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Old 01-29-2018, 01:50 AM   #7
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Country: USA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,466
Ive been to Bananna Belt Boats, but didnt buy from them. They have probably the best setup I have ever seen to look at boats and compare.

Gotta say that I love Anacortes.
The town just has a great hometown feel.

As for the 4788, Great boat!
We’ve had ours since 2011 and think it is a fantastic cruising platform.

We have made the trip from Anacortes to Seward Alaska in our 4788 and can’t wait until retirement so that we can cruise her back south, slowly this time and enjoy all cruise exploring has to offer!

We just came back from a socal vacation and can see ourselves taking the boat along the California Coast, and possibly down the Baja coast.

When loking at 4788’s there are not allot of “gotcha” type issues. The biggest one that I know of is that many boats will exibit signs at the aft salon valances of past water leaks. This is not something that results in Damage, just a PITA.

I found on mine that the interface from the radar arch to the salon was the source of the minor but persistent leaks. Once I got that sealed up, no problems at all.

Oh almost forgot. If you look at one with the Cummins engines just be aware that like many boats the 4788 was propped on the edge of overpropping from the factory. The OEM props were 24X24. If the boat you like otherwase is propped less than 24” all the better, as the Cummins engine is not hapy being overpropped. If you are looking at a Hino equipped one, this is not a problem, the Hino engine is basically bullet proof.

Lastly, if ther boat you like does not have a center hatch between the engines, cut one in. It’s a easy (or cheap) job and changes the whole dynamic of the engine compartment.

good hunting!!
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
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