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Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by Adam-swf, Dec 13, 2016.

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  1. Westie

    Westie Active Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Calgary
    2001 260 Sundancer towed with the power of an IFORCE V8
    7.4 L Bravo III
    And when you do replace the trim pump bracket get a stainless one. Many vendors on ebay have them. Rusting seems to be a very common problem with the OEM ones as they are just painted mild steel.
     
  2. boatrboy

    boatrboy Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Orange, CT
    1999 270 Da
    7.4 MPI w/B3
    Or if you are handy use the steel one and make two plastic strips to put under the mounting flanges to raise it up. They rust because the sit in any water you may get from the vent or any other leak. My bilge is dry but I still made the strips in case I rinse things and water pools near the trim pump. Good luck - I love my 270
     
  3. Adam-swf

    Adam-swf New Member

    29
    Dec 13, 2016
    Bradenton, FL
    1998 Sea Ray 270da Sundancer
    7.4 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Those are great suggestions, I wondered why that part rusted when the rest of the engine room was so clean.


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  4. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Member

    904
    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2008 270 SLX 496 mag bravo 3
    8.1 496 / bravo III
    if you do it yourself, be certain to disconnect the batteries. There is a very large feed wire supplying this pump, and a live buss bar in the center (the screw that holds the plastic cover is actually screwed into the live buss bar. It is really easy to arc that supply since everything on that bracket including the bracket is grounded. And yes to stainless - I replaced mine with stainless to be done with it forever. The whole process can be done without disconnecting anything (electrical or fluid lines).
     
  5. boatman37

    boatman37 Member

    657
    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
    5.7 Merc
    Not sure if it is the same but i have seen stainless (might be aluminum) brackets on eBay
     
  6. Adam-swf

    Adam-swf New Member

    29
    Dec 13, 2016
    Bradenton, FL
    1998 Sea Ray 270da Sundancer
    7.4 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Thanks to everyone for the replies and helpful info on what is a big purchase for me.

    The AC works. Evidently it takes 3 minutes from any thermostat change before the air kicks on according to the AC tech and that proved to be true, it ran after that for a couple hours and all was good. Thank goodness.

    The charger will be replaced for $300. Seems reasonable.

    The trim bracket will not be replaced, I'll sort that out with the excellent info provided.

    The flush system will be installed and I sent a 20 degree through hull transducer to the dealer so that'll get done while she's dry.

    Sent payment and that's it, bought her!!!


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  7. boatrboy

    boatrboy Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Orange, CT
    1999 270 Da
    7.4 MPI w/B3
    wow - for 60 bucks I will replace mine next time with stainless.

    Glad to hear everything checked out! I'll bet you will love this boat. Enjoy!

    Mark
     
  8. wrvond

    wrvond Member SILVER Sponsor

    192
    Aug 27, 2016
    West Virginia
    1995 Sundancer 270
    7.4 liter Mercruiser w/Bravo II
    Congratulations and welcome to the family!
    Where are the pictures?
     
  9. badtothebones

    badtothebones Member

    67
    Oct 22, 2015
    Florida
    2015 260 Sundancer
    ECT 350 MAG MPI BR3
    Congratulations !
    Yes need pics :)


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  10. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    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.
    Congrats on pulling the trigger.

    Like the others have said, we need pictures or it just plain didn't happen!
     
  11. Adam-swf

    Adam-swf New Member

    29
    Dec 13, 2016
    Bradenton, FL
    1998 Sea Ray 270da Sundancer
    7.4 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Wish I was picking her up this weekend, I'll have to try and be patient as it won't be until next week. Looks like I can only upload 1 pic at a time with tapatalk.

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  12. northern

    northern Active Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Looks good. Very shiny. In FL if you keep it on the hard when not in use do you get fowling without a bottom paint or is there special wax you use on the bottom.
     
  13. Adam-swf

    Adam-swf New Member

    29
    Dec 13, 2016
    Bradenton, FL
    1998 Sea Ray 270da Sundancer
    7.4 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    They had just waxed the hull and did a nice job. This boat was stored in a high and dry before it was sold. I plan to keep it on a lift. People definitely bottom paint boats that are kept in the water but not on hard to my knowledge.


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  14. Dez

    Dez New Member

    27
    Sep 27, 2014
    Bradenton, Florida
    2008 240 Sundancer
    2013 Ram Hemi 4X4
    5.0 Mercruiser/Bravo III
    Hey Adam, just saw the thread. Congrats on the new boat! We also are in Bradenton and spend most of our time cruising around Anna Maria, anchored at Jewfish or Passage Key. We have a 2008 240DA with blue hull (no name on stern). Give a shout if you see us on the water. Would love to see the boat.
    :thumbsup:

    Dave and Beth.
     
  15. Adam-swf

    Adam-swf New Member

    29
    Dec 13, 2016
    Bradenton, FL
    1998 Sea Ray 270da Sundancer
    7.4 Mercruiser w/Bravo III
    Hey thanks Dave, will do! We spend time at many of the same places As you do. We live on a bayou off the Manatee River so we are in there a lot as well, especially when it's windy and we like cruising to the restaurants there. Will keep an eye out, our boat is named Double RR. Would be great to check out a younger Sundancer


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  16. Dez

    Dez New Member

    27
    Sep 27, 2014
    Bradenton, Florida
    2008 240 Sundancer
    2013 Ram Hemi 4X4
    5.0 Mercruiser/Bravo III
    Small world. We are right around the corner from you on 16th Ave. NW.
     

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