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Old 08-10-2006, 03:34 PM
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ARE THE BIGGER BAYLINERS AS BAD AS THE SMALLER ONES,,,??? 2452 Ciera ??? any good?? thanks!
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:58 PM
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Who says the smaller ones are bad? When I was growing up, my family had a 17' one for years and it was great.
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Old 08-10-2006, 04:52 PM
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Is Bayliner a new brand ,I have never heard of them before?
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Old 08-10-2006, 04:58 PM
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Ant1, are you pulling our legs?

Bayliners have been around for years and many, many, many thousands have been built from small runabouts up to at least a 47' Pilothouse yacht, (maybe even bigger). I can't believe anyone who boats or is around boats has never heard of Bayliners. It's the boating equivalent to saying you have never heard of a Chevy.
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ant1 - 8/10/2006 4:52 PM

Is Bayliner a new brand ,I have never heard of them before?
Kicking back to enjoy this one
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:09 PM
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yes that bad!
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:11 PM
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ant1 - 8/10/2006 5:52 PM

Is Bayliner a new brand ,I have never heard of them before?
Me either. Maybe they're only in New Jersey?

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Old 08-10-2006, 05:13 PM
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You're not going to get a whole lot of useful info. by posing the question
the way you did. Unless you're just stirring the pot.

Tell us more about yourself and how/where you plan to use a boat.
Fishing..Cruising.....?????? Offshore......Lake?????

And thanks for turning off the CAPS LOCK
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:25 PM
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There's a Bayliner 4855 Contessa I think in our local YC - complete with CUmmins power. Didnt know they made them that big till I saw her.
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:30 PM
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Not a bad looking boat and they serve their purpose... but they wouldn't be on top of my list.
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:37 PM
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YES!!
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:39 PM
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If I were you I'd stay away from them bad boys. I mean I had a small one and it would break apart every weekend causing my wife, me, the kids and the dog to drown every weekend. You know how much it cost every season just to glue that thing back together? Not to mention having everyone's lungs pumped out each weekend and their hearts restarted. I tell ya it's worse than smoking.

I would stay away from those boats. In fact I'd stay away from any boat if I were you and stick to just the guitars and cars. I mean every boat has one purpose from the day it is born. And that is to sink to the bottom. And the owner has one purpose and that's to prevent it from sinking. But he won't win. Sooner or later the boat fulfills it's purpose. Stay away from them. Go fly a kite by the electric wires and stay safe.




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Old 08-10-2006, 05:47 PM
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mole2 - 8/10/2006 5:39 PM
I would stay away from those boats. In fact I'd stay away from any boat if I were you and stick to just the guitars and cars. I mean every boat has one purpose from the day it is born. And that is to sink to the bottom. And the owner has one purpose and that's to prevent it from sinking. But he won't win. Sooner or later the boat fulfills it's purpose. Stay away from them. Go fly a kite by the electric wires and stay safe.

WOW Wasn't knocking the boat. They serve their purpose. They give you the opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy yourself whether fishing or cruising. Last time I checked that was the purpose of pleasure boats.....
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:12 PM
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I actually almost bought one at last year at the NY Boat Show at the Javits Ctr. Some dealer in LI offered me a 160 with trailer (but no engine) for like $9K or something ridiculously cheap like that. I was more interested in a CC or I would've gotten it - if for nothing else but having the fun of pulling a trailer down the Belt Pkwy. and over the Verrazanno back home.
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:44 PM
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I had a 2452 with the 5.7L for 3 years. If it held more than 80 gallons of fuel, I'd probably still own it. It handles 3' tight seas without too much trouble if you trim it down and don't try to keep up with the deep Vs. I fished mine hard and never had a problem, no structural problems or gelcoat cracks.
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"Bagliners" are a great boat in their price range. There are many Bayliners in the area and they all seem to be floating, year after year. Many folks love em and I must admit I never remember hearing a mayday when someone specifically said they were on a Bayliner.
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Love my 1952 cuddy, its 10 years old and has never given any trouble.
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chuck34 - 8/10/2006 4:58 PM


Bayliners have been around for years and many, many, many thousands have been built from small runabouts up to at least a 47' Pilothouse yacht, (maybe even bigger).






Without paying attention, their current flagship is a 54'er (or a 57'er if you/they include the swim platform in the LOA).


I've owned 5 Bayliners so far, from 17-32'. None of them caused me any grief (other than a little ribbing from the folks at the "yacht club", but who really cares what they think anyway...).

They serve their intended purposes just fine.

If it wasn't for Bayliner, a huge chunk of folks wouldn't be enjoying the boating lifestyle as much as they are today.

You're not getting the quality or reputation of a Bertram/Hatteras/Viking, but you aren't paying the piper, either...

Goodluck!
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:07 PM
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Made out of the same factory as Sea-Rays. It's the hardware they bolt on them that makes the difference.
- Many components are aluminum or something other than stainless. Expect to be continuouly replacing rusted out crap if you use it in the ocean.
- Vinyls used are cheap and seat construction is flimsy, also finish work is not as good as others. Look inside cabinets and under seats.

Very good prices, probably won't hold up as well as others or have the resale.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:15 PM
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Jim_Arndt - 8/10/2006 7:07 PM

Made out of the same factory as Sea-Rays.






Which factory is that?

Though they are owned by the same Corp (Brunswick), I haven't seen any factories that build both brands under the same roof.



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