48 DA Owners Club

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by rwvw415, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. CAMELLA

    CAMELLA Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2008
    Annapolis, Maryland
    2016 510 Fly
    Cummins QSM-11
    It's a stainless steel restaurant heavy table base and a teak top, all bought online.
     

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  2. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    436
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    That looks great, and thanks again Jon. I try and see if I can find that one, or something similar.

    -Tom
     
  3. timemachine

    timemachine Member

    393
    Jul 11, 2009
    Watch Hill, RI
    2005 48 Sundancer
    Cummins 530HO
    Would anyone have pics of the windshield sun cover and how it’s held in place. I want to see one up this winter as I hear sitting behind the glass can be like a greenhouse. May just tint sides and do front window only.
     
  4. CAMELLA

    CAMELLA Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2008
    Annapolis, Maryland
    2016 510 Fly
    Cummins QSM-11
  5. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    436
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
  6. LynchMob

    LynchMob New Member

    11
    Jul 12, 2017
    Clinton, CT
    48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC-540's
    tinted window helped this summer. I have windshield covers and they just snap on . On the outside.
    The Tinted windows do make seeing things at night and dusk more difficult
     
  7. rwvw415

    rwvw415 Member

    220
    Jul 16, 2007
    Tennessee
    2007 48 Sundancer
    QSC 8.3 V Drives
    My side windows are tinted as well. I do not have any problems seeing at night since my front windshield is not tinted. I have a buddy that has his mesh screen secured by magnets from the inside. That set up works very well for him.
     
  8. rwvw415

    rwvw415 Member

    220
    Jul 16, 2007
    Tennessee
    2007 48 Sundancer
    QSC 8.3 V Drives
    I need to replace my lower cockpit carpet anyone have thoughts or suggestions on the process of creating the template that the nationwide companies require?
     
  9. LynchMob

    LynchMob New Member

    11
    Jul 12, 2017
    Clinton, CT
    48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC-540's
    That looks great, I would like to do something similar for the upper cockpit.
     
  10. rwvw415

    rwvw415 Member

    220
    Jul 16, 2007
    Tennessee
    2007 48 Sundancer
    QSC 8.3 V Drives
    How long do raw water hoses and other hoses on the engines last? How often do you guys change them?
     
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  11. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    436
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    I need to replace about 4' of rub rail on the swim platform due to the former owner backing it into something, and cracking it badly. I've tried TACO marine, and a few others with no luck. Do you any of you know where to source it, or have any to spare?

    Thanks,

    -Tom
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
  12. beeracuda1

    beeracuda1 New Member

    25
    Sep 7, 2010
    Jersey Shore, NJ
    2006 48 Sundancer Pewter Hull
    Cummins QSC 8.3-540
    I just replaced a 12ft section of the stainless rub rail insert, and it was Taco Marine, purchased from West Marine. 3/4"H x 5/16"W Hollow Back. It was an exact replacement.

    Here's the link:
    https://www.westmarinepro.com/buy/taco-marine--stainless-steel-rub-rail--P024_724_001_003

    Looking on the Taco Marine site, I am quite certain this is what you are looking for:
    http://tacomarine.com/category/Rigi...Vinyl-Rub-Rail-accepts-Stainless-Steel-Insert

    http://tacomarine.com/product/V21-9647/1-3-4in-x-1-11-16in-Rigid-Rub-Rail

    All orderable through West Marine. Similar to you, the previous owner of my boat let the boat rub up against something metal in a storm, it even pushed the entire rubrail down an inch. I will warn you that the stainless screws holding the plastic rubrail to the fiberglass are 3-4" long and easily break while trying to remove them, ask me how I know. I wound up using a mallet and block of wood to get it aligned back up to perfect. But I suspect the screws around the swim platform may be much shorter, the section I replaced was up by the Nav Lights.

    Hope this helps.
     
  13. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Don't discount your local Sea Ray dealer... I had to replace a 8' section of rub rail for same reason and the Sea Ray dealer was very reasonable and in stock and without shipping issues
     
  14. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    436
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    Thank you for your replies. I'll check the measurements to see if that profile will match. I'm really hoping this is the answer! Also, I did call my local Sea Ray dealer and they said they had a falling out with TACO and wouldn't be able to help.
     
  15. BOB TYSON

    BOB TYSON Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    236
    Oct 5, 2017
    sarasota, fl
    2005 460 Sundancer
    Cummins 480 CE
    question for you experenced 48DA owners: how many adults are you comfortable with sleeping aboard for a weekend?
    thanks!
     
  16. rwvw415

    rwvw415 Member

    220
    Jul 16, 2007
    Tennessee
    2007 48 Sundancer
    QSC 8.3 V Drives
    While my boat has many sleeping options it will only sleep two people at any one time
     
  17. CAMELLA

    CAMELLA Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2008
    Annapolis, Maryland
    2016 510 Fly
    Cummins QSM-11
    It depends how well you know the adults. I would say the max is 6, a couple in the forward state room, a couple in the aft and you could have another couple on the pull out couch. Ideally 4 not using the pull out couch.
     
  18. BOB TYSON

    BOB TYSON Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    236
    Oct 5, 2017
    sarasota, fl
    2005 460 Sundancer
    Cummins 480 CE
    Thanks! Im thinking my wife and I most of the time. On occasion our two adult children and their BF,GF or later on their spouses. Stirkes me that things may get very crowded on anything other than weekend jaunts.
     
  19. Rocket

    Rocket Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    580
    Jan 14, 2008
    Long Island NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Previous: 2004 420DA, 2007 320DA, 2006 240DA
    Cummins QSC 540 8.3
    4 adults Max for comfort. We only sleep kids or one small adult on the pull out couch.
     
  20. JB MARSHALL

    JB MARSHALL Member

    122
    Aug 1, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    2009-48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    Very comfortable with two couples, have taken week long trips with two couples. My opinion putting another couple on the salon pullout would make it very cramped as well as uncomfortable for all. Especially if the bathroom needs to be accessed in the middle of the night or early morning, I would say all should be very comfortable with one another.
     

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