370 Sedan Bridge do's and don'ts help

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  1. captscottc

    captscottc New Member

    8
    May 31, 2017
    Slidell, La
    Sea Ray 370 Sedan Bridge (Cummins Powered)
    Palm Beach 21
    Three tugs and a skiff
    150 yammy
    Detroit 12/71's
    Scania 13 liter -2 -550 hp each ( engines are trash!)
    Hey ya'll, newbie here and new to Sea Rays. Closing on a diesel powered 370 Sedan Bridge by months end and am pretty excited about it. I've owned Hatteras' and Viking but not a Sea Ray. The boat is in excellent condition but am still curious if there are any "do's and don't's" I should be aware of. All is appreciated. Thanks in advance :smt017
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Do have fun on it. Don't run it on the rocks.

    Sorry, that's about the best I can do. If you gave us more info on what kinds of info you're looking for we might be able to provide better answers than those shown above.
     
  3. captscottc

    captscottc New Member

    8
    May 31, 2017
    Slidell, La
    Sea Ray 370 Sedan Bridge (Cummins Powered)
    Palm Beach 21
    Three tugs and a skiff
    150 yammy
    Detroit 12/71's
    Scania 13 liter -2 -550 hp each ( engines are trash!)
    Yeah well that was pretty much on point I guess. Thanks. I sort of thought my Title was on point as well. Maybe not eh? :huh: However any things I should look for, things that maybe Sea Rays have been known for, discrepancies etc. Handling issues or not, etc. Just wanting to get a heads up on things that's all. .

    Peace
     
  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    What year are you getting, and what engine setup does it have?
     
  5. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    don't boil crawfish on the swim platform...

    Congrats on the boat...

    Mark
     
  6. Sea Ray Mark

    Sea Ray Mark Member

    583
    Jun 11, 2008
    Wildwood, N.J.
    1999 33 Sundancer

    2005 Mercury Amanzi
    40 HP Super Dinghy

    1997 Wellcraft 190 CCF
    Mercruiser 310 HP MPI
    I owned a gas powered 1992 370DB many years ago. It was a great boat except it was too slow for me and underpowered. Also with the engines being very close together and having prop pockets made it a handful to maneuver around the dock. Always had to horse the throttles to get a response especially when dealing with a little wind. I think the diesel version would overcome the downside issues I had with mine. Check the "L" shaped seating on the bridge for rotten wood. I had to replace the seat back on mine and at the time the boat wasn't even very old. Can't think of anything else. I think diesels would have made mine a keeper. Good luck, Mark
     
  7. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    I had a gas powered 340 sedan bridge and everything Mark said above held true for my smaller, lighter boat, powered by the same gas engines. With diesel I'll be you'd be almost overpowered. You'll have much better close-quarters maneuvering capabilities. The boat tends to be a bit of a "sail," meaning you're very subject to cross winds but if you are aware of them, you can use them to your advantage.

    I'd say take her out somewhere and practice backing down on something - a no wake buoy? Also, just stop the boat somewhere and see how the wind catches it. My boat would turn broadside and blow sideways. Oh, and it didn't back up straight even though both engines were turning at the same RPM. Figured that out the hard way (no damage done!)
     
  8. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Look at his info..........he's been running something powered by 12/71 Detroits. Bet he doesn't need a lot of practice backing up to bouys.

    The gas 370DB is stern heavy, slow and underpowered, but the diesel version is the first smaller DB Sea Ray offered that really performs well. They are great boats; you'll love it.
     
  9. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    His previous boats had Detroits with huge wheels set far apart and no pockets. Let's not call it "practice." Let's call it "gettin' used to." This boat ain't handling like a Viking or a Hatteras!
     
  10. captscottc

    captscottc New Member

    8
    May 31, 2017
    Slidell, La
    Sea Ray 370 Sedan Bridge (Cummins Powered)
    Palm Beach 21
    Three tugs and a skiff
    150 yammy
    Detroit 12/71's
    Scania 13 liter -2 -550 hp each ( engines are trash!)
    Thanks big time for all the replies- some good stuff here I'll keep with me no doubt. She's a 91 with Cummins. Thanks a bunch guys, and roger that Mark- no bug boiling on the swim platform!:grin: N
     

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