Calling all 360 DA owners

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by La Maddalena, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Member

    129
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives
    RW, I have had mine for less than a year and am still learning the ropes. Here are a few things I like about the 360:
    1; Rear AND center berth are long enough for either of my two boys (each over 6 feet tall) to sleep on.

    2; The "batman" shower! It actually has more room inside the shower than the shower I had in my cabin in Oasis of the Seas cruise ship. Plus the rest of the head area stays dry.

    3; I can actually stand between the engines. I do a fair amount of my own maintenance, so this is a plus.

    4; The ride is awesome. I've had it out in the bay and the ocean on not so pleasant days, and the ride was not too harsh. Ran thru a couple of BIG rollers heading out of Rudy Inlet one day that made me nervous looking at them, but it slid right thru them without complaint.

    Negatives? A lot more acreage to wax. That silly actuator for the windshield vent. I've got a freshwater leak somewhere in the engine room that I'm having difficulty tracking down. Small potatoes...
     
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  2. jsed

    jsed Member

    123
    Feb 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    2002 360 Sundancer
    Zodiac Mark III, 15hp Evinrude
    Twin 8.1S
    The 360 is a tremendous sport yacht for the money. As mentioned, it is the smallest of the yacht fleet, but not the least capable. Not sure where you are boating out of, but I have had mine in 4'-6's with a few 8's thrown in just to make sure I was paying attention. The boat never wavered, shuddered or floundered. She's small enough to make maintenance and storage affordable, yet large enough to sleep 6 inside, and a few more on deck. She's a very well built boat. Couldn't agree more regarding a survey. VERY IMPORTANT! Do not under-estimate the value of this process. It can save you a ton of money in the long run. Do your homework. Don't be afraid to walk away as well. Good luck!
     
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  3. rwhartm

    rwhartm New Member

    3
    Dec 23, 2017
    2014 Mastercraft X30
    350
    Thanks for all the feedback. Sounds like those of you who have responded use your 360's around open water where big wave's may be a concern. Our use will be on a freshwater lake. If we see 4-6' wave's something's really wrong.
    We were initially looking at 320's and 340's, so the 360 is a little bigger than what we were originally looking for but in the end I think it will be a good choice for the family.
    I've accepted the owners price pending a survey (thanks for the feedback). This will be my first time to go through the survey process so should be interesting. I'm currently in the process of picking someone to do the survey. Luckily we have a few in the area.

    Does anyone have any good links for replacement parts for the 360?

    Thanks again for all the feedback.
     
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  4. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    367
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Careful with that small potatoes diagnosis. I just got a call from the yard today who is replacing some wet stringers on my 310. It turns out the fresh water tank had a small hole in the bottom and had been leaking into the bilge (probably for years). That one small, slow steady leak turned into a 12k potato.
     
  5. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Member

    129
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives
    This leak seems to be difficult to track down. It only gathers in the center section of the bilge (ZERO between the engine mount stringers or on the outboard sides) and only if I have the boat connected to city water. I DO have a pressure regulator on the spigot and I try to always turn the spigot off when leaving the dock.

    Leave the hose off and vacuum the bilge... Bilge remains bone dry. Seems like a simple fix, no? (I mean, how much hose is there between the inlet and the manifold?)

    P.S. on this boat the water tank is up under the V-berth, forward and midships bilges remain dry.
     
  6. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Member

    129
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives
    I'm guessing that is a pretty big lake! Keep us posted on your process.

    I haven't needed any parts yet but I believe before the season starts up, I'm going to try my hand at swapping impellers and oil change on the engines and genny. Maybe plugs and wires as well.

    I think this is the perfect family boat, as I said above, the size of the berths was one of the deciding factors. We even looked at a 410DA (diesel) and the rear berth was less than six feet!
     
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  7. Ctsearay

    Ctsearay Member SILVER Sponsor

    845
    Apr 19, 2009
    Milford Ct
    2002 360 Sundancer Twin 8.1's Tender
    10ft Hardbottom Walker Bay Genesis with Johnson 15 Hp
    Twin Pleasure Bringing, Fire Breathing Mercruiser 8.1 HO's
    Hey Dave,

    when you looked at the 410DA was the stateroom mattress the same size as the 360DA?
     
  8. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Member

    129
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives
    John, I don't really remember. At that point it had come down to sleeping arrangements for my two boys. It was at least as big as the 360, but most likely it was a little larger. Once I saw the rear berth was less than six foot long, we stopped looking. This was a day or two before we started negotiations on the 360, it was the last stone un-turned.

    Funny thing is, since we bought the boat last spring, there was only one night that all three berths were occupied!
     
  9. Ctsearay

    Ctsearay Member SILVER Sponsor

    845
    Apr 19, 2009
    Milford Ct
    2002 360 Sundancer Twin 8.1's Tender
    10ft Hardbottom Walker Bay Genesis with Johnson 15 Hp
    Twin Pleasure Bringing, Fire Breathing Mercruiser 8.1 HO's
    Yeah I hear ya LOL!! I seem to have the feet hanging off the bed issue and I'm just 6ft.
     
  10. jsed

    jsed Member

    123
    Feb 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    2002 360 Sundancer
    Zodiac Mark III, 15hp Evinrude
    Twin 8.1S
    Attempt to upload a picture from my phone.....
    Return trip from Pentwater on 7/4...
    D7F928F3-0F93-4A0C-83CA-474B4F358AEE.jpeg
     
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  11. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    207
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    Looks great, and it was good seeing you guys up there again this summer!

    -Tom
     
  12. 5Weeks

    5Weeks New Member

    15
    Jul 16, 2017
    Lake Guntersville
    2002 SeaRay 360DA
    Twin Mercruiser 8.1 Horizons
    Have any of you had issues with the storage locker under the cockpit buddy seat holding water?
     
  13. Ctsearay

    Ctsearay Member SILVER Sponsor

    845
    Apr 19, 2009
    Milford Ct
    2002 360 Sundancer Twin 8.1's Tender
    10ft Hardbottom Walker Bay Genesis with Johnson 15 Hp
    Twin Pleasure Bringing, Fire Breathing Mercruiser 8.1 HO's
    Can't say I have, but when we bought her there was some surface mold on under there. But it cleaned up easily and hasn't been back. We've always had the canvas on or shrink wrap.
     
  14. 5Weeks

    5Weeks New Member

    15
    Jul 16, 2017
    Lake Guntersville
    2002 SeaRay 360DA
    Twin Mercruiser 8.1 Horizons
    I discovered this while cleaning the deck in preparation for new flooring. After finishing, I noticed a steady drip coming from the corner just above the aft portlite. When I opened the locker there was a half inch of water in the back of the back. It was cold and I was tired of being on my knees so I’ll have to investigate further.
    Thanks for your response
     
  15. Razzle Dazzle

    Razzle Dazzle Ship shape and Bristol Fashion SILVER Sponsor

    55
    Jul 2, 2016
    United Kingdom and Florida
    Sea Ray Express Cruiser 340 1989 Mercruiser 7.4
    Mercruiser twin 7.4 Gas powered
    Hello I live in the U.K. But keep a 340 EC in Daytona Beach Florida not far from the SeaRay manufacturer in Merritt Island. I live in Bristol Uk from April til January.. Cheers, Carol
     
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  16. 5Weeks

    5Weeks New Member

    15
    Jul 16, 2017
    Lake Guntersville
    2002 SeaRay 360DA
    Twin Mercruiser 8.1 Horizons
    Happy Monday folks! Just checking in to see if any anyone has any experience with repair/service of the sliding cockpit door. Mine seems a little rough. I’ve blown out the tracks and used some dry lube where I can. I noticed the access panel on top but don’t see a way to get to the bottom. Thanks
     
  17. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Member

    129
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives
    So here's a little issue that cropped up recently. No music is playing in the cockpit. I know about the two switches just inside the cabin doorway, it's convenient when I want to just "mute" the cockpit or cabin for a few minutes.

    But now, no matter what position that switch is in, no musical output in the cockpit. Is there a fuse or relay? (The audio system is the original Clarion XMD1! (I know, I know, time for an upgrade....))
     
  18. jsed

    jsed Member

    123
    Feb 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    2002 360 Sundancer
    Zodiac Mark III, 15hp Evinrude
    Twin 8.1S
    In response to the sliding door access.....There's a panel in the head, above the toilet. I believe that is your access to the sliding door. I haven't tried this, but everything lines up with it. It is sealed, so you will have to re-seal it when you go to attach it again. Good luck.
    As for the stereo.......other than the mute with on the remote, I have no idea. Fuses maybe? Let us know what you find out.......on both items.

    Another question....I want to swap out the weak horn in the anchor locker. I've searched the forum, and found a link about newer models having a stronger horn. The owners manuals that I can find have the same part number. I've looked at the Kahlenberg(sp), but don't want to spend that much money! Has anyone replaced the horn? With what? How? Like the comments in the other posts stated, the thing sounds like a duck!
     
  19. 5Weeks

    5Weeks New Member

    15
    Jul 16, 2017
    Lake Guntersville
    2002 SeaRay 360DA
    Twin Mercruiser 8.1 Horizons
    Hey thanks for the tip.I never would have connected the panel in the head with the sliding door. Sorry no experience with the horn yet. Mine is a bit sissy for the size of boat. Kinda sounds like the horn on my pontoon.
     
  20. Phasma

    Phasma Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    145
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    RW, the 360 is a great boat! This will be my third season with mine. In spite of my repair issues, I am happy with the size, handling and power. I do have a bow thruster that made leaping from a smaller powerboat to the 36 much easier (not that it’s required). My repair issues come from buying it a price I knew was too low, trusting a yacht dealer to refer me to surveyor and being completely smitten with the 36’ lady. I will say, new canvas, rebuilt starboard engine, new bottom paint, new electronics package as well as some cosmetic repairs has my gal looking and hopefully cruising very nicely this year. Make certain you pay attention to maintenance. Sea strainers, oil changes, AC air filters, bilge, sump and batteries. It truly is a lifestyle and a hobby combined but it is worth it. Welcome to the 360 forum
     

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