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Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by gredmer, Jun 26, 2008.
Assume you're taking about bottom paint? If so why modified epoxy?
I used Petit Vivid on my 280DA. You can put it over most bottom paints without completely stripping. Picked up 5 mph over the prior ablative paint.
yes, sorry it's bottom paint.
Thanks, hulls does need stripping quite a bit... so going with an epoxy for a better seal and longer lasting.
An epoxy barrier coat is NOT an anti-fouling paint. You would still need to apply anti-fouling paint, if that's the functionality you're after. And, there's really no need to put an epoxy barrier coat on your hull.
Vivid is a modified epoxy that has anti-fouling properties. It goes on like a hard paint but will keep growth off in a fresh water or brackish environment. It does not do well in a warm salt water environment. It was perfect for my lake boat with occasional trips to the ocean. It can be applied over any kind of bottom paint but you still need to do proper preparation.
I have a seawater cooled 280 (with twin 5.0) that is used in fresh water. For those with seawater cooled engines that are used in saltwater is there an easy way to flush the engines and the B !!!s? Asking because we're thinking of moving the boat to Fl.
Assume you're asking in regards to leaving it in the water?
Honestly, the best thing you can do is have a block off plate installed and have seacocks/strainers installed with a garden hose connection. That would be the best long term solution to keeping things healthy. Search here, or google, for 'bravoitis' and you'll see why I'm recommending this.
I was planning on rack storage - which we do now (however it's in fresh water now)
Then just flush it the way any drive (Alpha or Bravo) would be flushed when not in the water. A flush attachment ('ears') to the drive intake and a hose. Simple. $5.
I have 2008 280 SD and looking to replace all my bulbs with led. Has anyone done this?
There’s a write up that someone did on this very thread that I used. I dont recall what page it’s on but if you search the thread you should be able to find it.
Glad to hear it's able to be done.
I'll start looking
I replaced the nav lights and cockpit lights with LED's haven't done interior. Bought bulbs from Marinebeam.com
Post # 5197 on this page http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/official-280-sundancer-thread.10064/page-260
That's what I used as my starting point, I had to buy a few more for the bilge lights, as I converted those also. Good luck!
A little late, but where did you find the covers? Mine are missing of my 2002 280.
Ebay. You have to search the sellers name here or on the Facebook 280 group page. Mbarcena i think was his name.
Thanks so much!! Very much appreciated!!
Thanks a lot. I've been planning to replace those too. We just bought the boat, anxious to tackle these projects, especially since the starboard nav light is out