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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Panama City FL
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1998 370 Sundancer, 2004 110 Whaler
    Engine(s)
    Cat 3116 300hp
    Posts
    428

    Re: Official 370 Sundancer thread

    Pseudomind,

    The 40mm front windows are a polycarbonate called Makrolon. It's more clear than the windshield, but you can’t roll it up. To allow for ventilation in the cockpit we had the front center panel made so that it folds back and attaches to the arch while remaining zipped to the front arch bar on the canvas top. The rear factory canvas cover only extends 2 or 3 feet ours extends 7 feet and then there is a support bar that goes down to the hand rail across the transom locker. The angle of the support bar ends up the same at the as the arch so it looks more "factory."
    Jason, Kim & Tyler
    1998 370DA Cat 3116's 300hp
    2004 Boston Whaler 110 Tender
    2006 260DA 5.7 (Sold)
    2005 220SD 5.0 (Sold)
    2004 185SP 4.3 (Sold)

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    370 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    Twin 454 Mercruiser V-Drives Westerbeke genny
    Posts
    293

    Re: Official 370 Sundancer thread

    Agree with all said before. Got our 1995 370 DA in June 2006 replacing a 91 310 DA (another great boat). I had a look at a 1996 370 in 2004 but we were not ready to spend that kind of money on a boat. May 2006 was a rainy month so we spent sometime looking at used boats. There were only two used 370 DA for sale(both with Merc 7.4) in our area at that time and one of them was in showroom condition. The admiral fell in love with it (..me too....). The owner had the cockpit icemaker replaced with a fridge and added a bow thruster just before winterizing the boat the year before. He fell in love with a 1999 400 DA in October 2005 and bought it, so he wanted to sell his 370 fast. I met him during summer 2006 and he admitted that even if he really liked his 400 DA he should have stayed with his 370 since the difference in size/equipment/sea experience was not that different VS the added $$$ he had to spend.

    We really like our 370. We are two adults and a small dog and the cockpit and cabin size/equipment are very convenient for us. We replaced the camper canvas (we spend a lot of time in the cockpit, event when the weather is bad), the GPS/Radar (Raymarine C80), and we are planning to replace the old TV set in the cabin and add a plasma TV in the cockpit next year. The 370 DA looks so current that when I got it in 2006, many people on my dock though this was a new boat or a 2-3 years old one.
    Big Al - 1995 SR 370 DA
    7.4 Merc - V Drives

  3. Re: Official 370 Sundancer thread

    This is a great thread, guys. We sold our boat at the beginning of the summer and thought we'd get at 310 DA, then the Admiral settled on a 340 DA. Now I'm lusting after the 370 DA (~1998 vintage) solely because of the increased room around the engines. We had a 250 DA with 7.4L and it was a bruiser to work on -- literally.

    Now we just need to have the economy turn upwards a bit and we'll join you!
    Eric

    1997 250 DA
    7.4L BI

    SOLD!

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    New Buffalo Michigan
    Boat
    Carver
    Details
    1994 Carver 370 Motoryacht
    Engine(s)
    Twin Crusader 454 - 350 HP Each.
    Posts
    1,592

    Re: Official 370 Sundancer thread

    If anybody is in the market for a very low hour 1996 370 DA that has always been in freshwater at a steal of a price, let me know. The boat belonged to a close friend of mine who recently passed due to cancer and the family says the boat has to go. Sad situation but somebody is going to get a great very clean boat.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Wildwood, N.J.
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1999 33 Sundancer 2005 Mercury Amanzi 40 HP Super Dinghy 1997 Wellcraft 190 CCF
    Engine(s)
    Mercruiser 310 HP MPI
    Posts
    576

    Re: Official 370 Sundancer thread

    I heard a couple of you guys mention how much room the 370 has around the engines and I couldn't agree more. My last boat was a 370 Sedan Bridge and the engines where so close together I could bearly fit my arm in between them. My 370DA has enough room to stand between them. I even put snap in carpet on the engine room floor on the flat area between the engines so I don't leave any footprints down there. The guys on the dock are impressed! Mark
    Past Boats
    1987 34' Bayliner Avanti
    1992 Sea Ray 37' Sedan Bridge
    1998 Sea Ray 37' Sundancer
    1997 Sea Ray 37' Aft Cabin
    1989 Sea Ray 34 Sundancer

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Florida - Alabama
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1998 370 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    380hp MAG MPI V drives
    Posts
    595

    Thumbs up Re: Official 370 Sundancer thread

    I was really close to starting this! Thanks

    I used to have a bunch of pix up in the "marina" gallery on all the mods I've done to mine, but it appears that we don't have much room anymore here.
    Perhaps we can set up a pix site and just put link references to them here.

    I've learned more from this board about my boat than the dealer would ever let go of.

    One of my more radical moves was to remove the exhaust vent covers from the rear of the hull, and put non-skid on the moulded in "step". I can't tell you how comfortable it is to board from mid high docks without having to step over the coaming and usually onto the cockpit upholstry. The exhaust covers are the same cover as the vent for the cockpit ice maker in front of the passenger seat. I bent them around a piling for a perfect match of the radius !


    Jon knows all about it!
    Last edited by 370Dancer; 03-26-2009 at 05:49 PM.
    1998 370 Sundancer 380hp MAG MPI MerCruisers
    1994 Wellcraft 43 Portofino 3208 Turbo Cats
    1995 18 Sea Ray Laguna CC 135 Mercury outboard
    1999 17.5 Aqua Sport CC 90 HP Johnson
    1994 Sea-Doo Explorer RIB 657 Rotax Jet Drive
    2002 9.4 Water Tender 5 hp Honda 4 stroke

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Jersey
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1995 Sea Ray 370 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    Mercruiser 7.4L Blue Water inboard V Drives
    Posts
    757

    Re: Official 370 Sundancer thread

    Jon knows all about it!...

    sure do, that was almost 5 years ago!
    "Corona del Mar"
    1995 370 Sundancer
    7.4L Merc BW IB FWC
    Hurth/ZF 630 VD
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG, Raytheon: R20XX, 601XX, 650 AP
    Jersey Shore- Barnegat Bay

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    South Shore , Long Island
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1995 Sea Ray 370DA
    Engine(s)
    7.4 EFI's
    Posts
    351

    Re: Official 370 Sundancer thread

    GREAT thread........ This is our 4th season with our 1995 370DA....and we love it. Just the right size for the two of us. Handles great on plane and around the docks with gas motors. We've had a 280DA...310DA....330DA....but the 370DA is our favorite

    Heres a few mods I've done over the years.

    ....added a cockpit flat screen TV/DVD player.




    .....installed a Taylor Made FASTBACK camper.



    .....new bar faucet and s/s cup holders.



    along with a few other goodies.....like central vac system.......new cockpit carpet....all new canvas.


    This winter project will be to upgrade both old TV's with new flat screen units.
    Don
    ___________________
    1995 370 Sundancer
    " Dog Daze "
    Copiague, Long Island

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Chesapeake Bay
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1995 Sea Ray Sundancer 370,
    Engine(s)
    twin 454s
    Posts
    28

    Re: Official 370 Sundancer thread

    Can't agree more about the 370. The sliding door for the v-berth and seperate shower was the deal closer for us. This is our third Sea Ray and the four of us fit just right. We enjoyed the first summer with her so much, we kept her in the water all winter in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. We were there more than we originally planned and had a great time.

    I upgraded the tv recently and am in the process of making a door to cover the closet where the tv used to be. It is now mounted on a swing arm on the wall as you enter the mid cabin. Now we can all see it when we are at the dinette. Even when the curtain is closed, you can position it to be seen. When we travel, the screen faces the wall for protection and is secured with a strap. The other modifcation was adding shelves to the one closet in the v-berth.

    Again, thanks for all the great knowledge shared on this thread.
    1995 370 Sundancer Twin 7.4 carbs
    Upper Chesapeake Bay

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Simpsonville, South Carolina
    Boat
    Back Cove
    Details
    34 Downeaster
    Engine(s)
    Cummins 5.9 480hp
    Posts
    877

    Re: Official 370 Sundancer thread

    AARRhh

    What kind of fuel burn do you get with the cats?
    Paul

    Back Cove 34 5.9 Cummins

    2004 240BR 350Mag BravoIII

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