New Boat for us, 2006 340 Dancer

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge - NEW' started by Zac, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Zac

    Zac New Member

    6
    May 7, 2017
    Redondo Beach, California
    2006 Sundancer 340 (Good Kitty)
    8.1 L Merc's with V drives
    We just got our boat and are taking it out for its first voyage this weekend.
    We're traveling from Newport to King harbor in southern California.
    Any tips, advice, hazards?
     
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Member

    671
    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1999 Sundancer 340
    454 Mercruiser's w/ V Drives, Westerbeke gen set
    Bring beer. Take your time. Enjoy? No clue about the area you're boating but hopefully the weather will cooperate.

    And congrats on your purchase!
     
  3. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Boatless
    Boatless
    congrats on the boat - those are fabulous boats ( I used to have one).

    Mark
     
  4. Zac

    Zac New Member

    6
    May 7, 2017
    Redondo Beach, California
    2006 Sundancer 340 (Good Kitty)
    8.1 L Merc's with V drives
    Beer and Enjoy, got it! Thanks
     
  5. Zac

    Zac New Member

    6
    May 7, 2017
    Redondo Beach, California
    2006 Sundancer 340 (Good Kitty)
    8.1 L Merc's with V drives
    Thank you - we are very happy with our find. Hopefully we'll have many years of enjoyment out of her with little problems.
     
  6. boatman37

    boatman37 Member

    714
    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
    5.7 Merc
    What? no pics? shame :huh:. lol
     
  7. villain style

    villain style Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Merc 8.1L's V-Drives
    I have same year boat. Feel free to ask questions and I will try to help..
     
  8. Zac

    Zac New Member

    6
    May 7, 2017
    Redondo Beach, California
    2006 Sundancer 340 (Good Kitty)
    8.1 L Merc's with V drives
    Hi there,
    Hey Villain Style, Thanks for offering help. We have been recently been doing some 3 to 4 day/night trips to a local island. I added 4 more battery to the Port side bank because I was running them down with our current use of fridges, lights, etc. We were having to run the generator everyday for about 2 hours. I am wondering if you have a sound box for you generator? Mine is is not to loud but it isn't quiet either. Also wanting to upgrade the on board battery charger to charge more quickly. Any thoughts?
    Also wondering what speed/RPM you get the best fuel economy?
    Thanks for your time,
    Zac
     
  9. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Member

    671
    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1999 Sundancer 340
    454 Mercruiser's w/ V Drives, Westerbeke gen set
    Four more batteries? Holy smokes. Two good house batteries should be more than enough to run your boat with minimal (hour or so per day?) generator run time. I'd wonder if there isn't something else going on with your electrical system. You shouldn't need that many batteries for two fridges, lights and some tunes.
     
  10. villain style

    villain style Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Merc 8.1L's V-Drives
    Hey Zac, I have no extra batteries or the Generator sound shield. Yes it can be a little noisy but with the radio going not bad. Does your boat have LED lighting? If not you may want to think about changing existing lighting bulbs over. LEDs produce less heat and demand less battery power. You should also think about running your Genny for an hour before going to bed and then have plenty of battery in the AM with only two refrigerators running... Don't be afraid to run your Genny during the day. Only uses about a gallon an hour..
     
  11. Zac

    Zac New Member

    6
    May 7, 2017
    Redondo Beach, California
    2006 Sundancer 340 (Good Kitty)
    8.1 L Merc's with V drives
    Hey Mark, We just got back from a 3 day 2 night trip & the extra batteries did the trick. We only needed to run the Genny to make food. Problem solved. I am going to have the refrigerators looked at though, I noticed the cockpit fridge runs a lot more than I think it should considering we don't open it that much. I can here it kicking on in the night too.
    I haven't upgraded to LED's yet, but I plan on it soon. Any other upgrades you would recommend?
    Also wondering what speed/RPM you get the best fuel economy?
    Thanks for your time,
    Zac
     

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