New here from Orlando!

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by Simpsonn8908, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Simpsonn8908

    Simpsonn8908 Member

    41
    Dec 18, 2017
    1998 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPIs V Drives
    Hi All!

    Just wanted to introduce myself. New here with a new to me 1998 330DA. I got her about a month ago and in that time have worked out a few kinks, taken a 215(ish) mi trip from Astor, FL up the St. John’s and down the intercoastal to my new marina on Merritt Island, and lurked this forum for multiple answers to problems. I plan to transcribe all the problems and solutions I’ve found thus far to hopefully help others with similar issues.

    Boat is a ‘98 330 running 7.4MPIs and Velvet Drives. 4.7 Westerbeke gen which is the next project.

    Now, pictures!
     

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  2. rcknecht

    rcknecht Active Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    toms river,nj
    340 Sundancer 2001
    T 454 MPI
    nice looking boat...
     
  3. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht

    Dinghy: Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Hello. Welcome.
     
  4. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    East Coast Florida
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    Great shakedown run! Any other trips planned? Are you at Harbortown?
     
  5. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    693
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Welcome.

    Looking forward to seeing a fixer-upper thread.

    I would suggest doing some investigative work and find all the manuals for each system aboard to assist in your recommissioning.
     
  6. gdavis67

    gdavis67 Member

    54
    Mar 1, 2017
    Saugatuck, MI
    1990 390ec
    Twin 454 Mercruiser T 340 with Hurth drives
    Welcome to the club!
     
  7. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Welcome to the group! Nice looking boat and it looks familiar...

    Josh
     
  8. Simpsonn8908

    Simpsonn8908 Member

    41
    Dec 18, 2017
    1998 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPIs V Drives
    Thanks for all the welcomes!

    Ididntdoit: I was just reading your post about Bluepoints lift and wondering if I should’ve been there for dry storage. I planned on it with Harbortown, but they couldn’t lift me with inboards.

    No other big trips yet, but would appreciate any on the water restaurant recommendations. Parents just came into town to play for the weekend, so we’re going exploring.

    Little Ducky: I was lucky enough to get the SeaRay bag with everything. It helped significantly pulling apart the windlass over the weekend.
     
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  9. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    693
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    That's excellent.
     
  10. Boater420

    Boater420 Active Member

    948
    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Welcome to CSR, very nice boat. Congrats. Let me know if you have any questions regarding your Westerbeke. I have the same genny and have learned much about it over he years.
     
  11. ttmott

    ttmott Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Welcome!
    I keep my boat at Harbor Town in Merritt Island; docks are a bit run down but I really like the folks around me.
     
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  12. Simpsonn8908

    Simpsonn8908 Member

    41
    Dec 18, 2017
    1998 Sundancer 330
    7.4 MPIs V Drives
    Thank you!

    I’m on B Dock and down most weekends. Feel free to drop by and say hi if you feel so inclined. I’m with you about the docks, but everyone I’ve met so far has been super friendly.
     
  13. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    East Coast Florida
    300 Sundancer
    5.0MPI Bravo III
    Good memories at H-Town - Hope to make it back soon, but for now the family is having too much fun a little further south.....Why don't you want to keep it in a wet slip with the inboards? Growth does not seem to be much of an issue that far north and in the barge canal.....plus im sure they could "short haul" you with the travelift when necessary to change zincs and powerwash.....just make sure your bottom paint is recent and in good shape......as for a trip - a short one would be through the locks to check out the port and find a slip in the "cove" and hit up Grills for some food and pina coladas - maybe hit ski Island on the way there or back......even better would be cocoa village - nice town docks/marina and plenty of great restaurants......a little further in Sebastian is Captain Hirams if you want a party - take pics and report back......we like stories and pics!
     
  14. GoFastr

    GoFastr Cool Runnings GOLD Sponsor

    134
    Jan 20, 2016
    Cayman Islands
    2003 Sea Ray 270 SunDeck MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Tow: 2012 Ford F150 Raptor SVT
    Mercruiser MX 6.2L MPI w/Bravo III
    Welcome and nice boat! Thanks for the pics. Enjoy!
     
  15. Slimcobra

    Slimcobra Member

    86
    Aug 14, 2017
    Port St. John, FL
    2000 Sea Ray 210 SunDeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    Hey glad to see someone else here from Brevard. I'm over in Port St. John. Be careful in the Indian and Banana rivers as the go shallow very quick. We like to head down to Sebastian cause the water is much clearer. Let us know when you guys are heading out and maybe we can meet up.
     

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