December 2006



Featured Boat Of The Month

Tucson’s Bluewater Tackle Presents Bayliner 185 

Butch Meisner, Jr. at Bluewater Tackle in Tucson says, "The 185's are here, and they are equipped with swim platforms, bimini tops, and 190hp V-6's," and, he adds, "Our price on all Bayliners is the best in the state!"

With room for eight people and the 190hp engine upgrade, this 185 is the boat for big fun and games.  This model has options for sport seating in the cockpit, along with a large aft bench seat and sun pad. 

The bow has plenty of space to soak up the sun. Deep storage for boat and sports gear is right beneath the seats and the center ski locker. There is also an optional Wake Tower for the kids or kids-at-heart to wakeboard. 

The Option Fish package ( fore and aft fiberglass casting platforms with removable sun-lounge pads, two casting seats, one fore, one aft) has storage available for seat pedestals and chairs.

There is a digital fishfinder, a NAVMAN 4430-Rod Storage, and there are four rods available — two each of PRT and STB — under side bolsters. There is short windshield exchange, and wing size is reduced for more rod movement.

Meisner states that the trolling motor is a Motorguide hand-controlled motor, is bow mounted, and has a 54-pound peak thrust, 12 v, five-speed FWD, 2 Rev, with a 50-inch shaft. Included is a removable trolling motor mount, wired to dual battery set up in the aft engine compartment.

In addition, there is a 12-gallon aerated fishwell for the dad while the kids are playing. Also important are the textured-grip fiberglass surfaces throughout the boat, which help assure safe footing and allow water to drain off quickly. 

A stain guard (kid-clean)protects your boat's interior against stains, sun and mildew. The Bayliner 185 comes with a limited lifetime hull warranty (Boatshield), one year on the interior and accessories, and two years on Mercruiser engine.

Here is an overview of the boats specifications:

With Trailer

Beam

8'2" (2.49 m)

Approximate weight w/standard engine

2,905 lbs (1,318 kg)

Length rigged

21'9" (6.63 m)

 

Without Trailer

Length overall (LOA)

18'2" (5.54 m)

Beam

7'9" (2.36 m)

Deadrise

19°

 

Approximate weight w/standard engine

2,123 lbs (963 kg)

Length rigged - 19'2" (5.84 m)

Draft hull - 1'8" ( .51 m)

Draft max - 3'0" (.91 m)

Bridge clearance max - 4'0" (2 .92 m)

Fuel capacity - 28 gal (106 L)

So go ahead and snorkel, ski or just kick back and enjoy the fresh air. The 185 is up for anything, according to Meisner.  

Bayliner runabouts are the #1 brand in America (and have been for five years running) and the winner for industry's customer satisfaction for 2005. 

You are welcome to come visit the Meisners and the new Bayliner 185 at either of two Tucson locations. Contact information is also given below.

Blue Water Tackle and Marine
3655 N. Romero Rd.
Tucson AZ, 85705
(520) 292-6814
(520) 292-6780 fax
bluewatertackleandmarine.com

Blue Water Tackle and Marine
4888 E. 22nd St.
Tucson AZ, 85711
(520) 790-5410
(520) 790-8812 fax
bluewatertackleandmarine.com

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