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    New Owner: yr 2000 CT2150 Capri v8 Merc 2bbl single axle; surge drum brakes-gctid349840

    I bought this CT2150 as a basically sound boat that needed a lot of TLC. As I live in Fayetteville, NC but will annually haul her to Rhode Island, my first expense was getting the trailer able to make the 1500 mile round trip without trouble. New marine grade axle, brakes, wheels & tires. Complete re-wiring with LCD lights & new fenders. Succesful round trip this summer.

    After getting up north, I began on the Bayliner. She had lots of mold on the vinyl grab handles and steering wheel .. a pain. Got that cleaned up with acetone and put good UV protectorant. There was minor rot in a small portion of the floor at the forward egde of the bilge access cover ... repaired with oak and epoxy. Rebuilt the access cover. Got a breathable cover for the boat and plugged in a dehumidifyer. Serviced the Merc Alpha drive: replaced the gymbal bearing, a dropped flapper valve, rebuilt the carb, replaced plugs, wires and distro cap as well as fuel-water separator. Replaced the ill-fitting prop with stainless Michgan.

    On my trial runs, in Mount Hope Bay (off the Narragansett), I was surprised to find the speedo reeding 53 MPH after trimming the tilt angle. She ran much better than I anticipated. A few runs later, the engine quit. I diagnosed the problem to be a faulty engine oil pressure switch (which cuttoff power to the electric fuel pump). This taught me a lesson to have an emergency bypass wired and handy ... I'd not like that to happen in the middle of Carolina Beach outlet at surge tide flow!

    I am now getting the gelcoat back in good shape (minor scratches and a few gouges). The hull waterline tape is very badly chipped and detracts. For two days, I have been searching the internet for a one-inch wide combination gold-white-teal with no luck. Anyone who knows where I can get this specific tape, I would be in debt for the info.

    I intend mylti-use boat: fishing (both salt & fresh) with my son-in-law and occasional use to teach my granddaughters to waterski.

    The starboard rear seat was missing and I built a new one so it has a dual use: a base for a pedistal fishing seat and a snap on cushion for passenger use.. Built a separate unit that fits in the bow area for a second pedistal seat.

    I have a new Humminbird SI-DI GPS chartplotter combo unit that I will install in the next couple of weeks.

    Anyone have any experience with the minikotta trolling rig that mounts on the I/O lower unit?

    I have enjoyed "trolling" this site ... good contributors and ideas.

    #2
    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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      #3
      Congrats.

      Lets see the pics!

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        #4
        onthelake wrote:
        Congrats.

        Lets see the pics!
        OK ... will post once the rain goes away and I get the cover off. Thanks for the friendly welcome!

        Butch

        CT2150 in Fayetteville, NC

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          #5
          Checkout http://greatlakesskipper.com/ for the pinstripe they have a pretty good selection. Sounds like you found yourself a good one. G/L

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            #6
            BlkY2k wrote:
            Checkout http://greatlakesskipper.com/ for the pinstripe they have a pretty good selection. Sounds like you found yourself a good one. G/L
            Thanks, BlkY2k. No dice ... they did have a lot but not what I needed.

            For present, I have given up looking for replacement tape. For now, I employed a temporary fix using permanent markers of the right colors. I was quite suprised at the result ... still have to post pix at some point. Likely later this week.

            The 9/16 inch teal green strip got two coats of a green pen on all the places where the stripe was chipped. From a distance of 8 feet or so, you can't see the problem.

            The 1/4 inch gold stripe was even better ... near impossible to see the repair. The gold pen was a perfect match.

            I picked up the pens at a school supply store.

            Time will tell just how temporary a fix this is ... i.e., how well the repair stands up to water, etc.

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              #7
              welcome!!!!!! dont forget the straight jacket to be around us.... lol

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                #8
                Alexirocz28 wrote:
                welcome!!!!!! dont forget the straight jacket to be around us.... lol
                Ha! Since I took the time to "troll" the waters here before I made my first post, I am well "armed" and prepared. Thanks for the welcome (-:

                Oh, crap ... they just rained out the Daytona 500 untill noon tomorrow )-:

                Ah, well ... more time to work on the boat!

                By the way, I was able to discern the original name and port for this boat. It was "DADS TOY II" Lake Asbury (near Tampa).

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                  #9
                  [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669915=25929-100_3816.JPG[/img]Above photo shows her in the condition that I bought her. Not detailed enough to show all the mold but the torn seats and worn-out hatch are apparent.Background: bought this boat as a fixer-upper. My thoughts proved right in that department but still a sound boat. She had been used in training for US Special Operations in Key West and took a lot of cosmetic abuse.She was once titled south of Tampa FL as "DadsToy II" out of Lake Asbury.When the Special Ops Sergeant Major offered her for sale to me, she had been sitting in a Ft Bragg sale lot for two years. Somewhere in that timeline, her stainless prop and all canvas had been stolen. The cover over her was placed on after she took some rain. So, you guessed it; LOTs of mold.That mold took about 3,000 pounds of elbow grease an help from my brother but most is gone now.My intended use for this boat is multipurpose. I want to be able to have some fun with my four granddaughters and get them to enjoy waterskiing as much as I did as a youngster. Number two; I have a wonderful son-in-law who loves to fish ... so this is one of our two platforms. Some of my mods are for that fishing purpose.I intend to sent separate posts for the upgrades that I made to the trailer, new GPS/Side-looking Sonar, fishing seats, gelcoat repair, a couple of brightwork additions, Trim-tabs, & new tie-downs.

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                    #10
                    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669925=25934-bow roller - winch strap - radial spare.jpg[/img]

                    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669925=25935-Fulton Adjustable leg.jpg[/img]

                    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669925=25936-marine grade axle - wiring.jpg[/img]

                    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669925=25937-New Brake Hubs.jpg[/img]

                    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669925=25938-surge brake - chains.jpg[/img]The above show the updates that I made to the trailer. The trailer has a mission of hauling 750 miles one-way each spring and fall (North Carolina to Rhode Island). So I did not treat this lightly.1. new marine grade axle with stainless spindles and drum brakes.2. new fenders3. new surge brake cylinder with new tow chains and brake lines.4. new bow roller - winch strap and 2 radial spare tires with galvanized wheels5. New Fulton adjustable leg; this so i can crank the bow high and keep drainage right.

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                      #11
                      [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669935=25946-LED cross bar.jpg[/img]

                      [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669935=25947-LED side markers.jpg[/img]

                      [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669935=25948-outer side markers.jpg[/img]

                      [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669935=25949-Supplimental brake lights on fenders.jpg[/img]I rewired the entire trailer and outfitted her with all LED. Not shown are the usual rear mounted tail & brake combo lights ... shown are the duplicate combos that I mounted on the fenders. Also shown are the LED side markers and outer markers. Not shown are 2 additional side reflectors oneach side rail.

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                        #12
                        The swim platform had a serious crack that I braced with SS unions and a crossbar. To hide the through-bolts and nuts on the top of the platform, I added some brightwork over and used silicon over the nut heads. Other stuff should be self-explanatory. The gelcoat was a mess. After reading through all the wealth of info here on BOC and watching some video tutorials, I first used acetone. Next, I used a "rust-out" product to remove stains from iron and algea. I will make a separate post of the "Rust-Out" product. At only $9 a bottle, this stuff worked like a miracle and took zero rubbing ... worked in thirty seconds flat!I also had to put a new layer of gelcoat on three areas where the coat had worn down to the glass. The tutorial videos I watched (pointed to by a previous post here at BOC) were key to my success.Still to go on the gelcoat will be applying polish and then wax.

                        [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669954=25955-gelcoat repair (step one -- buff with compound).jpg[/img]

                        [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669954=25956-new Michigan SS prop.jpg[/img]

                        [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669954=25957-Swim step repair - brightwork added & transducer mount.jpg[/img]

                        [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669954=25958-trim tabs - new tie-downs & rear LED lights.jpg[/img]

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                          #13
                          I wanted a better fishing set-up and decided to rig a removable forward fishing seat. I am happy with the result ... the entire rig folds up and can be stowed under the rebuilt hatch. I'll show the stow after my nextpost which will be the rear fishing set-up.

                          [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669965=25960-bow fishing seat with ready anchor and storage access.jpg[/img]

                          [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669965=25961-fabricated platform & delta anchor.jpg[/img]

                          [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669965=25962-Original bow seating.jpg[/img]

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                            #14
                            Very Nice Butch, the admiral has informed me we are keeping the 1700 for another year so I may have to borrow a couple of your ideas here.lol

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                              #15
                              This photo shows the factory aft port side jump seat in the lowered (normal seating) position. When elevated to the sunbathing position, the "slot" viewable is used to locate and fix the seat. When I bought the boat the starbord seat was missing and my original intent was to make a duplicate for the starbord side. After a fishing trip last summer, I decided on something that would suite both the original intent plus two additional features ... especially a rear fishing seat. Here is a picture of the port side:

                              [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669982=25966-factory port side aft jump seat in lower position..jpg[/img]This photo shows the missing starboard side; shown also is my added brightwork step to cover the forward end of the engine cover.

                              [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669982=25967-starboard side with new brightwork step.jpg[/img]Here is a fabricated dual purpose platform with a type 4 as a cushion. It is secured with snaps and hasan attached 50-foot flaoting line secured.

                              [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669982=25968-New seat with throwable type 4 (attached with snaps and 50-foot floating line) as cushion.jpg[/img]Here is the starboard platform with the cushion stowed below & the fishing seat installed. Note the port side seat in sunbathing position to maximize stability.

                              [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669982=25969-Starboard side platform in upper position with fishing seat installed..jpg[/img]Here is everything for the forward and aft fishing seats and platforms stowed under the hatch.

                              [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/669982=25970-forward & aft fishing seats along with the forward fabbd platform stowed under hatch.jpg[/img]

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