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Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 23 Sep 2016 19:19 #1

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I have just purchased the above and apparently the radar arch has been removed. Has anybody re-installed one and any tips please
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Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 26 Sep 2016 01:47 #2

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I'm getting ready to remove mine to rewire, add lights and new wood/ trim. If I see anything that could be helpful on install I'll let you know. Otherwise post your progress here and maybe I can pick up some tips...

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Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 31 Oct 2016 09:24 #3

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How do you access the nuts on the port side, are they glassed in?
I have an Avanti 3555.
I have pulled out the seat on the sunbridge, no access points on the fiberglass back rest.
Had a look up from the engine room, and from the aft bunk areas.
Got me stumped.
Any help appreciated.
Really need to replace mine big time.

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Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 29 Dec 2016 14:18 #4

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Hi
I do apologise for not responding to your reply. I hadn't realised you had to look at your own post to see responses. I was just about to add another post when I saw your mesage.

In truth I dont know. All I have is 4 holes on both port and starboard sides. I think I may make one from wood and keep it simple but add some shape to it. I have seen one hinged as well so it would lay flat if not in use. I think 2 slanted uprights with a bracketed cross piece painted in white paint would at least allow things to be attached to it

Did you have any success?

Gary

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Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 29 Dec 2016 23:19 #5

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When you reinstall the arch only apply sealant to the bolt holes and the vertical seam between the arch and hull. Do NOT seal the bottom edge as water will accumulate and leak into the cabin and also cause the wood on the inside of the arch to rot.

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Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 29 Dec 2016 23:24 #6

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If the white plastic plugs are missing you can use the chrome plated 1/2" electrical box knock out snap in covers and silicone sealant.
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Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 30 Dec 2016 11:11 #7

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Thats reallu useful advice

Thankyou

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Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 13 Feb 2017 01:14 #8

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ozbucko, I just removed mine from my 90 2655. It was in such bad shape when I bought her that I'm having to replace everything except the 'glass arch itself. Even stripped of everything I could remove it's still an awkward handful. No the nuts aren't glassed in (that makes too much sense) but mine does have small squares of plywood bonded to the inside so be careful installing that you have a couple of assistants to wiggle it so the bolt goes through easily and doesn't knock them loose. It's tough enough to reach in there as is. The less times the better. I had one helper. REMEMBER there are wires coming up the right side that have to either get cut or undone and labeled from their accessories. . I had already pulled the trim/ speaker panels to lighten the load. I ran a ratchet strap around the arch and to the aft pole of the Binini just tight enough to see the pole flex. The starboard side has a approx. 14" x 36" ceiling panel in the berth you have to remove just above the shelf. Once you get your head wiggled in the opening, you can see the back side of the throttle/ shifter assy and the arch nuts. Mine had several washers stacked on them so I'm planning on getting shorter ones for the install. The port side was easy in comparison. I dropped the panel the two lights are attached to and they were above it. Nut and bolt were both 9/16ths. Had my helper back them off from the outside just till the nuts came off. Once both sides were to that point I went topside and wiggled while she continued backing them out. Pull the ratchet strap being careful to support the arch... The bottoms will sit on that "ledge so get a person at each upper corner of the arch and simply lay it down with the top hanging over the stern. Have assistants on the ground grab that end as the two of you on the deck grab the bottom ends and just "walk it straight off the stern. I'm replacing the lights and speakers in mine so I just cut the wires about half way up the right side and will use them to attach new runs to and hopefully pull through to the helm. I managed to get mine into the den and sitting across my swim deck/ sawhorse work table. Just noticed the date..... LOL You've probably already been through this challenge but maybe it'll help someone.

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Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 15 Feb 2017 16:51 #9

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N.C. Boater, fresh and salt water. New to boating in 2011
1990 Sunbridge 2655 "One Particular Harbour"
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1995 SeaPro 210 C/C "Hydro-Therapy"
Mariner 150
Towing with:
2002 Ford F 350 7.3L Super Duty
West of Hickory NC

Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 16 Feb 2017 11:28 #10

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Great Stuff and thanks.
On the 3555 the Stb side nuts are easily accessible in the void for the Water tank, hot water and grey water tanks.
This area is accessible from the 2 panels at the end of the aft bunk.
It is the port side that I am having the problem with gaining access..

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Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 1989 radar arch installation 16 Feb 2017 11:33 #11

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After looking at the attachment underneath your post you are right on the money.
A thousand thanks :cheer:

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