Sundancer 320 Generator

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  1. Paul Pfeifer

    Paul Pfeifer New Member

    19
    Dec 14, 2017
    2003 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer ; Raymarine SL70C
    Twin 350 Mag
    Has anyone added a generator to a 2003 320 Sundancer? How did it go? Which generator did you use? Did you install it yourself or have it done? Cost? I'm looking at having it done. Appreciate your feedback.
     
  2. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 Express
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin GSD 22 Sounder
    Garm
    454 Crusaders
    Where are you located? The smallest unit would most likely be the Westerbeke 3.5kw but Sea Ray would have installed the 4.5 or 5kw from the factory. Not cheap. Most likely 8-10k installed. If you buy used and install it yourself maybe around half that but the install requires substantial knowledge to do correctly.
     
  3. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    It's a big investment. I learned recently that it "likely" can be done without pulling your strbrd motor but it's still a ton of work. Thru hulls, distribution panel, fuel, etc and so on. 40-60 hours of labor for a pro maybe?

    After having seen this topic come up many times on this forum this generally ends up with "you'd be better off selling your boat and buying a different boat with a generator already installed". Or you'll get the suggestion of throwing a Honda portable on a dinghy (sarcasm)...
     
  4. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    A friend just had a Westerbeke installed in his '06 340DA for $10k. The motors did not come out (removed the factory Kohler and installed a Westerbeke).
     
  5. sfergson727

    sfergson727 Administrator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 12, 2007
    Washington Park Marina, Michigan City
    '07 340 DA, E97, A75, VV4, Soft Top
    '12 Boston Whaler 15 Montauk
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives, Mercury 60 HP Bigfoot
    Sounds like he had one present already. The cost of the genny is only part of the equation, the larger cost will be outfitting it, and the labor to do so.
     
  6. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Installation from scratch will certainly add.
     
  7. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 Express
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin GSD 22 Sounder
    Garm
    454 Crusaders
    What did the generator option cost on a new 340? Then maybe add 50% for retrofit
     
  8. skolbe

    skolbe Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Mercury 310 Sport Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    It was a $10k option (list price in 2007)
     
  9. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I think we scared him away....
     
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  10. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    A bit of a pet peeve of mine.
     
  11. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 Express
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin GSD 22 Sounder
    Garm
    454 Crusaders
    Of course. He's out buying a Honda :D
     
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  12. Cyrus

    Cyrus New Member

    13
    Dec 28, 2016
    Rhode island
    2006 sundancer 300
    Twin 5.3 mercury
    Had a Koehler 5 kw with the sound barrier installed at my marina last winter.would recommend having a professional install it and don't look back,not cheap though
     
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  13. Curtis

    Curtis Member

    54
    Feb 6, 2013
    San Antonio, Texas
    320 Sundancer 2004
    Previous 280 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 (496 Mags) w Bravo III drives
    Y’all scared me and I have a generator
     

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