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Bayliner 175 Capri

I seem to have a habit of purchasing things and then going ‘what have i done’ this is no different. I thought i might fancy a boat but some of the prices out there were a little excessive for what is essentially a bit of fiberglass and a car motor.

I stumbled across this ‘gem’ on boat sales and secured it for just under 7k sight unseen as i was away with work. The story goes the previous owner had it stored at his cousins place just before the Brisbane floods and had left the bung in the boat, so with all the rain it essentially became a bit of a bath tub, allowing a water into the motor. Due to the motor having been made filled with water and the owner being mechanically inept it has sat since the end of 2010 uncovered, destroying the upholstery and carpets in the process.

I originally bought it and sold the idea to nopics that i would fix it up and try and sell it for a bit of a profit, but she has warmed to it a bit and we might keep it for a while and get some use out of it.

I will be doing all of the mechanical work myself except for the engine machining, and i have a mate that is a marine trimmer and ex ski boat racer that is doing the upholstery at a very good rate and giving me some advice along the way. It is looking like it will need about 13m of vinyl and 6m of marine carpet. Full ‘Master engine rebuild kits can be had delivered from the states for about $600 AUD including new pistons, rings, all bearings, cam,Lifters, oil pump, gasket kit and timing chain with gears


2001 Bayliner 175 Capri bowrider

Mercruiser 3.0 135hp (Chev 181)

full sick sound system with sub

Joystick wake tower.

New dual axle gal trailer in mid 2010 receipt for $3800

The gelcoat is in need of a good going over with a buff and sealant as it is a bit chalky. My mate has advised me that ‘Gumption’ is the go for cleaning gelcoat, and then i will give it a hit with some poorboys products and the buffer.

A small part i cleaned with a brush and carwash and a quick buff by hand.

Bayliner 175 Capri

Rather average upholstery

Engine getting ready to come out. From start to having it on the ground was 2 1/2 hrs although the leg was already removed, due to the height of the boat on the trailer we had to lift it out, turn it 90 degrees and set it down, then shorten chains, due to where it is parked being rocks there was no hope of moving the crane, so the trailer was hooked up to the car and the boat dragged out of the way.

Bayliner 175 Capri
Bayliner 175 Capri
Bayliner 175 Capri
Bayliner 175 Capri

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