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    Bayliner 2859 any wood core?

    Going to look at a bayliner, 2001 model i believe. Before i ask the seller to drill test holes in the lower areas of the transom and torque on the motor mounts to check for stripped holes does this boat have a wood core? I've heard the 2858 and 2859 models went to composite or other woodless core but wanted to be sure.


    #2
    My 99 2859 has a wood transom and I think that is the only area for wood.
    1999 2859 Volvo D4 260 DPH:arr

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      #3
      Thank you. I'll be looking over it carefully. Spent last winter rebuilding a transom, stngers and installing a new fuel tank in my other boat. I would rather spend this one installing AC and diesel genset . really looking forward to getting into a 2859.

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        #4
        I had a new transom plate installed in 11/17 and attached is a photo of the transom with the wood core. Since I had a crack in the glass surrounding one of the bolts, I had it re-glassed. Pay attention to any corrosion on the top of the outside of you transom plate. This is an area that can corrode and cause water leaks on the inside.

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        Dave Stancil
        Bayliner #1 in slip
        1993 2859 Classic
        10 ' dingy w/4HP 2012 DS4 Suzuki
        Bayliner #2 in garage
        2000 19.5 Capri Classic on trailer

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        #5
        Transom and stringers are wood core. Hull is solid glass. I had my transom rebuilt with synthetic materials a couple of years ago.
        "REEL WILD"
        2001 2859 FNM 300 Diesel-Bravo 2
        Anchorage, Alaska
        If you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes.......

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          #6
          Thank you for the heads up. Great pics. I itch thinking about it.

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            #7
            How high and far does the wood core exten from the stingers?

            I've got a possible wet core in a few spots. no rot yet but will need to be addressed in coming years. Sadly most cored boats have this issue. Getting a good deal on the boat so a few hundred in epoxy and a couple sheets of ply wont be too bad.

            Sale pending on the engine and systems test this week. Nearly 2 hrs from nearest launch ramp but usually if these diesels start easily cold they are healthy. Sadly no glow plugs to remove for easy compression test.

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              #8
              Typically the transom, engine mount stringers, and main hull stringers are all integrated together prior to any glass work. The wood structure is set into the hull like a jigsaw puzzle, some fasteners are used to hold things in place, then its blasted with the Chopper gun.
              If there is moisture found in the lower portion of the transom core it will most definitely migrate into the stringers also.
              Dave
              Edmonds, WA
              "THE FIX"
              '93 2556
              Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

              The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
              Misc. projects thread
              https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                #9
                Sadly i know, i rebuilt the transom and stingers on my rinker fiesta vee last winter.

                small soft spot under the hot water tank as well.

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                  #10
                  I more meant how far up past key hole and far out from key hole does the wood extend? On my rinker it was maybe 8 to 10 inches out and and 4 to 6 inches up.

                  Gauging whether i want to do this repair this winter when i build and extended platfrom or wait a season or three. I am on an inland lake with no wake besides other boats and she will be trailer down for the weekends. I hope she'll dry out and be good to go but ill need to do the wait and see for now.

                  The rinker would have been fine but i had to replace a fuel tank so it made sense to do it all while the engine was out.

                  i do a little tinkering and repair work on my own boats.

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                    #11
                    The doubled up portion of the transom core on a 2859 likely extends from the edge of the keyhole port and starboard about 12-14โ€. Itโ€™ll go all the way to the bottom of the hull and somewhere around 14-16โ€ above the keyhole.
                    With that being said, there will also be thinner core material all the way to the the port/starboard edge.
                    This based on my smaller 2556..
                    post #4
                    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56?view=thread
                    Dave
                    Edmonds, WA
                    "THE FIX"
                    '93 2556
                    Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                    Misc. projects thread
                    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                      #12
                      Thank you. Until i take the ownership of the boat i cannot take any drill samples.

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by PickleRick View Post
                        Thank you. Until i take the ownership of the boat i cannot take any drill samples.
                        You could unscrew some screws here and there, any moisture coming from a screw hole will give you an indication of potential issues.
                        Dave
                        Edmonds, WA
                        "THE FIX"
                        '93 2556
                        Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                        The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                        Misc. projects thread
                        https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                          #14
                          I've found some damp wood in the transom when hanging my Garmin transducer. No rot, all came solid. May pull the swim platfrom this winter and keep some heat lamps and damp rid in the engine bay while she's out of the water a few months. Nothing serious enough to worry about.

                          so far the family and I love the diesel 2859 or is a 2001 a 289? Either way she's a big boat to launch every weekend.
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                          • builderdude
                            builderdude commented
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                            Big to launch but still doable. Glad your enjoying the new to you boat๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

                          #15
                          The trailer is a 2018 aluminum tri axle and was set up by the dealer for this boat. She launches easily on our hilly lake ramps. The bow thruster really helps with cross winds and other boat wake. While loading.

                          rides better on the trailer than my dual axle 23 under our 23 footer. It does take my 7.3 power stroke much longer to reach 60mph

                          we are maybe 45 min from the launch ramp. I had to change my route after taking out the all round light with a tree limb.

                          whoever set up the trailer did a great job with making a solo launch easy.

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