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    #16
    A very interesting project, looking forward to see the end result! One thing maybe worth considering is the possible change of metacentric height. Not 100% sure but its possible the original engine sits lower than the outboard so might be that the stability will be affected due to conversion. Not a huge issue if this is the case, as this can be fixed with some led ingots in the right spots(lowest in bilge). Anyway super interesting conversion!
    Bayliner 2556 1990 project

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      #17
      One of the most satisfying projects that I have done.

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      • C-NUMB
        C-NUMB commented
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        Looking good, very sturdy!

      • Sholphin02
        Sholphin02 commented
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        Nice.....I will try to keep the original swim platform and put the motor bracket under...so it wont look the same. But I really like what you have done.

      #18
      Originally posted by Charelstonbar View Post
      One of the most satisfying projects that I have done.
      Consider posting your performance details/gains after your conversion. I’m sure the OP would be interested, I know I am...
      Dave
      Edmonds, WA
      "THE FIX"
      '93 2556
      Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

      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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      • Sholphin02
        Sholphin02 commented
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        Yes...I wll be really interested to know the upside of your conversion. Any numbers ? Thanks
        When fully done, I will try to do a fair comparison of before/after conversion.

      #19
      Hi everyone !
      I didn't do much yesterday and today.
      Weather is terrible so I mostly work inside the hull ^^

      I did some holes......and yep.....I do have concrete on portside.
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      And the previous owner did a lot of modifications on the electrical wiring and water circuit. So much so, that I listed 4 water pump and numerous wires added everywhere.
      I have to add to my to do list a complete refreshing or rebuild of electricity and water.

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      It might take longer than expected. lol ^^

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        #20
        Originally posted by builderdude View Post
        There’s a member in AK with an extended 28’, looks real nice. I’d temporarily locate the batteries until she’s floating with the new power package installed. You may be able to use battery weight to correct list etc.
        Your installing a new fuel tank also?
        Yes, I will remove the concrete first. Modify a little the boat and proceed to a sea trial. Then, I will put weight and organize everything (Batteries, and heavy stuff) to be level.
        The fuel tank has been already changed two years ago by the previous owner. I don't think a replacement will be necessary soon.


        Originally posted by C-NUMB View Post
        A very interesting project, looking forward to see the end result! One thing maybe worth considering is the possible change of metacentric height. Not 100% sure but its possible the original engine sits lower than the outboard so might be that the stability will be affected due to conversion. Not a huge issue if this is the case, as this can be fixed with some led ingots in the right spots(lowest in bilge). Anyway super interesting conversion!
        Yes i am very aware of the risks resulting from the weight change. (I used to sail a lot before coming to the "dark side" of motor sailing) I will try to keep the boat sea worthy.
        But I am open to any remarks or suggestion during the build, if you see something potentialy dangerous.

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          #21
          So, this ISN'T a completed project?
          Jeff & Tara
          (And Ginger too)
          Lake Havasu City, AZ

          2000 Bayliner 3388
          "GetAway"
          Cummins 4bta 250s

          In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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          • builderdude
            builderdude commented
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            🤔missed that one😯

          • Sholphin02
            Sholphin02 commented
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            Yes....But I did not find a place for ongoing project.
            And if i am not wrong, forums are often more useful for ongoing project than already finished ones. We can ask questions and seek advices.
            But feel free to move it elsewhere.

          #22
          Always felt we needed an ongoing projects forum. Maybe it should say ongoing and/or completed projects🤔
          Carry on.
          Dave
          Edmonds, WA
          "THE FIX"
          '93 2556
          Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

          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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          • Sholphin02
            Sholphin02 commented
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            Thanks Dave.

          • green650
            green650 commented
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            Or just “Projects”

          #23
          Originally posted by Charelstonbar View Post
          One of the most satisfying projects that I have done.
          And you're only one keg into it so far, not bad !
          " WET EVER "
          1989 2459 TROPHY OFFSHORE 5.8L COBRA / SX
          mmsi 338108404
          mmsi 338124956
          "I started with nothing and still have most of it left"

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            #24
            Hi everyone,
            not much done last week due to a terrible weather (Rain all day long....every day)
            I hope to do some good progress again this week.

            First, I want to remove the concrete but it is rock solid ^^
            Dave, How did you manage to break and remove it ? Brut force or with help of a product ?
            When concrete will be out, I plan on building new lightweight cabinet on starboard to keep the boat level. (Plain wood plank are really heavy)

            Also, I missed the opportunity to buy both Mariner 300 HP verado and Suzuki Df300.
            I am left with an evinrude etec 250 HO. Is it any good ? Will it be enough power for my hull ?

            Thanks for your advices.

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              #25
              I rattled away at the concrete with a chisel bit chucked up in my little roto hammer. Similar to this pic.
              I vote a minimum of 300 hp for the engine😉
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              Dave
              Edmonds, WA
              "THE FIX"
              '93 2556
              Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

              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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                #26
                Hi everyone.
                Progress are slow but i am moving forward.

                I finally removed all the concrete on portside.....a hefty 65Kg (~144 lbs)

                I am now working on the electric harness.
                All dimensions for the motor bracket have been triple checked, and we should also begin the construction soon.

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                  #27
                  Great progress! Keep at it, gonna be an amazing boat when your finished.
                  👍🏼
                  Dave
                  Edmonds, WA
                  "THE FIX"
                  '93 2556
                  Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                  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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                    #28
                    Hi Dave.
                    Thanks.

                    I will try to find a 300Hp outboard
                    How much concrete did you removed from your boat ? Is there any on starboard ?

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                      #29
                      Originally posted by Sholphin02 View Post
                      Hi Dave.
                      Thanks.

                      I will try to find a 300Hp outboard
                      How much concrete did you removed from your boat ? Is there any on starboard ?
                      I think 120 125 lbs. I left a soccer ball sized piece at the forward bulkhead area as I felt chiseling away at it may cause harm to the surrounding glass. I cut a 3” hole in the top of the starboard box and found no concrete on that side.
                      heres my old thread on the concrete issue:
                      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...box-on-my-2556
                      Dave
                      Edmonds, WA
                      "THE FIX"
                      '93 2556
                      Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                      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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                        #30
                        Work on the motor bracket as begun.....with a lot of sanding first.

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                        and already we face problems. There are some weak spots on the old transom with trace of humidity in the wooden core (The dark zone under the fiberglass)
                        We'll see if we replace the all piece or just some areas.

                        That's it for today

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