Official 400EC thread

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Air O'Nautical, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    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.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2015
  2. al400

    al400 New Member

    25
    Oct 25, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    1999 Sea Ray 400EC
    6BTA Cummins 370 HP
    Yes.......nothing like a straight drive!!!!!!!
     
  3. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    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 :)
     
  4. HIFI

    HIFI New Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    555
    Oct 5, 2006
    Rio Grande, TX
    1998 400EC
    Merc 454 Horizon
    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.
     
  5. Robski97

    Robski97 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Buddys got one of ur boats in a hardtop... FAST BOAT ... Loves the straight shaft.


    Rob
     
  6. al400

    al400 New Member

    25
    Oct 25, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    1999 Sea Ray 400EC
    6BTA Cummins 370 HP
    I would like to see a 400 EC with a hardtop.
     
  7. HIFI

    HIFI New Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    555
    Oct 5, 2006
    Rio Grande, TX
    1998 400EC
    Merc 454 Horizon
    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  8. Robski97

    Robski97 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Sure ill post some tonite... or email me first @ nyc.rr.com. i dont have program to reduce the size

    Rob
     
  9. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    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:
     
  10. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Member

    377
    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    454
    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.
     
  11. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    OK, are you extending the current lines or replacing them completely?
    Great idea!! Thank you now .. why wait.
    Mark.
     
  12. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Member

    377
    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    454
    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
     
  13. Robski97

    Robski97 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    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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    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
  14. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    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.
     
  15. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
  16. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Member

    377
    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    454
    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.
     
  17. Skuza

    Skuza Active Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Lake St Clair, MI
    400 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizons
    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.
     
  18. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    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.
     
  19. Robski97

    Robski97 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Opps sorry my bad
     
  20. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    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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