Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundancer Thread

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  1. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    Perfect. Thank you.


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  2. liv2ryde100

    liv2ryde100 Member

    329
    May 17, 2012
    long island
    05' 340 dancer
    Twin 8.1's
    I replaced my cabin fridge with an isotherm elegance. I no longer need the wood paneling piece from the old fridge. Cabinets are cherry. Anyone need it?
     
  3. lpvanam

    lpvanam Member

    105
    Aug 8, 2009
    Silverdale, WA
    2006 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer "Even Moor Memories"
    Dual 6.2L MPI - V-Drives
    Just moved from the Puget Sound to Wisconsin for work. The boat is still on the Puget Sound. Just wondering, aside from bottom paint and zincs, what else would need to be done when moving a boat from salt water to fresh water?


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  4. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    having a beer to celebrate not having to replace exhaust components on the engines any more......

    cliff
     
  5. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    501
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    This brings up a question.

    My 340 was baught new on freshwater, and has been here until I bough it.. so never seen salt water. I have never replaced manifolds on any of my other boats. But never had 700 hours on them either. Will this be a issue or not?
     
  6. liv2ryde100

    liv2ryde100 Member

    329
    May 17, 2012
    long island
    05' 340 dancer
    Twin 8.1's
    My mechanic put a camera down my exhaust to check for wear. Maybe u can have this done on the cheap. Some of the exhaust components are removed when changing impellors so next time u do that ask to have pics done inside exhaust
     
  7. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    501
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    I just did both impellers on my 8.1s and did not remove any of the exhaust to do so... I do have a bore scope though.
     
  8. liv2ryde100

    liv2ryde100 Member

    329
    May 17, 2012
    long island
    05' 340 dancer
    Twin 8.1's
    That's true the job can certainly be done without touching exhaust, but a lot of times the marinas will take it off because it makes the job easier. It was just a thought
     
  9. sfergson727

    sfergson727 Administrator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 12, 2007
    Washington Park Marina, Michigan City
    '07 340 DA, E97, A75, VV4, Soft Top
    '12 Boston Whaler 15 Montauk
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives, Mercury 60 HP Bigfoot
    Very rare to have to replace the manifolds on a freshwater boat. I have never had to in any of the boats I have owned, nor has anyone that I know. Salt water environments destroy manifolds, fresh water...not so much.
     
  10. liv2ryde100

    liv2ryde100 Member

    329
    May 17, 2012
    long island
    05' 340 dancer
    Twin 8.1's
    Anyone have a portable ice maker on board? Where do you keep it so it's not in the way? I'd like to put one under the passenger seat in cockpit but cannot find one that fits in there
     
  11. Korkie

    Korkie Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    246
    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer 2006, Garmin 7612, xHD Radome
    Merc 496 Mags, Bravo III Drives
    We have one that we keep on the shelf under the steps. Fits nicely. It is a portable counter top unit that makes "soft ice". We use bottled water. Runs on 110, but once turned on, makes its first batch of ice in about 10 minutes and then about every 8 minutes there after.
    Works great for us!
     
  12. saopm

    saopm Member

    729
    Oct 6, 2010
    North Fork - Long Island, NY
    2007 340 Sundancer
    Mercury 8.1s Inboards
  13. saopm

    saopm Member

    729
    Oct 6, 2010
    North Fork - Long Island, NY
    2007 340 Sundancer
    Mercury 8.1s Inboards
    I'm looking to replace the light bulbs in the courtesy lights down by the floor with LEDs. Can anyone provide a link to the bulb they used? The LED needs to be very short to clear the cover.
     
  14. Jon Paul

    Jon Paul Member

    107
    Sep 24, 2013
    Phoenix
    2006 Sundancer 340
    8.1 V drives
    I replaced the whole light assy. Easy to do and actually looks better, I think. JP
     
  15. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    Has anyone had a mechanic give a labor estimate to install a new Rule 1500 bilge pump, float switch, and check valve? I received an estimate of 4 hours. This is for the rear bilge pump which is accessible, as best it can be. Seems like it should only take 2 hours.. tops..
     
  16. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Sounds more like a DIY type project. The pump should just snap in where the old one was and otherwise you will just follow wire for wire when hooking up. I had to replace the pump in the sump pump last year and was pretty simple. I am sure the mechanic is trying to account for all time on the project especially if they have to travel to you.

    -Kevin
     
  17. Pierpressure1

    Pierpressure1 Member SILVER Sponsor

    146
    Sep 8, 2015
    Richmond, VA
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3116
    I did this last season in under an hour. The 2000 gph Rule will fit into same base and all the wires are the same.
     
  18. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    Its my base that is messed up so they are putting in new. Its just a convenience thing for me and they are onsite at the marina. No travel time!
     
  19. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Under those circumstance I would think 2 hours would probably seem more than fair. It's only a hand full of crimps that need to be made and end heat shrunk. Remounting the base should not be that big of a deal unless they need to do something substantial.

    -Kevin
     
  20. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    Has anyone replaced this part on their hot water heater? I get hot water for about 10 secs before it turns cool. I have replaced the heater element and the thermostat and still no change. I called Atwood and they did not show this part so maybe this is installed by SeaRay. Anyways it appears to be a temperature control valve. If you replaced yours can you tell me your symptoms and if you have the part number that would be great...
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