Official 330 Express Cruiser / 340 Amberjack 1997-2003 Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by GrimmSpeed, May 16, 2015.

  1. Mike007

    Mike007 New Member

    10
    May 20, 2019
    1997 330 EC
    Mercruiser 454 7.4 bluewater 340hp inboards
    I just replace my canvas, everything forward of the Arch. I got all of the canvas from Great Lakes, Now im looking for the rear bimini or rear sunshade, does anyone know where I might find one Great Lakes says that the pattern was lost years ago.

    Thank you
     
  2. Mike007

    Mike007 New Member

    10
    May 20, 2019
    1997 330 EC
    Mercruiser 454 7.4 bluewater 340hp inboards
    I have the same motors and the same propellers and my number are the same as yours.
     
  3. uplander

    uplander Member

    44
    Sep 5, 2016
    Erie, PA
    97 330 Express Cruiser
    7.4s
    I had a similar issue. I bought my boat a few years ago with a newer front canvas and rear Bimini.

    I had to pay a local place to make the rear slant cover that goes from the Bimini to back of the boat. It wasn’t cheap......
     
  4. CB74

    CB74 New Member

    4
    Sep 7, 2017
    330 express cruiser 1998
    Mercruiser 7.4 horizons
    I have another question about exhaust resonators. How do you install them being that the first exhaust turn is so close to the exhaust elbow? Shouldn’t there be a minimum distance from elbow to first exhaust turn. Thanks.
     
  5. mleone101

    mleone101 New Member

    21
    Sep 17, 2018
    BOSTON
    98' 330 SeaRay EC
    454 merCruiser Horizons
    Hey guys I was wondering if any of you guys changed out the plastic slam latches for the stainless ones if you did where did you purchase them and what size are they. Also I was thinking about swapping out the ice maker for a refridgrator has any of you guys done that and is it worth it and which one did you go with.
     
  6. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Active Member

    501
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    There is a min distance, I think it was 17” downstream of riser which would put it up against the muffler there was a bulletin about it
     
  7. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Active Member

    501
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Saw them on amazon and I thought about that for the fridge but haven’t pulled the trigger
     
  8. RGboatman

    RGboatman New Member

    7
    Mar 3, 2005
    Northshore Boston,Ma.
    2001 340 Amberjack
    Twin 3126 Turbo diesels
    Has anyone removed the old galley tv/ VHS tape on their 340 Amberjack? I don’t see how it was mounted in the cabinet opening . It seems like it might be glued in.
     
  9. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Active Member

    501
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Might be screwed in through the bottom cabinet underneath the TV look on the ceiling of the cabinet and see if there’s any screws holding down the TV on a piece of wood maybe similar to how the microwave is held in
     
  10. Tcsearay

    Tcsearay New Member

    1
    Aug 20, 2019
    330 Searay express
    7.4 mpi
    330 express -water getting toilet paper in cabinet wet when using shower ,
    Any solution ?
     
  11. 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 used closed cell self adhesive door foam which created a good snug fit blocking out water while using the shower. You can find it at most hardware stores.
     
  12. uplander

    uplander Member

    44
    Sep 5, 2016
    Erie, PA
    97 330 Express Cruiser
    7.4s
    Mine had a couple screws upward through the cabinet on the front bottom. When they were removed it could be slid out. 330EC, but I assume it is similar.
     
  13. uplander

    uplander Member

    44
    Sep 5, 2016
    Erie, PA
    97 330 Express Cruiser
    7.4s
    We keep our in the mirror medicine cabinet and have not had any issues (AND my kids are not real careful when showering).
     
  14. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    On my 330 da I replaced wth these. Just make sure you buy the right ones for your panel thickness. There is a locking version as well that I used on my transom locker.
    https://www.searay-parts.com/Southco-M1-medium-size-stainless-steel-p/5151slamlatch.htm
     
  15. Mike007

    Mike007 New Member

    10
    May 20, 2019
    1997 330 EC
    Mercruiser 454 7.4 bluewater 340hp inboards
    it screwed in from the bottom
     
  16. idylmoments

    idylmoments New Member

    11
    May 27, 2015
    Port Huron, MI
    2001 340 Amberjack
    T-8.1 Merc Inboards
    Has anyone removed the old galley tv/ VHS tape on their 340 Amberjack? I don’t see how it was mounted in the cabinet opening . It seems like it might be glued in.

    Two screws under the front lip and it slides out. What are you planning on putting there? I'd like to make ours a cabinet and debating if I try to match some type of door or one of the rollup doors. Or just screw piece of trim to the front as a catch and leave it open. We already mounted a flatscreen on a swivel to the bulkhead facing the bed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2019
  17. acman

    acman New Member

    13
    Nov 7, 2018
    Edgewater, Md
    1999 330 Express Cruiser
    3116 Cat's
    3116 Cat's
    Where can I get new brackets for the flip up bolsters on the helm seats on a 330 Express? I have on that is broken and won't stay in the up position.
     
  18. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Active Member

    501
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    That’s a first as for as I have heard ,if you can’t source it I’m surr a local machine shop could fabricate one
     
  19. acman

    acman New Member

    13
    Nov 7, 2018
    Edgewater, Md
    1999 330 Express Cruiser
    3116 Cat's
    3116 Cat's
    Well leave it up to me to have something fail that really never does. Bummer. I'll pull the seat apart this winter and see what crapped out.
     
  20. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Active Member

    501
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    What exactly crapped out on it I mean mine will stay up at 90° until I pull them down into the seated position or if I raise the engine hatch to a certain degree they will tip forward a little bit , the size of the bolster Kinda keeps them in place until you pull them down into the seated position
     

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