POS 340

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by dvx216, Sep 6, 2022.

  1. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    Catawaba Island,Oh.
    2001 340 sundancer 8.1
    8.1s 370 v drv.
    Don't bother on this 2001 340 Da. in Harrison township / Saint Clair Shores Mich. . When we looked at this one it had been sitting with the top down. The mold was so thick I'm surprised mushrooms weren't going. The upholstery looked nice online turns out it was done in Nylon denier. Home Depot flooring in the cabin. They didn't know how the do the storage covers so the put hatch covers on them that stuck up above the floor about a 1/2". Opened one of the floor storage covers to find about an 1" of with in it.
     
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  2. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    I assume this is a PSA. It may be helpful if you posted the link to the POS in question.
     
  3. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    Catawaba Island,Oh.
    2001 340 sundancer 8.1
    8.1s 370 v drv.
  4. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I find the subwoofer installed in the storage cabinet door to be more offensive than the hatches in the floor!! At least you could remedy the hatch situation without too much difficulty. :)

    Bummer about it not being clean and full of water though. How a selling broker can avoid disclosing this would be beyond me...Temptation Yacht Sales...hmmm...

    And that's not exactly a "I'm full of mold, need some TLC" asking price for the older body style 340...
     
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  5. skolbe

    skolbe Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Zodiac 290 Wave Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    So it is funny - you look at the ad and it looks like a really nice boat. My wife and I were discussing how I put so much work into the boat. Was replacing a sink drain because it looked bad this weekend. To most people they wouldn't notice a pitted sink drain - then you hear stories like this and think I will keep my boat.
     
  6. play dough

    play dough Active Member

    403
    Aug 29, 2011
    Cheboygan, Michigan
    1997 Sea Ray 330DA
    7.4L MPI Mercruiser
    I looked at a 330DA that Temptation was representing when I was in the market a few years ago. The boat was on the hard, up on blocks. I arrived a bit before the agent and did a walk around from the ground. When the agent arrived, my question was, "does it float?" Never boarded the boat. It was a mess and certainly not represented by them as a project boat in any way. I would have been annoyed if I had traveled any distance to inspect that boat.
     
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  7. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    1998 370 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI
    What could have possibly been wrong on the outside that you would wonder if it floated? I couldn't imagine.
     
  8. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    Catawaba Island,Oh.
    2001 340 sundancer 8.1
    8.1s 370 v drv.
    I asked about the floor hatches before going to look at it. The Broker acted like he didn't know what I was talking about. Big Red Flag for me with Temptation Yacht to sell a turd like this for that kind of money. This thing was listed at 98K originally. The boat wasn't hooked to shore power so the batteries were probably dead and the bilge full of water.
     
  9. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    '91 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Yes, we always preferred aside dinette table not a vbunk table down in cabin. We would probably spend more nights on it if we had a dedicated vbunk bed and side dinette table like in our 268 and 270.
    After 2 years of getting this one fixed all up like we want, I read ads and think no, just no, not fixing crap all over again. We will deal with a v bunk table. We really like the Pirate Lady and after 2 years are trusting her to go and get us home. Not starting over.
    There is an old saying “Dance with the girl you brought, not the hot one across the room”.
     
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  10. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 26, 2008
    Highland Village, TX/Port Richey, FL
    SOLD 2005 420 DA w/T-8.1S Horizons
    2018 Sea Hunt 255se w/Yamaha 300hp
    Person who bought my boat said he looked at 6 previous 420/44 DAs, all listed as pristine and open checkbook maintenance. Said he was appalled at how people keep just expensive toys. He bought my boat with no negotiating within an hour of seeing it.

    BTW, am I the only person who hates the corny, over-used, BS term of 'maintained with open checkbook'?
     
  11. Gord

    Gord Member

    84
    Oct 12, 2013
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    340 Sundancer 2002
    Twin 8.1 Horizon w/ v drives
    Easy on the old style 340. We have one and love it
     
  12. Nauti1

    Nauti1 Member

    39
    Aug 21, 2013
    Wyandotte Michigan
    1986 Sundancer 268 (sold)
    Mercruiser 260,alpha1
    A lot of boats (not all) on Lake St Clair are owned by young party people who use them to go hang out at the Moot. Boat maintenance is not a priority to them.
     
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  13. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I'm not entirely sure pointing out a high asking price for a dirty boat qualifies as insulting a model series...but okay :)
     
  14. Great lakes pirate

    Great lakes pirate Active Member

    639
    Jan 5, 2010
    Lake St. Clair
    2000 35 Tiara Open
    Cummins 6BTA's
    370
    Guy From Wayndotte (not even on Lake St. Clair), do you have any data to support this silly comment?
     
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  15. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Usually this means they opened the check book but never signed the check when they found out what the cost would be. A boat truly maintained with an open checkbook needs no mention and shines above the rest.

    -Kevin
     
  16. Gord

    Gord Member

    84
    Oct 12, 2013
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    340 Sundancer 2002
    Twin 8.1 Horizon w/ v drives
    No problem
     
  17. play dough

    play dough Active Member

    403
    Aug 29, 2011
    Cheboygan, Michigan
    1997 Sea Ray 330DA
    7.4L MPI Mercruiser
    Yes, I had to pause with that analysis as well. Perhaps because there is a large concentration of boats in SE Michigan, you would find a larger share of neglected boats. Lots of beautiful boats between 9 mile and the Clinton River.
     
  18. skolbe

    skolbe Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Zodiac 290 Wave Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    It seems like there are two types of boaters. Those that party and have a boat as the location and those that love boating and everything about maintaining a vessel. Some areas are known as more party areas. Lake of The Ozarks is one example.

    I often watch the videos Temptation Yachts does and they always look nice. But maybe the art of the camera angle.

    I keep up with everything on boat. But there is always a what is next list. Often times it is not ready to be replaced/maintained but is getting there. Open checkbook to me often implies the owner did nothing and called the mechanic when needed.
     
  19. Nauti1

    Nauti1 Member

    39
    Aug 21, 2013
    Wyandotte Michigan
    1986 Sundancer 268 (sold)
    Mercruiser 260,alpha1
    Yes, my boat is registered in Wyandotte, but keep my boat at Emerald City, I’ve spent 3 years looking for a 340 Express Cruiser. I looked a lot of boats around St Clair Shores, Mt Clemens,Harrison Twp and Down River. I finally found one of the nicest 340’s in Harrison Twp. after looking at a bunch of neglected and abused boats in the same area.
     

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