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    Well, its 2017 and we are interested in purchasing our first boat( if thats the correct term). We are not in the position to purchase new but have an interest in a 28-30 footer. The need is really for our dog 'Cooper' a 2 year old Lab/Border Collie who LOVES the water. Myself and my wife Debbie are more interested in a floating cottage. No fishing, no water skiing, just oler folks stuff. Like a large swim platform and I believe dual engines. I work Caterpillar in Canada so have some electrical/mechanical knowledge. Any help with any Model and Year suggestions ???

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    Welcome to the BOC. Your question is kind of like asking what kind of vehicle to buy, other than size. Where are you going to use your boat? You've said how, next comes things a bit more personal. How are you with ladders? That's a major command bridge consideration. That configuration is great for salon visibility while inside but may trade for a smaller head and a vee birth as opposed to a sunbridge. A sunbridge often has a mid cabin master berth that's a great feature, however, there's only one way in and out meaning if one of you makes those trips in the middle of the night, somebody else is probably going to get woken up.

    I encourage you to look at a lot of configurations and brands along the way. Growing up our family had a 27' Fairliner, as we were raising our family we have had a series of Bayliners over the last 35 plus years, one for thirty of those years, and our choice was always configuration driven. What's that saying? Happy wife......
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440

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      Welcome to the BOC. Be sure to read the yellow banners that say "Please read before posting." I'm moving this thread to "General Boating."B)
      Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
      Lake Havasu City, AZ
      |
      Current: 2008 Playcraft 2400 MCM 350 Mag B3
      2000 Bayliner 3388 Cummins 4bta 250s (SOLD 2020)
      2000 Bayliner 2858 MCM 7.4 MPI B3 (SOLD 2018)
      2007 Bayliner 305 MCM twin 350 Mag B3s (SOLD 2012)
      2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
      And 12 others...
      In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. 7-2-10

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        "Waterrat" post=809567 wrote:
        Well, its 2017 and we are interested in purchasing our first boat( if thats the correct term). We are not in the position to purchase new but have an interest in a 28-30 footer. The need is really for our dog 'Cooper' a 2 year old Lab/Border Collie who LOVES the water. Myself and my wife Debbie are more interested in a floating cottage. No fishing, no water skiing, just oler folks stuff. Like a large swim platform and I believe dual engines. I work Caterpillar in Canada so have some electrical/mechanical knowledge. Any help with any Model and Year suggestions ???
        Welcome to BOC!

        I would start with a YachtWorld advanced search inputting Bayliner for the builder, the lengths and age parameters. Then you can select number of engines and gas or diesel. Have a look there, and if one strikes your fancy, come back and ask about it. Just please understand, it may belong to a BOC member, so I suggest you ask specific questions like, "How is this outdrive?" or, "How does this model handle bigger waves?" rather than, "Is this a good boat?"

        Also, please fill out your profile so we don't have to look through your history to figure out where you live and what your experience is. Click on your name, then 'edit'.
        "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
        MMSI: 367637220
        HAM: KE7TTR
        TDI tech diver
        BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
        Kevin

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