Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Casinoguy, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Casinoguy

    Casinoguy New Member

    Dec 27, 2017
    2004 Searay 260 Sundancer
    Mer cruiser
    Hi I have just joined so not sure if ok to ask questions here. I had my searay serviced over winter and have just had in water but there is no water coming out of taps etc. I rung boat place that serviced it but they weren't much help just Wondering if there are any checks I can do myself. Sorry but I am not great at engines stuff etc but any tips would be great.
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    Make sure your fresh water pump is turned on... should be a DC switch/breaker in the breaker panel.

    Be sure to list the year of your 260 and engine/drive in your profile.

    Welcome to CSR!
  3. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Make sure you have water in the tank as well.

    If the pump runs but does not build up pressure your pump diaphragm might be shot.
  4. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    No water pressure is basically one of these... check them in this order, other's will chime in I'm sure.

    1. Make sure you actually have water in your freshwater tank
    2. Make sure you have the pumps turned on in the breaker panel. (you should hear them running, or go look)
    3. Make sure the strainer is not clogged. It is clear and just after the pump, it could also be cracked.
    4. Make sure all of the faucets are off, don't forget about the transom locker, freshwater shower, anchor locker, bilge...etc

    If all of this fails...

    Check for voltage at the pump and report back...

    Welcome to CSR!

  5. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    If pump runs and tank is full you may have an air leak at the strainer or air in the pump. I get the air out of the pump by opening and closing a tap a few seconds at a time. If you have an air leak at the strainer you can try to seal it with plumber tap clear silicon it is in the plumbing section. Comes in 1.5" diameter by 1/2" high plastic container. It is designed for potable water systems. It looks like clear grease.
  6. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Welcome - The 260DA is a great boat and I loved my 2003 when I had it.

    The fresh water pump would be turned on via the "peanut" control pad at the dash. The switch looks like a rectangle with zigzag lines inside. You would also need to have your DC power turned on at the port side battery switch.

    You will need to have water in the tank as others have mentioned. Also, if you are hooked up to dock water then that would provide the pressure and you would not need to turn on the pump.

    Also check all the faucets - it is not that uncommon to find a faucet that is clogged from sediment. In that case you might just have to remove and clean the aerator.

  7. Casinoguy

    Casinoguy New Member

    Dec 27, 2017
    2004 Searay 260 Sundancer
    Mer cruiser
    Thank you all this is so helpful and my job tomorrow is to go through everyone's ideas. Being in New Zealand I can't believe how helpful everyone is. I will let you know how I go. Cheers Tony

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