1989 Bayliner ciera 2556 input needed

blubby07

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since i clean upholstery and carpet for a living I dialed in the interior. Then put in a new starter and batteries turned it over and she fired right up and purrs so stoked!
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kindafishy

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you really should (if you haven't already) do the impeller. start fresh so you know its history. i'd also pull mani's and risers and check them out. both those items can be a major set back if they fail. best of luck!!
 
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blubby07

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you really should (if you haven't already) do the impeller. start fresh so you know its history. i'd also pull mani's and risers and check them out. both those items can be a major set back if they fail. best of luck!!
For sure thanks!
 
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kindafishy

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WHEN YOU PULL YOUR EXHAUST IF YOU WANT TO CLEAN THEM I HAVE A ACID TANK. NO CHARGE, HAPPY TO HELP.
 
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gecsr1

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You Scored.... Congrats.... the cierra is a good looking model.... Good Luck....
Home run 101....
 
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blubby07

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Thanks guys, the only things im trying to figure out is the tilt motor doesnt work and the switches up top on the flybridge dont work. It's probably something simple but i have zero experience with electrical so to me it looks like a nightmare!
I'm Sure the wiring just runs parallel from the cabin up top so i guess just take my time and replace old fuses and switches until it works. Should i just pull the tilt motor and bench test it?
Thanks
 
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ConSeaMate

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See!...What did I tell you..........
 
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ConSeaMate

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Check for power at the switches.....and at the motor....
 
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blubby07

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Check for power at the switches.....and at the motor....
Yeah you were right Frank!
Ok i have 12 volts at the pump but no dice so i guess i need to pull it and see if it can be rebuilt or just needs to be replaced.
Maybe theres a relay on the motor thats bad hopefully
 
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Bondrvr

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For that price you can't lose.

I didn't see mentioned the year of this boat, but the mid-80s Bayliners were solid and did not have the hull blistering problems that the later years did.

Spend $300 on a full detail and buff/polish and you are ready to hit the water. After changing the engine and outdrive oild and flushing the cooling system.

My boat is an '84 Bayliner Contessa that I've outfitted for fishing and cruising. I've owned it for 24 years now. It has been pretty much bullet proof over the years, with one repower about 12 years ago.

It's been slipped all these years, with an Armor Hull liner.
Who does a full detail and buff / polish for $300.00 , I am in!!!!
 
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PaDDy Killer'

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Excellent buy!! Congrats on the new sled. I think you got a lot of boat for the $$$. Perfect timing too.
 
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blubby07

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Well bench tested the tilt motor and it works fine. Not getting 12 volts to the motor and the electrical looks like a pile of spaghetti power goes up to the flybridge so im thinking of making it really simple up top. All i think i need is horn trim tabs ignition and thats about it. I can turn on nav lights, courtesy, etc from the cabin. I put in a new impeller today and it sucked!
Super tight but its done.
Thanks for the replies, so far only $500 bucks into it. Hopefully i wont exceed $2k thats my goal
 
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blubby07

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Well it keeps getting better I thought the outdrive was Omc with a vp lower unit turns out its a volvo penta outdrive alltogether its a 290? Put in new fuel line today and put some new fuel and it runs perfectly
 
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the Goodlife

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:appl:you will have the family out in no time!.. good job and good luck!. :cheers:
 
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blubby07

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Just a quick update, Ive been working on the electrical and got the tilt motor all sorted out with the help of friends.
Worked on the teak outside and it cleaned up pretty good, also fixed the vhf radio and have that working well.Buffed out the starboard side and that shined up nice, gonna do a sea trial on sunday aka booze cruise.
next is just getting all the switches up top working and installing a new sound system.
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kindafishy

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LOOKING GOOD!
 
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I think you scored Josh.
Good job buddy!
 
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daer1303

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Great score man! I looked at the exact same model before I pulled the trigger on a skipjack. Love the flybridge model boats. So much more cabin space. Glad to hear it didn't have an OMC outdrive those are no Bueno! Only bad thing about trailer the 2556 is you need to have an oversized load permit due to the 9.6 beam :(. Enjoy your score!!

Ps the reason I didn't purchase the 2556 when I was looking at it was the owner blew the motor on it while we were out on the sea trial. Bad impeller never sucked up anyway and motor over heated so bad due to no high temp alarm and he wasn't paying attention to the gauge. Had to be towed in. I took my money and said thanks for he experience.
 
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ShadBurke

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9'6" is an annual wide load permit from caltrans for something like $95.....

not a big deal in the scheme of things.......
 
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