YouTube Boat Restore

We bought a $1000 boat and decided to do a stringer up restore of it on YouTube. This is a husband and wife project that will have struggles to restore a boat for the first time, along with struggles that couples may have working together on a project. We show the good and the bad of this project with all the funnies and fun we have along the way.

Review Attwood Bilge 3 Inch Fan Blower * Chris Does What

Review Attwood Bilge Blower || Mercruiser 3.0 Bayliner Bowrider 175

Review the Attwood in-line blower fan for our inboard Bayliner Bowrider 175 boat. We show you how we installed the Attwood bilge blower fan and then turn it on so you can hear it for yourself. With the engine running or the radio on we won’t be able to hear it at all, but the …

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Boat Restoration Update, Windows, Floor, Engine - Chris Does What

Restoration Update, Windows Removed EP #19 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

Took our boat window off, getting back to work on our floor, have so much left on the Mercruiser 3.0. We have taken the window off the Bayliner Bowrider 175 and are continuing to clean. Meguiar’s is working perfectly to clean up the oxidation on the fiberglass. The floor in our boat is fitted raw …

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Installed Boat Engine Wiring Harness - Chris Does What

Installed Boat Engine Wiring Harness EP #18 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

We have installed the boat engine wiring harness on a 2004 Bayliner Bowrider 175, for the Mercruiser 3.0 liter. We may rerun this later of the manifold of the engine, kinda like how it doesn’t clutter the top of the Mercruiser engine in our boat. We still have a little more wiring to do on …

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Rebuilt Mercruiser 3.0 Engine - Chris Does What

Rebuilt Mercruiser 3.0 Engine EP #16 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

We just got our Bayliner Bowrider 175 back with a freshly rebuilt Mercruiser 3.0. We are now taking inventory of what is needed to get the engine started like restoring the wiring harness, getting everything buttoned up on the engine like the distributor, timing, and the missing hardware. We sent this engine to a mechanic …

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Stern Drive Off, Engine Out, Rebuild -Chris Does What

Stern Drive Off, Engine Out, Rebuild EP #13 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

The engines out, the Stern Drive off, and the engine is ready to be shipped to the machine shop Xcessive Engines for a rebuild. It should only take about 2 weeks to get the engine back, and if Xcessive Engines has engines in stock they ship out right away. I guess it being summer their …

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Boat At Shop, Our Plans After - Chris Does What

Boat At Shop, Our Plans After EP #14 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

We go over why the new head didn’t work on our engine, now going to do a full rebuild on our boat engine. Keep on digging and find more things that need to be replaced or repaired on this 2004 Bayliner Bowrider 175. For this boat we would really love not to spend over $5,000, …

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Rebuild Engine, Budget Busted - Chris Does What

Rebuild Engine, Budget Busted EP #12 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

Well, just killed the budget as our engine repair went from $800 when we were just replacing the head, to $2,400 to replace the long block. We lost the $800, this was money that we used buying the new head and gasket, but you live and learn. At the end of this project, we will …

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Boat Bilge, Preparing for Fiberglass - Chris Does What

Boat Bilge. Preparing for Fiberglass EP #11 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

I think sanding Boat Bilge and Stringers is the most uncomfortable part of the restore of this 2004 Bayliner Bowrider 175. We don’t think that the new floor will leak water, but if it does we don’t want the stringers to rot. Fiberglass is amazing, but installing it has to be the hardest part of …

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Restore Boat Chalky Gel-Coat - Chris Does What

Shine Back For Boat’s Chalky Gel-Coat EP #10 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

This boat’s GelCoat was chalky and white from years of negligent. We restored the color and realized the boat was not white bringing out the original beauty of the Gelcoat. Danielle makes the boat shine and she steps you through how she did it. Danielle is not only great to work with on this boat …

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Boat Restore Budget - Chris Does What

Budget-Friendly Boat Restore EP #9 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

We go over what we think this boat restore will cost and what we have spent so far. The Mercurice 3.0 engine only needs a cylinder head to fix the issue. The rest of the thing in the project to restore this 2004 Bayliner Bowrider 175, though cheaper, will nickel and dime your wallet. Well, …

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