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Old 08-04-2017, 04:28 PM   #1
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Hi all, pleasure to be the new owner of the above boat. Actually bought the boat sight unseen, from out of state. Will never do that again, but seems that I still made a good choice.
Boat had only 161 hrs. on it which drove a large part of the decision. Had to buy a mooring cover for it and 2 new tires for the trailer. Found out the engine oil was 1.5 qts. low; thank god I checked before starting. But fresh oil and filter, topped up drive fluid and power trim fluid and all seems well.
Shame they don't make 'em anymore, appears to be a well turned out Bayliner Classic 18. I've owned Bayliner before, I know the drill, but this just feels better.
Was a bit surprised how slow she is, even with the V6. My 135 hp Stingray felt much faster, but then again wife likes the comfortable ride, as do I. I might go with a Dolphin plate and a 19" prop at some point, she if she will get out of the hole a bit faster.
Anyway, great to be here, will get pics up soon. Always enjoy the convos/info on a site like this.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:49 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard

What WOT can it achieve?
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She seemed to get up to about 4500 rpm. I believe WOT range can be as high as 4800.
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WOT for this engine is 4400-4800 so you could decrease pitch by one size to see if that helps.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:09 AM   #5
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thinking i might go 19" on a 4 blade.
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