Cabin Door

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gjackson, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. gjackson

    gjackson New Member

    7
    Oct 3, 2006
    Cincinnati Area
    We're new to boating in that this is only our second season & definitely new to forums. We own a 2004 260 Sun Dancer & we aren't able to lock the hatch door from inside the lower cabin. Works fine from the outside. Any suggestions? :?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Presentation

    Presentation Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Wisconsin - Winnebago Pool chain of lakes
    280 Sundancer, Westerbeke MPV generator
    twin 5.0's w/BIII drives
    Well, I dont have a fix but I can tell you we have the exact same issue.
     
  3. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    I'll check mine the next time I go to the boat but I do remember them telling me at delivery that there is a way to set the lock from the outside using the key so you can't lock the inside. As I recall this was a safety measure to keep kids from locking themselves in the cabin.
     
  4. RonF

    RonF New Member

    411
    Oct 4, 2006
    N. Palm Beach, FL
    310 Sundancer 1999
    Mercruiser Mag 350 MPI, V-drives
    If it's like my 310DA, the key has three positions: unlocked, unlocked but inside lock enabled, and locked from the outside. You should feel a detent somewhere between unlocked and locked. Take the key out then, and the inside slider should be free to move.
     
  5. gjackson

    gjackson New Member

    7
    Oct 3, 2006
    Cincinnati Area
    Cabin Hatch Lock

    Ron

    Thank you for the suggestion. We'll give it a whirl next time at the lake. It was working & don't know what we did otherwise. Perhaps it was as you mentioned. My lovingly...forgiving...compassionate bride simply tells me it's an operator error based on excess consumption. Feel like ole Rodney Dangerfield (sp) at times.

    Thanks again! :grin:
     
  6. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Re: Cabin Hatch Lock



    Excess consumption....be careful out there... :shock:
     
  7. gjackson

    gjackson New Member

    7
    Oct 3, 2006
    Cincinnati Area
    Consumption

    First Born

    Have to be careful when not in our marina. The first reason is common sense & the second...the local Water Sheriff "lives" in our marina. :(

    Thanks for your concern & have a nice day.
     
  8. Shining

    Shining New Member

    704
    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Boat less / Sold
    5.0EFI BII
    Had the same problem. The slide button was hard to push, but it worked!
    -Mike
     
  9. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Re: Consumption

    The only reason :wink:
     
  10. skolbe

    skolbe Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Mercury 310 Sport Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    What RonF said, I have tried to get my first mate to turn the key right for 6 years. She still doesn't unlock it correctly to allow locking from the inside.
     
  11. Alex D

    Alex D New Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Smith Mountain Lake, VA
    2004 240 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI B3
    Great that is why my brand new lock "didn't work" either. I guess child safety so they cannot lock themselves in there.
     
  12. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    On my 04 260DA there was a black plastic slide next to the handle on the inside. Push it up/down to lock or unlock.
     
  13. gjackson

    gjackson New Member

    7
    Oct 3, 2006
    Cincinnati Area
    Cabin Door Lock

    The problem is that the slide won't move up or down like it did in the past.
     
  14. Alex D

    Alex D New Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Smith Mountain Lake, VA
    2004 240 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI B3
    Re: Cabin Door Lock

    That is the same problem I have on a BRAND NEW lock installed just a week ago. Since this lock is new there must be three settings with the key from the outside: "lock", "open" and "open inside slide enabled"
    This could be child safety so they don't inadvertendly lock themselves and the keys inside the boat. I will try it this weekend and report the results.
     
  15. gjackson

    gjackson New Member

    7
    Oct 3, 2006
    Cincinnati Area
    Cabin Door Lock

    I'm beginning to think this may the solution & will give it a shot next trip to the lake. Good luck! :?
     
  16. boatrboy

    boatrboy Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Orange, CT
    1999 270 Da
    7.4 MPI w/B3
    Okay folks, I went crazy figuring this out, but I finally got it...Without standing in front of the door, I will try to describe what I found.

    When you look at the key position (approaching the door from the outside) when it is in the locked position, the key will be horizontal (or parallel to the water). When you insert your key you turn it clockwise (to vertical position) to unlock it. If you pull the key out in this position then,
    HERE is the catch! This position allows you to open the door and does NOT allow you to lock it from the inside.
    If you unlock the door, turning the key vertical, THEN turn it back to horizontal, it will be unlocked, but now you CAN lock the door from the inside. Keep your keys in your pocket in this mode!!!!!

    I hope this makes sense :smt101
     
  17. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    boatrboy described it perfectly. I was at the boat yesterday and I checked it out too and that is exactly how it works. The only thing I will add is if you pull the key out when in the vertical position that is what activates the child lock feature and that is what prevents you from being able to lock the door from the inside. Also of note is there is a "pictorial" on my lock that shows this feature and how to use it.
     
  18. gjackson

    gjackson New Member

    7
    Oct 3, 2006
    Cincinnati Area
    Cabin Dorr Lock

    Thanks to everyone. This exchange has been most informative & will be shared with other Sea Ray owners at our marina. You guys are the best! Thank again for tolerating this rookie. :smt038
     
  19. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    We are always glad to help out................we were all rookies at one time. :grin:
     
  20. Nehalennia II

    Nehalennia II New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Marysville, WA
    sold '99 230OV
    5.7 EFI w/Alpha one

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