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    A buddy of mine bought a 1979 Bayliner Victoria 2750, used it last summer and loved it. I never went on it with him and at the tail end of the season he bought a newer bayliner. I thought it would be a good idea to purchase this boat. So the wife and i went to the marina to look at it. Didnt get a chance to take it out, and 3 days later the boat was being winterized. He was the second owner and the boat is in immaculate shape, appearance wise. Only thing wrong is the tach doesnt work. Now for the kicker, i bought the boat and lets just say my wife is less than enthused. So, now im hoping you guys could help me out w some "plus' " of this boat. Its not a ciera or sunbridge. I have a picture of it as my profile. Curious what model this is and if this was a good "starter" boat. The price was very right, just looking for some personal reinforcement that i made a good decision... and possibly changing my wifes opinion.. thanks

    #2
    Volvo drive and motor? What size ?
    Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

    1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

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      #3
      its a 5.7 mercury.

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        #4
        5.7 mercury w 260 hp.

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          #5
          Tell her that you wanted more time alone with her. Tell her this is a great starter boat.
          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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            #6
            Moved from Small Boats/Bowriders to General Boating Topics.
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              #7
              Stratocaster wrote:
              Moved from Small Boats/Bowriders to General Boating Topics.
              Mike, I saw this in the Bowrider forum and figured that someone would move it.

              A lil late in the game...2750 Victoria

              apexaro1 wrote:
              A buddy of mine bought a 1979 Bayliner Victoria 2750, used it last summer and loved it. I never went on it with him and at the tail end of the season he bought a newer bayliner. I thought it would be a good idea to purchase this boat. So the wife and i went to the marina to look at it. Didnt get a chance to take it out, and 3 days later the boat was being winterized. He was the second owner and the boat is in immaculate shape, appearance wise. Only thing wrong is the tach doesnt work. Now for the kicker, i bought the boat [SIZE]4 wrote:
              and lets just say my wife is less than enthused. So, now im hoping you guys could help me out w some "plus' " of this boat.[/SIZE] Its not a ciera or sunbridge. I have a picture of it as my profile. Curious what model this is and if this was a good "starter" boat. The price was very right, just looking for some personal reinforcement that i made a good decision... and possibly changing my wifes opinion.. thanks
              Man, you're trying to pull us into the middle of a family ordeal???? NO WAY! :kidding

              Well, the burden is actually upon you, my friend!

              On a serious note, and I think that I can speak for the group here.... what's going to make the difference is a good operating and comfortable boat for the Mrs.

              Perhaps do your shake-down run with just you and several experienced boater buddies.

              Make sure that she's free of bugs, and that all workds well according to Hoyle waaaaay before you take your wife out with you!

              Wives tend to like some of the home comforts.... perhaps hot/cold water, a working head, cabin heat is a +, nice seating, a place to stow their stuff, and so on.

              If you don't win the Mrs over in the beginning........ you'll be in trouble!

              Edit;

              Since you apparently did not have the boat surveyed, you may want to check a few things.

              See if the previous owner can supply you with service records and/or receipts.

              If no history.... then you may want to:
              • Check engine drive coupler alignment.
              • Check or replace drive shaft and shift cable bellows.
              • Check and lube bearing crosses.
              • Check the Gimbal Bearing and/or lube it w/ engine running.
              • Replace sea water pump impeller this coming spring.. not now.
              • Do a pressure/vacuum leak down test on the drive.
              • Check engine tune including Ignition timing TA.
              • Replace fuel filter cartridge and the small carburetor filter if equipped.
              • Battery load tests.... and look at date codes!


              .... just to mention a few!

              Do these, and you should be OK.

              .
              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
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                #8
                You bought a Victoria 2750!? Terrible boat! They're called Tippy Vickys because the flybridge is so disproportionately heavy, the boat tips over the moment you step on it. I see at least a dozen of these boats capsized every season. Also, this model tends to attract vampires. If you spend the night in one and wake up with bloody bite marks on your neck, you'll know why.

                Other than that, its a ptetty cool boat.

                Oh, did I mention the zombies in the efngine compartment?

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                  #9
                  Astral Blue wrote:
                  You bought a Victoria 2750!? Terrible boat! They're called Tippy Vickys because the flybridge is so disproportionately heavy, the boat tips over the moment you step on it.................
                  Ed, looks like his Victoria is the single station version, not the SDN F/B version.

                  The "Tippy" was the SDN F/B version.
                  Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                  2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                  Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                  Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                  Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                    #10
                    2850Bounty wrote:
                    Ed, looks like his Victoria is the single station version, not the SDN F/B version.

                    The "Tippy" was the SDN F/B version.
                    It still has vampires and zombies!

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                      #11
                      Astral Blue wrote:
                      It still has vampires and zombies!
                      I say put the Honda down into the bilge to kill those vampires!
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                        #12
                        Astral Blue wrote:
                        It still has vampires and zombies! :surr
                        Don't forget the gremlins if it has a volvo. Hehehe
                        1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
                        twin 454's
                        MV Mar-Y-Sol
                        1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
                        Twin chevy 350's inboard
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                          #13
                          Thanks guys for all the info. As far as i know, we have all the records for the boat and i believe theyve been done at Wabasha marina where the boat stored. Thats a big list, and i have no idea what half that stuff is. What better time to learn than now. Growning up we always had outboards and i believe it was for this very reason. Ill post some more pics of the boat, im pretty happy. I saw comp's in not as great condition going for a couple thousand more. The vampire and zombie thing, we'll just keep that between us but, thanks for the warning. Thanks again for the help and the wonderful welcoming. Heres to a great season of boating! aaron

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                            #14
                            Thanks guys. i posted but, it apparently didnt work. It has been serviced by wabasha marina for greater part of its life and i believe he has the service records. Thats a huge list of things, not sure what half of them are but, no time like the present to learn. I will be having a mech take care of all that for now, i dont know or understand the workings of inboards. I grew up w outboards, much less work invoved. Ill keep the vampire and zombie thing between us. Thanks again for the great info and the wonderful welcoming. Heres to a great season of boating. I did post some more pics, i found comps but they were filthy, had mildew, or were just plain ugly. And the next closest in price was 2000 more. thanks again guys!! aaron

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                              #15
                              Actually I think its a great starter cruiser but I would not say its a great starter boat

                              If its your first boat but you will be fine just go slow don't stress out and enjoy it.

                              I think as far as getting your wife on board will either be easy or almost immpossible. There aren't many spouses in the middle of the road. Some things to consider. Make sure she has a good time. Take her on a dinner cruise and make dinner on the boat just enjoy each others company. If it doesn't have a bbq you should get one they are great fun on the boat.

                              One thing to consider many guys yell at their significant others when one the boat when things don't go right.. don't do that every one will hear you she will get mad and wont go any more.

                              Make sure you include her in decisions regarding the boat so she doesn't resent it.
                              1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
                              twin 454's
                              MV Mar-Y-Sol
                              1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
                              Twin chevy 350's inboard
                              Ben- Jamin
                              spokane Washington

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