48 DA Owners Club

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  1. dcwjd

    dcwjd Member

    174
    Oct 17, 2006
    Lindenhurst, NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540
    What bulb did you use and where did you purchase them? Did you use the same bulbs for the reading lights?
     
  2. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Great first post sir! If I had the power to do it, I would give you the honorable "Great First Post" award!

    Some of the LEDs that I've used are just a little too long, and I will leave one of the small springs off so they don't get bent and damaged....
     
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  3. HoneyBadger48

    HoneyBadger48 New Member

    4
    Mar 26, 2017
    Texas
    2007 48 Sundancer
    540 Cummins
    Hi Jeffrey, no I have not had to do that. Sorry I can't be of more help.
     
  4. HoneyBadger48

    HoneyBadger48 New Member

    4
    Mar 26, 2017
    Texas
    2007 48 Sundancer
    540 Cummins
    These are the ones I used from Amazon. And yes, they went into the reading lights as well. The light that is produced is the same intensity and color as the factory bulbs. You can't even tell. If you want the bright white look I would use something else. I like the warm color of these for the interior.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C8G7PUG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    These are the ones I used for the engine compartment. They are white light.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072K24LRH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    And these are the ones that went into the showers.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BF65WW7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  5. dcwjd

    dcwjd Member

    174
    Oct 17, 2006
    Lindenhurst, NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540
    Thanks this is going to be my next project. Do you happen to remember the count for each?
     
  6. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    493
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    I upgraded all of my lights to LED's, but it was still too dark for my in the ER so I added these but I think they came in a 6 pack when I purchased them: https://www.amazon.com/FloodLight-W...gateway&sprefix=12v+led+flood,aps,153&sr=8-76
     
  7. HoneyBadger48

    HoneyBadger48 New Member

    4
    Mar 26, 2017
    Texas
    2007 48 Sundancer
    540 Cummins
    The ones I used for the interior came in a pack of 10 and I bought 3 packs and had several left over. So a few more than 20 for the interior.
    For the engine compartment it comes in a pack of 6 and you need all 6.
    For the showers it comes in a pack of 4 and I believe I used 2.
     
  8. dcwjd

    dcwjd Member

    174
    Oct 17, 2006
    Lindenhurst, NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540
    Thanks i'm going to order now
     
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  9. Sooliman

    Sooliman New Member

    8
    Aug 22, 2019
    South Shore, LI
    2006 Sea Ray 48DA
    2016 Sea Hunt 27 Gamefish CC (“little boat”)
    2012 11' Mercury Amanzi 350
    Cummins QSC 8.3 540HO
    Yamaha Twin 150s
    Mercury 40HP
    Greeting everyone! My first post. I’m looking at a few 48’ DAs, and each has its own set of improvements that can be made. In other words, none has every option and I’m curious as to what folks have added.
    My question(s) are:
    1) has anyone added and/or replaced the Splendide washer/dryer, looks like a really tight fit through the mid cabin door. Is it worth it?
    2) has anyone added cockpit air (can’t believe someone ordered without this. Yes, the Genny is only a 9kw on that DA.
    3) has anyone added a factory hydraulic lift - my understanding is that the parts are still available surplus down in Florida.

    Many thanks to everyone, this thread is amazing!
     
  10. jeffrey vargas

    jeffrey vargas Member

    95
    Feb 4, 2019
    Sacramento, Ca
    2008 Sea Ray Sundancer 48
    Cummins QSC 8.3
  11. Rocket

    Rocket Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    595
    Jan 14, 2008
    Long Island NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Previous: 2004 420DA, 2007 320DA, 2006 240DA
    Cummins QSC 540 8.3
    Welcome! A few answers for you.
    1. That splendide washer dryer you would need electric, water feeds, drain and exhaust added. Ill measure when I get to the boat but I think you will fit it through the campanionway door. Biggest struggle installing one would be the exhaust. You will need to cut a 4” hole in your hull to accommodate the exhaust vent.
    2. To install cockpit air you will need to remove the entire cockpit seat which is attached to the console behind the helm chairs. Add a new through hull, sea clock,strainer, pump, plumbing electric and duct. Again this is doing but will be costly and a lot of effort. Then there is the Genny issue. Ive never seen a 48 DA offered with out.
    3. Hydraulic platform is by far the easiest to ad. Call Florida Bow thruster they do it all day long. They will quote you like $ 28 k but I got them down to $ 24k with a turn key install. When I bought my 48DA I couldn’t find a clean boat with platform. The condition of the boat was really way more important the the platform. After deciding what type of dinghy I was using we decided to use the Hurly products. They work very well. I would recommend the H30 with wireless battery operated winch. System can handle up top 600 pounds. My tender is 300 lbs, I don’t like to run with a lot of weigh back there.

    Good luck! My boat is on the market. You should take a look and I see you are in LI
     
  12. Sooliman

    Sooliman New Member

    8
    Aug 22, 2019
    South Shore, LI
    2006 Sea Ray 48DA
    2016 Sea Hunt 27 Gamefish CC (“little boat”)
    2012 11' Mercury Amanzi 350
    Cummins QSC 8.3 540HO
    Yamaha Twin 150s
    Mercury 40HP
    Thanks Rocket, really appreciate your reply and insight. 1) The Splendide sounds like too much of a PITA...not sure how often you use yours, but I’ve also heard they’re not the greatest (compared with land-based units). Would love a little feedback on that 2) The lack of cockpit air seems like a total non-starter, although the 48 I’ve found without it is a low hour fresh water boat. Either way, not worth going down that road.
    3) I’ve used Hurley’s in the past (I installed an H2O on my most recent now sold vessel) and I’ve been perfectly satisfied, but think the platform would be a nice-to-have. Certainly not a deal breaker, but good to know it could be added.

    Finally, I’m exploring options, feel free to PM me.
    Thank you again!
     
  13. JB MARSHALL

    JB MARSHALL Member

    133
    Aug 1, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    2009-48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    Sooliman in my opinion the Splendide is a waste, we took ours out and use the space as a nice closet. No regret there. The cockpit AC is nice to have however I can only count on one hand the number of times we have used it and it was mostly when we were traveling during rain and had all the canvas closed up. We never use it when it's hot and sunny. Of the three options I would definitely want the hydraulic swim platform.

    As a side note, if you are looking for a very nice 48DA you should really look at Rockets. It's beautiful and has been well taken care of.

    Good luck with your search
    JB
     
  14. prkeyes

    prkeyes New Member

    10
    Sep 24, 2009
    Long Island Sound
    2008 48 Sundancer
    T QSC 8.3 540
     
  15. prkeyes

    prkeyes New Member

    10
    Sep 24, 2009
    Long Island Sound
    2008 48 Sundancer
    T QSC 8.3 540
    How complicated was it to remove the Splendide from the boat? Did you have to remove the door frame into the aft cabin?
     
  16. Rocket

    Rocket Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    595
    Jan 14, 2008
    Long Island NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Previous: 2004 420DA, 2007 320DA, 2006 240DA
    Cummins QSC 540 8.3
    IF you are doing trips more than a 3 days we use the Spendide all the time. It takes about 1.5 for a wash/dry cycle. You don’t need if you are doing day trips.
    Cockpit AC we use all the time. It’s a must!!! Use it at the dock at night, i never leave my cockpit exposed overnight unless its dry.
    Hydraulic, depends on tender size. we choose to keep it light because we travel a lot.
     
  17. JB MARSHALL

    JB MARSHALL Member

    133
    Aug 1, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    2009-48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3

    Fortunately I was not the one who took it out but the door frames were not removed or damaged.
     
  18. prkeyes

    prkeyes New Member

    10
    Sep 24, 2009
    Long Island Sound
    2008 48 Sundancer
    T QSC 8.3 540
    Good to know. Thanks for the info.
     
  19. ahodek

    ahodek New Member

    12
    Jun 14, 2017
    Pickwick, TN
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    First repair needed on my 2008 48. Port side "Connection, Exhaust Outlet" (Cummins part # 3978849) which is the elbow coming out of the turbo. It developed a crack and is leaking. Does anyone know of an aftermarket supplier for these? Cummins wants $4600, DeAngelo is half that but I was wondering if the Sea Ray community new of place for replacement or used parts. It's aluminum so can it be tig welded? Thank you.
     

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  20. jeffrey vargas

    jeffrey vargas Member

    95
    Feb 4, 2019
    Sacramento, Ca
    2008 Sea Ray Sundancer 48
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    Have you checked with the guys at Seaboard Marine? I'm sure they'll be able to point you in the right direction.
    https://www.sbmar.com/
     

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