1988-1989 30 to 34 foot Sedan Bridge owners

Discussion in 'Classic Sea Rays' started by TracyT, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. TracyT

    TracyT New Member

    44
    Jun 14, 2016
    Middle River Md
    1988 Sea Ray 305
    Twin 5.7L mercruiser inboards
    If you have or used to have a Sedan bridge from the 88-89 vintage then let,s trade contact info and knowledge of the intricacies of these nifty little Searays!

    Tracy Tippett
    tracyt@tracanllc.com
     
  2. searay30

    searay30 Member

    87
    Jun 13, 2012
    Midway Marina Cawtaba Oh
    1989 Sea Ray 30' sedan bridge
    twin 350 mercruisers inboards
    I bought and still use my 30 ' sedan bridge in the spring of 2002. Been going pretty strong ever since. Been a great boat.

    Rob2102@aol.com
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
  3. Oscarlyy

    Oscarlyy New Member

    65
    Aug 25, 2015
    Canada
    1989 345 Sedan Bridge
    1989, rebuilt Mercruiser 454, 100 hours
    Shoot me a message, got an 89 34 SB. Been dying to talk to somebody with the same boat :smt024
     
  4. TracyT

    TracyT New Member

    44
    Jun 14, 2016
    Middle River Md
    1988 Sea Ray 305
    Twin 5.7L mercruiser inboards
    Hello Oscarlyy and Searay 30

    I am fairly new to this boat but have been spending all my available time enjoying it while working through my to do list. Any older boat needs a little TLC and mine was an estate purchase so all the owner knowledge was lost. The boat is a little quirky but, handles the water well and is spacious except for the engine access which is horrible. Multiple bilge areas is one challenge as well as access to the seawater pumps. My boat is equipped with twin 350 mercruisers so I would guess that you guys with the big blocks have even more of a challenge. Post a reply with your projects or questions and maybe one of us will have a suggestion or two.

    Happy Wakes
    TracyT
     
  5. Oscarlyy

    Oscarlyy New Member

    65
    Aug 25, 2015
    Canada
    1989 345 Sedan Bridge
    1989, rebuilt Mercruiser 454, 100 hours
    Well I've only had mine 10 months and only put 100 hours on her but I absolutely love mine! Only complaint is engine access and fuel burn. But she handles chop amazing! I got mine just after the engines were completely overhauled and the owner payed 18000$ for that, so no issues with them yet. Um just now trying to keep on top of maintenance and start fresh and get to know the boat. Considered a 305 Sedan bridge and loved the long galley when there was no lower helm but didn't quite like the head in the stern. But I'm sure I could've got used to it. Yeah, I've got a small list going of mostly doing upholstery work and wood work. I'm slowly going through the boat upgrading fuel systems and electrical systems to modern systems. I'll post anything major that goes on in here with pictures and would love to see photos of your boat!

    Oscar
     
  6. Mkguyvr

    Mkguyvr New Member

    6
    Apr 20, 2016
    Port Saint Lucie
    1989 Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 300, twin 7.4/ quicksilver 4.0 gen set
    7.4 FWC Mercs
    Hi guys, I have an 89 300 with big blocks, just had it out for bottom paint, through hulls, sinks, swim platform supports, trim tab cylinder converting to electric "bolt", next is to take out the carpet and install a wood plank floor. Eventually redoing the upholstery on the dinette and stairwell wall that wraps around to the lower bunk. 800 hours on the fwc 7.4 mercs, running great, have the 4.0 QuickSilver genset.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2016
  7. manfredr

    manfredr New Member

    17
    Apr 3, 2008
    Westport, CT
    420 Sedan Bridge 2004
    Cummins 450C
    I used to have that same boat a 1989 300 Sedan with the big blocks. I bought it new back then, owned it until 1995. It was a great boat, handling well and the wife loved the galley better than on our current 420 Sedan. Port engine access was the worse from what I remember, having to remove the ice maker and half the dinette.
     
  8. twinscrewzz

    twinscrewzz Member

    78
    Nov 8, 2014
    Phoenix Az
    1989 340 SB. Possible offer
    454 Mercruisers W/V Drives
    Well I'm going to try to resurrect this old thread. I have missed on a couple 34 sedan bridges. Considering a 1988 305 Sedan bridge. Would love some real world opinions. It is equipped with the small blocks. I had a 270 dancer with them and had plenty of power. Curious if the Sedan Bridge seems under powered with them?
    It's also got the Mercury Gen Set. Not familiar with them as My dancer had an Onan. Thoughts?
    From Pictures seems Very clean and well taken care of. I look at it next week so any input is welcome.
     
  9. Randyoh

    Randyoh New Member

    1
    Dec 19, 2017
    Houston Tx
    1989 340 Bridge sedan
    454 mercruiser
    Hi I'm new to the site but I've been looking and trying to find out how heavy the arch is on my 89 340 Sea Ray sedan Bridge can't seem to find that question anywhere maybe someone can help me here thank you
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
  10. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
  11. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    Twin, I had an '89 340 Sundancer with 454s but my marina neighbor had an '86 340 SD with small blocks. The boat was terribly underpowered and in fact would barely get on plane and that is if it was very lightly loaded. My friend used his as a trawler and never cruised faster than about 10-12 kts.

    If you find one you like with small blocks make sure you go on a good long sea trial prior to finalizing the deal.

    Shawn
     
  12. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Wow - I cant believe that they made a small block powered 340 SB:eek:
     
  13. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    So I just went to the Sea Ray Owner Archives and looked for the 340DB. they only show, in the archives, an '85 & '86 and only that they have gas v-8 engines. No HP, no options.... Kind of weird. The '89 was a new configuration and one of our members, RonDDS owned one and complained constantly about the lack of power....and his was 454s.

    Shawn
     
  14. 75torino

    75torino Member

    43
    Sep 25, 2011
    Brogue Pa
    1989 340 Sport Fisherman 1982 270 Sea Ray Sundancer 330 TRS drive
    Twin FWC 454 Mercruisers
    Hi I have a 340 Sport Fisherman with a flybridge Can I be included in your group Thanks Conard c1975gts@aol.com
     

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