We don't...it stays snapped to the fore deck year round. Only time it comes off is to polish & wax deck. All screw holes were filled with recommended sealant before snaps attached. Boat lives in covered slip & rarely see rain. We cut around the skylights to allow light in, added plus is void makes a great place to store drinks, food, phones, etc.
BON DIA = Good Day, informal greeting among the locals of the Bonaire & Curacao, NA.
I absolutely love our 340. It's been at the dealer for a week now, and I truly miss it. I miss going down to the dock and having a beer on it in the afternoon. I miss the smell of the interior. I miss the Serious Sat Radio, and the thundering speakers.
I miss the view of the sunsets. I miss the feeling of sitting at the helm. I miss climbing into the engine room and checking things out and doing the light maintenance. I miss the satisfaction of leaving it just a little better than it was when I arrived that day.
I brought the 250 home - it's in the driveway. I spent all day cleaning the interior to get over missing the 340. I've tinkered more on the 250 in the last few months than most of the last 9.5 years. Anyone want to buy a 250? I don't need to make any money, just to pass it on to the next enthusiast.e Someone needs to buy it before it's cleaned to death.
2008 44 Sedan Bridge - Shell's Island II - Our awesome 44!
2005 340 Sundancer - Shell's Island - The perfect 340! - TRADED!
1997 250 Sundancer - Hampton's Inn - SOLD!
The 34 is a great boat hands down, as for getting the boat without a genny that would be a mistake as others have mention. the solution to the leaking canvas is to have the dealer pay for verco on the overlaps this keeps the water from coming through the zippers. this happened to us on a trip to block island in some nasty weather. our waterproof radio failed as well. once the verco was installed we never had a problem.
funny thing is the dealer knew about it and Searay as well, because once we complained they paid for the fix.