Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundancer Thread

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

  1. Tomco

    Tomco Member

    157
    Aug 16, 2012
    Ottawa
    2003.5 Sundancer 340; Raymarine RL70
    496 MerCruiser w/Bravo III Drives
    Thanks!
     
  2. Korkie

    Korkie Member

    123
    Feb 2, 2016
    Breton Bay, MD
    2006 Sundancer 340
    Merc 496 Mags, Bravo 3 Drives
    I had the same issue. Trouble shooting with Raymarine, they determined it was the hub that everything communicates through. Then certain cables. It was a nightmare trying to get it right. Seemed like every time I got one thing communicating, the other didn't. Became unreliable, so ended up replacing with Garmin 7610 and 18" xHD Radar. Very pleased. My autopilot, VHF and Smartcraft communicate with it and it is soooo user friendly. I was planning on upgrading eventually when we purchased 2 seasons ago, just this soon. Pricey but sweet. Does exactly what it is supposed to with no issues and only a fraction of the connections.
     
  3. Pierpressure1

    Pierpressure1 Member SILVER Sponsor

    119
    Sep 8, 2015
    Richmond, VA
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3116
    I just closed today on a 400 Sedan Bridge so I will be selling the 340. Thanks to everyone for the help and guidance over the last two years. My boat is definitely much improved because of the information found in this thread.
     
  4. villain style

    villain style Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    Boatless - ISO 2005-2007 42/44
    Boatless
    Besides using a magnet to test manifolds is there a way to know whether I have Aluminum or steel? I believe there steel but just curious since I am not nearby to look at.
     
  5. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Mark - I may not be good at C80's vs RL80's, but I recall by 2006 Mercruiser had gone back to cast iron. My '05 340 was an early '05 and it originally had aluminum...
     
  6. villain style

    villain style Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    Boatless - ISO 2005-2007 42/44
    Boatless
    Thanks Carter!!
     
  7. TFarber

    TFarber New Member

    11
    Oct 8, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    2005 340 DA
    2003 280 DA
    8.1 H
    Looking to do the same project, can you give me a round about budget?
     
  8. TFarber

    TFarber New Member

    11
    Oct 8, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    2005 340 DA
    2003 280 DA
    8.1 H
    Need some help with replacement LED bulbs, earlier in the thread users recommended G4B-WWHP10-DAC Warm White for the small disk overhead lights throughout the cabin and bathroom, its discontinued anyone have a updated part number?
     
  9. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    811
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    The round lights are G4 Disc with rear pins. Color would be "warm" light to match current. They are available from several vendors including on eBay and Amazon.

    -Kevin
     
  10. TFarber

    TFarber New Member

    11
    Oct 8, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    2005 340 DA
    2003 280 DA
    8.1 H
    Thanks Kevin
     
  11. Korkie

    Korkie Member

    123
    Feb 2, 2016
    Breton Bay, MD
    2006 Sundancer 340
    Merc 496 Mags, Bravo 3 Drives
    I did the Garmin 7610, in hull sounder, 18" xHD Radar. Installed it was 5 Grand. Probably took 50 pounds of wires and cables out when removing the old system.
     
  12. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    811
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Also take a look at the new Raymarine Axiom series. I was originally planning on going over to Simrad but the release of the Axiom earlier this year made me take a second look. I am probably going to replace a Raymarine and Garmin unit and combine into a networked Axiom pair along with the Quantum radar.

    -Kevin
     
  13. TFarber

    TFarber New Member

    11
    Oct 8, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    2005 340 DA
    2003 280 DA
    8.1 H
    Thanks Guys, working being done tomorrow went with the Axiom 9, Q24W 18" Dome. Raymarine is offering $500 rebates for both units through December. I will send a pic when complete.
     
  14. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    811
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    That was my plan plus a 7" behind the wheel. What did you do for the Sonar part - I am still trying to figure out my plans for that?

    -Kevin
     
  15. TFarber

    TFarber New Member

    11
    Oct 8, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    2005 340 DA
    2003 280 DA
    8.1 H
    I will work that out when a haul her, haven't thought about that yet either
     
  16. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    811
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    It's my old radar that is my primary reason for upgrading. I have a separate Garmin GPSMAP that has the transducer hooked up and works well. I have not decided which direction to go but want to figure it out so that I can deal with while the boat is hauled.
    I really want the two units networked and tie in smartcraft data via a N2K gateway.

    -Kevin
     
  17. TFarber

    TFarber New Member

    11
    Oct 8, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    2005 340 DA
    2003 280 DA
    8.1 H
    IMG_6703.jpg IMG_6704.jpg IMG_6703.jpg IMG_6704.jpg
     
  18. villain style

    villain style Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    Boatless - ISO 2005-2007 42/44
    Boatless
    Go to boat for yesterday and spot light does not work. Will not turn and Light does not come on. If there are fuses can someone tell me where they are located? Other suggestions welcome too. Thx
     
  19. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    811
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    @TFarber: Looks great! Now I can't wait to replace my old Raymarine.

    -Kevin
     
  20. TFarber

    TFarber New Member

    11
    Oct 8, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    2005 340 DA
    2003 280 DA
    8.1 H
    Thanks, I'm glad I found that rebate program saved a grand.
     

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