Official (1998-2002) 310 Sundancer Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by KeithD, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Boston-boater

    Boston-boater Member SILVER Sponsor

    170
    Oct 29, 2013
    Marion/Massachusetts
    2000 310 DA -for sale

    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    350 Horizons v drive

    3126 Caterpillar Diesels 350hp
    I use a group 27 AGM for the port starting battery. Never had a problem since I put it in four years ago.
     
  2. harrisc

    harrisc New Member

    8
    Jan 5, 2015
    United States
    2000 310 Sundancer
    5.7 Horizon VDR
    Thanks for the help! I think 27 is correct. Thanks again


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  3. jaywoodz

    jaywoodz Member

    522
    Nov 12, 2012
    Richmond, Virginia
    1999 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350 MAG MPI Horizon w/V-Drives
    My stock steering wheel has cracked in several places, and it's starting to feel uncomfortable when steering. It doesn't break the skin, but it almost cuts my hand(s) often when turning. It was fine for years, then after one season - it's cracked in several places. Sure, I can buy an aftermarket one, but I want to keep the original.. either glue and repair, or use clear tape.

    Has anyone dealt with this before?
     
  4. hd12121

    hd12121 Member

    61
    May 13, 2009
    GULF OF MEXICO
    2002 310DA
    TWIN 350 MAG MPI
    MarineMat Swim platform pads are available for 1998 - 2002 310 Sundancer. Very reasonably priced, hundreds less than others on the market, Easy peel and stick installation, teak plank look or 24 other color / designs available. Three year limited warranty. MarineMat is an Original Equipment Manufacturer for many boat companies including Hurricane and Scarab. I have been a 310 Group Member for 7 years. I am now a MarineMat Dealer. Email me for mor information! 2020marineservices@gmail.com.
     
  5. Sal A

    Sal A New Member

    275
    Aug 29, 2012
    Long island
    1995 searay 290
    4.3 Alpha 1 gen 2
    There is a place in California that repairs wood steering wheels I forgot the name of the place


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  6. Sal A

    Sal A New Member

    275
    Aug 29, 2012
    Long island
    1995 searay 290
    4.3 Alpha 1 gen 2
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  7. jackson

    jackson Member

    171
    Nov 20, 2006
    Narraganset Bay
    2002 310DA
    350 MAG Horizons/V-drives
    I know I have seen this on here before, but I can't find it. Wondering if anyone can tell me what type of batteries they have on their 310. For the side with two in parallel, I have two cranking batteries. For the side with only one, I have a deep cycle. I have had this setup for the 12 years I have owned this boat, but someone told me I have it backwards. Any opinions? Thank you.
     
  8. LifeisGood

    LifeisGood Member

    201
    Mar 31, 2008
    South Haven, Michigan
    1999 310 Sundancer
    twin 350 inboard
    Hello all
    I am considering options for mounting a TV bracket on the port side forward above the berth that would be view able in bed or swing out and be view able from the booth and ideally lock in place when not in use. I have found some bracket arms that are used on RV's that I am considering. I am looking for ideas and guidance from anyone that has done this in the past. My initial concern is mounting. Because of the placement of the locker, there is a distinct separation between the exterior wall and the interior of the locker. Thanks in advance!
     
  9. cfd95

    cfd95 Active Member

    375
    Nov 5, 2013
    Northport Long Island
    2002 310 Sundancer
    350 Horizons
    V Drives
    The two batteries in parallel are the starboard motor and house batteries.
    The single battery is the port motor and generator if equipped.
    I have 2 deep cycle batteries for the double and a regular cranking battery for the single.
     
  10. jackson

    jackson Member

    171
    Nov 20, 2006
    Narraganset Bay
    2002 310DA
    350 MAG Horizons/V-drives
    Great, thank you! I will switch them out as it looks like they are backwards.
     
  11. Shayes9761

    Shayes9761 New Member

    14
    Aug 12, 2017
    2001 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer with stock Raymarine electronics package to include radar.
    350 Mag Horizon with V Drive
    So, looking at buying a 2001 310 Sundancer that appears to be pretty well maintained. There are some small visual items which I think are not uncommon for a 16 year old boat.

    One thing that is holding me back is the performance. This boat has 350 MAG Horizons with V-Drive. It only ran at 28mph (don't know what the RPM was - didn't think to check) but the handles were pretty far down. What should the WOT RPM be and the corresponding speed under normal load/water conditions?

    Also, the lack of a cockpit fridge bugs me. Has anyone had one installed in this particular year/model?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  12. Bugsy22

    Bugsy22 Member

    74
    Jun 2, 2016
    1000 islands region New York
    00' 310 Dancer w/ 5.7 EFIs and Bravo 3s.
    93' Mariah 18 Diablo
    90' 270 Dancer
    5.7 EFIs w/ Bravo 3s
    I've read this entire thread a few times and as I remember the speed for the inboards seems to be quite a bit slower than i/o's. Nature of the beast. Theres lots in this thread about it. Try a search. Mine with 5.7efi/bravo 3 combo will only run about 36-38 wot. We never will run it that hard. FYI we cruise at 26-30 mph around +/-3200 rpms.
    Your boat should be wired for the fridge in the cockpit. Ours was and it didnt come with one from the factory. Pull the access panel off in the port cabinet by your companionway and you should see it. No fridge in ours but its on the to-do list. Good luck!
     
  13. cfd95

    cfd95 Active Member

    375
    Nov 5, 2013
    Northport Long Island
    2002 310 Sundancer
    350 Horizons
    V Drives
    It should do almost 34 mph at WOT
    The max Rpm should be 4800
    Theres something wrong if it's not achieving this IE: Bottom is fouled, motors not performing to specs.
    Are you having the boat surveyed????
    In my opinion V Drives are the way to go .
    Better dock handling and less maintenance.
     
  14. Shayes9761

    Shayes9761 New Member

    14
    Aug 12, 2017
    2001 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer with stock Raymarine electronics package to include radar.
    350 Mag Horizon with V Drive
    Thanks - I think we decided to shy away from buying this one.
     
  15. Shayes9761

    Shayes9761 New Member

    14
    Aug 12, 2017
    2001 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer with stock Raymarine electronics package to include radar.
    350 Mag Horizon with V Drive
    Thanks - I think we decided to shy away from buying this one.
     
  16. Jetgod

    Jetgod Member

    150
    Dec 14, 2012
    Victoria,BC
    310 Sundancer 2000
    5.7 Mag MPI V-drives
    As a reference, I just completed engine re-builds on a 2000 310 350 Mag/mpi v-drive boat and I got 36mph on gps at 4700 rpm. You should see something close on any well running 310 shaft drive.
     
  17. skalita

    skalita New Member

    4
    Aug 10, 2014
    Chesapeake Bay
    1999 310 Sundancer
    300 HP Merc V-drives
    Any advice on how to remove the v-berth bolsters (upper and lower) in my 1999 310 Sundancer. They are water stained and I want to scrub them and dry in the sun. Thanks!
     
  18. ArtWallach

    ArtWallach Member

    160
    Sep 12, 2011
    Lindenhurst NY
    2000 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer
    T300hp Mercruiser Inboards
    I want to update my radar arch and cockpit lights to use multicolor LED festoon bulbs. I'm thinking I need 4. Two in the Radar Arch, one starboard side at the helm and one port side under the sink.
    I just remembered that when standing on the dock looking at the transom, I know I put the cockpit lights on because I see light coming through the round opening where the power cord and water hose come through under the hatch for the lazarette. I'm not on the boat and it's an hour round trip. I don't see another light fixture in the parts manual in the lazarette.
    Does anyone know where that light is coming from?
     
  19. keokie

    keokie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Arizona
    2002 310 Sundancer, Westerbeke 4.5 Genset
    496's, Bravo III's, 2.2:1 Gears
    Mine has the same style light fixture in the transom locker as in the arch and cockpit. It is very handy when accessing the locker at night.
     
  20. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    Catawaba Island,Oh.
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7
    optional electronic package






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp.
    Would like to replaced my scratched sink in cockpit with stainless steel anyone know where I can get a sink?
     

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