Bayliner Trophy 2002 - Info seeking

 Hello all, the Bayliner Trophy 2002 has really caught my eye. They look the goods and good bang for buck. Iv done a bit of research and it seems the yanks bash anything Bayliner with only a few positive comments thrown in. What do red blooded Aussies think of these boats? Anyone been on 1? 

http://www.boattest.com/boats/boat_video.aspx?ID=575

 


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 Vinesh87 might be able to

Wed, 2013-11-27 15:42

 Vinesh87 might be able to help ya out there mate

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Yep sure can. Brilliant. Had

Wed, 2013-11-27 16:18

Yep sure can. Brilliant. Had mine 18 months now and put it through it paces pretty well! Only problem with mine is it's not 8 metres which is why im going to be trading up haha

 

The big thing about them are the cheap ones are cheap for a reason. Dirty/ cracks/ old and i wouldnt touch them but a well maintained one is great.

 

The thing i dislike about the 2002 is most of them come with a 135 black anchor. I wouldnt touch it for a start its too small. I have the 220MPI and i use every pony!

 

The ride great and dry in most conditions.

 

Anything specific you are after ? PM me or ask here.

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 Haha! Im in the same boat as

Wed, 2013-11-27 17:27

 Haha! Im in the same boat as you mate. Just need a little bigger, and an extra outboard....My mate is about trade up to 305 Conquest and I'm gonna grab his 2690 Triton. What are you looing at getting?

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haha nice one i couldnt

Wed, 2013-11-27 17:54

haha nice one i couldnt afford the fuel bill for that monster!

 

Looking at going to a 780 Barcrusher with twin 150's ( yes i know i will probably regret ali haha)

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 Cheers man!So they ride well

Wed, 2013-11-27 16:58

 

Cheers man! Do you know where they're prone to cracking? Any other crappy things I should look for when buying?

So they ride well and dry which is already a good start. What are they like at rest? 

How would the family go in 1 of these things? It would primarily be a fishing boat but occasionally the wife likes to show me how it's done.

Most the bayliner 2002 I see for sale are sold with 125 which I though was a bit small. My current boat is underpowered and ill never make that mistake again.

 

Theres 1 on gumtree which looks smicko 

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/geraldton-6530/motorboats-powerboats/bayliner-trophy-2002-offshore-walkaround/1032826803

 

So. When you selling your boat? 

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Nah i havnt really heard of

Wed, 2013-11-27 17:24

Nah i havnt really heard of many just seen a few of the yank one that have been sent over with some bad cracking and sun damage.

 

Yeh under powered not so fun. so you would buy that boat and then by a 12-15k motor?

 

Great Family boat. Have done a few rotto trips with 5 on board with plenty of gear.

 

Good at rest i think. Good fishing boat with the full walk around. The Hardtop is a great option though and i think you will find that trailer won't meet the standards which could mean big $$

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125hp is really skinny for a

Thu, 2013-11-28 13:57

125hp is really skinny for a glass boat that big - agree with Vinesh suggest that trailer would need a 2nd axle

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 Good stuff guys, ill hold

Thu, 2013-11-28 16:12

 Good stuff guys, ill hold out until I find 1 with a big donk and an extra set of wheels on the trailer

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How about this one haha 

Thu, 2013-11-28 20:01

How about this one haha

 

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 That's a spunky boat!!

Thu, 2013-11-28 20:14

 That's a spunky boat!!

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 You selling your rig Vin?

Thu, 2013-11-28 22:58

 You selling your rig Vin? Just getting to know mine. Just upgrading I hope;) No major probs I should know about?

cheers

chris

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 Na chris shes brilliant.  No

Fri, 2013-11-29 06:08

 Na chris shes brilliant.  No problems touch wood.

 

Just not big enough for some trips in planning  In the next few yrs. Going to 7.5m!