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    I have a few questions that I feel stupid asking, but what the heck...

    1. what is the total overall length on this model including the factory pulpit and swimstep?

    2. beam?

    3. where can the dinette cushions be obtained (other than custom job). needing both bottoms and the backrests

    4 here's the really dumb one.......on this boat with twin merc gas inboards (I believe they are chevy 305's?), what is the rotation of each engine, and most importantly, can a standard mercruiser 5.0 block from a sterndrive powered boat be dropped in on starboard side and mated up to the trans instead of its original sterndrive application?

    thanks in advance for any help.

    #2
    You'll find the measures and tons of infos on this great site:

    http://bayliner32xx.com/DesktopDefau...dex=1&tabid=19

    I guess you will have to go custom for tour dinette.

    I'm sure somebody better than me will help for your engine questions.
    CapMartin, Montreal QC
    "Belle de Dalhousie"
    1986 3270 SOLD
    Volvo BB225B

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      #3
      "fulltiltron" post=806461 wrote:
      I have a few questions that I feel stupid asking, but what the heck...

      1. what is the total overall length on this model including the factory pulpit and swimstep?

      2. beam?

      3. where can the dinette cushions be obtained (other than custom job). needing both bottoms and the backrests

      4 here's the really dumb one.......on this boat with twin merc gas inboards (I believe they are chevy 305's?), what is the rotation of each engine, and most importantly, can a standard mercruiser 5.0 block from a sterndrive powered boat be dropped in on starboard side and mated up to the trans instead of its original sterndrive application?

      thanks in advance for any help.
      LOA is approx 35'

      Beam is 11'6"

      Height above water is listed at 13'6" - this will vary depending on radar/bridge canvas etc..

      Interior upholstery is pretty much non existent "off the shelf". Kim @ Arlington Canvas may be able to help, but don't get your hopes up

      I believe both your engines are the same rotation (mine are, but they're diesels). But one transmission (stbd) will run clockwise when put into FWD, and the other (port) will run counter clockwise when put into FWD. If you have Hurth 360's or Hurth630/FX63's, this is almost for sure the case.
      ________________
      1989 Bayliner 3270

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        #4
        thanks guys. im on the fence on this boat re purchasing it. i can get a local cushion guy to make new cushions. just not sure how deep i wanna get on picking up a boat that i know needs one engine. especially because a yard will be involved and then the cash register goes live.

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          #5
          "fulltiltron" post=806602 wrote:
          thanks guys. im on the fence on this boat re purchasing it. i can get a local cushion guy to make new cushions. just not sure how deep i wanna get on picking up a boat that i know needs one engine. especially because a yard will be involved and then the cash register goes live.
          No such thing as a cheap boat. They are a great layout and if you're getting a good deal and know what needs to be done with a good survey, you will end up with a boat you'll love. But I'm bias. Good luck.
          "Martini's Law"
          1986 Bayliner 3270, 110 Hino's
          Nova Scotia, Canada

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            #6
            My 1994 3288 is 36'6" from the tip of the bow pulpit to the aft end of the swim step not including any overhang for the dinghy. The beam as others have said is 11' 6".
            Rick
            2002, 3788

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              #7
              well, i'm a very experienced boat owner, and literally have owned more boats than I can remember in last 45 years. Typically i buy a "good mechanical" boat in need of tlc and invest a little labor and love and enjoy a sweet boat for a while until I get bored and want another one. I can do fairly extensive mechanical myself but this would be needing a yard to lift out of the boat and re-set a new one. From there, I would replace the manifolds and risers on both engines and any other more minor stuff, but my gut is telling me the yard expenses will run away, while my heart is urging me to go for it. I found a place on line in Florida that does no exchange remanufactured units. It's called RapidoMarine and they show 305 marinized short and long blocks ready to ship. I could do a long block on this and they have it priced at $1400. I'm not afraid up to this point, but I admit being skittish about the unknown. I love the 32 series and have been looking for one for a while within my budget. this one is within budget if it doesnt get deeper than that engine and all 4 manifolds and risers. I'm looking for a push or a pull I guess.Emotion on this particular boat getting in the way of common sense a bit probably.

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                #8
                Mine is a few years older than the one you are looking at. It has the gas engines but they are Volvo . They counter rotate but I don't know about the Merks. I would think that you could put them both in gear with them not running and then look at where the cable goes to the transmissions. If they are both the same way (forward in my case) they are counter rotating. Somebody correct me if I am wrong. If you can run it on 1 engine maybe you can get it to a Marina that they will let you do all of the work & they will just hoist them for you?

                As far as the cushions, somebody had just replaced all of mine with custom ones but they did it with cheap foam. Not very comfortable so we are in the process of replacing them again now. We are buying denser & thicker foam & the wife will do the sewing. I would say that if you are buying it cheap enough to be happy , needing new cushions is a good thing!

                Get a survey so you don't buy any surprises.
                Ernie
                1986 3270
                Volvo 305s


                MMSI 338130047
                Lake Michigan

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                  #9
                  trans is hurth 630 A. engine block number indicates the engine is a gm 350 as opposed to factory 305, and mfr yr 1996 up. would seem to indicate not original motor in this 1990 vessel

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                    #10
                    "fulltiltron" post=806696 wrote:
                    trans is hurth 630 A. engine block number indicates the engine is a gm 350 as opposed to factory 305, and mfr yr 1996 up. would seem to indicate not original motor in this 1990 vessel
                    I would think that is a good thing. Vortec engine, more torque and more power. You should see a little better MPG at cruising speed as well.

                    Terry
                    1982 3270
                    Volvo BB 140 A's
                    Killbear Marina, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

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                      #11
                      new question....I am a hair away from purchasing this 3288 with a dead starboard engine, knowing I have that major project on my immediate to do list. If other 32 owners could reply, I would like to know if this boat is manueverable on port engine alone. For example to back out of slip, turn up channel and journey a few miles to boatyard, and side tying at yard. I have owned a single screw inboard before and managed but that boat refused to back to starboard, and manuevering required a little nerve.

                      also, on this boat, the engine room is really tight. gm gas with heat exchangers slammed up against the forward bulkhead. I cant see how you even check the flluid level, let alone add any, or work on the exchangers/?

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                        #12
                        I have the Hino diesels, but access the fluids through the lower cabin, lift the cover just in front of the window, unscrew the covers in the bulkhead, or access through the plastic access hatches in the deck. One is under the step at the bottom of the flybridge ladder.

                        It is tight, but everything can be accessed.

                        I have never tried to maneuver a lot on one engine, but I am sure it is manageable. I have docked sideways when I had an air leak and an engine shutdown. I have also run up and down the river on one engine, no problem. Just goose it when you want to turn quick.

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                          #13
                          thanks for that. I didnt realize there was a hatch under the ladder storage box. I will have a look.

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                            #14
                            Once underway you would be just fine but if it were me I'd find somebody with a fishing boat to help you make turns in tight spots. It just saves on headaches is all. Worst case if you were underway and that last engine crapped out on you for some reason, a second boat would come in handy.
                            Dan
                            Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
                            Claudia V. III
                            1988 - 3218
                            Gas Drives

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                              #15
                              folks, sorry to keep asking dumb stuff, but wondering if anyone has actually hired a yard or witnessed a yard pick a gas engine out of a 32xx? I am hair trigger close to purchasing this boat, needing an engine and I know where I'm going to get it, but in visiting the boat again today, it is so tight under the engine hatches, I remain puzzled how they physically get the engine out of there without cutting away the cockpit deck over the engine up to the cabin bulkhead. I'm hoping somebody has seen this done without cutting away deck.

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