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There is a Bayliner for sale that I am interested in. It is a 1994 2252 cuddy. The lenght is 22ft. I used to hear bad things about Bayliners many years ago, stories like the hull is not strong and durable. Was this trueof them? If so, have they improved? Is this a boat worth looking at? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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JUST REMEMBER, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

PERSONALLY I WOULD VOTE NO!

BUT THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO HOLD ON TO IT FOR A LONG TIME AND ITS IN GREAT, I MEAN GREAT SHAPE, THEM MAYBE. BOATS DON'T HOLD THEIR VALUE, AND BAYLINER'S TO THE LIST.

GOOD LUCK.
 

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i had a 1990 bayliner 2255 ciera had hard time getting on plane when i had 3 people sitting in the back seat. or on real windy days ,going against the waves .used to tick me off big time ,tried changing prop pitch adding a dole fin , finally even put sand bags in front under seats to help it get on plane . had a 305 merc in it.
plus got bounced around a lot from wake from other boats .seemed like hull just slammed when went over waves HARD lot of things in cabin like sink cupboards rattled loose . and allways needed to to tightend . or glued back down. 4 years might have made a difference in there quality but id never buy one again,
i have a regal now handles like night and day compared to old boat. deffinitly take it for a test drive b 4 buying it and put a few friends in back seat to see how it does .
 

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I sent my opinion via a private message. I didnt know it was a 2252. Its a 4.3 liter, not too bad at all if equipped. It totally depends on the individual boat, previous owners and condition of the hull/engine/outdrive. Ive seen 'liners of the same year and model that were the best boats ever and the worst once. I guess it all depends on whether whomever layed the fiber was experienced or not... It is hand layed fiber in 94 i believe.

Pay close attention to the hull. TEST DRIVE, TEST DRIVE TEST DRIVE
 

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I agree with the various comments already made:

* seems to hit hard on all wave action (my searay of the same size is very smooth).

* had difficulty selling the liner due to it being a liner and buyers comparing to the other boats out there. Seems to be a stigma of bayliner not being of quality. And i can agree with that.

* Power was an issue with my boat. Had a hard time pulling things.

* Think of the resale when purchasing the boat.

Best of luck to ya!!
 
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