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    5788 new owner in 2weeks or more

    New to this forum hello everyone
    To anyone who has owned a 5788 with Mann’s in them are there any problems I should be looking for and or direct the surveyor or mechanic to look for. Also all I read is that it’s a fantastic boat, and for me it’s true. Any other input would be great. My son and I will bring it down from Seattle to Newport in the 1st of April.
    thank all

    #2
    Congratulations - welcome to BOC. You'll love the 5788.

    To get more responses on potential issues from 5788 owners on this site, it would help if you posted the model year of the boat you are buying. There have been a few items on earlier models with fuel injectors on the MAN engines, but most of them have probably been taken care of by previous owners by now.

    Most surveyors in the PNW are very familiar with these vessels and will know what to look for.

    When it comes time for the run down the coast, consider posting a blog of your experiences, there are quite a number of folks here that have completed that journey, and many more that would like to do it.
    Rob
    Bayliner 5788
    'Merlin V'
    Vancouver BC

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      #3
      Congratulations!!!

      As a 4788 owner I can honestly say that there are few boats out there that I pine for, but a 5788 is one of them!

      Nice boat! Congratulations!

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 LISAS WAY
      SEWARD, ALASKA

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        #4
        Congratulations on your almost purchase!! And Welcome aboard! There’s a lot of great guys on this forum.

        I can say for sure...the 5788 is a GREAT boat...

        A couple things I might suggest. When you’re on the hard during your survey.

        I would be sure to take pictures of your props and identify the pitch, as they are crucial to the performance of your boat. I say this as I just spent the past months honing my boats performance and originally thought issues I was having was due to an injector issue. After having my injectors rebuilt, things didn’t improve much, so I spent a lot of time researching various things on my engines from compression to filters and such to find the largest part of my issue was over-pitched props. Through they were pitched like the original props were, they were not the original nakashima(sp?) design. They original pitch was 32x35, as best I could figure out. Unfortunately, the previous owner damaged a prop and had both of them replaced with the same pitched Michigan style props. These props are larger and not equal when pitched the same and bogged the engines doWelcome aboard! There’s a lot of great guys on this forum. To the point they ran hot and soot the stern horribly. A 32x35 pitched nakashima prop is approximately equivalent to a 33x35 pitched Michigan. Anyhow it’s good to know exactly what you are working with.

        The other thing I would strongly suggest before your voyage south is, I would have your raw water pump impellers (2 per engine) inspected or replaced and your pump bearings inspected to be sure they are in good condition. I had one of my pumps fail due to impeller failure on my maiden cruise hometown Tacoma from Anacortes (100 miles). The last ten miles were fun as I had to gimp Home on one engine in bad weather. Later, I inspected my pumps and found one had impellers imploded and the other pump’s bearings had almost froze. They could have both died if I had to cruise much further than I did. I was caught in bad weather and to was bad enough dealing with th inland waters. I could not remotely imagine how challenging that type fo thigh would have been on the coast. I now carry spare impellers, bearings and other parts just In case.

        I hope this helps... and congrats, once again.

        BJ
        OMEGA
        5788

        BJ
        OMEGA
        5788

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          #5
          Welcome to the forum and congrats on the boat. Which one did you buy? I always keep an eye on the 5788’s for sale.
          We love ours and it’s been more ecomical than I imagined and very reliable. The size is perfect and they handle rough sea so well.

          Take me a look at my blog on my signature if you want to see a little more about our 5788 and trips we have made.
          BLOG ABOUT MY BOAT... www.seattleboater.com
          5788 Man 610's- Love Her !
          Sold:Bayliner 3587 | Extended Hull

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            #6
            Simbad, it was nice to meet you in Bainbridge Island last Sunday. Two 5788s within 100 feet was a treat. Hopefully next time each of us will have time to tour the others boat.
            Cheers,
            Jim V.
            Island Girl

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              #7
              Congrats!, That 57 is a beautiful boat and with those two big Mann’s she’ll get up and go!
              Jim Gandee
              1989 3888
              Hino 175's
              Fire Escape
              Fyrflyer@ca.rr.com

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                #8
                Congratulations.
                The Man specialists are RDI in both Seattle and Costa Mesa. They are more expensive than I have experienced for two other engine surveys, yet, for my 610’s they had all of the maintenance history, engine issues and repairs. I would not hesitate to use them for the engine survey, in fact I believe it is very important to.
                Good luck.
                Joe
                2001 5288
                Lucky Liner ll

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by jimveres View Post
                  Simbad, it was nice to meet you in Bainbridge Island last Sunday. Two 5788s within 100 feet was a treat. Hopefully next time each of us will have time to tour the others boat.
                  Cheers,
                  Jim V.
                  Island Girl
                  Ditto Jim we’ll have to make a plan some time to meet up.
                  BLOG ABOUT MY BOAT... www.seattleboater.com
                  5788 Man 610's- Love Her !
                  Sold:Bayliner 3587 | Extended Hull

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                    #10
                    We should all meet up after I’m back in the water in feburary!!! )
                    BJ
                    OMEGA
                    5788

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                      #11
                      I too will be a new owner in a few weeks! I purchased a 2002 5288. This one has the Cummins 635 HP power as well as stabilizers, thrusters, and other cool stuff. I went from a 24 ft MAXUM to a Bayliner 38 footer then a 4550. I also had a Bayliner 3587 in Charter service out of Anacortes. I hope to have the boat up in Port Ludlow around July or August of 2018. I look forward to meeting more of the BOC group!!!

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                        #12
                        Congratulations Ken....

                        it’s exciting to know there is another 5x88 owner that will be out there running around, soon. When do you expect to take command of your new yacht? If it’s soon, you might be interested, in case you didn’t know, about a get together March 10 in Bremerton. Hopefully there will be a couple, three, or more 5x88’s and others (with luck). Omega and Supernova, both 5788’s, are planning on being there and I believe a couple others are tentative. It should be a great time, if you can make it...

                        Again, congratulations. I hope to see you not the water sometime soon.l


                        BJ
                        OMEGA
                        5788
                        BJ
                        OMEGA
                        5788

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                          #13
                          BJ, Thanks!! I too look forward to meeting more of the PNW 5x88 group! We will take delivery in late March in So. Cal. and then take it up on its bottom sometime in July or August. At least that's the plan. Guess we won't make it for this next get together, but maybe later in the year..

                          Thanks Again!

                          Ken
                          5288
                          Wave Dancer

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                            #14
                            Welcome and congrats Ken..
                            if anyone else is up for meeting up let me know. Right now it's just me and BJ (OMEGA) on March 10th in Bremerton. thread is below if anyone wants to join, you don't have to be a 5X88 just be fun to get a few members together. just be prepared to plan for time, it will take BJ 4 hours over beers to update on his current projects list ;-)
                            So as it’s going to be dull boating weather you have to find things to do. Wondered if any of the 57/52 owners would be up for a meet up at some point in the new
                            Last edited by simbad; 02-22-2018, 05:33 PM.
                            BLOG ABOUT MY BOAT... www.seattleboater.com
                            5788 Man 610's- Love Her !
                            Sold:Bayliner 3587 | Extended Hull

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                              #15
                              Uh oh! With only 4 hours, I guess I’ll have to only bring my short list of current projects... lol.
                              BJ
                              OMEGA
                              5788

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