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    New to Me, 1996 Bayliner 1952 Cuddy-gctid390764

    Ahoy all,

    Just got a 1996 Bayliner 1952 Cuddy, and will be picking it up later this week. I have a few questions as I am an old aluminium boat guy and this is my first foray in the fiberglass world. Hope you guys and gals can bare with with, so here goes;

    1. how do I mount a transducer to hull?

    2. is there a place to get an OEM bimini top, (the one that snaps to the top of the windshield)

    3. is there an option to replace the seats that isn't going to cost me $800

    I'm sure I will have more questions as I prepare to take her out for the maiden voyage. Thanks in advance.

    DB

    #2
    http://greatlakesskipper.com/categor...nge-seats.html

    Seats ^

    The one i have mounts to the transom already had a hole drilled when i got the boat. Or you can glue one in the bilge.

    Call Bayliner for the canvass.
    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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      #3
      Thanks Chief Alen.

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        #4
        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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          #5
          They're pretty bullet proof if cared for. You should just be able to remove the seat cushions from the sliding track and have them recovered. Mine will be due in a year or so also.

          I would use a transom mount transducer if possible. It gets the cleanest water flow. The hull is designed to trap air under it to reduce drag, not great for sounders.

          Enjoy!

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            #6
            You won't know yourself with the luxury of having a glass hull.

            Go for the Hull mounted Transducer, it is not a big job to fit and gives you the best image.

            I would agree with the recover of the seats, best way to go, if the foam is bad you could get this replaced as well or ever just relined.

            When I purchased my boat some wise person told me to enjoy it as it is for a while before making changes, that was good advise because after I had used it for several weeks I had a huge list of plans to work through. Looking at some of the upgrades people have mode on this site has only added to the list.

            Have fun boating.

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              #7
              Well, i brought her home today, and I must say that I am so excited I can hardly sit still. The first thing I did was give her a good vacum, and then tore out the port side bulkhead(leading to the cuddy) it was rotted and warped, so that will be my repair. Took out all the cushions in the cuddy as they will need a good cleaning as well. The rest looks like just a bit of spit and polish and she will shine like a new penny.

              Can't wait to get her on the water

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                #8
                Enjoy your new boat! and welcome.

                Re. the bimini-

                I found that the height from the deck to the top of the bimini mounted at the top of that windshild wouldn't be comfortable for me at 6'1 since I like to stand and steer especially around docking, etc. I wouldn't be able to see to maneuver the boat standing up. I had one made so that there was enough room to stand up and see over the windshield on the 1950 and mounted it on the sides of the boat, outside the side windows. I added rigid support poles in the back and the strap supports in the front. Works out pretty well that way. I just get the slightest amount of sway side to side with this mount going above 20mph- I need to work on that to get it supported better, probably a function of the tightness of the straps.

                Think it through, maybe use the boat for a little while before jumping into that purchase and see what will work best for you.

                Joe

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                  #9
                  Ready to splash (thursday) if all goes well. I have run into a problem. No plug. I have two of the snap/lock style but they are too big. Does anyone know what size plug these bayliners use? It looks like a screw in type. And can I pick a couple of these up at one of the mart stores or is it a special order kinda thing.

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                    #10
                    duckbuster wrote:
                    Ready to splash (thursday) if all goes well. I have run into a problem. No plug. I have two of the snap/lock style but they are too big. Does anyone know what size plug these bayliners use? It looks like a screw in type. And can I pick a couple of these up at one of the mart stores or is it a special order kinda thing.
                    The drain plug is universal. They have them at walmart. Buy an extra!

                    I took the bulkhead/doors off mine to apply bedliner to the floors after removing the carpet. I left them off. It seems much bigger and I can put my feet up on the seats when cruising.

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