Protective Cover

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by agreico, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. agreico

    agreico New Member

    57
    Jul 8, 2009
    Hopewll Junction, New York
    280 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 Bravo III Drives
    Been searching on internet to purchase a protective cover for my instrument panel and helm. I've seen them on other boats in my Marina. For the life of me, I cannot find a source. Can anyone direct me. TG
     
  2. TBird

    TBird New Member

    65
    Apr 28, 2009
    Newport Beach, CA
    2007 Sundancer 340
    8.1 Merc
    I'm looking for one also (I've seen pictures of Sea Rays with them). I'd rather not have to have it custom made.
     
  3. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    Can you give us details on the year and model of your boat? That would help to steer you in the right direction.

    You could try GreatLakesBoatTop.com as a starting point though.

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  4. agreico

    agreico New Member

    57
    Jul 8, 2009
    Hopewll Junction, New York
    280 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 Bravo III Drives
    2006 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer. Thanks, TG
     
  5. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    I could be missing something, but I don't recall a dash cover being offered on the 280.

    You can totally make this yourself! Get your material-of-choice at a fabric store. Cut it to fit - make it as small or as large as you want it. Sew a hem into the edge. Screw a couple snaps into the dash, install the snaps in the cover. Done! Very easy.
     
  6. LifeisGood

    LifeisGood Member

    186
    Mar 31, 2008
    South Haven, Michigan
    1999 310 Sundancer
    twin 350 inboard
    I made my own also. Ordered a square yard and a half matching sunbrella (cheap), sewed large washers into the corners as weights, and put a hem around the edge. I didn't want to put any more snaps on but that would've worked also.
     
  7. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    They do, in fact, make a dash cover for the 280. Mine was included when I took delivery and it works great. You can see the snaps for it on left side of the helm and also on the right side, in front of the Danger sticker.

    [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2009
  8. agreico

    agreico New Member

    57
    Jul 8, 2009
    Hopewll Junction, New York
    280 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 Bravo III Drives
    Thanks, I will check with Sea Ray. I looked on Great Lakes website. Don't seem to offer it. TG
     
  9. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Not that it really matters, but I'm curious. This was not an option that I could actually "select" when ordering boats for stock - that much I know for sure. Could it have been a dealer-installed option? Or, maybe it was included in some other optional package.
     
  10. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    I want to say that it's standard. The only canvas option that I have is the camper canvas. Here's a pic of an '08 (not mine) with the dash cover. Maybe that started offering it in '08??

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jack F

    Jack F New Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    MMSI#338093894
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    I have the same cover on my 240, it came that way from Sea Ray.
     
  12. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    You guys are right. Standard issue. I couldn't find a part number for it until 2008.

    CANVAS DASH COVER
    0 1896547 CANVAS, 280DA-08 DASH CVR SGL CNTRL CADGRY

    List price is $102.50 + shipping (from Sea Ray to dealer) - your local dealer should be able to get it for you.

    For $100, I'd sure as heck make it myself! :smt001
     
  13. agreico

    agreico New Member

    57
    Jul 8, 2009
    Hopewll Junction, New York
    280 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 Bravo III Drives
    I checked with Sea Ray. They indicated that it is NOT an avaailable option for the 280 Dancer. Must be a dealer add on. TG
     
  14. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    You gave them them Dennis' info and they said it's not an option? I know that my dealer did not install it. Must be some wires crossed.

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  15. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    It was not an option for your model year. It is an option for the newer ones. Use the part number I listed.
     
  16. ditto

    ditto New Member

    52
    Dec 9, 2007
    Cape Cod
    310 08
    350 v drives
    i had one made for my:smt038 31 DA $100 much larger than the one pictured.. covers from compass to below the wheel!! :thumbsup:
     

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