RENAMING

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  1. lambrosnikolo

    lambrosnikolo New Member

    19
    Jul 21, 2018
    Athens, Greece
    290 Sundancer 1993
    2 x Mercuiser 4.3LX V6 w Alpha One GenII Drives
    At last I found some time to post the new name and letters for my 290 DA. It is currently on the trailer with engines removed and being overhauled on the bench so a lot of interesting photos will follow!

    Say hello to Seaduction!
     

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  2. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Looks great!
     
  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Looks good. The Coast Guard would not like the registration numbers in our area. They would say they are not clear to read at distance and do not have proper spacing. Ask me how I know. LOL

    MM
     
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  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Ummmm, Mike, did you happen to notice where the OP is from? I'm not sure the USCG would care about his numbers. Just poking a bit of fun atcha!

    The boat looks great!
     
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  5. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Clearly did not, face palm!!! LOL

    MM
     
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  6. lambrosnikolo

    lambrosnikolo New Member

    19
    Jul 21, 2018
    Athens, Greece
    290 Sundancer 1993
    2 x Mercuiser 4.3LX V6 w Alpha One GenII Drives
    Yeah, I wouldn't have any letters at the shear strake at all to be honest, however these are as per Hellenic Flag regulation. (Same applies also for the oil tankers I manage...).

    Next project is the aft swimming platform (previous owner fitted one, and I am upgrading the teak decking and supporting structure).

    Brgds

    Lampros
     
  7. ship for brains

    ship for brains New Member

    19
    Sep 25, 2018
    1996 searay sedan bridge, with garmin everything seadoo spark and f450 with hydraulic trailer
    port is 3116 original 1600 hrs and starboard 3126 repower under cat warantie
    hey Lambro if you need any parts or any advice on rebuilding those motors let me know. A lot of experience with that kind of stuff. I know those four threes like the back of my hand.
     
  8. lambrosnikolo

    lambrosnikolo New Member

    19
    Jul 21, 2018
    Athens, Greece
    290 Sundancer 1993
    2 x Mercuiser 4.3LX V6 w Alpha One GenII Drives
    They are amazing engines and quite easy to repair. Unfortunately I don't have the time to deal with them with my hands but I assist from time to time. I have now completed the removal and stripping down, pistons withdrawn, crankshaft removed, skimmed and polished and parts just arrived.

    We are now at the process of cleaning fitting everything back, and then we'll start with all the periphery equipment such as new risers, elbows and manifolds, new fuel pumps, new oil pump, new SW circulating pump, new piping, new thermostats etc. It is close to considering it remanufacturing.

    Previous owner left the boat for 5 years in dry land and didn't change elbows for 10 years so now you can understand that it needs all the above.

    However, since it is a popular engine it is quite easy and reliable to do major overhauling works, also in Greece since we have a lot of skilled mechanics for that.

    Have you also done such works in 4.3Ls?

    Brgds

    Lampros
     
  9. Dave - M

    Dave - M Member

    70
    Aug 29, 2018
    1990 270 Sundancer
    7.4 Mercruiser
    If you want to avoid bad luck, your boat has to be unnamed before launching with a new name. At least thats what I've heard. It involves ridding the boat of any articles that bear the previous name and then saying a certain script out loud. I found the script once before by googling.

    Im not particularly superstitious so im not sure what im going to do if i rename mine. I hate to tempt fate or the sea gods though.
     
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  10. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    We are too.

    MM
     
  11. Don Hardison

    Don Hardison Member

    40
    Jul 19, 2018
    2002 Sundancer 260
    5.0 Mercruiser Bravo III
  12. Dave - M

    Dave - M Member

    70
    Aug 29, 2018
    1990 270 Sundancer
    7.4 Mercruiser
    Does anyone know, is it acceptable to continue using a boat's name if you are a new owner? My boat has had the name removed but you can see what it was due to the surrounding oxidation. Not sure i even want to, but curious.
     
  13. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    970
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    I think the Sea Gods would prefer it that way. They have a hard enough time keeping track of which boats on which to wreak their havoc.

    (and don't even get me started on the Coast Guard bureaucracy)
     
  14. lambrosnikolo

    lambrosnikolo New Member

    19
    Jul 21, 2018
    Athens, Greece
    290 Sundancer 1993
    2 x Mercuiser 4.3LX V6 w Alpha One GenII Drives
    Guys I am not supersticious at all. However, given our long maritime history in Greece we have also the following traditions:

    1. Gold coin in vessel's keel. This is done only during construction when a golden coin is permanently placed on the vessel's keel. That is a tradition of Ancient Greeks done on triremes.
    2. Naming at this point is limited only to the fitting of name letters on the hull. This is done for registration, flag and insurance purposes and is official for all legal functions.
    3. The true naming ceremony is done upon launching to the sea. There, an orthodox priest will perform a eulogy and ceremony as done during baptisms. He will use a piece of Basel in order to spray the vessel with holy water while reading the holy bible. In the meantime he will burn holy frankincense around.
    4. The picture of St. Nicholas, patron saint of all seamen will be placed somewhere in the cabin. For large vessels it will be placed in the wheelhouse and in the Engine Control Room.
    5. An entire garlic will be placed permanently in the Engine Room and under the wheel (protected).
    6. After all these are done we also break the champagne and you are good to launch.

    I have done 1 and 2 and upon launching we will do 3-6 with my family.

    Brgds

    Lampros
     
  15. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    330
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Awesome. I put mine in the spring and just do a little dance cause it started. Kinda feel like a slug
     
  16. Jean Garrison

    Jean Garrison New Member

    10
    Nov 28, 2018
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Amazing. I must say that it looks great. :)
     
  17. Strypes

    Strypes Active Member

    803
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Good name!
     
  18. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    I kept the prior name on the boat I have now. The boat was named Gratitude and still is. I liked the feeling of it.
     
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  19. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    I like it!

    MM
     
  20. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    &
    2012 185 Sport
    &
    2014 Sea Fox 256 Commander
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1, 300 Yamaha OB
    St. Nicholas is also the patron saint of BREWERS!! Coincidence??
     
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