Welcome Guest - Sign Up today
Welcome Guest - Sign Up today
Store Links Mobile - Shop Now

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Bayliner 2355 Ciera Newbie Can i "beachpark" this craft

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Bayliner 2355 Ciera Newbie Can i "beachpark" this craft

    Hi guys we just purchased a very nicely kept Bayliner 2355 with a cabin. My stupid question of the week is as follows. If I find a nice "soft unrocky" place can I gently put the bow of this 5000 lb boat on the bank and tie off? No one at the marina (I'm in central PA) at raystown lake--has ever tried it? What does everyone think? Just would like to pull on shore to fish, swim etc? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks! So far we love this boat stayed in it 2 nights, nice and comfy, dry and odor free in the hold and looks like new even though it is a 99..............

  • #2
    You can. But it will add wear and tear to your keel. I know a lot of boaters with boats that size that drop an anchor and tie off to shore with just enough water underneath to keep afloat so they don't beat up the bottom. I added a keel guard to the front half so I could drag the bow up on shore. Like you stated, be careful what you beach on and you can keep scratches and wear to a minimum.

    Welcome to iBoats!

    Rick
    17 Foot '90 Bluewater
    Alpha 1 3.0 Merc - repowered in 2016
    now - 4.3L Vortec - Alpha 1 GenII
    Honda BF100L kicker
    Engine custom - Transom 0D65328 - Drive 0D648864
    If you ain't fishin, then yer working too much.

    Comment


    • #3
      welcome aboard

      you can, however like Rick mentioned, its going to grind down your hull. a keel guard would help if your intent is to beach it.

      your beach cant be too shallow either, otherwise you will tear up your outdrive and most likely need to be towed off the beach.

      I used to beach my 19' bow rider all the time. a little cove where the bow was on the beach and the outdrive in 11' of water. my 24 doesnt get beached as the bow is too high - no point to do so.
      1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

      Past Boats
      1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
      2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
      1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

      What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

      Comment


      • #4
        No problem doing that. Done it all the time with every boat I have ever owned. If it's calm, I also bring my boat in sideways to the beach.
        1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
        Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

        2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
        Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
        "Common sense is not very common"
        "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

        Comment


        • #5
          I wouldn't beach my glass boat but lot's of people have different outlooks on this. It is common on our lake for people to speed up and ram their 6 figure, fiberglass, I/O boats up onto the rock laden sandbar all summer long. Their keels are damaged and worn down and the folks just don't care.
          2002 Chaparral 220 SSi
          350 MAG MPI
          Bravo 1

          2011 Yamaha FX Sho

          Comment


          • #6
            thanks for the info....I'm still kinda leary as there will be boat passing making a wake....perhaps the keel guard or my local "surplus store" sells 6 foot by 4 foot rubber mats approx. 3/4 inch thick? Perhaps put one of those on the shore then drive onto it?

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by robpack View Post
              thanks for the info....I'm still kinda leary as there will be boat passing making a wake....perhaps the keel guard or my local "surplus store" sells 6 foot by 4 foot rubber mats approx. 3/4 inch thick? Perhaps put one of those on the shore then drive onto it?
              I don't see the mat as a practical solution in real world conditions. Keel guard is an easy solution for at least the keel. The folks I see that ram their boats up onto shore are also unconcerned with the fact that the water isn't deep enough for their I/O outdrives versus the outboard drives that tilt up further so depending on your situation, that may be a problem as well. My take is that you are either a beacher like Bruceb and just don't care as life is for living and not sweating the small stuff or uses two anchors and moors it out a bit or possibly are that person that avoids it completely.
              2002 Chaparral 220 SSi
              350 MAG MPI
              Bravo 1

              2011 Yamaha FX Sho

              Comment


              • #8
                I only beach if there is absolutely no wave action. 95% of the time I am bow out because it is easier to get off my boat that way.

                At Lake Powell, if I am in a canyon with no waves, I am always sideways.


                At Lake Tahoe, where there are more waves and the sand is more coarse, bow out
                1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                "Common sense is not very common"
                "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

                Comment


                • #9
                  With a Baylner Cierra 2355, not sure if you could even get off the bow if you beached it.
                  1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                  Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                  2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                  Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                  "Common sense is not very common"
                  "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Here is where I used to beach



                    the bow is on shore, the prop in 11' of water. in a fast going tide, the water is moving by at about 20 knots. if you jump in, you end up coming up to the surface about 10 boats down.

                    however with the current boat, bow would be too high. so we park just a bit further up in longboat pass on jewfish key



                    with the keel guard on my SeaRay, I would come in toward the shore, just as the bow hit the sand, blip the throttle to lift and push. to get off the beach, simply back up. need to watch the tides and time, as if you beach on an outgoing tide, you will need to move the boat soon, or wait for the tide to return 10 hours later.
                    1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

                    Past Boats
                    1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
                    2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
                    1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

                    What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Thanks guys, I have owned bayliner bow riders and pontoon boats....NEVER something of this size-----I will not beach it---but I do like the sideways idea....

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Just make sure the side that you do that with is not the side where your transducer is.

                        If you notice the stern walkway for my boat is on the port side so I made sure I mounted the transducer on the starboard side. I also put my under water LED light on the same since as the walkway so I can light up the water right there.
                        1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                        Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                        2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                        Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                        "Common sense is not very common"
                        "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Sign up today
                          I use the stern in approach often. Not as fun with the carver as the bayliner had a huge swim platform right at the waterline . Easy in and served as the bar.
                          1979 Carver Montego 2357 | 260 Mercruiser upgraded to Alpha | 2006 Nissan 15hp kicker

                          Girls cry and boys fart in front of friends, but girls fart and boys cry in front of true friends.

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X