Official 2003.5-2008 340 Sundancer Thread

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

  1. melida

    melida Member

    837
    Apr 1, 2009
    Istanbul-TURKEY
    Sea Ray 2007 375 DA
    Sea Ray 2005 315 DA Sold
    2xYANMAR 6LPA-STP 315 HP V-drives, 4kw Onan gen, radar, gps, autopilot, bow&stern thrusters, sat tv
    Mark, have you checked the blade fuse red (10A IIRC) at the "BlueSeas" breaker box as @KevinC mentioned.

    When you check it you'll see an other fuse which is for the Northstar vhf at least mine is there and I check it sometimes.
     
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  2. liv2ryde100

    liv2ryde100 Member

    236
    May 17, 2012
    long island
    05' 340 dancer
    Twin 8.1's
    I think I’m goin to attempt to replace my manifolds and exhaust elbows. 1750$ is the labor I would be saving
     
  3. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    674
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Should not be too hard. Just a bunch of bolts. Hit everything with a little pblaster the day before. Cut down a couple of bolts to studs that can be hand threaded in and you can slide the manifolds in using them to align and just unscrew when the real bolts are in. Tricky part is the size. To long and you will not clear the opposite engine. Too short you will not be able to unscrew.

    -Kevin
     
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  4. liv2ryde100

    liv2ryde100 Member

    236
    May 17, 2012
    long island
    05' 340 dancer
    Twin 8.1's
    Kevin thanks for the advice, hopefully the job won’t be too hard, seems to be the theme, pb blaster, cut heads off of bolts, sounds like a plan, hopefully I can pull it off.
     
  5. liv2ryde100

    liv2ryde100 Member

    236
    May 17, 2012
    long island
    05' 340 dancer
    Twin 8.1's
    Anyone know a part number, or where to order the gas shocks for the cabinets on either side of the front berth?
     
  6. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    674
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    On my to do list also. My boat does not have them and I am tired getting hit in the head fumbling for something. If you find them let me know. There are some cheap gas shocks available on eBay but I have not had time to measure.

    -Kevin
     
  7. liv2ryde100

    liv2ryde100 Member

    236
    May 17, 2012
    long island
    05' 340 dancer
    Twin 8.1's
    Ok I have them in there, they just aren’t not working so I’ll check for a part number incouple weeks when I open it up
     
  8. villain style

    villain style Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Merc 8.1L's V-Drives
    I need to replace my Tides dripless Shaft seal. Apparently "dripless" means "dripless most of the time". Does anyone know the P/N for the seal and the size of the drive shaft on our boats?
     
  9. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    251
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Have any of you guys mounted a flag on the transom door rail/handle? I'm trying to figure out a place to mount a new flagpole, and that would save me drilling into the boat. I've seen some flying from the fishing rod holders, but that would get in the way of my downriggers. Does a pole mounted to the transom rail impede opening? I'd imagine anyone sitting in the back of the boat there would have to watch their heads depending on length.
     
  10. saopm

    saopm Member

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    Oct 6, 2010
    North Fork - Long Island, NY
    2007 340 Sundancer
    Mercury 8.1s Inboards
    I took these pics last summer but didn’t get around to buying new ones. Post a link if you find a good a replacement.


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  11. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    674
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    How many cabinet doors do you have. I have 5 and not sure how to mount a shock for the middle door. If you have three on one side with shocks please post a picture.

    -Kevin
     
  12. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Member

    666
    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
    I don’t have a pic but I added a flag mount to the right of the transome door on the flat surface to the left of the cup holders. It works fine there. Only issue is wind coming up on the stern blows the flag in the back of the heads of the people sitting in the aft lounge. Doesn’t happen to often. It is annoying when. It does.
     
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  13. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Member

    666
    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
    I will be down at the boat this weekend and can take a look and get some pics then if needed. I replaced my shocks a few years ago. I have one extra in the boat and it might still be in the package with the part numbers on the package. I will take a look and report back.
     
  14. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    674
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Thank you - also a picture of where the mountings are would be helpful since I do not have these installed already.

    -Kevin
     
  15. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    674
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    From these pictures the part looks like a 10" extended 7" compressed shock based on the part number. The sticker on the shock by the SL10- would indicate the output force. So if it is a SL10-10-1 then it would be 10 lbs of force. Since 10 lbs is the minimum force I don't think we would need much more to hold up that door. This should be enough to start the hunting.

    -Kevin
     
  16. melida

    melida Member

    837
    Apr 1, 2009
    Istanbul-TURKEY
    Sea Ray 2007 375 DA
    Sea Ray 2005 315 DA Sold
    2xYANMAR 6LPA-STP 315 HP V-drives, 4kw Onan gen, radar, gps, autopilot, bow&stern thrusters, sat tv
    I replaced mine(4) last year with JR Products GSNI-5000-20 Gas Spring bought from amazon (recommended from @saopm IIRC) whic has an Extended Length: 10"Compressed Length: 6.41"Force: 20 lbs. Equipped with EF-PS30 End Fittings.
    HTH
     
  17. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    251
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Thanks! This is what I tried yesterday ...I'm not sure I like this. I can remove the flag pole from the rail mount by just pulling it out np, but not a big fan on how it drapes over the boat name when there's no wind. And I like the flag size. I'll probably bite the bullet and mount one similar to what you've done. Only problem with that is it will impede the canvas, but I can probably work around that.



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  18. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Member

    666
    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
    I take the flag down and store it when I leave the boat and/or use the canvas in the back because the mount is under the canvas. A little bit of work from a canvas shop could make that right but I haven't bothered. Here are a few pics of the flag and closer one that has a better pic of the mount.
     

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  19. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    251
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Yeah, that's sharp. You could probably get a longer pole for that base, and avoid the whole flapping into peoples' heads thing.

    Anyway, quality problems.

    P.S. Love the name ...very clever. I take it you flip houses for a living?
     
  20. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Member

    666
    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
    I though of longer but then it is in my line of sight when we are anchor. I feel like we would be looking around the flag all the time. The flag coming into the cockpit doesn’t happen that often so it isn’t too much of a nuisance.
    I do flip houses. I actually bought a house from the name on the boat. I was in the boat and a guy walked by on the dock and saw the name and asked me about it. I ended up buying his parents house he had inherited.
     

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