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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kevylongshot, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. kevylongshot
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    kevylongshot Junior Member

    new to this , but pretty stocked about my 85 bayliner trophy cuddy, cant wait to get it home, the transum is bad and the beds are fairly bad too, i checked a few of the stringers, they looked pretty good , the engine is a 140A and the leg is 270 all made by volvo, the boat was given to me so i can afford to fix it up , me and my kids are goin to have a blast in it .it has 3 bunks up in the bow and the table comes down to , its somthing i'ev wanted for a long time but could never afford one , beats my 12 ft springbok anyways, any helpfull advice would be surly appreciated, i'll try and put pics on here ...:)
     
  2. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    What a nice to get !

    I'd advise you to get someone who knows something about boatbuilding to go through it with you again. There are some nifty guys here on the forum if you would care to stay longer than just 1 time...
     
  3. kevylongshot
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    kevylongshot Junior Member

    thanks for replying how do i get pics on here anyway,i would love to show some of the pics i have ,
     
  4. kevylongshot
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    i used a drill to check stingers for wetness and rot what i could see was pretty good, the rotten and wetness was on the plywood in the transom and the engine beds the rest seemed to me pretty dry, it doesnt look like a big job changing out the transom or the beds, any advice u guys gotout there , ill tell u the storie on this boat , well a older gentlemen boughtit 2 years ago, sailed it 1/2 hour and the engine blew up , it took a year to replace, when he did replace it he couldnt get it up to rpm's it is a 140A volvo with a 270 leg , so they told him to put a v-8 in it , when the dealer went to install the v-8 they niticed the rotten transom and beds, the qouted him $ 12,000 for repairs + the motor, he simply just gave up ,and said to me if i wanted just take it , (what a blessing) i hope anyways , so the 4cyl is still there just waiting to go in , iam hoping it my be the prop, or something simple, as the motor he has for it is 5 years older than the one that came out ,so iam told by the mechanic, so any helpfull advice would really be great, iam so excited to get it home to get to work on it , thank alot you guys
     
  5. KnottyBuoyz
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    KnottyBuoyz Provocateur & Raconteur

    Here's a thread on Bateau.com from Joel Shine, he's documented the entire project and prepared a good tutorial. It is relevant to what you're going to get yourself into.

    http://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?t=11294

    Joel posts here occasionally so you can likely expect some responses from him.

    Good luck with your project, looking forward to seeing some pictures. Easiest way to do that is get yourself a photobucket account.
     
  6. kevylongshot
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    kevylongshot Junior Member

    thanks alot knotty thats alot of work that guy did hey, the boat design was worth it though, again thanks for your time i will post pic's as i go also she'll be a differnt boat when iam done , thanks
     
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  8. kevylongshot
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    kevylongshot Junior Member

    have a look at my questions i left on here
     

  9. Jeff
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    Click the blue post reply button or click go advanced on the quick reply.
    Then click Manage attachments.
    (a longwinded but detailed description can be found here.)
     
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