340 sundancer - Port vent cover replacement

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  1. Dreams Come Blue

    Dreams Come Blue New Member

    4
    May 26, 2008
    Georgian Bay
    340 Sundancer, 2005
    2 X 496 Magnums
    Late last summer I had a surprising incident. When I got to my mooring after boating for 30 mins or so, I opened the aft curtain to discover a completely missing port vent cover. This is a sizable piece of fiberglass, has anyone else lost one? I posted a picture below. Problem is, I cannot find a replacement. I have checked with SeaRay and through my dealer, but the part is no longer made and they do not have any inventory. I have been online with some boat salvage companies, but your timing needs to be right and so far mine hasn't. Anybody have one or know where I could get one?
    Thanks, Don

    port vent cover.jpg
     
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    Past:
    1999 Sundancer 340
    7.4L Gassers
    If you cannot find a new one perhaps find a local glass guy and see if he can make one for you using the starboard side as a template?

    It would break my heart to have this piece missing from such a good looking boat. At least throw a beach towel over it when you're parked. :)
     
  3. rcknecht

    rcknecht Active Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    I have been looking for a transom locker door for some time... I priced having one fabricated, and it would be 3-4K for my door... I hope you can find a replacement... I would check your other side and see if it is loose... They should not just fall off...
     
  4. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Probably going to have to have it fabricated if you can’t find salvage. That’s likely the reason that some piece of crap clipped yours. Those things are on there pretty good and it’s pretty unlikely that it would come off without some human assistance. It was either gone before you went for the ride and you didn’t notice it, or someone had tried to remove it and left it loose.
    That vent fits several years and models.
    I looked at a boat (380) with a rashed up one when I was boat shopping. While deciding about placing a bid on the boat I contacted Sea Ray to ask about availability. They aren’t available, but they gave me the info for the original supplier. I contacted that company (I think they were in the Carolinas) and they told me they didn’t retain the molds for them after Sea Ray stopped ordering them for production.
     
  5. strange weather

    strange weather Member SILVER Sponsor

    269
    Sep 4, 2010
    Lake Mead
    320 Sundancer 2005,Raymarine C80 GPS SmartCraft System w/Auto Pilot 5kw Kohler Generator
    T-VD 350 Magnum MPI Horizon
    Check the most recent post by a guy who bought a 320 Sundancer and is selling parts-maybe something or not-worth checking-insurance claim?
     
  6. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    That sucks. When I clipped mine on a dock support I had to borrow one from another member & get a mold made so my fiberglass guy could make mine. Mine is alot smaller but has a tapered design with a compound radius that would've been impossible for me to reproduce otherwise.
     
  7. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    416
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Ouch ..that photo hurts me. So sorry for you. I'm not sure how insurance works in the states, but up here it would cover something like that, fabrication and all. Like others have said, I'll bet someone ripped that off your boat and it just didn't fall off. I would hope anyway that Sea Ray construction would be better than that.

    Also someone else mentioned looking into the 320's. Unfortunately the 320's piece is different in size and dimensions.

    Good luck, and again sorry.
     
  8. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    867
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Could get creative and make a nice vent cap out of teak.

    Maybe you will like it so much and make a matching one for the starboard side.
     
  9. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    416
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Not sure how old this is, but here's a 340 for salvage. They're selling the whole boat though, but maybe they already sold it. if that's the case, maybe you can find out who bought it and if they're parting it out? There's a number to call.

    http://www.yachtsalvage.com/Listings/YS170110.htm
     
  10. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Another option is to have a cover made out of Sunbrella that snaps on, do the same for the other side so it matches. Not ideal, but would look better. I don't think you are going to find one of these unless you just get lucky. Like others have set, having one made is going to be expensive. If you google "custom fiberglass parts" you get a list of companies that make parts etc, mainly for cars.
     
  11. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Might be okay for winter storage or maybe while sitting at the dock with nothing on but he’s going to have to remove the covers before he starts anything up or increase the risk of going boom.
     
  12. Dreams Come Blue

    Dreams Come Blue New Member

    4
    May 26, 2008
    Georgian Bay
    340 Sundancer, 2005
    2 X 496 Magnums
    Thanks Mike, I have reached out to Yacht Salvage to see if they can help out. Check out the silicone around your vent covers, as I noticed that they were very dry and cracked before losing mine. Also, there are no screws or clips that I could see, it appears only to be attached with silicone or some other adhesive.
     
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  13. melida

    melida Member

    849
    Apr 1, 2009
    Istanbul-TURKEY
    Sea Ray 2007 375 DA
    Sea Ray 2005 315 DA Sold
    2xYANMAR 6LPA-STP 315 HP V-drives, 4kw Onan gen, radar, gps, autopilot, bow&stern thrusters, sat tv
    As a 2007 340 owner would like to rebed/reinfornce mine, so any specific brand or chemical recommendations to reattach them.
    TIA
     

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