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    I am kind of falling for this boat but have a few questions.

    I saw a 2003 with a flush deck but older ones with an engine hatch. I would really like the flush deck. What year did they change that?

    It also appears not all came with fresh water cooling?

    Thanks

    #2
    The 2001 model (XE) was the changeover year.

    The engine did not offer FWC as a factory option until recently.

    On this model boat, go out of your way to find the 5.7 Bravo II power in it. The engine and drive are more powerful, and rugged. And, according to test reports in magazines back then, the 5.7 also got better fuel economy than the 5.0 alpha

    I have the 2001 2452 with a 5.7 BII. I have owned this boat for teh last 10 years, and bought it new. I would buy it again.

    What ut does well:

    Cruising overnight for 2 (And maybe a small child). It does not have sleeping for 4 unless one couple are height challanged.

    It also takes rough water well (with an experienced helmsperson), rides well, and is really great in rain or cold. You can section off the wheelhouse and be comfortable.

    It fishes well also.

    Cabin is roomy. Most were sold with the advantage pack. Microwave, 2 burner alcohol/electric stove, AC/DC refrigerator, hotwater heater, real head with holding tank and macerator, cockpit seat, compass, radio, etc Here in Florida, factory air is manditory, not an option.

    They trail well behind a 1/2 ton PU truck, or full size SUV with the tow package.
    Captharv 2001 2452
    "When the draft of your boat exceeds the depth of water, you are aground"

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      #3
      After 5 years I like my 2452 more than ever.

      It's just right for 2 over night. The head is a little too small for me but I wouldn't sacrifice the space on a bigger closet. The new style has the refrigerator under the V birth I'd prefer it under the stove. The flush rear deck is nice they didn't lower the engine to acomplish it. Bayliner raised everything else around it causing more freeboard. The raised engine cover(old style) has a seat cushon and makes comfortable seating without it you still may have to add seating. The 5.7 would be worth seaking out. Barely enough power (5.0) means you have to work at load balance Trim tabs and outdrive trim to get on plane. The 5.7 is up out of the water in 1 boat length no matter where everyone is setting or where I set the generator. I tow mine behind my 1/2 ton pickup.The 30 mi to the ramp is not a problem but my truck is maxed out. Longer trips in the hills would be very hard on my truck. I bought a canvas/plastic camper surrond for the rear deck, It really adds to the indoor living space in cold weather. The top stays up all the time the surrond only gets used in cold weather. All these features in a 24ft boat means limited living space. For me it's a good compromise.
      Carl
      2452

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        #4
        As others have said, the 2452/242 later models had allot of freeboard with the deeper hull.

        We loved ours and took it out in the Gulf Of Alaska fishing.

        It was a wonderful, safe boat, built for two.

        KEVIN SANDERS
        4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
        www.transferswitch4less.com

        where are we right now?

        https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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          #5
          What Harv and Kevin said... The 2001+ newer 2452 are an improvement. I first owned a '96 2452 new and loved that boat. When we lost her, I was determined to find another 2000 and older because I loved the design I thought over the newer 2452's. I was "encouraged" to check out the 2001+ 2452 design and decided that I could definitely open my search for a replacement 2452. This was a personal decision and I found our current 2001 2452. I am very happy with this design and found the engine bay the big selling point for me. Engine access and storage down there are amazing. I replaced a blown 5.7 when I bought our boat with a 6.2 HO and would do so again. If I ever have to replace my BII, it would be with a BIII for the extra control it provides and better fuel economy. The 5.7 has better fuel management than the same boat with a 5.0 due to the amount of rpms required to keep her on plane. So, as Harv says, look for a 5.7 if possible for the newer (2001+) 2452's unless she has a BIII coupled to the 5.0. That would be a nice combo as well.

          Check out my signature for photos on my '96 and my current 2001 2452 and see what one can do. I think Harv and Kevin have a lot of similar upgrades/mods as well.

          Great boat over all and that size, they are all a compromise. I too have a hard time using the head... but the head is for the Admiral and I seldom (twice?) use it for any sit down stuff...
          Doug ;}
          MMSI: 338068776
          "Go Aweigh to" Photos < click on red letters... 2001 Bayliner 2452 w/6.2 HO (paid for)


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            #6
            I'll just pile on to what everyone else has said. We love our 2006. It's a 5.7 BII and it works well up here in the San Juans.

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              #7
              We purchased our '05 as a leftover in '07. It is a very versatile and reliable boat, operating out of the Atlantic City, NJ area in saltwater.

              Some pros:[*]Sleeps 2 great weekend boat[*]Seaworthy, takes a moderate sea when handled properly[*]Economical 11 gph at 22 kt cruise[*]Plenty of storage room[*]Fishes very well

              Cons[*]Head is too small

              Love the boat would buy another.

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                #8
                Go Aweigh2452 wrote:
                . When we lost her, I was determined to find another 2000 and older because I loved the design I thought over the newer 2452's.
                Doug, If I may ask, how did you loose your boat?

                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                www.transferswitch4less.com

                where are we right now?

                https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                  #9
                  She flipped over on the turnpike when I avoided hitting a young lady who crossed in front of me and I swerved into the median and the trailer jack-knifed on a root or something and she ripped the back straps and landed upside down...




                  Doug ;}
                  MMSI: 338068776
                  "Go Aweigh to" Photos < click on red letters... 2001 Bayliner 2452 w/6.2 HO (paid for)


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                    #10
                    Oh Noooooo

                    That is an ugly and scary sight.

                    Doug, so glad that nobody was hurt.

                    You probably should be commended for handling your vehicle so well and not losing the truck too

                    Scary....

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                      #11
                      Go Aweigh2452 wrote:
                      She flipped over on the turnpike when I avoided hitting a young lady who crossed in front of me and I swerved into the median and the trailer jack-knifed on a root or something and she ripped the back straps and landed upside down...
                      That is sad Doug!

                      I remember you getting a new boat but didn't realize why.

                      KEVIN SANDERS
                      4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                      www.transferswitch4less.com

                      where are we right now?

                      https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                        #12
                        I'll parrot the above kudos and add my own. My 242 Classic with a 5.7 and BIII have served me well both north of the 60th parallel (Great Slave Lake) and down here in Georgian Bay. My Ford Super Duty pulls it easily and we trailered it down (5000km). Among other upgrades we added a camper back but are finding the weather down here not as cold in summer so the side curtains are not used as much. The hard top is always great. cheers

                        Bill

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