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Old 05-14-2009, 06:24 PM
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Bayliner cabin cruiser

Got a change to buy a 24' bayliner cabin cruiser, 350 chevy inboard/outboard. Been stored ten years, double axle, all tires flat. Here's the kicker....it's spotless on the inside, filthy on the outside. Even smells new. Pulled the engine cover and engine bay is also spotless. About an inch of dust on the top of boat. What's it worth? When I say spotless, I mean it. This boat never saw saltwater. It's a museum piece.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:28 PM
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The value of boats has declined precipitously of late due to fuel and the recession.

Bayliner is not known for producing a quality boat. It's fine for a lake..........I wouldn't want it in the ocean at any price.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:28 PM
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Got a change to buy a 24' bayliner cabin cruiser, 350 chevy inboard/outboard. Been stored ten years, double axle, all tires flat. Here's the kicker....it's spotless on the inside, filthy on the outside. Even smells new. Pulled the engine cover and engine bay is also spotless. About an inch of dust on the top of boat. What's it worth? When I say spotless, I mean it. This boat never saw saltwater. It's a museum piece.
The real question is does it have a BEER cooler. And it's value in todays economy is $6800
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:31 PM
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Assume that anything mechanical/safety that can deteriorate simply through the passage of time (e.g., battery, fluids, gaskets, seals, hoses, trailer tires) must be replaced. BTW, there are some boat fanatics on this board who wouldn't let their pet dog defecate on a Bayliner. Buckle your seatbelt...
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:29 PM
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A boat is a hole in the water you throw money into.

Decide once you have heard the engine run, and it runs properly...not just starts up. Who knows what kinds of evils lurk within that Mercruiser V8
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:39 PM
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make sure it has water to it before starting it or your gonna eat the waterpump.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:34 PM
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:45 PM
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That Bayliner will ruin you.

10 years! Probably needs a new long block. Can be had for around 2k.
The drive is probably shot to. Figure 2k for one.
The fuel system will need to be completely taken apart, drained, cleaned.

And when you are all done sinking about 6k of your money and time, or 15k of your money and a marina's time, you'll have a Bayliner worth about 4k.

A cheap boat is like a cheap Benz, only much more expensive.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:48 PM
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make sure it has water to it before starting it or your gonna eat the waterpump.
Plan on a water pump impeller at this point anyways. Outdrive issues, rusted manifolds...

I have a 26' dry docked Sea Ray that I'd give someone a chance to buy.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:14 PM
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I'm guessing that these are the same 350 engines that Silverton uses...I didn't have too much experience with them but I remember that they were always temperamental and on the one I was on a pain to start. We came into the dock once with only one engine and I saw another Silverton (Both 35 or 40s) smack right into another boat because they also came in with one engine.
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I have a 26' dry docked Sea Ray that I'd give someone a chance to buy.
You and me both..........
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:53 PM
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Bayliner powerboats and Hunter sailboats are the Yugos of the recreational marine world. Inland lake cruiser for a person very experienced in engine, hydraulic and fiberglass repair that also is a good swimmer.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:58 PM
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An SRA260 raffle seems our only way out.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:14 AM
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An SRA260 raffle seems our only way out.
This one is a 27' Weekender and it's been sitting for five years. I'll have to give it away............or spend a months getting it in shape.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:28 AM
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I'm gonna side with John Doe (on this one)

After spending 15K AND your own Labor...

I'd take it "OffShore"...
Only as far as the Anchor Line would stretch...With the Anchor implanted in the Beach.
Only with an Automatic Inflatable PFD strapped to my carcass...
Only with a Personal GPS (With Auto Alarm Function and a Fresh Battery) on Me.

(AND I've got my WSI certificate)
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