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Budget-friendly Boat Cleat Install | Chris Does What

Install Of Boat Cleats EP #53 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

We think these boat cleats on our Bayliner Bowrider 175 are going to hold up! They didn’t break when I pulled against them with 230lb, and they worked great at the dock during boat testing. The black nylon isn’t going to rust like the old cleats on this Bayliner Bowrider, and they only cost $18. …

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Boat Timing And Lake Testing EP #52 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

If you follow this boat restore project, the lake testing is probably what you have been waiting on. Does the old Bayliner Bowrider 175 cruise off into the sunset, or does it blow up and sink. In this video we get the boat Mercruiser 3.0 liter timed and ready to hit the water, testing her …

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TruGreen Broke Stuff

TrueGreen 6 Month Review, Ripped Up Sod, Broken Sprinkler Heads

Dollar weeds are at bay, but at what cost? We have the cost of TruGreen, plus now we have Sod that may have to be replaced and broken sprinkler heads. Not happy that TruGreen aerating our new sod even after we called and told them there was new sod. When the tech came out they …

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Starting Boat Engine First Time - Chris Does What

Starting Boat Engine First Time EP #45 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

This was exciting, huge fireball out of the carburetor, took all the hair off my hand. In this video, we show how we set up our newly rebuilt 3.0 Mercruiser in our Bayliner Bowrider Boat for initial startup. If you want to know how we installed the distributor at top dead center and primped the …

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Install Boat Ignition Switch - Chris Does What

Install Boat Ignition Switch EP #43 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

The spring broke in our Bayliner Bowrider 175, nothing like have a boat you can’t start. In this video, we show how easy it is to install the Sierra marine ignition switch in our boat. After installed we tested and the Sierra marine ignition switch work as expected in our ski boat. Was really impressed …

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Custom Boat Speaker Plates Painted - Chris Does What

Custom Boat Speaker Plates Painted EP #42 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

To go with our grey boat theme we opted to paint our custom speaker plates. I did like the wood grain but it just didn’t work with anything else in the boat. We used paint to seal the wood then added Kiwi Grip to add texture. All the materials used for this project were scrapes …

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Installed Our Window On The Boat - Chris Does What

Installed Our Window On The Boat EP #41 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

Got our boat windows on and they look good, also as the boat driver I don’t want to get wet. LOL The weatherstrip we found on Amazon worked really and we have already used it for other projects beyond this like the speaker pods and Jeep projects. I loved working this project with my wife, …

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Restoring Aluminum Boat Windows

Restoring Aluminum Boat Windows EP #40 || Bayliner Bowrider 175

When we started our aluminum boat widows restore the chipping paint and corroding was bad, now they are so pretty. In this video you will see how we restored our boat windows, this would work on any metal frame window. It was a lot of work, and it is much easier to do with the …

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