410 Sundancer/Express Cruiser and 400 Sundancer/Express Cruiser **Official Thread**

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  1. jzanthony

    jzanthony Member

    89
    Aug 17, 2015
    Port Lambton, ON Lake St Clair
    99 Sea Ray 380 DA
    7.4 Horizons
    Very true, we are definitely not set on diesels though we we will be seeing a gas version and diesel this weekend if weather is ok.
    Jamie
     
  2. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I was nervous about going to diesels because I had never owned or touched one before. Started looking first at 380 gassers before opening the search to 410 diesel boats.
    I’m so glad I went with the diesels.
    About 6 months before I found my 410 we had a deal written on a 380 (gas) and it fell through. We were broken hearted. Especially since it resulted on us missing a full season of boating.
    It turned out to be a blessing. Had that deal gone through we would have missed out on what we have now.
     
  3. jzanthony

    jzanthony Member

    89
    Aug 17, 2015
    Port Lambton, ON Lake St Clair
    99 Sea Ray 380 DA
    7.4 Horizons
    JVM i agree we would love the Diesel over Gas,
    I dont think with are boating style we would see any benefit but I love the sound of Diesel and My truck burns the Coal as well.
    Mtandy we would throw cash in on top for the right boat just haven't seen any yet where we weren't asking for 20K off asking and thats without Survey and bringing CAT out to go over boat.
    Hoping to find some good clean boats at boat show and we are viewing hopefully 4 boats on Sunday (ones a carver/trojan though if anyones in the harrison twn shp area and knows of a 440 express would love some insight).
     
  4. midexp

    midexp Active Member

    118
    Oct 5, 2016
    Harrison Township, Michigan Lake St.Clair
    1999 40' Sundancer
    454 merc
    Wow, I'm confused? Are you Jamie, or the guy who owns the 400 that Platinum has for sale?
     
  5. jzanthony

    jzanthony Member

    89
    Aug 17, 2015
    Port Lambton, ON Lake St Clair
    99 Sea Ray 380 DA
    7.4 Horizons
    Thats not me...
    That 400 at platinum is nice but out of my price range. Saw a 450 Dancer tonight in St Catharines again in much need of repair. I guess we have till april to find something decent.

    Jamie
     
  6. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    407
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    No I'm not Jamie or the guy that has the boat for sale. I'm Joe, I was working with Billy (Platium Sales Guy) in Fall 2015 looking for a 400. Billy showed me the 97 400 that is listed with Platium now during the 2015 Metro Boat Show. I was just letting Jamie know what I saw and the experience I had with Billy and Platium. Sorry for the confusion. Should have explained better when I replied to your previous post. Although I'm not sure how you thought I was the owner of the Platium 400 when my boat is listed under my picture.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
  7. mtnandy

    mtnandy Member

    111
    Nov 24, 2008
    Smith Mountain Lake VA.
    400da sundancer
    Cat 3116 Diesel
    Well
    Mine is in perfect condition, you will not be disappointed. If you buy before March 31 ( when slip renews for a yr.) I will knock 3k off,the price.
     
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  8. pcarp

    pcarp Member

    51
    Aug 26, 2015
    Grand Haven Mi
    Boat less….
    TBD
    JVM,
    We have a similar story. Last summer we were looking at 380's and 410 gassers. I was scared of the diesels too. I met Tom (TNT 8808) at our marina and he took me under his wing, taught me that they were nothing to be scared of. From there we took a cruise on a 410 with diesels and we were hooked. We bought a 2000 410 with 3116's in August and enjoyed it very much. Currently we are doing all kinds of "little fix ups" and counting down the days until we can get it back in the water.
    Plus this site is an amazing place to learn about the boat, tons of knowledge here being shared.
    Thanks
    Pat
     
  9. jzanthony

    jzanthony Member

    89
    Aug 17, 2015
    Port Lambton, ON Lake St Clair
    99 Sea Ray 380 DA
    7.4 Horizons
  10. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    241
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    I do not, however I've worked with Matt Ginsberg (one of the brokers) at JBYS and if you contact him he may be able to get you the owners name and help make arrangements. He's really good to work with.

    -Tom
     
  11. midexp

    midexp Active Member

    118
    Oct 5, 2016
    Harrison Township, Michigan Lake St.Clair
    1999 40' Sundancer
    454 merc
    I was talking about jzanthony.
     
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  12. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    407
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    I believe the owner of that boat is a member here by the name of Batch? It was listed in the classifieds thread if I'm not mistaken.
     
  13. jzanthony

    jzanthony Member

    89
    Aug 17, 2015
    Port Lambton, ON Lake St Clair
    99 Sea Ray 380 DA
    7.4 Horizons
    Thanks Ezsteps, we finally got in for monday and will be viewing.

    thanks Jamie
     
  14. Cocktail Time

    Cocktail Time Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    589
    Jul 9, 2007
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1998 400 Sundancer, Garmin 840xs GPS, Furuno RDP-110, B&G GPS pilot etc.
    Cat 3116's, Westerbeke 7.6kw
    Rope Lighting Question? I have three different sections of rope lighting on my 98' 400. One under the toe kick in the galley, one running along the starboard by the curtains covering the port lights and I just found another section under the v berth by the forward ac/table storage. Some of it works some not. I think this is all 12v as I can see the connection in the v berth. Does anyone know where the power connection is for the string under the galley? It seems to disappear behind the cabinets. Also, is this stuff factory? Anyone replaced theirs? I'd love to just plug in a new set but most of what I see is newer flat tape looking stuff, recommendations? Thanks posting here as my question is sort of model specific...
     
  15. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    407
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    Following : I have the same ones and have always thought that they aren't very bright or even noticeable for that matter. I don't even pay attention to them except to bend over and look under v berth to make sure their not on. I wouldn't mind upgrading mine also.
     
  16. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    My early 400 only has them under the master berth. They've been on my list to replace for a looong time. With LED options getting better and better, it's probably time to get serious about it.
     
  17. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Mine are only under the Master berth too. They’re 12 volt, factory installed and controlled by the indirect light switch just inside the cabin door and up in the master stateroom.
    I swapped out all the 12 volt bulbs in the cabin fixtures to warm white LED’s and that rope light is on my wish list of things to change but I haven’t been able to find a warm white replacement.
    Dual color warm white and blue would be ideal for me but I haven’t been able to find that either.
     
  18. TIDALWAVE

    TIDALWAVE Member

    62
    Oct 21, 2010
    Great Lakes-Toledo, OH
    2000 410 Express
    1997 400 Express
    1990 39 Express
    1998 39 Express
    1987 34 Express
    Merccruiser 7.4 MPI Horizons
    Anyone have an idea where to find a burgee rail staff for what I believe is at least 1 3/8" bow rail. All the decent ones I find fit up to 1".
    My 40EC had 1" rails.
     
  19. THJeff

    THJeff Member SILVER Sponsor

    254
    Jan 4, 2012
    Rochester Hills, MI/Belle Maer Harbor/Club Island
    2000 410 Sundancer
    CAT 3126 Diesels
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  20. TIDALWAVE

    TIDALWAVE Member

    62
    Oct 21, 2010
    Great Lakes-Toledo, OH
    2000 410 Express
    1997 400 Express
    1990 39 Express
    1998 39 Express
    1987 34 Express
    Merccruiser 7.4 MPI Horizons
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