Tips and tricks

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  1. Island Time Buffalo

    Island Time Buffalo Active Member

    237
    Aug 19, 2014
    Grand Island, NY
    380 Sundancer 1999.
    7.4 Horizons
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  2. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy w/15hp
    3126 Cat's
    I have purchased 8 of these and besides the boat, they are in my wife's kitchen cabinets.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FJLHNWV/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  3. Cocktail Time

    Cocktail Time Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 9, 2007
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1998 400 Sundancer, Garmin 840xs GPS, Furuno Radar, B&G GPS pilot etc.
    Cat 3116's, Westerbeke 7.6 BTD
    Mark, it's funny how we all seem to find the same solutions. Mine look just like that. My only gripe is that the magnet isn't stronger. I have one mounted under the top edge of the AC/DC panel shining down. Works great, but it does drop down, I guess from a big wake? I'm going to mount with some velcro strips and see if that's any better. All the others work great. Beats getting a flashlight out to look in our deep cabinets.
     
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  4. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    That’s a great idea!
    Here’s another one: use a 6” high density foam roller that you can buy in the paint Department at Home Depot. The lower the nap the better. I look for 1/4”.
    Very little waste or splatter and I can do the smooth bottom of my 410 with a bit less than a gallon of paint.
     
  5. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Parts list?
     
  6. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy w/15hp
    3126 Cat's
    me too... I replaced mine 3x and once it burned up the motor too ($400).
     
  7. Risingson

    Risingson Active Member

    147
    Jun 12, 2020
    Cos cob ct
    1999 410 express 3116’s
    Cat 3116 350 hp
    Dryer sheets. I put in them inside the intakes of my AC units. Makes the whole boat smell like fresh laundry.
     
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  8. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    Take my picture to Home Depot with you. All 1/2" stuff. Plastic ball valves, elbows, pipe to hose couplers. I had most of it laying around in my plumbing bin. If you own 20+ boats over 50 years, you tend to collect "spares".
    What I will not do again is introduce any garden hose fittings that are "brass". BS, this stuff corrodes in a heartbeat in Sunny Florida.
     
  9. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    That's a cheaper version of the pads that smell like cinnamon or whatever. I like.
     
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  10. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    I use these after docking for clean up time. All my lights are blue and these help to see better. I hang them from the zippers. Solar power or usb recharge and last for ever. Also great to hold when walking the dock at night Screenshot_20210712-195142_eBay.jpg
     
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  11. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Member

    70
    Jul 23, 2021
    Knoxville, TN
    2006 200 Sundeck
    5.0 MPI w/Alpha 1
    Use bipolar ionization on your A/C system intake. This applies to both boat and home (they make larger units for home A/C). They kill odor and pathogens (including Covid, influenza, Leigionnaires disease, etc.). I sell these systems commercially to schools, hospitals, manufacturing plants, businesses, offices & such. I installed one on my home, parent's homes & friends. And they do work. My wife has had a noticeable decline in allergies since I put this on the house. Also kills mold. This technology has been around for decades and early on they started using them on submarine ventilation systems. Last year they put them on air force one & the white house. They haven't seen huge popularity until recently when multiple independent tests showed a 99.4% Covid kill rate. Now they're selling like hot cakes. These units typically sell for hundreds of dollars each for these smaller units but this is the same unit straight from China without the pretty packaging...

    https://www.amazon.com/Shopcorp-110...rds=bipolar+air+ionizer&qid=1627306408&sr=8-3
     
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  12. 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 think I have posted this before. If you have a Sea Ray with those completely useless "cup holders" on the port side dash, you can either raise the plexiglass base on stands like some have done, or alternatively mount a stainless cup holder in the center (you have to cut out the plastic between the holes in the holder. This one is from Edson. I like it because it holds mugs with handles too. It also makes a good place to hang a bag like a camera bag or purse that is off the deck but secure.
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  13. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    Do you hook this up so it is always on, or cycles with power to the A/C control box?
    I assume it can go in the intake "cabinet", or would it go right up on the core?
    Great idea!
     
  14. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Member

    70
    Jul 23, 2021
    Knoxville, TN
    2006 200 Sundeck
    5.0 MPI w/Alpha 1
    it can stay on continuously. Doesn’t hurt, power draw is tiny and it just keeps pumping the beneficial ions. If you have a filter, you want to install it AFTER the filter so the filter doesn’t catch the ions and defeat the purpose. Usually these are installed right on the inlet of the fan itself. Preferably, you want it so that the ions blow thru the A/C coil to kill any mold growing there. Ions mix in the air and stay active around 90 seconds so they have a chance to treat all the surfaces inside the boat. Basically anywhere the air blowing from the a/c will come in contact with.
     
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  15. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    Ok, little confused. Let's take my salon unit. Mounted in a cabinet behind drawers. The air intake is in the bottom of the drawer cabinet, pulling air up to the self contained Marin Aire unit. The filter is mounted on the face of the evaporator core, and the heat exchanger coil is on the other side. You are suggesting that the ionizer is mounted after the core and before the coil, or after the coil, or between the filter and the core? (that will be tough). And, if I just mount it in the cabinet, it will not be effective because the filter will be trapping to many of the ions (makes sense)?
    Evap side diagram.png
     
  16. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Member

    70
    Jul 23, 2021
    Knoxville, TN
    2006 200 Sundeck
    5.0 MPI w/Alpha 1
    IDEALLY, you want it before the coil so the ions go thru the coil and can kill any mold that is present. Wherever you put it, you just don’t want it so the ions are being drawn into the filter or the ion generator becomes useless. If there is inadequate space, you’ll still benefit from the ions going into the boat cabin and mixing. You just want to locate it where there is a good amount of air velocity across the unit. Which is why it’s generally mounted on the intake of the fan, assuming the layout is where the fan blows thru the coil so the ions have a chance to spread evenly across the coil as the air blows thru. Obviously if you mount the generator right up against the coil because you have no other room, the air will just pull the ions thru the coil right above the generator and only treat a small section of the coil. On those tiny units, you basically fit it where you can. There’s the ideal location, then there’s the real world…..
     
  17. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Member

    70
    Jul 23, 2021
    Knoxville, TN
    2006 200 Sundeck
    5.0 MPI w/Alpha 1
    here’s the company I’ve been selling their products for years. They pretty much are the leaders in the game and developed the current technology of bipolar ion generation.

    https://globalplasmasolutions.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI96n_lP2G8gIVoQaICR1NUgkSEAAYASAAEgI7YPD_BwE

    here’s a picture of recommended installation of the larger unit, but same concept applies with the little ones. E123C1D0-7741-4163-9959-5CC13CE6D013.jpeg

    with very limited space, you can also use these units where the power box is remote mounted and you just insert the 2 brushes in the airstream somewhere. You’ll have to do some searching but you can find them on eBay & Amazon in different voltages.
     

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  18. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson Member

    50
    Jul 29, 2021
    San Francisco Delta
    2002 Sundancer 360 with twin Mercruiser 8.1, velvet drives
    8.1 Mercruisers with direct drives
  19. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson Member

    50
    Jul 29, 2021
    San Francisco Delta
    2002 Sundancer 360 with twin Mercruiser 8.1, velvet drives
    8.1 Mercruisers with direct drives
    Zip ties each 25 ' work for me, and alleviates concerns for us who are color blind. Just count the ties as they pass. Make a longer white one for each 100' if you like.
     
  20. Bill Watson

    Bill Watson Member

    50
    Jul 29, 2021
    San Francisco Delta
    2002 Sundancer 360 with twin Mercruiser 8.1, velvet drives
    8.1 Mercruisers with direct drives
     

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