Convert head to storage.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Getoby, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Getoby

    Getoby New Member

    2
    Aug 24, 2018
    Greenville, SC
    2001 Sundeck 240. Easy loader trailer.
    Mercruiser 350 Alpha One
    I've searched for conversations regarding converting the head on a 240SD into a storage room with shelving and haven't found anything.
    Has anyone ever done this? If so, do you have any advice?
     
  2. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    One of the great features on the Sundeck is the enclosed head. I wouldn't convert it to storage especially for resale... not sure if you were thinking of making permanent changes. I have had a few Sundecks over the years and with four kids and the wife and all their gear, Wake boards, knee boards and floaties.. I have never wanted for more storage. Big stuff we used once in a while like rafts and Skies we kept in a dock box and were taken out when used that day

    Maybe take a look at what you have to see if you can purge some stuff... We used the engine room to one side for storage and bins under the helm helped.
     
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  3. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    If your head is still in working order I would not do anything to permanent.

    If anything use stackable plastic totes. So you can pull them out when the head is needed or to take to the house for long term storage.
     
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  4. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Don't you boat with girls? :)
     
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  5. 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
    He might, but the water is warmer than our Lake Michigan water, particularly since they do not use the head.

    LOL
     
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  6. Getoby

    Getoby New Member

    2
    Aug 24, 2018
    Greenville, SC
    2001 Sundeck 240. Easy loader trailer.
    Mercruiser 350 Alpha One
    Thanks for all the input. I dont know if the toilet works or not. Got the boat 2 months ago and haven't used it, nor did previous owner.
    As is, we throw towels, shoes, snacks...etc. inside there.
    We do have plastic bins under the helm with tools, extra ropes and stuff that I don't use often. Hopefully I will never need tools but Boy Scouting taught me to be prepared.
    I like the stackable bins idea. Thanks little ducky.
     
  7. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    I use bins like this. Fortunately I have an aft sleeping cubbie I can use to store a few of these.
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  8. Loyd Dinneen

    Loyd Dinneen Member

    254
    Jul 29, 2017
    Las Vegas
    1977 Sea ray 240 SDA cruiser w/ twin 470 mercs.
    Twin 470 Mercruisers
    I have a 1977 240 Sundancer that has the aft sleeping area and because of the lack of storage in the boat I have put stuff there. So far I have yet to have her out on a cruise(mechanical issues have kept her at the curb since I bought it to fix up) but getting closer. But wouldn't convert the head to storage my wife would not be happy.
     
  9. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    George explained it best.... Sounds like you have more stuff then most... :)

     
  10. Loyd Dinneen

    Loyd Dinneen Member

    254
    Jul 29, 2017
    Las Vegas
    1977 Sea ray 240 SDA cruiser w/ twin 470 mercs.
    Twin 470 Mercruisers
    Actually not all that much stuff I know the importance of keeping the weight down on a boat no matter what its size is.
     
  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Loyd... my comment or George’s skit was meant for OP...
    I often put stuff in the aft when it’s not being used ...it’s like the best place to put stuff...
     
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  12. Loyd Dinneen

    Loyd Dinneen Member

    254
    Jul 29, 2017
    Las Vegas
    1977 Sea ray 240 SDA cruiser w/ twin 470 mercs.
    Twin 470 Mercruisers
    I agree I have two fishing poles and tackle boxes there plus it is where I have a small box of electrical stuff tucked under the plywood and custion on the port side fits just right.
     
  13. Leardriver

    Leardriver Member

    143
    May 24, 2016
    Denver, CO
    2004 270 Sundeck 8.1 Bravo III
    5.0, 5.7, 6.2 8.1 Bravo III over the years
    I have had 4 240 SD's, and never used the bathroom on any of them.. That is our clutter room to fling life jackets and wet suits in to.
     
  14. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

    513
    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    That’s the great thing about the 240, very versatile design that suits however you choose to use it.
     

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