480 DB Owners Club

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Four Suns, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. dcpringle

    dcpringle Member

    419
    Dec 13, 2012
    CT River
    2000 Sea Ray 480DB "Diamond Girl"
    Cat 3196 660HP
    You may need to have someone rework the hatch. Meaning open it up and redoing the middle of the hatch. Probably has become weak from years of weight on it. Just my 2 cents. Maybe other's will also chime in.
     
  2. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    965
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    welcome aboard. I don't know of a way to strengthen unless you can glass in some braces on the backside. You would have to remove and basically build in stringers for it. I wonder if the old flounder pounder would have the part or have someone fabricate for you.
     
  3. Cherman

    Cherman Member SILVER Sponsor

    154
    Aug 15, 2004
    Pasadena,MD. Chesapeake Bay
    1999 480 DB
    Cat 3196's
    Welcome aboard. Glad you figured out the posting.
     
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  4. Cherman

    Cherman Member SILVER Sponsor

    154
    Aug 15, 2004
    Pasadena,MD. Chesapeake Bay
    1999 480 DB
    Cat 3196's
    Anybody know the part number or supplier for the S/S strainer basket for the main CAT engines. Groco, Parker Hanna or other. It would save me the time of researching it. Figure someone has replaced them before. Thanks and Happy Holidays. Chris
     
  5. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    Sorry, I don’t Chris.
     
  6. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    What size and brand radar or MFD does everyone have in the dash? - and overhead if so equipped ?
     
  7. Cherman

    Cherman Member SILVER Sponsor

    154
    Aug 15, 2004
    Pasadena,MD. Chesapeake Bay
    1999 480 DB
    Cat 3196's
    This is posted elsewhere but since it's related to our boats, I added it here.

    "Well, It's not finished yet but close to done. Still have to add the CAT diagnostics monitoring and systems monitoring displays. But most is Garmin including 8212's and GMR424 radar which is a 4 ft. open array."
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    That’s fantastic and looks expensive !
     
  9. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    965
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Russ, I also have the Garmin 8212 MFD and I matched with the Garmin HD424 Radar. Love em.
     
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  10. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    965
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Dang Chris, that helm does look great. Thank good ness you are a friend or I would hate you for this...now I need to think of rebuilding mine.
     
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  11. quality time

    quality time Active Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    Does anybody know where the original bridge amp (APX400) wiring is fused? I don't see anything on the schematics or have any breakers/fuses labeled that way.
     
  12. Cherman

    Cherman Member SILVER Sponsor

    154
    Aug 15, 2004
    Pasadena,MD. Chesapeake Bay
    1999 480 DB
    Cat 3196's
    Mine use to be on the Ray Marine/Raytheon fuse panel located behind the AC under my helm. It would of been STBD/FWD under the helm attached to the FWD bulkhead. Access was hell with the AC there so I redesigned and moved everything to the small panel amid-ship of our helm. The stereo was on a circuit breaker in that small panel.
    Your 480 being newer, might be elsewhere.
     
  13. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    Where did you mount your 8212?
     
  14. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    I agree! That looks awesome!!
     
  15. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    965
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Russ I mounted mine where the old Raymarine was located. Stbrd side just left of the chart drawer. The hole needed to widened a bit and then filled on the lateral as the Garmin was not as tall.
     
  16. quality time

    quality time Active Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    Found it, they piggy backed onto the 25A stereo fuse on the helm flip out fuse panel.
     
  17. quality time

    quality time Active Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    Has anybody removed the slide out couch? I see the fuel sender access panel underneath but can't get to it with the couch installed. I think removing either the top or bottom cushion will work. I used to be able to reach behind the top cushion on my 380DA and unscrew the wingnuts. The 480's couch is not installed that way.
     
  18. Cherman

    Cherman Member SILVER Sponsor

    154
    Aug 15, 2004
    Pasadena,MD. Chesapeake Bay
    1999 480 DB
    Cat 3196's
    I positioned the couch to the flat/sleep position. I removed the front cushion by removing the 6 screws that held it in place from underneath. That gave me access to the angle brackets behind the couches front panel that hold it down to the floor. Also need to unhook the power to the motor and possibly your rope lights.
    However, Mquiet just removed his and it was installed differently than mine and, we are the same model year.
    Hope this helps.
     
  19. quality time

    quality time Active Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    Thanks, it looks like I can get to 4 out of the 6 screws easily. Not impossible but the last 2 will be fun to get out and back in.
     
  20. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    965
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    QT, lay the couch flat and remove the drawer. Inside you should see L-brackets holding couch to the floor. I r moved those and slid couch out. Slightly different than cherman.
     

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