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  1. summertime

    summertime New Member

    24
    Aug 2, 2009
    Cape Coral Florida
    280 Sundancer 2005
    4.3 Mercury alpha Drives
    I have a 280 2005 sundancer,with two 4.3 Alpha drives. Does anyone know of a flush kit that will work on this set up. Can someone tell me how the deck vents are fastened to the boat. I have one that looks like it is a little loose, and the starboard side has a small vent that is broken that I would like to fix.
     
  2. Spot

    Spot New Member

    302
    Jul 11, 2009
    Aloha, Oregon
    2009/280DA
    350 Mag EFI, B-3, Kohler gen, heat-AC, finally a windlass
    x2 on the request
     
  3. Savannah

    Savannah Member

    49
    Sep 20, 2008
    Kemah Texas
    1999 Searay 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diesels
    Cummins Diamond Series 450 Horse twin diesel
    welcome aboard
    my question is that i continue to have my water tank come up empty - i have a 400 db and it holds 120 gallons of fresh - i have replaced the water pumps - i have not idea where the water goes - any suggestions
     
  4. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Member GOLD Sponsor

    707
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Check to make sure your water heater is not over heating your water and the pop up valve on the WH is relieving water pressure (water) overboard. You need to spend time down below in the bilge areas and look / listen for any water movement with everything off but the water system on. Look for any water being pumped overboard and know where it is coming from. Your water heater pop off valve is probably hooked up by hose to a side discharge port on the boat.
     
  5. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Does this happen with the pump(s) on or off? If only when on, turn them on, turn faucets off, and listen for pumps to come on. If pumps are coming on, you are likely to have an actual water leak down stream from the pumps. A common area to have a leak is at the transom with the fresh water wash down/shower. You wouldn't notice the water back there.

    Another common area is at the water heater. Does it happen only with the water heater on? If so, you may have it turned up too hot and it will vent the extra pressure when it gets too hot. Or, the pressure relief valve (correct term?) may be bad and allowing hot water to escape.
    Look under sinks and in the bilge. Rinse the bilge, then draw out any excess water by wet-vac. Come back and taste any water in the bilge - fresh? It's a start.

    Though I doubt it would leak from the bottom, check around your fresh water tank.

    I have a friend with a 40DB that swears he uses all of the water every weekend, and his wife and daughter swear they take Navy showers. In reality, they both take long, hot showers, drain all of the water and lie to him.
     
  6. willrf

    willrf New Member

    3
    Aug 20, 2009
    Poole, UK.
    2005 model
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/Bravo3
    Does any one know why a 2005 year 220 SSE (made in Poland) might not have a depth transducer when the engine is a 5.0ltr mpi with bravo3 drives?
     
  7. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Because they did not put one in it or it went bad.

    What does the transducer have to do with the engine and drive:huh:
     
  8. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
    Maybe they mounted it in the radar arch? :huh:
     
  9. magredoak

    magredoak New Member

    36
    Jan 24, 2009
    Hendersonville, TN
    2008 310 Sundancer, Axius
    350 Mags, Bravo III
    Chelepop, a few '07 - '09 310 DAs are reporting that their breakers are kicking if they run the AC and other high load items like the microwave or grille simultaneously while on shore power. Have you heard anything about this? Is it possible to add a second 30 amp service to handle the AC? Or some other solution? Mine had kicked with the microwave and AC, so I now shut the AC down when running the AC.
     
  10. connie garcy

    connie garcy Member

    517
    May 13, 2008
    Phoenix, NY
    1999 Sundancer 370 DA
    7.4 MPI Horizon
    V Drives
    Helm Alarms
    We have a 1999 Sundancer 370 with the 7.4's in it. The problem we are having is, when we open the engines up and run them for about 1 1/2 hr or 2 and alarm goes off. All the gages are were they should be. Can you please tell me what the problem might be (sensors?)

    Thanks
    Connie
    __________________
    Welcome aboard. I know you did not mention this model and year on your original thread, but could find anything out about this problem we are having. Thanks:huh::smt017
     
  11. fjosephs

    fjosephs New Member

    10
    Sep 17, 2009
    George Town, Grand Cayman Isl
    New Owner
    8.1L Mercruiser with Corsa Exhaust
    Hi, Recently bought a 2002 Sea Ray SunDeck 270.

    Having an electronics prob.

    Had a boat survey done, also did a sea test before purchasing it.

    At which time the boat checked out (Radio worked, Electronic Switch Pad Worked).

    Once the boat was delivered, and we took it, we found that the radio was not working, the horn worked but volume was very low, wiper did not work,internal courtesy light glowed off and on in a very cyclical and predictable manner and the pump for the on-board shower sprayers did not work.

    We thought it was a bad circuit board. However, over the weekend, while out and about, the radio started working the wiper started working, did not check the sprayers.

    But as soon as they came on they stopped again.

    I thought the stereo and the electronic switch pad was on the same system but it doesn't same to be the case. It also does not seem like the problem is the circuit board because of the way both of the systems started working again.

    Any suggestions on what the problem could be?
     
  12. sanchita

    sanchita New Member

    48
    Jun 15, 2009
    Texas
    270 Amberjack
    Raymarine C70 chart plotter & radar
    6.2 liter Mercruiser w/Bravo III drive
    first check the electrical panel to make sure all connectors are fitting tight and no corrosion. you have power so the fuses are ok, but you are getting low voltage. may be losing some voltage through poor connections.

    Is this on shore power, or just off the batteries? If its ok on shore power, check battery output, then connections, etc.
     
  13. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Member GOLD Sponsor

    707
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Can anyone tell me where the in line fan is located for the galley on a 420 AC. I see where the two intakes for the exhaust are, (one under the shelf above the counter) and (one located through the side wall of the cabinet next to the microwave). I know where fan exhaust to out the side of the boat but for the life of me can't find and access panel to get to the fan it self. If you know or can find out it would be greatly appreciated.

    John
     
  14. 04winger

    04winger New Member

    11
    Oct 5, 2008
    East Prairie
    280 Sea Ray
    Twin 5.0 Mercruiser Bravo III Drives
    I have a question for anyone who can HELP!! We mistakenly did a master reset on our 280 DA Smartcraft gauges actually the right gauge. Everything quit, we managed to get station one and station two back up (not sure all is completely correct though) but the center speedo and other indicators don't work. does anyone know how to get everything back to factory specs.? Please help! Thanks!!
     

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