2009 330 DA issues.

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Nick70, May 15, 2018.

  1. Nick70

    Nick70 Member

    Apr 20, 2016
    New England
    2009 Sea Ray Sundancer 330/350
    Twin 496's
    BRAVO III Sea core
    Garmin radar/gps
    8.1L's w/Bravo III Sea Core
    this past winter we purchased a 150hr 2009 330. 496/Bravo III.
    We are in mass. Dealer in Indiana.
    Flew out to look at it, as it was in the showroom. Had a valuation survey done.
    Was informed it was test drove when they got it, and again right before we had it deliv to us.
    I took it on good faith the boat was ok. The deal was it should be drop in ready when I got it.
    -both engines very hard to start on day off splash
    -on the way to my marina in the water, port engine low pressure warning comes on. Shut it down. Limp home.
    -pull pump off engine and very little water coming in. Indicating a blockage in raw water line through the drive/transom.
    -neither engine will start at all since first day. Crank but no start.
    The dealer service manager says he test drove the boat himself, and can't believe what's happening.
    Well, neither can we.
    The boat is now on hard, waiting to get in to a shop.
    Assuming the dealer is being honest here...any ideas on what could have happened to account for all this? Within days, it supposed went from a successful test drive to not starting and having a blockage somewhere in one engine.
    I have a sick feeling that nothing can account for this and they took advantage of the situation and sent me a problem they got off their hands.
    I've heard it said before but thought I'd be ok.
    Never again.
    Never. Never. Never.
    Buy a boat without driving it yourself first.
    Incredibly frustrating.
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    So much cabbage to spend without a sea trail! I'm impressed by your trust in humanity. Not many would have such faith.

    I'd be surprised if you had a "big problem" with both engines at the same time. Maybe the drive from MA jostled the fuel enough to push some garbage into your filters. I'd definitely screw those off and have a look.

    Did you see it on the trailer? Any chance they loaded it incorrectly and squashed your underwater exhaust ports?

    Even sillier question...did you check to make sure all of your seacocks are fully open and clear?

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