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  • Finally got her home!-gctid811057

    Closed escrow on a 2001 3988 on March 31st and we finally got a weather window to bring her home from Oakland, Ca. to Long Beach Ca. Being a new boater, I was fortunate enough to have a very experienced buddy help me drive her home. Our plan was to harbor hop and do about 100 nm per day; we did it over four days and would depart at 0630 each day; we were usually at our next destination by 1400 hrs.; average speed of about 17-18 knots. For the most part, the boat performed flawlessly and seas were mostly calm. What we did encounter was a lot of fog and it had me really spooked in the beginning. Although older technology, the boat does have radar and we had plotted our courses so I learned just how valuable these tools are when visibility is minimal. My plan is to upgrade to a new chart plotter, radar and auto pilot. I also learned the importance of properly prepping the boat mechanically before our voyage. It was a great learning experience for me and I'm excited to start enjoying boating along with the rest of you. And yes, I already have a laundry list of

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    Orange County, Ca.
    2001 3988
    Twin Cummins 330's

  • #2
    Sweet boat! I hope to have one of those in south Florida some day.
    Huntington Beach, California
    2018 Element 16
    Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
    Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952


    • #3
      Sweet! Congrats! What do you plan to do with her?
      "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


      • #4
        Cpt. Crunchie, I have so much learning to do so, first of all, practice close quarter maneuvering until I feel comfortable. The overall plan is to enjoy time at the marina, frequent trips to Catalina Island, harbor hop to different marinas south and, eventually venture a little further as I gain more experience. I currently have a few projects that need attention so some work ahead of me along with lots of enjoyment. I pulled off the long bowsprit so I have to fabricate a new one....probably gonna go with the Starboard idea that I've seen on the forum.
        Orange County, Ca.
        2001 3988
        Twin Cummins 330's


        • #5
          Nice boat and sounds like a great trip to bring her home.
          "Martini's Law" SOLD
          1986 Bayliner 3270, 110 Hino's
          Nova Scotia, Canada


          • #6
            Welcome to the BOC Alex, happy to hear you and Jim had a good run down the coast. Hope to meet you this summer and see your new pride and joy...
            Jeff & Tara (And Hobie too)
            Lake Havasu City, AZ
            Current: 2022 Sun Tracker Sport Fish 22 XP3 w/ Mercury 200
            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 13 others...
            In memory of Shadow (7-2-10,) and Ginger (5-11-21.)
            Best boat dogs ever! Rest in peace girls...


            • #7
              I was fortunate enough to have a very experienced buddy help me drive her home.
              Everybody knows BS can baffle the brain! Had I been in the fog depicted in your picture I would have been scared witless!
              Jim Gandee
              1989 3888
              Hino 175's
              Fire Escape
              [email protected]
              Alamitos Bay, SoCal