Re: [OMC-Boats] I made it official...

From: BC Howk <bchowk@...>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:19:31 -0500 (CDT)
So when you dig into that engine, if I'm not mistaken the Volvo penta 5.7 is really a chevy 350 right? Parts aught to be plentiful and relatively cheap for the old girl....

Looks like you have a fun project on your hands. Once you get her cleaned up should be tons of fun, super cool camping on the lake taking comforts of home with you....


On Oct 16, 2009, Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...> wrote:

So how did you power the AC? Did you have a generator on board, or did you only use it on shore power? Looks like your was leaking in the same place mine is, behind the rub rail where the hull and cap seam is. I can see the water marks in your interior pics. Did you fix the leak? If so, how? Tell me more about what you did to the boat.

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 9:19 AM, BLDFW <bldfw@...> wrote:
LOL....WOW!  An '86 Bayliner Ciera 2550.  That is the EXACT boat (my first) I had for the last 7 years before getting my Explorer.  I didn't have the enclosure (not necessary lakebound in TX ) and my drivetrain was the Volvo variety.  She had been abandoned in her slip at the marina by the previous owner probably 7-8 years prior so I able to pick her up for a nominal amount (pretty much pennies on the dollar) and set about cleaning her up.  I replaced the engine due to a cracked block (bumped from 305 to 350) and eventually resealed the outdrive but she was a great boat. 

My friends and I used to go out almost every weekend and hang out watching the Party Cove crowd but rarely ever tied up with them.  You have to have AC in TX so I installed a small window AC unit in the rear porthole enabling me to stay overnight many a weekend on the boat.    I had fun with my her but decided it was time to scale back to something smaller and trailerable (and storeable at home) so I sold her in March to a family up in Frisco, TX.  Thankfully I pretty much broke even on what I had invested in her.  I've since seen her out twice on Lake Lewisville this summer. 

In restoring my Explorer, I wasn't able to get out this year with my usual crowd of friends so the jury is out on whether I downtraded too far on the amenities.  We'll see.

Check her out:

Dallas, TX
1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive


--- On Fri, 10/16/09, Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...> wrote:

From: Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...>
Subject: [OMC-Boats] I made it official...
To: "Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's" <omc-boats@...>
Date: Friday, October 16, 2009, 12:14 AM

Well, I added another boat to the stable. I ran across an 86 Bayliner
2550 Ciera for a too good to pass up price. It will be my winter
project. I still have the Johnson, and if I can afford to, I intend to
keep it. So I'll be sticking around the mailing list for a while. If I
do end up selling the Johnson, I wouldn't mind sticking around the
mailing list if theres no objections. You guys really know your stuff
and I may need to bounce ideas off you during my upcoming boat
project. Pick up the Bayliner next week. Pics here...
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