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2859 Owners lets hear what you have been up to??? 18 Jun 2017 14:05 #501

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I have a 2002 2858. With water issues coming in from both sides of the front windows when it rains. Have you had any luck?

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2859 Owners 18 Jun 2017 14:43 #502

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Aknurse, great to see one more repower project completed and a longer life for you boat enjoy, please keep us up on the fuel # there bound to get better over time, I don't think the cost was bad considering what a Volvo or Yanmar would run. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

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2859 Owners 19 Jun 2017 03:00 #503

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aknurse thanks. Let me know if you get down to the Homer area.

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2859 Owners 28 Jun 2017 03:43 #504

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Went to install my swimstep tonight (was stowed in the fwd cubbies when I bought it a year ago). Looks to me like someone removed the stock mounts and installed these angles. Anyone know what the correct ones are, or if there is a decent retrofit swim step that can be installed?
(ps - if I need to do aftermarket, I only have a few days left in dry dock to get them installed - unless they can be somewhat easily put on from above...?)

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2859 Owners 28 Jun 2017 14:21 #505

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keithjabber wrote: Monkey fur on the underside of the hard top has about had it. Getting moldy, coming loose in places, disintegrating in others.

Picked up a new radar that I have to install soon which would require some cutting or removing of it anyways, so probably going to tackle removing or replacing it at the same time.

Any projects of what others have done here. Thinking either leave it uncovered and paint and put some nice wire channels up for the lighting and radar wires or going with a naugahyde type material.

Haven't peaked under there yet, this is a 1994, am I likely to find finished gel coat under there?

I had a 2252 with a hard top and removed the headliner. It seems to be similar construction as the 2859.
It is unfinished fiberglass and when you peel the headliner off there is going to be sticky residue left. I hit it with a 4.5 inch angle grinder with a cupped wire wheel. And with belt sander. Then I coated it with black roll on bedliner from Walmart. No more water seeping in from outside.

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2859 Owners 28 Jun 2017 15:17 #506

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The solution that coms to mind is a spry on, or some roll on bed liner products, lots of color choices, the other thought is gel coat with a bit of silica filler, take a good quality roller tight knop and roll it on when the gel coat has every thing covert and not set up, go over the area lightly in one direction, it will create a nice even pattern. We due shower stalls in apartments that way we tape of an area to look like a non skid mat, musty after crack repairs, have lots of fun.

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2859 Owners 29 Jun 2017 01:00 #507

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Whatever you decide to do please post some pics after your done. I have an issue with condensation forming in the over hang in the hardtop. Always drips of water up there. It must have something to do with the majority of the hardtop being covered in a insulated headliner and then out in the over hang there is nothing. I don't know but I'm thinking if it goes well for you and looks good after I may strip mine out also and see what happens. Good luck!

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In May I re powered with a rebuilt 454, 7.4 had lots of power but could not get it to stop pinging no matter what we done after about 10 hrs on engine we called the rebuild shop and he said "use higher octane gas", we was using 90 octane the highest the docks sell, so I got octane booster and still pinging somewhat, with engine hatch closed and running you could not hear the pinging.
At 20 hrs #4 piston blew a hole in it.
After research the pistons installed they were a high dome made for a 1/4 mile dragster, the engine had 10.2 compression.
The builder knew it was for a 2859 Bayliner boat and should have known better than to build an engine like that, IMHO
After getting it redone with flat pistons I have lots of power and so far after 50 hrs no problems.
I ask the rebuilder if it was under warranty he said "no because it wasn't his fault", even after not telling us this engine needed to burn aviation gas.
I'm don't know anything about engines except they produce power but I had my grandson with me and he is a very good mechanic he had knew something wasn't right. He jetted the carb and even drilled the jets out to get more fuel, still no solution. He was on the phone with his machinist in Spokane and the final word from him was Dragster Engine not boat engine.
Does anyone thing I have any legal recourse? It would sure be nice to get some $$$ back.
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Repower Twice 03 Jul 2017 01:22 #509

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Any professional engine shop should know better than that I would think. I wouldn't let it go. Get some opinions from a few other engine shops and then go back to them. Internet is a good tool to spread the word about bad work.

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New Helm Seat 03 Jul 2017 13:40 #510

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New helm swivel, recliner with foldable arm rests seat setting on my extra 70 gallon fuel tank.
Very comfortable and it elevates me a little higher to better watch for floating junk.
The extra 70 gallon tank is really nice I can go on longer cruise's but it hurts when at fuel dock..
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2859 Owners 08 Jul 2017 21:27 #511

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Chicken of the sea, hi , the panel at the foot of the lower bunk can be removed, the screws are hidden in the monkey fur, you will need to carefully tug a bit to get it out, that gets you to the tank and all the hoses, recommend that you plan on changing the hoses, if older will stink. My tank will not be in for a week or so, I will post when it arrives. Tank Depot Part # RH-24W there are going to require a drawing of the tank for fitting locations, 10.00 each for installed fittings not bad.

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2859 Owners 14 Jul 2017 16:13 #512

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Hi all chicken of the sea requested pictures of the waste tank.

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2859 Owners 18 Jul 2017 13:00 #513

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I thought I would post pics of the coupler that came out of my boat and show the heavy duty one for comparison. The old coupler was definitely ready to go. I had a real tough time pulling the leg. You can see from the back of the old coupler that the hub is not centered anymore and you can see bits of rubber squeezing out. There was bits of rubber stuck to the face of the flywheel.

The new heavy duty steel coupler looks like a nice piece. And it is built to hold the grease in where the splines are.

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You are making good progress.

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2859 Owners 06 Aug 2017 09:39 #515

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fritzman wrote: Aknurse, great to see one more repower project completed and a longer life for you boat enjoy, please keep us up on the fuel # there bound to get better over time, I don't think the cost was bad considering what a Volvo or Yanmar would run. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:


You were correct on the improved fuel numbers. I haven't had a chance to get her out for one reason or another until the last few days. I changed up my prop to a stainless Powertech 18.5 inch by 20 pitch and gained a lot in performance. With full fuel tanks I can cruise at 23-24 mph burning 11.5 GPH. I can hit a WOT top speed of 30+ mph burning 16.5 GPH. My cruise MPG is averaging 2 plus and gets slightly better as I burn off some fuel weight. I am really enjoying my increased range and overall lowered fuel costs. I find myself exploring more rather than just staying in a particular area to fish for an extended period of time. As a bonus my daughter and I got a couple of nice halibut and a couple of gallons of shrimp.

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Castaway suggested I post this here:
I've owned my 2859 for a couple of weeks now.
I've gone through it and there's still lots of system
parts I'm not sure of.

Would there be anybody with a 2859 willing to come
down to my boat and point out whats and hows on it?
Be happy to treat you to lunch. I'm in Tyee Marina in
Tacoma, WA.

Thanks.

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2859 Owners 17 Aug 2017 03:49 #517

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Gotta question. On the side rails of my '97, there are 4 screws going into it. Doesnt appear as though anything has ever sat on in that position (Fiberglass looks like all the rest of the glass).
Just curious if there was some factory option that would have mounted there, or if it was something a previous owner had installed...

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2859 Owners 17 Aug 2017 04:22 #518

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My cabin floor have developed a soft spot in the area of the water tank. There are no leaks with the tank, but I am concerned with the floor. Before I pull up the carpet and take a look, does anyone out there have any experience with this issue. Is there an access port in the floor under the carpet above the water tank thank could be the problem? I have seen some posts where new flooring has been installed and maybe these owners have some comments.
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JThiessen wrote: Gotta question. On the side rails of my '97, there are 4 screws going into it. Doesnt appear as though anything has ever sat on in that position (Fiberglass looks like all the rest of the glass).
Just curious if there was some factory option that would have mounted there, or if it was something a previous owner had installed...

Looks like where a downrigger mount was to me.

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I'll post this here. Maybe nobody looks at the other place
it was posted.

Anyone know what the fitting with the red wire is? The
wire ran to the panel but was not attached to anything.


On the backside of the transom it comes out and bends
down and disappears into the water. I can't get that
picture to upload. Don't know why. Do I have a limit
on amount of picture to upload? Why do some upload
and some don't.

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2859 Owners 17 Aug 2017 22:57 #521

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jongleur, my thought would be some electronic set up, perhaps now missing from old owner? Dstancil, had the issue long time back my water tank was leaking from the top, screws to long on one side holding the floor together, I posted a section on this, will see if I can find it .

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2859 Owners 18 Aug 2017 01:40 #522

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I have a question about the stock trim tabs on the 2859. Looking at the transom the outer edges angle forward. The trim tabs are mounted on these spots and to me that would make them "toed in" slightly? Am i wrong here?

Was thinking about installing wider tabs but i dont think i can now. Has anyone ever ran a straight edge off the tabs and measured to the center of the keel or off a strake on the 2859 to check this? Toed in will cause drag.

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Here's my speed curve from my outing today.

The two different numbers are the out and back
numbers
GPS speeds, in Miles per Hour. Calm, high tide.

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Thanks Fritzman:
If I pull up the carpet over the floor on top of the water tank, will I find an access panel to the water tank that I can possibly repair. I did not want pull up the carpet without some idea of what I will find. Many thanks.

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Dstancil, I will put some pictures up, The hatch runs from the step to the forward bulkhead, on the starb. side your up to the starb. stringer and as you can see most of the water tank is exposed.

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