Official 330 Sundancer Thread

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by timinfla2, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    I have a Xantrex and it is installed in the starboard storage bin above the engine room. I do not have a generator and my house 6v x 2 battery bank is right under that spot.

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  2. dldix

    dldix New Member

    3
    Dec 29, 2018
    1997 330 Sundancer
    454 mercruisers closed cooling
    Perhaps this has been covered? What does everyone do about the horrible windshield glare? Is there a cover I could put on the dash to help this? What do others do?
     
  3. Rosson Richardson

    Rosson Richardson New Member GOLD Sponsor

    10
    May 27, 2019
    330 Searay Sundancer 1997
    Mercruiser

    I'm a newb on this forum, so please excuse the fact that this question has been asked probably a hundred times: Would you guys mind sharing or pointing me to page that all of the LED part no.s would be detailed or listed? My "new" 330 has what seem to be original bulbs and I want them ALL LED for obvious reasons. Thanks in advance.
     
  4. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    I usually unzip the eisenglass & look out above the windshield.
     
  5. Mr Mac

    Mr Mac Member

    41
    Feb 27, 2019
    Apollo Beach, FL
    1997 330 Sundancer
    Name Slàinte Mhath!
    Twin 454 Mercruiser with V-drive
    First off, welcome aboard!

    For me, all me vehicles (car, truck, RV and boat) all get bulbs from Super Bright LEDs. Just remember, some LED bulbs are polarity sensitive, so if it doesn't work right off, you may need to flip it around.
     
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  6. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    I think he is looking for the actual LED p/n's as well.
     
  7. DepthCharge

    DepthCharge New Member

    6
    May 14, 2019
    1996 Sea Ray Sundancer 330. Rigid hull inflatable dingy with 9.9hp.
    7.4 Mercruisers.
    Creekwood, thanks for the pic. I think we may end up going a similar route.


    We’re going through the same process to update the light fixtures with LEDs. We haven’t found a good solution for the cabin, but these ended up being a great solution for the cockpit lights:

    3 inch 6 LED S.S.304 12V Round Marine Navigation Light Chrome Boat Polished Stainless LED Transom Mount Stern Anchor Lights Flush Mount,IP67 Waterproof

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KJT4O5I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_l6P7CbAW302ZS
     
  8. Rosson Richardson

    Rosson Richardson New Member GOLD Sponsor

    10
    May 27, 2019
    330 Searay Sundancer 1997
    Mercruiser
    Just ordered 41mm Festoon in warm white for the deck and 20w LED g4's for cabin. Also ordered the stern light above. I am laughing at myself for ordering 2 41mm festoon LED's for the spoiler that has a remote so I can change colors...not for the party, but for redlight at night so I don't lose my vision if it is turned on. Now, what bow lights for the deck is the final step... I will let you know how it goes.
     
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  9. CJ-Sr

    CJ-Sr New Member

    2
    Sep 22, 2017
    Merrick, NY
    330 Sundancer 2008
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    This is my second season with my boat, which is my first boat. I have utilized the information on this site frequently and I thank all of you for the information posted here. Unfortunately, the Sea Ray owner’s manual is not very specific regarding some issues. I have not been able to find a repair manual for boats similar to what you would find for an automobile. That is what makes the information on this site so valuable.

    I would like to make a small contribution regarding an issue for which I did not see a specific thread. Hopefully this will save someone else some time.

    For anyone wondering where the air conditioner filter (or compressor) is located on a 2008 330 Sundancer, take a look inside the cabinet on the port side in the mid-stateroom (underneath the optional TV). There is a panel with four screws. Take the panel out and you will find the air conditioning compressor. The filter just slides up and out of the compressor. It is a little tricky to get it back in, just make sure that it stays in the grooves on each side as you slide it down.
     
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  10. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    I replaced my arch lights with red festoon bulbs (not color changing). They don’t attract bugs as much at night and also don’t mess with night vision as much, although I don’t run with them on.
     
  11. Rosson Richardson

    Rosson Richardson New Member GOLD Sponsor

    10
    May 27, 2019
    330 Searay Sundancer 1997
    Mercruiser
    Just did the same. The items arrived today along with deck mount Attwood bow lights.
     
  12. Rosson Richardson

    Rosson Richardson New Member GOLD Sponsor

    10
    May 27, 2019
    330 Searay Sundancer 1997
    Mercruiser
    Quick update on the anchor /windlass issue. So it turns out the previous owner removed the Danforth hinged anchor and installed a non-hinged plough anchor. When the shank came up through the windlass rack, instead of laying down, it simply transferred all energy directly up into the roller body instead of smoothly passing over the roller and laying down, thus bending the rack and pulling the middle screws from the deck. I don't know how I didn't see what had happened. Thankfully, I am friends with the previous owner and he was available to talk it through with me. It is repairable and I do not anticipate any further issues. Thank you for all of your thoughts and suggestions. I think tonight will be the first night we will sleep on "Sleep on It."
     
  13. Rosson Richardson

    Rosson Richardson New Member GOLD Sponsor

    10
    May 27, 2019
    330 Searay Sundancer 1997
    Mercruiser
    And that is exactly what happened. I thought "WTF" then remembered your post. Thanks for that!
     
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  14. Capt Brad

    Capt Brad New Member

    25
    Apr 15, 2018
    Sundancer 330DA
    Twin 454 Mercruiser
    Anyone notice a small water stream from your dripless seals? I wipe it dry and have an immediate trickle. The shaft is dry so it must be coming in from the bottom. I ensured the hose clamps were secure.
     

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  15. Capt Brad

    Capt Brad New Member

    25
    Apr 15, 2018
    Sundancer 330DA
    Twin 454 Mercruiser
    My old boat went through this. I replaced distributor cap and solenoid and one of the two solved the issue.
     
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  16. DepthCharge

    DepthCharge New Member

    6
    May 14, 2019
    1996 Sea Ray Sundancer 330. Rigid hull inflatable dingy with 9.9hp.
    7.4 Mercruisers.
    Spent the day installing a pair of lightweight, flexible 100 watt Renogy solar panels, with a controller and 30amp breaker.

    I mounted it directly to the bimini (with some sealant on both sides). We’ll see how much power we get out of it. With conservative calculations, it should be more than enough to cover our lights, music and water pump without needing to run the generator while on the hook.
     

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  17. Saverio

    Saverio Active Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Long island new york
    1995 330 DA
    Twin 454 Webber Carbs
    V drives
    Fresh water cooled

    mine came with an inverter, I have controls in my cockpit for it. it took me almost a year to find it. the po didn't know anything about it. its mounted starboard cockpit locker behind the wall where the water hook up is. almost above fuel tank
     
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  18. Saverio

    Saverio Active Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Long island new york
    1995 330 DA
    Twin 454 Webber Carbs
    V drives
    Fresh water cooled
    I have
    a blank canvas that is snapped in place it goes across the whole dash
     
  19. Mr Mac

    Mr Mac Member

    41
    Feb 27, 2019
    Apollo Beach, FL
    1997 330 Sundancer
    Name Slàinte Mhath!
    Twin 454 Mercruiser with V-drive
    Very interested to see how well you do with power. By the way, where are you from? We want a camper style canvas for our 330 but want to know how much this might cost before we make any decisions.
     
  20. Mr Mac

    Mr Mac Member

    41
    Feb 27, 2019
    Apollo Beach, FL
    1997 330 Sundancer
    Name Slàinte Mhath!
    Twin 454 Mercruiser with V-drive
    Windshield wiper blades. Ours are crap and by the looks of things, the wrong ones as they don't stay attached. Who uses what (assuming pantographic arms for all of us)?
     

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