Official 290 Sundancer Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by biggerboatitis, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Boz007

    Boz007 New Member

    14
    Feb 25, 2016
    Nashville, Tn
    06 290 Sundancer
    twin 5.0's
    What's the recommended spark plug for the 5.0's?
     
  2. Prattbratt777

    Prattbratt777 New Member

    49
    Jul 8, 2016
    Ocala, Fl
    2000 Sea Ray Sundancer 290, Garmin 2210, trailer the boat with 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 6.7l dually
    Twin 5.0 EFI with Bravo II outdrives
    Boz007,
    You may want to go to http://www.mercruiserparts.com website to find the exact fit. You can enter your motor's serial number and get the exact replacement part for your application.
    My 5.0 EFI (Serial #L628392) is Mercruiser part 33-816336Q or NGKBPR6EFS

    Here is the exact page...BUT BE REMINDED, THIS IS THE LINK FOR A SERIES OF ENGINE SERIAL NUMBERS THAT MAY NOT INCLUDE YOURS. You will need to search for your specific serial number.
    http://www.mercruiserparts.com/bam/subassembly/31846/4856/80

    Prattbratt777
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2016
  3. Boz007

    Boz007 New Member

    14
    Feb 25, 2016
    Nashville, Tn
    06 290 Sundancer
    twin 5.0's
    Thanks bud :thumbsup:
     
  4. Matsni

    Matsni New Member

    1
    Jul 28, 2016
    Sweden West coast
    290 Sundancer 1993
    Lowrance Elite7Ti
    Twin 262 merc, alpha one genII 2008
    What is it that you are wondering about?
     
  5. Medin

    Medin New Member

    60
    Aug 29, 2011
    Sweden, Stockholm
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 4.3 V6 MPI / Bravo III Drives
    They are in harness behind the instrument panel. If you open the hatch under the steering wheel, you will see them upward to the right.
     
  6. ersands62

    ersands62 New Member

    7
    May 31, 2016
    Fredericktown, Md
    2007 290 SeaRay Sundancer
    TWIN MERCRUISER®, 5.0L w/ BRAVO III drives
    Finished first season as boating rookies with our boat and no incidents! looking for suggestions to replace factory carpet in the deck/helm area. the black undercoating is falling apart which should not surprise anyone...

    2007 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Merc 5.0's
     
  7. blu-ray

    blu-ray Member

    53
    Nov 17, 2013
    Augusta GA
    07 / 290 Sundancer, ( Sapphire blue hull) lowrance HDS-7 gen 2, 3g broadband radar/ structure scan
    Twin 5.0 MPI Bravo 3's
    my first set I eeked out a few extra yrs by pressure washing then spray coating with the rubberized paint can spray... I used the generic brand from wall mart but very much like the tv rubber spray advertised for window screen boats and house gutters...It worked surprisingly well still have that set its been two full seasons and no more peeling or chafing, and.. it doesn't hold water like the old spongy type backing it had on it FWIW
     
  8. CliffA

    CliffA Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
  9. Togatime

    Togatime New Member

    22
    Apr 20, 2013
    SW Florida
    2007 Sundancer 290
    Twin 5.0 BravoIIIs
    I used flexsteel, let it dry, then cut to fit some rug matting. Has worked well and salvaged some more life.
     
  10. jjnuecht

    jjnuecht New Member

    5
    Mar 8, 2015
    Puget Sound
    2006 290DA
    Twin FWC Mercruiser 4.3L MPI w/Bravo III Drives
    I replaced my factory carpet this year with Corinthian Marine Aquaweave Natural Teak vinyl. Really happy with how it turned out. Easy to clean, and seems really durable.

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  11. Groucho

    Groucho New Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2006 290 DA
    496 B111
    Did the replacement carpet come exact fit and with snaps installed? Do you have a link?
    Thanks!
     
  12. jjnuecht

    jjnuecht New Member

    5
    Mar 8, 2015
    Puget Sound
    2006 290DA
    Twin FWC Mercruiser 4.3L MPI w/Bravo III Drives
    Here's the stuff I bought:
    https://www.corinthian-marine-carpet.com/products/32/158


    I had to create templates of the carpet and send them to Corinthian. It was really easy using the old snap-in carpet and tracing that onto a plastic template. The snaps do not come pre-installed, but they will sell you loose snaps and they will also let you use their snap installation tool for free. It took me a while to create the templates, but that's probably just because I'm a bit of a perfectionist. The snaps installed very quickly, and when all was done, everything fit perfectly.
     
  13. CaneCorso

    CaneCorso New Member

    28
    Jan 5, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L MPI w/Bravo IIIs
    Hi all,

    Recently purchased a 2006 290 from an individual down in FL, and put her on the TN river at Chattanooga. I'm probably in a little over my head on experience and knowledge (wife certainly thinks so) as I've only owned one 19 ft ski boat a few years ago. Didn't know anything when I bought that boat and turned out ok, so I'm hoping the same will hold true with this one. I haven't driven it yet (a bit daunting so far), just put it in the slip for winter with a heater, but I am so impressed with the details of this boat inside and out, and I think I did really well finding a good one and for a good price. She'll need bottom paint and some outdrive work in the spring, but according to the surveyor, she's solid. I'm hoping I can learn a lot here so I can do work myself and not rely on the marina...I'm active duty military and can't afford to give them my paycheck every two weeks :grin:. Planning on doing an ignition tune up this winter and overall detail inside and out.

    I usually love winter, but spring can't get here fast enough!

    greg


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  14. JC3

    JC3 Active Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Kentucky
    N/A
    N/A
    Greg, That is a GREAT boat you bought. Slip neighbor had one and I spent some time on it.
    BTW, Thank you so much for your service it is GREATLY appreciated! JC
     
  15. CaneCorso

    CaneCorso New Member

    28
    Jan 5, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L MPI w/Bravo IIIs
    My pleasure, and thanks, I'm pretty excited...will be better once I'm comfortable with it.
     
  16. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
    Congrats on the new boat. Same color combo as my 2007 that I had for 5 seasons. Loved that boat. I always ask . . . did you find the secret storage compartment in the cabin? Hint, it's in the main berth area.

    I know this boat like the back of my hand. Spent many hours on it and did lots of different things with it so if you have any questions, fire away. You'll like the performance. I was impressed with how this boat planes out and cruises. Very stable and smooth.
     
  17. CaneCorso

    CaneCorso New Member

    28
    Jan 5, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L MPI w/Bravo IIIs
    The one that appears to be for tv remotes next to the bed/matress? If not that I have no idea....guess I know what I'll be looking for this weekend!
     
  18. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
    Sorry for the delay in re-posting . . . if you what you mean by "next to" is at the head of the berth or under the mirror then you have it. Maybe yours is different but my mine was completely not obvious and discovered by accident.
     
  19. CaneCorso

    CaneCorso New Member

    28
    Jan 5, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L MPI w/Bravo IIIs
    Hah - that wasn't the spot I was talking about, I'll have to look there this weekend. This boat has more storage than my house!
     
  20. CaneCorso

    CaneCorso New Member

    28
    Jan 5, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN
    2006 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L MPI w/Bravo IIIs
    Hello all, looking for help. Planning to do spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor and I am a little confused what plugs I should be getting.

    Can someone tell me what spark plugs they are using (and part number)?www.mercruiserparts.com has them for almost $18 a pop, and westmarine.com advised me of a different part number, and they are only $2.99. I'm not sure the difference, as that is quite substantial.

    Also, if any of you can help me identify what type of decking I have, I would appreciate it. It's like some sort of faux teak wood material, and I am not sure how to protect it...
     

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