370 EC Hardtop

Discussion in 'General Parts Classifieds - No Boats' started by Fuelishness45, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Fuelishness45

    Fuelishness45 New Member

    12
    Jan 3, 2018
    1998 370EC
    GAS
    Seriously looking for a 370EC Hardtop, alone or attached to a boat. If anyone has info please pass it on to me. I doubt that Sea Ray still sells them as a replacement part, help me out guys I'm on a mission.Thanks

    Email me at keberhart@charter.net
     
  2. aquaholic

    aquaholic Member

    72
    Jul 7, 2009
    new jersey
    37 express cruz, 3126 cats, all new garmin electronics,
    3126 cats
    ive been looking for two years, i have a 2000 sea ray 37 express cruiser i just need the hardtop, racer883@aol.com
     
  3. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    The hardtop mold was destroyed when the Merritt Island Plant was closed about 15 years ago…….a friend of mine got the last one that was made. There will be no more from Sea Ray.
     
  4. Fuelishness45

    Fuelishness45 New Member

    12
    Jan 3, 2018
    1998 370EC
    GAS
    Well shoot !!! Guess I'm back to the original plan, buy a 370 EC hardtop . I was trying to do an end around and just add the hardtop . Thanks Guys for the info

    What a shame about destroying those molds, wish they would just kept that 370 in production and let it evolve like the Dancers. Definitely bad business move. Oh well .
     
  5. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    A bad business move......really?

    A boat like the 370ec probably has 50-60 fiberglass molds for hull, deck, dash outer, dash inner, hardtop outer, hardtop inner, cockpit deck, bridge deck, head module, galley counters, etc every mold is 2-3 times the size of the parts being made. Mold finish is critical so they must be carefully stored to avoid blemishes which will transfer to the part being made. Additionally, boat molds only have a 3-4 year useful life. It would take several football fields worth of space to store all of Nerritt Island’s old molds since the factory was closed and no longer exists, where would you have Sea Ray store all those molds?

    Actually, the molds for discontinued models are destroyed pretty soon after production stops.
     
  6. Fuelishness45

    Fuelishness45 New Member

    12
    Jan 3, 2018
    1998 370EC
    GAS
    Sorry didnt mean to offend, about the business move statement. Just seems like the interest in the model was there.
     

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