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    #46
    Another update to the swim platform. Didn't like the way the original two step ladder swung up on top of the swim platform & thought a three step would make boarding from the water a bit easier. I replaced it with a retractable undermount from Garelick, looks like a fairly decent unit.

    Original set up.
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    New ladder in stored position.
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    The extra brace to the starboard hasn't been bolted up yet but thinking it'll be neccasary to keep the platform from flexing. There's quite a bit of leverage going on there.
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    Last edited by builderdude; 11-24-2017, 11:40 AM.
    Dave
    Edmonds, WA
    "THE FIX"
    '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
    (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
    Misc. projects thread
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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      #47
      Dave, are you going to haul a dinghy around? I could never come up with a good way to haul the outboard around. Just curious where you are going with using your boat. I can't imagine not having a dinghy. It was a big part of our 2556 experience.

      I didn't want to deal with the weaver cleaver or a pivot as the dink was as wide as the boat; 9.5 feet.

      It isn't an issue on our current boat. :P
      Tally and Vicki
      "Wickus" Meridian 341
      MMSI 338014939

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        #48
        Tally, you towed yours? I've been eyeballing this 310 rib for a couple years now. Wondering how it'd do being towed without the OB motor on it. Thinking I could make a mount on the 2556 to store the OB during the tow.
        Dave
        Edmonds, WA
        "THE FIX"
        '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
        (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
        The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
        Misc. projects thread
        https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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          #49
          Bought this pot puller back when I was still doing glass work, finally got around to making a mount for it. It bolts to the down rigger mount for easy installation and removal.
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          Mounted these cheapo plastic cleats to the cabin bulkhead so I can keep my midship fender attached to the forward cleat and tie the extended tail end off tight to these. Saves me from having to hold on at the narrow gunwale area while attempting to tie/untie the midship fender, I just leave it tied up horizontally on the gunwale.
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          Last edited by builderdude; 11-24-2017, 11:48 AM.
          Dave
          Edmonds, WA
          "THE FIX"
          '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
          (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
          The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
          Misc. projects thread
          https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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            #50
            Dave, we use Weaver Davits. The pointy end of the boat to the port side, with the transom of the dink as far to SB as possible. The standoff was far enough to still allow you to get on the swimstep and step off if needed, although we stepped off the gunnels when docking.

            I had a small Nissan motor that I kept jammed under the gunnel in the cockpit on the port side. It wasn't ideal, but was out of the way the minute we launched the dink, which was usually the first thing we did. We had a lot of stuff on the boat.
            Tally and Vicki
            "Wickus" Meridian 341
            MMSI 338014939

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              #51

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              Decided the cheesy OEM hinges on the engine hatch needed upgrading too.
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              All finished and they lock down nice and snug.
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              Im in the process of experimenting with some squishy gasket material on the underside of the hatches to help keep them snug and seal out water from the wash down pump etc.[/QUOTE]

              Them's what I want!
              1994 2859 in Tacoma, WA
              7.4 Mercruiser
              Still learning about other systems
              and specs.

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                #52
                Jon here's a link to the hinges I used. Nothing super extravagant but so much better than OEM
                https://www.fisheriessupply.com/sea-...e-locker-hinge
                Dave
                Edmonds, WA
                "THE FIX"
                '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                Misc. projects thread
                https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                  #53
                  Thanks.
                  1994 2859 in Tacoma, WA
                  7.4 Mercruiser
                  Still learning about other systems
                  and specs.

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by Ruffryder View Post
                    Nice clean work as usual Dave, would be even nicer on raw water Cooled engines winterizing.

                    Sup with that hose down below brother?

                    Brass should never be used with salt water. If you intend to install valves like this on a raw water cooled engine they should be made from bronze or stainless. The problem then will be dissimilar metal corrosion of the block at that location.
                    1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
                    2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
                    Anacortes, WA

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by Norton_Rider View Post


                      Brass should never be used with salt water. If you intend to install valves like this on a raw water cooled engine they should be made from bronze or stainless. The problem then will be dissimilar metal corrosion of the block at that location.
                      It would also be harder to poke the holes to ensure scale in the water jacket is not preventing complete drainage.
                      1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

                      Mike

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                        #56
                        Yep, I wouldn’t have done it if she were raw water cooled
                        Dave
                        Edmonds, WA
                        "THE FIX"
                        '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                        (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                        The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                        Misc. projects thread
                        https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                          #57
                          A few more things I’ve done.
                          Removed the AM/FM radio and 120 volt AC outlet from the “AC electrical panel area”. Gives me more convenient galley storage. Relocated (updated to 20 amp) the AC outlet to the now opening cubby storage area under the helm control. New faucet & countertops also.
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                          Dave
                          Edmonds, WA
                          "THE FIX"
                          '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                          (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                          The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                          Misc. projects thread
                          https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                            #58
                            Shelving added to the port side cabinet. This is where tools and extra engine fluids/filters/belts live among some other misc.stuff.
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                            built a new rounded cabin step and base. Relocated the cabin heater up front below helm. Wanted this space dedicated to storage of mostly fishing stuff, cannon balls, clips etc. Although it’s plumbed in & working I haven’t permanently mounted the heater yet.
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                            Dave
                            Edmonds, WA
                            "THE FIX"
                            '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                            (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                            The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                            Misc. projects thread
                            https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                              #59
                              Added hinges to the fish well hatch. Much nicer not having to find a place to put the hatch when accessing the storage area below. Keep the bbq and a couple of plastic containers in there for prawn line/buoys.
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                              Dave
                              Edmonds, WA
                              "THE FIX"
                              '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                              (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                              The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                              Misc. projects thread
                              https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                                #60
                                The dudes keeping busy, nice work Dave.
                                1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

                                Mike

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