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1987 Bayliner Capri Rebuild 30 Jun 2015 17:52 #1

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Hello Everyone!

Last summer I purchased a beat up 1987 Bayliner Capri 1700. I knew she was a project so over the past 12 months I spent as much time as possible (first child born in November) getting her rebuilt. I had never rebuilt a boat before and knew this was going to be a major learning experience. The Capri was taken down to bare fiberglass (rotted stringers and plywood, rusted out fuel tank, shot electrical, etc) and rebuilt from scratch.

I wanted to post this gallery to give others some hope, and a guide when facing the same challenge. The entire process was a TON of work and at times felt like it would never end. Looking back it was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. If anyone has questions I'm here to help!

www.flickr.com/photos/127863431@N02/sets/72157655284113035





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Andrew

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1987 Bayliner Capri Rebuild 30 Jun 2015 22:18 #2

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Wow, what a great set of photos (to all other readers, recommend going to the Flickr link).

You weren't kidding when you said it was beat up. There was a lot of rotten wood in there.

Are you putting the Force 85 back on?
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1987 Bayliner Capri Rebuild 01 Jul 2015 12:18 #3

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Thanks for the kind words! I decided to ditch the Force. It had an 85 with a bad starter and lower unit. Repowered with a 2001 Johnson 90. She was just installed earlier this week

I have one last set of pictures to upload which include the new upholstery, rubrail, and nav lights. I will get then up with a few shots of her in the water for the 4th!

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1987 Bayliner Capri Rebuild 01 Jul 2015 13:21 #4

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Nice job so far can't wait to see final pics. I just started rebuild a few weeks ago on 87 2150 Capri BR can't wait to get it done. Good luck and keep up the good work.
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1987 Bayliner Capri Rebuild 19 Aug 2017 19:14 #5

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Nice job! I would like to hear more about your re-power and see the final pics. Where did you get your motor, and how hard was it to install? And, I assume you had to do new controls and wiring too? I am researching doing a re-power on my 1983 1600 Capri and replace the Force as well. Thx!

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