Official 400EC thread

Air O'Nautical

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Feb 5, 2008
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Port Saint Lucie Florida
Boat Info
1995 400EC. Raymarine E80, Tridata, 4kw dome, Garmin 943
Engines
2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
Hurth straight shaft 630's,
Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
Well, it seems all the others have them and we have a few 400ec's aboard here soo..lets go.
 
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Oil and filters today.
TIP: Cut an antifreeze container bottom off to create a shallow dish.
Place under the port remote oil filter while standing between the engines-reaching across the top. Spin off letting the oil/filter drop into it...Starboard just spin off into trash bag. No oil drips in bilge :)
 
Not many of us 400EC'rs out there . . . or they just don't know about CSR

Love the straight drive and ride performance. Even with gassers it performs well. Super size cockpit. Cockpit is my favorite attraction. When we raft out with other boats most people end up on our boat to hang out due to seating room. We have done alot of upgrades in entertainment on ours.

We also make sure engines are allways in perfect service and all systems are in perfect working order. Part of owning/opporating a boat but good theropy as well. I maintain a comprehensive log of all services performed and fuel usage log.

I like the lines of these older boats as well. I noticed that SeaRay is coming back to those older classic lines in some of the 2009 models. Not as much swoopy stuff. A welcome change to me.

Just a great boat for me and my mate.
 
I would like to see a 400 EC with a hardtop.
there is one, 1996 range, on the web for sale. I can't find it. It looks great up to the stainless supports that hold front of hard top up. They start on the fore deck just in front of windshield. Picture the Tiara with hard top and you have it. A boat with straight lines and a hardtop.
 
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Sure ill post some tonite... or email me first @ nyc.rr.com. i dont have program to reduce the size

Rob
 
there is one, 1996 range, on the web for sale. I can't find it. It looks great up to the stainless supports that hold front of hard top up. They start on the fore deck just in front of windshield. Picture the Tiara with hard top and you have it. A boat with straight lines and a hardtop.

I seen that one on the web before...Florida??
Photos look nice but, i wonder about head room at the helm.
Looks like it comes straight and level off the low arch.
Looked well done though. Next boat must be a hard top. I love the 48 but, it going to be a long wait.:grin:
 
A better tip on the oil change idea is to buy two hydraulic lines,1-18" long and 1-24" long,1/2"npt male on one end and 1/2" female on the other end, and extend the oil lines. Then move the filter to the inboard side manifold. Now they are both easy access. You can thank me next year.
 
A better tip on the oil change idea is to buy two hydraulic lines,1-18" long and 1-24" long,1/2"npt male on one end and 1/2" female on the other end, and extend the oil lines. Then move the filter to the inboard side manifold. Now they are both easy access. You can thank me next year.

OK, are you extending the current lines or replacing them completely?
Great idea!! Thank you now .. why wait.
Mark.
 
extend the existing lines,so you can do all the work right on top, If you replace them completely you'll have to work at the original oil filter location which for that motor it will be up against a stringer
 
Guys heres the Hardtop pic. The hard top on EC gives as much clearence if not more then my 44 DA

Rob
 

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extend the existing lines,so you can do all the work right on top, If you replace them completely you'll have to work at the original oil filter location which for that motor it will be up against a stringer

Winter project...will do.
Thanks, I should have done that long ago.

I did R/R those lines on the other side. They were seeping oil at the ends. It was fun trying to find a shop that could make the hook shape ends correctly.
Mark.
 
Guys heres the Hardtop pic. The hard top on EC gives as much clearence if not more then my 44 DA

Rob

That is the newer style 410EC around 2000/2001 they restyled it. Many nice changes to the 400EC. Great boat and the hardtop looks great.
Thanks for the pic.
Mark.
 
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If you have too--you can replace the hooked tubes with brass pipe nipples and "L's" to bring the line up, then go hose from there.
 
That is a rare 410EC and not a 400. Two different boats. I think they made less than 10 of the 410's with the hardtop which was only offered on the express.
 
That is a rare 410EC and not a 400. Two different boats. I think they made less than 10 of the 410's with the hardtop which was only offered on the express.

I have seen a few around. Its looks like a dancer but, has the same interior layout as the 400 (ie no aft cabin ) just updated a bit. I think the hull and deck is all new aswell.
I would love one with the cummins, hard top and dingy lift.
Always lookin,
Mark.
 
Transom shower hose replacement.
Access is though the rear seat compartment. There is a removable panel thats held in with two screws.
Hope this helps some 400 owners.
Mark :)
 

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