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Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Presentation, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. Presentation

    Presentation Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Wisconsin - Winnebago Pool chain of lakes
    280 Sundancer, Westerbeke MPV generator
    twin 5.0's w/BIII drives
    This forum has a lot of members with a vast amount of experience and knowledge. By following the below guidelines you are more likely to gain accurate information regarding your maintenance or repair issue.

    When you post a question:

    #1) Please include your boats specific model, (Sundancer is not a model, 280 Sundancer is a model) year of production, engine and drive.

    We prefer this to be in your signature. To add this to your signature, click on User CP close to the top right of this page, then click on Edit Signature on the left of the page then enter the information.

    #2) Please give as much detail about your problem as possible. Also use a meaningful title. This will get the attention of the members that can answer your question. “I have a problem” will not get the attention that “engine with fuel injection will not idle” would get.

    #3) Most of the time you will get a reply within a few hours, possibly within minutes. We may need additional information from you. Please check back often and answer questions we ask. Even if you don’t know the answer because you need to go to the boat to check before you can answer the question please tell us that. Saying “I don’t know but I will be by the boat this Saturday and I’ll look then I’ll come back here and let you know” is far better than no reply.

    #4) Please follow up letting us know what happened. Even if the suggestions we gave you did not work it may help another forum member who went thru the same thing then reply with another suggestion.

    #5) Please do not post the same questions at different locations of this forum. Most members click on the “New posts 24 hours” or “New posts 48 hours” not go section by section looking for new posts.

    #6)Finally, please post a thank you. If someone helped you in the real world you would say “Thanks” right? Please do the same here.

    Thank you for your cooperation.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2009
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  2. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    Hail to the pseudo mod!

    C'mon Doug, lighten up a little.

    Last edited: Jun 24, 2009
  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Odessa, FL
    2006 SeaRay Sundeck 240
    5.0MPI Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Your hired!
  4. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods

    I agree with you completely, its just that its hard to take any guy with Enzyte Bob as his avatar seriously.:smt043:smt043:smt043

  5. Asureyez

    Asureyez New Member

    Apr 22, 2007
    Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
    Sea Ray 460 Sundancer Hardtop 2001 - SOLD
    Cummins 450 Diesels
    ^5 (High Five)
  6. Pseudomind

    Pseudomind Active Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2011 Hurricane with Magic Tilt Trailer
    115 HP Yamaha Four Stroke

    Here I fixed it for you pseudo-mod! :smt043:smt043

    Have a good one all :thumbsup:
  7. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    Good call. I missed my P in the morning.

    Ill fix it shortly.

  8. gnealon

    gnealon New Member

    Apr 8, 2009
    West Babylon, NY
    2005 280 DA, Garmin 4208
    "Ship Faced"
    Twin 5.0L Merc BIII
    Any Linux guy knows its really 'sudo'

  9. Sea P.A.

    Sea P.A. New Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Somers, NY
    Does the Waste tank only hold water????

    Hello Everyone,
    Wanted to introduce myself. My name is Paul my fiancee and I just bought an amazing clean and maintained 1997 240 Sundancer and have it slipped in Greenwich, CT. Been exploring the LI Sound and are loving this new lifestyle.

    I do have a question - hope it is not dumb.

    The last boat I had was a 20' bowriding bayliner with no amenties. This is my first boat with a fully galley, porta potty, stern drive (have only had outboards before) - well you get the point.

    My question is this. I was reading the porta potty instruction and it seems the it does not empty into the waste holding tank. It is my impression that I can have it either pumped out at a pump out station or do it myself. Am I correct in assuming this. My fiancee and I find it hard to believe that the waste holding tank is just for the galley sink.

    Any insight would be much appreciated.

    All the best,
    Paul (aka Sea P.A.)
  10. Beer Thirty

    Beer Thirty New Member

    Sep 10, 2008
    Commerce, MI
    1995 200 BR Signature Series

    Towed with a 98 Chevy Z71
    5.0 Mercruiser w/an alpha 1
    Is there a way to set this up where you have to enter it in your "info". Similar to how your location and all that info is done?

    Thirdgen.org has something similar under the users avatar. like year, make, model, engine size, etc..... You set it up in your UserCP.
  11. K-9

    K-9 New Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    long island sound
    1980 sea ray sundancer 260 raymarine c120w radar/sonar+
    6.2mag 320hp
    B3 seacore ss props
    just looking...
  12. sprink56

    sprink56 New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    1979 255 Liberator
    twin Mercruiser 450 HP I/O on Bravo I Drives
    I am pleased to see this thread. Some of the questions that get floated in here are right off of the Psychic Hotline.:smt101
  13. boatnutnj

    boatnutnj New Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    im trying, please go easy
  14. sprink56

    sprink56 New Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    1979 255 Liberator
    twin Mercruiser 450 HP I/O on Bravo I Drives
    Don't get the wrong idea.:smt101 it helps a bunch when we see a question like " What prop do I need?" or "How can I tell if my boat is running right" if we know what type, model, year, power, drive, etc. Gets kind of frustrating after a while.:wow:
  15. hairlipdog53

    hairlipdog53 New Member

    Nov 3, 2009
    Bluewater NM
    300 Sundancer 1988, & 185 SRV 1975.
    (2) 5.7's & (1)L6- 250cid
    Hello to everyone, I have a 1988 300 Sundancer that I've been working on the dash lights , the light-strips that illuminate the control switches dose not work, I do have dash lights, Can any one help me?
  16. Holly

    Holly New Member

    Nov 18, 2009
    South Carolina
    268 Sundancer 1989
    371 Mercruiser w/Alpha Drive
    What is the best dehumidifier for our Sundancer 268 1989?
  17. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    Now you did it…. Everyone is reading the title of your thread and thinking Ok, I read it and then I post my question…. HERE!:grin:

    Good intentions though.
  18. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    Shouldn't you be painting :grin:
  19. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    Finished… God bless the person that invented water base paint!:smt038
    (I used her shower!)
  20. robert odonnell

    robert odonnell New Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    32 sundancer 2005
    6.2 v drives
    Thanks for your help,
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2010
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