New to us 1987 340 Sundancer

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by KWB, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. KWB

    KWB New Member

    8
    Oct 11, 2017
    340 Sundancer 1987
    twin 454 mercruisers
    Been lurking about this site for the last couple months. getting great ideas and finding out about the boat. Great info and people on here. Would not have considered this old of a boat except i know all of the past owners except the first. so i know all the history and such. Bought this boat in 20171017_100425.jpg 20171120_140414.jpg September from a friend with some family health issues. I've been a boater all my life but 90 persent of the time on lake Huron in Michigan. Just day trips for fishing. a few years ago i purchased a 1995 Bayliner 2855 as my first real cabin style boat and found out about the real boating life. Its great and lots of new friends. Unique group and i love everyone of them. so anyway. Only had a few weeks on this boat before the winter haulout. But i love the space and the extra wide beam. Our first Trip was to Port Huron for an Antique Boat Show that a friend had a boat in. Great run down lake Huron. First Trip in to St Clair River. Real choppy and a lot of boats everywhere. Including large Freighters. Little nerve racking but lots of fun. Mind you this is my first boat with twins and also inboards. had no real clue what to expect as the only operator on board. but i did great. Looking forward to 2018 season. and the trips around that usually missed out on. I have lots of Winter project to do before spring. Like replacing the all the canvas. Really big job and lots of hours and trips to the boat for fits and patterning. really hated the no room at the helm thing these boats have going. New setup makes a really nice space and open feel now. New electronics (Simrad) and transducers as we like looking for lost shipwrecks. A friend found one nobody has seen before. and there is lots more out there to find. and A new A/C system, As this boat never had one before. So really busy. Sorry for this being so long. but lots to share.
     
  2. MarioTirol

    MarioTirol New Member

    16
    Dec 30, 2017
    Sundancer 290 / 1994
    Dinghy: Horizon 240 / Mercury 2,5 HP
    2 x Mercruiser 4,3 LX / Alpha One Gen.2
    NICE BOAT ....congrats
    Greetings from Austria
     
  3. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Those late 80’s Sundancer are great boats! Best of luck with it.
     
  4. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2018
  5. KWB

    KWB New Member

    8
    Oct 11, 2017
    340 Sundancer 1987
    twin 454 mercruisers
    Thanks. She is a real beauty. She has all the typical problems these old girls have. But we will work it out over time. trying to not get overwhelmed right away.
     
  6. DanW

    DanW Member SILVER Sponsor

    156
    Apr 3, 2013
    Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Isleton, CA
    1988 340 Sundancer - "Nautical Smiles"
    1998 Regal 2100 LSR
    Sea Ray - Mercruiser 454
    Regal - Volvo 5.0Gi w/ Volvo-Penta outdrive
    Congratulations! I love my 1988 340.

    Dan
     
  7. DanW

    DanW Member SILVER Sponsor

    156
    Apr 3, 2013
    Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Isleton, CA
    1988 340 Sundancer - "Nautical Smiles"
    1998 Regal 2100 LSR
    Sea Ray - Mercruiser 454
    Regal - Volvo 5.0Gi w/ Volvo-Penta outdrive
    Congratulations! I love my 1988 340.

    Dan
     
  8. DanW

    DanW Member SILVER Sponsor

    156
    Apr 3, 2013
    Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Isleton, CA
    1988 340 Sundancer - "Nautical Smiles"
    1998 Regal 2100 LSR
    Sea Ray - Mercruiser 454
    Regal - Volvo 5.0Gi w/ Volvo-Penta outdrive
    Congratulations! I love my 1988 340.

    Dan
     

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