1988 300 sundancer

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  1. Drifter22ft

    Drifter22ft Member

    42
    Mar 23, 2018
    220srv daycrusier
    351 188PRES
    Just up graded from a 1974 220srv to a 1988 300 sundancer can’t wait until summer on lake Powell
     

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  2. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Congrats!!!!
     
  3. Drifter22ft

    Drifter22ft Member

    42
    Mar 23, 2018
    220srv daycrusier
    351 188PRES
    Thanks
     
  4. Mike sandor

    Mike sandor Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    152
    Jul 28, 2017
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    2007 320 Sundancer
    Twin 496. Bravo 3
    2018 3500 Chevy, Loadmaster trailer
    Raymarine Axiom, Quantum 2
    496 Mercruiser/Bravo III drives
    Nice boat! Isn’t is always summertime on Lake Powell?
     
  5. Drifter22ft

    Drifter22ft Member

    42
    Mar 23, 2018
    220srv daycrusier
    351 188PRES
    Oh no it get real cold up there not like Great Lake cold but still to cold to play
     
  6. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Congratulations! Those 300’s are great boats! I loved my 87 300 Sundancer.
     
  7. Drifter22ft

    Drifter22ft Member

    42
    Mar 23, 2018
    220srv daycrusier
    351 188PRES
    Thanks should be real fun on lake Powell
     
  8. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    We had an 88 300 with twin 350s and outdrives when we were on a lake. It was the fastest big boat around. You will enjoy it a lot.
     
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  9. Drifter22ft

    Drifter22ft Member

    42
    Mar 23, 2018
    220srv daycrusier
    351 188PRES
    I can hardly wait that for sure. Right now it’s still in phx. But she will go to her new home lake Powell in April.
     
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  10. DWABoat

    DWABoat Member

    94
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Congrats. We just made pretty much the same move. I just upgraded from my ‘89 220CC to a 280DA. What a difference! I love my 220, but it sure is nice when you can re-board the boat and have room to relax, wash off, eat, snooze, etc. I think you will be very happy with the entire atmosphere with your family on the water. We don’t feel as crowded after spending the day at Ship Island.

    so...what is the fate of your 220?
     
  11. Drifter22ft

    Drifter22ft Member

    42
    Mar 23, 2018
    220srv daycrusier
    351 188PRES
    Thanks I’m not to sure yet. I did a refit on her day a lot of heart went into it. For now she sits in the back yard. What did you do with yours
     
  12. DWABoat

    DWABoat Member

    94
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    I have re-done my 220 from bow to stern including adding a bow roller/anchoring system to pulling the engine and rebuilding the transom and pretty much everything in-between. Lots of labor and sweat.
    As for now, I plan to keep it. I intend to use it for offshore fishing and diving with my friends and keep the 280 for my family outings.
    That explanation is how I rationalize a purely irrational decision to keep the 220.
     

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  13. Drifter22ft

    Drifter22ft Member

    42
    Mar 23, 2018
    220srv daycrusier
    351 188PRES
    Nice boat. After putting a lot of sweat and work it hard to get rid of them that’s for sure
     
  14. DWABoat

    DWABoat Member

    94
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    I will continue to rationalize until the first big repair expense comes up.
    Until then, she’s staying home with me.
     
  15. Drifter22ft

    Drifter22ft Member

    42
    Mar 23, 2018
    220srv daycrusier
    351 188PRES
    My daughters want mine but don’t even know how to drive it
     
  16. DWABoat

    DWABoat Member

    94
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Noooooo......it can ONLY go to someone who appreciates old Sea Rays!
    Have them complete an application and forward it to the CSR Ownership Review Committee to evaluate their qualifications for SR ownership.

    Isn’t that how the NFL does it?
     
  17. Drifter22ft

    Drifter22ft Member

    42
    Mar 23, 2018
    220srv daycrusier
    351 188PRES
    It’s funny that I’m talking about boating when I just shoveled my driveway
     
  18. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Two best performance mods I made to my 1987 300:

    1. Swapping out the original aluminum props for bigger stainless 15 1/2” X 17 pitch made it jump on plane like a much smaller boat.
    2. Swapping out the lower unit on the port side for a counter rotating lower unit improved handling around the docks. Took a long time to find one, but it was worth the wait.
     
  19. Drifter22ft

    Drifter22ft Member

    42
    Mar 23, 2018
    220srv daycrusier
    351 188PRES
    I will do the props currently it has 15.5 15 4 blade
     
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  20. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    That boat must have some hole shot!
    With the 15 1/2 x 17 three blade Stainless my boat had a great hole shot with no need for tabs to get up on plane.
    The 5.7’s are a perfect match for the 300 Sundancers of that era.
    My cruising speed was about 30 mph with a fuel burn rate of about 24 GPH.
    Here’s a screenshot of the info on my MFD one early morning in NY Harbor the year before I sold her. I had repowered the boat about 3 or 4 years earlier.


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