New Sea Ray owner from Finland

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by TheVille, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. TheVille

    TheVille New Member

    5
    Sep 2, 2016
    Helsinki, Finland
    1997 Sundancer 250
    5.7 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Hi,


    Just bought my second boat and my first Sea Ray, 1997 Sundancer 250DA.


    When i went to test drive and to inspect the boat it was sunny. I brought the boat home and noticed that after the first rain, there was water in the front bilge. But thanks to this forum I figured out that the problem was in the toilet window... Little bit of Sikaflex and the leak was fixed.


    We absolutely love the boat now! Such a solid build and it handles well, even in waves. Lot of work ahead but the winter here in Finland is long so i got a lot of time to work on it :)


    First in the list of thing to do are:


    1) Heater and extra ventilation - In Finland this is a necessity. The weather is colder than in Sea Ray's natural habitat (Southern states?), so if you don't have a heater, moisture builds up easier in the cabin and things start to get moldy.
    2) New trim sender and trim limit. Not working currently
    3) Fix the speedometer. Not working :(
    4) Fix the windlass. I hear sound but nothings happening... Any ideas on what to do?

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    Last edited: Sep 3, 2016
  2. 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! nice boat.
     
  3. Kddsuq

    Kddsuq New Member

    5
    Aug 20, 2015
    Califonia
    250 Sundancer 1998
    350 mercruiser
    Congratulations, I'm sure that you will in joy your first full season. My wife and I purchased our 98' 250DA and had a great time this last year.


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  4. Bob & Sue

    Bob & Sue Active Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Browns Point Tacoma WA
    Sold 1999 270DA Sundancer
    5.7l Mercuiser
    Welcome,
    Enjoy your new boat.

    1) Heater and extra ventilation - In Finland this is a necessity. The weather is colder than in Sea Ray's natural habitat (Southern states?), so if you don't have a heater, moisture builds up easier in the cabin and things start to get moldy.

    What type of heater are you installing?

    I gave up on items 2 & 3.
    2) New trim sender and trim limit. Not working currently

    The trim senders only seem to last a couple years.

    3) Fix the speedometer. Not working :(

    The pitot hole in our area will clog a couple weeks after cleaning it out. We just use the GPS for speed.

    4) Fix the windlass. I hear sound but nothings happening... Any ideas on what to do?

    No idea, someone should have some ideas on this one.

    Love to see Finland sometime in the Summer there.
     

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