Official 280 Sundancer Thread

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

  1. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    465
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Assume you're taking about bottom paint? If so why modified epoxy?
     
  2. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    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.
     
  3. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    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.
     
  4. Marcus Toussaint

    Marcus Toussaint New Member

    15
    Feb 28, 2019
    2002 Sea Ray 280
    Twin 5.0L Mercruisers
    yes, sorry it's bottom paint.
     
  5. Marcus Toussaint

    Marcus Toussaint New Member

    15
    Feb 28, 2019
    2002 Sea Ray 280
    Twin 5.0L Mercruisers
    Thanks, hulls does need stripping quite a bit... so going with an epoxy for a better seal and longer lasting.
     
  6. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    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.
     
  7. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    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.
     
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  8. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    465
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    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.
     
  9. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    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.
     
  10. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    465
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    I was planning on rack storage - which we do now (however it's in fresh water now)
     
  11. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    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.
     
  12. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    31
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    Hello...
    I have 2008 280 SD and looking to replace all my bulbs with led. Has anyone done this?
    Thanks
     
  13. stg099

    stg099 Active Member

    227
    Jun 30, 2013
    Chicago
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Mercs/Alpha
    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.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2019
  14. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    31
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    Glad to hear it's able to be done.
    I'll start looking
    Thanks.
     
  15. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    465
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    I replaced the nav lights and cockpit lights with LED's haven't done interior. Bought bulbs from Marinebeam.com
     
  16. stg099

    stg099 Active Member

    227
    Jun 30, 2013
    Chicago
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Mercs/Alpha
  17. Marcus Toussaint

    Marcus Toussaint New Member

    15
    Feb 28, 2019
    2002 Sea Ray 280
    Twin 5.0L Mercruisers
    A little late, but where did you find the covers? Mine are missing of my 2002 280.
     
  18. Chrisvr6

    Chrisvr6 Member

    173
    Sep 6, 2016
    Chicago
    2002 280da
    Twin 5.0mpi
    Ebay. You have to search the sellers name here or on the Facebook 280 group page. Mbarcena i think was his name.
     
  19. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    31
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
  20. The Unicorn

    The Unicorn Member

    31
    Dec 14, 2018
    NJ
    2008 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5K
    Twin 4.3 A1 Drives
    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
     

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