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Old 21-10-2012, 11:30   #1
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1986 24' Bayliner Trophy OK or Rubbish?

Thinking of buying a 1986 Bayliner Trophy 24' that is in very good condition and priced around 7K. But I am afraid that it will break in half when in rough weather--or if it doesn't I will! Does anyone think these boats are seaworthy in rough weather? If I had unlimited funds I would buy a proper boat, but I am not so lucky. Thanks for your thoughts.

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Old 21-10-2012, 14:04   #2
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There are several people who fish out of them in the pnw & are happy with them. You might google the Bayliner owners club & get more information to make your decision. My 3870 Bayliner will handle a lot more than I want to.

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Old 28-10-2012, 06:38   #3
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Re: 1986 24' Bayliner Trophy OK or Rubbish?

The boat next to me is a 39 Bayliner...Nice boat but seems his has as much steel bolts,nuts etc as stainless steel ones.. Fuel tank has to be replaced along with a lot of other parts. Would be a nice fresh water boat but at least his shouldn't be around saltwater like it is.
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Old 31-10-2012, 02:53   #4
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Re: 1986 24' Bayliner Trophy OK or Rubbish?

Check the transom the are prone to wet rot
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