95 270 sundancer

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by wilmot, May 21, 2011.

  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    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
    If you are asking why I wanted Vacuflush, it was easier for the admiral and used less water from the tank on the hook. You can see a photo of a Jabsco manual in my post in the 270 thread to compare. Any photos to show us yet? The 270 is a fantastic boat, the best of its size in the SR line-up of trailerable vessels. MM
     
  2. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    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
    Our 270's are better than new 260's, with all the amenities of new 280's while a full legal 8-6 beam. MM
     
  3. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
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  4. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    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
    Very nice! The extended swim platform is so nice, the first upgrade I did. Wow, never seen a kicker outboard. Have you tried it yet? Where do you keep the gas tank? Is it connected to the main tank? MM
     
  5. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
    The 4-stroke o/b runs off the main gas tank. It's set up on remote steering and throttle control so you can run it anywhere from the boat. Have you installed a windlass?
     
  6. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    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
    Re: 95 270 sundancer

    See post above, MM
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  7. nlib49

    nlib49 New Member

    18
    May 15, 2011
    Middle River & Chesapeake Bay
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 270DA
    454 MPI Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    I just purchased a 1997 Sundancer 270. It has Vacuflush, AC/Heat, but no generator.
     
  8. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
    Your windlass install looks very nice. How are you liking the lewmar v700? How difficult was the install?
     
  9. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
    what generator are you going to run? I have heat but no A/C.
     
  10. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
    I did more research and found my toilet is not a vacuflush it's ( pump marine)
     
  11. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
    Hope to see you as well. We go to FLAMING GORGE spring and summer and LAKE POWELL in the fall.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  12. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    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
    The windlass has been great thus far. The install was not difficult just time consuming. I had pro grade assistance and still had issues to resolve. A big surprise was the cost of the wire, marine grade battery cable to run 50 feet cost about $200. Don’t go light or you will not get adequate power to run the windlass. Don’t forget the rode, buy an 8 plait anchor line so it will fall correctly in the locker. Expect about 2k to get a windlass installed. MM
     
  13. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
    2k to do it myself?
     
  14. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    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
    $700 windlass
    $75 foot switches
    $120 controller
    $250 wire
    $250 chain and line rode
    $50 swivel
    $150 anchor
    $50 cleat
    $30 safety
    $1675 total

    There is nothing added for hardware and materials, figure $100. Now god help you if you don't have the anchor rollers, cost is $750 and the only place to get them is Sea Ray. MM
     
  15. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
    I guess i will be putting that project on hold for the moment. I would really love the windlass.
     
  16. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
    My 270 came with a microwave but it doesn't fit anywhere. Also how do you work the stove with alcohol?
     
  17. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    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
    My microwave is built-in above the sink, another 97 standard feature. Fill the reservoir with the alcohol and light, I have not used. MM
     
  18. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
    Without shore power or genny. Can you run tv and fridge off inverter?
     
  19. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    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
    Your fridge should be a 12v-DC/120v-AC, so no need for inverter. You can run a TV connected to a inverter. Inverters are inefficient, therefore a 12v TV would be less drain on your batteries. I'm getting one soon to replace my inverter/TV. MM
     
  20. wilmot

    wilmot New Member

    36
    May 18, 2011
    clearfield UT
    1995 270 sundancer
    454 mercruiser w/bravo3
    How many batteries are you running? Where do you find a tv that runs off DC? Thanks for all your help.
     

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