Finally new boat pics

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Zach312, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Zach312

    Zach312 Active Member

    536
    Jan 23, 2011
    St. Paul, MN
    2008 Sea Ray 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Realized today I never updated my avatar or ever posted pics of our new to us 48 sundancer. A bit late but a few shots as we close out our first season with the boat. Its amazing how time gets away from you getting the project list done of everything we wanted updated/changed.

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  2. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Sweet! Love those 480’s.
     
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  3. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    456
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    Looks great Zach! Hope you have a chance to share your updates, and changes with us.

    -Tom
     
  4. stephens013

    stephens013 Active Member

    300
    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
    Very nice
     
  5. Zach312

    Zach312 Active Member

    536
    Jan 23, 2011
    St. Paul, MN
    2008 Sea Ray 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Tom,
    We go into heated storage in a week or two. I will try to get some pictures. We had some very slight delamination starting and I am a bit anal so we redid a decent amount of the interior. Searched high and low for the correct cherry finish and could never find the right color. I will try to post what we ended up with but we are very happy with the results.

    Other than that new sound system, electronics, and a pile of little updates/maintenance items.

    Love the boat. Still surprised how well the boat runs at cocktail cruise speed and on plane. It feels almost effortless and she is very well mannered around the dock.

    Hopefully we can all share updates/improvements in the near future.
     
  6. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    456
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    Zach,

    We just put ours up this past Thursday in heated storage. The only delamination I have is the area above the port side cabinets. The best idea I've come up with is to match that little brushed stainless strip below the doors. Since the area is only about 4" or so, I think I'm just going go that direction from the aft stateroom to the forward bulkhead.

    Looking forward to comparing notes. I finally came up with a great way to access the a/c lines for flushing. I have to flush mine at least twice a summer (sometimes 3 times) due the sediment on our river, and the main pump having supply 3 a/c units appears to be slightly undersized.

    Couldn't agree more with the handling of the boat. Best handling boat I've ever owned. Looks like we have similar size dinghy's on the platform, and I would like to get the bow down just a little bit more when cruising. Considering slightly larger tabs.

    -Tom
     
  7. JB MARSHALL

    JB MARSHALL Member

    129
    Aug 1, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    2009-48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    Congrats on the purchase of your 48. As you already know it's an awesome boat and one of the best Sea Ray ever built. I guess I could be a little bias :)
    I look forward to exchanging upgrades made and or maintenance ideas. Winters are always long here in the Northeast but make for good planing for the next boating season.

    JB
     
  8. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
  9. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

    927
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Very nice! Love the pic at the gas dock. Those engines are thirsty!
     
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  10. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    You have my wife's dream boat....very nice
     
  11. Zach312

    Zach312 Active Member

    536
    Jan 23, 2011
    St. Paul, MN
    2008 Sea Ray 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Agreed, I am more interested to hear how other owners are tackling upgrades and maintenance as these boats age. They are truly awesome boats and I don't think any builders built anything like this post 2013 i.e the European enclosed helm is all the rage. So hearing others success in upgrades and projects would be great
     
  12. Zach312

    Zach312 Active Member

    536
    Jan 23, 2011
    St. Paul, MN
    2008 Sea Ray 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Not too bad... but i suppose its all perspective

    Our gas powered 380 sundancer got about .8 mpg at cruise speed

    Our 48 gets .63 mpg at cruise and we can keep up 2 mpg at "cocktail" cruise speed (9.5-10 mph)

    I guess what I am trying to say is the loss of .17 mpg to gain benefits of diesel and increased size/stability has been worth it. Not to mention diesel fuel is cheaper :)
     
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  13. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Man...that is some kind of future dream boat for me. Thanks for sharing!
     
  14. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    877
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    Awesome boat Zach. One of my favorites....
     
  15. 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
    Love the 480s. Ever since I went aboard one several years ago I thought they were the perfect Sundancer. I certainly have been a unhappy with the new Sundancer designs and the direction Sea Ray is going with them.

    -Kevin
     
  16. Keith Zibilich

    Keith Zibilich Member

    80
    Nov 7, 2016
    New Orleans
    2008 Sea Ray 470 Sedan Bridge, Raymarine Axiom
    Cummins QSC 600

    Zach, i't about time. I was considering sending a royalty invoice to you for the use of the image of my boat in your avatar. :) Congrats... cant wait to see the upgrades to the 48. By the way, we are loving your old 47 Sedan Bridge and put about 225 hours on it in one year.

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  17. Zach312

    Zach312 Active Member

    536
    Jan 23, 2011
    St. Paul, MN
    2008 Sea Ray 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540's
    I will try to get some better pics before she goes into to winter storage. This summer just flew by.
     
  18. Zach312

    Zach312 Active Member

    536
    Jan 23, 2011
    St. Paul, MN
    2008 Sea Ray 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Totally agree!
     
  19. Zach312

    Zach312 Active Member

    536
    Jan 23, 2011
    St. Paul, MN
    2008 Sea Ray 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Glad you are enjoying her! She is looking great any new upgrades?

    I don't know where the summer went. Work has been crazy and had been completing upgrades on this boat and all of a sudden it is time for fall
     
  20. Keith Zibilich

    Keith Zibilich Member

    80
    Nov 7, 2016
    New Orleans
    2008 Sea Ray 470 Sedan Bridge, Raymarine Axiom
    Cummins QSC 600
    You didn’t leave anything to upgrade other than an autopilot.
     

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