This 2004 Bayliner 175 Bow Rider is ready for family water sports; fun at the lake. This Bayliner 175 targets the buyer with limited funds for a boat. She has all the basic elements needed to make a fun little runabout at an affordable price. Normally smaller boats are more sensitive to uneven weigh...more
This 2004 Bayliner 175 Bow Rider is ready for family water sports; fun at the lake. This Bayliner 175 targets the buyer with limited funds for a boat. She has all the basic elements needed to make a fun little runabout at an affordable price. Normally smaller boats are more sensitive to uneven weight distribution as there is less hull surface to carry the load, but not this one. This is the result of the hard reverse chines holding her level.
The engine is a 135-hp, 3 liter, 4 cylinder raw water-cooled gas powered MerCruiser. No fancy whistles and bells here. The engine has a block and manifold cooling water drain system consisting of two hoses, each a yard in length, attached to the drain holes on the engine block and manifold. When it comes time to drain the engine at the end of the day, simply unclip the hoses from the storage bracket and let them hang into the bilge to drain. The 175 comes with a manually activated bilge pump.
There are 4 stainless steel 6" cleats with SS backing plates and a ski toe eye aft. Cup holders are 2 in the bow, 1 each for the captain and companion seats and 2 in the aft engine cover. The bow seating is simple having two bench seats facing each other with storage below for pfds, the anchor with rope and the fire extinguisher.
Aft of the windshield on the starboard side was the console, a pleasant surprise. The gauges were laid out in an arch quite pleasing to the eye. But the gauges themselves were really nice with gold accents on a silver field; very classy looking.
In the cockpit you'll find traditional back-to-back break down seats. By lifting the seat's forward edge, the bottom slides out and permits the back to flatten out to a sunning bed. They also line up with the stern seats to add to their length. The deck is carpeted in the cockpit area. In each aft corner of the cockpit was a seat that was separated by the engine compartment cover that doubled as a table with cup holders.
Last but not least was a surprisingly roomy swim platform running full beam bridging the outdrive unit and is fairly deep. The surface had a non-skid pattern, as did all the weather decks throughout the vessel. A two-rung telescoping stainless steel boarding ladder with rubber-covered steps was mounted on the starboard side. The ladder was hinged so as to be able to be stored in a recessed area in the deck surface with a plastic retaining clip. When needed it easily lifts up and over into the water.
The 175 has nice lines that lend a European flair to the overall look of the boat. Add in the tape accent stripes with graphics and she looks pretty good. She also has the handling characteristics of boats costing much more. So if it's thick padded seats and creature comforts you're looking for, this is not the boat. But for fun and easy handling at an affordable price, check it out.
Vessel has low engine hours for her age and has only been used in freshwater lakes. The inline 4 cylinder engine fired right up when tested and runs smoothly and quietly. Some quick TLC with cleaner wax and a power buffer will restore her like new gel coat appearance. There are 5 smaller than dime size marks in the portside gel coat.
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