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    1983 2450 ciera sunbridge owners manual-gctid399208

    First let me start by saying hello and introducing myself... Yes I am a newbie. I have had many pleasure boats but have never had a cruiser and the thought of using tabs is a bit overwhelming for me. The other reason for this post is to ask if anyone has an owners manual for a 1983 2450 ciera sunbridge... I am trying to start the motor but can't seem to get it started.... I have a garden hose running in the intake hose, which i took off of the outboard, because i was told that you can't use muffs on this outboard... besides i can't find a place where the muffs would go....

    Another thing i find odd is that the battery switch is in the engine compartment....seems like alot of work just to turn the juice on. Right now i only have one battery hooked up until i make sure this thing will run..then i wanna take it out and test it on the water.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated....again i especially need the owners manual....thanx folks and i am glad to be here....

    jamie

    #2
    can i get a little help please...surely someone else on this site has an owners manual for a 1983 2450 sunbridge.....

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      #3
      Others in the past needing manuals were urged to contact Bayliner via phone or email and supposedly the manuals would be forthcoming.
      Rick Grew

      1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

      2004 Past Commodore
      West River Yacht & Cruising Club

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        #4
        i tried the number that was listed in an earlier post but that number is now discconected......i have searched the web without any luck....do you have any other suggestions....thanx again for the reply...

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          #5
          jammer28 wrote:
          i tried the number that was listed in an earlier post but that number is now discconected......i have searched the web without any luck....do you have any other suggestions....thanx again for the reply...
          Try this.

          http://www.baylinercustomercare.com/

          Click the Contact Us button and send them your information. I hope this helps. I will try to get further information for you.
          Rick Grew

          1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

          2004 Past Commodore
          West River Yacht & Cruising Club

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            #6
            thanx rick i sent them an email we'll see what happens.

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              #7
              thanx rick i sent them an email we'll see what happens.

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                #8
                Do you have power to the boat.You say you only have one battery hooked up. Just wondering if the selector is to that battery...I really have to agree with you it is a difficult place to have the switch. Start on one battery run for a while to charge it up then swich to the other battery.Not so easy when you have company on board.....Mike

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                  #9
                  jammer28 wrote:
                  First let me start by saying hello and introducing myself... Yes I am a newbie. I have had many pleasure boats but have never had a cruiser and the thought of using tabs is a bit overwhelming for me.

                  1... The other reason for this post is to ask if anyone has an owners manual for a 1983 2450 ciera sunbridge... I am trying to start the motor but can't seem to get it started....

                  2... I have a garden hose running in the intake hose, which i took off of the outboard, because i was told that you can't use muffs on this outboard... besides i can't find a place where the muffs would go....

                  3... Another thing i find odd is that the battery switch is in the engine compartment....seems like alot of work just to turn the juice on. Right now i only have one battery hooked up until i make sure this thing will run..then i wanna take it out and test it on the water.

                  4... Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated....again i especially need the owners manual....thanx folks and i am glad to be here....
                  jamie,

                  1... You do not necessarily need the Bayliner Owner's manual. What you need is an OEM Volvo Penta Work Shop/Service manual for your model engine and stern dirve.

                  Bayliner's manual will offer very little regarding your engine/drive.

                  2... I'd not circumvent the OEM sea water path, nor feed the pump directly.

                  The correct garden hose muffs work perfectly on this drive. Be sure to plug off the water drain hole.

                  3... Yes, I'd relocate the MBSS to where it is more easily and quickly accessible.

                  The engine bay is a poor location for these.

                  4... See our BOC Vault section, and look at the thread titled "AQ series frequent Q's and A's" .

                  Re; #2 above.

                  The water neck fitting plays a very important role in the sea water path from the drive to the sea water pump.

                  This part should be considered a wear item that must be routinely replaced.

                  This part comes up and out of the water once the boat gets up on step.

                  If the hose connection breaches suction against the fitting neck, I can guarantee you that you will have over-heating issues.





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                  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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                    #10
                    Just so we understand the history here, it seems like you bought this boat without ever running it? Or did it run and then stop running? Does it crank and just not start?

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                      #11
                      While I'm not sure exactly what type of info you are looking for, please note the factory Bayliner manuals are very VERY vague. They have warnings on just about every page to check for gas fumes, not to die from CO poisoning, to have and use life jackets, and basic engine/starting procedures. It will also likely just tell you to refer to your Bayliner dealer to review all of the systems with you. While this will be somewhat subjective--it will not get very specific. the manual will be about 60 pages of warnings and cautions. There may be an electrical diagram of the original wiring though, and that can certainly be handy.

                      You should still technically be able to get an OEM manual from Bayliner for free (just go to Bayliner's website and look for a "Contact Us" section), but I wouldn't expect much from it. They did not have an online version for an '85 2450 SB I had at one point, so they snail-mailed me a poorly photocopied version. You will probably look at it once and never use it again (especially since you said you already owned boats). You can get a service manual for the engine/outdrive (OEM all the way, aftermarket as supplements), and you may still have individual owner's manuals for things like the water heater, head, battery charger, any electronics it came with, etc... but there isn't one all encompassing manual that includes everything. Boats can be highly customized, so it would be impossible to have just one manual for everything. Much of it, you will just learn by poking around and using this forum.

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                        #12
                        thanx drifter i got the boat running yesterday on one battery.

                        thanx Optimus i dont have high expectations but any info at all is helpful..

                        swampnut thanx i got the boat running and yes the boat ran it was land locked and no high deman for boats in that area without driving for hours...thus the reasonable cost.

                        2850Bounty thanx for the pics mine look exactly like that...i noticed that right away when i was inspecting the outdrive.... i will replace those before i go out again.

                        let me thank everyone for all of there help.....

                        UPDATE:

                        yesterday i took the boat out on its maiden voyage and she was doing fine but i had trouble getting her to plane and then the engine quit...... and she wouldnt start i immediately new i had a problem because she fired right up when i started her with a little shot of starting fluid..... i found the engine compartment was flooded...i had my son starting taking the water out with a bucket and i went to see why the bildge pump wasn't working....it had blown a fuse so i took one from one of the nav systems i wouldnt need and put it in. but at that point i realized my son was just keeping up with the amount of water coming in....i thought the worst and suspected that the transon was shot...though i had inspected it throughly.....so i got on my cell and called the FD who came with their boat and got me out and onto my trailer....as soon as i pulled it out....i realized the problem.....I FORGOT THE PLUG....

                        by now most will have stopped laughing.... and it took a great deal to be humble and admit i made a stupid basic boating mistake but now i need your help again...what do i need to be concerned about regarding the motor....the water never got higher than the block....never to the heads......any ribbing i certainly deserve.... thanx jamie

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                          #13
                          jammer28 wrote:
                          as soon as i pulled it out....i realized the problem.....I FORGOT THE PLUG....

                          by now most will have stopped laughing....
                          Everyone will have done that at least once. So look at it this way, you "took care of that" on your first voyage. The rest is smooth sailing from here!

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                            #14
                            Optimus wrote:
                            Everyone will have done that at least once. So look at it this way, you "took care of that" on your first voyage. The rest is smooth sailing from here!
                            Not everyone, I have yet to forget to put in the drain plug. Fortunately my 3055 did not have a drain plug so I could not forget on that boat.:arr
                            Rick Grew

                            1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                            2004 Past Commodore
                            West River Yacht & Cruising Club

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