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.