Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

3888 - How do I make the dining area into a bed?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    3888 - How do I make the dining area into a bed?

    Just bought a 1992 3888 and before I start tearing everything apart would like to know how to turn the dining area into a bed. Can anyone help? I will have more questions coming in the nmonths ahead I think being that I am an old sailor type LOL

    Cheers

    Bob
    P/C Bob Hicks JN
    Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
    Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
    Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
    Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
    Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

    #2
    There are, or should be, some plywood inserts behind the upright cushion below the port side window. Those fold out and there should probably be a support leg or two around somewhere. On mine, the filler cushions were under the master bunk platform. If you haven’t been in there yet, you need to look in there, then the plug in the floor of the locker. It gives access to the forward part of the hull but more importantly you are looking for ballast weights. Adding 500 pounds up there makes a huge difference in the running attitude and speed of the boat at 2800 rpm (diesel). I currently have eight sixty pound tubes of flood blocking sand and the difference was incredible.
    If there’s anything else you need to ask, or wonder about, feel free to pm me. We have a 1988 version and I’ve made a bunch of Admiral ordered modifications such as adding shelves to the guest locker, replacing the ice maker that died with a cupboard, replacing the black water hoses and eliminated the Y valve, replacing the battery charger, fixing the inverter wiring to meet the new ABYC gfi code, replaced most of the incandescent light bulbs with led, making the cabinet between the stove and passageway into a cupboard and the locker below the stove into a drawer, increasing the size of the steps from the salon and adding a place for the trash bin and repitching the ladder to the flying bridge that included adding a removable step at the bottom and all new 7” wide treads.
    I still have a significant todo list, like replacing the toilets with fresh water flush electrics and replacing the diesel furnace that I can’t get parts for. Those are January and February projects. Yes, I’ve been busy making the boat ours, we bought it Labor Day 2016.
    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

    Comment


    • Flyboy III
      Flyboy III commented
      Editing a comment
      PCPete, rather than FW electric why not go Vacuflush? I did and they are great. Full size bowl and not macerated at the toilet. The lack of smell is amazing!

      Rather than sand up front a lot of us have extra cain in the anchor locker and I installed a 35 gallon second water tank under the port side of the forward bed. Usable weight is better than sand.

      Cheers

    #3
    Many thanks P/C Pete. I alive in Ontaroi Canada but just bought the boat on Vancouver Island and have it moored currently in Nanaimo. The Dock Holiday is a 3888 built in 1992 and has the twin turbo Hino deisels. The inside helm station has been removed in favour of more living space. I see you are in WA north of Seallle so I look foward to hopefully meeting you on the Salish Sea some time this summer and swapping stories. Be prepaired for me to ask a lot of questions as this is my first power boat (previously a sailor on a 35 ft Tanzer). I'll pm you some pictures if your interested.

    Cheers
    P/C Bob Hicks JN
    Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
    Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
    Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
    Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
    Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

    Comment


      #4
      Bobhicks, Congratulations on your new boat. I’ve always liked the 38 and keep trying to encourage a friend of mine to get one! Please post some pics here! We all like looking at boats!
      2000 4788 w Cummins 370's, underhulls, swim step hull extension
      12' Rendova center console with 40HP Yamaha
      MV Kia Orana
      Currently Alameda CA

      Comment


        #5

        i don't have any real good pics yet bet here are a couple from the survey as well as the link to the 360 degree interior view.

        https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=QVSRGcR9Re2
        P/C Bob Hicks JN
        Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
        Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
        Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
        Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
        Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

        Comment


        • Woodsea
          Woodsea commented
          Editing a comment
          Somebody spent some time and effort fixing up your boat! Enjoy!

        #6
        That's a nice looking 38! I'm guessing you're planning on leaving it moored out west? Will you commute from Ontario? I'd be interested to hear your plans. We currently have our 38 on the great lakes and cruise Georgian Bay and the North Channel most summers.

        James
        1989 Bayliner 3888, 175 Hinos,
        Hurth 630's Onan 8kw MDKD
        Lowrance Electronics!
        MMSI
        316030379
        VHF
        CFA 2587
        Boating on Georgian Bay
        Currently on the Great Loop

        Comment


          #7
          James, we spend the entire season in the North Channel and Northern Georgian Bay. Boat name Shannon. We have the same year 38xx.
          Doug
          Started boating 1955
          Number of boats owned 32
          Bayliners
          2655
          2755
          2850
          3870 presently owned
          Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

          Comment


            #8
            Yes, we are going to leave it ouit west. The cost to ship her to Ontario is prohibitive as it would require escorts and restricted routes and times due to the beam of the vessel. We are happy to keep her in BC as the Gulf Islands etc. are great cruising grounds. I have cruised the Midland to Honey Harbour and the Severn areas already so we are looking forward to exploring the Gulf Islands. As a bonus we can be on the water 12 months of the year. Or just sit at the dock and visit friends in the area.
            P/C Bob Hicks JN
            Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
            Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
            Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
            Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
            Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

            Comment


              #9
              Woodsea, yes someone did a fine job on the Dock Holiday and we intend to keep her up and even add to her. The survey came in with only the compass needing fluid. The surveyor commented "This is one of the best examples of its type that I have seen."
              P/C Bob Hicks JN
              Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
              Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
              Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
              Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
              Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

              Comment


                #10
                Doug, we saw your boat last summer in East Rous anchorage. You radioed some advice for me as I was ieaving the anchorage. I'll look for you next summer!

                James
                1989 Bayliner 3888, 175 Hinos,
                Hurth 630's Onan 8kw MDKD
                Lowrance Electronics!
                MMSI
                316030379
                VHF
                CFA 2587
                Boating on Georgian Bay
                Currently on the Great Loop

                Comment


                  #11
                  Flyboy, many of my friends are pulling out their vacuflush systems and going to fresh water flush electric. Less monkey motion to maintain is part of it, parts not being as robust as needed, unless aircraft quality is another. When I did cost estimating for Boeing, 25 years or so, if we were working when we couldn’t get a catalog price or had any histoical data, and there was a consumer marine similar part, like a domestic water pump, I’d take that price and add two zeros. I was usually within $50 of the vendor quote when it came in.
                  The sand is up there for sizing the ballast needed. I’m getting ready to buy or build a water tank to replace the sandbags. It looks like 60 gallons or so will be about right.
                  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

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X