40 sedan bridge forum

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  1. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    89
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    My apologies for the rather late reply and I see that many others have posted their dinghy solutions, but here’s ours:
    - Zodiac Wave inflatable
    - 8HP Mercury outboard (fits in transom locker)
    - Snap Davits by weaver products

    NOTE the (detachable) transom wheels which provide a built-in trailer for beaching
     

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  2. FeLizDream

    FeLizDream Member GOLD Sponsor

    245
    Jun 28, 2015
    Marco Island Yacht Club, FL
    2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge, with engine synchronizer.
    Cummins 6cta 450 HP, prop 22 Lx 23" L cup.
    Tigger, that looks great, how or where do you carry the engine while you are traveling?
     
  3. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    89
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    The engine fits perfectly in the Transom locker... together with the “trailer wheels”, my hose, shore power cables etc... it’s a bit of a Tetris Game, but it all fits... and keeps the weight (slightly) further forward as well as making the engine less “stealable”... I’ll take a picture next time I’m on the boat...

    Cheers
    Simon
     
  4. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    89
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
  5. Pierpressure1

    Pierpressure1 Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    171
    Sep 8, 2015
    Richmond, VA
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3116
    Has anyone moved their holding tank filter to a remote location? This weekend I had to change mine after tank was overfilled and it was even more unpleasant than normal.
     
  6. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    I had to replace some of my 6.5" hole covers on the bridge/radar arch. I found these at Wholesale Marine, as a perfect fit. Screw holes line up perfect. In case any of you want to do the same.
     

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  7. Drafter

    Drafter Active Member

    125
    Oct 5, 2017
    Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, Oklahoma
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    1969 Boston Whaler 13
    Horizon 454 380's
    That’s good to know. Actually just pulled all 3 of mine out just last weekend and painted them white to get rid of the aged yellow color. I mounted a camera to the one on the arch as a backup camera and to have the ability to see what’s happening in my cockpit from my chart plotter screen.
     
  8. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    89
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    As promised, here's a photo of the engine and all the other stuff, which (just) fits in the transom locker to keep it safe and secure while away from the boat and/or under way...

    Cheers,
    Simon
     

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  9. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    89
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    The plot thickens... I realise that when the pump is on, HOT water spurts from the overflow (see picture)... the pump runs (and water spurts) for about 30 secs until the breaker trips.... hot water comes out of all the faucets (without spluttering) when the pump is running and also when the boat is connected drectly to town water and the pumps are off, so I am assuming that rules out the possibility of an air lock?... I am truly baffled... any and all thoughts/suggestions as to how to trouble shoot this would be greatly appreciated.

    NOTE: I should add that everything has been working perfectly all season until I completely drained the tank to treat it for "bad egg smell" from the faucets... I drained the tank, added a gallon of bleach, then filled the tank, ran the water system until I could smell the bleach from all faucets (hot, cold and anchor wash), then let it sit overnight and flushed it all through... ever started a job in good faith and high hopes only to regret it later????!!!

    Thanks in advance,
    Simon
     

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  10. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    The hot water overflow is a 75psi valve as installed at the factory. Possibly the pump pressure shutoff is shot and it just keep pumping until it exceeds 75psi, shooting water out the HW heater. Kinda guessing here.
     
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  11. Nepenthe

    Nepenthe Member

    88
    Aug 29, 2011
    Fontana on Geneva Lake, Wisconsin
    400 Sedan Bridge
    7.4L Mercruiser
    Thanks for the advice on ordering the trim! I contacted Taylor and have 55' in hand. How did you remove the old trim? Is there a trick to getting it out of the track?
     
  12. PMC

    PMC Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2001 40 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 6CTA
    Really, just pull it. Unless somebody added some sealant, it will come out easy
     
  13. Nepenthe

    Nepenthe Member

    88
    Aug 29, 2011
    Fontana on Geneva Lake, Wisconsin
    400 Sedan Bridge
    7.4L Mercruiser
    Thank you! I will give that a try.
     
  14. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    89
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    Thanks Bill... I think your "guess" got me on the right track, but we'll see... I went to the boat yesterday to do some more trouble-shooting and, as a result, I called Jabsco/Xylem Technical Dept with the symptoms... in the interests of information sharing and in case anyone else has this issue now or in future, here's their email response, verbatim:

    "The problem with your pump is the Check Valve. What you would need to do is to clean it. Take the four bolts out of the head of the pump. The pump will come apart in two pieces the motor and lower housing as one unit and the pump head. Once you spread the two pieces apart the check valve will usually fall out by itself. The check valve looks like a four leaf cover with suctions cup in each corner; that are machine press in. Take the check valve and place it in a bucket of warm water wait a couple of minutes. While the check valve is soaking; take the head where the suction and the discharge hose hookup and rotate and look inside. You will see a circle in the center a 1/8” edge; take a wet towel and wipe off that edge (Front, Back and Top Edge). Take the Check Valve when it’s submerged pick it up and slush it back and forth in the bucket of water for a couple of minutes (While Submerged). This should clear all the particles; place the check valve back in the head of the pump and put it back together; 90% of the time your pump will be back to normal."

    They also sent me the attached Data Sheet, which includes a diagram of the pump components and parts list, in case it's helpful to anyone? (The faulty pump on my boat is a Jabsco PAR-MAX 4 Model No: 3160-7003, but that may not be original?)

    Armed with the above and attached, I will do as they suggest and see if it solves the issue... if the above doesn't work, looks like its a $40 part to replace the check valve, but I can't wait for shipping, so hope the above works!

    Stay tuned...

    Cheers,
    Simon
     

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  15. FeLizDream

    FeLizDream Member GOLD Sponsor

    245
    Jun 28, 2015
    Marco Island Yacht Club, FL
    2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge, with engine synchronizer.
    Cummins 6cta 450 HP, prop 22 Lx 23" L cup.
    Nice setup thank you for posting the pictures
    Fernando
    FeLiz Dream
     
  16. FeLizDream

    FeLizDream Member GOLD Sponsor

    245
    Jun 28, 2015
    Marco Island Yacht Club, FL
    2001 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge, with engine synchronizer.
    Cummins 6cta 450 HP, prop 22 Lx 23" L cup.
    ZZ13
    Bill hurricane Florence is coming your way, hope you and your family are safe, wish you all the best, and no damages
    Fernando
     
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  17. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    89
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    I share Fernando’s sentiments... stay safe, Bill

    Cheers,
    Simon
     
  18. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Thanks. I am in very southeast SC so we are still projected to be in the clear.
     
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  19. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    89
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    UPDATE: In the end I opted to buy a new check valve (~$40 inc chipping from Defender), as, on reflection, I wasn't relishing the prospect of removing and reinstalling the pump (and wiring) twice, if the cleaning option didn't work (I'm 6'3" and it's a tight space)... happy to report that I installed the new check valve and the pump works perfectly - only runs with faucets open and no H/W overflow... actually, the new valve looked pretty much the same as the old after I'd cleaned it (picture attached), but whatever the issue was, it's resolved now...

    However, I assume due to the fact that the pressure relief valve was having to relieve the pressure build up from the pump running 'til the breaker tripped, it now leaks (drips)... but that's an easy $15 fix... oh the joys!
     

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  20. mmills023

    mmills023 Member

    96
    Mar 6, 2018
    Chicago, IL
    2002 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cat C7's
    Question for group - went out last night and noticed my mast nav light wasn't working. I didn't have the tools or the time to troubleshoot, but before I go back I wanted to purchase a bulb in case that is the problem. Does anyone know what bulb goes in that light? LED or otherwise?

    Thank you
    Mike
     

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