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    #46
    Looking for a Boat/Parts Manual for our 2002 4788. We have the supplemental manual. I want to replace some hatches, gauges and door and window seals.
    so, I need part numbers. Any help is greatly appreciated. thank You


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      #47
      Please include me on this list.
      Bought our 2000 4788 in San Diego in late 2020. My wife and I are old and sick but we figured we might as well be old and sick with a boat too! Now I am having a blast getting her ship-shape., Removing 20 years of broken gadgets and decals and making her feel contemporary and loved. PO kept her Cumins 370s and other mechanicals in good shape but neglected all the other million small repairs. She is the first large boat I have owned and I have been taking my time to familiarize myself with all her many systems. Been taking her out every couple of weeks to familiarize myself and the wife with how she takes the seas. We are starting to love this boat. To date new sliding door wheels, new carpet thruout, new blinds, new bimini, new dingy cover, removed 150 old canvas snaps, new flood lights foreward, side and aft, all LED bulbs inside and out, 4 new bilge pumps, all LED ropes replaced with new strands, new complete soundproofing engine room, new LED engine room lights, Ospho to all exposed steel gear below decks, new cooling water hoses, couple of new thruhulls, all new fuel lines on engine (corroded fittings, removed many old unused fitting all around, installed a pedestal pilot house captain's chair, replaced several interior broken light switches , fixed the windshield washers, and more I cannot remember right now. With this purchase I learned that surveyors take a good look at the hull,super-structure, and major mechanicals but are useless for all the rest of the boat.
      I have a berth reserved up at the Channel islands harbor for a month this summer where we hope to explore the Channel Islands National park.

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        #48
        1990 4588 Bayliner, purchased February, 2021 in Pittsburg, CA.
        I am the fourth owner and really lucked out on this. One of my fellow club members had a 4788 and I always loved the layout. I was able to trade in my 1992 SeaRay Express Bridge 350 for a significant portion of the cost, got $2000 less than I paid for it 7 years ago.
        Both the Hinos start up in about 20 seconds and don't smoke at all! They only have about 1250 hours on them and were always well maintained.
        The second owner had her the longest and took incredibly good care of her, she looks practically brand new on the inside (except for the carpet which has been replaced). Just before he sold her he installed a new Onan-Cummins 11 Kw genset (which now has 50 hours on it), a new refrgerator and icemaker. The third owner only had her for about 3 years and only put about 20 hours on her. He did nothing to her as far as upgrades or repairs which is fine with me as I have done what I wanted.
        So far I have repaired or replaced everything that was documented on the out-of-water and engine surveys. None of the items found were a big deal, and there were a couple of big ones they did not find. One of the exhaust blowers was not working and the other had come loose and was just moving air around the bilge. I only found it because it was too noisy.
        The other thing was the float switch for the midship stripping pump had not been properly mounted and had fallen down where it could not work. Kind of a big deal if she was taking on water and the first pump couldn't keep up! Even surveyors with a good reputation cannot be completely trusted! 🤬
        So far I have add new Garmin GPS units and a Panoptix Livescope forward looking transducer attached to one Will work from both). Also added a rear camera that displays on the GPS units, and a Fusion stereo that can be controlled from the GPS units. After installing the camera I backed her into the slip twice without touching a thing! 😎
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        P/C Jim Azeltine
        Bridge Marina Yacht Club (Commodore 2013, 2014, 2019)
        1990 4588 "Byte Me”

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          #49
          Our Hale Moku (house boat)...1994 4788...took over when the 2500 soft was no fun anymore. Sold the house and most of the contents and moved aboard. We bought a 50’ slip at Semiahmoo in Blaine, Wa. Our summer camp on the water. We had to upgrade a lot of stuff as the previous owners never really used it much...then we went full time and stuff happens. Currently putting new carpets down, re-worked the vacuflush system, permanently moved the tender to the swim step with a new seawise system, turning the upper bridge into a “happy hour” site with new railing and the original ladder re-installed. But we are just enjoying the boat and boat life. Click image for larger version

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            #50
            Big dog here just bought 4588 out of Annapolis for
            Formerly the rising sun the previous owners are members here and a really really nice people and hope to stay in touch with them they maintained her very well but she needs the love that all boats need thanks in advance for letting me on the list new name is NEVA BETA

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                #52
                We took delivery our our 1987 4550 Bayliner at the end of October. Very grateful for this site and all it has to offer. I thought I would share a couple pics. Click image for larger version

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                  #53
                  Leaving the 3270/3288 club (10.5 years with "Current Affair") and joining the 4788 club (1997 4788 "Cuatro"). Looking forward to new adventures and new learning!

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                  1998 Bayliner 4788
                  1989 Bayliner 3270 - SOLD-

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                    Just moved up to the 4788 from the 3988. We sold our beloved 3988 last year in Anacortes WA before relocating to Denmark. This spring we found a 2000 4788 in Croatia, and had her moved up to Copenhagen.
                    We are now in the throws of going through her and fixing and upgrading everything we need to cruise the baltic and north sea comfortably.

                    As usual, finding the years of advice on these forums the most valuable finding our way through getting everything dialed in!
                    Attached Files
                    2000 4788 Pilothouse - "Leannan"
                    1998 3988 Command Bridge - "What's Next?" (Sold)
                    1998 4085 Avanti - "Lupine" (Destroyed by fire)
                    1985 SeaSwirl Bow Rider - "Swirly" (Sold)
                    1977 Catalina 30 - Viento (Sold)

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                      #55
                      Please sign me up. We started boating on a Bayliner 2655 in Florida in 2008 that we took to Germany.in 2010. I soon found out that Bayliner had built much bigger boats in the past and fell in love with the 4588. I was outraged when I found one in Bremen only 4 miles from my home. Extreme luck since you almost never find them in Europe. ( I know of one in Denmark ). `Maitre` was originally imported in 1991 by Drettmann and he had her back on the list since the latest owner had just passed away after doing a refit. Took me ten month to settle the deal with many sleepless nights. This was in 2013. Ever since we are cruising the rivers and canals in North West Germany, the North Sea and the Baltic. I love this boat and I keep her in shape. Thanks to the many contributions in this forum. She is keeping her name `Maitre` outherwise I would have had to name her `Hole in the Water `. But thats boating. Fun. Excitement. Adventure. The picture was taken in the Neuer Hafen marina in Bremerhaven. Wolf-Diemo Schultz from Bremen. Germany.

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                        #56
                        Guess we can join the 45 party now! Sold our 38 in October and purchased a 1990 4588. This weekend we completed our shakedown cruise and was 95% successful. Still getting used to the room. Few mechanical items we are working on. Engines have 2800 hours on the 250hp Hinos. She has bow and stern thrusters, watermaker and inverter. Going to give us many years of enjoyment. If you see Crimson Pride in the PNW stop in for a beverage!
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                        Sean
                        Current: 1990 4588 Crimson Pride
                        Past: 1987 3870 Crimson Pride II
                        Past Commodore Mukilteo Yacht Club
                        MMSI: 367591640

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                          #57
                          New to us 4550

                          Today, 07:50 AM
                          Hello everyone. My wife and I are the proud new (to us) owners of a 1986 4550 "Sea Harmony". This site was very valuable in helping us decided to take the plunge in this purchase. The Captain (Julia) and I have been sailing for the last couple of decades. Nothing serious, mostly warm weekends with a couple weeks in the San Juan's each summer. Decided to look towards a future of not jumping from the rail to the dock when coming in so often. We are getting older as are our dogs, friends and inlaws, and wanted something bigger and easier to board.

                          We had a Bayliner Buccaneer 240 for about 10 years, then moved up to the Bayliner Buccaneer 325 about 10 years ago. Not great speedsters or performers, but a lot more room inside than the lengths would lead you to believe. I guess we are Bayliner for life at this point!

                          The Sea Harmony received an acceptable survey, there are some deferred maintenance items that will be squared away this summer, but nothing critical. So hopefully with a decent investment of time and resources, she should hopefully lasts us for the foreseeable future.

                          Still in the process of trying to schedule some on the water piloting courses, We don't have much experience with twin screws, or a boat 12ft larger than our sailboat. So no San Juan trip this year, but we hope to be out around Hat Island practicing maneuvers.

                          I have been a lurker for a while to this site, but I hope to contribute more and meet some of you fellow Bayliner owners. Just walking to our slip, there are at least 6 on our dock alone (45's, 47's).

                          Thanks
                          ADAM AND JULIA
                          1986 4550
                          EVERETT, WA

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