Official 290 Sundancer Thread

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

  1. CKL

    CKL Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    107
    Jul 9, 2009
    Little Rock, AR
    2008 290 Sundancer
    VesselView display, Raymarine C70
    T 5.0 w/Bravo III drives & DTS
    5 kw Generator
    Me too. If I cannot find one will probably try to have one built.
     
  2. CKL

    CKL Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    107
    Jul 9, 2009
    Little Rock, AR
    2008 290 Sundancer
    VesselView display, Raymarine C70
    T 5.0 w/Bravo III drives & DTS
    5 kw Generator
    That looks great! I have looked at their website before and read good things from others who have installed one. Also like your trailer, are you happy with it? Who is the manufacturer?
     
  3. mesquito_creek

    mesquito_creek Member

    31
    Aug 6, 2015
    arizona
    290
    5.7L mercs
    That is not my boat. It’s a picture from the swim step manufacture of a 2006 sundancer. Several boats in my marina have them since it’s a local company.
     
  4. ja308601

    ja308601 Member

    74
    Jan 1, 2019
    Toledo, Ohio
    2007 290 DA
    Kohler 5kw, Raymarine Hybrid Touch
    5.0L Mercruisers w/Bravo III Drives
    What have you folks found to be a comfortable number of people to have on board. I know the USCG plate says 10 people but it seems like there's no way that would be any fun.
     
  5. my DOG HOUSE

    my DOG HOUSE Member

    307
    Apr 7, 2012
    Central Florida
    2006 290 Sundancer, 2002 F-250 7.3 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.0 MPI B3
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    Adding the extended platform is absolutely essential.
     
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  6. Sarges12

    Sarges12 New Member

    27
    Mar 7, 2018
    Toms River, NJ
    290 Sundancer 2001
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drives
    664644FB-7D46-4E24-B394-6B9A92F4B894.jpeg Summer can’t come soon enough.
     
  7. ja308601

    ja308601 Member

    74
    Jan 1, 2019
    Toledo, Ohio
    2007 290 DA
    Kohler 5kw, Raymarine Hybrid Touch
    5.0L Mercruisers w/Bravo III Drives
    I agree. This is the worst stretch of the calendar imo.
     
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  8. pyro

    pyro Member

    60
    Dec 4, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 290
    Twin 5.0L MPI w/ Bravo III
    What exactly is the rear sunpad? Where does it go? Or are you referring to the extended swim platform?
     
  9. ja308601

    ja308601 Member

    74
    Jan 1, 2019
    Toledo, Ohio
    2007 290 DA
    Kohler 5kw, Raymarine Hybrid Touch
    5.0L Mercruisers w/Bravo III Drives
    The rear sun pan was an option that attached into the base for the cockpit table. From the parts manual, it looks like it went in front of the aft seat over to the port step.

    Some people questioned the practicality of the option because it is 1) huge/heavy and 2) rather pricey. I guess it could be difficult to store when not in use.
     
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  10. ja308601

    ja308601 Member

    74
    Jan 1, 2019
    Toledo, Ohio
    2007 290 DA
    Kohler 5kw, Raymarine Hybrid Touch
    5.0L Mercruisers w/Bravo III Drives
    Do any of you guys have/use a rail mounted grill you like?
     
  11. pyro

    pyro Member

    60
    Dec 4, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 290
    Twin 5.0L MPI w/ Bravo III
    Anyone install a vesselview mobile? Where are the smart craft hubs located? Looked around from the access under steering wheel and don't see anything.
     
  12. ja308601

    ja308601 Member

    74
    Jan 1, 2019
    Toledo, Ohio
    2007 290 DA
    Kohler 5kw, Raymarine Hybrid Touch
    5.0L Mercruisers w/Bravo III Drives
    I purchased the vesselview mobile while it was on sale but my boat is still in storage so I haven’t tried to install it yet. I’ve seen where others have had to buy an adapter to make it work but I am definitely interested in learning from your experience.
     
  13. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
    I use to use a magma on the front bow rail with rail clamps. Worked great and secure enough that it can be left if you don't want to constantly remove it.
     
  14. ONEG8RH8R

    ONEG8RH8R New Member

    7
    Feb 11, 2018
    Port Ludlow, WA
    2007 290 Sundancer
    (2) 4.3L
    I had some work to get done and completed the following today. Replaced the STBD: outboard exhaust manifold, gaskets and riser gaskets, power steering pump / reservoir, crank shaft pulley, heat exchanger gaskets, oil, oil pressure sending unit, coolant. PORT: oil and coolant. And sent the back eisenglass enclosure out for new zippers and velcro.

    Everything should be ready by this weekend for a beautiful Sunday cruise up to the San Juan Islands.
     
  15. CKL

    CKL Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    107
    Jul 9, 2009
    Little Rock, AR
    2008 290 Sundancer
    VesselView display, Raymarine C70
    T 5.0 w/Bravo III drives & DTS
    5 kw Generator
    I had a rod holder installed on the aft port corner of the cockpit to hold a Magma grill on a rod holder mount. Easy to access from the swim platform, keeps the smoke out of the cockpit (grilling occurs when anchored so bow is typically pointed into the wind) and convenient to insert into or remove from the rod holder.
     
  16. CKL

    CKL Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    107
    Jul 9, 2009
    Little Rock, AR
    2008 290 Sundancer
    VesselView display, Raymarine C70
    T 5.0 w/Bravo III drives & DTS
    5 kw Generator
    It is that time of the year! Also planning on the first cruise of the season this weekend.
     
  17. ja308601

    ja308601 Member

    74
    Jan 1, 2019
    Toledo, Ohio
    2007 290 DA
    Kohler 5kw, Raymarine Hybrid Touch
    5.0L Mercruisers w/Bravo III Drives
    That’s a good idea. I may try it.
     
  18. ja308601

    ja308601 Member

    74
    Jan 1, 2019
    Toledo, Ohio
    2007 290 DA
    Kohler 5kw, Raymarine Hybrid Touch
    5.0L Mercruisers w/Bravo III Drives
    I’m jealous you guys are getting on the water already. We’re celebrating having somewhat less ice on the lakes and river. Still about 8 weeks out here.
     
  19. Three Seasons

    Three Seasons New Member

    27
    Jun 10, 2009
    Minnetonka
    290 Sundancer 2006 Twin
    Twin 5.0 Bravo 3
    Good morning, Not looking for a single seat but very interested in how you changed to a double seat? We would like to do the same thing. Please let us know how you did it, could you send a picture?

    Thank you so much,
    Pat
     
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  20. pyro

    pyro Member

    60
    Dec 4, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 290
    Twin 5.0L MPI w/ Bravo III
    Anyone know what the recessed pocket is at the rear seat under the cushion? It looks like it holds a table or something similar. My table stores underneath the engine hatch. I decided to install a custom sub enclosure there and have to shave off 1/2" of the recessed fiberglass to fit. There is a small port I'm hoping sound escapes from, as well as goes through the seat. Very difficult project so far, and not even sure how it will sound. I'll post more when I'm done.
    sub_enclosure.jpg

    On a side note, I finally found the secret compartment up at the bow!
     
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