Hoping to help

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by SR Tech, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. SR Tech

    SR Tech New Member

    181
    Apr 16, 2008
    Upstate, NY
    78 20' Seville
    Ford 351 Winsor
    Swapped TR->GEN 2 transom
    Not that fuse panel, should just be a busbar either under the dash or in the gunrail with a seperate 6-8ga wire from the battery running to it and probably another 10ga from the bar to the fuse panel.

    I just thought i'd throw it out there as an alternative, i've seen it done before but that had factory amp and subs.

    Good Luck,
    Chris
     
  2. tdappleman

    tdappleman Active Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    1996 270 Sundancer
    New twin 4.3's - 235hp each with Alpha 1 Gen 2 Drives
    Hey Chris - welcome to the board! I have a strange problem with a 1996 270DA with twin 4.3's. The fuel pump on the starboard engine has decided to start running without the key being on and engine off - essentially anytime the battery switch is set to on. A separate thread was created here:
    http://clubsearay.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8159

    Any help you can provide would be great!
     
  3. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    Looks like Chris is up to about 2 hours of time on the board. Who's coughing up the $180? :)

    Chris, thanks for volunteering. The hardest part is when someone describes a part and you can't even tell what they are talking about, let alone diagnose it or point the in the right direction! Hopefully we won't drive you away asking for manuals, instructions, how to's or flying you out to Spokane, WA to look at both of my boats!
     
  4. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    you aint kidding about that 5200. i replaced three blower vents on the port side of my boat this spring and that crap absolutely did pull gel coat OFF. i cant imagine why anyone would use 5200 when there are 8 screws holding each vent in and it was caulked with marine silicone. and they didnt use the 5200 to seal it bc it was only placed on in dabs rather than a continuous bead (thank GOD or the whole boat would have been delaminated to get these three things off!)
     
  5. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
    Chris, welcome to the forum.

    Question: Is there ANY way to read the alarm codes on a 4.3 MPI engine without hooking up the mercury interface thingy and laptop?
     
  6. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    What part of the boat is the "gunrail"?
     
  7. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    That's the thingy that holds up the gun you use to blow the jet skis' out of the water. Usually .50 caliber is standard issue, but variations either way will work. Usually bow mounted although gunrail mounting on the back will suffice too. It's on top of the gunwhale.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2008
  8. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
    Zodiac ProJet Dinghy
    Yamaha 110vx WaveRunner
    QSM-11 Diesels
    And the gunwhale is....? The large woman on deck that shoots the gun?

    Must be a New York thing...
     
  9. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    you guys are mean!

    GunwaleFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search

    The gunwale (pronounced /ˈɡʌnəl/ "gunnel" to rhyme with "tunnel") is a nautical term describing the top edge of the side of a boat.
    Wale is the same word as the skin injury, a weal, which, too, forms a ridge. Originally the gunwale was the "Gun ridge" on a sailing warship. This represented the strengthening wale or structural band added to the design of the ship, at and above the level of a gun deck. It was designed to accommodate the stresses imposed by the use of artillery.
    In wooden boats, the gunwale remained, mounted inboard of the sheer strake, regardless of the use of gunnery. In modern boats, it is the top edge of the side where there is usually some form of stiffening.
     
  10. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    NEW YORK? Them's fightin' words! :)
     
  11. Girlfriend III

    Girlfriend III New Member

    106
    Mar 15, 2008
    Skipjack Cove, MD.
    1996 Sea Ray 42 Aft Cabin
    Diesel 3116 Caterpillar
    Welcome Chris!
     
  12. Morpheus

    Morpheus New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Odessa, FL
    2006 SeaRay Sundeck 240
    5.0MPI Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Gary is hillarious but you people make it to easy for him.

    Besides I was sure Gary's boat had a gunrail.
     
  13. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    if speling kownted on theze boreds, weed awl be going to sumer skool!

    dont skair away the newbees! :grin:
     
  14. Mick & Denise

    Mick & Denise New Member SILVER Sponsor

    208
    Mar 26, 2008
    Eastern NC
    1996 50 ft Sundancer
    3176 Cats 600hp
    Welcome Chris, I did send you an email with a Sea Ray problem. Any advice on the lift cradle?
     
  15. dgrumm

    dgrumm New Member

    169
    Feb 25, 2008
    Midland ON
    400DB
    7.4l Bluewater
    Hey Chiris, thanks for giving us your time.
    I was looing at a 1996 40 Sedan Bridge. They survey showed the core was wet on port side in a couple areas. Most likely from the port lights and rub rail leaking. If the core samples show that the balsa is healthy (but wet), am I crazy to buy the boat at about $25k below our original agreed value? Do you have any experience drying these things out?
    I figure best case would be to leave the core samples out for the summer and keep the A/C running. Hopefully it will start to dry out. Worst case, dig out the balsa over the winter.
    Any advise/experience? Would Sea Ray do anything on this old of a boat, if it is shown to be poor factory work as the cause?

    Thanks!
     
  16. SR Tech

    SR Tech New Member

    181
    Apr 16, 2008
    Upstate, NY
    78 20' Seville
    Ford 351 Winsor
    Swapped TR->GEN 2 transom
    Hello everyone,

    I have not been on the boards in quite sometime, mostly due to most of you breaking your boats:grin:. j/k

    But I have been quite busy, and along the time frame from my last post until now, I was also promoted to service manager, but I still work in the shop when needed.

    I will try to visit the forums a bit more often now that I have computer sitting in front of me:smt038
     
  17. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Welcome back...how hard is it to fix the leak coming through my steering arm ? I have heard there is a pin that needs replaced along with the seals ? it is a 1992 bravo II
    [​IMG]
     
  18. SR Tech

    SR Tech New Member

    181
    Apr 16, 2008
    Upstate, NY
    78 20' Seville
    Ford 351 Winsor
    Swapped TR->GEN 2 transom
    Its a job, it involves removing your drive, bellhousing and gimbal ring.

    The hardest part is getting the 1" nut that holds the swivel shaft up.
    If you can't get to it then the motor will need to be pulled or you need the kit from merc to drill and tap 2 holes in your gimbal housing.

    I find its easier to just pull the motor, but I have access to hoists and cranes, and can get a motor out fairly quick. Even at that point I still had to grind down a wrench to get it in there so I could get a 1/4 turn at a time.

    Mercury recommends a BFH and long chisel, either way you decide to do it. So yes you will need a new nut if you choose that route.

    Then its a matter of replacing the seal on the shaft and reassembly.:thumbsup:

    Good Luck,
    Chris
     
  19. STIHLBOLTS

    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
    Welcome to the Board Chris, you will find a great group of folks here. :thumbsup:
     
  20. ImpulseIII

    ImpulseIII Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore/Venice FL
    2001 410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    Hey "bolts"....your late...
     

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