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    Talking Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Howdy, Y'all

    The folks at Bayliner were kind enough to share with me an old copy of an owners manual for a 1988 Bayliner Capri, Cobra, and/or Trophy. I don't know if that's been posted here a lot, but it was hard for even them to find.

    This is NOT an engine manual, but is the thing for the boat overall. Not a lot of detail, but good info on care and maintenance and a few wiring diagrams for the dash and the trim and all that, tank capacities, etc.

    I would have loaded it here, but it's a 3MB file and it won't let me. So, if someone who can load it here thinks it's worth it, let me know and I'll send it to you. If not, and you are searching the forums and would like a copy, send me your e-mail address and I'll send it to you.

    That way, another person won't have to go through what I went through just to really figure out just what kind of boat you have. LOL
    Last edited by Mountaineer67; July 2nd, 2013 at 10:57 PM.

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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    If you still have this book electronically, I'd love to have a copy. I just got a 1988 Capri with the engine removed. I can guestimate where everything goes but some pictures would be nice. EDIT
    thanks
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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by trox View Post
    If you still have this book electronically, I'd love to have a copy. I just got a 1988 Capri with the engine removed. I can guestimate where everything goes but some pictures would be nice. EDIT
    thanks
    There aren't any pictures in the manual, just a few line drawings in addition to the wiring diagrams. Which model do you have and what are you trying to do?

    BTW, e-mail addresses aren't permitted in public posts. Send Mountaineer a private message with you address.
    Last edited by JB; August 13th, 2010 at 05:23 PM. Reason: quoted deleted Email
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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Hi I just got a 1988 bayliner capri last night 11-6-10 and its in need of alot of TLC
    and I was wondering if you might still have a copy of the owners manual? If so would
    it be possible to e-mail me a copy? I'm Mitch M. I Live in San Diego,CA. I've never
    owned or had access to a boat so I'm pretty green. I Thank you so much for your
    time and trouble.
    Thank You.
    Mitch M.

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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    We just got a 1988 Bayliner Capri and yes of course it need some help.

    Would love a copy of the manual if you still have it handy


    Thanks much,

    Xev~

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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Hello~ We also just got a 1988 Bayliner Capri and it needs a bit of love.

    If you still are around and have an electronic copy that would be nice.


    Thanks Xev.

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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    I just became the proud owner of a 1988 capri myself. While the boat is in overall good condition, it does need to have a few bumps and bruises taken care of. It would be great to have a copy of the manuel if you still have it. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Guys, Mountaineer hasn't been around for over a year. You could try sending him a personal message; he may have the e-mail alert function turned on.
    Bob
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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by NYBo View Post
    Guys, Mountaineer hasn't been around for over a year. You could try sending him a personal message; he may have the e-mail alert function turned on.
    Anyone have any luck with this? Also unsure but does the bayliner bass trophy have a 15 Gal tank? Where could I check this?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Hi guys. I'm back - and the boat is back on the water. I am not on here often, but HAVE changed the settings so I will get e-mails. If you need a copy of that manual, send me a private message and I will e-mail a copy of it to you. Sorry about the absence. :-)

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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Hi,

    I recently bought a bayliner 1750 capri from 1990 and am missing the user manual.
    Can you mail this to me?


    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaineer67 View Post
    Howdy, Y'all

    The folks at Bayliner were kind enough to share with me an old copy of an owners manual for a 1988 Bayliner Capri, Cobra, and/or Trophy. I don't know if that's been posted here a lot, but it was hard for even them to find.

    This is NOT an engine manual, but is the thing for the boat overall. Not a lot of detail, but good info on care and maintenance and a few wiring diagrams for the dash and the trim and all that, tank capacities, etc.

    I would have loaded it here, but it's a 3MB file and it won't let me. So, if someone who can load it here thinks it's worth it, let me know and I'll send it to you. If not, and you are searching the forums and would like a copy, send me your e-mail address and I'll send it to you.

    That way, another person won't have to go through what I went through just to really figure out just what kind of boat you have. LOL

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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolvos View Post
    Hi,

    I recently bought a bayliner 1750 capri from 1990 and am missing the user manual.
    Can you mail this to me?
    Welcome to iboats!

    Bayliner changed the Capri line fairly significantly for the 1990 model year ('87 - '89 were almost identical), so the manual from '88 may not be very useful.
    Bob
    '88 Bayliner 1700 Capri Bowrider, 85 HP Force O/B, "Sea Weasel"
    Want a vessel safety check? Click here. Want to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary? Click here.
    Disclaimer: Although I am a member of the USCG Auxiliary, the opinions and advice in my replies are my own and do not necessarily reflect CG or CG Auxiliary policy or regulations unless so specified.

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    Smile Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply.
    I had a look at the boat papers. Aperently the the boat was imported in 1990 in Holland but it was made in 1989. It is the one of the last of the older models.
    ( doesn't have the rounded side windows).

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by NYBo View Post
    Welcome to iboats!

    Bayliner changed the Capri line fairly significantly for the 1990 model year ('87 - '89 were almost identical), so the manual from '88 may not be very useful.
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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Hey everyone - if you are requesting a copy of this, be sure to send me your e-mail address in a private message. The restrictions on this forum do not allow me to send it through iBoats (the file is too large).

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    Default Re: Owners Manual - 1988 Capri, Cobra, and Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolvos View Post
    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply.
    I had a look at the boat papers. Aperently the the boat was imported in 1990 in Holland but it was made in 1989. It is the one of the last of the older models.
    ( doesn't have the rounded side windows).

    Thanks
    Quite right! So the '88 manual will be pertinent. Send your e-mail address to Mountaineer67 via private message.
    Bob
    '88 Bayliner 1700 Capri Bowrider, 85 HP Force O/B, "Sea Weasel"
    Want a vessel safety check? Click here. Want to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary? Click here.
    Disclaimer: Although I am a member of the USCG Auxiliary, the opinions and advice in my replies are my own and do not necessarily reflect CG or CG Auxiliary policy or regulations unless so specified.

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