40 sedan bridge forum

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  1. Caseclosed

    Caseclosed Member SILVER Sponsor

    102
    Jul 17, 2012
    SW Florida
    2008 34 Sundancer 310 West marine dingy Raymarine Axiom 9RV Quantum doppler radar
    8.1 Mercruiser V Drive
    Is there a dedicated forum for the 40 sedan bridge
     
  2. Nepenthe

    Nepenthe Member

    80
    Aug 29, 2011
    Fontana on Geneva Lake, Wisconsin
    400 Sedan Bridge
    7.4L Mercruiser
    Not that I'm aware of, but we could always start an "official thread"...
     
  3. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    911
    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    The best boat Sea Ray has ever made!
     
  4. ippa2

    ippa2 New Member

    229
    Jul 24, 2010
    Buzzards Bay
    1997 330 Sundancer
    7.4 Mercs
    I've been eyeing these as the "next" boat. Must have diesels though... Most seem to have the Cats. What are you guys getting for mpg? I was hoping it might get close to 1 mile per gallon with diesels...

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  5. Ray 40

    Ray 40 New Member

    105
    May 11, 2009
    La Conner, WA
    1997 400 Sedan Bridge w/ lower helm
    3116 Cats
    3116 Cats.-
    8 kw Westerbeke
    I'd like to see and would support a 40' Sedan Bridge forum. It's great to see solutions to common problems and improvement ideas.

    First question......my '97 is called a 40' boat.......what is the same hull called by measurement today? 40', 42', 44' ???
     
  6. roosevelt14

    roosevelt14 Member

    149
    Apr 15, 2007
    Duluth MN
    96' 400 Sedan Bridge
    454 MPI
  7. Caseclosed

    Caseclosed Member SILVER Sponsor

    102
    Jul 17, 2012
    SW Florida
    2008 34 Sundancer 310 West marine dingy Raymarine Axiom 9RV Quantum doppler radar
    8.1 Mercruiser V Drive
    What I s the process to start an official forum.
     
  8. Prosideus

    Prosideus Member

    551
    Jun 5, 2012
    Franklin, TN - Old Hickory Lake
    400 Sedan Bridge '96
    Cat 3116
    +1 on the 400 sedan bridge forum.....


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  9. Prosideus

    Prosideus Member

    551
    Jun 5, 2012
    Franklin, TN - Old Hickory Lake
    400 Sedan Bridge '96
    Cat 3116
    Working on maintenance items and one is the AC strainer. It is a smaller/short perko 493 and the basket is missing. Emailed sea ray and they wrote back that the originals had groco strainers. The mains are groco, but the gen and a/c are perko. You guys have the same thing in yours, or all groco?


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  10. Buckeye Boater

    Buckeye Boater Member

    688
    Jun 19, 2007
    Wooster, OH
    215 Weekender 2006
    Merc 5.0 MPI 260 HP
    It looks like you guys are well on your way. Beautiful boats!!
     
  11. GottaLuvit

    GottaLuvit New Member

    22
    Aug 9, 2010
    Cincinnati
    400 Sedan Bridge,1997
    360 4Winns, 1993
    268 Sea Ray, 1987
    454 MPI Mercruisers
    Mine is the same as yours. gen and a/c are Perkos. mains are groco.
     
  12. Prosideus

    Prosideus Member

    551
    Jun 5, 2012
    Franklin, TN - Old Hickory Lake
    400 Sedan Bridge '96
    Cat 3116
    Impeller Explosion:

    Starboard engine started running hot a couple of weeks ago. Pulled the impeller and it was what I would characterize as a rubber apple core, two half blades remained. New one in, and the water flow improved.

    After running it for about an hour, the bilge area under the standard engine had about 4 inches of water. Sponged it out and called it a weekend.

    My trusted wise boating mentor said I needed to pull the hose at the elbow after the impeller and before the heat exchanger and fish out the impeller pieces. I am happy to say that the port engine has a new impeller (almost the same runber apple core lok as the stbd engine), and I fished out two red solo cups worth of impeller parts between the two engines (new verse for a song maybe?). Anyhow, no wonder the one engine was running hot.

    I was thinking that that the new impeller created so much pressure, and with a solo cup worth of exploded impeller parts inevitably creating a blockage, water had to find a way past a clamp or something resulting in the one side of the bilge to fill like it did.

    I am going to head out in the AM and see if the water returns in the bilge. A quick start of the engines and I did not see any immediate leaks. I am interested to see hoe the temps on the engines respond.

    On another note, my boating mentor gave me two impeller change tips that made the second impeller change go much smoother.

    1) put the replacement seal ring in the freezer for about 15 minutes so that it shrinks and better fits into the groove.
    2) lather the impeller up with dawn, all over. Slipped right in and rotated easily it be able to insert the metal chuck/key. Plus, it is easy to see the impeller is working because of the soap being pumped out.

    I am not certain, but I may have fished out pieces for more than one impeller from each engine. I am glad to have this maintenance task behind me....

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  13. Caseclosed

    Caseclosed Member SILVER Sponsor

    102
    Jul 17, 2012
    SW Florida
    2008 34 Sundancer 310 West marine dingy Raymarine Axiom 9RV Quantum doppler radar
    8.1 Mercruiser V Drive
    I am happy to announce that I am now officially the owner of a 2003 Seadan Bridge can't wait to pick the boat up on Saturday
     
  14. Prosideus

    Prosideus Member

    551
    Jun 5, 2012
    Franklin, TN - Old Hickory Lake
    400 Sedan Bridge '96
    Cat 3116
    Congrats. you'll enjoy it.


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  15. Prosideus

    Prosideus Member

    551
    Jun 5, 2012
    Franklin, TN - Old Hickory Lake
    400 Sedan Bridge '96
    Cat 3116
    The big day! Let us know how it turns out.


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  16. Savannah

    Savannah Member

    49
    Sep 20, 2008
    Kemah Texas
    1999 Searay 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diesels
    Cummins Diamond Series 450 Horse twin diesel
    It would be great to have a 400 sedan bridge forum
     
  17. Prosideus

    Prosideus Member

    551
    Jun 5, 2012
    Franklin, TN - Old Hickory Lake
    400 Sedan Bridge '96
    Cat 3116
    This is it....post away!


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  18. Jonathan Gross

    Jonathan Gross New Member

    11
    Aug 18, 2008
    Newport
    40DB
    caterpillars 3116
    any idea what model vaccuflush is in a 1999 400db? I need to get new seals...do they have an overflow hole or not? Thanks!
     
  19. Caseclosed

    Caseclosed Member SILVER Sponsor

    102
    Jul 17, 2012
    SW Florida
    2008 34 Sundancer 310 West marine dingy Raymarine Axiom 9RV Quantum doppler radar
    8.1 Mercruiser V Drive
    I picked the boat up in Mystic on Sat.The boat ran great five Hr.trip to Sayville NY.I am very impressed with this boat.Very quiet at the helm and at 2250 I averaged 24 Kts.My wife and I love this boat.
     
  20. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Congrats on the delivery of the new to you yacht. You'll love the boat. Which inlet did you use on South Shore?
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012

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