02 340 Dancer Questions

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  1. LakeErieDancer02

    LakeErieDancer02 New Member

    4
    Nov 24, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1
    So I recently got an 2002 340 Sundance’s, it has been winterized and shrink wrapped for 8 years on the hard.... it has twin 8.1’s with 100hrs on them. Previous owner barely used the boat and it just sat. I am sure there will be a lot of things to replace to get it going, what do you think I am looking at to get it running? There were no issues before it was hauled, but I know time will do it’s damage.... Any answers would be appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Did you have a survey? What did it say you need? If it truly has been sitting 8 years, it will need batteries. It will likely have bad gas that will need to be pumped.

    MM
     
  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Oh, forgot, Welcome Aboard.

    MM
     
  4. yv1

    yv1 Member

    59
    Jul 11, 2016
    Wilmington NC
    340SD, 2003-2008
    8.1s
    All fluids (oil,gas,coolant, etc) need to be flush.
    All rubber parts ( impellers, hoses, seal, belts) need to be inspect. Some key parts like impellers replace even if they look ok.
    Before trying to start the engines get a mechanic that lubricate everything, turn the engines by hand, etc. Make sure everything turns ok before cracking.
    I would change the spark plugs, cables and injectors cleaning.
    Check shaft aliment.
    All seals might leak after first use. Shaft seal and engine/transmission seals.
    Have a towing boat ready before first run.
    Good Luck!
     
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  5. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    347
    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    shrink wrapped for 8 years? I'll bet there's a bit of mold throughout. Where are you located on Erie.
     
  6. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

    448
    Jan 4, 2015
    NW
    410
    8.1
    What yv1 said!

    I am confident as long as she was put to bed properly the block and heads are rock solid. The exterior parts on the engines are exposed to annual temp and moisture changes that hurts rubber and cast iron. Those parts need to be used regularly so they can live a proper life span.

    If the boat was exposed to lots of humidity, get that oil changed before you start it, but have it tested! High chance of condensation build up in oil pan that never got a chance to vapor off with regular running.

    I hope the holding tank was cleaned 8 years ago.... lol.
     
  7. LakeErieDancer02

    LakeErieDancer02 New Member

    4
    Nov 24, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1
    Port Clinton Area, will be in Toledo.
     
  8. LakeErieDancer02

    LakeErieDancer02 New Member

    4
    Nov 24, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1
    I should be getting into it this coming weekend, I’ll come back with some pictures... thanks for the ongoing responses....
     
  9. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Yikes.....I'm just imagining the condition of things like the fresh water system and the head/vacuflush. Depending on how it was put away both of those systems could be a hot mess after sitting that long.

    Did you buy this boat without getting on it and/or having it surveyed first?
     
  10. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Active Member

    205
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives
    Along with what is stated above, pull the serpentine belt and make sure the pumps, alternator and idler pulleys (2) all rotate smoothly. The raw water pump will only turn easily one way.

    +1 on the plugs and wires, buy the Volvo-Penta wires for the 8.1, about 75-80% of the Mercruiser wires and the are EXACTLY the same (except for the Volvo-Penta labeling).

    Volvo wires: 3861295 (I bought mine from Cecil Marine, online)
     
  11. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    I'm getting that picture. Going to be interesting...

    MM
     
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  12. LakeErieDancer02

    LakeErieDancer02 New Member

    4
    Nov 24, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1
    To clarify, the boat was my fathers and he’s no longer able to use the boat. I am getting boat for a hell of a deal, penny’s on the dollar. Wanted to give an explanation why I didn’t get a survey, I would never walk into a situation like this normally.... will post some pictures here in a few...
     
  13. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    169
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    Congrats on your new to you boat. You may have “soft parts” that are going to need to be looked at for sure. This is a quality boat as 2002 was a good year for SeaRay’s. If the engines were properly fogged the cylinder walls should be in good shape. Can’t wait to see the pictures of your time capsule.
     
  14. yv1

    yv1 Member

    59
    Jul 11, 2016
    Wilmington NC
    340SD, 2003-2008
    8.1s
    Most likely everything is going to be ok. Just be patient bringing her back to life. Set your priorities right, focus on safety first then comfort and cosmetics. Have a back up plan if something goes wrong. Make sure all bilge pumps and seacock valve are working. That includes making sure the battery charger is working well.
     
  15. speakrdude

    speakrdude Active Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    2002 Sea Ray 340 DA
    Raymarine C80 Tri Data
    twin 6.2 MX MPI
    We have the same year/model, cept with 6.2’s :)-(.
    Ask away and congrats! We love ours
    We stay on ours everyweekend.
     

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