
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  4. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Thanks Dave,

    Wendy I went ahead and moved your topic from Sport Boats to Cruisers, hopefully this will get you more help.

    Wesley
     
  5. Jetpig

    Jetpig New Member

    40
    Oct 4, 2006
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Howdy Dave and gang

    I also have a 1990 220 DA. Right now I am in the process of completely redoing the boat cosmetically from top to bottom. Once done, I have to power the boat (no engine yet). Plans to have it in the water by March.
    I fell in love with this boat on first glance.
    Jetpig
    Myrtle Beach SC
     
  6. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    J.P.....was just in Myrtle in April...spent many summers there as a teen...I had relatives in N. Myrtle......good luck with your restoration !
     
  7. Jetpig

    Jetpig New Member

    40
    Oct 4, 2006
    Myrtle Beach SC
    I know I can not wait to get this boat in the water. Still shopping for the best price on a 5.7L. Then have to figure out what is a reasonable price to install it.
    Wendy, what did your boat come with for an engine? Mine original 4.3L, too small. Anyway, can't wait to get back home and go at it some more.
    Yea,Dave, been in the MB area for about 15 years now. Have you had your boat out on the big pond or strictly lakes?
    Jetpig
     
  8. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    No ,not on the big pond.....I've had it on Lake Cumberland in Ky. ( 55,000 acres ) Ohio river , and mainly boat on a Brookville Lk. in Indiana just across the border from me ( I'm in Ohio ). We overnight quite a bit on Brookville....just find a quiet cove , throw anchor and watch a movie at night...I bought a 12v coffee maker for my morning fix !
     
  9. Jetpig

    Jetpig New Member

    40
    Oct 4, 2006
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Sounds like a perfect way to spend a weekend to me! I will probaby be running on the big pond to and from Bald Head Island quite a bit. Never had a boat on salt before. Sounds like it will be very satisfying after all this scrubbing, sanding, cutting, drilling, etc. though.
    Jetpig
     
  10. Marckmann

    Marckmann New Member

    44
    Oct 5, 2006
    Saylorville, Iowa
    I am feeling pretty good about the condition of my boat. I can't imagine redoing the entire boat.

    Do either of you have a swim platform extension. I am thinking about investing in one.

    Oh--by the way we have a 250hp 350 engine (alpha drive). It is a little sluggish. When you go to power the boat--go up a step. Sometimes when we have 8 people on it--it is slow to plane.
     
  11. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    I do not have a swim platform extension....although I've seen a few nicely done......I use my trim tabs to help with initial planing when I have a full load...works great.....Dave.
     
  12. Marckmann

    Marckmann New Member

    44
    Oct 5, 2006
    Saylorville, Iowa
    What exactly do you do with your trim tabs? (???put all the way up or down???) I use them to level the boat when I am on plane--but I haven't paid any attention to them when I am just getting going.

    Wendy
     
  13. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    put 'em both down a bit....maybe put 'em down alot ( if heavy load ).....this will keep the bow down till you plane then you can adjust the tabs back up as needed and adjust your outdrive trim to the "sweet" spot.
     
  14. Fazer100

    Fazer100 New Member

    7
    Nov 12, 2006
    Hello Wendy
    I own a 220da sundancer 1991 4.3lx v6/alpha 1.
    I live on the Isle of Wight,England,
    Sean
     
  15. H2ONUT

    H2ONUT Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Shelton, CT
    2000 215EC
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser Alpha
    90 220DA owner here also.
    Located in CT.
     
  16. Microheavy

    Microheavy New Member

    1
    Dec 14, 2006
    Hi All

    New here, looks great.

    Just about to buy a 91 220 DA Sundancer. I intend to use it for coastal cruising here on the East coast of Ireland.

    A bit nervous about handling at sea - any advice or observations. Fazer100 - I was thinking that your sea conditions would be similar to mine; please tell me it's a doddle on the high seas ...

    Thanks in advance
     
  17. H2ONUT

    H2ONUT Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Shelton, CT
    2000 215EC
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser Alpha
    Did everyone get stuck under the winter tarp :huh: :grin:
     
  18. H2ONUT

    H2ONUT Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Shelton, CT
    2000 215EC
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser Alpha
    Does anyone have a windlass on their 220? If so, can you take some pis inside the anchor locker?

    Thanks...
     
  19. Marckmann

    Marckmann New Member

    44
    Oct 5, 2006
    Saylorville, Iowa
    I believe it is the 6 inches of snow that just came down in Iowa and the -5 degree weather that has put me back in the mood to go boating.

    Anyway--Quint--I was reading on another sea ray website that your prop was getting the best speed of all the ones on that site. You said you had a stanless stell prop.

    I am planning on replacing mine in the spring. Do you have more details on your prop so I don't end up purchasing several before I am happy.

    Thanks,
    Wendy
     
  20. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    wendy , the prop was on the boat when I bought it....I will give it a good look soon and if it is marked will post what info I can...it snowed here today ( ohio )...come on summer !
     

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