Official 330 Express Cruiser / 340 Amberjack 1997-2003 Thread

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  1. Ken Wolkens

    Ken Wolkens Member

    106
    May 22, 2014
    Melbourne, FL.
    390
    Gas
    Found this test info while scrounging around on the internet and thought I would share. It backs up the performance and fuel burn numbers members have posted in the past.

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  2. Adios Dinero

    Adios Dinero Member

    54
    Nov 30, 2015
    SF Bay & Delta
    1997 Sea Ray 330 Express Cruiser
    Twin 7.4L MPFI
    I have an electrical question I hope someone can answer. On my '97 330 Express Cruiser under the cabin steps I have a DC Main Beaker Panel. There are three 50 amp breakers labeled "control station", "cabin main" and "electronics". I know where the wires go for the control station and cabin main, but I am not sure where the electronics panel is located?
    Thanks, Neal
     
  3. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Member

    332
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    If you look under the dash there is a small hatch below the steering wheel if you open it and look what's mounted on the back wall of the compartment there should be a bus bar with six or eight individual fused blade style fuse box I believe that goes to the electronics breaker under the step that's where all of my electronics feed into when you open that hatch there is a release to allow the hatch to completely drop down because it will only open up partially to expose all the other circuit breaker's that go to various components on the boat


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  4. Adios Dinero

    Adios Dinero Member

    54
    Nov 30, 2015
    SF Bay & Delta
    1997 Sea Ray 330 Express Cruiser
    Twin 7.4L MPFI
    I am familiar with the panel under the helm and the push-button breakers there. After spending some more time poking around under that area I found three 8-gauge wires cut and taped off. They have the small wire labels on them that indicate they come from the Main DC breaker panel under the steps. The small ATO fuse block is fed with a jumper off the buss bar from the other breakers. Why? I have no idea. Since they are taped off I am hoping they are still live. After I test them I will reattach them to the fuse block like they were supposed to be. Thanks for the clarification.
    Neal
     
  5. don.allar

    don.allar New Member

    2
    Jan 22, 2017
    Chesterfield, MI - Lake St. Clair
    330 Express 1998
    7.4L Horizons
    Hello, I noticed you ordered from Great Lakes Canvas in 2015. I placed an order late last year. They called me a week later to tell me they lost the templates. I'm curious to know if you experienced similar issues? I really want to buy this canvas as it's almost half the price of the local guys and I don't mind adding snaps, etc. myself. Thanks.
     
  6. don.allar

    don.allar New Member

    2
    Jan 22, 2017
    Chesterfield, MI - Lake St. Clair
    330 Express 1998
    7.4L Horizons
    Hello, I noticed you ordered from Great Lakes Canvas in 2015. I placed an order late last year. They called me a week later to tell me they lost the templates and refunded my money. I'm curious to know if you experienced similar issues. I really want to order this as it's almost half price of the local guys. Thanks
     
  7. GARY PARIS

    GARY PARIS New Member

    1
    Jan 31, 2017
    lanoka harbor, N.J.
    330 express cruiser 1999, Raymarine C80
    twin horizon 380hp 7.4L , velvet drive transmisions
    hi I have a 330 EC 1999 , I am going to install a amp and a 10inch sub woofer dose anyone recommend a good location for the install
    thanks Gary
     
  8. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Member

    332
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Port side seat base centered ,woofer aimed at the dash I saw one of our boats with it that way ....


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  9. Treats

    Treats New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2017
    Excelsior MN
    330 EC
    7.4 EFI
    New to the forum and new to SeaRay. We just bought a 1999 330 EC out here in MN this October and are dying for open water. This thread has been excellent as I've had a lot of different questions that could have probably been answered here instead of racking my brain.

    This boat is a bit of a project as the previous owner didn't use it or maintain it much. When I rolled into my buddies dock he didn't say "nice boat" or "congratulations". He just said: "Shawn, that's the dirtiest boat I've ever seen..." So I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions as things get rolling.

    There is one weird noise from my starboard engine, it's kind of like a metallic screech when the engine gets over 2500rpms. I thought it was maybe a pulley bearing but the guy that pulled the boat out said it was an air intake or something and wasn't too concerned about it melting down. His techs are ridiculously expensive so I was going to try to tackle this as well as most of the other issues (mainly TLC) that the rig has. If anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreciated.

    Think Spring!!!

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  10. Treats

    Treats New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2017
    Excelsior MN
    330 EC
    7.4 EFI
    New to the forum and new to SeaRay. We just bought a 1999 330 EC out here in MN this October and are dying for open water. This thread has been excellent as I've had a lot of different questions that could have probably been answered here instead of racking my brain.

    This boat is a bit of a project as the previous owner didn't use it or maintain it much. When I rolled into my buddies dock he didn't say "nice boat" or "congratulations". He just said: "Shawn, that's the dirtiest boat I've ever seen..." So I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions as things get rolling.

    There is one weird noise from my starboard engine, it's kind of like a metallic screech when the engine gets over 2500rpms. I thought it was maybe a pulley bearing but the guy that pulled the boat out said it was an air intake or something and wasn't too concerned about it melting down. His techs are ridiculously expensive so I was going to try to tackle this as well as most of the other issues (mainly TLC) that the rig has. If anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreciated.

    Think Spring!!!

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  11. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Member

    332
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Congratulations and welcome hopefully somebody will chime in on your motor issue sounds a little vague to me I assume you have the MPI fuel injected motor with air intake not sure if it would make that kind of noise .does it do it only under load or if you rev it up in neutral?


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  12. Treats

    Treats New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2017
    Excelsior MN
    330 EC
    7.4 EFI
    Thanks for the response.

    Correct on the MPI. I know it does it under load, I can't remember if I intentionally rev'd it up that high in neutral.
     
  13. Treats

    Treats New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2017
    Excelsior MN
    330 EC
    7.4 EFI
    Help my blind ass out. Where the hell is the button to fold down the couch into a bed? We have two of us looking for about 15 minutes and couldn't find it. I know it's probably a duh thing, but I'll be damned if we could find it...
     
  14. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Member

    332
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Lol The switch is to the left of the stairs should be a black rocker switch but The accessory circuit breaker must be on on the 12 V side should be the last 12 V breaker


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  15. Treats

    Treats New Member

    6
    Feb 16, 2017
    Excelsior MN
    330 EC
    7.4 EFI
    Thanks Joey!

    Another favor to ask someone (remember, this boat is a bit of a project but has great bones)

    Can someone send a picture of the L bench in the back with the seat cushions up? The fiberglass where the hinge was rotted out and I need to cut out and replace. It also looks like there should be more support down there as that's a very large opening with very little holding things up. The cushion wood/plastic bottom on each cushion is broken and that needs to be fixed as well so If I'm going in for to fix things I will probably do everything and build it up.

    If anyone has a 97-99 have you figured out a way to put a real bed in the V berth? I was thinking of getting a memory foam mattress and cutting it to fit but that stupid center piece keeps falling out. Replace the area with plywood and put the mattress over that? What have been some of your solutions? No sense in reinventing the wheel when there's a great resource out there.

    Thanks!
    Shawn
     
  16. Jimmy Buoy

    Jimmy Buoy Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    340 Amberjack
    twin 8.1S 370 Hp + 4.5 Westerbeke Genset
     
  17. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Member

    332
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    I wish I had the L shaped seat but as I do not I cannot comment on repairing it if it's a fiberglass base I'm sure a little fiberglass work is in order . as far as converting the forward State room to a dedicated bed I have looked at a boat that I almost bought where they did exactly what you said the fashioned a plywood base and had a custom mattress made with linens and made it a permanent berth if you plan on sleeping on it quite often I guess that would be the way to go I am a family of four and we sleep on it only a few weeks out of the year so I prefer to have it convertible just my opinion that's why I like the express cruiser better than the amberjack layout I was at a boat show once and found a gentleman who makes custom made memory foam mattress topper is that will fit any Berth with matching linens for around 300 apiece I was considering having this made for the forward state room and the couch I believe that it fold up and or supposed to be extremely comfortable basically turning anything into a mattress that it lays on i'll do some digging and see if I could find it
    Joey


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  18. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Member

    332
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Any of you guys ever have a problem changing your dripless shaft seals ?


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  19. Jimmy Buoy

    Jimmy Buoy Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    340 Amberjack
    twin 8.1S 370 Hp + 4.5 Westerbeke Genset
    I usually do my own work, but that was one job I left to the professionals. They had to take a torch to my coupler to get it to separate from the shaft. Failing that, they would have had to cut the coupler off (hopefully without damaging the shaft). Glad it didn't come to that!
     
  20. frosh coach

    frosh coach Member

    158
    Apr 20, 2011
    Long Island Sound, New Haven CT
    1994 300 Sundancer
    1989 230 Cuddy (SOLD)
    Twin Mercruiser 350 FWC, Alpha 1 Gen II
    Has anyone changed the cabin ceiling lights? My dad has a 02 34 Amberjack and wants to convert them to LED bulbs. How do you remove/open the fixture to get at the bulbs? Anyone have the bulb info?

    Thanks
    Chris
     

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