We love when our readers ask practical questions, where we can help out. One reader wrote to us this week, asking this question: “I have a 20,000-lb. boatlift and I am interested in a 370 Sundancer. I would like to find out where this boat will sit properly on my lift, so I need to know the center of gravity of the boat. Would you happen to know where the center of gravity is on the 370 or where I can find this information?” We sent this question directly to our contacts at Sea Ray.
The team at Sea Ray responded by simply sending us this schematic diagram of the 370 Sundancer, straight from the company files.
A picture is worth a thousand words. We selected the center of gravity as tested because that would more accurately reflect the real-world conditions of a boat on a lift, rather than the “center of gravity dry boat” also shown on this diagram.
The Sea Ray 370 Sundancer that we tested was powered with twin 380-hp MerCruiser 8.2 MAG DTS with Axius joystick control. She cruised at 27.3 mph at 3500 rpm with a fuel economy of 1.0 mpg, and topped out at 43.8 mph. The hardtop is standard, and the helm and companion seats swivel to enhance entertaining possibilities while at the dock or on the hook. Our test boat had a weight as tested of 19,480 lbs., but we have recommended that our reader consult the owner’s manual of his boatlift to make sure this boat is within spec for safe usage.
See our full test of the Sea Ray 370 Sundancer here.
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