Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > Owners Forum > Baja
Rebirth of a Baja >

Rebirth of a Baja

Notices

Rebirth of a Baja

Old 11-18-2008, 11:50 AM
  #1  
Charter Member #34
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Dock Holiday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Beautiful North Carolina
Posts: 7,151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Rebirth of a Baja

Rebirth of a Baja

When the wife and I ordered the 36 Outlaw back in 2002 we were very excited and looking forward to many good years of boating but never thought the boat would deliver as much enjoyment as it has. We did consider selling it and we also considered going with another brand but we simply have Baja in our blood and made a decision to upgrade our boat and keep enjoying it hopefully for many more years God willing.

This has been a long time coming now and it is hard to believe that next week before Thanksgiving we should finally be water testing the finished product. Our boat has not seen the water since October 2007 when we made our last run on Lake Hartwell before pulling the 500’s out.

I have so many people to thank and without these folks this project simply would not have been possible.

Ed Sherrard – Boat Menders - [email protected]
Mark Boos – Precision Marine - http://www.pmefi.com/
Dick Tryce – aka “Mr. Gadgets” – Dick’s Performance Marine
Dustin Whipple – Whipple Superchargers - http://www.whipplesuperchargers.com/
Kevin Brown – Lakeway Boat Repair – [email protected]
Stephanie McLeod Lee – McLeod Design Group - http://www.mcleoddesign.com/
Mike McLeod – McLeod Design Group - http://www.mcleoddesign.com/
Dave Leonhardt – XT Innovations - http://www.xt-innovations.com/
Lane Carlisle – XT Innovations - http://www.xt-innovations.com/
Adam Shook – XT Innovations - http://www.xt-innovations.com/
Doug Smith – Checkmate Marine, Inc. - http://www.checkmatepowerboats.net/
Dean Reynolds – Checkmate Marine, Inc - http://www.checkmatepowerboats.net/
Myco Trailers - http://www.mycotrailers.com
Kustom Kolors - Clayton Tackett - www.kustomkolors.us
CP Performance - Mike Mayes - http://www.cpperformance.com/default.aspx

Everyone listed above has been wonderful to work with and I’m proud to call them all friends and owe them all a deep amount of gratitude. I must give a very special thank you to Dave Leonhardt because without him this would not be. He took this project by the horns and made it happen.

Dave is one of the many good folks that lost their jobs at Baja when Brunswick shut them down. He had been with the company many years and I learned sometime back that you could ask Dave any question about any Baja boat and he had the answer. Dave and many of the good folks started up businesses doing what they know best and that is working on boats. When we were talking about my project this summer at the Lake Erie Poker Run it was not long into the conversation that we saw an opportunity to help each other. He had a young business to grow and I was dead in the water with my project and needed some major help. Dave took the “Dock Holiday” project by the horns and has not only done everything that he promised but has exceeded my highest expectations. When he said “Mark I will treat your boat just as if it were mine” he was being 100% honest and has delivered perfection at a very fair price.

Alright let’s get into the project which included new supercharged power, new custom outdrives, fiberglass work, stereo work, a complete new beautiful interior, tons of LED lights and much more.

Enjoy please ask questions and I hope Dave, Adam, Mark, Dick and others will jump in.

Last edited by Dock Holiday; 11-19-2008 at 02:28 PM.
Dock Holiday is offline  
Old 11-18-2008, 11:54 AM
  #2  
Charter Member #34
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Dock Holiday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Beautiful North Carolina
Posts: 7,151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

It started last October when we updated to a new 2008 model Myco trailer with electric over hydraulic brakes and a drive guard.

Tim and the folks at Myco did a wonderful job and we made a trip down to pick it up and tour the plant.
Attached Thumbnails Rebirth of a Baja-dsc04351.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-dsc04349.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-dsc04347.jpg  

Dock Holiday is offline  
Old 11-18-2008, 12:05 PM
  #3  
Charter Member #34
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Dock Holiday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Beautiful North Carolina
Posts: 7,151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Then Ed Sherrard at Boat Menders here on Lake Norman let me use his Yard Arm jacks while I was waiting on the new trailer.
Attached Thumbnails Rebirth of a Baja-dock-holiday-logo-140.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-dock-holiday-logo-136.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-dock-holiday-logo-152.jpg  

Dock Holiday is offline  
Old 11-18-2008, 12:09 PM
  #4  
Charter Member #34
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Dock Holiday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Beautiful North Carolina
Posts: 7,151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Ed also helped me to pull the 500 EFI motor out of the boat, completely strip the bilge and he relocated the stereo into the cuddy for me where the microwave used to be.

He built this enclosure for the stereo, DVD and CD changer and installed it.

Ed Sherrard - Boat Menders LKN
Attached Thumbnails Rebirth of a Baja-dock-holiday-logo-182.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-dock-holiday-logo-184.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-dock-holiday-logo-190.jpg  


Last edited by Dock Holiday; 11-18-2008 at 12:17 PM.
Dock Holiday is offline  
Old 11-18-2008, 12:16 PM
  #5  
Charter Member #34
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Dock Holiday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Beautiful North Carolina
Posts: 7,151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Ed built some really nice speaker mounts for the cuddy with some blue LED lights which were a nice improvement over the sound and look of the speakers Baja had hanging with brackets that always dropped down in rough water.
Attached Thumbnails Rebirth of a Baja-misc-fall-2007-273.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-misc-fall-2007-275.jpg  
Dock Holiday is offline  
Old 11-18-2008, 12:27 PM
  #6  
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: ankeny,ia.
Posts: 3,792
Received 34 Likes on 22 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Dock Holiday View Post
Alright letís get into the project which included new supercharged power,
Whaaat ??? you gots sum splainin to do.
JaayTeee is offline  
Old 11-18-2008, 12:28 PM
  #7  
Charter Member #34
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Dock Holiday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Beautiful North Carolina
Posts: 7,151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Construction of the speaker boxes.
Attached Thumbnails Rebirth of a Baja-speaker-box-005.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-speaker-box-039.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-speaker-box-034.jpg  

Dock Holiday is offline  
Old 11-18-2008, 12:29 PM
  #8  
Charter Member #34
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Dock Holiday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Beautiful North Carolina
Posts: 7,151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by JaayTeee View Post
Whaaat ??? you gots sum splainin to do.


I hear you buddy, I'm splainin right now!

Got to earn my 90+ club stickers.
Dock Holiday is offline  
Old 11-18-2008, 12:41 PM
  #9  
Charter Member #34
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Dock Holiday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Beautiful North Carolina
Posts: 7,151
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

A picture of Ed himself while working on the stereo enclosure.
Attached Thumbnails Rebirth of a Baja-dsc00376.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-dsc00372.jpg   Rebirth of a Baja-dsc00381.jpg  

Dock Holiday is offline  
Old 11-18-2008, 12:42 PM
  #10  
Registered
 
BajaFresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Smith Valley, NV
Posts: 1,456
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

COME ON!! You're gonna leave us hanging like this?

Get busy posting the rest of the details and photos!
BajaFresh is offline  

Quick Reply: Rebirth of a Baja


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.