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3258 Avanti Owners 16 Jan 2014 02:48 #1

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Didn't see a 3258 thread. Not sure how many members have them. Figured I would start one!

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-2004 305 Bayliner Ciera
Twin Mercruiser 5.7 B2's
-1995 3258 Bayliner Avanti
Twin Mercruiser 5.7 B2's
-1984 28' Bayliner Contessa
Volvo aq260

3258 Avanti Owners 28 Jan 2014 05:57 #2

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Dale, Skagway Alaska
2000 Bayliner 3258
5.7L Mercruisers
Bravo II Outdrives

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2000 3258
5.7L Bravo II

3258 Avanti Owners 01 Jun 2014 05:39 #3

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Hi there
New to the group and wanted to share my 1995 3258.
I have owned it since 2005 and love the boat.
Just need to use it more!!

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3258 Avanti Owners 30 Mar 2015 01:24 #4

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Kind of a dead thread, but add me to the list of 3258 owners. Bought her last fall and getting her back into shape. I love the versatility if this model. Moved up from a 2655.

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Severn River

3258 Avanti Owners 12 Aug 2017 05:17 #5

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I'm hoping we can resurrect the thread as I'm taking delivery of my new (to me) 1995 3258 Avanti on Arizona's Lake Powell Aug 15th and need a lot of insight into the systems. First time I've owned anything of this size and bought it with thoughts of the wife and I taking it on the Great Loop in a couple of years when the last munchkin is finally off to college. I absolutely love not only the contemporary look of the boat, but also its expansive, roomy, bright salon and the privacy of it's 2 cabins - all in a package that can be trailered (albeit, with a BIG truck). Had it surveyed and everything appears to be in order. It's running 7.4L GenV Mercruisers with Bravo III outdrives. Engines have about 210 hours and Quicksilver 5.0kW generator has 240 hours. Boat also has a tri-axle trailer and is stored out of the water. Previous owner didn't skimp on the maintenance and same mechanics at the Wahweap Marina have been taking care of whatever needed servicing for the past 12 years. Going to spend the next couple of years learning the boat and it's systems and making a few updates preparatory to taking a lap around the Eastern US. First thing I'm going to need is advice on the engine hatch struts. Current ones are shot and looking for recommendations on replacements (and expecting that I can do it myself). Very much appreciate the ability to pick everyone's brain here and wanted to compliment you all on making an outstanding choice to fulfill your boating desires!

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1995 3258 Avanti (new to me!)
LakePowell &Tempe, AZ

3258 Avanti Owners 12 Aug 2017 05:43 #6

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There should be a part number tag that will show the force, throw and length of the ram. No real mystery to them, www.seastarsolutions.com/products/engine-and-drive-parts/ has a whole line. When I was installing rams on my previous boat, I used a luggage scale to measure the force it took to raise the hatch at the lift button. I think it was around 25 pounds. Not the weight of the hatch, the vertical force I was using to open it. Since the rams were being mounted less than half way from the hinge to the button, I started with a pair of 45# rams. They were a bit too much and the hatch would pop up a little fast, so I cut back to 30's and got a reasonable assist. Point is, if you don't get the right assist, it's easy to change up or down.

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3258 Avanti Owners 13 Aug 2017 08:55 #7

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First, welcome to the BOC!B) I sure hope you plan to explore Lake Powell with that boat before the Loop. A friend had a 3258, he needed help finding the air cond. strainer. It's buried under the aft cabin mattress! The big blocks are rare on that boat, bet she really scoots. Enjoy!

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