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1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

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ID:	7144702 Recently purchased 1985 Ciera 2450 Sunbridge, Restore underway!
    Just wanted to say hello to everyone.
    Recently purchased this beauty! I've started restoration in the engine bay....decks on either side of engine were rotting...I've torn out port side and replaced with 1/2" MG ply, tabbed with 1708 biaxial cloth, finished off with a layer of mat/cloth/mat and finally cloth. Began on Starboard side today...got old removed and most of the old ground out. Cut template and new plywood to fit, coated underside with resin and mat.....will install tomorrow. The engine is AQ225d w/ 280 drive. Carb needs replaced as it's automotive...along with distributor cap....
    She's in pretty good shape for her age...transom solid, stringers solid, interior faded and stained in spots but may be restorable...topside seating will need replacing as well. I'm thinking of a redesign of the layout as the L config. it had (torn out a few days ago/ripped vinyl and broken seating) takes up all the space available. Wiring will need attention. I'll also have some questions concerning the drive when I get to that point...I restored my trihull runabout with the help of Iboats forums, hours and hours reading and learning.....the advice and knowledge here is awesome! The hull extension thread by Oops is amazing!



    Again....Hello to everyone =)
    Last edited by Ciera2450; September 16th, 2011, 01:03 PM.
    1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
    Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
    Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

    link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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    Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

    Gotta love an old Bayliner.

    Lets see some more pictures!!!!!!
    '76 Bayliner T1750
    Aq130D, 280
    Work in progress
    http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/n...anx1/bayliner/

    Flybridge restore thread
    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=456072

    This one has reevits
    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=550380

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    • #3
      Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

      What he said PICS PICS PICS. Sorry Baylinner nut here

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      • #4
        Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

        I'll get some more pics up soon!!!
        Working on starboard side decking in engine bay today....hopefully have completely glassed in before the day is out...
        I've got a question:
        This engine has mercruiser mans/risers/thermostat housing installed. I've removed them for inspection and they are nearly NEW!
        I realize these are not the OEM, however, would they be safe to use? the engine ran great with no cooling issues with them installed.
        Anyone foresee any problems using these?
        Thanks..pics coming.
        1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
        Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
        Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

        link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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        • #5
          Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

          Removed rotted rear seating...it mounts on the stern and flips up with little poles....any ideas for a better set up...I'd like them to fold down, but those poles are a pain. Also, got the starboard side engine bay decking cut sanded and backside coated with thinned resin, then a layer of mat. I'll glue it in with PL premium later today, tomorrow tab in place and cover with mat/cloth/mat/cloth. The old seat base was only 1/2" ply and it flexed a good bit when two people sat on it, so I doubled it up and glued together Two 1/2" pieces of ply. Maybe sew the new covers today, using old ones as a pattern. My new batteries made excellent "clamps" lol
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          1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
          Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
          Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

          link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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            Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

            Hello all! I got the new seat base all sanded and mounts drilled and installed on it and a layer of thinned resin to help seal the wood. The thicker seat base will provide more than enough strength!!! that puppy is solid! Waiting for some blue vinyl material for the new covers. It will be gray with Two wide navy blue stripes. I have the original seat foam laying in the hot sun drying out....I plan to reuse it. Seating in the cockpit area will be done in the same fashion. Did some odds and ends also this morning......Replaced a rigged up fuel line...replaced a pieced together heater hose....drank a beer. =)
            Tuesday I should have my 1708 cloth in so i can tab the starboard side engine bay deck. I have the cloth and mat and resin...just need that!
            Then sand the whole engine bay/bilge down and paint.
            1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
            Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
            Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

            link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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              Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

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ID:	6991145Hello all...
              Finally able to glass in starboard engine bay deck. tabbed with 1708 all around and then a later of mat and cloth over top of it. (the white spots aren't dry....its my sweat drips)lol


              Also, got the seat base for the stern seating polyurethaned. The original wood was not treated with anything. It will be covered with foam/vinyl.....ya think polyurethane (helmsman) would be sufficient protection? It is MG plywood.

              Hope to get engine bay all sanded and cleaned out to be ready for paint tonight. Doubt i'll get to that painting as it's supposed to T-storm heavily tonight.
              Hope everyone had a great monday!
              1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
              Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
              Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

              link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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                Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

                I always coat my seat wood with resin. Makes fastening a pain but never had one rot out yet.

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                  Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

                  Finally got first coat of paint on engine bay decks!!! Plan for three coats.
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                  1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
                  Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
                  Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

                  link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

                    Oh! also got the new manifold and riser gaskets today!!!! which of course were the wrong one's. Being as I ordered them for volvo penta set up and I have the darn merc manifold/risers. Manifold gasket will work but I've already reordered the new riser gaskets. I wanna go out on her this weekend! Then likely begin on redoing the helm area, guage panel (it's cracked), I think I'm going to avoid the orignial L seat that was installed. I've already ripped out the old set up...the vinyl was stained and faded beyond restoring...the wood underneath wasn't much better...most was pretty solid, but the areas around the bottom of it were beginning to rot.



                    Should I use some sealant on the manifold gaskets? I've been told some aviation rtv stuff...others say to use nothing, just the gasket....Opinions?

                    Also I asked today and I guess O'reilly auto parts can supply marine distributor caps...anyone get one there before? the guy said he'd have to order it but that he could get it....cheaper than many other places I've checked.
                    1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
                    Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
                    Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

                    link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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                      Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

                      any opinions on sealant for manifold gasket?
                      1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
                      Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
                      Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

                      link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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                      • #12
                        Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

                        not much to report, got second coat of paint in engine bay done. Picked up the blue vinyl for the stripes on the seats...hopefully sew those up tomorrow. Maybe hit the lake this weekend.....maybe
                        1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
                        Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
                        Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

                        link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

                          No pics today....got 3 batteries installed with a selector switch. 2 large deep cycles for house power, 1 optima for starting. Putting all the wiring and such back in order in the engine bay.....riser gaskets should be in tomorrow
                          I'll get some pics up after I get the mans/risers back installed. Hopefully be able to go out this weekend!
                          1 question:
                          I have two guage running from starter to the switch...then I put 4 guage to each battery and 4 guage linking the two house batteries together.
                          Is 4 guage enough?
                          Thanks
                          1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
                          Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
                          Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

                          link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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                          • #14
                            Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

                            thanks for all the help...lol
                            1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
                            Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
                            Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

                            link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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                              Re: 1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge Restoration underway!

                              tonight I got the mans/risers back on the engine. Replaced plugs and wires and finished up wiring the batteries. Fired her up for a bit on the muffs! Running smooth....storming here tonight, maybe hit the lake tomorrow.
                              Started working on the new seat covers...got patterns cut out and started sewing and ran out of thread shortly after. Pick some up tomorrow.
                              1985 Bayliner 2450 Ciera Sunbridge
                              Volvo Penta AQ225d, 280 outdrive
                              Restore/Refurbish ongoing......

                              link to my thread: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...468790&page=12

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