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    1991 Bayliner Restoration

    I bought a 1991 Bayliner 3888 in 2014 and paid way too much for it. The surveyor noted 23 pages of defects that I corrected over the following years and pretty much ended up paying about what it cost new in 1991. I'm going to share with you all some of the projects I've done on the boat over the years. I'm sure many others may have experienced the same issues. No regrets here. I've got a tricked out motor yacht that runs flawlessly and I've had some fun running around Florida from St. Augustine to Key West.

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    Labor of love for our toys.
    1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

    Mike

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      #3
      And I thought our boat was a rescue. Had 140 items on the list. Only insurance I could get had an endorsement, PORT RISK ONLY and strong language indicating all power was to be disconnected included short power and battery power when unattended. Boat wasn't actually that bad just stupid underwriter not knowing how to interpret the survey. I remember going into it the upside would be knowing my boat inside and out by the time I addressed every item and that has come to pass. Nothing so sad as to see a boat sit neglected in its slip year after year and nothing so joyful as seeing someone take one of those on as you are doing! Merry Christmas!
      Tony Bacon,
      Washougal, WA
      Caspian, MMSI 338355743
      1997 3788 Cummins 250hp

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        #4
        I’ve been nibbling away at the deferred maintenance from two owner’s back. Now I’m at a stage where I can’t do what I could when I was younger, and when I add the social distancing thing it’s hard to get a person I can teach and pass on my skills. Even when I had a brand new boat there were lots of things keep me busy. You have a great looking boat there Simplelife.
        P/C Pete
        Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
        1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
        Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
        MMSI 367770440

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          #5
          Hey SL. I am in the process of fixing up a 4085 that has been abused. Luckily I got it cheap, so after I am done my TCO should not exceed book value but that does not include my labor... Grin. Of course, spreadsheets and reality do not always align. I would enjoy hearing of your fixes, upgrades, and improvements as they may give me ideas of things I should work on that I have not thought of yet!
          Current: 1998 Bayliner 4085 - Cummins 6BTA 370's
          Past: 2004 Monterey 322 - Volvo 5.7 GXi's
          Past: 1987 Silverton 34X - Crusader 454's

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          • SimpleLife
            SimpleLife commented
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            😂 I originally estimated $19,600 plus my acquisition cost and I was roughly fair condition market value of a 1991 3888 with twin diesels according to the 2014 survey. That was over $190,000 ago so far (going on 7 years). But she’s a tricked out, ocean-going motor yacht that runs flawlessly and is well-suited for Florida coastal waters. I’m proud to share with you my expensive schooling and satisfying results.

          #6
          We sure feel your pain!! Some boat owners should be tar'ed and feathered for what they do to boats.
          Our project boat is starting to come full circle still have some ISSUES 😭 but is usable and we are really enjoying it now.
          Agree with the satisfaction of completion and the confidence in your boat when you turn the keys and clear the harbor.
          Don&Terri
          Bayliner
          3058 Command bridge
          Huntington Harbor Ca

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            #7
            Westerbeke 8kW Diesel Generator replacement summer of 2017, right before I took off running from Hurricane Irma. I bought the generator at the Miami Boat Show. That's a whole other story...

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            • Bacon
              Bacon commented
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              Shiny!

            • NotSure
              NotSure commented
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              That old one looks about like my current one. I am ripping and replacing it with a Phasor of the same specs. If I am in the boat the generator is running. AC and a blender for drinks is mandatory...

            #8
            Wow!
            Jim Gandee
            1989 3888
            Hino 175's
            Fire Escape
            [email protected]
            Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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              #9
              Re-doing the Hinos was one of the first projects undertaken back in 2014. All the stuff pictured plus all new hoses, solenoids, clamps, injectors, filters, rebuilt alternators, and two new turbos came to a little over $25,000. They run flawlessly now. Earl Summerville is your go to guy for Hino repairs and maintenance in my opinion.

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              • Pcpete
                Pcpete commented
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                Plus one on Earl!

              • Bacon
                Bacon commented
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                Boat porn! Love renewal projects like this!

              #10
              Here is what the survey found on my 92 3888 when I bought a 3 years ago:

              M.V. “Dock Holiday”

              VII.RECOMMENDATION. Recommendations (in order of priority)

              A. It would be prudent to fill the compass dome on the upper helm or have it replaced with new.

              B. It is the owner’s (operator’s) responsibility to upgrade and maintain minimum required safety equipment to current Canadian Coast Guard Standards i.e. Flares, PFD’s, Fire Ext.etc.

              ================================================== =============

              But then again I paid a premium price for her as well.
              P/C Bob Hicks JN
              Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
              Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
              Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
              Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
              Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

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              • NotSure
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                That is amazing!!! I hope that the boat I am selling gets as a clean a report!

              • SimpleLife
                SimpleLife commented
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                Ha! That's great. They say if you buy the best you'll always be satisfied!

              #11
              Originally posted by SimpleLife View Post
              I bought a 1991 Bayliner 3888 in 2014 and paid way too much for it. The surveyor noted 23 pages of defects that I corrected over the following years and pretty much ended up paying about what it cost new in 1991. I'm going to share with you all some of the projects I've done on the boat over the years. I'm sure many others may have experienced the same issues. No regrets here. I've got a tricked out motor yacht that runs flawlessly and I've had some fun running around Florida from St. Augustine to Key West.


              Would love to see how the salon ended up Im think of redoing ours

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                #12
                What did you end up doing on the interior and flybridge? Your work is fantastic, no expense spared. More pics
                1997 Bayliner 2588 Cierra 7.4 Bravo 1 - Mahal
                (past)1997 Bayliner 4788 w/330 Cummins - Phoenix
                (past) 1987 Bayliner 3218 w/135 Hino - True Story

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