Forum Threads by Boat Year and Model #

Discussion in 'ClubSeaRay.com Suggestions' started by Pilot, May 29, 2018.

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    189
    May 7, 2009
    Chesapeake Bay
    2009 370 Searay DA
    V Drives
    Twin 8.1's
    People have been asking for this for years. Canned response: "do a search on boat model".
    The searches don't yield very good information because most don't identify in the topic their model # or year. The "Official this and that" are a mess of models and years.

    Can't we just do this?
     
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Even a directory for the existing ones would be nice...
     
  3. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Who wants to pay for it. Sorry, could not help myself. We have the best way to search the forum is via google adding www.clubsearay.com to your search.
    Hope it helps.
     
  4. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Here is a list I compiled in less than an hour (well over several weeks now). Feel free to add ones that I missed.

    official-19spx-21spx-spx190-spx210
    official-searay-200
    official-215-express-thread
    select-ex-thread
    220-srv-forum
    220-sundeck-thread-questions-and-answers
    220-da-thread
    240-sundeck-thread-questions-and-answers
    official-240-sundancer-thread
    official-250-dancer-thread
    260-sundancer-thread-comments-questions-and-answers
    the-official-99-04-260da-sundancer-thread
    268da-and-weekenders
    official-270-slx-thread-there-has-to-be-enough-of-us
    270-sundeck-thread-questions-answers
    official-270-amberjack-thread-2005
    official-1990-1993-270-290-da-thread
    mid-90s-270-sundancer-thread
    late-90s-270-sundancer-thread
    the-official-2009-270da-2010-280da-thread
    official-280-sundancer-thread
    280ss-290ss-thread
    290-sundancers-1994-midyear-97-we-need-a-thread
    official-1998-sea-ray-sundancer-290-thread
    official-290-sundancer-thread
    official-290-amberjack-thread
    official-1980s-weekender-sundancer-300-thread
    300-sundancer-questions
    official-1998-2002-310-sundancer-thread
    310-sundancer-thread-2007-newer
    official-320-dancer-thread
    official-330-express-cruiser-340-amberjack-1997-2003-thread
    official-330-sundancer-thread
    the-big-old-80s-340-owners-thread
    340-sundancer-thread
    official-2003-5-2008-340-sundancer-thread
    official-350-thread
    official-350-2013-thread
    calling-all-360-da-owners
    official-360-aft-cabin-forum
    36-sedan-bridge-owners
    official-370-venture-thread
    official-370-express-cruiser-thread-1997-2000
    official-370-sundancer-thread
    official-380-thread
    official-390da-thread
    official-390-e-c-thread
    official-390-40-motor-yacht-thread
    official-400ec-thread
    40-sedan-bridge-forum
    410-sundancer-express-cruiser-and-400-sundancer-express-cruiser-official-thread
    420-da-thread
    420-44-db-owners-club
    official-450da-owners-thread
    official-450da-owners-thread
    460-da-owners-thread
    460-express-cruiser-1985-1989-discussion-area
    480-db-owners-club
    48-da-owners-club
    560-db-owners-club
    58-sedan-bridge-official-thread

    official-cummins-qsc-500-thread
    official-cummins-6cta-450c-thread
    official-axius-thread


    Link to the list:
    http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/forum-threads-by-boat-year-and-model.87818/
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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  5. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Great work Jim.
     
  6. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    How do you separate issues which are specific to the model and year versus those issues which apply across several models and years?

    For example - problems with a leak - might be model specific or might apply to several models.
     
  7. hafnutz67

    hafnutz67 Member

    44
    Jan 30, 2017
    Plano, IL
    1995 230 Sundancer
    5.0L
    Here's one for the late 90's 270 Sundancers
    http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/late-90s-270-sundancer-thread.1786/
     
  8. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    For a compiled list like that to be of much value, the answers would need to be vetted for accuracy and their being relative to the model in question. This is an open forum, so we dont have that type of vetting or any way to achieve it.

    For example, recently we had a post with some questions about a 1980-ish pre-Brunswick model. One concern was how dry the bilge was. Someone, I am sure with all the best intentions, advised the owner to address water in his bilge and went to some length to explain how a leaking packing gland would sling salt water all over the underside of his engine and would soon cause the oil pan to rust thru. All good thoughts, except the boat was on an inland lake (so salt water) and the transmissions were inboards, not v-drives and that placed the packing gland about 3-1/2' behind the rear of the transmission, nowhere near the oil pan.

    So, what good would it do to look up the year and model if some of the information is just plain wrong?

    Instead, rather than relying on old posts that may not be correct and may not even be on point, I think you get more current answers from a wider variety of members if you just post your question and spend the time to concisely describe your concern in the topic heading. For example, "Leaks in RSL" won't catch my attention nearly as well as "'96 400DA; help stop leaks at the rear of the rear storage locker" then explain that water is coming in under the rear edge of the "transom trunk" or lazzarette on your boat. If you don't catch the experienced CSR members attention, they will move on to other tpoics and you may miss some valuable info.

    Honestly, I don't spend a lot of time on the "Official XXXxx threads because they are generally inhabited by people who have some general knowledge but not a lot of model specific information to share and don't even own the model in question. YOu might be better off using the PM system to ask questions to specific owners who do have the model/year boat you are. You will find the most of us who are long term owners are more than willing to help a fellow owners who have t heir same model or year.


    The other thing to keep in mind in making requests like this for added features and services is that this site is funded solely by volunteer donations. There is no income stream to pay for the requested changes and there is no IT department or staffing to do the programming.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
  9. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
  10. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    More added...
     
  11. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Added a few more...
     
  12. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Added a few more...
     
  13. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    a few more... surely I've got them all by now!?!?
     
  14. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    a few more...
     
  15. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    yet a few more...
     
  16. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    New ones keep popping up... so I add them.
     
  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
    A well written post title will attract attention of the people you want it to. "Need some info" is a useless post title. "Need info on hot water heater in a 1999 400DA" will get all the 400DA people to click. Those people may be able to direct you to some prior posts that address the issue, or maybe a to a post that he/she authored.

    I would never answer a question with "do a search." That's really no help at all. If the reader is not willing to help, I would suggest that reader not post a reply.
     
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  18. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    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

    This post should be its own thread and made a sticky.

    I do wish all these were named in a format as it would be easier to find them.

    Good work Jim.

    MM
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
  19. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    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
    To me the biggest value is when evaluating models, you can really get an idea what issues owners have dealt with over a good number of years and posts.

    MM
     
  20. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    I can fix that if the mods make it a sticky...
     

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