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    new here, with old boat-gctid367513

    Hi

    I have just purchased a 1988 Bayliner capri cuddy, 1950. We are new to boating but have wanted to give it a shot for a while. The boat works great, and has a 3.0 OMC drive and the hull, interior, floors, and transom seem to be in excellent and solid condition. Here is a picture, I really like the lines of the 80's and 90 bayliners. Looking forward to gaining some more information from this site and learning. We have our safe boating course scheduled for mid april and hope to be on the waters of the Chesapeake bay in early may.



    #2
    Nice looking boat. I agree, the late 80's Bayliners lines are "timeless"
    John Rupp
    1989 2455 Ciera Sunbridge
    5.8 OMC Cobra

    1989 3288
    Starshine
    Hino 135

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      #3
      Welcome aboard !
      Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

      1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      Manalapan N.J

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        #4
        Welcome to the club. Congrats and she looks great. Post more pics.

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          #6
          Welcome...Glad to see more ITTY BITTY boaters...she looks great....your adventures start now!

          By the way.... there is no such thing as a "OLD BOAT" if you take care of it.

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            #7
            nice boat hope your family enjoys it.. I see the rod holders on the engine cover are there any mounted to fish from looking for ideas for my 1992 if amyone has done it would have been tryed in the bay....:worth

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              #8
              Yes, welcome to the BOC. If you have kids, what a great thing to do with them.

              Suggestion:

              Do your maiden voyage without family. A potentially bad day on the water will take the wind out of their sails, and they'll be reluctant to go again!

              Do your maiden voyage with them if fishing with the guys is your main goal! :kidding

              Consider it a "Shake-Down" run and be prepared to take care of any issues on the water.

              Take tools with you.

              Perhaps have another boat tag along with you.

              I'd suggest this no matter which engine/drive, or boat.

              Be safe, but be prepared to deal with issues that you may not be ware of yet.

              .
              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                #9
                Excellent advise, thanks. Yes, I have 3 kids, ages 19, 15, and 13. We camp, cycle and a bunch of other things, so we thought the boat would be a great way to get away for a day without all the preparations of camping. So I am looking forward to it. We are scheduled for the safe boating course this week, and have a first weekend in may test run planned. Either me and my wife, or my middle son. Then I can fix anything that needs attention, then it is game on. I'm going to get one of those tow boats things that will tow you to port if you break down. I want to get as much covered as possible.

                The rod holders were in the boat when we bought it, I have no idea if they will work or not. But I did get the $50 boat fishing license so we will be trying it out this summer. The previous owner looked to be quite inventive, besides the rod holders there is a windshield wiper and a homemade windshield defroster. The defroster doesn't quite work, but I may re-engineer it and get it operational.

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                  #10
                  Let me warn you:

                  If you love camping, you'll love camping on the water...... perhaps islands, etc.

                  You'll be packing your camping gear to the destination.

                  This may mean several trips from the boat ramp to the island.

                  This also means several trips to bring all the gear back to the ramp.

                  This will be fun for the first year.

                  Second year, it won't be as much fun making all of those extra trips.

                  Next year, you'll buy a larger boat!

                  See where this is headed????

                  Consider yourself warned!

                  .
                  Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                  2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                  Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                  Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                  Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                    #11
                    I will heed your warning......... and hope it comes true! In part anyway.

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                      #12
                      wcasey5 wrote:
                      I will heed your warning......... and hope it comes true! In part anyway.
                      Well, that's the way it went for us.... and I don't regret it either.

                      Years ago, it was a small 18'-6" boat, similar I suppose to a bowrider.

                      Load the camping gear up, take it across to our favorite place.

                      Go back for more.

                      Guests arrive.... take guests to campsite.

                      Go back and get guests camping gear.

                      You do this for about three/four years or so.

                      Fast forward several years:

                      24 foot Thunderbird Formula w/ cuddy cabin.

                      No more tent camping..... but all else was pretty much the same.

                      Guests arrive.... take guests to campsite.

                      Go back and get guests camping gear.

                      You do this for another three/four years or so.

                      Fast forward to a 25 foot SDN F/B boat:

                      Things are getting better.

                      But guests still arrive.

                      Still taking guests to campsite.

                      Go back and get guests camping gear.

                      [SIZE]4 wrote:
                      [COLOR]"#FF0000" wrote:
                      This is about the time when you finally decide to encourage your kids and friends to also buy a boat! [/COLOR] [/SIZE]

                      Fast forward:

                      Now everything that we need is on board. :coo-

                      We now go to shore for reasons other than cooking, sleeping, etc.

                      .
                      Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                      2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                      Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                      Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                      Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                        #13
                        Looks great, I just picked up a 1986 Capri Cuddy, 1700 OB, I think. I like a fabric in the cuddy, mines OK, it's just not soft anymore. We are also new to boating and we have 2 kids, 4 and 2.Enjoy!

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                          #14
                          Nice boats! I really like the cuddies, we have some friends with boats and we will see how this obsession progresses. I know one thing, I can't wait to get on the water!

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