26' Sundancer with factory gen set.??

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  1. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    Greetings

    I have a 1981 260 Sundancer which has what appears to be a factory installed Onan MCCK 6.5 kw. marine generator set in a compartment located in front of the v berth. I have been informed by a few members of this site that the generator was not offered as an option on this boat in 1981, that Sea Ray would never put a gen.set in front of the v berth, that a 6.5 kw. gen.set is way too big and heavy for a 26 foot boat, etc.

    Does anyone know if this was an option offered by Sea Ray in 1981? Does anyone have a similar sized boat with a factory gen. set located ahead of the v berth; if so, what size is it?

    Thanks
    Hpcranko_O
     
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    That's a typical place for an air conditioner, buy I've never seen a generator up there.
     
  3. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    Thanks Jim G, stay tuned.

    Hpcrank:cool:
     
  4. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Note: Jim, He said in front of the V-berth, not under it.
     
  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I'm curious - does it get fuel from your primary tanks? Do you have a separate blower up there for the compartment it's in?

    Have you run it?
     
  6. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
    IMG_4230.JPG Troll?
     
  7. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    I can't imagine HOW this would be an option - both from a practical/space issue and a safe issue. BUT, it's a moot point. I think, regardless if it was an original option... do you really think it's safe to have fuel lines running though a living area, let alone an old, dirty CO producing device literally inches from where you sleep - separated by a bulkhead that is likely not well sealed anymore?

    However, I looked at an old paper brochure... it is not listed as an option. Also, the pictures of the interior appear to be the normal pictures we would expect with no physical room for a genny.

    You're going to have to post some pictures for us.

    At nearly 40 years old and who knows how many previous owners, there's no telling what "modification" may have been done over the years. Did you by chance buy this boat from an estate after the owner passed away?
     
  8. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
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    IMG_4230.JPG This guy is trolling. He pops up and then disappears. What he is asserting is not possible from a space perspective. Sort of wierd. Suggest ignoring him.
     
  9. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    Hi
    I have not run the generator yet. My boat has only one 100 gal. tank. Yes the gen. compartment has a blower on the starboard side and a fresh air inlet on the port side.

    VR.
    Hpcrank
     
  10. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    Hi

    I'm not sure what trolling means unless we are talking fishing. You seem really upset with me, sorry if I've offended you as that is not my intent.

    VR.
    Hpcrank
     
  11. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    Hi

    I bought the boat from a young man who was moving out of state and had another boat so sold me the second one.

    I guess it isn't a good idea to run a gas line thru the occupied spaces in a boat but that said, there is a 100 gal. gas tank on the other side of the aft berth bulkhead :).

    I do intend to upload some pictures, going to work on the boat tomorrow so will get pictures then.

    Thanks for your reply.

    VR.
    Hpcrank
     
  12. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    Have not run the gen. yet. There is a blower and fresh air intake in the gen. compartment.

    VR.
    Hpcrank
     
  13. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    As an Architect with nearly 40 years experience, a licensed contractor, restorer of classic cars and sprint car builder & crew chief IMO I am qualified to judge if there is adequate room for a gen. set and there is.

    VR.
    Hpcrank
     
  14. DWABoat

    DWABoat Active Member

    289
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Well...the interest is certainly high on this boat of yours. Don’t keep us waiting on those pics too long!
     
  15. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    New England & South Florida
    Boatless
    Boatless
    this guy is a tool - just search his screen name - comes up on a hotrodders forum talking about pulling a 41' trailer with a pontiac that has 557k on it as well as his fleet of other cars and crew chief experience for his sons sprint car........they call him out for pics and guess what......STOP FEEDING THIS TROLL
     
  16. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    Gentlemen

    I've taken a number of picks, hope to be able to transfer to my computer then pose here. Sorry about the delay, I'm trying.

    VR. Hpcrank
     
  17. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
     
  18. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    Hello again. I am now going to TRY to attach some photos of the generator in my 260 sundancer.
     

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  19. hpcrank

    hpcrank Member

    107
    Feb 4, 2016
    Col. Spgs, Co-Lake Pueblo State Park
    1981 260 Sundancer with rebuilt 454/Mercruiser330-I/O. w/ alum. hard top with front and side wdos
    One rebuilt 330 hp. 454 Chevy
    Hi

    Would you like photos of the trailer and the Pontiac wagon and the 88 Mustang GT convertible and the two Fiat 124 Spiders and the 96 F350 Dually and the 95 Blazer and the 305 sprint car and the 360 sprint car?

    Hpcrank
     
  20. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    New England & South Florida
    Boatless
    Boatless
    I stand corrected.......that gennie install took real determination......if you want to post any of your other junk there is a "car" thread on here somewhere
     

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