300DB Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Sea Rays' started by AKBASSKING, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. AKBASSKING

    AKBASSKING Active Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Alaska Summer/Columbia River winter
    1988 Yacht Fisher
    Twin 375hp Cat 3208 T/A
    Hey all you 300DB owners. I thought I would start this thread, so we can bounce issues off of each other as it relates to our boats.

    I am in the middle of restoring mine and I know I will run across things and scratch my head and ask, "Why did they do that?" So hopefully we can help each other out here and share our experience.

    We may not be the biggest, but most of us have what all the big boys have.
     
  2. AKBASSKING

    AKBASSKING Active Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Alaska Summer/Columbia River winter
    1988 Yacht Fisher
    Twin 375hp Cat 3208 T/A
    Well this weekend, I replaced all the exhaust hoses on both engines. Some I had to cut off. Found the reduces are bad and I am replacing those. Got both engines started which was a big relief as they have not been started since last June.

    Both ran good. The port engine will need a new ignition switch. The Stbd engine will need a new starter. I will be going through both with new plugs, wires caps etc.

    I need to clean the raw water filters and modify them so I can hook up a water hose to run them. The plunger thing you place over the inlet is alright but doesn't supply enough water. All the valves are stuck in the open position, so that will be a job.

    All in all good weekend and making progress.
     
  3. Pack66Dad

    Pack66Dad New Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Browns Point, Washington
    1997 41 Convertible
    Caterpillar 3126 Diesels
    I found it!
    I was wondering if we had a thread somewhere on here. Maybe if I bump it to the top we will get the rest of the 300DB guys to jump in and say hi.

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    BTW, I'm having the canvas finished so all the fly bridge and aft deck are covered and tied together so here are the before pics :smt001
     
  4. AKBASSKING

    AKBASSKING Active Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Alaska Summer/Columbia River winter
    1988 Yacht Fisher
    Twin 375hp Cat 3208 T/A
    I think we have the most versatile Sea Rays around! :smt038

    I would still like a little more room between the engines.....:smt089
     
  5. jorge

    jorge New Member

    33
    Oct 14, 2010
    Puerto Rico
    300 Sedan bridge 1987
    350 crusaider 5.7lt
    Hi: my name is :George
    we live in the Caribbean.
    I have the same boat 1987 / 300 sedan bridge, for five years now its a great boat.
    Do you have any documentation of the electrical wiring of that boat ?
    Any information will be great ?
    I have twin Crusaders 270hp with a onan 4.5kw.
     
  6. blackbeard

    blackbeard New Member

    43
    Apr 2, 2010
    Hampton,Va.
    305 Sedan Bridge 1988
    mercruiser twin 350s,straight drives
    Hey AKBASSKING,I have the 88 305 DB and went to different exhaust manifolds on my twin 350s and I can move between the engines now.
     
  7. Pack66Dad

    Pack66Dad New Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Browns Point, Washington
    1997 41 Convertible
    Caterpillar 3126 Diesels
    Pictures please :smt001
     
  8. AKBASSKING

    AKBASSKING Active Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Alaska Summer/Columbia River winter
    1988 Yacht Fisher
    Twin 375hp Cat 3208 T/A
    Yes pictures please
     
  9. AKBASSKING

    AKBASSKING Active Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Alaska Summer/Columbia River winter
    1988 Yacht Fisher
    Twin 375hp Cat 3208 T/A
    Send me a PM with your email address. I have a full set of wiring schematics and other stuff.

    Welcome George! Post some pics of your boat!
     
  10. blackbeard

    blackbeard New Member

    43
    Apr 2, 2010
    Hampton,Va.
    305 Sedan Bridge 1988
    mercruiser twin 350s,straight drives
    ok,will work on getting some pictures
     
  11. jorge

    jorge New Member

    33
    Oct 14, 2010
    Puerto Rico
    300 Sedan bridge 1987
    350 crusaider 5.7lt
    thanks, in advance:
    my email : jorgeocordero@gmail.com
    don't know how to post pictures , But i will. it's a promise it is you same boat only with crusaders.
    a don't have schematic or information only a brochure i found on the internet.:smt038
     
  12. AKBASSKING

    AKBASSKING Active Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Alaska Summer/Columbia River winter
    1988 Yacht Fisher
    Twin 375hp Cat 3208 T/A
  13. jorge

    jorge New Member

    33
    Oct 14, 2010
    Puerto Rico
    300 Sedan bridge 1987
    350 crusaider 5.7lt
    i put some pictures on my albun !!
    i see that you cover the windows with canvas can people see throu at night with the interior lamps on or you get some privacy.
     
  14. jorge

    jorge New Member

    33
    Oct 14, 2010
    Puerto Rico
    300 Sedan bridge 1987
    350 crusaider 5.7lt
    :thumbsup:
     
  15. AKBASSKING

    AKBASSKING Active Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Alaska Summer/Columbia River winter
    1988 Yacht Fisher
    Twin 375hp Cat 3208 T/A
    Nice Pics Jorge! Yep figured out how to spell your name. Welcome.....
     
  16. Pack66Dad

    Pack66Dad New Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Browns Point, Washington
    1997 41 Convertible
    Caterpillar 3126 Diesels
    I think that's my boat you are talking about Jorge. And yes the canvas helps a little but you can still see through them at night with the lights on.

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  17. jorge

    jorge New Member

    33
    Oct 14, 2010
    Puerto Rico
    300 Sedan bridge 1987
    350 crusaider 5.7lt
    :grin: you dit great!
    I have a onan 4.5kw generator that uses a special spark plug at $14.00 each. I bought a regular one, not marine and i will replace the wiring abd try to use the same coil . thats my proyect this weekend.

    :smt043lets see if it work!
     
  18. jorge

    jorge New Member

    33
    Oct 14, 2010
    Puerto Rico
    300 Sedan bridge 1987
    350 crusaider 5.7lt
    You did a great canvas job, looks great. I was thinking of use that material on the windshield .But dont know if it will be to light for the interiors to be protected from the sun.
     
  19. Pack66Dad

    Pack66Dad New Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Browns Point, Washington
    1997 41 Convertible
    Caterpillar 3126 Diesels
    The side canvas does provide a lot of shade. But then again I live in the Pacific North West so sun is not our major concern :lol:
     
  20. AKBASSKING

    AKBASSKING Active Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Alaska Summer/Columbia River winter
    1988 Yacht Fisher
    Twin 375hp Cat 3208 T/A
    LOL yeah, I have started to grow mold in my arm pits since I moved here!

    Jorge, In your part of the country I think the canvas on the windows would help you keep your cabin cooler. My 300 came with smoke windows in the back, but since I will be operating my boat in Alaska, when I replaced them, I went with regular windows...................
     

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