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  • 21ft bayliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

    thinking of buying a 1989 bayliner capri cuddy cab for my son in law $2500 is it worth the money i have heard bad things about bayliner since 1985 i own a 1995 wellcraft 21 ft cuddycab someone out there talk to me ...first time at this site looks good update too all this is not a low cabin this boat has a deep vee family boat style not the low sporty style more like a cruiser just 21ft


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    Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

    I just got my hands on a 88/89 bayliner 2455, so far its been great, but I might have got extremely lucky. I guess my advice would be to do a very detailed inspection of the boat, in fact it would probably in your best interest to have a professional look at it and advise you from there.

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    • #3
      Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

      Originally posted by ABatt2006 View Post
      I just got my hands on a 88/89 bayliner 2455, so far its been great, but I might have got extremely lucky. I guess my advice would be to do a very detailed inspection of the boat, in fact it would probably in your best interest to have a professional look at it and advise you from there.
      yup thanks figuered that much gonna use in ocean worried about sound framing of hull

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      • #4
        Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

        I'm still somewhat new to this site and I have absolutely zero experience with ocean boating, but I know that opens up a whole other can of worms, so proceed with caution.

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        • #5
          Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

          Originally posted by ABatt2006 View Post
          I'm still somewhat new to this site and I have absolutely zero experience with ocean boating, but I know that opens up a whole other can of worms, so proceed with caution.
          thanks boss

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          • #6
            Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

            Bayliner = Bay boating. No way I'd be out in anything more than 1-2's in a Bayliner, and that's only if I got caught off guard. Keep shopping, IMHO.
            1994 Bayliner Capri 1604 w/94 70 Force (sold)
            1984 SportCraft 222 OFF w/84 Mercruiser 488 & Alpha 1
            1979 Sears Gamefisher 13'6" Aluminum w/1959 Johnson 10HP
            1969 Smokin' Hot Wife

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            • #7
              Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

              We had an '89 Capri, was a decent beginners boat. The asking price might be a bit high, we paid that 5 years ago for ours but only got $1500 for it last year when we moved up. Floor was spongy and the stringers were probably shot, sold as a project.
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              '78 Starcraft 16'
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              • #8
                Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

                1989?

                If it were garage kept, and the owner was incredibly diligent, it could be nice to putter around in (coves, sounds, peaceful bays). Personally, I think you're up against incredible odds.

                A newer boat will cost you less, because the cost of aggravation and ownership of an old, likely rotting, mechanically risky Bayliner will be hard to fathom.
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                • #9
                  Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

                  '89=OMC

                  Keep looking this is a $1,500 boat in excelent cond in my neck of the woods.
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                  This one has reevits
                  http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=550380

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                  • #10
                    Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

                    Keep looking if you want an ocean boat. The market is flooded with good boats right now. This is not one of them. Good luck.

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                    • #11
                      Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

                      welcome to iboats gorilla

                      personally.....I put my bayliner bashing stick away a long time ago.

                      in this case.....due to the fact its an 89....I would also suggest to seek a good marine surveyor......it could save you a world of hurt down the line.
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                      • #12
                        Re: 21ft baliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

                        Before you buy all the Bayliner bashing BS, which Capri cuddy are you talking about...the 17', 19' or 21'? Also, what do you mean by ocean use? Coastal cruising or long runs out in the ocean for fishing? I agree with the comment about 1989 being an OMC, which can be a problem. OMC has been out of business for several years and some parts are getting hard to find. If you are worried about the condition of the boat, by all means seek the help of a pro and get a survey before putting out your money. Speaking in relative terms, if the Bayliner you are looking at is the 21', 2152 model, it weighs about 500 lbs. less than your Wellcraft, but has an 8' beam, instead of your 8 1/2' beam. Concerning the price, that's up to the two parties in the transaction. These days, everything is negotiable.

                        Good luck,
                        PB

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                          Re: 21ft bayliner capri 1989 cuddy cabin...any good?

                          Based on the information provided, it is impossible to give an accurate estimate of what this boat should cost. The size of the engine alone could make many thousands of dollars of difference.

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