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Discussion in 'Ask a Sea Ray Employee...(No Longer Active)' started by chelepop, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Well said Chris. Now...give us a real horn Chelepop!:grin:
     
  2. tawcat

    tawcat New Member

    699
    Apr 14, 2007
    Lake Ouachita, Arkansas
    320 Sundancer
    6.1 V drives
    Chelepop:

    I had the dealer snap some pics of the problem. As you can see the damaged area is not causing problems, it's the blending to the rest of the hull. You can see the spots I am referring to. Some of those spots are not even near the are that was repaired.

    Heres the photo link: http://community.webshots.com/album/570420670DPRFdH
     
  3. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
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    boatless
    Well thank you so much for comment :grin: I built that boat you own also :smt043.
     
  4. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
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    I wish it was that easy Bridog :/. All I can do is bring it to the attention of who might have a hand in changes on our boats. But your comment was not given in vain, it was passed along :huh:
     
  5. Chris R

    Chris R Member

    751
    Mar 17, 2008
    Bloomington, Il - formerly in Gig Harbor, WA
    In between boats, now. Former boat: 2008 340 DA
    8.1 Horizons w/V-drives

    It shows.
     
  6. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
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    Golly Tawcat, how big was that damage to begin with?
     
  7. tawcat

    tawcat New Member

    699
    Apr 14, 2007
    Lake Ouachita, Arkansas
    320 Sundancer
    6.1 V drives
    Actually the ding wasn't that big, probably 50 cent piece size; the large area you see grew from about 6" area. But you can see the white spots and thats the problem now I guess.

    I was going to photoshop a pic, but didnt think I would show an accurate representation.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  8. velooce

    velooce Member

    262
    Jan 28, 2008
    Pacific Northwest
    1977 30' Weekender
    Twin Merc 454's, Hurth straight inboards
    Hello Celepop - I am curious Searay website had a classic Searay photo submission for some kind of story or whatever? Do you know what ever happen to with this?
     
  9. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
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    No Velooce, I do not, but if I was gonna guess they probably used those pics in SR Living magazine. Was yours submitted?
     
  10. jpk33

    jpk33 New Member

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    Feb 10, 2008
    NW Indiana
    2004 380DA
    Twin 8.1 Horizon 370HP
    Chelepop,
    Thanks for all the input - you are a credit to your employer! I do have a quick question - I am looking for a owners manual for a 2004 380 Sundancer - on Sea Rays web site all I can find is one for a 390 DA that has the same specs (I believe) as the 380! The boat is marked a 380. Any clue???
    Thanks, - Jeff
     
  11. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Chelepop, I thank you on behalf of all future SR owners.:grin: Thanks for being here too! I wish I still shared the same love for my company as you do yours.
     
  12. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
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    Your more than welcome, all I know whether you are a first or a classic, you keep my job alive and that, in the end ...... is what im trying to do, and make the end-user 'HAPPY' as you are my bread and butt'a
     
  13. eddie

    eddie Member

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    Nov 15, 2005
    so toms river,nj
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Black Diamond
    8.1 V-Drives
    hi chelepop

    any reason for the helm on my 2006 240 sundancer as two different color panels?
    would be betterr if they matched
     

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  14. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
    boatless
    boatless
    I was trying to see via the pic you posted and all I see is your gauge panel up top and your touch pad on the side. Are these the two you are referring to?
     
  15. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    I've noticed that too on some newer models. Black on top (gauges), burlwood bottom(toggle switches). Hey Chelepop, I just noticed your also platinum member. Nice!
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  16. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
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    Thanks Bri!

    I haven't noticed on any of the panels in our facility. I know that the dash visor on the 280 is black but all the burrel panels and touch pads are the same thus far. But Ill keep my eyes peeled :))
     
  17. tawcat

    tawcat New Member

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    Apr 14, 2007
    Lake Ouachita, Arkansas
    320 Sundancer
    6.1 V drives
    Chelepop: Got a response from Patrick Smith. Although not the reply I wanted, he did shed some light as to the color on our boat.

    " Let me first say that we regret you encountered a problem with your boat. I understand that your boat was manufactured with Midnight Blue gelcoat supplied by Ashland (Coating # LG-MP-2049S). You may already have this number but I wanted to confirm that it is the correct match for your boat since there seems to be some confusion on this matter. We changed from Ashland to Valspar in 2005, starting with 320DA #1535. Your hull # is 1434, built prior to the change (Your boat does not have Valspar gelcoat).

    I'm kinda wondering if the dealer actually ordered the right gel coat.

    Hmmmm.

    Thanks again.
     
  18. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
    That would be a real bummer. I think they should spray the whole boat with the new color for you if they repaired an area that large in the wrong color...

    Maybe Ashland can still supply the proper color.

    Michael
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009
  19. chelepop

    chelepop New Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Feb 26, 2009
    Knoxville Tn
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    Very Interesting. Please let us know what the dealership says in response :)
     
  20. JohnEGraham

    JohnEGraham Member

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    Aug 5, 2008
    Long Island, NY.
    250 Sundancer 1998 5.7.
    350 Merc / Bravo 3
    Hi, Welcome to the Board. While we are all looking at the drink holder actually below it. Can you tell me how to remove the "Cleo" back rest cushion? I am hanging a small TV from the inside (above the entrance to the mid-birth) and want to check if the Lag bolts went threw? Do you just pull? Also the wood supports are about ¾ inch and pretty wide molded in fiberglass is this a pretty strong area on the 98 250sd.?
    Thanks
     

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