The big old 80's 340 owners thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Keith the Cop, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Man, What a weekend had a great cruise out and about for lunch, and didnt even make it out of the transient dock and had a temp alarm go off coasted back on a single engine these old gals dont like to turn on a single screw... has anyone else had to deal with the impeller housing and standing on your head to get to it... gotta lovem though....:smt089
     
  2. 300SR

    300SR New Member

    264
    Mar 3, 2011
    Now Florida Nice!
    1989 340 Sundancer All Raymarine electronics
    Twin GM 454's
    Oh ya! stuck in there 2 times. Know it all to well. Plenty of crown after.
     
  3. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Man just don't know what Sea Ray was thinkin when they did that what a pain in the back... just glad I'm not alone.
     
  4. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
  5. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Rondds you are th man thanks for the thread what great people this site has... thanks again for all the info... Jason
     
  6. chuckmoe

    chuckmoe New Member

    12
    Apr 20, 2009
    Lake Erie/ Toledo,Ohio
    '86 340 Express
    454 Mercruiser inboards
    :smt038I also have a '86 340 EC. I love it . I have had questions about little issues i have had. And if anyone knows where to get some oem parts. Had the boat for 4 yrs. and knew the previous owner. Looking to install a windlass but would like to know if anyone has done that to there 340.
     
  7. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Chuckmoe I know depending on what you need Napa has been a great resource.. as far as the windlass can't help mine had it when I got it good luck... Jason
     
  8. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Hey guys,

    I need the help of the BIG OLE 340's What was the toggle on the dash labeled "TREAT" originally used for? Have looked forever but never had any luck... Thanks guys,
     
  9. Happy Hour IV

    Happy Hour IV New Member

    294
    Nov 22, 2009
    California
    340 Dancer 1988
    454 Merc BW V drives
    treat = macerator pump
     
  10. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    This is why I love CSR.. thanks happy hour IV
     
  11. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Probably not JUST the macerator pump. Some of these boats had a reservoir that held a chemical that would pump into your holding tank to "treat" it for y-valve dumping overboard, when that was still legal. Not necessary if you are 3+ miles out at sea (might be 5 miles now) but you better make sure your y-valve is secured if you are boarded by the Coast Guard
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012
  12. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    My boat did not orig have the treat switch. I used it to turn on my red cockpit lights... just wondered what it was originaly for... thanks Ron
     
  13. shrimpermama

    shrimpermama New Member

    6
    Jan 11, 2012
    Conway, SC
    1987 34" Sea Ray Sedan Bridge
    454 Mercruiser
    I have recently become a proud owner of 87 34' Sea Ray Sedan Bridge. Currently she is dry docked while we "refreshen" her. We started with redoing the countertops today. We are replacing the vinyl and carpet. She needs her engines gone through from one end to the other. Any pics, advice, assistance, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We are working hard thru the winter, so that we can play hard this summer.

    Summers coming!

    shrimpermama
     
  14. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Welcome Shrimpermama,
    We have a few people here that own the Sedan Bridge model.. Good luck on you're new boat and hope you get to enjoy her very soon...
     
  15. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Yo Shrimp
    Welcome. If you want to stay, you have to go HERE and read all 628 posts, and add a 629th. You are also required to post pix of your old girl asap!
    RON
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012
  16. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    For the 80's 340 Crew - what should a spares kit contain?

    Belt set
    cap & rotor
    spare plug wires
    plugs
    impeler(s)
    fuel filter / seperator

    Any other thoughts on the subject?

    Also, any thoughts on Taylor Made 8.5 x 27 inch Hull Gaurd fenders for a 340
    Too large - Too Small
    and how many Six?

    Thanks
    -Mike
     
  17. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Spare kit should contain the phone number of SEATOW or TOWBOAT/US and an unlimited towing package.
     
  18. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    I dont even have the boat yet - BUT I DO HAVE THAT:smt038
     
  19. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Hi Mike good to see you post... I have never thought man I wish I had smaller fenders... I have a few of the round fenders as well maybe the 18" size? I think the kit you have is good. A good tool kit is vital as well. I also keep a cordless drill on board.
    I have sockets,wrenches,screw drivers,adj wrench, pliers,oil filter wrench,spare nuts,bolts,screws,wires,crimping tool, wire connectors,allen wrench set, hand pump for fenders, multi meter,and lots of rags to clean up my path of destruction... that's all I can add off the top of my head it has been awhile and I'm going through withdrawls...
     
  20. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Greetings Jason,

    I'll most likley be putting a bid in on the 89 340 Dancer at the end of the month! I'm still saving the red rope lights for ya:smt043
    So, I'm in full engineer mode - over analyze everything:grin:

    A set of points belongs on the spares list as well.

    As far as the fenders go, I'm just kinda debating with myself 8.5x27 or 10.5x30.....
     

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