Official (1998-2002) 310 Sundancer Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by KeithD, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. cfd95

    cfd95 Member

    313
    Nov 5, 2013
    Northport Long Island
    2002 310 Sundancer
    350 Horizons
    V Drives

    I like the cherry interior and V drives
    Does the V drive boat have a generator?
    New Engines with warranty
    The price is a little steep for an 01.
    I paid 53k 5 years ago for my 02 fully loaded.

    As always a survey with machinery oil samples from a reputable surveyor is a must.
     
  2. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    Boatless
    2006 Monterey 302
    2000 Monterey 302
    2001 Regal 3780
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA
    2000 Maxum 2400 SCR
    N/A
    Both have a Genny. Prices are stupid high now, brokers are saying that to me.
     
  3. cfd95

    cfd95 Member

    313
    Nov 5, 2013
    Northport Long Island
    2002 310 Sundancer
    350 Horizons
    V Drives
    There is no shutoff.
    If you put the new filters on dry it will take a while to purge the air out of the system.
    You can fill the new filters with gas and reinstall.
     
  4. cfd95

    cfd95 Member

    313
    Nov 5, 2013
    Northport Long Island
    2002 310 Sundancer
    350 Horizons
    V Drives
    Dont trust the broker.
    Every boat they sell is the best they tell you.
    I looked at so many 310's before i bought the one i have now.
    There was so much junk out there that was advertised and mint.
    Hire a reputable surveyor and pay the extra money for oil samples on engines/transmissions (if you go with v drive) and generator.
    They can reveal a lot .
    Good luck i hope you find a great boat.
     
  5. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    Boatless
    2006 Monterey 302
    2000 Monterey 302
    2001 Regal 3780
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA
    2000 Maxum 2400 SCR
    N/A
    I always get a hull.survey and sea trial, oil samples and compression checks as well. I don't need the latter on the 2001 as the engines are literally brand new.

    When I said brokers, I wasn't saying they were trying to say it's the best boat out there. The comps support what they're saying, as does what I see on Yacht World and boat trader. This is the strangest highest priced market I've seen in over 20 years of boating.
     
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  6. cadquest

    cadquest New Member

    2
    Aug 16, 2009
    2000 310DA
    Twin 350 V-Drives
    Put new ones in full of gas. It fired right back up. However it stalled again, And after starting it once more and it stalling. I try to start it again it sounds like it’s flooded. I’m assuming I need to have my carburetor serviced.
     
  7. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    Boatless
    2006 Monterey 302
    2000 Monterey 302
    2001 Regal 3780
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA
    2000 Maxum 2400 SCR
    N/A
    The 2001 has the Horizons, long block remans. Are you stating the manifolds are FWC as well, and only the risers are RWC? I have always called that full system versus half sytem closed cooling. I had a full system added to one of my previous boats.

    I got the service records for the last few years, lots of "windlass not working" repairs. Recent repairs include a new control box and "removed and sent motor out for repair" , replaced switch light. Since I plan to anchor out often is there a newer model I can replace the current one with?

    It has a brand new aft camper frame with sunshade. Not a full camper enclosure, which is perfect for me, I'd never use the enclosure. It has the new ball joint connnectors versus the pins.
     
  8. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    970
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Good point about the risers. I was thinking about a full system. Still, not having salt water running through an engine is a good thing.

    I seem to recall that you can purchase an adapter plate to retrofit a Project 1000. As far as I know, that's the closest you can come to a bolt-on retrofit. Anything else, would require some fabrication. The more common problem is a weak or worn finger. If you go all chain, that becomes a non-issue. Other than that, you can search on this site for something like "Progress 1" and you'll find someone who can make and sell you a new finger.

    I'm in the middle of having a full camper enclosure fabricated. When all is said and done, I'll be into it for around 7k. We boat year round in these parts, so being able to fully enclose the cockpit is a huge plus. Especially when it gets down into the (shudder) 60's ;)
     
  9. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    Boatless
    2006 Monterey 302
    2000 Monterey 302
    2001 Regal 3780
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA
    2000 Maxum 2400 SCR
    N/A
    Seller rejected my offer, countered in the middle, I rejected and held firm to my original offer. 2 hours later the broker called, seller accepted. Woo Hoo!!
     
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  10. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    970
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Awesome! Way to stick to your guns. Hope the survey goes well.
     
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  11. Boston-boater

    Boston-boater Member

    137
    Oct 29, 2013
    Marion/Massachusetts
    2000 310 DA
    350 Horizons v drive
    I want to put a plug in for no generator on a 310. I have v drives and the generator would make maintenance even more difficult then it to already is. I can sit between the motors and access belts and impellers. I have factor AC also . I usually overnight at a marina so I have plenty of power. On the few nights a more out, I use a small camp stove and the breeze is enough. A generator is one more engine to maintain.
     
  12. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    Boatless
    2006 Monterey 302
    2000 Monterey 302
    2001 Regal 3780
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA
    2000 Maxum 2400 SCR
    N/A
    I looked at a 2000.310.yestereday with v drives. Current owner removed the generator when he was having issues with it. He never reinstalled it because he realize he really never used it. The added room sure was nice to see.

    I've looked at four of these now, what I missed was how close the mufflers are to the front of the engine, how do you get to the raw water pumps and the belts?
     
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  13. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    970
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    I usually hem and haw for about 2 hours, then spend ½ hour removing the muffler. The hem and haw part is optional.
     
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  14. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    Boatless
    2006 Monterey 302
    2000 Monterey 302
    2001 Regal 3780
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA
    2000 Maxum 2400 SCR
    N/A
    Ugh, been there, done that, on my 1995 330DA.
     
  15. Bugsy22

    Bugsy22 Member

    55
    Jun 2, 2016
    1000 islands region New York
    00' 310 Dancer w/ 5.7 EFIs and Bravo 3s. Recently purchased after having a 90' 270 Dancer for sever
    5.7 EFIs w/ Bravo 3s
    Keep in mind there is a pretty big performance(cruising speed specifically)and fuel consumption difference between the Bravo 3s and the v drives. Both look like they were well cared for so Seems like you should take a looksy and go with your gut! Cant go wrong either way!
     
  16. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    Boatless
    2006 Monterey 302
    2000 Monterey 302
    2001 Regal 3780
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA
    2000 Maxum 2400 SCR
    N/A
    After getting the service records for the 2001, I got suspicious and my gut told me it wasn't the right boat. The broker gave me different dates for when the engines were replaced, and it seems the engines have been pulled,disassembled and reinstalledt in the past year. There was reference to service where the seller slammed into the dock as well and did a lot of gel ccoat damage, It has been repaired. Broker also told me canvas and isinglass not on the boat was in great condition yet I see references to the seller asking for estimates to replace it that he declined after getting the estimate.

    I think the 2000 shows better and in general better condition, I'm just not sure I want carbureted engines.
     
  17. Bugsy22

    Bugsy22 Member

    55
    Jun 2, 2016
    1000 islands region New York
    00' 310 Dancer w/ 5.7 EFIs and Bravo 3s. Recently purchased after having a 90' 270 Dancer for sever
    5.7 EFIs w/ Bravo 3s
    The only real PIA about the carbs are the cold starts. That power is tried and true. Plenty of umpf and probably pretty efficient! I have 3 friends with late 80s 300 sundancers with 5.7 mercruiser carbs and they all run like a swiss watch. I'm pretty sure by 2000 merc had them near perfect. Good luck!
     
  18. BigWalmac

    BigWalmac Member

    56
    Aug 3, 2012
    Maryland
    TBD
    TBD
  19. BigWalmac

    BigWalmac Member

    56
    Aug 3, 2012
    Maryland
    TBD
    TBD
    This Facebook group has all the manuals in the file section...
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1356394274416654/?ref=share
     
  20. capecodcruiser

    capecodcruiser Member

    439
    Aug 1, 2008
    Falmouth, MA
    2001 310, 350 HO's/Vdrives.
    Mercruiser MPI 350 HO's

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