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    Possible purchasing 2002 1952 Cuddy Cabin-gctid378927

    Hello,

    I'm new to forum, looking at 2002 Bayliner 1952 Cuddy Cabin with Merc 3.0

    I had a Jet Ski just sold for the boat.

    I heard lots of BAD things about Bayliners but wants to check with the owners who has 1952 model or your experience with your boat?

    Price is good, looks good too. I haven't test it yet but I'm sure it work fine.

    I'm planing to use in salt water, doing boarding and some fishing too.

    When I check the boat what do I have to look for?

    What is the average top speed?

    Thank you in advance

    #2
    40 mph + great boati had one for 8 years.

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      #3
      pros and con

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        #4
        1952 is easy on fuel , planes well with 4 or 5 people , trailerable , easy to work on , suprisingly good in bad weather, and in a pinch you can sleep in it. cons cuddy low in the ceiling andstruggles to plane with 6 adults on board .my wife and i loved this boat and we spent many hours sailing it from port to port . with the trim up a little and about 1800 rpms the bow would go up and we weathered many a windy day at 7 knots with out getting wet . the 3.0 lasted 13 years in saltwater because it was flushed after each uset

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          #5
          Thank you for the info and photo Jamie, getting some positive post.

          I will be using in mostly in salt water but I'm use to flushing every use.

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            #6
            tob1y2k7 wrote:
            Thank you for the info and photo Jamie, getting some positive post.

            I will be using in mostly in salt water but I'm use to flushing every use.
            i always flushed long enough to open the thermostat a few times

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              #7
              jamie mac wrote:
              i always flushed long enough to open the thermostat a few times
              How long is good time?

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                #8
                tob1y2k7 wrote:
                How long is good time?
                Let the boat come up temperature so the salt water gets fushed out of the block as the thermostat opens and closes. approx 15 min.

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                  #9
                  Thank you.

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                    #10
                    I have a 2002 1952CN and love it. The 3.0 MC is economical and ample power for most usage and the outdrive is fairly tough.

                    I run mostly in and around the Intercoastal and nearshore Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Clearwater/Tarpon Springs, FL.

                    Top speed is about 41 mph (GPS) with 14.25 x 19 SS prop, but don't plan on running on a fast plane in moderate chop or worse, or it will pound you to death. Throttle back and it will take a lot of weather.

                    My only complaint at the moment is that I don't like the fairly high effort mechanical (cable) steering. I also just installed Smart Tabs which are reported to help with v-hull wander at slow speeds, but I haven't had a chance to try them out yet.

                    Overall, I think it's a terrific small boat.
                    1996 Donzi 275 LXC
                    7.4 Merc Bravo III
                    Home Port Tarpon Springs, FL
                    Previously:
                    2002 Bayliner 1952 CN Cuddy
                    Way Back When:
                    1969 Slickcraft SS170 / 1971 Johnson 125

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                      #11
                      tob1y2k7 wrote:
                      How long is good time?
                      Mine has a closed cooling system so I dont have to worry about saltwater in the engine block. A couple minutes of flushing and the saltwater is out of the heat exchanger.

                      Mine tops out at 39mph, but it is a 1993 and probably has alot of hours.

                      Cheap, all purpose boats. Very easy to work on. Very easy to tow.

                      I think I get about 5mpg.

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                        #12
                        Smart Tabs, I going to look in to it.

                        when/ do you change transom, bellows etc... I've seen some youtube, looks like something I could do my self but what if I can't would cost alot to fix?

                        The boat has been used in lake most of the time.

                        Thanks guy

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                          #13
                          tob1y2k7 wrote:
                          Smart Tabs, I going to look in to it.

                          when/ do you change transom, bellows etc... I've seen some youtube, looks like something I could do my self but what if I can't would cost alot to fix?

                          The boat has been used in lake most of the time.

                          Thanks guy
                          Since it is a trailer boat, you can wait until they leak. If you wait until they leak and the boat stays in the water, the boat will fill with water and sink.

                          I just recently put a new outdrive in mine, removed the old one myself, prepped the boat and gimbal myself. The mechanic charged 700bucks to install the bellows and outdrive. I wish I would have done it. I didn't because I didn't have a bellows tool.

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                            #14
                            Nick1952 wrote:
                            I have a 2002 1952CN and love it. The 3.0 MC is economical and ample power for most usage and the outdrive is fairly tough.

                            I run mostly in and around the Intercoastal and nearshore Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Clearwater/Tarpon Springs, FL.

                            Top speed is about 41 mph (GPS) with 14.25 x 19 SS prop, but don't plan on running on a fast plane in moderate chop or worse, or it will pound you to death. Throttle back and it will take a lot of weather.

                            My only complaint at the moment is that I don't like the fairly high effort mechanical (cable) steering. I also just installed Smart Tabs which are reported to help with v-hull wander at slow speeds, but I haven't had a chance to try them out yet.

                            Overall, I think it's a terrific small boat.
                            bayliner used to make a kit to install power assist steering . i had it installed on mine worked very well

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                              #15
                              jamie mac wrote:
                              bayliner used to make a kit to install power assist steering . i had it installed on mine worked very well
                              I check the boat yesterday, it's good size for me to start. Need some waxing but overall good condition, engine looks clean too.

                              Where do you find the power assist steering?

                              I'm planning to use the boat in salt water what kind of maintenance can I do beside flushing, oil change, spark plug and wires.

                              I have to change to zinc anodes cause he's been using in lake, how may anodes and where are they located?

                              some one mention about water pump needs to be change yearly?

                              Thanks guy very much.

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