New to us 2002 340 Sundance. We bought her in Lake Saint Clair, drove her 500 miles home to Grand H

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  1. Gord

    Gord Member

    56
    Oct 12, 2013
    Michigan
    340 Sundancer 2002
    Twin 8.1 Horizon w/ v drives
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  2. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Dual Raymarine Axiom
    Tracvision
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    8.1
    Nice! Where at on LSC? I may know the previous owner
     
  3. Gord

    Gord Member

    56
    Oct 12, 2013
    Michigan
    340 Sundancer 2002
    Twin 8.1 Horizon w/ v drives
    MacRay from a one owner
     
  4. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Dual Raymarine Axiom
    Tracvision
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    8.1
    If it’s the boat I’m thinking then it was def taken cared for.

    Congrats
     
  5. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Active Member

    960
    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 20hp Suzuki
    Congrats on your new boat, where will you be staying in Grand Haven?
     
  6. Gord

    Gord Member

    56
    Oct 12, 2013
    Michigan
    340 Sundancer 2002
    Twin 8.1 Horizon w/ v drives
    On the South side of the river for now
     
  7. Avenger

    Avenger Active Member

    195
    Nov 29, 2009
    Northern Michigan
    2000 510 Sundancer w/Cats


    1981 Sea Ray 260sxl
    Cat 3196
    Congrats on the new 340! That is a heck of a first run and a great way to get to know your new boat.
     
  8. Joint Custody

    Joint Custody Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    539
    Sep 20, 2017
    Lake Powell Utah
    2001 460 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 6CTA8
    Congrats. The 340 is a great boat.
     
  9. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Active Member

    960
    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 20hp Suzuki
    We are at North Shore Marina, some friends of ours just made that run with a 510 Sundancer.
     
  10. Gord

    Gord Member

    56
    Oct 12, 2013
    Michigan
    340 Sundancer 2002
    Twin 8.1 Horizon w/ v drives
    We made the trip the first week of October and the picture is at Mackinac island. We were the only people at the marina. There was one other boat but no one around. We made the trip with the freighters. We had rain, fog, and darkness. It was probably a once in a life time trip. We loved it.
     
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  11. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Nice trip! That's a bold run in October. You must have had some kind of great weather window. Very nice.

    Here's to hoping for some lower water levels for 2021! Looking forward to us all getting back into the water...
     
  12. Captain Spike

    Captain Spike Member SILVER Sponsor

    110
    Oct 14, 2020
    California Delta
    2002 Sun Dancer with 6.2 L v drives
    6.2L mercury v drive
    I have the same boat and you will love it ! I’ve had many boats smaller and much larger I find this a perfect size for our uses ! Spring & Summer is around the corner! Cheers
     
  13. Gord

    Gord Member

    56
    Oct 12, 2013
    Michigan
    340 Sundancer 2002
    Twin 8.1 Horizon w/ v drives
    Well thanks for saying so. The boat is in very good shape but I have a hundred things I want to do to it. For one we want new cockpit carpet. We are trying to decide if we want original Sea Ray carpet or a charcoal and grey teak look carpet.
    Meanwhile my wife and I are waiting for spring here in Michigan Boat trip 2020.jpg Boat trip 2020.jpg
     
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  14. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Have you visited snapincarpet.com? Winter is the perfect time to buy all of their sample materials to see what you like/don't like. They've also already got the template for your boat. Makes shopping very easy...and made right here in Michigan...
     
  15. Gord

    Gord Member

    56
    Oct 12, 2013
    Michigan
    340 Sundancer 2002
    Twin 8.1 Horizon w/ v drives
    They are going to send me samples right away. We used them on our 260 Sundancer but I did not remember thy were in Michigan
     
  16. jsed

    jsed Active Member

    251
    Feb 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    2002 360 Sundancer
    Zodiac 310 RIB, 15hp Johnson
    Twin 8.1S
    Congrats on your new purchase.
    We bought ours over there as well, and made the run to GH. Our trip was in August 2015. Talk about an awesome sea trial!
     
  17. be_prepared

    be_prepared Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    357
    Oct 12, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2002 Sea Ray Sundancer 340DA
    Twin Mercruiser Horizon 8.1 inboards
    We've had our '02 340DA for several years now, perfect for us for where we're at now, maybe not in retirement later. We replaced our carpets with Infinity luxury woven vinyl, still snap in so we can remove when desired. Very comfortable, and I love that they just rinse off and dry quickly because they don't absorb water like the OEM carpeting did.
     
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  18. Gord

    Gord Member

    56
    Oct 12, 2013
    Michigan
    340 Sundancer 2002
    Twin 8.1 Horizon w/ v drives
    What is going to change in retirement? I am almost 60. Do you think you will go bigger or smaller?
     
  19. be_prepared

    be_prepared Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    357
    Oct 12, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2002 Sea Ray Sundancer 340DA
    Twin Mercruiser Horizon 8.1 inboards
    In retirement we're going to be doing more extended cruising, rather than long weekends that are more common in the summer right now. We'll want something a little bigger, but also something with better endurance, maybe even a displacement hull like a trawler, which will also handle less than ideal sea conditions better.

    Don't get me wrong, we love our boat. The 340DA is a great express cruiser, and we love our summer weekends aboard. When we have taken longer trips, however, it always feels like we're looking for a place to take on fuel, water, and pump out. The big 8.1L gas engines are thirsty, (although they do get you where you're going at a good pace) and the water and holding tank capacities are really for a weekend, not extended travel.
     

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