Official 290 Sundancer Thread

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

  1. everthing's irie

    everthing's irie New Member

    889
    Jan 20, 2008
    Georgia
    2006 290DA
    Twin 6's
    If it looks small enough for a flag it is likely not a grill mount. Grill mounts are typically rod holders. I have my grill mounted on the starboard side with the rod holder mounted backwards.:thumbsup:
     
  2. Groucho

    Groucho Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2004 320 DA
    6.2 V-Drives
    I don't have that either...
     
  3. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
    Yeah, I bet its designed for a flag mount. I'll look closer and measure it this weekend and see what size the grill post mounts are. If it is, I may see if I can just enlarge that existing mount by putting a rod holder there for the grill. I've never done the flag thing.
     
  4. JV II

    JV II Active Member

    Nov 17, 2007
    RI
    Flybridge
    Volvo V-Drive
    Its a flag pole mount. Your seller kept the flag too.
     
  5. Groucho

    Groucho Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2004 320 DA
    6.2 V-Drives
    You did....check to make sure the knobs are still on the faucets...right???:lol:
     
  6. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Dang it! You beat me to it!:grin:
     
  7. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
    :thumbsup:

    For any of you that have the TV/DVD/Gameport option in the aft cabin, any chance you can snap a few quick pics of its set up when you're on your boat?

    My first project is going to be taking the 15in stock TV in the cabin and move it to the back for the kids and hook up their PS2.

    Then, I'm going to add a larger screen TV- with a thinner frame- to the main cabin . I'd like to have it only take up the same amount of space but the bezel on that stock TV is ridiculously thick. I'm thinking at least a 17 inch of 19 inch screen could fit in there.
     
  8. MT Pockets

    MT Pockets New Member

    57
    Oct 13, 2008
    Candlewood Lake CT
    2006 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 MPI Mercruiser
    Bravo III drives

    Hey JuliaValentine, any interset in parting with it? :grin:
     
  9. Nacho Boat

    Nacho Boat New Member

    482
    Sep 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    290 Sundancer 2006, Kohler Generator
    Northstar 6000 GPS
    Towed w/Ford F-350
    Twin 5.0L Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drives
    Bill - I have the same "flag pole mount" - I wonder if the factory did this or it was a MarineMax thing....

    I found a great flag pole set at Dania Flea Market that fits perfectly in that holder. I will try to remember to write down the manufacturer when I am on my boat this weekend.

    I will be going to Sarasota this weekend for a couple nights of boating....Sunny and 90! Got to Love Florida!!!!!
     
  10. KayKook

    KayKook New Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Mitten State
    89' 200CC Cuddy (Sold)
    175HP 4.3L V-6
    Have you considered a swim platform mounted pedestal grill?
    Much more convenient to cook while standing on the swim platform.

    Just a thought.
     
  11. Groucho

    Groucho Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2004 320 DA
    6.2 V-Drives

    Maybe it's just me..but the way the swim platform is made on the 290...Well...It's just too pretty to put a drill to it.:huh:

    I'm thinking of getting a Magma ...just using the little legs and putting down one of those fireproof rugs to cook on the platform...
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  12. HarttoHart

    HarttoHart New Member

    78
    Nov 2, 2008
    Arlington, TX
    2007 290 Dancer
    T 5.0 MPI Bravo III
    Groucho

    I have had a Magma for years and struggled with the right option to mount on the new 290. I had always used a rail mount on th 215 EC.

    IMHO I found the perfect mount. I purchased the rail/bulkhead mount from Magma. I drilled 4 small holes low, just above the gunnel level, on the starboard side radar arch. The rationale being for this mount was as follows:

    1. It is "out" of the boat but with easy access.
    2. The cockpit bar and sink are "next" to the grill which eases use.
    3. It is a very sturdy mount as you have access to the back side by removing the speaker panel, So, it is bolted on with SS bolts and has a plate on the backside as well. It comes with the mount.

    I hope that is clear, as again, IMHO, It is the best mount option on the new 290's. And.. easy!!

    http://www.magmaproducts.com/Produc...05/Gas005_Mounting/Gas005_240/gas005_240.html
     
  13. Groucho

    Groucho Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2004 320 DA
    6.2 V-Drives
    Thanks for the tip Don,
    It does look like that might be the best placefor a hard mount...
    Now I'll have to wait for Fathers day to see if I get one or I have to GO get one...:lol:

    Thanks again
     
  14. Conch'd Out

    Conch'd Out New Member

    Sorry my internet has been out. I bought another anchor, rope and chain cost me 320.00 installed it this weekend but where the rope and chain connect it gets stuck in the windlassand I have to manually feed that part through. Hoping that it will wear in.
    Lost the other anchor in about 20' of water and I know where it is. We will try to find it as the water warms up.
     
  15. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's

    Agreed. No way am I drilling into my swim platform. I'm going to explore the option of modifying the flag pole mount/location for a rod holder/grill mount. I meant to measure the flag pole mount because it looks pretty darn big and sturdy that it would seem that even without enlarging it that some kind of short extension piece would provide plenty of support for a grill mount. I'll have to peak up it in the "trunk" to see how its mounted.

    FYI- I got a new 19 inch Samsung TV for the main cabin. Much bigger screen, better picture BUT its no larger of a TV then the original 15 inch. It just doesn't have all that wasted space in the frame. Mounts with the same swivel bracket.

    The outlet for the TV is right behind the panel that the antenna gain control is on. Took me 30 minutes tops to swap it out. Original one is going in the aft. If you have that option, please post a pic of how its mounted. Thanks!!
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  16. Groucho

    Groucho Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2004 320 DA
    6.2 V-Drives

    I don't have the mid cabin TV option...Probly just as well because the the only use for our mid cabin is storing stuff and our luggage.
    I am interested in the Samsung TV you got though...Do you have a model # and did it fit right in the 4 screw pattern on the pole mount?
    Thanks
     
  17. KayKook

    KayKook New Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Mitten State
    89' 200CC Cuddy (Sold)
    175HP 4.3L V-6
    I believe the mount is VESA compliant, which most flat panel's are these days. Harder to find one that isn't compatable than one that is.
     
  18. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
    I went with this one:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9231191&type=product&id=1218063854704

    I ended up spending more than I planned to but the Vizio from Sam's club at $199 just didn't do it for me. Looked like a boring picture frame.

    And, yes. It uses the same bracket and just screws right in. I want to find some kind of spacer to put on the mounting pole to keep it at its highest height though. I don't like it down low and its kind of annoying to not just be able to turn it without it sliding down.
     
  19. Groucho

    Groucho Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2004 320 DA
    6.2 V-Drives
    Thanks...I'll be doing the same thing...Pretty sure the LG that came with the boat isn't going to work after June...Not that we watch TV much on the boat anyways...
    I have 4 flat screens in my house 3 are Samsung 1 is LG.
    I like the Samsungs
     
  20. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
    Correct. The LG does not have a built in digital tuner which is also why its been moved to the aft as the dedicated movie/PS2 monitor for the kids.
     

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