90's Sea Ray Emblem Replacement - Quite pleased with the result

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Stee6043, Mar 16, 2019 at 5:47 PM.

  1. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Thanks to a hot tip I received from this fine forum I ordered (from Ebay) a set of more modern Sea Ray emblems for my '97. Today's project was to pop the old ones off and install the new ones. It took a bit longer than expected to clean off the goop from the old emblems but overall a very straight forward swap.

    I couldn't be more pleased with the result. The photos are not the best but it turned out looking pretty fantastic (in my opinion). I'll also be adding the words "FOUR HUNDRED" under the new emblems later this spring. I need the admiral to do that job as my idea of "straight" and "properly spaced" generally leaves a lot to be desired.

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    While I was on Ebay I also happened upon a replacement Raymarine logo for my radar on the cheap. Today I removed the old "XX" which was half chipped off and replaced it. If you didn't look inside my cockpit you might not know I'm still running a 22 year old radar....:) My wife quickly pointed out that I should have picked the black logo...I guess you can't win 'em all.

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  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    And before anyone assaults me....the topside of my boat has not yet been waxed. It's dull...I know. I have a few more weeks yet to get that done :)
     
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  3. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Nice upgrades! Sometimes a little really does go a long way.
     
  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Not to mention the boat is now probably worth another 10k - that's a great ROI. ;)

    Kevin
     
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  5. midexp

    midexp Active Member

    205
    Oct 5, 2016
    Harrison Township, Michigan Lake St.Clair
    1999 40' Sundancer
    454 merc
    Looks great. This was one of the first upgrades I did with my 400 when I got it. Not cheap (I think I paid about $225), but a very nice and easy update. And like you, I spent a lot of time getting the glue off from the old emblem (but it did come off fairly easy). I think my next update will be to replace the cockpit sink with a stainless steel one and new faucet.

    I'm curious to see how your four hundred lettering will turn out.

    Also, I like your new radar scanner decal. I ended up getting one that said Raytheon, but it was slightly smaller text than the original. Like you, I hated the worn out original lettering. Someone I think on this site was saying he called Ray Marine to ask for replacements for his Raytheon decals and they don't him he should just update his electronics.
     
  6. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Active Member

    396
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Looks great what size were those emblems ?
     
  7. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    It looks so updated, now I would remove the script Sea Ray and not replace it.

    MM
     
  8. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    That looks great! I may have to do the same. I took my arch off a few years ago because it was bubbling & peeling badly. Had it stripped & repainted. I had the same emblems as yours & got them painted as well but never got around to reinstalling them. Those definitely look better!
     
  9. k9medic

    k9medic Active Member

    557
    Mar 27, 2013
    Florida
    1998 420 Aft Cabin
    twin 3116 CATs
    Care to share what you paid for the emblems? I've been looking and the prices are crazy.
     
  10. Skuza

    Skuza Active Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Lake St Clair, MI
    400 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizons
    We did the exact same upgrades a few years back to the same boat. Vinyl guy was able to make me exact duplicates of the radar stickers. Even the little one on the GPS antenna! Had a new numeral 400 made doe the back last season. Little things go a long way!
     
  11. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Looks great. Don't throw away the old ones. Might be a collectors item some day.
     
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  12. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Thanks for all the kind comments!

    These are right around 12"x6". The new ones are just slightly undersized compared to the originals. Maybe an 1/8" shorter, same length though. It worked out perfectly since I could use the outline of the leftover goop (before I removed it) to align the new ones.

    Yeah...they are not cheap. I paid right around $150....per side. I really.....really....really wanted to buy the same emblem but with the word "Yacht" below the Sea Ray logo but those bastages were $225 PER SIDE!
     
  13. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Yup....it's on the list. I will either remove and leave them off or replace them with a chrome/stainless version. The gold will likely not last the season.
     
  14. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
  15. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
  16. THJeff

    THJeff Member

    261
    Jan 4, 2012
    Rochester Hills, MI/Belle Maer Harbor/Club Island
    2000 410 Sundancer
    CAT 3126 Diesels
    I called Raymarine about the peeling Raytheon decals about seven years ago and they sent me a new Raymarine sticker at no cost. I ended up getting all new electronics though so I never used it.
     
  17. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Changing the cockpit sink was the first thing I did when I got my boat. Another small investment that made a big difference.
    Hoping to get all new vinyl striping before I launch this year.
    Sign (Vinyl) guy does a great job, but not sure he can get to me before I want to launch in the first week of April.
     
  18. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I did the SS sink swap on my 340 and loved it. I will repeat that project. Shoot, I think I spent less on the sink project than on those Sea Ray emblems!
     
  19. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Well, someone did. Both are sold now. Hope it was someone on CSR
     
  20. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    I would not replace as the style is dated even in chrome...

    MM
     

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