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Old 07-26-2019, 10:53 AM
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I heard many bad things about the hull of Bayliner. I have also heard the company worked hard to fix these problems and that the new Bayliner no longer have the “looseness” issues. That the hull has been formed up. Any input would be appreciated.
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Good friend has one as his little Boat here on lower Potomac. He uses it when it is just them and or another couple

very spacious and thought out interior- for a little boat. Mercury 4stroke has been flawless.

It is NOT rough water boat. Anything over a.5’ chop he takes his larger boat or just knows he is getting a beating.
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I loved my bayliner, had it for 10 years. It was a VERY lightweight boat though, it was like having a large jet ski and bounced around on the tops of the waves. The motor hung off the back was a Mercury right so the mechanics are the same as any other boat with a mercury. But those hulls are thinly laid.
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The hulls come with a lifetime warranty. I've got the 16' deckboat which is the same hull bottom. Never had anything loose. They're lower tier boats which means you need to be ready to pick up some tools to take up the factory slack.
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I forgot to mention THT is rather fond of bashing the crap out of Bayliners soooo prepare for the horrors
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Well I have heard that they have Hull issues before I knew this site exsisted. Just saying. But thanks for the heads up.
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I know the early Elements had issues with water getting into the sponsons. Their solution, put in a drain plug. I would ask the dealer what else has been done to address this issue. Just google “bayliner element water in sponsons”....
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Originally Posted by P91473 View Post
I know the early Elements had issues with water getting in
to the sponsons. Their solution, put in a drain plug. I would ask the dealer what else has been done to address this issue.
Still an issue. Not sure how it's getting either. They said they added sealant to screws in the deck but I still get water without rain. I just drain them and leave them out when it's on the trailer.
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Bayliners are great boats and much better than Freemanz.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
Bayliners are great boats and much better than Freemanz.
Here we go...
Let's not get stupidz
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It's a budget, entry level choice.

The common perception is that they are garbage, the truth is they probably aren't complete garbage but the image exists and does plague the resale value.

They've been around for a long time so they must be doing something right.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
Bayliners are great boats and much better than Freemanz.
yes, great for Marling fishing’s.
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Here is a typical THT'r enjoying a cruise on his Bayliner. That Autopilot works great!


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Mines been getting me home safe for the last 3 years
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A long while ago...not sure if it was on this board or not, but someone did a cost analysis on owning a Bayliner vs. a Grady (or another high end boat...can't recall which one it was...)

Long story short...the Bayliner actually did pretty well when compared tonthe other boat...I'll assume you might have more issues with the Bayliner...but if there were really that bad...they wouldn't still be in business...
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