420 DA Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Skip, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    903
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    Ours stays off too. The wife loves it, but it's a PITA to get on and off. Plus, it attracts dirt and mildew. And I think the boat just looks better without it.

    I was thinking of putting this underneath to see if it would solve most of the issues.

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  2. radaron

    radaron New Member GOLD Sponsor

    29
    Jun 4, 2010
    NJ
    2006 44 Sundancer
    Satara
    Cummins QSC500's
    On to the next mystery. When we were going over everything our new found joy had to offer, the previous owner handed this (see photo) to me and said no one could tell him how to set it up. We suspect there are poles missing. It's definitely some sort of sunshade for the cockpit area. Ive tried every search term I could think of to no avail. no 420 or 44 for sale in the last 6 months has had anything like it in the listing photos.
    The curved area has zippers and it zips up perfectly to the aft of the hardtop. The 2 corners that would line up with the stern have grommets as if for a pole-end to go through.
    Appreciate any info or even a SWAG (scientific wild a** guess) or 2. IMG-17691.jpg
     
  3. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    903
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    You don't need it. Just ship it to me. I'll even pay shipping.

    ;)

    Looks like a sunshade for the cockpit. Probably has two poles that fit in the rod holders and hold it up.
     
  4. Robski97

    Robski97 Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    use two telescoping poles. u should see some kinda lip they will slide into

    Rob
     
  5. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    991
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I have thought of doing something similar just to extend the hard top to get a break from the sun... If you get it figured out post some pictures.
     
  6. radaron

    radaron New Member GOLD Sponsor

    29
    Jun 4, 2010
    NJ
    2006 44 Sundancer
    Satara
    Cummins QSC500's
    Thanks all, will try some tent poles and see if it starts to make sense.
     
  7. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    Any chance you have the previous owners contact info? It doesn't make sense for them to take the poles with them when they sold the boat. I'm sure you've looked all over the boat for them already..
     
  8. radaron

    radaron New Member GOLD Sponsor

    29
    Jun 4, 2010
    NJ
    2006 44 Sundancer
    Satara
    Cummins QSC500's
    I'm no.3, the previous owner had it for only a short time and 'found" the surprise canvas stowed well after he took possession. If I ever get it worked out, he would be interested in seeing it as well I think.
     
  9. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Member SILVER Sponsor

    696
    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 15hp Mercury
    I’m having a sunshade panel similar made for our boat with extendable poles in rod holders for the back corners. I’ll post pics in spring.
     
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  10. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    991
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I don't have rod holders. Is there an ideal place to install them?..does someone have a pic?.... I haven't looked close but seems to be some interference with the vent right there

    I also want to use the rod holders for a grill.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018
  11. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    At one point I was thinking of installing the rod holders but chickened out when it came time to cut the holes. It looks like that portion of the deck is cored and you'd need to be very thorough in making sure water didn't reach the coring. That said, I could be wrong about it being cored.
     
  12. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    903
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s

    Please have whoever you use to make it keep the pattern. I'll sign up for one.

    Gotta be cheaper than these.

    here's a solution from ttopcovers
    https://www.ttopcovers.com/gallery/photo-galleries/ultimate-boat-shade-kit
    they would make it 11' at the hard top, 12' at the poles and 5' deep. black only. comes with 2 poles ($122.50/ea if purchased separately) and 6 sea sucker marine grade suction cups ($38/ea if purchased separately).
    total $1,398.
     
  13. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    991
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Yikes!?!...
     
  14. radaron

    radaron New Member GOLD Sponsor

    29
    Jun 4, 2010
    NJ
    2006 44 Sundancer
    Satara
    Cummins QSC500's
    The material I have is the mesh/sunblocker material. happy to pass along those measurements. We won't be pulling the wraps for a few weeks but as soon as we do I'll gladly post some pics and measurements once we figure out the pole situation.
     
  15. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Member SILVER Sponsor

    696
    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 15hp Mercury
    I will be spending close to that much. I’m using Sunbrella Contour Fabric. https://www.sunbrella.com/en-us/fabrics/item/1901/2641-0000/Apex-Wren I’m trying to coordinate this with my flooring and will be trimmed with black to match my canvas.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018
  16. radaron

    radaron New Member GOLD Sponsor

    29
    Jun 4, 2010
    NJ
    2006 44 Sundancer
    Satara
    Cummins QSC500's
    Hope this is useful for starters. Let me know if I can sunshadeDims.jpg provide any more detail.
     
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  17. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    903
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    What's the width at the two points? Same as the top?
     
  18. radaron

    radaron New Member GOLD Sponsor

    29
    Jun 4, 2010
    NJ
    2006 44 Sundancer
    Satara
    Cummins QSC500's
    I laid it out as keeping the seams as straight as possible and came up with 102.5 inches wide outside dims. The points are 2 inches wide not including the zipper.
    With Mother Natures blessing, we pull the wraps in 15 days, I'll zip this thing onto the aft of the hard top and confirm some more of the measurements first available opportunity.
     
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  19. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    991
    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Grill On Board - I want to add a propane grill to the boat that stays on board. I will use a rod holder to mount it when using. I am just curious if anyone keeps one on board and where they store it. There isn't a lot of room under the cockpit seats and I don't want it under the salon floor necessarily. If you do have a spot let me know make and model if possible... Thanks
     
  20. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Member SILVER Sponsor

    696
    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 15hp Mercury
    I have a Magma gas grill that stays mounted to the back corner all summer.
    Sorry pictures are not great
     

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