Sundancer 350 windlass

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  1. TomA

    TomA New Member

    10
    May 24, 2018
    SeaRay 350 Sundancer, 1992,
    454 Mercruiser
    Hello,
    I want to replace the windlass on my 1991 Sundancer 350. What are the things I should take into consideration when looking for a replacement. I'd like to be able to use the same wiring and switches at the helm.

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2019
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  2. Rusted Nut

    Rusted Nut Member

    42
    Sep 21, 2016
    Lake Michigan
    1993 370DA
    Lots of engines
    Have you checked to see if it is solid around the base?
     
  3. Nepenthe

    Nepenthe Member

    85
    Aug 29, 2011
    Fontana on Geneva Lake, Wisconsin
    400 Sedan Bridge
    7.4L Mercruiser
    I had the same boat and absolutely loved it! Do you have a Good windlass? The manufacturer will refurbish it at the factory and ship it back along with new color coded anchor rode at a reasonable cost.
     
  4. QT1

    QT1 Active Member

    491
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    Now, new to me, 1990 350 Sundancer, "Quality Time II". Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 stroke. Upgraded GPS
    7.4 Mercruisers
    Good Windlass is the best application for your boat. The PO replaced the solenoids, but other than that, all is good. Their service is excellent
     
  5. QT1

    QT1 Active Member

    491
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    Now, new to me, 1990 350 Sundancer, "Quality Time II". Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 stroke. Upgraded GPS
    7.4 Mercruisers
    I forgot to ask: what's wrong with the Windlass that is there now?
     
  6. TomA

    TomA New Member

    10
    May 24, 2018
    SeaRay 350 Sundancer, 1992,
    454 Mercruiser
    Thanks all - yes, it's a Good windlass. Seems to have lost its umph - won't pay-out line without tugging on it, and won't retrieve line. Tried replacing the line with no improvement. I'd also like a windlass that can handle rope and chain. I did get a refurbishment quote from Good for about $900. If I'm going to pay that much, I want to see what options there are for a new rope/chain one.
     
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  7. Rusted Nut

    Rusted Nut Member

    42
    Sep 21, 2016
    Lake Michigan
    1993 370DA
    Lots of engines
    48502824-C478-4E9A-802E-ECFF8A58EB1B.jpeg Rebuild mine in 2017- split cleaned and greased. Works great.
     

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  8. TomA

    TomA New Member

    10
    May 24, 2018
    SeaRay 350 Sundancer, 1992,
    454 Mercruiser
    Just cleaned and greased it?
     
  9. Rusted Nut

    Rusted Nut Member

    42
    Sep 21, 2016
    Lake Michigan
    1993 370DA
    Lots of engines
    Yes and cleaned the rode.
     
  10. Ruff Life

    Ruff Life Member

    110
    Sep 20, 2011
    Wisconsin
    1991 350/370 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4
    Rusted Nut do you think it is possible to take it apart without removing it from the boat? I believe years ago I took one apart while on the boat for my brother after the rode jammed up inside of it. What about any gaskets? I think this may be a spring project as I just spliced up a new rode for the windlass and I might as well clean up the windlass internals too.
     
  11. Rusted Nut

    Rusted Nut Member

    42
    Sep 21, 2016
    Lake Michigan
    1993 370DA
    Lots of engines
    I can’t remember. I had it off because the area was soft and I had to rebuild the deck
     
  12. TomA

    TomA New Member

    10
    May 24, 2018
    SeaRay 350 Sundancer, 1992,
    454 Mercruiser
  13. QT1

    QT1 Active Member

    491
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    Now, new to me, 1990 350 Sundancer, "Quality Time II". Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 stroke. Upgraded GPS
    7.4 Mercruisers
  14. TomA

    TomA New Member

    10
    May 24, 2018
    SeaRay 350 Sundancer, 1992,
    454 Mercruiser
    Thanks QT1 - I'm not really too concerned which model we're talking about - I know Lewmar makes higher capacity windlasses. I'm more interested in knowing if I'll still be able to use the switches that I now have at the helm or if a new windlass will also require a rewire. Any idea?
     
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  15. QT1

    QT1 Active Member

    491
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    Now, new to me, 1990 350 Sundancer, "Quality Time II". Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 stroke. Upgraded GPS
    7.4 Mercruisers
    My guess is to try this: find the model you want, download the schematic and compare it to what is already in place. The Good windlass file I have is too large to upload here. If interested I can email it to you.
    The only thing good about a re-wire if you had to go that way is you already have something in place to work with verses starting from scratch, which is what I would have had to do with the V700 on my 300 Weekender.
     
  16. TomA

    TomA New Member

    10
    May 24, 2018
    SeaRay 350 Sundancer, 1992,
    454 Mercruiser
    Thanks QT. Can you email to
    Columbia_66@yahoo.com ?
    Thanks so much!!!
     
  17. belliswood

    belliswood Member

    309
    Nov 21, 2011
    Colonial Beach, VA
    1996 370 SUNDANCER
    NAME: DAWG HAUS 3
    7.4 EFI 454
    V-DRIVES
    Good winless has a chain/rode model that will adapt to the current model you have. adapter plate to mount and new helm switches that are plug and play. They quoted me $1600 with the old model trade with new color coded 200 ft. rode and 10 foot of chain. I will be replacing mine next month but I am going with 20 foot of chain
     

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