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I know this complement was sincere 18 Sep 2007 04:13 #1

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This spring I met a guy at the marina I winter our 38xx Bayliner.
Spent some time with him and found he was a ferry captain and also a boat surveyor.
He at that point had not seen my boat and didn't know what I had.
After it was in the water he stopped after his shift as a ferry captain, saw our 38xx and ask who owns that Bayliner.
Before I could answer he told me and the marina owner how nice it looked and then started telling us how well built they were in detail and mentioned other things he liked about them.
I finally told him (proudly) it was mine.
He ask if I just wheeled it out as it shined so well.
No, I just waxed it.
The next day he came back and ask if I was taking good care of his Bayliner.
I know that was sincere as he didn't know it was mine.
There is one surveyor who is sold on Bayliners.
Doug

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I know this complement was sincere 18 Sep 2007 05:17 #2

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OK, what kind of captain was this guy...farry, ferry, or fairy??:kidding

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I know this complement was sincere 18 Sep 2007 13:23 #3

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Corrected. Thanks. My only defense is it was late and I should have been sleeping.
Maybe I was. :)
Spelling for surveyor was wrong also.
We have friends with a boat with the same name.
I wondered what they were doing here as they have a Sea Ray.
Maybe slumming? :p
Doug

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3870 presently owned
Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

I know this complement was sincere 19 Sep 2007 17:32 #4

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Doug,
I am sure he was sincere about your boat. I know its difficult, but
we all need to stop being insecure of our boats. I have heard it all. Mostly
from newbie's to boating and even some people who have never owned a boat
in their lives. Frustrating, but I quickly go on the offensive and they will back
off or retract their ingnorant statements. When I got my new 325, many
people at the marina did not know what is was as "Bayliner" emblem is down
near waterline. They loved the boat and when they asked what make, their
mouths hung open and said....wow Bayliner is making beautiful well equipped
boats. One idiot said it was nice but really only for a lake. I quickly told him
he has no idea what he is talking about. He had no answer. A fews weeks
later I went out in 20-25 knot winds out the Manaquan Inlet in NJ. He was
shocked and said he thought it was to windy and rough to go out in his 35'
Chapparral. By the way, this guy is a licensed Captain 100 ton Master. Sweet
guy, but even he is ignorant.

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I know this complement was sincere 19 Sep 2007 17:35 #5

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I am on my 4th Bayliner and still own 2.
I am far from insecure about Bayliners.
Doug

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3870 presently owned
Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

I know this complement was sincere 19 Sep 2007 19:06 #6

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I am on my 5th Bayliner and am not at all afraid to go out in unsettled conditions. I am a Great Lakes boater and like all bodies of water they have their unique characteristics. My Bayliners have been out in all conditions from flat water to over 10' waves. The boat can handle more than I can. Their seaworthyness at least as far as I am concerned is unquestioned.

I do most of my boating on the western end of Lake Erie and it can go from flat calm to eight to ten footers in a matter of minutes when the weather or wind conditions change.

Bayliners are good boats and very seaworthy under most conditions.

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I know this complement was sincere 19 Sep 2007 19:59 #7

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I’ve found that most people don’t know Bayliners from any other boat. The ones that bash them are retards like my cousin who have never owned a Bayliner but go by what some other mental midget told them.

When I first bought mine I was in a temporary slip in Florida with the fishing fleet. My neighbor had a late 70’s Hat (charter) about 40 feet. We got to talking and I invited him in to take a look.

He was in awe that Bayliner made such a nice boat. He politely asked what I paid for it 1.2, 1.3 mil. I laughed and said I paid less then he did for his old Hatteras.

I’ve owned my boat for 4 years and have never had anyone make a nasty remark about it.

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I know this complement was sincere 19 Sep 2007 20:18 #8

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Insecure? Maybe a bit wrt dumb comments.
Insecure wrt the boat's ability - not one bit.

These boats can handle more than I can.

We took my folks into Toronto harbour for an overnighter. Through the night we could hear the wind building from the East. A wind from the East is a bad thing for Western Lake Ontario. The admiral and I got up Sunday morning and looked around. For those who know the area, there were white caps in Blockhouse Bay. We kind of looked at each other thinking - no way will we be able to get the oldsters home.

We left at about 0900 and found 8-10 footers outside the Eastern Gap. We came back in aand dropped them off downtown so they could travel by surface routes. We headed back out and ran for home. Not the most pleasant trip but certainly safe, and a bit exciting.

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