Sundance 375 Shaft Petrol, just about to buy however Q&A on the vessel

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  1. Mark Searay

    Mark Searay Member

    71
    Nov 10, 2019
    Sydney Australia
    Searay Sundancer 375
    Mercruiser 6.5L x 2
    Hi
    Thanks for taking time to read and assist me.
    I am just about to buy a 375 Sundancer 2005 model with Shaft Petrol.
    Does anyone have any comment on this vessel, especially known issues to look out for?
    I will be getting a professional surveyor though first hand info is often the best.

    Appreciate all comments :)
     
  2. Tacoma290

    Tacoma290 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    259
    Oct 5, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    340 Sundancer 2007
    Twin 8.1S V-drives
    Your boat is the international version of our 340 Sundancer. Things to look out for:
    -Whether the Cool Fuel Gen 3 modules have been addressed already.
    -Moisture intrusion on the forward deck, especially with the Sun pad option (has stainless rails on the deck). Sea Ray's factory folks didn't use too much sealant.
    -If you have the Soft-top option, watch for cracks on the spoiler.
    Kudos, you are being smart about the surveyor. Be with them the entire time; Best time to learn.
     
  3. Mark Searay

    Mark Searay Member

    71
    Nov 10, 2019
    Sydney Australia
    Searay Sundancer 375
    Mercruiser 6.5L x 2
    Thanks so much for your time and info provided. Extremely valuable and appreciated
     
  4. Tacoma290

    Tacoma290 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    259
    Oct 5, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    340 Sundancer 2007
    Twin 8.1S V-drives
    You bet!
    My boat passed all those standard 340 concern items.
    The issues we caught on the survey were due to low hours; 320 hrs on a 2007 is lower than I would have liked: Compressor on the AC unit doesn't deliver heat (was negotiated after the survey), the generator was in need of a tune up (I had a mechanical inspector as well as the surveyor so it was gone through pretty well), and the grounding/bonding wires needed some care.
    Let us know how your survey comes out.
     
  5. Mark Searay

    Mark Searay Member

    71
    Nov 10, 2019
    Sydney Australia
    Searay Sundancer 375
    Mercruiser 6.5L x 2
    Thanks for help. Bought the boat
    Only had a few thousand of repairs for its age and rated well with surveyor
    Appreciate responses again
     
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  6. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Congrats!

    6.5L Merc...? Is that something for overseas markets, or could they be 6.2's?
     
  7. Tacoma290

    Tacoma290 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    259
    Oct 5, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    340 Sundancer 2007
    Twin 8.1S V-drives
    Congratulations!
     
  8. Mark Searay

    Mark Searay Member

    71
    Nov 10, 2019
    Sydney Australia
    Searay Sundancer 375
    Mercruiser 6.5L x 2
    6.2 twin petrol
     
  9. Mark Searay

    Mark Searay Member

    71
    Nov 10, 2019
    Sydney Australia
    Searay Sundancer 375
    Mercruiser 6.5L x 2
    Thanks
     

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