340 SUNDANCER THREAD

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  1. DaveDep

    DaveDep New Member

    11
    Sep 15, 2019
    Bay Head NJ
    2005 340
    Merc 8.1x2
    This is a photo of the panel. Thanks again.
     

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  2. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    Boatless
    2006 Monterey 302
    2000 Monterey 302
    2001 Regal 3780
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA
    2000 Maxum 2400 SCR
    N/A
     
  3. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    Boatless
    2006 Monterey 302
    2000 Monterey 302
    2001 Regal 3780
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA
    2000 Maxum 2400 SCR
    N/A
    No, the battery is charged when it's on the on position and you're connectrd shore power or the generator is running. The batteries also charge when the engines are running, by the alternator. If the engines are running I always flipped mine to off.
     
  4. suss1173

    suss1173 Member

    319
    Jul 11, 2013
    Sea Cliff, NY
    01- 340 with 7.4 Horizon's.
    Past- Pachanga 27- twin 350's, 94-300 DA with twin 350's Alpha gen 2
    Twin 350 Mag's
    Congrats on the new boat. If you want the battery’s to charge when the boat is plugged in, than you want to AC Converter breaker in the “on” position.
     
  5. suss1173

    suss1173 Member

    319
    Jul 11, 2013
    Sea Cliff, NY
    01- 340 with 7.4 Horizon's.
    Past- Pachanga 27- twin 350's, 94-300 DA with twin 350's Alpha gen 2
    Twin 350 Mag's
    I didn’t get any pictures of the revised set up. But I’m pulling it out in 2 weeks for winter layup. So I’ll snap some than and post them.
     
  6. DaveDep

    DaveDep New Member

    11
    Sep 15, 2019
    Bay Head NJ
    2005 340
    Merc 8.1x2
    Thanks for the responses.
     
  7. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

    458
    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    Funny, my 2000 340 has the panels reversed with the ignitions at the bottom and AC lines 1+2 at the top.
     
  8. DaveDep

    DaveDep New Member

    11
    Sep 15, 2019
    Bay Head NJ
    2005 340
    Merc 8.1x2
    And are the switches labeled "Energize Battery" just plain old battery on/off switches, like an old school red Perko dial?
     
  9. John Mills

    John Mills New Member

    15
    Jul 29, 2019
    Lake Lewisville
    340 Sundancer 2000
    Mercruiser
    My 2000 has the AC on top ignitions on bottom.
     
  10. rcknecht

    rcknecht Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    Yes the AC Converter switch should be on. The batteries can be off... Mine are off...
     
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  11. R-and-R

    R-and-R Member SILVER Sponsor

    67
    May 9, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1S Mercruiser
    Does anyone one know what size packing cord I need for the rudder glands on my 2002 340DA?
    I see ads with diameters from 1/8" up to 5/8"

    This will be one of my winter projects...
     
  12. rcknecht

    rcknecht Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    I'm glad you asked this... What type of packing are you using and where are you getting it from? I have replaced packing on shipboard valves, and I would remember this was a simple job... Just looking at my shafts, my guess is around 3/8"... Mine leak too...
     
  13. R-and-R

    R-and-R Member SILVER Sponsor

    67
    May 9, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1S Mercruiser
    I'm not married to any particular supplier, but I'm considering this one... https://www.emarineinc.com/categories/GFO-Marine-Shaft-Packing
    The website has a guide for cord vs shaft diameter. I just haven't gone to measure the shaft yet and wanted to see if any of the local experts here had recommendations.

    The other idea I've considered is to get rid of the gland altogether and go with this product...
    https://www.tidesmarine.com/rudder/rpbj_overview.php
     
  14. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    682
    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    GFO is fine if you want to do it. Regular packing will work well for rudders as well. I would skip the Tides seal. If your rudder are leaking, would just tighten them down a 1/2 half turn. Since there is no friction, you can really tighten them to stop leaking. If it's actually the end of the line for the packing, then replace. I have had mine for 20 years at least. Not a problem.
     
  15. R-and-R

    R-and-R Member SILVER Sponsor

    67
    May 9, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1S Mercruiser
    Thanks Golfman.
    Yeah, I probably don't need to go with GFO. It was just the first website that popped up when I was searching...and they have that handy chart for sizing. I've had the boat for a little over 2 years and tightened the left gland twice due to leaks. I want to open it up and inspect so I might as well re-pack.

    I'm a little skeptical about durability on the Tides seal vs time-tested packing. There's definitely a big cost difference. Was hoping to get more feedback here...
     
  16. Jeremy Melton

    Jeremy Melton New Member

    3
    Jul 2, 2019
    1999 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer
    Twin Mercruiser MIE 5.7 L BWI
    My wife and I are completing our first season with our `99 340 Sundancer and we couldn't have made a better decision for our family, it's been the best summer ever. We boat on Lake Barkley in Kentucky, and it's a challenging lake to navigate even for a seasoned captain. We stay in the channel in the main lake and follow the buoys when leaving/entering the channel to/from our marina. We are interested in a GPS/Navigation system as we continue to explore the lakes (Barkley & Kentucky) and plan trips to Nashville, TN. Any recommendations based on what we are looking for?
     
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  17. suss1173

    suss1173 Member

    319
    Jul 11, 2013
    Sea Cliff, NY
    01- 340 with 7.4 Horizon's.
    Past- Pachanga 27- twin 350's, 94-300 DA with twin 350's Alpha gen 2
    Twin 350 Mag's
    I have a Simrad Go 12 with 2 chart cards, Navionics & C-map. I also run the Navionics app on my phone or tablet as a backup, and I prefer to use the Navionics app, I cant say exactly why, but it seems easier to use, everything within the app is intuitive. Using the chart plotter- gps is great, but it takes more time to enter routes.

    I suggest getting the app and giving it a try b/f anything else. The app is much less expensive than the chart card or the hardware the card would go into.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2019
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  18. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

    458
    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    So, I think the ones have been flipped on the panel in the photo. I can't understand why, but who knows............
     
  19. suss1173

    suss1173 Member

    319
    Jul 11, 2013
    Sea Cliff, NY
    01- 340 with 7.4 Horizon's.
    Past- Pachanga 27- twin 350's, 94-300 DA with twin 350's Alpha gen 2
    Twin 350 Mag's
    Can anyone confirm the hose size for our raw water pickup. I’m referring to the hose between the seacock and the sea strainer. IIRC it’s 1 1/4, but not sure.

    I’m not near my boat at the moment and want to get some b/f I head down there.
     
  20. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

    458
    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    1 1/4" hard wall.
     
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