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    3270 Radar Arch Ruined?

    Went and inspected a boat I am interested and saw this. Is this radar arch too far gone?

    #2
    Even if, you can have a stainless made.
    1989 26' then 1994 32' now 2001 39'

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      #3
      Ya but if it is I would assume it would decrease the value some what?

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        #4
        Looks like it was cut in two sections. Maybe to avoid taking it completely down for transportation?
        CapMartin, Montr├®al
        "Belle de Dalhousie"
        1986 3270
        Volvo BB225B

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          #5
          Looks like it was cut to go in a shed. Hinge on the underside and a matching cut on the stbd? It does need some work, but I’ve seen worse.
          P/C Pete
          Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
          1988 3818 "GLAUBEN
          Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
          1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
          MMSI 367770440
          1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
          Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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            #6
            Mine came with a cut arch to allow passage under the bridges. I didn't need that feature so I fiberglassed and reinforced the inside, exchanged the hinge's screws for bolts and nuts, replaced the forward lock with a bolted plate. Since then, the arch has been through 3 hurricanes and several 50 kts+ winds (with the bimini top still in place) without any damage. It is stiff as steel.
            NILE
            1989 3288MY 305's US Marine
            Fort Lauderdale Florida

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              #7
              This all makes much more sense. I will contact the broker or previous owner and ask about it. Lets say if its not been cut, Is it fixable? Could I put some brackets on the back and strengthen it?

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              • Mr._Darcy
                Mr._Darcy commented
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                You can fix it with fiberglass. No need for a bracket to reinforce. Get someone who is proficient at fiberglass repair to help or do it for you.

              #8
              Bayliner arches from this era all have similar design/construction. There are a number of examples here of people that have repaired theirs. In general the arch needs to be removed, the rotten wood on the inside cut or routed out, and new wood fiberglassed in. At that time you can decide whether to leave it as a two-piece arch or not. A search on this site fro arch repair may bring up some examples.
              1999 3788, Cummins 270 "Freedom"
              2013 Boston Whaler 130 SS
              Anacortes, WA

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                #9
                Thanks for all the info! I'll keep you guys updated.

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