340 SUNDANCER THREAD

What plug wires are any of you running on the 496 Mag engines with Br III drives. I have been running the Volvo Wire sets and they just don't seem to be lasting.
 
Found a rock damaged a prop luckily shaft run out was not affected. Dial indicator way under acceptable range. Having Machining tools sure came in handy. Prop is at the prop shop. Because the prop is a Hytorq Nibral the prop guy said there is always a chance of it cracking when putting it back to shape. Hytorq blades are really thin. With that information I bought a set of DynaQuad 4 blades. The 3 blades were 18x22 M cup prop shop recommended Nibal 4 blade 18x20 M cup.
 
Found a rock damaged a prop luckily shaft run out was not affected. Dial indicator way under acceptable range. Having Machining tools sure came in handy. Prop is at the prop shop. Because the prop is a Hytorq Nibral the prop guy said there is always a chance of it cracking when putting it back to shape. Hytorq blades are really thin. With that information I bought a set of DynaQuad 4 blades. The 3 blades were 18x22 M cup prop shop recommended Nibal 4 blade 18x20 M cup.

What did that set you back?
 
Hello, everyone just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Henry and the Director of marketing and sales over at MariTeak and we specialize in teak tables steps and greats for sea ray boats. Please let me know if you have any questions we would be happy to help in anyway possible!
 

Attachments

  • IMG_0898.JPG
    IMG_0898.JPG
    162.6 KB · Views: 61
Do 4 blades make a big difference in terms of getting on plane or in harbor handling?
Depends who you talk to but yes they will help with lower rpm for planning speeds and increase speed at a lower rpm plus help give you more thrust when docking. How much of a difference I doubt if it's huge but over time it will be a savings.
 
Depends who you talk to but yes they will help with lower rpm for planning speeds and increase speed at a lower rpm plus help give you more thrust when docking. How much of a difference I doubt if it's huge but over time it will be a savings.

Think I'm going to start with large tabs and go from there.
 
Think I'm going to start with large tabs and go from there.

Oversized large tabs and 4 blade prop makes the 340 with 8.1 a completely different boat. hops on plane at 1900 rpm, amazing grip at dock and at the optimal RPM/torque curve of 3200RPM for those GM engines, gives you a solid 26-28 MPH.

3 prop was around 23-24MPH and ran the engine at much higher RPM.
 
Oversized large tabs and 4 blade prop makes the 340 with 8.1 a completely different boat. hops on plane at 1900 rpm, amazing grip at dock and at the optimal RPM/torque curve of 3200RPM for those GM engines, gives you a solid 26-28 MPH.

3 prop was around 23-24MPH and ran the engine at much higher RPM.
Did you just increase the size of the trim board or did you replace the whole system.
 
Sorry for what might be an obvious question, but...

There is a circuit breaker in the cabin for "Power Vents". What are the Power Vents?

Thanks,
 
Oversized large tabs and 4 blade prop makes the 340 with 8.1 a completely different boat. hops on plane at 1900 rpm, amazing grip at dock and at the optimal RPM/torque curve of 3200RPM for those GM engines, gives you a solid 26-28 MPH.

3 prop was around 23-24MPH and ran the engine at much higher RPM.

When I haul out this off season to get the bottom done, I'm going to have Masterfab build me new set of tabs and start there. I've heard that just the larger tabs make a pretty dramatic difference.
 
I'm back looking for thoughts & advise again...

I'm looking to install the VesselView 403 in my 2002 340 with 8.1H engines. I have an email from Mercruiser telling me I'm compatible along with a list of the pieces needed for the install.

My trouble is in finding the right connector at the engine. I've read about looking for yellow connectors or blue connectors but all mine seem to be just gray :)

I do see 2 unattached 10-pin connectors that look like they could fit the CAN data harness cable (pix attached) along with a 3 pin connector that's also unattached a few inches away. These are all at the rear of the engine above the transmission.

Can anyone tell me if I'm looking at the right connectors? Hopefully, someone has done this for themselves already...

Thanks,
IMG_4405.jpg
 
I'm following up in case it helps anyone...

I found the connectors on the rear of the engines, but not the ones pictured above.
Not finding anything obvious on the port engine I started looking at the starbaord engine. There I found the purple termination 10 pin cap and was able to then trace the same cable on the port engine - although it had a gray unmarked cap. Pictures attached...

The journey continues :)
IMG_4410.jpgIMG_4416.jpg
 
Thank you techmitch.

I wasn't hearing anything when I powered it on so I had to ask. Now I need to make certain both are working...
You need to turn on the switch in the galley or head
 
Have been trying to figure out a non-destructive and easy means of installing semi permanent solar on the Bimini (as opposed to putting foldable panels up everytime we anchor). Found some large magnets on Amazon that you can bolt to flexible solar panels using the existing eyelets, and the secure to the Bimini using an additional set.

They survived two trips to Catalina thus far. Going to add two more panel's to the aft Bimini, which in total should churn out 16-18 amps when the sun's up.
Quick questions, where did you pop your solar cable's out? And are the magnets only holding or attaching to the grommets on the solar panels or did affix something to the panel? Thanks
 
Quick questions, where did you pop your solar cable's out? And are the magnets only holding or attaching to the grommets on the solar panels or did affix something to the panel? Thanks
The magnets are bolted to the panels. The victron solar charger is behind the insert to the right of the helm seat
 

Forum statistics

Threads
112,729
Messages
1,417,781
Members
60,773
Latest member
Thirty9sportfish
Back
Top