260 Sundancer Thread.........Comments questions and answers

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Dave S, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Good luck! I know leaks can be a pain, sometimes.
     
  2. Tradition

    Tradition New Member

    13
    Jan 17, 2018
    Wilmington Ohio
    2005 260 DA
    8.1 Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
    Hello everyone! This forum has been a huge help the past few years in helping me handle all the little issues i have had with this boat. It has been a joy. This one has been by far the most fun to work with. It has so many features that you would not think could be on a trailerable boat that have maid it possible to spend a week on at a time for my family of four at multiple lakes.

    My fresh water tank is located under the forward berth as well. I like the fact that it is located up front. It seems to help the launch a little when the tank is full. The bow seems to drop a little quicker, especially when i have group in the back.

    By the way, does anyone know what the straps in the transom locker are called or where they can be bought? Mine are missing and it would be nice for hanging lines or the power cord.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2018
  3. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's

    Here's a start https://www.westmarine.com/buy/tayl...ge-rail-mount-1-pack-only--403669?recordNum=3
     
  4. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    338
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    Dennis

    i looked at each on the head side.. i suspect your referencing the inner black molding piece? water slips between window and leaks down? they dont appear too dry?

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  5. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    If the water drips in between the glass and where it seals, that will simply drip into the head. The trim ring ring is actually two pieces - if you look closely you will see a thin ring of sealant between the two. There is also sealant around the outer perimeter. If either of those are compromised, they can cause a leak between the head wall and the hull.
     
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  6. krs616

    krs616 Member

    48
    Jan 9, 2011
    Michigan
    2006 270 Amberjack
    Merc 496 Mag 375 hp
    Bravo III
    I'm not sure what they're called but I know what you're talking about...not sure if these would work from West Marine?
    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/tayl...ge-rail-mount-1-pack-only--403669?recordNum=3
     
  7. Tradition

    Tradition New Member

    13
    Jan 17, 2018
    Wilmington Ohio
    2005 260 DA
    8.1 Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
    Thanks I will see if I can make those work. Mine were missing when i got the boat and i don't like it all laying in the bottom in a mess.
     
  8. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
  9. Royal Lichter

    Royal Lichter Member

    66
    Jan 22, 2018
    2005 Sea Ray Sundancer 260
    Single MerCruiser Mag 350 MPI w/ Bravo III
    Has anyone found a source for a replacement (or an upgrade) shower curtain for our 260's? I have a 2005 and my curtain tore. I'd like to make it right again.
     
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  10. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    338
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    what have you done lately?

    my continuing efforts on temp control, installed a 140 thermostat.. replaced gasket on valve cover for genny and replaced the genny anode...

    [​IMG]

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  11. Kendall

    Kendall Member

    367
    Feb 3, 2009
    Lake Wylie SC/SC Coast
    2006 260DA
    "WET BAR"
    Generator

    Tow Vehicle:
    2006 F-350 Dually 4X4 Diesel
    350 MAG w/Bravo III
    Happy:

    What kind of problem are you having? Is the genny running hot? I don't believe the thermostat change will affect this. I checked back a few pages but did not see any discussion on the genny on your 260...
     
  12. Happy Dayz

    Happy Dayz Active Member

    338
    Jun 26, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    '06 260 Sundancer, 6.2, BIII, Kohler 5kw
    79' classic Kona Family Cruiser jet boat..
    6.2 w/ BIII, 502 w/ Berkekley
    i changed the thermo on the engine not genny.. my 06 6.2 raw cooled is getting old and had some overheating issues, think i have them solved and trying the lower temp thermo, have read can help scaling in our warm gulf waters... will see.. heres my overheating thread.. http://clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/260da-6-2-overheating.85794/
     
  13. Tradition

    Tradition New Member

    13
    Jan 17, 2018
    Wilmington Ohio
    2005 260 DA
    8.1 Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
    I went to check on mine. Smelled gas, found fuel leaking around the regulator on the fuel module. I removed the regulator and you guessed it, paint failure in the cool fuel module. Its not even spring yet and the boat bucks are starting to flow. LOL I did call Mercruiser and it sounds like the are going to do the right thing and help with repairs. Just have to drag it to the marina in the spring.
     
  14. DjNiki4

    DjNiki4 Member

    95
    Sep 26, 2016
    NJ/NY/CT
    2004 260 Sundancer
    MAG 350
    Good Day Fellow Boaters,

    Just wanted to say Hello to you all and i am a proud new owner of a 2004 260 Sundancer any tips on what to check - replace before the season starts? i am picking her up this Saturday from Boston. Purchased it from New Wave Yachts
    ...

    Engine Model: 6.2 L MPI HORIZON
    Engine Type: Inboard/Outboard
    Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
    Engine Hours: 357
    Drive Type: Stern drive
    Engine Power: 320 HP

    Thanks
    Nick
     

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  15. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Looks like a great boat.

    Did it come with helm carpeting?

    That would be the only thing I would want to purchase/upgrade.
     
  16. DjNiki4

    DjNiki4 Member

    95
    Sep 26, 2016
    NJ/NY/CT
    2004 260 Sundancer
    MAG 350
    No Unfortunately it does not have the carpet but i did find it for $299
     
  17. DjNiki4

    DjNiki4 Member

    95
    Sep 26, 2016
    NJ/NY/CT
    2004 260 Sundancer
    MAG 350
    Hi All,

    I have had my 04 260 DA for about a week now and its still cold here in NJ so winter projects are underway. . . has anyone done anything of the following. . .

    Install a double sided mirror with led and TV inside
    Full LED Swap
    Upgraded sound system 1 sub and 6 speakers and amps
    Change color of the cushions on the interior

    all this should be done by April so ill post some before and after pictures of what i have done and what i have used.
     
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  18. radscoot

    radscoot New Member

    19
    Nov 8, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Canada
    260 Sundancer, 2006,
    5.7 Merc/Bravo 111
    Hi All

    First post here but I’ve been following this Forum for just over a year. Lots of great info and most questions have been answered. I purchased an 06 260DA November 2016 and had a great first season with it last summer.

    I recently purchased a cockpit cover to go along with the existing Camper Top.

    I am looking for an idea on the dimensions for the placement of the Snaps from the Arch forward around the base of the windshield. Here is a pic of what I am looking for.

    Thanks
     

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  19. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Welcome aboard!

    To answer your question... you're making this harder than it has to be. Install the snaps into the cover where you have existing snaps from the camper canvas. Then, stretch the cover forward nice and snug (you can use tape to help hold it in position) and install the snaps where you need to. Done. No measurements needed - they'll only make this job harder and take longer.
     
  20. radscoot

    radscoot New Member

    19
    Nov 8, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Canada
    260 Sundancer, 2006,
    5.7 Merc/Bravo 111
    That’s exactly what I was going to do. I was hoping someone would post a picture of their Cockpit cover installed so I could get a better idea of how it should fit. I don’t want to install more snaps than are necessary, so the spacing is important.
    Thanks for the reply.
     

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