Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundancer Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Zorba, May 17, 2013.

  1. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Not sure if this is appropriate or if we all even want to start anew with a separate thread for just our model years. While our size is close that is about where it stops in terms of similarity to the 98-03 340 model. Unless repowered we don't share the same engine or drivetrain, and all of the systems are reconfigured.

    It's just getting tough to wade through 800 some posts with a mix of models.

    Just a thought. If nobody wants to do it no big deal.
     
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  2. sporters78

    sporters78 Member

    323
    Aug 6, 2010
    Stuart ,FL
    2015 19 SPX
    4.3 merc
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    Sounds good to me
     
  3. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    I am in - and will continue to be in the other one. Does this one serve drinks?

    Sorry - in a jovial mood, headed to the boat this afternoon for the night.
     
  4. Kreole Kid

    Kreole Kid Active Member

    May 25, 2009
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    2004 340 Sundancer,
    2008 Yamaha VX1100 Jet Ski
    8.1 Horizons, V-Drives
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    Im In :thumbsup:
     
  5. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
  6. travis340

    travis340 Member

    51
    Apr 17, 2010
    Austin, TX
    2005 340
    8.1 Horizons V drive
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    I've read John's article on changing the impellers and it made me feel a lot better about shelling out $$ to let a mechanic do it. I have done fluids, spark plugs, generator impellers, etc, but that is one task that does not look like much fun. I have to slither my fat butt over the engines now just to do simple things. I think John is in a lot better shape than me.
     
  7. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    Does anyone have the p/n for LED festoon bulbs in the cockpit?
     
  8. travis340

    travis340 Member

    51
    Apr 17, 2010
    Austin, TX
    2005 340
    8.1 Horizons V drive
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    Alex,

    Go to superbrightleds.com I replaced all lights on the boat with LEDs from their site. You can choose colors as well as warm or cool interior lights. Not sure what you are referring to as festoon lights, but if you describe, I saved all of my paperwork from ordering.
     
  9. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    When I say festoon type lights I'm talking about the cockpit lights. I'll send you a PM with my email if you don't mind sending me your paperwork. Will make things much easier.
     
  10. villain style

    villain style Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    Boatless - ISO 2005-2007 42/44
    Boatless
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    I'm in. This is good - I'd also llike the P/N for those LED's too......
     
  11. Bodkin Creek George

    Bodkin Creek George Member SILVER Sponsor

    549
    Sep 11, 2008
    Bodkin Creek, Chesapeake Bay Md.
    2004 340 SDA
    8.1 V-Drives
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    I'm in also. Info is info and the idea of a new forum is great.
    George
     
  12. Bodkin Creek George

    Bodkin Creek George Member SILVER Sponsor

    549
    Sep 11, 2008
    Bodkin Creek, Chesapeake Bay Md.
    2004 340 SDA
    8.1 V-Drives
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    Oh. BTW can you label this as the official one.
     
  13. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Re: Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    So we start compiling some good info in here, what is everyone's best cruise RPM and speed. 3600 feels like a good spot to me and I think I was doing around 27mph. I've only had the boat out for sea trial and one run after that so am really looking for what the masses are doing.
     
  14. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Member

    678
    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2005 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer, 2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    496 Mercruisers with Bravo IIIs, Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Re: Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    I am at 3400 at 32mph ( with new 4 blade props) burning about 30gph but I have Bravo IIIs so they are not comparable to V-drives.
     
  15. travis340

    travis340 Member

    51
    Apr 17, 2010
    Austin, TX
    2005 340
    8.1 Horizons V drive
    Re: Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    I replaced the lamps on my 340 with the following from Super Bright LEDs:

    G4B-WWHP10-DAC Warm White for the small disk overhead lights throughout the cabin and bathroom

    G4-WWHP15-TAC Warm White for the adjustable spot lights by the berth and in the mid stateroom

    4210-BHP6 Blue for the cockpit and arch festoon lights

    The warm white color is still very white compared to the original incandescent lamps that were originally installed. I tried a few cool white, but for me they were too cool of a color, much like fluorescent. I am very pleased with the lamps and the fact that they put out almost no heat. Current draw is next to nothing as well.

    Good luck, they're easy to change out.

    Martin
     
  16. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Re: Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    Martin, thanks for the list of LED's. You just saved us all a ton of time!
     
  17. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Re: Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    Silly question but may as well ask before I look like like a fool.

    Does the rear sun pad filler cushion utilize the cockpit table? If so how?
     
  18. Bodkin Creek George

    Bodkin Creek George Member SILVER Sponsor

    549
    Sep 11, 2008
    Bodkin Creek, Chesapeake Bay Md.
    2004 340 SDA
    8.1 V-Drives
    Re: Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    We run ours at 3450-3500 for best overall performance. Only bump it up to stay on top of a following sea.
     
  19. Time To Relax

    Time To Relax New Member SILVER Sponsor

    222
    Sep 27, 2012
    Lake Travis Texas
    2008 44 Sundancer
    2012 Zodiac 200 Cadet w 2.5 Merc
    Twin 8.1L Mercruiser v Drives
    Re: 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    Need a shower curtain for a 05 340. It measures 27" x 67.5" according to parts manual. Dealer said no longer available, any ideas?
     
  20. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    Re: Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundacer Thread

    Anybody have any idea where the ambient temperature sensor(s) is? My air and water temperature are way off and I have an active alarm for the sensor.
     

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