gear shift on a 280

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  1. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    197
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    As anyone accessed the gear shift box on a 280? Mine is slightly loose and I want to tighten it down to the fiberglass. Looks like it's bolted in vs. screwed in so I'd have to get in underneath IMG_5061.JPG
     
  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    785
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Looks straight forward to access if you do have to get underneath.

    Is it fastened to the darker tan piece that's screwed/sealed to the wall like an insert?

    EDIT: That black cover must pop off some how. I see them on e-bay for sale.
     
  3. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    cover does come off but be very careful with it the tabs can break. I believe from there you'll be able to see the mounting screws. See attached doc for the shift instruction manual
     

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  4. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    785
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    That's a nice document..... thanks for sharing.

    If you need new wellnuts to resecure the controls...... Lowe's has a good selection of different sizes.
     
  5. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    197
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Thanks for the manual - it's one I don't have. I did pop the cover off and saw the 4 screws that are holding the shifter there. the 2 forward screws are loose and the 2 aft screws are secure. Are you sure these are well nuts holding it in?
     
  6. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    sorry I'm not sure on that, are you able to remove any access panels from the underside and get a hand in there? You could probably feel for nuts if there's a possibility it was thru bolted.
     
  7. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    197
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    No access panel underneath - I'd have to remove the entire side panel (big project)
     

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