500 DA official thread

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  1. Striker-1

    Striker-1 New Member

    8
    Aug 31, 2013
    Ohio Lake Erie
    300 Express Cruiser
    twin 260 mercs
    Hello CSR members is there an official 500 Sundancer thread? I've looked for info and have not found one. Thanks
     
  2. stephens013

    stephens013 Active Member

    390
    Oct 8, 2009
    Ft Walton Beach, Fl
    2001 510 Sundancer
    1997 400DA Sundancer
    1994 Chalarral 310 Signature
    3196 Cat; 660 PHP
    3116 Cat; 340 PHP
    Well there is the 510DA forum on page 3
     
  3. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    I think one was started years ago for the 90-99 generation. but have not seen anything in a while
     
  4. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
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  5. Striker-1

    Striker-1 New Member

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    Aug 31, 2013
    Ohio Lake Erie
    300 Express Cruiser
    twin 260 mercs
    Yes saw that. I just pulled the trigger on a 93 500 Dancer and will be looking for info, tips, ideals and HELP! On some projects and upgrades down the road.
     
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  6. Striker-1

    Striker-1 New Member

    8
    Aug 31, 2013
    Ohio Lake Erie
    300 Express Cruiser
    twin 260 mercs
  7. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Congrats on the new boat, and starting a new thread. Post pictures of her!
    Mike
     
  8. stephens013

    stephens013 Active Member

    390
    Oct 8, 2009
    Ft Walton Beach, Fl
    2001 510 Sundancer
    1997 400DA Sundancer
    1994 Chalarral 310 Signature
    3196 Cat; 660 PHP
    3116 Cat; 340 PHP
    Good on you. Guys at Searay tell me the 510 and 500 are pretty similar.
    One thing for sure, it's a lot of boat.
    Mine is a 2001 so many of the internal systems are the same; water, plumbing and of course the electrical. I've had my boat since June. Just now getting the bugs worked out; what new stuff will tie into the older, OEM equipment.
     
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  9. Skuza

    Skuza Active Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Lake St Clair, MI
    400 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizons
    That era 500 is classic Sea Ray. The "living room" with the giant couch always wowed me.
    Monster Sea Ray! :cool:
     
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  10. Marc Rainaldo

    Marc Rainaldo Active Member

    122
    Apr 18, 2019
    Netherlands
    Sea Ray 500 DA 1994
    Detroit diesel 6v92
    2956FA13-B94E-424A-8199-E8ADB2F87614.jpeg
    Since august 2019 we have her and I already know every inch of her......
     
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  11. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    We have had our 500 for about 12 years, any questions are welcome.
     
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  12. Striker-1

    Striker-1 New Member

    8
    Aug 31, 2013
    Ohio Lake Erie
    300 Express Cruiser
    twin 260 mercs
    Thanks Mike,
    I wasn't looking to start a thread but was trying to see if there was one already... But since I got it started I hope it will last and take off....
    Soon as I get some photos I'll post them, I just recently had a massive heart attack and started to rethink life. This was going to be a retirement present in two years, but now I'm not going to wait because I see now more than ever that tomorrow is not promised so live today and enjoy tomorrow!
     
  13. Striker-1

    Striker-1 New Member

    8
    Aug 31, 2013
    Ohio Lake Erie
    300 Express Cruiser
    twin 260 mercs
    This is from the PO I'll have to get over and take some of my own soon. My 500 dancer.jpg
     
  14. stephens013

    stephens013 Active Member

    390
    Oct 8, 2009
    Ft Walton Beach, Fl
    2001 510 Sundancer
    1997 400DA Sundancer
    1994 Chalarral 310 Signature
    3196 Cat; 660 PHP
    3116 Cat; 340 PHP
    Well good on you for soldiering on. This ain't no dress rehusal.

    Had a 400DA that I could handle pretty much handle my own; made a point of doing just that. This machine not so much. Still haven't worked out a system to dock and do what ever with out a good hand at the ready.

    Take care.
     
  15. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    I also survived a "widow maker" almost 2 years ago. Makes you think a little different. My Dr has said a few times, he is not sure how I made it. Keep plugging ahead and enjoy that new boat.
     
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  16. Striker-1

    Striker-1 New Member

    8
    Aug 31, 2013
    Ohio Lake Erie
    300 Express Cruiser
    twin 260 mercs
    I was driving home between PA and OH when mine hit pulled over and called 911 they found me in time then the second one hit on day I was supposed to be released from hospital...it was also the "Widow-Maker" Dr. said I was lucky it happened there in hospital.... So that was certainly a wake-up call for me start doing the things I enjoy now! Strange thing is I was in good health don't eat meat, ride a bike almost 30 miles a day somewhat fit for my age.....and this out of the blue......

    But now I have one of my new toys and I plan to enjoy her royally!!!
     
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  17. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Damn fellas. I take my statin religiously because I had a friend fall dead off of his bicycle at 40. Luckily CPR saved him (with defib) Enjoy every day. Mike
     
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  18. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Congrats! "get over"... is she in Florida? Is she staying there?

    What am I looking at aft of the piling? Did someone add a galley porthole?
     
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  19. Striker-1

    Striker-1 New Member

    8
    Aug 31, 2013
    Ohio Lake Erie
    300 Express Cruiser
    twin 260 mercs
    Yes don't know why but it is a pop-out porthole....
    .She is in Florida for now but won't be staying after we take a trip to Bahamas later this summer, I'll have her shipped to Ohio
     
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  20. Marc Rainaldo

    Marc Rainaldo Active Member

    122
    Apr 18, 2019
    Netherlands
    Sea Ray 500 DA 1994
    Detroit diesel 6v92
    What kind of engines on board Striker?
    Really like to see some pictures from inside off the galley porthole.
     

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