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Contessa 2850 Owners 14 Jul 2011 13:31 #51

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I've played with the trim tabs a bit and they do make a big difference. I've also added some rpm's at slow speed and it seemed to help also. Does any body have a good picture of the switches and controls for the upper helm station that shows what each switch does? None of my switches are marked or at least they are unreadable. Also, can the outdrive be trimed from the top? Thanks to all.

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Contessa 2850 Owners 15 Jul 2011 00:38 #52

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I will take a picture of mine this weekend and label them for you. Yes, you can trim the outdrive from the flying bridge. Don't forget that the trim tabs a laid out for what you want the boat to do. Up on the switch puts them down (bow down) down is up (bow up) and left is right and right is left . . . . got that? :D

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Contessa 2850 Owners 15 Jul 2011 11:11 #53

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Thanks Nickatnite. I apreciate the help. It seems as thugh the sun has faded all of the name tags on the fly bridge. Do you have any idea what the best rpm would be for best fuel burn?

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Contessa 2850 Owners 19 Jul 2011 16:30 #54

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Nickatnite, did you get a chance to take a picture of the switches? Thanks

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Contessa 2850 Owners 20 Jul 2011 00:51 #55

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I am sorry, we couldn't get up to the boat last weekend. Will be going up Friday and can get the pictures to you Sunday.

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Contessa 2850 Owners 20 Jul 2011 11:20 #56

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That would be great. Thanks. I had to replace water pump over the weekend, the bearings went out and I got the trim tabs working. Next is the house batteries and an inverter. I'm finally starting to get the old boat straightened out or at least livable. Thanks for all you guys help.

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Contessa 2850 Owners 20 Jul 2011 23:50 #57

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You might look at 2 6 volt batteries in series for your house power. We have 2 Deka 6 volts in series. Make sure you have a good charger too, not the original on that came with the boat. It can't handle new new batteries and doesn't have smart technology to charge correctly. We bought a Pro Mariner 1230i Plus that you can leave on all the time. It has 4 stages, 3 for charging and the fourth kicks in the charger instead of drawing on your house batteries when you us 12 volt stuff while hooked to shore power. Got ours on Amazon for $173 including shipping. Works great, but you also have to get new wire for it. We ran 6 gauge, cost about $82 with connectors.

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Contessa 2850 Owners 21 Jul 2011 12:05 #58

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I have installed 2 golf cart batteries from Sam's and hooked them up in series. I also have a Prosport 12 charger that the previous owner installed but it doesn't seem to charge the batteries. Rick told me how to check it. I hope to get back to the boat this weekend and trouble shoot it. Also on the elctrical panel there is a light for reverse polarity and it is on. What does it mean? I didn't think ac voltage could get reverse polarity, only dc voltage could be reversed. Thanks again for all the help. Sure is a lot to learn about boat stuff}:=)

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Contessa 2850 Owners 21 Jul 2011 23:53 #59

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It can and it isn't good. Better check that. Means the black (hot) and white (neutral) are reversed, if I remember correctly. Check the site here, there are numerous articles on that. Could be on your boat or the shore power you are hooked up to.

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Contessa 2850 Owners 22 Jul 2011 18:56 #60

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Thanks Nick. If the heat isn't too bad tonight, I'll go to the boat and start trouble shooting. It could be coming from an adapter I made up to connect to a 20 amp circuit.

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Contessa 2850 Owners 23 Jul 2011 00:02 #61

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You should call ProMariner about the charger. I had a Pro Sport and they said it is not designed for the kind of charging I would be using it for. They are meant to trickle charge your bass boat batteries (trolling motor etc.) between uses. The wires are tiny and the output is only 12 amps. We have 6 gauge wire and ours puts out 30 amps.

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Contessa 2850 Owners 24 Jul 2011 21:02 #62

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Sent you an email.

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Contessa 2850 Owners 25 Jul 2011 12:16 #63

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Reply sent. Thanks Nick.

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Contessa 2850 Owners 05 Jan 2012 04:25 #64

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Contessa 2850 Owners 06 Jan 2012 21:33 #65

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1984 Contessa with twin Volvo AQ125. Bought last spring in North Chicago, IL Now have it here on Whidbey Island getting her ready for the PS for some fishing and cruising.

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Contessa 2850 Owners 29 Jan 2012 13:37 #66

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Contessa 2850 Owners 03 Feb 2012 06:18 #67

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I love my boat!

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1981 Carver 3007 aft cabin
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But Why's the Rum Gone?

Contessa 2850 Owners 08 Feb 2012 04:11 #68

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[img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/653767=24627-Boat in water 2 .jpg
[img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/653767=24628-B.E.G. Loaded on the trailer.jpg "Brown Eyed Girl"I keep her on the trailer in Huntington Beach, right next to the launch ramp.Upgrades to date (Since May):1. Outdrives resealed, new bellows, Ujoints2. New Mallory Marine Distributors3. Teak handrails on the fore deck4. New head/re-plumbed waste tank5. New Garmin GPS/Sonar6. New VHF and antennae7. Scotty's Fishing rod holders installed9. Interior Upholstery completely removed (staple by staple) and cleaned/reinstalled...Looks like new.10. New raw water pumps11. New Batteries12. Got all Electrical Working13. Installed Cockpit Flood lights14. New snap in carpet in the helm stationMy credit card says there is more, but I can't remember at the moment.With twins, I get her up on plane with full tanks in about 5 seconds at 3200 rpm, cruise at between 3000 and 3200, between 23 and 25 knots, and about 1 kmpg. Twins just loaf along with this thing. Lots of left over power. I do notice a difference with full tanks and 4 of my 200+ pound fishing buddies on board.This is my 6th boat, and 4th Bayliner, the cheapest boat I ever bought, and my favorite. The 2850 is truly the equivalent of a modern 30 or 31 footer. I was out of boating for about 12 years, and now back with a vengeance. Can't get enough, and gonna make a career out of this. Wait and see!

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Twin Volvo 225/280
1981 Carver 3007 aft cabin
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Huntington Beach, CA
But Why's the Rum Gone?

Contessa 2850 Owners 08 Feb 2012 07:54 #69

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dpoelstra;653767 wrote: [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/653767=24627-Boat in water 2 .jpg
[img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/653767=24628-B.E.G. Loaded on the trailer.jpg "Brown Eyed Girl"I keep her on the trailer in Huntington Beach, right next to the launch ramp.Upgrades to date (Since May):1. Outdrives resealed, new bellows, Ujoints2. New Mallory Marine Distributors3. Teak handrails on the fore deck4. New head/re-plumbed waste tank5. New Garmin GPS/Sonar6. New VHF and antennae7. Scotty's Fishing rod holders installed9. Interior Upholstery completely removed (staple by staple) and cleaned/reinstalled...Looks like new.10. New raw water pumps11. New Batteries12. Got all Electrical Working13. Installed Cockpit Flood lights14. New snap in carpet in the helm stationMy credit card says there is more, but I can't remember at the moment.With twins, I get her up on plane with full tanks in about 5 seconds at 3200 rpm, cruise at between 3000 and 3200, between 23 and 25 knots, and about 1 kmpg. Twins just loaf along with this thing. Lots of left over power. I do notice a difference with full tanks and 4 of my 200+ pound fishing buddies on board.This is my 6th boat, and 4th Bayliner, the cheapest boat I ever bought, and my favorite. The 2850 is truly the equivalent of a modern 30 or 31 footer. I was out of boating for about 12 years, and now back with a vengeance. Can't get enough, and gonna make a career out of this. Wait and see!

Sunset Aquatic Park! We were there last summer, and moore than likely will be again this year, nice marina. BOC member Don9 lives near there, we met with him last year. Sounds like you have a nice boat, and making it nicer. Welcome to the BOC!

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Contessa 2850 Owners 08 Feb 2012 14:55 #70

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Sunset Aquatic! I really like it here. 10 minutes from my house. Let me know when your in town for a cruise.

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Twin Volvo 225/280
1981 Carver 3007 aft cabin
"Brown Eyed Girl"
Huntington Beach, CA
But Why's the Rum Gone?

Contessa 2850 Owners 08 Feb 2012 17:29 #71

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Just Bought my Bayliner last season 2011, and love it. I have only a few problems with window leaks, will fix them this spring prior to launch. Any suggestions for repairing leaking windows?

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Contessa 2850 Owners 08 Feb 2012 21:05 #72

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if it is the side cabin windows, they are just plexiglass held on with silicone. This is the only:oop- area I think Bayliner did go cheap, and I wish they had better quality in this area. Looked cool back in the 80's though!
At out boats' age, they need to be redone. Mine do to. I am going to make or buy complete new ones. Any suggestions on that?

To re-seal, I would just remove the old and recaulk with some really good sealant.

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1981 Carver 3007 aft cabin
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Huntington Beach, CA
But Why's the Rum Gone?

Contessa 2850 Owners 29 Feb 2012 18:05 #73

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Hi All,

First off I'd like to say what a great forum this is, being able to discuss model specific issues is really helpfull for newbies.

My wife and I recently purchased our first "Big Boat" Serenity

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Serenity was last in the US in 2007 in New Jersey but we dont know where she was originaly from prior to shipping to the UK.

Upgrades so far

New Volvo Penta SP280 Leg (should have chosen DP!)
Replaced carpets with Vinal Flooring (2 dogs make a hell of a mess)
New LCD HIDEF TV
New DSC VHF @ lower helm
New Command Mic @ Flybridge
New Chartplotter
New Batteries Throughout
New Starter Motor
New V3 Instruments (awaiting intallation) http://www.v3instruments.com/argent.html
New Instrument Panel (awaiting installation)
New domestic water pump
New Jabsco WC to heads
New Memory Foam Mattress forward berth
New LED Lighting throughout
New Galvanic Isolator
Antifouled (Shogun 33) & Anodes

Still have plenty of jobs planned for the season ahead.

Enjoy

Jurgen

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Contessa 2850 Owners 01 Mar 2012 00:03 #74

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Welcome to the zoo! It is a great forum. You will love your boat! Ours is also our first "big boat", we have really enjoyed it. There is never an end to the things you want to do to them is there?

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Contessa 2850 Owners 01 Mar 2012 16:23 #75

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