340 SUNDANCER THREAD

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by jim696, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    Well I made the fake door, mounted the sub. It’s “ok”. I swapped back to a single 8” tube and as I slide it inside that spot both people with me and my self where instantly like NOPE that’s sound way better. So going with 2- 8” bazokkas, 8ohm single voice coils, on par for 4 ohm load on amp. Under seat and will vent the door.
     
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Awfully quite in the ole 340 thread. Has our hull officially lost favor with the masses? Or are all of us 340 poor suckers living north of the Mason Dixon?

    Already looking forward to spring. 4-5 weeks of "real winter" and I'm done with this crap. Looking forward to another year with our 340.
     
  3. be_prepared

    be_prepared Member GOLD Sponsor

    232
    Oct 12, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2002 Sea Ray Sundancer 340DA
    Twin Mercruiser Horizon 8.1 inboards
    Well, I am certainly waiting anxiously for spring to splash my 340 again, and yeah, I'm up north. To get a boating fix, I watch "New England Boating" on NESN, and make notes with the admiral on the harbors they visited as we build our 2018 trip list. "Beginnings" is ready and waiting in nice warm indoor storage for that first trip of the spring... it can't come soon enough...
     
  4. Knot It

    Knot It Member

    349
    Oct 28, 2011
    St. Louis, Mo
    '01 340 Sundancer
    T-7.4 Horizons w/ V Drives
    I replaced my panels and put in all new switches. I got everything, including the light strips from flounder pounder... I used the longer of the two lengths they had. 20160221_192725.jpg 20160221_192752.jpg
     
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  5. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    I was about to post a pic, I too used th longest ones they had and fit perfect. And the new transformer since I was not sure what was wrong. Works with the dimmer as well.
     
  6. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    That looks fantastic. Definitely on my list of things I'd like to do. Nicely done...
     
  7. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    547
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Sounds like I have the exact same problem in my '02 310. Probably the same circuit board. This is the circuit board ion the indicator panel itself right? I'll have to pull it on my next trip to the boat. Do you mind sharing which transistors you ordered? Thanks!
     
  8. speakrdude

    speakrdude Member

    999
    Feb 21, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    2002 Sea Ray 340 DA
    Raymarine C80 Tri Data
    twin 6.2 MX MPI
    I can do one better. Send me address and I’ll give you a couple. Or send me your circut board and I’ll install for you.
    I had to order 50 of them so I have a few extra’s.
    Jim
     
  9. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    547
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Dang Jim. That's more than generous. I won't be at the boat for a couple of weeks and will pull the circuit board at that time. Please do let me pay you for your time.
     
  10. speakrdude

    speakrdude Member

    999
    Feb 21, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    2002 Sea Ray 340 DA
    Raymarine C80 Tri Data
    twin 6.2 MX MPI
    Happy to help! Let me know when your ready to send the board or when to send you some transistors. They were like $9.95 for 50, so I have an extra 48 of them laying around. I have a good bench set up here to so I can test each water level circuit. Mines been working perfect, since I've made the repair.
    Jim
     
  11. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    547
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Awesome. I'll be in touch
     
  12. Zac

    Zac New Member

    13
    May 7, 2017
    Redondo Beach, California
    2006 Sundancer 340 (Good Kitty)
    8.1 L Merc's V-drives
    Has anyone modified your gas tanks to combine the 2 separate tanks into 1? Or add a equalizer tube so they act as 1 tank?

    I had the starboard fuel pump quit on my way home. After an hour of only running on the port engine, I realized that we may not make it back with amount of fuel we had in the port tank. This made me wonder why they made them separate in the first place? I don't see the logic in this design. Can anyone share there thoughts and/or fixes?
     
  13. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    547
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    I think the idea behind keeping them separate is to avoid contamination in one tank from affecting the other. I think the diesel option includes transfer plumbing. I would imagine one could retrofit such a system for gas.

    You could probably include a gas syphon hand-pump in your emergency supplies as a poor mans transfer system.
     
  14. Zac

    Zac New Member

    13
    May 7, 2017
    Redondo Beach, California
    2006 Sundancer 340 (Good Kitty)
    8.1 L Merc's V-drives
    Thanks bobeast, I like the poor mans emergency system for now. I'm going to look into it.
    Zac
     
  15. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    The 330s 1996-1997 for sure have fuel crossovers. You can select which tank you want each main to pull from. We lost that choice on the 340.

    What circuit board are you guys discussing?

    My stereo install is done, and I ended up with 2 bazooka 8"tubes, (8ohm each) for a 4 ohm load which is what the amp called for when bridged. They are under the helm seat and one slides under the ice box. Sounded better then anything else I have tried... with the door open.... so then I vented the door. Now sound wise no difference, no rattle.

    The nmea 2000 network is working awesome with my Lowrance HDS9 gen 3 (free upgrade from my gen 2 I sent back for a problem...)

    Next it to pull the factory GPS, and VHF, and install a lowrance VHF with ais and connect to the network as well and hope to install clean/factory holes
     

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  16. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    nice work on the door vents....how did you do that....with a router?.....

    cliff
     
  17. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    Yes good buddy has a router table. So we made a jig and a few practice cuts till I likes it and then cut the door.
     
  18. Zac

    Zac New Member

    13
    May 7, 2017
    Redondo Beach, California
    2006 Sundancer 340 (Good Kitty)
    8.1 L Merc's V-drives
    Has anyone replaced the cockpit fridge in a 340? I need to replace mine and looking for suggestions thanks!
     
  19. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    i hear its a pain because trying to get one in through the door?
     
  20. JBD Regina Marie

    JBD Regina Marie New Member

    19
    Dec 3, 2016
    Catawba Island OH
    2008 340 Sportsman package
    T 8.1 V Drive
    Wow, this is a great thread! I bought my 08' 340 DA 2 years ago. I have several questions for all the brain trust here...

    1- Batteries, I have 4 , two year old batteries and when I anchor to Perch fish, I can't run the radio long (in addition to head, fridge etc running). Has anyone added more batteries to increase longevity? I do have a Genny, but its noisy during the peace of fishing. I also notice battery drainage when trolling at low RPM (below 700)... is that normal?

    2- Anyone add reel/pulley system for running big boards? Ideas on mounting them to the arch?

    3- Anyone use an Anchor Ball so you may anchor off the stern? Windless on the bow is fine, but the boat swings a bunch in the wind.
    Thanks for any and all help.
     

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