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Old 04-25-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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Hello all-Mike from OC Ca, currently have a 1994 Bay 2655....we a re currently looking at a 2800, love the layout! This particular boat has the single 7.4, and was wondering if anyone had experience/opinions on a boat this size with the single. Any other comments on the boat would be appreciated-cheers-MM
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:52 PM   #2
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You'll probably have a number of different opinions on the single vs. 2x engine configuration. I have a 2800 SCR with the 7.4 liter, and it has plenty of power and gets up on plane quick enough. The dual engine configuration probably would be easier to manuver into and out of docks though, but once you get used to it, it becomes easier. The boat does have alot of sail area above the waterline, so you have to consider that when docking in windy conditions.
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:33 PM   #3
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7.4 should give you plenty of get up and go, many boats this size have only a 5.7 in them and they do OK. I think the smallest Maxum with twins it he 2900SE and it's quite a bit more $$$
If the 2800 has a bravo 3 with counter rotating props, it does a good job maneuvering at low speeds around the docks.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:07 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies! Yes, it has a B3 drive on it.....I am used to slow maneuvering with my single now, was just worried about how fast to get to plane with a single on this heavy of a boat. We love the look and feel of the boat, hope to join yall as an owner soon! Mike
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:20 AM   #5
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I have the smaller (by a ft) 2700 scr with a 6.2ltr/b3 drive...you'll love it....the big block will give plenty of torque and the b3 drive makes docking really easy.....you can actually spin the boat on it's axis with the b3 drive...just like a twin.....awesome boat....
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:45 AM   #6
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Hey--is this Seapuppy for BOC board? Howdy, this is MikeMag---we've got the offer accepted on this boat, will be taking it out for Sea Trial this Sunday and then on to survey.....Just listed our 2655 online, so we're in that scary place of possibly 2 boats, but just one slip and no trailer in sight! I'll let ya know how it goes! Mike M
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Well how did the trial go?
Doe's it have a new home?
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:42 AM   #8
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I am picking up my 2004 2700 on Saturday, coming over from Bayliner and excited about the Maxums!! Here is a stupid question, I had an Alpha one on my previous 19' Bayliner...what makes the Bravo 3 so much easier to manuver as claimed as opposed to if i had an Alpha drive on this boat? Thanks for the input.
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:28 PM   #9
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Hey all--the sea trial was fantastic, took the boat out in some pretty good chop outside of Dana Point and the boat handled like a dream. The surveyor was very impressed with the condition, and when hooked up to the computer (no Hour meter) engine showed only 108 hours. Having a diver scan the bottom and drive today to determine if we need a haulout. So, yeah--it's got a new home, though for the moment being a 2 boat owner is kinda scary!
I'm coming from an Alpha 1 to a B3 drive as well. My understanding is the counter rotating props make it much easier handling at low speeds, as it cancels out the prop walking effect. Sure seemed to handle nice around the docks to me! mike
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Mike...yep..I'm the one and only from BOC....we have the same boat only a 03 model....the B3 drive is really more maneuverable than the alpha drives cuz of the counter rotating props and it really acts like twins..one thing to practice when you get a chance on a calm day is to stop the boat....turn the helm hard right.....put in fwd.....about 1/4 of the turn..take out of gear and quickly spin to the left and put in reverse....boat will spin on it's length...no walking or moving around....less (not completely ) bow walking at slow speeds and better efficiency at speed....
hope you have many moons of good fun with the boat....feel free to ask away here..congrats on the new boat...!! :P


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