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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 15 Mar 2015 03:22 #1

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I finally registered after reading many posts....what a great site!

After a lot of research I have narrowed the search to a 2001 or newer Bayliner 3488 (or similar Meridian 341). I live in the Pacific Northwest but open to shipping the right boat. I prefer no lower helm, but will take one with a lower helm. Gas motors are fine since diesel is really out of my price range, and we will not be doing much long distance cruising anyway. If anyone has one fore sale or knows of one for sale please contact me. Thanks!

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 15 Mar 2015 07:38 #2

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 17 Mar 2015 06:05 #3

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Thanks Ruffryder! Actually that is a boat I was quite interested in. My boat broker contacted the owner a few times and unfortunately the price is non-negotiable. At that price plus shipping to Seattle, etc it will not work. I am not looking for a bargain, but this boat will not work at the current price. There is a diesel Meridian 341 in British Columbia we inquired about, but it had a history I was not comfortable with. I hope to find a 3488 in the next 60 days It seems like the lower gas prices are keeping some boats off market that might otherwise be for sale.

Ruffryder wrote: 65K maybe?
www.boattrader.com/listing/2002-Bayliner...ommand-Bridge-614673

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 17 Mar 2015 13:40 #4

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Friends of ours just traded in their 341 for a 45 Ocean Alexander. I will find out if it is available.

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 17 Mar 2015 14:56 #5

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Banana belt has one for 79K...2002 gasser
bananabeltboats.com/boats-for-sale/

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 17 Mar 2015 17:52 #6

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The Banana Belt listing looks very clean, but I ruled it out because it has nearly 1,000 hours. I just assume wait for one with less hours. Thanks again for another good suggestion.

Itsabowtime2: I would love to hear which dealer may have the 341. Thanks.

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 02 Apr 2015 13:02 #7

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1997 3488 baylinner for sale very low hrs 366 fresh water use. Fresh water cooled twin Eli's very well maintain moving up. Has everything an everything works as it should. Full enclosure last year. Boat in ny. Need to sell

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 02 Apr 2015 13:50 #8

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 02 Apr 2015 14:31 #9

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I've looked at the Bellingham Boat. Not bad. It has been there for a while. It will likely go for less than 100.

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 04 Apr 2015 06:30 #10

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For what it's worth, I looked at the Portland 3488. I liked the newer 6.3 engines--. their specs showed greater low end torque than larger Mercruiser engines but the ones in this boat are raw water cooled and you'd need to install a heat exchanger and fresh water cooling system to run in the Sound. Not sure of the final installed price . The engines were replaced due to a problem the 5.7 exhaust systems had with resonance reversion. Google that term looking for a white paper by SAMS surveyor Jane Christen. It's worth reading -- evidently, there was an exhaust design flaw that Bayliner and Mercruiser acknowledged. A number of boats had the problem and got new engines. I intended to have my mechanical surveyor look for signs of salt water intrusion thru the exhaust. Read some of the info on resonance reversion, it may help you keep an eye out for potential issues when looking at the 5.7 powered 3488's. . I also looked at the 3488 diesel in Bellingham. Actually made an offer similar to Talman's recommendation but no luck. Don't really like the 4BTA diesel anyways so still shopping

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 04 Apr 2015 12:36 #11

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Keep in mind that the 2005 and newer boats are quite different than the earlier ones. In addition to a totally different layout they are beamier.

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New member looking for a Bayliner 3488 11 Aug 2015 21:47 #12

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kaiserwe wrote: For what it's worth, I looked at the Portland 3488. I liked the newer 6.3 engines--. their specs showed greater low end torque than larger Mercruiser engines but the ones in this boat are raw water cooled and you'd need to install a heat exchanger and fresh water cooling system to run in the Sound. Not sure of the final installed price . The engines were replaced due to a problem the 5.7 exhaust systems had with resonance reversion. Google that term looking for a white paper by SAMS surveyor Jane Christen. It's worth reading -- evidently, there was an exhaust design flaw that Bayliner and Mercruiser acknowledged. A number of boats had the problem and got new engines. I intended to have my mechanical surveyor look for signs of salt water intrusion thru the exhaust. Read some of the info on resonance reversion, it may help you keep an eye out for potential issues when looking at the 5.7 powered 3488's. . I also looked at the 3488 diesel in Bellingham. Actually made an offer similar to Talman's recommendation but no luck. Don't really like the 4BTA diesel anyways so still shopping


www.michel-christen.com/ExhaustElbows.pdf

Lots of valuable information here. Thank you for the post! We knew there was an issue with the gas engines and hydrolocking, but never knew why. This post you recommended provides at least, a tool to look for risers that are suspect.

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