480 DB Owners Club

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

  1. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    981
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    I then removed those cushion screws and will only install 4 of them for easier access next time.
     
  2. WDR

    WDR Member

    45
    Dec 10, 2016
    The Rez
    2004 480 DB, QSM11s & Sundeck 210
    QSM11s in 480DB and Mecruiser 5.7 in 210SD
    I've got my couch out of mine now, as well the rest of the interior needed to remove the salon floor. I think I took some photos on getting the couch out if you need them. The couch came out fairly easy, the screws in the L brackets in (remove the drawer at the bottom to get to them), unhook rope lighting, seems like there were some bolts in the corner section under the cushion, but I can't remember if they hook to the lay down part of the sofa. Unhook the power to the actuator when you slide the couch out a little.

    Any chance someone w/ QSM11s would post some pics of the exhaust system on the STBD from the Turbo back? specifically the riser. I think PO made some changes and it may not have sufficient elevation the way it was installed. PORT pics would be great also. I'm going through these from the exhaust manifolds back (Exhaust manifolds, After coolers, cross over, Heat exchangers, Turbos....) if anyone needs pics of anything or otherwise.
     
  3. ttmott

    ttmott Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    This is the Port on the 06 52DB. Quite possibly the same; at least the hot section...
    Port QSM Exhaust1.JPG
     
  4. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    STBD.JPG
     
  5. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    Port1.JPG
     
  6. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    The OEM ones are made by DeAngelo, my STBD one is off now and being sent back for pressure test and new insulation. Port one was done two years ago. Let me know if you need any more pics. Model # is 14924 I believe.
     
  7. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    FYI - to remove the couch from an '03, there are four L-brackets holding it to the floor. Removing the drawer gives you access to two of them. The other two are on the outboard side of the same partition, the left side is pretty easy to reach but you need to work blindly while reaching between the cushions for the right side. Putting the couch on about a 45 degree angle helps with access.

    The rope lights will need to be unclipped also.
     
  8. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    981
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Anyone ever add an overhead electronics box? I would be interested in whom would be a good company to work with in this. Thanks
     
  9. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    I know Greg on Lady Taz made a mold and enlarged his for two mfd’s - came out great. If you figure it out keep us posted-
     
  10. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    981
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    I will post if I go forward with this project. I really just dont like the two-tier setup of the helm. Not the best use of space for electronics. I may do a low profile up top to add secondary VHF and additional storage.
     
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  11. 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
    Greg made a detailed post of his project - as Russ said - it turned out beautiful. I ahven't seen him on the Forum lately, you might search for his posting or PM him...
     
  12. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    981
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    38BB51E9-CA85-4D19-842B-1CB0119A9939.jpeg Back together and running.
     
  13. dstick

    dstick Member

    55
    Nov 17, 2014
    Essex, CT
    480 Sedan Bridge 2003
    Cummins QSM11s
  14. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    The thought never crossed my mind with already having a bridge fridge. Also, wouldn't want to lose the storage space under the steps but that's just me.
     
  15. Cherman

    Cherman Member

    167
    Aug 15, 2004
    Pasadena,MD. Chesapeake Bay
    1999 480 DB
    Cat 3196's
    I would be worried it could block access to the breaker panel. Meaning you would have to remove the fridge to open the panel. But a single drawer model might be low enough. The frame cutout for the fridge can be beefed up to add support to the stairs if needed. Like QT said, That's a lot of lost storage.
     
  16. Cherman

    Cherman Member

    167
    Aug 15, 2004
    Pasadena,MD. Chesapeake Bay
    1999 480 DB
    Cat 3196's
    Mquiet, That black/yellow on the after-cooler looks great. Beats that burnt white look over time.
     
  17. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    981
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    fridge under stairs does sound great. My areas that would need to be addressed prior is: 1) electrical breaker panel. 2) fuel switches and shut-offs. 3) strength and integrity of the stairs. I think the stairs would be ok, but I would need solutions for numbers 1&2.
     
  18. dstick

    dstick Member

    55
    Nov 17, 2014
    Essex, CT
    480 Sedan Bridge 2003
    Cummins QSM11s
    Agree with all above concerns. I will be going out to the boat this weekend to see if it would fit and still allow for access to breakers and fuel manifold. Just need more refrigerator space and thought it would be nice to have in cockpit without the need to go up to the helm or into the galley.
     
  19. Cherman

    Cherman Member

    167
    Aug 15, 2004
    Pasadena,MD. Chesapeake Bay
    1999 480 DB
    Cat 3196's
    dstick, If you still have the original fridges in the salon IE: Marvel or Sub Zero, you could upgrade to the drawer style like Vitrifridgo .
    I replaced mine with the 2 drawer fridge on one side and the split fridge/freezer on the other. It gave us a lot more space for refrigerated items and still had a drawer for ice and other frozens. Not a hard upgrade but is a bit pricey. Search this thread for vitrifridgo and there is a discussion about installing them with a lot of pics. That's where I got the idea.
     
  20. dstick

    dstick Member

    55
    Nov 17, 2014
    Essex, CT
    480 Sedan Bridge 2003
    Cummins QSM11s
    I did take measurements this weekend and it won't fit without taking up all the internal area under the stairs. Will be too tight with fuel manifolds and breakers. I like the idea of doing the fridge and freezer upgrade... thanks, Cherman. Good suggestion.
     

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