40 sedan bridge forum

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  1. JoAna

    JoAna Member

    97
    Feb 10, 2018
    San Diego, CA
    2005 420DB
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3 450HP
    Reading these threads makes me want to time capsule forward two weeks. We don't take delivery of our "new to us" until then so I'm having to be patient. Luckily our new purchase is very clean and updated with one exception... No ICE MAKER!!! yes, folks, it's true, I will have to harken back to my younger days and get a few of the old-fashioned trays and make homemade ice. I would like to add one to the cockpit starboard side just outside the sliding door. But the hubs is reluctant to cut holes even for the water line. I'm guessing it shouldn't be too difficult in fact, I understand some of the new ice maker machines don't event require a drain - they mention just a 1/4"
    tube (i assume this is to drain)????
     
  2. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Congrats! Many of us don't have an ice maker. Mine had the small cockpit fridge option rather than the ice maker. It rusted out and I threw it out and put a door in its place to use the area under the bridge steps for storage. 4 Ice cube trays are working just fine for us.

    One idea some follow is to make no modifications for a year to see how they use the boat. Pretty much what I did (took me more like three years to figure out what I wanted to change).
     
  3. JoAna

    JoAna Member

    97
    Feb 10, 2018
    San Diego, CA
    2005 420DB
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3 450HP

    That's what I'd like to do on ours but I also want to be able to access the camera remotely for security (at least the exterior cam). Arlo Go is one that runs on rechargeable batteries, completely wireless and has it's own sim card (so I won't need the shotty wifi at our marina). Granted it's $10/month on our At&t plan but I'm ok with this for a security camera. They retail at $400 ea. Kinda pricey so I'm still exploring other options before I bite.
     
  4. JoAna

    JoAna Member

    97
    Feb 10, 2018
    San Diego, CA
    2005 420DB
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3 450HP
    That's EXACTLY what the hubs said (sound advice)
     
  5. Drafter

    Drafter Member

    94
    Oct 5, 2017
    Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, Oklahoma
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    1969 Boston Whaler 13
    Horizon 454 380's
    Measure 27 times, cut once. It only hurts for a minute!
     

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  6. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    88
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    Hi Bennett,

    Is this the puppy? http://d7258305.u68.sonicinet.com/Products/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=31
    Can't find one in stock, but before I blow up Google, just thought I'd check?... these things seem to vary wildly from $50 - $500!!!???

    Continued soncere thanks for helping me navigate this minefield!!!

    Cheers,
    Simon
     
  7. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    88
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    A(nother) quick question... does anyone know where I can get awning track in lengths greater than 8'?... Sailrite sells it in 90" lengths (https://www.sailrite.com/Flex-A-Rail-White-90), but I need 10' for half the stern and port side of the cockpit canvas. Thanks in advance.

    Simon
     
  8. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
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  9. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    My stateroom depth repeater is all wired up and working. I got lucky and did not have to run any wire. I used an old disconnected radio remote wire to get the signal from the helm to the salon. Then connected that end to the telephone wire that ran to the stateroom. I long ago took out my telephone jacks and replaced them with extra 110v outlets.

    So should I permanently mount it on the black filler board below the TV or drill a hole in the cabinet between the top outlet and CO detector, and flush mount it there? First one is reversible as I can just replace the filler board should I remove the display. Second is a permanent hole that will look like it was an intended factory install.
     

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  10. Drafter

    Drafter Member

    94
    Oct 5, 2017
    Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, Oklahoma
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    1969 Boston Whaler 13
    Horizon 454 380's
    I would go black filler board. Once you cut into that vitricor, it's forever, and who knows how long that repeater will work or become obsolete. This sounds ridiculous, but I'm still dying to know how that TV plugs in. I have still yet to find an outlet in that factory TV cubby. Mine is plugged in where your iphone chargers are.
     
  11. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    This is inside the cabinet. Looks factory to me but could be previous owner added it when they pulled the factory analog TV. Would be super easy to add. Just daisy chain off the existing outlet.
     

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  12. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    88
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    Just in case anyone’s interested, I called my local Sea Ray Agent, Marine Max, (now THERE’S a radical thought!?) and they can get hold of a 20’ length of awning track for about $25 inc shipping to my home, who knew... should be here in 5 business days, fingers crossed!

    Trying to do my bit for this great forum!

    Cheers,
    Simon
     
  13. The crime scene

    The crime scene Member GOLD Sponsor

    71
    Aug 29, 2015
    Lake Barkley, Kentucky
    2001 Sedan Bridge 480
    Twin 3196 Caterpillars
    I have a 400 Sedan Bridge so I am not sure if your layout is the same, but I installed an ice maker on the port side under the steps on my boat. The hatch originally had a freezer installed and I changed it out for an icemaker (The freezer quit working). The water line was easy since there is already a hole in the floor to the engine room behind the old freezer. I split the faucet in the engine room with a simple garden hose faucet splitter and ran the hose from the splitter through the hole in the floor to the back of the ice maker, which has a garden hose size connector. It was a tight squeeze to get the ice maker in, but it fit. I had to make some minor hole modifications to the original wooden trim inside the hatch which held the freezer, but overall it was a simple conversion. The icemaker does not make ice fast, but it is convenient. Congrats on the boat. I love my 400.
     
  14. JoAna

    JoAna Member

    97
    Feb 10, 2018
    San Diego, CA
    2005 420DB
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3 450HP
    the previous owner has already installed a small fridge in that space but maybe I can add one on the stb side (directly facing where yours is) probably be the same install using the ER faucet with your splitter. I'll have the boat in our slip soon so I'll research it then.
     
  15. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
  16. Arickosmo

    Arickosmo Member

    264
    Apr 10, 2012
    Middle Coast
    2003 400DB
    Mercruiser 8.1L
    That's exactly where mine is, 2003. I'm still dragging my feet on deciding how to mount the new tv.
     
  17. Drafter

    Drafter Member

    94
    Oct 5, 2017
    Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, Oklahoma
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    1969 Boston Whaler 13
    Horizon 454 380's
    I made a 90 degree "L" out of 2x6 w/ a couple of steel angle braces from the hardware store to hold it stiff. About 16x16. I painted it all black, and screwed the horizontal piece to the floor of the existing TV cubby. I mounted an articulating arm to the vertical piece with all of it pushed back in just enough for the articulating arm to tuck within the original opening when folded, and make the tv look like a flush mount with the cabinet face. The arm tilts, rotates, and is able to be pulled out and turned, to face the bed.
     
  18. mmills023

    mmills023 Member SILVER Sponsor

    81
    Mar 6, 2018
    Chicago, IL
    2002 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cat C7's
    Hey everyone - been looking at buying a 400 Sedan Bridge for a while now. I found one that has CAT C7's in it. I cant find any other 400 that has those engines. I called Sea Ray and it came with 3126B's and were replaced under warranty with the C7's. Question I have for the folks here. Any thoughts on the C7? Anyone heard of a C7 in a 400 before? its a 2002 model and has about 700 hours on the C7's Any thoughts would be helpful
     
  19. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    I have never seen a 400DB where a buyer chose the 3126 option. You are probably looking at one of a kind with the C7. fwebster is the resident CAT expert on here. If he doesn't see this and respond in a few days try starting a new thread in the Diesel Engines section.
     
  20. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    The C-7 is the replacement engine in Caterpillar's line for the 3126/ 350hp application. C-7's were used because there are no more new 3126's. The Cat C series is significantly further down the technology path that the 3116/3126 which are mechanical engines. You can have problems with any diesel engine, but the Cat C engines are typically Caterpillar….i.e. bullet proof.

    And, yes, there are a few 3126 400DB's, but there aren't many for a couple of reasons: The 400 was first offered at a time when dealers sold everything as soon as the boats hit the showroom. Sea Ray was only taking 400 orders if there was a signed sales contract attached to the order form. This was the latest and best executed sedan in this size class that SR ever offered and it was a hot seller that every dealer wanted on his lot. Most dealers handled the pre-sold requirement by getting a customer to agree to have his name used in this manner so the dealer could get at least 1 inventory boat. Eventually, and for the first year or so this was the way most 400's were sold. Since they were destined for a dealers showroom, most had very few options and the 3126 was kind of expensive for a little performance boost.

    ANd the cost for the 3126 option is the other reason we don't see many. IN actual practice, even thought they have a larger displacement and develop a few more horsepower, the torque surge on the 350 hp 3116 and the 420hp 3126 are nearly identical up to about 23-2400 rpm, which is recommended cruise speed. That means you really only take advantage of the added hp on the 3126 after you get to an RPM range that is above where you should be running the engines anyway. So, most experienced buyers just didn't spend the extra $8-$10K for the 3126 option.
     
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