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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2007 320 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    350 Mags w/Bravo III drives
    Posts
    91
    My '07 320 was delivered in October and is now in storage. I haven't had my first season with it yet but I'm enjoying reading about all of your experiences!

    One thing I have not seen on CSR is anyone mentioning the "soft top" option on Sea Ray's Sport Cruisers. I ordered it on mine and I'm wondering if anyone else has any feedback on it.

    Thanks!
    2007 320DA 350 Mags w/BIII

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    None
    Boat
    Of
    Details
    Your
    Engine(s)
    Business
    Posts
    1,235
    Congrats on the new 320. I'm confused on this soft top option, why pay extra money on an option that does the same thing as the item it replaces? Is there more to it than that?

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Great Mills, MD
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2002 320DA
    Engine(s)
    350MAG Horizons / V-drives
    Posts
    761
    Dave,

    We have camper canvas on our 320, a custom job that the previous owner added. It is great, and I highly recommend it. It looks very much like the factory camper canvas on the smaller (i.e. 240/260/280) boats.

    Also agree with all your nitpicks - I got a good laugh over the head sink too small comment. I though I was the only one that had trouble brushing my teeth using that sink.

    We've having the front three clear panels replaced with stratoglass this off season. The center panel was yellowing pretty good. I probably could have gotta another season out of it with a good buff job. I really hated the crappy view through the plastic, so we're upgrading.

    -CJ

    "Full Circle II"
    2002 320DA
    5.7L Horizons/V-drives
    West Basin Marina, Patuxent River MD

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2007 320 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    350 Mags w/Bravo III drives
    Posts
    91
    jg300da,

    I personally like the look of the soft top as it eliminates the support struts by using a pretty heavy duty aluminum frame attached to the arch. It provides a slightly larger shade area and I'm told that because it extends aft a bit more than the standard top, that the aft curtain is at a better angle for using the rear cockpit seating when the curtain is up.

    But again, it's in storage waiting for it's first season. As to paying more for something that does the same thing, I guess the same could be said for paying $6k for a colored hull. All of the promotion pictures of the 320 on Sea Ray's web site have the soft top. I'm just curious if anyone has had any experience with it they can share.
    2007 320DA 350 Mags w/BIII

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    320 Sundancer, Mercury 310 Sport Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    Engine(s)
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    Posts
    3,383
    Well we have a deposit on a new 320, but am still waffling a bit on new vs. used. The soft top I think looks neat, and is functional for Rod Holders. But, the wife doesn't care for it.

  6. #16
    So does anyone have Taylor Made Fastback enclosure?

    http://www.taylormarine.com/fastback/index.html

    They have one specifically for the 320. Click the link on that page to see a picture.

    9 months out of the year we wouldn't use it. But during our mild winters we like to use the boat a lot, and its always a bit uncomfortable boating with the stock rear canvas up (I have to unzip it all to back into the slip). For the parade of lights, we had 8 people on board, with the heater down below running, and a small ceramic heater in the cockpit. It was very enjoyable except for the lack of headroom around the table due to the sloped canvas.

    I've thought of a custom rear camper enclosure, but I'd prefer not to have to install another bimini rail across the back. It could be removed for the other months, but theres always folks stepping across our boat in tie ups and I'm not sure I want a mounting hinge sticking up.

    The Taylor Made kit looks a bit odd, but it would give us enough room inside during the winter months to take 6 people on a cruise, yet it has screens to open up for ventilation. And it doesn't require another bimini support, just some bendable poles (like a tent). The problem is that its expensive, and Navy blue is a custom order color.

    Any idea how much a custom enclosure would cost? The Taylor made is ~$3K, but I hear they have good deals at the Miami boat show every year. We'll be there, so maybe I'll luck out. Or does anyone know of a great place to get one?

    Thanks.

    -Dave
    '04 320DA T350 Mag V-drives

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by skolbe
    Well we have a deposit on a new 320, but am still waffling a bit on new vs. used. The soft top I think looks neat, and is functional for Rod Holders. But, the wife doesn't care for it.
    My wife and I were back and forth about new vs used until we found the boat we ended up buying. We paid 45k less than new for an 05 with 40hrs on the mains and 50hrs on the gen. I couldn't justify 45 grand just to have a boat that is a year newer.
    Mark Buckwalter
    320 Sundancer
    "Never Enough"

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2005 390 Sundancer thruster, ST7001 autopilot, tracvision M3, Raymarine Dual E120, 7.3 Kw Kohler
    Engine(s)
    8.1sHO with V-Drives
    Posts
    214
    CJ - I had the 3 front panels and the side panels done in Strataglass last winter. The clarity is terrific, better in fact than looking through the glass windshield due to the slight distortion from the curved glass.
    I recommend getting a zippered smiley in the center panel. It looks good and is highly functional.

    2005 390 Sundancer "Lucky Dog II"
    Previous Boat - 2003 320 Sundancer

  9. #19

    Engine opinions?

    In the process of ordering a 2007 320 Sundancer...any thoughts on engine config?

    Thanks
    Jason

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Gulf Shores AL
    Boat
    Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    Details
    Previous 220SD, 260DA, 300DA
    Engine(s)
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Posts
    4,240
    Hlrazr, Ordering? What happened to the Four Winns 318 you where looking at?
    [SIGPIC]Current 2016 SeaRay 19 SPX OB
    Previous boats
    2006 SeaRay 300DA. Twin 350 Horizon Bravo 3's
    2004 SeaRay 260DA. 350 MPI Bravo 3
    2003 SeaRay 220SD. 260 MPI Alpha 1
    1988 Wellcraft 210 Classic. 260 HP 5.7 EFI Bravo

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