Official 47 Sedan Bridge Owners Group

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Escapade417, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Escapade417

    Escapade417 New Member

    23
    Sep 20, 2007
    Fairfax Station , VA
    320 Sundancer, 2004
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge
    Twin Cummins 600 QSC
    I just put a deposit down in a 47 DB. I saw several other new owners. New owners, old owners, let’s communicate!
     
  2. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Active Member

    283
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives
    Did you get the one from Prince William Marine? I'm just starting to look for a sedan bridge and the 47 may fit all the requirements...
     
  3. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Dropping in. Had a 47DB in the past. At time I purchased it could not find anyone on CSR that had one. Now seems like there are several.

    Great boat. We moved on because we wanted something larger.
     
  4. Escapade417

    Escapade417 New Member

    23
    Sep 20, 2007
    Fairfax Station , VA
    320 Sundancer, 2004
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge
    Twin Cummins 600 QSC
    Yes! I did get the one from PW Marine. Good luck in your search.
     
  5. Escapade417

    Escapade417 New Member

    23
    Sep 20, 2007
    Fairfax Station , VA
    320 Sundancer, 2004
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge
    Twin Cummins 600 QSC
    I’m glad to hear that it was a great boat for you. I’m moving up from a 320 Sundancer.
     
  6. Escapade417

    Escapade417 New Member

    23
    Sep 20, 2007
    Fairfax Station , VA
    320 Sundancer, 2004
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge
    Twin Cummins 600 QSC
    I just got this response from Restoration Marine:

    “Next month we will be announcing an upgrade kit for the Sea Ray model years 2004 to 2009. Unfortunately, the material that Sea Ray used during those model years was not very well suited for a marine environment. We examined buying material from the original manufacturer in Norway and quickly reached the conclusion that even new stock would not prevent the delamination from occurring again.”
     
  7. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We went from a 340 to the 47DB.
     
  8. Escapade417

    Escapade417 New Member

    23
    Sep 20, 2007
    Fairfax Station , VA
    320 Sundancer, 2004
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge
    Twin Cummins 600 QSC
    Cool, similar upgrade. How was the move up? Did it take you long to get used to driving with the ets, the size, etc ?
     
  9. Escapade417

    Escapade417 New Member

    23
    Sep 20, 2007
    Fairfax Station , VA
    320 Sundancer, 2004
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge
    Twin Cummins 600 QSC
    We took delivery last week and spent the first weekend on the boat. She is one big girl but easy for me to operate. I’m very Happy with our purchase!
     
  10. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Congrats! Have fun with it.
     
  11. Keith Zibilich

    Keith Zibilich Member

    88
    Nov 7, 2016
    New Orleans
    2008 Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge, Raymarine Axiom, FLIR M232
    Cummins QSC 600
    It’s amazing that after a month or two it won’t feel that big.
     
  12. Escapade417

    Escapade417 New Member

    23
    Sep 20, 2007
    Fairfax Station , VA
    320 Sundancer, 2004
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge
    Twin Cummins 600 QSC
    Thank you!
     
  13. Escapade417

    Escapade417 New Member

    23
    Sep 20, 2007
    Fairfax Station , VA
    320 Sundancer, 2004
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge
    Twin Cummins 600 QSC
    That will be good! For operating anyway.
     
  14. Keith Zibilich

    Keith Zibilich Member

    88
    Nov 7, 2016
    New Orleans
    2008 Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge, Raymarine Axiom, FLIR M232
    Cummins QSC 600
    Hey FootballFan, I have a quick question for you. Did you have an issue with the shower draining properly in the VIP head on your 47DB? When I run the shower it drains very slowly however, as soon as I hit it once with the plunger it creates a whirlpool sucking the water down instatly. I am convinced that this is a design flaw or my drain lines need to be rerouted. I absolutely have no blockage and my issue seems to a some form of vacuum lock or venting issue. Just wondering if you experienced anything similar.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2019
  15. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Did not have any issues with drainage from VIP shower. I suspect it is specific to your boat, not a design issue.

    Have you checked the sump area - thinking it is in the hallway floor when you turn towards the VIP Cabin.

    Have you traced the vents back? Maybe a hose got a crimp in it at some point?

    I did have persistent problems with the galley sink draining at a reasonable expected pace. Messed with it some - but never got real happy with it.
     
  16. Keith Zibilich

    Keith Zibilich Member

    88
    Nov 7, 2016
    New Orleans
    2008 Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge, Raymarine Axiom, FLIR M232
    Cummins QSC 600
    I tried everything you recommend above however can’t figure out why it’s not draining properly.
     
  17. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Sorry I cant help.

    A good question which demonstrates the benefit of having a 47DB thread. Every boat has design issues - important to find other people with the same boat and compare notes about what they experience.
     
  18. Escapade417

    Escapade417 New Member

    23
    Sep 20, 2007
    Fairfax Station , VA
    320 Sundancer, 2004
    2008 47 Sedan Bridge
    Twin Cummins 600 QSC
    I ran my VIP sower for the first time today. It drained as well as I think it can.
     
  19. mquiet

    mquiet Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    I would think it is a kink in the line not allowing air to vent. When you use the plunger you break the air lock and it flows. Trace the whole line or replace.
     
  20. Keith Zibilich

    Keith Zibilich Member

    88
    Nov 7, 2016
    New Orleans
    2008 Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge, Raymarine Axiom, FLIR M232
    Cummins QSC 600
    I absolutely agree. Just wish they were more 47DBs out there.
    Thanks for the feedback guys. I’m going to take a new look at everything this weekend.
     

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