Official 280 Sundancer Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by gredmer, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Boater71

    Boater71 Member

    41
    Mar 5, 2018
    WTB: 2008-09 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer
    MX6.2 MPI Bravo III DTS with Axius and SeaCore
    thank You for your input, what was your asking or listed price?
     
  2. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Started at 59k 10 months prior to the sale. Used Pop yachts with no luck in the fall of 2016. Sold it the summer of 17 with a different broker.
     
  3. K Ruck

    K Ruck Member

    46
    Apr 14, 2011
    West Virginia
    '04 280 Sundancer
    Mercruiser Twin 5.0 BIII
    Vinyl floor looks very nice, can you provide a few more details please? Was that a pattern, did you work with a distributor?
    Thank you
     
  4. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    193
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    The vinyl was patterned by a local dealer for Infinity, he also cut and trimmed it with sunbrella and installed the color matched snaps. All included in the price

    PM me if you want more details.
     
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  5. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    193
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Has anyone replaced the plastic cockpit table with a teak table? I think a teak table would really dress up the boat.
     
  6. stg099

    stg099 Member SILVER Sponsor

    149
    Jun 30, 2013
    Chicago
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Mercs/Alpha
    I have been thinking about this as well, but wanted to get some time on the water this year to determine whether we use the table a lot or if it ends up stowed. I know most don't seem to use the "sunpad" feature in the rear bench seat much, but if we do, the table is in the way. I've seen a few pictures of tables that folks have bought and think that a combination of a teak table with teak inserts in the sink covers dresses the cockpit up nicely. Definitely on my "next year" list of priorities. If I was going that route, I'd also seriously be considering making the table wider, and likely a rectangular shape with a folding design, so that 4 people could have a meal as opposed to the current "frisbee" table that's there.
     
  7. eweise

    eweise Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    454
    Aug 23, 2013
    Jacksonville, FL
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L 220 HP, Alpha 1 Drives, 5E Genny, AC
    D98A96A2-9EA8-4C0B-9A2E-D721D7E14A2D.jpeg How about this.
     
  8. lbaratian

    lbaratian New Member

    28
    Nov 16, 2016
    Long Island, NY
    2003 sea ray 280 sundancer
    4.3 mpi w/alpha 1
    Having the same problem!! I am getting frustrated trying to get bluetooth on the boat. The headunit is a clarion XMD-1 and it has the aux inputs on the back but it just plays over the radio!!
     
  9. stg099

    stg099 Member SILVER Sponsor

    149
    Jun 30, 2013
    Chicago
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Mercs/Alpha
    That table is gorgeous, is that custom or were you able to be able to order it as is?
     
  10. Gunn

    Gunn Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Potomac River - MD
    2003 280DA and 1995 Sea Ray 175
    Twin 4.3l and 3.0l, all w/ AlphaI GenII drives
    That inline fuel filter is needed when you have a lower pressure fuel boost pump installed near the fuel tank. Some have this, some don't.

    From what I know, usually those boats that suffer symptoms of vapor lock have them. Mercruiser sells a kit that includes this inline fuel filter and the low pressure fuel pump to solve the problem.

    I was one of those that suffered the problem with my twin 4.3MPI's in the summer. I installed the low pressure fuel pump (not mercruiser) and inline fuel filter and solved the problem.

    The inline filter is needed since the low pressure pump is placed -before- the spin-on fuel filter. From the spin-on filter, the fuel goes to the high pressure pump in the cool fuel module and then up to your injectors.

    Tom
     
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  11. Gunn

    Gunn Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Potomac River - MD
    2003 280DA and 1995 Sea Ray 175
    Twin 4.3l and 3.0l, all w/ AlphaI GenII drives
    I would like to have more information this too...please share! What kind of price are we looking at here? Less expensive than carpet?

    I also saw in this thread recently someone using faux teak peel-and-stick sheets (https://www.ebay.com/itm/112453214133?ul_noapp=true). Seems inexpensive, I wonder how it feels underfoot?

    Good ideas!
     
  12. Gunn

    Gunn Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Potomac River - MD
    2003 280DA and 1995 Sea Ray 175
    Twin 4.3l and 3.0l, all w/ AlphaI GenII drives
    So I purchased new red and green 1156 style LED's for the navigation lights (https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...orward-firing-cluster-ba15s-retrofit-car/169/) . Using the stock Attwood fixtures on the '03. Well...they wouldn't work. It seems that when SeaRay wired them up, they switched the wires around. Works fine for an incandescent bulb, but these are polarity sensitive. Darn it.

    I found a polarity-insensitive red one (1156-R3W-G) but no green. They contacted me and said they don't have green...

    I removed the fixture but there is not enough loose wire exposed to cut and swap them (I could only pull the fixture up off the deck about 1"). Has anyone replaced their light fixtures with LED's, or have a way to get at these wires from the cabin someone? I assume the side or ceiling would have to be removed. No idea how.

    Probably just go back to incandescent instead of fighting this battle...
     
  13. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    193
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Just over a $1K to pattern, cut and install. With plenty left over in case I wanted to do the swim platform
     
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  14. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    193
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    So you have clear lenses with red and green bulbs??? On my 05 280 I have red and green lenses per marinebeam instructions I purchased their warm white clear led bulbs and they work great. Note they recommend the warm white as cool white is too bright and you cant distinguish that hey're bow nav lights. They did recommend cool white for the all around./anchor light. Marinebeam is a little more expensive but well worth it they know boats.
     
  15. eweise

    eweise Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    454
    Aug 23, 2013
    Jacksonville, FL
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L 220 HP, Alpha 1 Drives, 5E Genny, AC
    Purchased from Marine Teak. They are a supporter on the site. Model TC 7050. 27.5” size table. Couldn’t be happier with the choice. Nearly 2 years old and still looks new. Ask for Luke Smith. He was awesome.
     
  16. JimT

    JimT Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    B3 drives are counter rotating twin props. Alphas are single props. B3s have a big performance advantage plus no prop walk when backing up. DTS is electronic throttle control. No cables. The one thing I really disliked on my 280DA was the clunky throttle cables. I could not control with one hand and often overshot or undershot because the cables were sticky. I love the DTS on my 330DA. I can easily adjust the throttles with finger pressure. Makes docking much easier.
     
  17. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    193
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    If you had to do it again would you get a slightly larger, smaller or the same size
     
  18. Boater71

    Boater71 Member

    41
    Mar 5, 2018
    WTB: 2008-09 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer
    MX6.2 MPI Bravo III DTS with Axius and SeaCore
    Thank you for you the info. DTS makes a lot of sense based on your description. I will be backing up to my slip so precision controls is needed!!!
    Is DTS available on any of the 280 engine options?
     
  19. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    193
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    So on our new to us 280 - my wife didn't like the 'beige on beige on beige' so she had some new curtains made



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  20. gwandrei

    gwandrei New Member

    3
    Aug 17, 2014
    Lake St. Clair, MI
    280 Sundancer, 2005
    T- 5.0 MPI's w/Bravo III
    Table looks awesome, thx for posting! The round Frisbee table is horrible; looks lousy and way too small. I'm going to 'cheat off your paper' and get the same Marine Teak table. Did you do anything to modify the table holder in the engine room to store it, or do you just keep the table up all the time?
     

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