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

    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 Active 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 Active 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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