Official 240 Sundancer Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Shining, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Shining

    Shining New Member

    704
    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Boat less / Sold
    5.0EFI BII
    Looks like DaveS has started the 260 thread so I'll follow in his wake and start the 240DA thread.
    Chime in all you 240DA owners and talk about your boat. If you don't have one and maybe interested in buying one, ask your questions here.
    The biggest thing that bothers me about my boat is that no anchor roller came with it. A big over-sight on the design of that boat. Other than that, I wish I had a bigger motor.
    It's a great boat for us!
    -Mike
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    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  2. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Hello Mike, Seems like Sea Ray agreed with you. They made the anchor roller/chute an option in 03. Have you considered an aftermarket chute? Take care, Brian
     
  3. Shining

    Shining New Member

    704
    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Boat less / Sold
    5.0EFI BII
    Brian..I have been looking at them but not sure which would fit the best, or brand is better. I know I could go to Sea Ray and ask, but if anyone knows of one that would fit right, please let me know. It's my #1 thing to add once it's out of storage in the Spring. My wife is tired of dropping the anchor. :roll:
    -Mike
    Here's a pic taken today as she heads off to sleep for the winter. (inside storage at $10 a foot.)
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Mike, I had to have my anchor chute replaced after an #ss hole(sorry for the term) hit my boat while it was slipped and never had the decency to leave a note on my boat. :evil: Anyway, I had Marine Max put a new one on. I imagine the anchor chute would be around the same size as I had in my 260DA. Part #/MM302775. With tax and freight was 461.00. This does not include labor to install. (I think around 100 dollars) Money well spent if you want my opinion. Take care, Brian
     
  5. NoWakey

    NoWakey New Member

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    Oct 10, 2006
    Des Moines, Iowa
    All 240'ers,

    I am just diving in here. We picked up a 2002 240DA this summer and I can confidently say that it made our summer!
    Anyone looking to install air conditioning, power inverter, LCD TV, DVD, or XM radio, I can at least offer some pearls of wisdom on what we did.
    Looking forward to getting to meet more 240 owners here.

    Life is better when boating,

    Jim

    :thumbsup:
     
  6. Shining

    Shining New Member

    704
    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Boat less / Sold
    5.0EFI BII
    Welcome aboard Jim. Any pics? We had a great summer with ours also. This is our first cruiser and we love it. Looking foward to next summer.
    -Mike
     
  7. NoWakey

    NoWakey New Member

    144
    Oct 10, 2006
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Mike,

    Thanks for the welcome!
    I have gotta tell ya, I was a complete bum this whole summer about taking any photo's. I was planning on getting the boat out on the water this fall with some nice fall colors in the background and getting some good pic's of the boat. This is where the lug nuts fell off of the plan. About the middle of the second week of September the engine/drive coupling failed! Dead in the water, literally. By the time the ensuing repair was done cold weather and the end of our slip contract was looming. So, end of end of season for Jimmy. This really pissed me off as I was really looking forward to some fall boating and overnights.
    So, I guess the photo shoot is going to have to happen in the spring. I'm not big on boat pictures sitting on the trailer.
    Have a great weekend, hope you are still out enjoying!

    Things go better with boating,

    Jim

    :thumbsup:
     
  8. lfalla

    lfalla New Member

    15
    Jan 7, 2007
    NorthEastern, NJ
    03' 240DA A/C install

    First off let me start by saying how happy I am that the boards are back. I was going through withdrawal like you would not believe.

    I wanted to bring a topic that I started talking about in SRO back.

    Jim;
    I believe you commented to my post in SRO and I am going to start the process of installing A/C in my 240 da. I went to the NY boat show to locate some dealers and most want 3000+ for it installed which I thought was kind of high; but that’s what I have you guys for. I have a few drawings and part numbers but nothing about how everything is setup in the aft cabin. If I am not mistaken you have to build a new box so that the duct work can run. Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Let me know if I should start a new thread with this.
    Thanks,
     
  9. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    You might want to start a new thread. It will attract more attention that way. :thumbsup:
     
  10. NoWakey

    NoWakey New Member

    144
    Oct 10, 2006
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Ifalla,

    How have you been? Well I trust....
    One of the first things that you are going to need to get is the circuit breaker for the A/C unit that fits in your boats electric panel. The part # is MM461443. I believe that is a Marine Max number, not SeaRays. The cost at Marine Max in Oakdale MN was $22.49 + $2.92 shipping.
    My boat is currently buried in storage so I am not going to be able to provide photos until it gets pulled. But, I think we can get you moving on the project.
    It would help me help you if you would reply back with what A/C unit you purchased????

    Take Care,

    Jim
     
  11. jg300da

    jg300da New Member

    Oct 9, 2006
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    Glad to see this thread as we have just ordered a 2007 240DA, scheduled for a March delivery. We recently sold our 2002 300DA, after we were notified that our slip for next season would be approx 6k. We belong to private club now and the slip fee is less than $200, but is limited to 25' max. I know it's a big step down but we don't want to give up the cruising and overnighting. Anyway, would be happy to exchange specs and experiences with other 240 owners.

    Joe
     
  12. Shining

    Shining New Member

    704
    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Boat less / Sold
    5.0EFI BII
    lfalla..welcome aboard. Nice to there are some other 240's here. I was beginning to think I was the only one with the smallest Sport Cruiser here.:smt009
    -Mike
     
  13. MAKC

    MAKC Member

    499
    Oct 23, 2006
    Windsor Locks, CT / Milford, CT
    2005 320 Sundancer
    Twin 6.2 Mercruiser w/V-Drives
    You are not alone! We love our 240DA. As for A/C, we did the portable hatch unit. For $799, you cant beat it. It works perfectly and really cools off both the forward and aft cabin. Unless we were going to a transient slip, we left it in our dock box to save the space onboard. As asked before, what unit did you buy? Good luck with your install :)

    Mike
     
  14. lfalla

    lfalla New Member

    15
    Jan 7, 2007
    NorthEastern, NJ
    Thanks for all the responses

    I haven't purchased the unit yet since I want to know the details behind routing the ducts. There was not that much of a savings at the auto show so I figured I would wait as I still have time to install. I have listed my main questions below.

    -How many BTU's are required. Sea Ray parts list shows 3/8 ton?

    -What Brands are recommended. I believe Sea Ray Used Cruisair. Also saw Mermaid Marine A/C at boat show.

    -If unit is mounted in aft cabin per Sea Ray's drawing how are the ducts run. Is there a better location?


    I have a door in the shrink-wrap so I can go in to the boat if needed to look at things

    Thanks Again for all the help on this…
     
  15. jg300da

    jg300da New Member

    Oct 9, 2006
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    The factory unit is 7000btu, slightly over 1/2 ton.
     
  16. lfalla

    lfalla New Member

    15
    Jan 7, 2007
    NorthEastern, NJ
    Hey Shining;
    Remember you from SRO. I'll be up in your neck of the woods at some point this summer. You're on sacandaga right. Friends parents have a house on the lake that I missed last summer.

    I am really starting to consider the hatch option as I can now get a corner dock box at my marina. How much of a pain is it to take it on and off as I'm sure it's heavy. Also is your dock box a corner or rectangle. Need to ask because there is no way I would lug it back to the car.

    I'm also interested in what unit Jim used as he has already done this.
     
  17. MAKC

    MAKC Member

    499
    Oct 23, 2006
    Windsor Locks, CT / Milford, CT
    2005 320 Sundancer
    Twin 6.2 Mercruiser w/V-Drives
    The hatch unit weighs about 45 lbs IIRC. Its a little tough with one person ( i did that a lot ) but with 2 its a snap. Takes about 30 seconds to setup or take down. Since the 240 doesnt have a genset option, and i'll be in a slip with power to run the other electrics, i figured the $2200 in savings was better spnt on my future upgrade ;)
     
  18. Shining

    Shining New Member

    704
    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Boat less / Sold
    5.0EFI BII
    Let me know if and when you're coming up. Maybe we can hook up.
    I'm a club member at the Sacandaga Boat Club just outside of Broadalbin. :thumbsup:
    -Mike
     
  19. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive
    Hello all, 2006 sundancer da with 5.0 & bravo III. I have installed a/c but no gen. I also would like to find some type of bow roller and windless to fit. Sea Ray did make a ss bow roller but the coast guard made them stop selling them because it partlly covered the bow nav. light. I hope they come up with something. Pulling anchor is a drag (pun intended). I'll look at the 260 option and install.

    I hope this summer over the forth of july time frame I'll be taking this boat to the bahamas, Abacos specifically. I use to own a w/a fishing style boat that I took but it was just to smiple a boat to enjoy cruising with. Espically in the marinas with the yachts around you and blocking all the air off of us. Hope to enjoy the a/c this time. I'll be consertive with my weather window for the crossing.
    Thanks
     
  20. jg300da

    jg300da New Member

    Oct 9, 2006
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    Islandhopper,

    How do you like the performance of your 240 with the 5.0MPI?
     

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