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    3288 Purchase Advice-gctid816371

    Hi folks. Newbie here. Thinking about purchasing an early 1990's 3288. She was repowered with Merc 6.2's in 2009 and appears to be in pristine condition. Are there any issues specific to the 3288 that I should mention to the surveyor? Thanks, in advance, for the input!

    #2
    You should know whether or not the fuel tanks have been replaced yet, especially the starboard tank. There is an issue with the starboard tanks in particular that causes them to start leaking at an average age of 25 years. The problem is that the 32's tend to list to starboard when setting at the dock. Any water that get on the shelf the tank sets on tends to stay there. The screws the hold down the rubber padding are stainless and the tank is aluminum so the tank becomes the "sacrificial anode" to the screws.

    Mine just started leaking. My boat is an '86 3270 and the tank was replaced once before as the manufacture date of the tank is 1992.

    Greg
    Newport, Oregon
    South Beach Marina
    1986 3270 with twin 110 HP Hino diesels. Name of boat "Mr. Darcy"
    Past work history: Prototyping, tooling, and repair for Reinell,. General fiberglass boat repair starting in 1976.
    Also worked as heavy equipment mechanic, and machinery mechanic for over 30 years.

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      #3
      All surveyors will check for soft spots in the hull providing the survey is done with the boat out of water. Ask if the surveyor can also check for soft spots on the deck of the flybridge. I myself have not experienced this on my 88 3218 but some folks on this site have. It might save you a pain in the arse later.
      Dan
      Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
      Claudia V. III
      1988 - 3218
      Gas Drives

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        #4
        The web site Bayliner32xx.com had a good write up on what to look for when buying a new to you 32xx.
        John Rupp
        1989 2455 Ciera Sunbridge
        5.8 OMC Cobra

        1989 3288
        Starshine
        Hino 135

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          #5
          Not survey related but if it is a CG documented get a marine title co involved before the purchase

          No afilatation but pacific maritime title is great. Seattle WA

          And pay to have it hauled. You won't regret spending the money.

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            #6
            X1 on the info on Bayliner32xx info

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              #7
              Sorry to say this,,, BAD Idea to buy a Big block powered GAS 32anything. I already pay 4.50 per gal for diesel, if I owned a big block gas boat the per hr cost would be unreal example,

              diesel 4.50 per gal 8 gal per hr going 10 knts= 36 dollars per hr

              gas 4.50 per gal 20 gal per hr going 10 knts= 90 dollars per hr
              1988 3270
              135 hinos
              Seldovia ALASKA
              KEVINS UPHOLSTERY
              KEVINSBOATTOPS.COM
              Marine canvas/Upholstery
              since 1975

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                #8
                I suspect if she was repowered with 6.2's this was a gas powered boat all along.

                Gas will give you more speed, at the cost of additional fuel use. Diesels in the boat are more efficient.

                As others have said have a professional survey done and make sure moisture measurements are done. Another suspect area on many Bayliner models is the bow pulpit area.

                I bet with 6.2's she has some get up and go. That is a good 200HP more than the original 305's and better torque as well. That would give new meaning to the words "fast trawler".
                Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
                1998 3055 Ciera
                (yes, a 1998)
                Previous boat: 1993 3055
                Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
                Sea Doo XP
                Sea Doo GTI SE
                Life is short. Boats are cool.
                The family that plays together stays together.
                Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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                  #9
                  "ALASKAN ADVENTURER" post=816515 wrote:
                  Sorry to say this,,, BAD Idea to buy a Big block powered GAS 32anything. I already pay 4.50 per gal for diesel, if I owned a big block gas boat the per hr cost would be unreal example,

                  diesel 4.50 per gal 8 gal per hr going 10 knts= 36 dollars per hr

                  gas 4.50 per gal 20 gal per hr going 10 knts= 90 dollars per hr
                  I can't justify the additional expense of owning diesel given the amount of time I'll have to cruise. If I were planning to do the great loop then, yes, diesel all the way. But she'll get most of her use on weekends, and having the ability to get places relatively quickly is more important than fuel efficiency. I'm told she burns 23 gph at 3,500 rpm which results in 20 knots +/-. If I'm not in a hurry, I'll putt along at idle where, I'm told, she burns 3 or 4 gph. Sea trial is Wednesday, we'll see if the numbers hold.

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                    #10
                    "itsabowtime2" post=816555 wrote:
                    I suspect if she was repowered with 6.2's this was a gas powered boat all along.

                    Gas will give you more speed, at the cost of additional fuel use. Diesels in the boat are more efficient.

                    As others have said have a professional survey done and make sure moisture measurements are done. Another suspect area on many Bayliner models is the bow pulpit area.

                    I bet with 6.2's she has some get up and go. That is a good 200HP more than the original 305's and better torque as well. That would give new meaning to the words "fast trawler".
                    Yes, LOL, current owner says the 6.2s will push her to 39 mph ... way too fast for this ship.

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                      #11
                      "6String" post=816600 wrote:
                      "itsabowtime2" post=816555 wrote:
                      I suspect if she was repowered with 6.2's this was a gas powered boat all along.

                      Gas will give you more speed, at the cost of additional fuel use. Diesels in the boat are more efficient.

                      As others have said have a professional survey done and make sure moisture measurements are done. Another suspect area on many Bayliner models is the bow pulpit area.

                      I bet with 6.2's she has some get up and go. That is a good 200HP more than the original 305's and better torque as well. That would give new meaning to the words "fast trawler".
                      Yes, LOL, current owner says the 6.2s will push her to 39 mph ... way too fast for this ship.
                      Bite your tongue...hmy:
                      Jeff & Tara
                      (And Ginger too)
                      Lake Havasu City, AZ

                      2000 Bayliner 3388
                      "GetAway"
                      Cummins 4bta 250s

                      In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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                        #12
                        I have a marina neighbor that always flies by me on his Silverton doing 30-35mph. I would love to if just for one time pass him on my 3218 with both hands on the wheel and mooning the SOB with a big smile on my face. .
                        Dan
                        Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
                        Claudia V. III
                        1988 - 3218
                        Gas Drives

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