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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 13 May 2010 09:20 #1

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I decided to open new thread for all the improvements completed for my '94 2355. In another thread I told about new cockpit upholstery. Here some pic's after seats and sidepanel installed. Note new air ventilation in the panel. That is additional vent for Wallas heater, that used to heat only the cabin and cave before.

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 13 May 2010 09:26 #2

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Next step was to fix the dashboard panels that were in a bad shape. Wooden panes refurbished and new mahogany steering wheel installed. I also repaced the old volt-meter with digital one to get more accurate status of the batteries (1 for starter and 2 for fun). Also installed new symbols for the switches.

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 13 May 2010 09:37 #3

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All the lightning is replaced by led-lights. For the cockpit I replaced the two old courtesy lights and installed 3rd one. Note also manual bilge pump that is installed in addition to the two electric ones (safety requirement for the inspection required by the boating club).

LED lights installed also into cabin, WC and cave.

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 13 May 2010 09:49 #4

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Other small improvements this spring:
-Support for the table to have fixed place when not needed.
-Sensor for sounder (for the plotter). Now there is proper sounder in addition to depth meter.
-Installed rebuilt kit for the carb (rochester 4bbl)
-Installed new fuel pump (old did lost the maximum capacity)

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 13 May 2010 14:10 #5

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Nice job. I specially like the led light near the manual pump !

And also the white line on this nice blue seats !

Did you use leather on the side "wall" ? It seems not to be a blue vinyl, but something like "alcantara" or equivalent !

In fact, I like the general aspect that this blue give to your boat !

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 13 May 2010 15:03 #6

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)*&)(@#*$@!!@#$@#*($(*&)!!!!!

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT STEERING WHEEL!!!!!!

Whats the little vent by your dash for in front of the shifter?

I was going to do led cockpit lights, those turned out great. The stock lights are too dim and fairly useless. I really like what you did with the table, that is innovative thinking!

very nice job :)

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Yep - Really like the navy with the white pinstripe - nice look! The wheel and dash in the woodgrain looks great too.

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question on photo #2 looking toward the back deck what is that under the boat hook. Is that a table or something else?

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 13 May 2010 17:11 #9

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hikepat;455641 wrote: question on photo #2 looking toward the back deck what is that under the boat hook. Is that a table or something else?


I belive that is a storage compartment. On mine they made it a fairly useless seat that slides out, I wish it was a storage compartment =

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 13 May 2010 18:01 #10

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Thanks for the comments !

Answering the question in the order they appear:
-On the side panel I used same fabric as in the seats. It is from a boat seats manufacturing company. Fabric is water proof, UV protectec and mildew resistant. The white stripes are some kind of vinyl.
-Steering wheel is from local boat accessory shop: www.maritim.fi . I quess they sell similar everywhere.
-The vent I added to cockpit panel is for hot air. I have wallas-marine paraffin oil heater in engine room. It blows hot air into cabin and cave. (yes, in Finland there is more need for heater than aircon...). Heater has actually more capacity than needed, so I added branching and new pipe to cockpit to give some heat under the camper canvas. It is also supposed to prevent steam in the windshield when it is rainy...to be tested.
-yes, under boat hook there is storage compartment. It is handy for all the ropes and stuff. I have also battery switch located there. I quess it is standard in this age of bayliners. Later models (from 1998->when L-lounge backrest turned to folding model) there is extra seat instead. Mine has sliding seat under L-lounge (faces backwards)

This thursday I spent under the boat sanding the bottom and cleaning it - going to prime it and paint with antifouling (will go to saltwater for the first time). I still have plenty of ideas, the story will continue...

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 13 May 2010 18:31 #11

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lol damn, i am like 50% finish, but i cant read or write it :)

I have a hard time navigating that website, I will have to search around I hate my stock steering wheel :)

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haheikkibl;455705 wrote: Thanks for the comments !

Answering the question in the order they appear:
-On the side panel I used same fabric as in the seats. It is from a boat seats manufacturing company. Fabric is water proof, UV protectec and mildew resistant. The white stripes are some kind of vinyl.
-Steering wheel is from local boat accessory shop: www.maritim.fi . I quess they sell similar everywhere.
-The vent I added to cockpit panel is for hot air. I have wallas-marine paraffin oil heater in engine room. It blows hot air into cabin and cave. (yes, in Finland there is more need for heater than aircon...). Heater has actually more capacity than needed, so I added branching and new pipe to cockpit to give some heat under the camper canvas. It is also supposed to prevent steam in the windshield when it is rainy...to be tested.
-yes, under boat hook there is storage compartment. It is handy for all the ropes and stuff. I have also battery switch located there. I quess it is standard in this age of bayliners. Later models (from 1998->when L-lounge backrest turned to folding model) there is extra seat instead. Mine has sliding seat under L-lounge (faces backwards)

This thursday I spent under the boat sanding the bottom and cleaning it - going to prime it and paint with antifouling (will go to saltwater for the first time). I still have plenty of ideas, the story will continue...


Awesome upgrades. Word of caution - most/all of the kerosene heaters I've seen are NOT rated for ignition protection in a gasoline engine compartment.

Here in my part of the USA, we have the need for heat and AC :)

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 15 May 2010 19:49 #13

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Ishiboo - valid point !
I did not find info from manufacturers website about Wallas 1800 ignition protection. However it has been in the engine compartment for years (not istalled by myself). Air intake and exhaust are thru hull. For security I am going to have engine stopped and engine room fan running for a while before starting heater.

Achieved today (8 hours spent under the boat...)
-removal of the stripes (something new planned...)
-Painting with primer, 3 layers
-Antifouling, 2 layers

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 16 May 2010 19:09 #14

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OK, I'll comment. A 23' on a single axle trailer?:confused:
Also, wouldn't it be a little gentler on the gelcoat if that bow stop had some rubber or vinyl or something soft a cushy on it?:(
Nice looking boat by the way.
Oh ya, had a bit of a tough time figuring out where they have the fancy steering wheels on your web site too.:confused:

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Trailer is custom made for this boat by the previous owner. Axle and wheels are heavy duty agricultural one's. I think they are strong enough. Trailer has no suspension, breaks or lights etc, so it is not for road use, but for taking boat up from water and storage. The guy who sold me the boat by the way got a nice ticket by using trailer on road. Police found following crime: not registrated trailer, no lights, no breaks (heavy trailer), towing vehicle too lightweight, driver had no licence authorizing to tow such heavy combination.
He did not tell how high the fee was...
Actually there is some water hose around the bow stop, but it does not show well in the pictures.

Here is link to Maritim's catalog (I chose another language :)):
http://cantersrv1.calecta.fi/maritim/catalogue2010rus/flash.html#/89/
Some links also in english:
http://www.nauticexpo.com/boat-manufacturer/steering-wheel-16608.html
http://marinestore.co.uk/ships-wheels-m.html

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 18 May 2010 03:36 #16

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Thanks for the links, in English:)
I can see why he sold you the trailer, it was bad luck for him.

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haheikkibl;456809 wrote: Trailer is custom made for this boat by the previous owner. Axle and wheels are heavy duty agricultural one's. I think they are strong enough. Trailer has no suspension, breaks or lights etc, so it is not for road use, but for taking boat up from water and storage. The guy who sold me the boat by the way got a nice ticket by using trailer on road. Police found following crime: not registrated trailer, no lights, no breaks (heavy trailer), towing vehicle too lightweight, driver had no licence authorizing to tow such heavy combination.
He did not tell how high the fee was...
Actually there is some water hose around the bow stop, but it does not show well in the pictures.


They make single axles with up to 7500-8000# capacity iirc. I have a 7000# single axle car hauler I built awhile back. It uses the same tires/rims as my F350 and is very convenient because the trucks spare can fit the trailer too.
I really like the 2355's. If our financial situation ever allows an upgrade it will 4-foot-itis for me:)

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OK, next upgrade completed: cabin flooring.

I found company ( http://www.mesitek.fi/tuotesivu.php?nayta=testi ) who is making teak style parts for boat manufacturers like
- Bella: http://www.brunswickmarine.fi/?nid=29226&lcid=1035
- Castello: http://www.castelloboats.fi/index.php?lang=en
- and some others as well

They sell this material in plates (240 x 130 cm). It is not wood byt synthetic so called high pressure laminate. Mesitek also has "boat tailor" service where they can do the readymade parts for any boat. Owner just need to make pattern and send it to factory.

So interior flooring completed by using 240 x 130 raw plate and cutting it myself.

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Next is naturally cockpit flooring :cool:

Carpets and snap fasteners removed first.
I made patterns of the roughened areas of cockpit floor and cut matching parts of laminate. This high pressure laminate is fully water resistant and does not have plywood background. So it is fully weather proof and durable for outdoor use. Also seller claims that it is not slippery when wet. (to be seen)

Here is some pictures of cockpit floor before and testing the ready parts. In these pictures the parts are not yet glued and also they will be sealed around by black sikaflex paste.

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Hannu's 2355 upgrades 21 May 2010 20:12 #20

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That looks very good. I like the Navy blue with white pinstripes but wonder how hot it is in the sun?

The heater in the bilge also does not sound safe to me either.

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You may find a nice wood steering wheel here.
http://greatlakesskipper.com/category-1/20_21-steering-steering-wheels.html

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man wtf stop posting, now i need to change all kinds of stuff!!!!!

:) looks excellent!!!

Thanks todd!!! I hate my stock steering wheel, feels like i can break it without much force :)

edit:
Is that a flip up seat where the front flips up so you can stand there?

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Thanks Ryan !

Sorry, but I need to disappoint you, I can't stop now, this is just the beginning. Quess what next (hint: there is still one surface that needs to be covered) :D

And yes, I have installed new seat with flip up front to stand there.

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haheikkibl;458799 wrote: .....

And yes, I have installed new seat with flip up front to stand there.

I have the same helm seat and love it.

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Nehalennia;458665 wrote: I like the Navy blue with white pinstripes but wonder how hot it is in the sun?


Todd, I do not live in the hottest country on earth, but yes, it can go up to over 30 degrees celcius here (equals to 86 F by quick googling). It might get a bit hot, as well as new flooring in direct sun. There is always the option to keep bimini up to give some shadow.

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haheikkibl;458902 wrote: Todd, I do not live in the hottest country on earth, but yes, it can go up to over 30 degrees celcius here (equals to 86 F by quick googling). It might get a bit hot, as well as new flooring in direct sun. There is always the option to keep bimini up to give some shadow.


Trust me, I like it. Since it's fabric even though it's dark will be cooler than vinyl would.

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