Pulled the Trigger on a 2001 410 DA with 3126's!!!

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines/Drives/Transmissions/Props' started by dtfeld, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    Congrats, looks like a beautiful boat. Looks like they went through that boat like they were the buyers.;)
  2. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Dave - she looks great...
  3. Dani-Lu

    Dani-Lu Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2007
    Long Island - Great South Bay / Delray Beach, Fl.
    2001 410DA
    3126 Cats
    Congrats! I may be a little bias, but amazing boat! I piloted mine from NY to Florida and back - those Cats purred for 8 plus hours a day. Like some one else said on this thread, the easiest boat I have ever docked. She does whatever you ask her to do - Just be ready for her to do it. Best of luck!
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  4. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Congrats! I too may be a bit biased, but you will love this bit. Feel free to PM me with any questions about her.
    Krazzeeddie likes this.
  5. Bop

    Bop Active Member

    Sep 3, 2013
    Georgian Bay/Lake Huron
    2001 410 Express, Highfield DL350 w/40hp Yamaha
    Cat 3126
    Congrats. You will love those 3126's. We do lots of 70-100 mile trips in open water. After having diesels I could never go back to gas in this size of boat. They are definitely easy to dock but I had a bow thruster installed anyways. Makes getting off the dock easier for both of us or if I'm by myself.
  6. Alegria

    Alegria Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Lancaster,PA Boat: -Sue Creek, MD
    2000 410 DA
    3126 CAT
    I was in your shoes this time last year and understand the excitement and nerves! Love the boat, easy to handle, economical, room for family and friends. We hosted an impromptu dinner on ours last year during our club's week cruise we had 10 eating in the cockpit. My favorite spot is turning the captain's chair 90 degrees so it points at the bench seat and lounging there enjoying a cold beverage and greeting folks walking by on the dock... I wish I could take credit but the wife figured that out. LOL...
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  7. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Figured that out in mine too. It’s my go to spot. Makes a nice lounger. Great place to get out of the sun during the day and I like relaxing there with a beverage in the evening also.
    Have to confess that I’ve enjoyed several cat naps in that position too last season.
    We’ve had a dozen or so people on the boat for a day on the hook several times.
    We’re usually the largest boat in our little raft ups and people tend to gravitate to our cockpit and cabin.
    Just thinking about it has me missing the boat. Can’t wait to get back in the water.

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