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    My husband and I are current Bayliner owners and looking to go a little bigger. We looked at a 2001 Bayliner 3055 today. When we went down into the cabin the floor was super solid but out from the stairs a bit, one section was a little bit higher than the other. Can anyone tell me why this may be? Is it a problem we should be concerned with? We were told by someone that it was because the water tank was too full, but there is no water in it as it is still winterized. Also why would the floor become uneven every time you fill your water tank...that doesn't really make any sense to me. Any help is much appreciated!! thanks!!!

    #2
    Not familiar with the 3055 but assuming the water tank is below this raised area of the floor: Overfilling a potable water tank should not affect the floor. It would simply overflow out the deck fitting and or vent fitting of the tank being filled. It could be possible the section of floor was repaired/replaced due to water damage or something similar.
    Dave
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      #3
      Thank you I appreciate your insight!

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        #4
        That sounds strange. I find it hard to believe that an overfilled water tank is going to bow up the floor in a certain area. Are you talking side to side or front to back. There is the area aft of the booth in front of the closet, is that where your talking?
        Sea Venture
        2000 3055, 5.7/B2, 18x23" props
        Cruising the PNW and beyond.
        DIYC, Riverhouse Marina
        MMSI 316029971

        Kirk
        Drinks well with others.

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          #5
          Is the salon floor literally "bowed up," or are we misinterpreting your observation.

          For example, is the port side of the "floor" higher because of a list to starboard?

          Someone might try to explain that by the weight of a full starboard water tank -

          (Though most 3055's of that era have a bit of inherent list to port).

          Maybe a more explicit description of the imbalance or height variation would help us help you better?

          It's a great boat overall, speaking in very general terms - worth investigating further.
          JHS
          98 2452 5.0 A1G2
          00 3055 T5.7 BII

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            #6
            It's not bowed. Everything is perfectly flat and firm with no soft spots. We found it very hard to believe that a water tank would cause this also. It's so hard to explain and I really appreciate your help with this! It is from side to side. Directly in front of the stairs as you come down into the cabin. So if you are looking down you can see a seam in the carpet and the port side is not even 3/4 of an inch higher than the starboard side.

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              #7
              The boat is not in the water at this time. Nothing is bowed. Where the floor splits down the middle in the cabin, the port side is slightly higher. It's so hard to explain!

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                #8
                "lw110" post=803675 wrote:
                It's not bowed. Everything is perfectly flat and firm with no soft spots. We found it very hard to believe that a water tank would cause this also. It's so hard to explain and I really appreciate your help with this! It is from side to side. Directly in front of the stairs as you come down into the cabin. So if you are looking down you can see a seam in the carpet and the port side is not even 3/4 of an inch higher than the starboard side.
                So, you're saying there's a bit of a lip or edge showing in the carpet?

                I haven't had my carpet up, but maybe there's a floor (plywood) seam that has raised up on the port side. I'm at work right now but I would suggest researching here for projects where guys have replaced the carpet. I seem to recall pics with the carpet removed that might show a flooring seam. Please report back.

                Ask any of us 3055 or 305 guys and I'm sure all will report loving these boats. We get a lot for the $$$$$$. Interior trim could be a little nicer but layout and space can't be matched by any other express cruiser in this class.
                Sea Venture
                2000 3055, 5.7/B2, 18x23" props
                Cruising the PNW and beyond.
                DIYC, Riverhouse Marina
                MMSI 316029971

                Kirk
                Drinks well with others.

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                  #9
                  It's probably just mismatched decking. IMO, and not being able to actually observe what you are feeling. The comment about the tank being overfilled maybe a reference to a past overfilling, but that comment puzzles me also. The only way to confirm this would be by taking up the carpet unless you see this on others of the same model.

                  I do suggest having a survey done of whatever boat you decide to buy.
                  P/C Pete
                  Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                  1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
                  Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                  MMSI 367770440

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                    #10
                    Something is not right there. That floor should be level. It should be looked at.
                    Rick Grew

                    1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                    2004 Past Commodore
                    West River Yacht & Cruising Club

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                      #11
                      Doesn't sound right to me, I'd keep looking. Get a picture and post here if you can.
                      Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
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                        #12
                        SprinterX, yes that is a great way to put it. There is a lip/edge in an area of the carpet. I will check into pictures on here and see if I can see anything! Does this sound like it is a huge issue to you? I appreciate your help and comments!! Thanks!

                        We actually have a 2855 now. We LOVE it! The only reason we are looking at a different boat is because we want a/c and generator. We have looked at LOTS of boats and would totally agree that for the money, the layout is the best you can get!

                        I'll let ya know what I come up with after I've done some digging for pictures and things!

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                          #13
                          And would mismatched decking be an easy fix? is it a problem we need to be concerned about? We are puzzled by the water tank comment as well! We can't take the carpet up unless we purchase the boat. The boats in great shape but I don't want to make a big mistake and be missing something with this floor! Yes we will definitely get a survey if we go through with the sale! Thanks for the help!

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                            #14
                            If I had a picture I would totally post it! It would really only look like a seam in carpet honestly though. That's all you can see. But to feel it, it's a tiny bit uneven. It's almost like there is a piece of flooring in front of the aft bed and then they used a totally different piece of flooring to run from the stairs to the bow bed and it's a tiny tiny bit thicker so it makes a lip right where the two meet. Does that make any sense?

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                              #15
                              The overfilled water tank excuse is laughable unless it was fully filled and then froze causing it to expand and most likely crack. It could have been a soft spot in the floor that someone pulled the carpet back and just laid a piece of wood over to "fix" the soft spot. The only way to know for sure is to pull the carpet up and check it.

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