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cockpit storage, engine floor, and aft bilge painted 25 Jan 2016 00:52 #1

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over 4 months my kids and I thoroughly cleaned the interior bottom -
aka the aft "bilge". then we used BilgeKoat ultra white. the results
were very satisfying. for grins, I ate a couple meatballs off of the
renovated bilge to be able to say that it is clean enough to eat off of...
the kids where amused but would not try it!
(this was a summer project)

BilgeKoat produced excellent results: a tough clean surface.








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cockpit storage, engine floor, and aft bilge painted 25 Jan 2016 01:40 #2

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Do yourself a huge favor - make a plywood top to go between stringer and the outboard platform over top of the stuffing box. It is so nice to be able to slide under the exhaust instead of contort over the shaft log and under the exhaust to get to the outboard on the Starboard engine.

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cockpit storage, engine floor, and aft bilge painted 25 Jan 2016 03:10 #3

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I have those plywood tops. we gave those multiple coats of BilgeKoat.
I can do "the slide" just like you describe. We bought super bright led
replacement bulbs for the ER lighting (they were double the lumens of
the original bulbs). The combination of white surface and white light
makes it easier to see things.

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cockpit storage, engine floor, and aft bilge painted 11 Apr 2016 18:58 #4

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That is a beautiful bilge. I am working on mine now trying to get it into that kind of shape. I have a 1987 3270 with gas engines and am interested in the plywood floor you created so you can more easily get to the outboard side of the starboard engine. Can you share some more pics of this so I can see how it fits? I'm having trouble orienting myself on what you did. I also need to replace my upper bilge pump and I can't figure out how to get in there. Any pointers you have would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Glen

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cockpit storage, engine floor, and aft bilge painted 11 Apr 2016 19:29 #5

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hi Glen, yes there are a few more pictures at this website:
www.olafpnw.com/2-Pics-BIG-SIZE/22ERCPbilge/

The plywood floor pieces are 3/4" and rest on the boat's stringers.
The previous owner (or possibly Bayliner itsel), created them.
Stainless studs were screwed into the stringers. Those studs are
threaded. wingnuts are used to hold the boards on the studs.

Our boats are different. In my 38, the bilge pumps are easy to
access under a diamond plate floor hatch located in between
the engines.

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