340 SUNDANCER THREAD

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  1. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    See other thread, same topic.
     
  2. Steve500dancer

    Steve500dancer New Member

    865
    Jul 13, 2009
    Franklin Tennessee (Nashville area)
    1996 500 sundancer
    2001 340 sundancer sold
    2001 270 Rinker sold
    1996 240 sundancer sold
    Twin 6v92 Detroit deisels
    new to board and looking for information

    I recently purchased an 01 340 dancer and we love it. I am looking for some information on a few things on the boat as well as look forward to spending time on this site getting to know you guys.

    My first question is that I have the RN300 Chart plotter and for some reason it keeps telling me that it is not receiving a signal. I am assuming that the antenna has gone bad. Does anyone know what kind of antenna goes with the Raytheon RN 300 chartplotter

    I also have a garmin 2006 c GPS. Everything works well except for the sonar. When I go to the sonar page it tells me that the sonar is not available. I am assuming that it either doesn't have a transducer or something is wrong with it. Any Ideas?

    My final question is if anyone knows where to buy used parts for a sea ray. Just things like the electric switch panel and stuff like that.

    Thanks in advance for any help that I can get
    you can also e-mail me at Steve05viper@aol.com

    Steve Bone
     
  3. skolbe

    skolbe Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Mercury 310 Sport Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    Re: new to board and looking for information

    Cool picture of your boat!

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    Last edited: Jul 13, 2009
  4. Alex D

    Alex D New Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Smith Mountain Lake, VA
    2004 240 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI B3
    Re: new to board and looking for information

    We have a 2002 340DA and love it too. Let me know if I can help and you can e-mail me at farmforce-hardon@yahoo.com

    On the RN300. The antenna is usually mounted on the left side of the arch and looks like a little mushroom. I doubt it went bad. Might be the connections? Usually the RN300 also supplies the GPS signal to any other system. In our case the RN300 provides the GPS signal to our Furuno chartplotter/radar. The RN300 takes it sweet time to fix on your position when we pull out of the covered slip. Usually about five minutes but then it's stable. It's really an outdated piece of equipment. If I'd run coastal waters I would invest in a state of the art Furuno radar/chartplotter.

    You need to check if you actually have a sonar transducer for the fishfinder function of the Garmin before wondering if it woeks

    I look on eBay for used SR parts. These guys http://www.fpmarine.com/ also often have SR "surplus"..

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  5. VinceR

    VinceR New Member

    356
    Aug 13, 2008
    Shreveport, LA
    boatless
    Boatless
    Congratulations as we also have a 2001 340 with 7.4s. We love the boat. Our RN300 is very slow to come up. But works once it is receiving the signals. We have some running experience on our boat. If I can help, just ask.
     
  6. rcknecht

    rcknecht Active Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    Any of you fellow '01 340 DA owners want to sell your salon B insert that fills in the when convert the salon into bed??? If so, how much do you want??? We can't find one, and my wife and plans on making one if we can't buy one... BTW we love our 340, just bought it this year... I just wish I had a little more room in the engine room....
     
  7. Bodkin Creek George

    Bodkin Creek George Member

    541
    Sep 11, 2008
    Bodkin Creek, Chesapeake Bay Md.
    2004 340 SDA
    8.1 V-Drives
    We love our 2004 340SDA. Get the genset. It's a must.
    George&C.J.
     
  8. Alex D

    Alex D New Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Smith Mountain Lake, VA
    2004 240 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI B3
    Re: new to board and looking for information

    Steve . BTW you need a new head power vent cover on your 340. It's missing in the picture!

     
  9. Steve500dancer

    Steve500dancer New Member

    865
    Jul 13, 2009
    Franklin Tennessee (Nashville area)
    1996 500 sundancer
    2001 340 sundancer sold
    2001 270 Rinker sold
    1996 240 sundancer sold
    Twin 6v92 Detroit deisels
    Thank you guys very much. I have left my plotter on for 30 or so minutes and still nothing. I pulled the Antenna apart and the soldered connection was still in tact. I did by the boat in Florida and it moved to Tennessee. I would hate like hell to by another antenna and that not be the problem. My garmin 2006c works great. I wish that I could pull of that antenna as well. My broker did replace the cover on the head blower for me before I had it shipped. He still has a couple of things that he has left to take care of. I am still having a small problem with the starboard engine only getting up to 4200 RPM's and the port engine getting up to 4600 rpm at full throttle. I have checked everything all that is left is a prop issue. I am going to have the props pulled by a diver next week and have them checked. They looked fine when we put it in the water. The starboard engine is in sync till 3900 RPM then the port engine will go to 4600 rpm and the starboard stays at 4200 tops. The boat only has 308 hours on it. We hooked it up to a mercruiser computer and it showed no codes and running perfect. The broker even changed out both tachometers twice. I hope it is the props. The other problem is that the cabin fridge doesn't get cold enough. They had both refrigerators serviced as part of the contract as well. I am just a perfectionist and want everything just right.

    Oh I did add a 26" flat screen TV on the radar arch that works fantastic. I also wired up a DVD player to it, and it works off the generator or a small inverter that I rigged up to it. I will try to attach a picture. It is fantastic to be able to lay in the lake and watch the game or a movie. I wired the sound through the stereo too.

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  10. Alex D

    Alex D New Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Smith Mountain Lake, VA
    2004 240 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI B3
    My advice. Change the spark plugs on the engine that doesn't reach full rpm. I had a similar problem with rpm fluctuations, then not reaching WOT rpm on one engine which should be 4600 and finally back firing at 3000 rpm under load while getting on plane. All of it was fixed just by changing the plugs.

     
  11. Dive Girl

    Dive Girl Member

    161
    Jul 15, 2009
    Portland, OR
    340 Sundancer 2000
    7.4 L MPI Twin Mercruisers
    Does anyone have any ideas for replacing the original TV/VCR player? We'd like a flat panel, but don't know where else to put it. What have others done?
     
  12. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    We bought a beautiful Jensen Marine 19" DC HDTV with tuner for just over 500 for the cockpit. We're going to move it to the cabin because it's not bright enough for the cockpit. They also make a 15". We're going to put the 19" where the 15" is. It'll protrude a little instead of being completely flush, but I think it's worth it.

    http://www.asaelectronics.com/detail.html?catid=&pid=297
     
  13. jim_m5

    jim_m5 Member

    255
    Aug 19, 2008
    Woodstock, GA
    340 Sundancer 2000
    7.4L 310hp V-Drives
    how difficult is it to change the generator impeller? Is it easier than the engine impellers? Is there a good source to buy the kit?
     
  14. barryg

    barryg New Member

    959
    Jun 24, 2007
    Fort Lauderdale
    2005 320 Sundancer, Garmin 5208
    Twin V-Drives 350 Mags
    Jim, I was in Bimini about a month ago and had to change out the impeller there (with the help of a great friend; Ray). It was fairly easy to get out, after I borrowed a pad to put down across the engines so I could lay out flat as the generator is all the way in the back of the engine compartment. It was a little trickier putting back in as you have to work it in the opening and make sure it lines up. Of course being about 100 degrees out didn't help either.

    I always keep a full spares kit on board; which includes a lot of parts; filters, plugs, impeller, etc. What kind of generator do you have?

    I bought mine from MTSpowersystems.com, and it comes in a small plastic box that is great to store some other stuff too.

    Barry
     
  15. skolbe

    skolbe Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Mercury 310 Sport Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    The impeller is a 5 minute operation if you don't have to backflush the heat exchanger.
     
  16. rcknecht

    rcknecht Active Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    My '01 340 came with a flat panel TV, that one the two previous owners intalled... Just get an "L" shaped bracket an bolt it to the sliding shelf the TV currently sits on... My TV is mounted at the end of that shelf and it still locks in when the TV is pushed back toward the wall... Plus there is space for a DVD player and storage behind the Flat panel display...
     
  17. jim_m5

    jim_m5 Member

    255
    Aug 19, 2008
    Woodstock, GA
    340 Sundancer 2000
    7.4L 310hp V-Drives
    does anyone know the diameter of the bow rail on a 2000 340? I need to buy a flag rail clamp.
     
  18. Kreole Kid

    Kreole Kid Active Member

    May 25, 2009
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    2004 340 Sundancer,
    2008 Yamaha VX1100 Jet Ski
    8.1 Horizons, V-Drives
    Re: 340 SUNDANCER Speaker Replacement

    Hello to all, I was wondering if anyone knows how to get access to the speakers in the front of the boat. Specifically the two that are on each side of the bed. Mine are blown and I can't figure out how to pop those mesh panels off without tearing them up.:huh:
     
  19. teekster

    teekster New Member

    326
    Oct 5, 2006
    Minnetrista, MN
    340 Sundancer, 2005
    8.1L V-drives
    Re: 340 SUNDANCER Speaker Replacement

    They are not meant to come off. The speakers are screwed into that panel from behind it.

    The only way to do this job is to cut a hole into the "speaker cabinet" from the cabinets on either side of the bed. Here are some photos of mine:

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    After I cut the hole, I found some hole covers. I think these were 8" and were rather difficult to find.

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    And the finished product:

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    Good luck!
     
  20. rcknecht

    rcknecht Active Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    I looked in the parts manual and it is not shown... But I think it is 1"... I used a standard rail flag pole from West Marine...
     

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