Sea ray vinyl needed

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Jeff Delbuono, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    411
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    I have a 1998 290 sea ray sundancer. It has the seats made out of the white vinyl with the gold bead in it. My back bench seat is starting to crack and want to get it re done. Anybody know where i can buy this white vinyl and gold bead so i can give to my local upholstery shop to have them do it.
     
  2. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Try Bristol unholstery.

    They have a great selection.
     
  3. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    411
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Espose4.

    Thanks for the fast response. Just sent them a message and waiting on a response. I love this boat and just saw the start of a small crack in the top of the bench seat. Now its all i see when i get on it and anal me have to get it repaired ASAP.
     
  4. Loyd Dinneen

    Loyd Dinneen Active Member

    385
    Jul 29, 2017
    Las Vegas
    1977 Sea ray 240 SDA cruiser w/ twin 470 mercs.
    Twin 470 Mercruisers
    I would try Sailrite they have alot of different colors of vinyl and the beading in gold. Have had alot luck with them.
     
  5. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    A good upholstery shop should be able to match it up for you.
     
  6. seasure1

    seasure1 Member

    36
    Jun 20, 2016
    Long Beach Island NJ
    2007 SeaRay 290 Sundeck SLX
    twin mercruiser 350 mag bravo3
    Gioia Sails
    1951 Rutgers Univ. Blvd.
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

    phone
    (732) 901-6770
    There plant in Florida does a majority of the canvas and vinyl work for SeaRay at the factory.
    Just had my complete interior and canvas done in Lakewood. They are great to deal with ask for Don tell him Mike Schmidt sent you
     
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  7. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    411
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Thank you so much. Lakewood is only about an hour from my boat and will def be going there this week to talk to them. Are they expensive or about normal priced
     
  8. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I would not stress over getting the exact vinyl. I have a 2004 and I happen to have the filler original filler
    cushion that was never used and stored. The original vinyl looks nothing like what is on the boat now.

    Find something close or redo the entire section. I wound up doing my entire 260DA when I had it and would never have been happy if just a couple of pieces were done with the original vinyl.

    -Kevin
     
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  9. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
  10. jgyatesjr

    jgyatesjr Member

    50
    Oct 27, 2008
    Live in Waterford, VA and boat in Potomac River
    1999 Sundancer 260
    Mercruisre MX 6.2 MPI with Bravo III (repowered from 7.4)
    I need to have my cockpit seats on my 1999 Sea Ray Sundancer 260 re-upholstered but don't know how to remove port side cushions and arch folding seat. See pics... 20191130_113635.jpg 20191130_113500.jpg 20191130_113306.jpg 20191130_113337.jpg
     
  11. gmacd81

    gmacd81 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    133
    Sep 2, 2014
    Annapolis, MD
    2002 460DA hardtop, Raymarine eS128 & eS75, Evolution AP, SHD color radar, Ray260
    Walker Bay w 40hp
    Cummins 6CTA M3's, Onan 11.5 kW genset
    If there's no access from behind, they're likely fastened using christmas tree fasteners just like the door panels of a car. Carefully pry them off using plastic upholstery tools you can get at any auto supply place. And given the age, be prepared to replace them since they get brittle over time and will probably break.
     
  12. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Do not pry. The 260da is through bolted. I reupholstered a 2003 and can give you better details. Bewarned it its far from easy and requires a substantial amount of disassembly of the boat that you may not want to do or easily be able to reach. If you want the details we can start another thread.

    -Kevin
     
  13. jgyatesjr

    jgyatesjr Member

    50
    Oct 27, 2008
    Live in Waterford, VA and boat in Potomac River
    1999 Sundancer 260
    Mercruisre MX 6.2 MPI with Bravo III (repowered from 7.4)
    KevinC
    I have started a conversation with you about this.. Thanks!
     
  14. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    This... Times 10. It is a very labor intensive job. Half of the interior - galley and mideberth - panels (including galley ceiling) have to be removed to access the nuts. It's not particularly "hard", depending on your skill set, but it will take quite a long time. Like Kevin, I redid mine a number of years ago - all good in the end, though.

    You can use the speaker in the cockpit to access some nuts - I also cut a hole in the side to get better access then "fixed" the hole with a deck plate that I painted to match the gelcoat color. Ended up looking like it was meant to be there from the factory - in fact, it pretty much was unnoticeable.

    One side note... if you look really close at the white vinyl... often there are two different "whites" used (look at the graining), separated by the piping. This is done as a subtle way to break up the white and make it not quite so "stark" looking. I added a little more color, still, when my upholsterer redid the skins.
     
  15. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I already replied with a quick note to @jgyatesjr PM to me but I did comment the center "hump" bolt access was one of the worst as it was only accessible from the engine compartment without cutting access holes (which I choose not to do). It did require taking apart nearly the entire mid-cabin - and even then I still had to cut one screw that I could not access - but as it was in the mid cabin rear wall/ceiling it was never seen again.

    As far as the colors, I went a little bit further with the colors to modernize it:

    DSC_0285 (2).JPG DSC_0289.JPG

    It was quite a job overall - keep in mind I did the re-upholstery myself.

    -Kevin
     
  16. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Yeah, there was definitely a lot to take apart. And you have to take apart 3 things just to get to the one thing you really need. I did one little extra thing while I had the midberth cabin apart - I added a PVC wire chase from the bilge to the MDP. Figured as long as I was there, you know?

    That's funny - your pictures - I did almost the exact same thing. Except I didn't attempt to do the actual sewing myself...
     
  17. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    If you buy the factory original vinyl, I'm betting it won't match your existing 20 year old cushions. You might be better served by letting your upholstery shop color-match / source the material based on the current cushions.
     

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