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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 17 Mar 2007 02:26 #26

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Jeff, your mods look great. I noticed your in VA Beach. I just picked up an '03 185 for a steal back in Nov form a guy over at JFCOM in Chesapeake (only 50 hours, great shape, for $8000), I am currently stationed up at Langley. Haven't had her in the water yet and this is my first boat, but we plan on spending lots of time in the water this summer, with plans to tow it across the water and cruie along the Lynnhaven area, I'll keep an eye out for you. The only things I have sitting here waiting to install are a new SS prop and a Keelguard.

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 17 Mar 2007 03:24 #27

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Olaverty,
Sounds like a great deal. Good luck with it!

Skygazer,
I will definately post pics as soon as the snow melts, we got about 3-4 inches today. Within the next week or so I am also going to install my smart tabs.:)

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 17 Mar 2007 07:15 #28

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Jeff,
Followed your link to BABC.
Great reading all the posts on your journey with the drill!
I too have sat in the boat, knocking, tapping, measuring, humming and hah-ing then just went for it, sweat beading, the smell of fibreglass filling my nostrils.
Well done, looks great!

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 17 Mar 2007 13:54 #29

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Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone. I appreciate your comments.

Olaverty,

Lynnhaven area is where my family and I typically boat. Good water, good restaurants, and really nice real estate to look at. I've been trying to get up your way to do some boating. There's a nice ramp over by the eastern side of the James river bridge. Should make for a nice jumping off point for a jaunt up the James river to see the ghost fleet. The US Navy has moored some 50 odd mothballed ships in the middle of the river.

My brother lives up in your neck of the woods. He's on the ACC IG staff.

Gale,

My twisted relationship with my drill would make a good study case for some psychiatrists, I'm sure. Maybe I'll write a book about it some day. :D

Cheers,
Jeff

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 17 Mar 2007 18:15 #30

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For pictures of a bunch of upgrades to my 2004 185 go to:

http://usboatingclub.com/gallery/index.php?cat=10054

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 17 Mar 2007 21:05 #31

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I like your fender clips The 185 needs those stock. Nice Job

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 17 Mar 2007 21:30 #32

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Sandy, the spring and mounting attachments you use on your glove box lid, did you pick that up as a kit somehwere, if not what were the pieces designed for? Been trying to lok for a similar setup, couldn't find anything at lowes or home depot, maybe i'm looking in the wrong section.

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 17 Mar 2007 21:48 #33

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olaverty;4231 wrote: Sandy, the spring and mounting attachments you use on your glove box lid, did you pick that up as a kit somehwere, if not what were the pieces designed for? Been trying to lok for a similar setup, couldn't find anything at lowes or home depot, maybe i'm looking in the wrong section.


2007 Boaters World catalog has them on page 402. They come with end supports. If you see my pictures they are screwed into the lid and box. You want to fit them so the hatch is under a little pressure when opened. To close you just push the spring in the middle and it collapses.

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 04:46 #34

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Things that I have added to my 05 Bayliner 175.
Hoping to add Smart Tabs and a helm bucket seat this spring.
Anyone added a kicker bracket to the 175?

[IMG]photobucket.com/albums/u115/Dude2000_photos/Bayliner175.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]IMG]http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/Dude2000_photos/Helm175.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]IMG]http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/Dude2000_photos/Electronics175.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]IMG]http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/Dude2000_photos/VHF175.jpg[/IMG]

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 05:45 #35

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This is my 05 Bayliner 175 with a few added equipment.
Plan to add SmartTabs and bucket helm seat.
Anyone added a kicker bracket to 175?

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 07:02 #36

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I appreciate this thread I have a 2000 bayliner capri with V6 and I'm interesed in seeing the mods done - helps me figure out how to achive what I need to do

I will post some pics soon

Question: has any one added poles to the sides of the trailers to aid in trailering the boat on windy ramps? Its a mod I need to do to my escort trailer - I also want to relocate the trailer lights up there to keep them out of the water all of the time

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 07:09 #37

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I'm also interested in exactly how to drill holes in the fibreglass without causing any cracking or starring, As I understand you need to drill then countersink the hole then fill it with epoxy then drill out smaller than before to put your screws in - or am I way off?

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 07:17 #38

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Island-guy;4325 wrote: I appreciate this thread I have a 2000 bayliner capri with V6 and I'm interesed in seeing the mods done - helps me figure out how to achive what I need to do

I will post some pics soon

Question: has any one added poles to the sides of the trailers to aid in trailering the boat on windy ramps? Its a mod I need to do to my escort trailer - I also want to relocate the trailer lights up there to keep them out of the water all of the time



I added rails to my trailer as the side winds come up so often. I set them with about 2" clearance on each side and it really helps.

http://www.baylinerownersclub.org/gallery/album301/IMG_0980

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 13:08 #39

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Well I just bought a small portable grill yesterday. I'm fiddling around with creating a removable mounting system for my bow hand rails. If I figure out a way that works, I'll post the results. I've gotten some pretty good ideas from BOC and BABC forums.

Another project I'm considering is extending my Bimini Top. I'd like to add about another 4-5 feet aft to the factory top. I think this could be accomplished with relative ease, but I'm looking for ideas. Anyone out there have any experience with making a top?

Jeff

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 14:07 #40

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dude2000;4316 wrote: This is my 05 Bayliner 175 with a few added equipment.
Plan to add SmartTabs and bucket helm seat.
Anyone added a kicker bracket to 175?

Dan
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Very nice looking work Dan.
What models were your steroe and radio?
Do you recommend the VHF radio for inland lake fishing?
I noticed you had an hour meter? Did it come with or did you install? How hard?
Also, since I am such a newbie, I am NOT embarassed asking "What's Kicker":o

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 17:58 #41

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Syzygyone,the stereo is a JVC (can't remember model)and the vhf is a Cobra
marine radio.As far as inland vhf radio I go to some fairly large lakes in BC and
finding a fair amount of traffic on it.It also has weather channels that are
active in some areas.The hour meter I installed myself for maintenance reasons and real easy to install.Kicker is a another name for trolling Motor:)


Dan

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 19:02 #42

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Hi all
I am new to the board and new to Bayliner having just bought a new 175 last week. One of the thiings I would like to do early on is install an hour meter so would be interested in any details you would care to share.

Thanks
Tim

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 20:12 #43

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 21:39 #44

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Tim,

I bought a SenDec hour meter from Sears. They keep them in the lawn and garden section near the riding motors. The reason I chose this hour meter is that it measures actual engine running time whereas many in the marine market measure time the key ignition switch is on. While this may seem minor, I've heard several tales of folks leaving the ignition on in the first key position. They usually post a question to a board like BABC or BOC asking how to take the hours off the meter.

With the SenDec, a wire runs to the engine and is literally wrapped around one of the ignition wires. When it senses the electrical pulses to the spark plugs, it starts counting the hours. It's not nearly as attractive as Dude2000's hour meter on his helm, so I have mine velcroed to the top of the flame arrestor on the engine.

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 21:54 #45

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I put mine in the engine compartment ..

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 18 Mar 2007 21:56 #46

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I was looking at the Teleflex hour meter http://www.teleflexmarine.com/library/instructionmanuals/Twin%20Hourmeters.pdf . In the installation instructions it shows the ground connecting to either the negative battery terminal in which case it measures whenever the key is turned on, or to an oil pressure switch in which case it measures engine hours. This is preferable but I'm not sure where the oil pressure switch would be or how to connect to it.

Maybe I should move this over to the technical forum?

Tim

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 19 Mar 2007 00:24 #47

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Tim :
Which engine do you have?


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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 19 Mar 2007 02:17 #48

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I have the mercury 3L.

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 19 Mar 2007 13:14 #49

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Here is a picture of my new cover on the boat, I had to scrape all the snow and ice off of it first. I think the cover turned out very nice. The shop sent a guy out yesterday to install the snaps that they forgot to install at the shop. I used Tumac's Covers in Pittsburgh, and I would recomend them to anyone in the area. They did a good job, got it done quicker than they said they would and quickly corrected the only problem that I had. Let me know what you think.

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 19 Mar 2007 16:48 #50

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Sandy;4236 wrote: 2007 Boaters World catalog has them on page 402. They come with end supports. If you see my pictures they are screwed into the lid and box. You want to fit them so the hatch is under a little pressure when opened. To close you just push the spring in the middle and it collapses.

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The online boaters world catalog does not have a page 402. Do you have a stock # for the glove box spring in your picture.

Thanks
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