460 Sundancer upgrades

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by TheWolfTC, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. TheWolfTC

    TheWolfTC True BOAT nut!!

    654
    Jul 11, 2012
    Elk Rapids
    1999 Sea Ray 460 Dancer
    Highfield 340 DLX Dinghy
    Raymarine a98's and a68 with Quantum 2 radar
    Twin Volvo Penta TAMD-73p EDC
    Hi All,
    Just been having fun the past couple years upgrading the 460 we own. Rather than post a ton of pics...I have a Shutterfly site that shows everything...some fun stuff and some boring stuff, nonetheless a bunch of upgrades that were easy to do. (except for the recent trim replacement...LOL)

    Enjoy:
    https://wolfsden460sundancer.shutterfly.com/pictures

    Merry Christmas!!
     
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  2. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy w/15hp
    3126 Cat's
    Very nice, let me know when you coming to Seattle next, so I can kidnap you for a month or two...
     
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  3. frosh coach

    frosh coach Member

    221
    Apr 20, 2011
    Long Island Sound, New Haven CT
    1997 300 DA,
    1994 300 DA (SOLD)
    1989 230 (SOLD)
    Twin Mercruiser 350 FWC, 300 HP MPI V-drives
    great job! where did you get the silver/chrome trim? I'd like to get rid of the gold in my 97 300.
     
  4. TheWolfTC

    TheWolfTC True BOAT nut!!

    654
    Jul 11, 2012
    Elk Rapids
    1999 Sea Ray 460 Dancer
    Highfield 340 DLX Dinghy
    Raymarine a98's and a68 with Quantum 2 radar
    Twin Volvo Penta TAMD-73p EDC
    I ordered the radius curved trim from Kathy Olson Kathy@kofflersales.com at Koffler Sales: WWW.KOFFLERSALES.COM
    Part # (#rA60ACG) POLISHED CHROME, SCHLUTER TILE EDGING ANODIZED ALUMINUM ***** WITH A
    RADIUS CURVE , 1/4"H X98.5"L
     
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  5. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    New Bern, NC
    CY 3375
    7.4 MPI twin
    Wow!.....somebody knows their way around the toolbox.
     
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  6. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Nice work!!! You seem to be a lot like me, OCD and have to keep the projects going.
     
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  7. TheWolfTC

    TheWolfTC True BOAT nut!!

    654
    Jul 11, 2012
    Elk Rapids
    1999 Sea Ray 460 Dancer
    Highfield 340 DLX Dinghy
    Raymarine a98's and a68 with Quantum 2 radar
    Twin Volvo Penta TAMD-73p EDC
    Oh yeah....O.C.D. are my actual initials my friends tell me. I just say it's merely a hobby...that said, I like it to be as perfect as possible because, if I'm going to do something I might as well do it right!! :)
     
  8. TheWolfTC

    TheWolfTC True BOAT nut!!

    654
    Jul 11, 2012
    Elk Rapids
    1999 Sea Ray 460 Dancer
    Highfield 340 DLX Dinghy
    Raymarine a98's and a68 with Quantum 2 radar
    Twin Volvo Penta TAMD-73p EDC
    I spend a lot of time researching something before wanting to tackle it...LOL I must go over it 100 times in my mind and think through all possible problems, before cutting the first piece or drilling a hole.

    The stern thruster was a true...measure 80 times and drill...no wait, measure 20 more times THEN drill. I even went so far as to build a mock up of what the motor and mount would be like, then "installed" it in the bilge under genny to make sure it would fit and clear the through hull fittings, this was the scariest hole to drill!! My fiberglass guy always says, "if you screw it up I can fix it, so have at it!!!"

    The flooring was fun...for that I enlisted my buddy with a digitizing machine. After he digitized the floor we took it to his computer and laid out every piece to see how they would fit and align with the hatch holes. We didn't want a piece to be 1/2" short of the edge of a hatch, so this took some time. After all that was done, we sent the layout to the CNC and I placed all the flooring pieces on the table just right so as to eliminate as much waste as possible. After routing it all out, I numbered every piece so I knew where it went on the boat. We had to do this process in 4 stages as the CNC table is only 6' X 10' and the salon floor is much larger. Getting the pieces from cut 1 to align with cut 2, 3 and 4 was also fun, but with a little thought we got it. Once it was all cut I merely had to go to the boat and put it together by following the numbers...it was pretty slick and went very fast.....but it was a lot of planning!

    The recent trim job was the hardest of them all...this is definitely a job that tested my ability. This did take many tools out of the box and some creativity in some areas. The trim is installed long before the cabinets ever go into the boat! It was a total PIA! Worth it, but a PIA!!!

    All in all, just can't sit still and there is always something to do. Just trying not to go too far so that another person will want to purchase the boat some day.

    Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2020
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  9. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    New Bern, NC
    CY 3375
    7.4 MPI twin
    I want to buy your used stuff when you're done with it.
     
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  10. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    This is only the second time I've seen a liquor dispenser on a boat like that. I can't think of a better way to get really schnockered than to have that kind of access - "touch of a button". Yikes :)
     
  11. TheWolfTC

    TheWolfTC True BOAT nut!!

    654
    Jul 11, 2012
    Elk Rapids
    1999 Sea Ray 460 Dancer
    Highfield 340 DLX Dinghy
    Raymarine a98's and a68 with Quantum 2 radar
    Twin Volvo Penta TAMD-73p EDC
    All in moderation. :) Never on while cruising or the boat is in motion though.

    At the docks, a different story altogether. In reality, it keeps the counters clear of having all the different bottles out. As you can see, the 460 is a large boat, but seriously lacks cockpit counter space.
     
  12. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    Back Cove 37
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Cummins QSC 8.3 600
    We drink a lot of seltzer on the boat, no so much booze. I’d love a soda gun version of that.
     
  13. bbrinks

    bbrinks Member

    49
    Jul 23, 2020
    Spring Lake, Michigan
    2006 52 Sundancer
    Cummins QSM11 660’s
     
  14. bbrinks

    bbrinks Member

    49
    Jul 23, 2020
    Spring Lake, Michigan
    2006 52 Sundancer
    Cummins QSM11 660’s
    Thanks for this post. Where did you source the chrome outlet trims from?
     
  15. TheWolfTC

    TheWolfTC True BOAT nut!!

    654
    Jul 11, 2012
    Elk Rapids
    1999 Sea Ray 460 Dancer
    Highfield 340 DLX Dinghy
    Raymarine a98's and a68 with Quantum 2 radar
    Twin Volvo Penta TAMD-73p EDC
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