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1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 14 Aug 2007 15:35 #1

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Here are some before and after pics of my modifications to our old family boat to my new and improved wakeboarding boat.

I have added:

- A new Clarion reciever, 6 speakers, 1 amp and 1 sub.
- New sport bucket driver seat
- New carpet
- Skylon Swoop Xtreame wakeboard tower
- Monster Tower removable wakeboard racks
- Custom swim platform from swimplatforms.com

I also cleaned it up ALOT, especially the hull with my Porter-Cable dual action polisher. Quite a job in the 98 degree Texas sun.

I'm also relatively new to the forum and this is my first formal introduction. The first boat my family owned when I was born was a 1968 Savage American, it was about 16' I think and it had a 55hp Homelite outboard. In 1988 my family bought a 19' Bayliner bowrider with an 85hp Force engine, I think the boat was a Classic as well. Then in 1993 with 13 grandkids, my grandfather bought this boat, and I took care of the cleaning and simple minor Mx. Now my grandfather is not able to use the boat and all the grandkids have grown up and moved away (like me) and I just moved to a town in TX with a HUGE lake so I have the boat fixed up and shipped down here.

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1993 Bayliner Classic 2250
Skylon Swoop X-Treame Wakeboard Tower
Custom Full Transom Swim Platform

1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 14 Aug 2007 15:41 #2

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1993 Bayliner Classic 2250
Skylon Swoop X-Treame Wakeboard Tower
Custom Full Transom Swim Platform

1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 14 Aug 2007 20:10 #3

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Bravo! It looks great!

Actually....speaking of Bravo....you should repower it. ;)

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1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 14 Aug 2007 20:14 #4

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A very nice result. The boat looks like new. Congratulations.

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1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 14 Aug 2007 20:58 #5

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I'd like a little info on your swim platform. I'm currently looking for that very type to add to my 87 bayliner.

info on what you paid (if yo wouldn't mind) would be greatly appreciated. How was dealing with swimplatform.com? did it come complete and easy to install?

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1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 14 Aug 2007 23:07 #6

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The swim platform is a little spendy, I think I paid about $1,600 for the platform including tax and shipping (it weighs about 300 lbs).

It is a custom swim platform so it will fit perfectly. The install is not to bad, just a few jack stands to hold the platform in place and if you are used to drilling into fiberglass and so you will not get stress cracks down the road. I had a marina install it for me since I didn't have much time to work on the boat as I moved to TX but it comes equiped with all the brackets and hardware and detailed instructions to install, it is a complete package.

It is a real nice platform, very sturdy and it looks like it was OEM. The combo of the Tower and the platform and the 22' boat with a little balast make for a great wakeboarding boat (for under $10K).

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Skylon Swoop X-Treame Wakeboard Tower
Custom Full Transom Swim Platform

1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 15 Aug 2007 18:14 #7

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One more note about the swim platform. It is fiberglass and has a no slip textured surface so its nice for bare feet and sneakers, but when you use it to strap on a wakeboard it's pretty slippery so I ordered some neoprene type padding material to put on the top of the swim platform so it will be more usable for my application. I ordered 2 sheets of Hydro-turf which is actually the stuff they use as padding on jet skis. Another company makes a similar product called Gator Grip, but I liked the texture and colors of the Hydro-Turf better. I'll post more pics when I have it installed.

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Skylon Swoop X-Treame Wakeboard Tower
Custom Full Transom Swim Platform

1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 17 Aug 2007 16:42 #8

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thanks so much for the info. I have recieved a quote from them yesterday. you were right on on what is would cost for my application.

it looks like it will be a project for the winter as funds settle down a bit. I've already spent quite alot this year on my restoration. I don't think it will hurt me to wait awhile longer to add the swim platform.

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1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 18 Aug 2007 03:36 #9

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I originally got my quote in November of 06, but I didn't have access to the boat until early May. They originally told me it would take about 1-2 weeks to make it and ship it in NOV but in May it took 8-9 weeks. They get a lot of orders in the spring but not many in the fall so waiting till then sounds smart.

It is definitely worth every penny, I can take more pics in a few weeks when I pull the boat out to put down the Hydro-turf if you want but there are tons of pics on the site of others boats and it might have your model/year boat already on the web site.

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1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 18 Aug 2007 03:54 #10

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I looked on the site, they do look nice. I would be interested in some close up shots of it. espically the mounting, vent, and ladder setup.

thanks for all the info. :cool:

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1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 29 Sep 2007 23:57 #11

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Update:

Just installed a Faria fuel flow meter/trip computer as well as a solid state electric bilge pump switch and the Racor LG100 fuel/air separator.

The FF meter works great, now I know that cruising at 3500 rpm I am burning 12.5 gph and at 3200 rpm I am getting 9 gph for a difference of 3 mph as read on my speedometer.

The bilge pump works as advertised and I made sure its hard wired to the battery and not the MBSS which I turn off when I leave my boat in the water.

The Racor LG100 did a great job of not letting fuel out of the vent but I still had a little splash out of the filler tube. With the FF meter and knowing how much I have burned, I know how much it will take and I can slow the pump when it gets close.

Thanks to all for the help in selecting the Racor LG100, its the best item for this application around.

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1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 12 Oct 2007 01:59 #12

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Here are a few pics of the improved instrument panel and swim platform. I covered the swim platform in Hydro-Turf so I could strap into my wakeboard on the platform and not slip off.

The instrument panel is improved by the new 2 gauges on the right. The new top gauge is the trim indicator and the silver one on the bottom is the fuel flow meter/trip computer. In the pic it shows I have 52 gal of fuel left.

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Skylon Swoop X-Treame Wakeboard Tower
Custom Full Transom Swim Platform

1993 Bayliner Classic 2250 to Wakeliner Classic 12 Oct 2007 10:32 #13

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Your doing an excellent job there.
I really like what you have done to your swimplatform.
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Michael

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