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    1989 Bayliner Ski Challenger full restore


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            Thought I'd share some pictures of my restoration of my 1989 Ski Challenger. The boat was only produced for 4 years, I believe 1989, 1990, 1996, 1997. I have the older model. I loved the boat, but the stringers and floor were starting to go. I rebuilt the whole structural stringers, and beefed up the wood construction in it. I used all Marine plywood along with West system epoxy resin with 404 hardener which I have to say is some top notch stuff. I then encapsulated the stringers in a few layers of fiberglass and finished off with some bi-axel 1708. I then proceded to add marine foam which was really neat to use. This boat never had foam from the factory, So I was a little leary on using it, but it really made the boat more rigid and sound deadening. It is very solid feeling in rough water than before. I fiberglassed the whole floor, then I gelcoated the bilge, floor and part way in the gunwhales. So hopefully that seals it up well from moisture. I redid all the carpet with Lancer 16oz, and used Hydroturf for the flooring which I like, also added a monster tower for boarding. This boat I believe was worth saving since their so rare, and being a true inboard is pretty neat. Many ppl didn't know Bayliner made a Inboard boat and neither did I. I get many questions on the water asking who makes this boat. When I tell them bayliner the look I get is priceless, Its also very modern looking for a 1989. So if anyone has one that is looking for advice on rebuilding one or any other advice I should be able to help with that.

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              Hello Sir

              I would like some help on the interior wood work any drawing or additional info would be great I am referring to passenger seat area I tore mine apart a little too hastily
              its a great bat have owned since new . Now its time to give face lift

              Roy 414351.4536
              located in Brookfield wi
              royjr327@twc.com

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                Very impressive job! Looks solid
                1998 Ciera 2855, 7.4L MPI, Harbourfront Toronto, Ontario

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                  Nice workmanship. Bringing one back can be frustrating and at the same time satisfying.
                  P/C Pete
                  Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                  1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
                  Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                  1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
                  MMSI 367770440
                  1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
                  Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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                    Never knew BL made a boat like that, great job on restoring it, really nice work!
                    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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