Calling all 360 DA owners

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by La Maddalena, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Active Member

    212
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives

    My '03 has the VesselView on it, it gives tons of more info than the Sea Ray systems monitor. People are now beginning to install "Vessel View Mobile" to connect to your phone or tablet. It supposedly provides even more engine data at your fingertips.

    Here's a thread about updating the Systems View to VesselView:
    http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php...stallation-swap-out-system-view-sc5000.55329/
     
  2. Team PCBeach

    Team PCBeach Member

    52
    Oct 12, 2010
    360 Sundancer, 2003
    Twin 8.1L Horizon
    Has anyone refilled their Sea Fire Halon 1301 bottle or replaced it? Surveyor recommended having the current bottle weighed in his findings. Current owner had that done and the bottle needs to be serviced. Current owner is addressing this and it is the only thing left so we can take ownership of the boat. Unfortunately no one in our town wants to touch the bottle and shipping it seems to be an issue because of the 1301. Owner has a call to Sea Fire to see if they have a solution, but thought I would check here also.
     
  3. Team PCBeach

    Team PCBeach Member

    52
    Oct 12, 2010
    360 Sundancer, 2003
    Twin 8.1L Horizon
    Thanks, I will save this link. The surveyor listed the current SmartCraft display as readable, but badly faded. As long as it is usable, I will put the Vessel View change out in the upgrade to do list rather than the must do list.
     
  4. Team PCBeach

    Team PCBeach Member

    52
    Oct 12, 2010
    360 Sundancer, 2003
    Twin 8.1L Horizon
    Never mind, current owner has decided to replace the system with a new Sea Fire system prior to the sale. :) Wants to make sure we are getting a boat with no known issues. :)
     
  5. cstinehour

    cstinehour Member

    35
    Dec 16, 2017
    2008 350 Sundancer, Raymarine C120
    T-VD 8.1 S Horizon DTS MPI MIE (T-370 hp - 276 kW)
    I found your post looking for info on fuel sensors and the lack of accuracy. I had mine re-calibrated in May and they were working for a few weeks. I had found info on calibration but to have an empty tank and fill and calibrate at different levels. This method is not practical. I decided to check the sensors since the port side tank always states "full". I swapped them from tank to tank. The problem followed the sensor. I went to a Sea Ray dealer to order the sensors and they have not been produced for about three years. The new fix is to go from the sonar sensor to a float sensor. The float sensor is at least a foot long. I'd have to cut holes in my cockpit floor to install them!! I could remove the tanks to install them. I'm disappointed in Sea Ray if this is their best solution. They should have found the root cause of the sonar sensor failures and fixed them.

    Does anyone out there have another solution?
     
  6. Phasma

    Phasma Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    205
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    I have not found a solution as yet although it’s far from the top of my priority list. Pretty tough getting me to spend more than a little time on a repair project in August.
     
  7. Team PCBeach

    Team PCBeach Member

    52
    Oct 12, 2010
    360 Sundancer, 2003
    Twin 8.1L Horizon
    We finally took ownership of our 2003 360DA on Monday. Exciting delivery cruise as we were trying to be afternoon Thunderstorms and almost made it. Rain started 100 yards from the slip and as I was pivoting to back-in the gust front hit us. Just had the stern in before it really started blowing. Thankfully there were four of us aboard as just my wife and I would have never been able to get us tied up. By the time we were done we had Tropical Storm type winds of 45kts. Deck boxes blowing over, metal tearing off the side of the shops building and rain blowing sideways so you could barely see past the bow of the boat. An exciting first time driving a boat with split throttle and shifters! Since then it has rained everyday and we are yet to leave the slip.

    Still glad to be part of the 360DA owners club!
     
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  8. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Active Member

    212
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives
    Congratulations on your purchase!
    I've owned mine for 16 months now. Here's something I should have done: I should have had the spark plugs and impellers changed (or at least had some documentation as to when it had been done last) as terms of sale or at least changed them out as soon as I got my boat. I had one spark plug break off in the cylinder head due to rust. Also, since I have no idea as to the age of the manifolds I'll most likely change them out this winter.
     
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  9. Phasma

    Phasma Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    205
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
  10. Team PCBeach

    Team PCBeach Member

    52
    Oct 12, 2010
    360 Sundancer, 2003
    Twin 8.1L Horizon
    Thanks. Previous owner changed them last year. He changed them every two years, labeled them and kept them. Each change he would compare plug to plug from the same cylinder. Impellers were changed in May during a yard period that included bottom paint, new shaft seals, shaft alignment, prop scans and new zincs. Manifolds and risers were changed two weeks ago, oil change at same time. Previous owner wanted to make sure the new owner got a boat in perfect condition. Survey found no issues with the boat except a bad fire bottle in engine room. Since it was halon and could not be filled, previous owner put a brand new Sea Fire system in.

    We couldn't be happier, even though the boat was sold, the previous owner cleaned the boat bow to stern on the day we took ownership.
     
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  11. Team PCBeach

    Team PCBeach Member

    52
    Oct 12, 2010
    360 Sundancer, 2003
    Twin 8.1L Horizon
    It sounds like maybe a leak in the R134 refrigerant. I just had this with a home AC, compressor and fan ran, but since I had a refrigerant leak, the compressor had nothing to push through the coils.
     
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  12. Phasma

    Phasma Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    205
    Sep 17, 2016
    West Michigan
    2003 360 Sundancer
    Mercruiser 8.1s Horizon
    So Mast Heating & Cooling here I come. I understand they might be able to recharge the coolant
     
  13. Team PCBeach

    Team PCBeach Member

    52
    Oct 12, 2010
    360 Sundancer, 2003
    Twin 8.1L Horizon
    Finally had a chance for move in day (pots, pans, dishes, sheets, towels etc). Glad to finally have all this on board. Our first opportunity to get out on the boat will be Labor Day weekend, can't wait. I few questions came up during move in. I have searched the forum, but not quickly found answers.

    1) How do you remove the TV in the salon. The galley one was no issue, but when I remove the two screws at the front of the salon TV, it still feels like something is holding it at the back? Removed an access panel in the closet, but really didn't give me access.

    2) Our galley refrigerator did not come on when we turned on the AC refrigerator/freezer breaker. It appears to work when the DC refrigerator breaker is on. My quick search shows this might be a relay behind the fridge. Anyone experienced this?

    3) We have an ice maker topside. Even with the AC and DC refrigerator switches on, it didn't come on. Is there a switch I am missing? Since this is optional, I couldn't find anything in the manual.

    I did install this adapter to give me an AUX input on the Clarion XMD1. $30 on eBay and 5 minutes to install. Way easier than wiring myself. I plugged a Bluetooth adapter in and now can stream music from the helm. Cheap solution until we do a radio upgrade.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/us-seller-...265737&hash=item46329e5acc:g:zbkAAOSw1ZBUvvZO
     
  14. Michael Mirra

    Michael Mirra Member

    102
    Jan 18, 2017
    Rock Hall, Md
    360 Sundancer 2002
    8.1 Horizon X 2

    1. There is another screw in the closet on the back corner

    2. Mine is DC only for some reason also, the Dc breaker needs to be on

    3. It should come on with portside breaker and the DC breaker. There is a ground fault breaker in the head that is connect to that outlet. It may be tripped
     
  15. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Looking for a little help for a friend with an 06 360DA. It seems as though the power supply (converter) for his refers in the cabin isn’t functioning. Does anyone have the part number for this? I am helping him but I am not near his boat, otherwise I would just pull the fridge and get the part number.
     
  16. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars

    Be sure the port and stbd AC breaker (or just the AC breaker), I am not sure what the configuration is on the 360DA. The icemakers are 120V and usually powered from the main panel.

    We went for years with no 360DA's in the marina and now there are 2. I know the owner of the black canvas one and he is just in for service. If yours is in covered slip #1, you certainly found a very nice one. I have the only 450DA under the covered slips. Stop by sometime..............
     
  17. Team PCBeach

    Team PCBeach Member

    52
    Oct 12, 2010
    360 Sundancer, 2003
    Twin 8.1L Horizon
    Thanks, that is us. Only been able to get out once since we bought the boat, but are planning a renaming ceremony trip to the island next weekend.

    We will be sure to stop by. I would love to talk to the other 360 owner as I hear part of his service is changing out his SC5000 for a Vessel View 7. We are planning on the same upgrade.
     
  18. Team PCBeach

    Team PCBeach Member

    52
    Oct 12, 2010
    360 Sundancer, 2003
    Twin 8.1L Horizon
    Thanks, will check all these this week.
     
  19. Michael Mirra

    Michael Mirra Member

    102
    Jan 18, 2017
    Rock Hall, Md
    360 Sundancer 2002
    8.1 Horizon X 2
    Question...Did all the original aluminum manifolds have the water rails?
     
  20. SeadawgVB

    SeadawgVB Active Member

    212
    Jul 8, 2013
    Tidewater Virginia
    '03 Sundancer 360
    Twin 8.1s with V-drives
    Mine does not have water rails, so I cannot answer. Does yours have water rails?
     

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