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    2012 Bayliner 160OB: Any Comments / user experience on this model?-gctid405083

    Can anybody give me their user experiences/ impressions/ advice re this model?

    I am taking delivery of a brand new one next week with a 60hp 4stroke outboard.

    #2
    Congrats!

    Finding others with this exact setup will be difficult. 16' is pretty small. They definitely have their place, though. Outboards in a basic Bayliner are even more rare, especially new. 80's to mid 90's were their heyday.

    I think we have a few members with older 16'-18' outboards....even some cuddy owners.

    They might be able to help on some tech points.

    Welcome to the site.

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      #3
      I've got the 180 OB, essentially the same boat as yours, only a little longer. It's been a good boat for us. Very basic, few features, but it rides well, and it is very economical on gas. It doesn't have much water proof storage, we had to figure out our own, and I added some cubbys myself. The bilge pump is beyond basic. You may want to consider, at the least, adding an automatic switch to it. Since we boat in the ocean at times, I went all the way and added a second bilge to mine.

      You'll love that Mercury 4 stroke. Very quiet and smooth (just follow the break-in closely).

      Not sure what else to say, feel free to ask specific question of me as you have them.

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        #4
        I also have a 180 OB. I love it for it's simplicity. We spend our boat time having fun rather then preping, cleaning, fixing, and buying gas. I have the Optimax 125 (which I love) so I can't speak on the 4-stroke but am a big fan of outboard power so I give it a thumbs up there. Have fun!

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          #5
          Wow another 160 owner! I have a 2006 160 with a 60HP 4 stroke. We love ours, a few pics in my album. I have added rod holders, regularly pull tubers, can get a skier up no problem, I have a buddy that kneeboards behind it just fine. Top speed is about 30 but she cruises great at 18-20 all day long. We are going tubing tomorrow. Only complaint I have is no place for a cooler. Welcome, and post pics!

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            #6
            Westeagle wrote:
            Can anybody give me their user experiences/ impressions/ advice re this model?

            I am taking delivery of a brand new one next week with a 60hp 4stroke outboard.
            Congrats on NEW boat,(minor envy), I am new to this forum also,tons of good info here, look around. Enjoy the new toy,boat safe and remember it's not the size it's how you use it.

            BC Steve

            2008 185 BR 3.0L Alpha 1

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              #7
              Nice forum -Thanks for the replies!

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                #8
                If I ever buy a NEW boat,the 160 or 170 with the fishing option will on the top of my list! HEY BAYLINER...how about a 160 with the fishing option!

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