Sundancer DA vs. SDA......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CliffA, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    I think this has been discussed before but I can't seem to find the thread....

    I have noticed a few post that mentions a 'SDA' Sundancer instead of a 'DA' Sundancer.....

    I thought the 'S' stood for the 'Sportsman Package' offered on the Sundancer models.....the SDA model was a fishing set up with two transom doors and a molded-in live well at the back of the cockpit....but I noticed sometimes the post talking about an SDA does not show the double transom door in an Avatar or a sig pic....

    just curious of the actual differences in an SDA and DA Sundancer....

    cliff
     
  2. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    SDA was the 2003.5+ model. I guess since 2003 already had the DA they needed to differentiate and did not change.

    -Kevin
     
  3. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    &
    2012 185 Sport
    &
    2014 Sea Fox 256 Commander
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1, 300 Yamaha OB
    Some people just don't know how to refer to their vessel.. Many refer to their Sundancer as a SD, which is actually a SunDeck, while others call the Sedan Bridge a SB rather than a DB. When I see a question about someone's 38SD I try to hold my tongue before I mention that I didn't realize Sea Ray made a SunDeck that large... Any way, it's always best to look in profiles, or just ask or clarrification. (And try not to be as snarky as I am)
     
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  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    While I understood what Cliff was asking I might want to clarify what I previously posted for other readers. I was referring to the 340 Sundancer model that had a change in style mid-year 2003.

    340SD Cover.PNG 340SDA Cover.PNG

    -Kevin
     
  5. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    thanks Kevin....this is the first I am hearing that the later model (2003.5 and up) Sundancers have the designation 'SDA'.....

    cliff
     
  6. bmac

    bmac Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    Oddly, only the 340 carried the SDA designation. ALL other Sundancers have the DA designation. I'm wondering if that's just a typo on Parts Manual.
     
  7. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    The 2003 model year had two different 340's. The early 340DA (internationally 365) and then later in the year the 340SDA (internationally 375). As I mentioned I am guessing that they wanted a way to differentiate the two models in the US and just carried the SDA forward until it was replaced by the 370.

    -Kevin
     
  8. bmac

    bmac Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Holbrook, NY
    2006 58 Sedan Bridge, Walker Bay Generation 390 RIB w/40hp Yamaha, 2014 Wellcraft 232 CC w/Yamaha
    MAN 900 CRM
    Sounds like a very rationale explanation.
     

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