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    FINALLY, a New Boat... well you know - new to me.-gctid376189

    I finally finished the painful process of boat shopping which I hate, and finally did some boat buying, which I love. I'm going today to bring some stuff and spend some time with the PO before I take it home next week.It's an 85 2850 Command Bridge with a single Volvo 7.4 and ss duo prop. She has been really well cared for with lots of fixes: new holding tank and sanitation lines, for example. The woodwork just needs a quick two part clean and will sparkle (maybe I'll do that today). One thing I like, is that the exhaust and raw water intake no longer go through the outdrive, which should help performance and make other maintenance issues easier.Some of you may know the boat. It's coming out of Chrisholm Marina. I'll post more as I know more.Huge thanks to all of you who have helped me along the way.I've put up a photo album but lots of pics won't load so I don't know what's up.http://www.baylinerownersclub.org/fo...hp?albumid=642

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    #2
    Awesome! Congrats! I wish I was heading to the boat today... I'd stop by and say "Hello." But, unfortunately, I won't be heading that way today. How long are you in town for?
    2003 Bayliner 305 - SOLD!
    Twin 5.7L, Carb'd, 445 hours
    Bravo II drives
    Closed-cooling

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      #3
      Congratulations on your new mistress.

      I would like to hear more about the thru-hull exhaust. Did the PO just weld a piece of aluminum to cover the exhaust port in the sheild? Since your raw water pickup is no longer through the leg, how is that accomplished?

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        #4
        Mike, we all tried to warn you against buying a SDN F/B boat! Now you're stuck! :kidding

        Congrats! :coo-

        .
        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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          #5
          Congrats.

          Man, that is one clean engine room!!
          Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
          1998 3055 Ciera
          (yes, a 1998)
          Previous boat: 1993 3055
          Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
          Sea Doo XP
          Sea Doo GTI SE
          Life is short. Boats are cool.
          The family that plays together stays together.
          Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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            #6
            Looking good!

            The 2 best days of owning a boat, the day you buy her and the day you sell her!

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              #7
              Wished I had have known, came back from Philly today and had plenty of time to stop. GOOD LUCK THERE! She is a beauty!
              Tony, Cape Cod, MA
              Vice Commodore Bourne Yacht Club
              1994 Carver 390 Cockpit Motor Yacht
              454 Merc Cruisers inboards
              "HOLODECK"
              2014 10' hard bottomed Dink powered by 3.3HP Mariner 2 stroke
              www.bourneyachtclub.com

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                #8
                Hurricane wrote:
                Congratulations on your new mistress.

                I would like to hear more about the thru-hull exhaust. Did the PO just weld a piece of aluminum to cover the exhaust port in the sheild? Since your raw water pickup is no longer through the leg, how is that accomplished?
                Thanks everyone.

                The Y pipe is plugged with a sort of No Hub looking thing, and the metal intake is plugged from inside the engine room. I'll take closer pics when I get it.

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                  #9
                  Awesome News, Gilligan!

                  Wonderful!!!

                  I wish you the very best with her.

                  The Pics???? They're really nice.....

                  Bon Voyage

                  Sarah

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                    #10
                    ...maybe it's time to change my signature

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                      #11
                      2850Bounty wrote:
                      Mike, we all tried to warn you against buying a SDN F/B boat! Now you're stuck!

                      .
                      And even worse, it's got a Volvo-Penta engine and drive! What were you thinking?

                      Congrats, Mike! That is one great boat!

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