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Baywatch Club....Members Only!


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#2601 9 months ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

100% this.
When I was looking for a new game I knew I wanted something other than a fan layout, and that eliminated just about every game from the past 20 years. Love that Baywatch has unique layout and tons to do.

Unique layout, yet still has so much flow. Great combo for us!

#2602 9 months ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

100% this.
When I was looking for a new game I knew I wanted something other than a fan layout, and that eliminated just about every game from the past 20 years. Love that Baywatch has unique layout and tons to do.

Yes agree. So much for the price. My one wish is if they had a true orbit shot. Hitting left orbit for it to come to a screeching hault above the right kicker kinda sucks. Been thinking about making a more contoured diverter to see if it would keep some more momentum.

That being said I have a demo man for orbits and flow.

#2603 9 months ago
Quoted from Langless28:

Yes agree. So much for the price. My one wish is if they had a true orbit shot. Hitting left orbit for it to come to a screeching hault above the right kicker kinda sucks. Been thinking about making a more contoured diverter to see if it would keep some more momentum.
That being said I have a demo man for orbits and flow.

I've got my Fish Tales for that too, it is kind of disappointing hitting that left orbit and then waiting for ball to fall back into inlane

#2604 9 months ago
Quoted from Langless28:

My one wish is if they had a true orbit shot. Hitting left orbit for it to come to a screeching hault above the right kicker kinda sucks

My left orbit is very smooth and returns to the right flipper quickly without stopping at the right kicker. I'm always very pleased with that orbit because I really enjoy orbits am have been amazed with how packed the playfield is that the left orbit exists.

#2605 9 months ago

Lots of haters out there. I remember playing it everyday at lunch when it came out. Awesome design. Too bad people get so hung up on the theme. So glad I was able to get one a few years back.

#2606 9 months ago
Quoted from per3per3:

Did you go with color matching LEDs for the various inserts or just natural/cool white?

I typically color match except for yellow inserts which I use warm white.

#2607 9 months ago
Quoted from PoMC:

My left orbit is very smooth and returns to the right flipper quickly without stopping at the right kicker. I'm always very pleased with that orbit because I really enjoy orbits am have been amazed with how packed the playfield is that the left orbit exists.

Did you adjust the gate arm plate to get the good flow? I know it would screw up shark auto kick, and maybe there isn't room for the change, but i would like to do something like i photo-shopped here.

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#2608 9 months ago

I didn't make any adjustments to my gate. I'll take a pic later to compare.

2 weeks later
#2609 8 months ago

What's a realistic price to pay for this game right now?

#2610 8 months ago
Quoted from zrbrt:

What's a realistic price to pay for this game right now?

Price police may say otherwise, but the reality is $2,500-$3,000 for one in good condition. Better/worse adjust from there.

#2611 8 months ago
Quoted from zrbrt:

What's a realistic price to pay for this game right now?

I have one in MN that I would let go for $3k. All led's and color dmd. 1 side of cab has slight fade. Playfield is perfect.

#2612 8 months ago

Hi All -

Just picked up a Baywatch. I noticed that the display looks to have 'burn-in,' and when powered up, it the display works but the brightness of the dots are dimmed in one area (see pictures). I have little experience with these large displays, and was wondering if this is repairable, or if this is just how it is going to be forever. Thanks in advance.

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#2613 8 months ago

just get a colorDMD. Looks amazaballs in BW!

#2614 8 months ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

Hi All -
Just picked up a Baywatch. I noticed that the display looks to have 'burn-in,' and when powered up, it the display works but the brightness of the dots are dimmed in one area (see pictures). I have little experience with these large displays, and was wondering if this is repairable, or if this is just how it is going to be forever. Thanks in advance.
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PERFECT excuse to get the colorDMD, they look ridiculous in BW. I sadly do not have the funds for one.

#2615 8 months ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

just get a colorDMD. Looks amazaballs in BW!

Quoted from northerndude:

PERFECT excuse to get the colorDMD, they look ridiculous in BW. I sadly do not have the funds for one.

Agreed - I just have so many other keeper games that I rather purchase a colorDMD for, and repair this one cheaply (if possible) in the interim. I'm not holding my breath, but maybe this can be repaired as the LEDs work, they are just dim?

#2616 8 months ago

just give it some time... BW is a keeper!

#2617 8 months ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

Agreed - I just have so many other keeper games that I rather purchase a colorDMD for, and repair thing one cheaply (if possible) in the interim. I'm not holding my breath, but maybe this can be repaired as the LEDs work, they are just dim?

The good news is that the introduction of the ColorDMD has significantly lowered the price of used ones.

#2618 8 months ago

I have a used one I would sell. But I agree with the others.....get a solid 30 games in and you won't let it leave. And I'm sure you will want the color dmd when you decide to keep it.

#2619 8 months ago
Quoted from gweempose:

The good news is that the introduction of the ColorDMD has significantly lowered the price of used ones.

Yeah, i have a used for sale at 250

#2620 8 months ago

ALSO, for any BW newbies, acquire and toss in the new "Chad code" WORTH it for the gameplay!! Changed my whole BW world

#2621 8 months ago

Yes the new Chad code makes BW a top 40 pin .Shots were there just needed a better code. Easily the best Sega and better than a lot of Sterns and B/W'S.

#2622 8 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

ALSO, for any BW newbies, acquire and toss in the new "Chad code" WORTH it for the gameplay!! Changed my whole BW world

Agreed ! Finally the Shark Awards are go ! And the huge improvement to the gate opening/timing and the slight increase to the time to make the Shark scoop have improved things immensely.

No insta multiball is a huge differnece , now you can really work the Tower awards when you want to instead of fighting NOT to get the Locks lit, plus all the other tweaks.

I loved Baywatch before, I love it even more now !

#2623 8 months ago

I would let my old display go for $200

#2624 8 months ago
Quoted from V_piscopo:

I would let my old display go for $200

mine was the actual display used to colorized the images for coloDMD

Surely worth the cost for the real deal

I personally wont go less than $250 as they are still worth it to have as a back up or for another big screen game.

#2625 8 months ago

I know. I've kept mine thus far hoping to score a MSF or Maverick. I unfortunately don't have color dmd and am stuck with pin2dmd maybe one day I'll pony up.

#2626 8 months ago

New member to the club here! Anybody know where I can find a set of service rails? One is missing and the other is bent out of shape .

I noticed the stern Sam era rails look like they might fit, but didn’t know for sure.

Also, does Cliffy not sell protectors for BW any more? Didn't see them on his site.

#2627 8 months ago
Quoted from Wharhed:

New member to the club here! Anybody know where I can find a set of service rails? One is missing and the other is bent out of shape .
I noticed the stern Sam era rails look like they might fit, but didn’t know for sure.
Also, does Cliffy not sell protectors for BW any more? Didn't see them on his site.

Mine came without rails. I installed a set I had bought for a modern stern. They fit perfectly.

#2628 8 months ago
Quoted from foxtj24:

Mine came without rails. I installed a set I had bought for a modern stern. They fit perfectly.

Great - Thank you!

#2629 8 months ago
Quoted from Wharhed:

New member to the club here! Anybody know where I can find a set of service rails? One is missing and the other is bent out of shape .
I noticed the stern Sam era rails look like they might fit, but didn’t know for sure.
Also, does Cliffy not sell protectors for BW any more? Didn't see them on his site.

Email cliffy directly

#2630 8 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Email cliffy directly

I have a set of cliffy protectors on mine. Email cliffy and ask for them.

#2631 8 months ago

Had a great game last night. I didn’t get as many modes done as I wanted BUT I hit my first huge shark hole jackpot last night during a game, it was soooo gratifying, one shark hole drop got me 225,000,000. Got my score a big bump. Ended up somewhere around 1.777 bill

#2632 8 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Had a great game last night. I didn’t get as many modes done as I wanted BUT I hit my first huge shark hole jackpot last night during a game, it was soooo gratifying, one shark hole drop got me 225,000,000. Got my score a big bump. Ended up somewhere around 1.777 bill

I'm generally finding my scores are a bit lower since the Chad update.I think my current best is around 1.4 bill . On the old code I had multiple scores over 2.5 bill. Obviously that was over a longer time period but I just dont seem to be breaking 1 bill as often as I used to.

I'm guessing in the main because I'm not getting the multiball as frequently.

#2633 8 months ago

Agree, I'm rarely over 2 billion. Usually stops at 1-1.5 with the new code on a good run.

#2634 8 months ago

I'm finaly in!

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#2635 8 months ago

Congrats! Welcome to the best club on pinside. Never had a better day!

#2636 8 months ago

Best office in the world

#2637 8 months ago

I’m having an issue with the vuk opto reading closures. I found that one of the transistors on the receiving board was defective and replaced it. I also replaced the leds on both boards. The led on the transmitting board is lit brightly and is squarely on the receiving board’s led.

Any other tips?

#2638 8 months ago
Quoted from Wharhed:

I’m having an issue with the vuk opto reading closures. I found that one of the transistors on the receiving board was defective and replaced it. I also replaced the leds on both boards. The led on the transmitting board is lit brightly and is squarely on the receiving board’s led.
Any other tips?

VUK opto? Interesting as Baywatch uses a loop cherry switch.

#2639 8 months ago
Quoted from maffewl:

VUK opto? Interesting as Baywatch uses a loop cherry switch.

As per the manual, switch 15, “5 ball trough vuk opto”.

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#2640 8 months ago
Quoted from Wharhed:

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Ah... I was thinking you were referring to the Earthquake VUK, not the trough.

Sounds like you've narrowed it to the receiver board. Have you tested all connections there?

#2641 8 months ago

What's up people. I've decided to pull the trigger on a colorDMD and figured I'd offer up the fully working (no burn-in or missing lines) DMD from my Baywatch if anyone is interested. I'll post a for sale ad if I don't get any takers on this forum. I'm asking $230 plus shipping.

#2642 8 months ago
Quoted from maffewl:

Ah... I was thinking you were referring to the Earthquake VUK, not the trough.
Sounds like you've narrowed it to the receiver board. Have you tested all connections there?

Yeah, everything appears solid. Connectors at the mpu and receiver pcb are good. It has a brand new rottendog mpu installed and all other switches are working properly.

My guess is the other surface mount transistor failed in some capacity.

Just wanted to check with the club to make sure I wasn’t missing anything else that could be obvious otherwise.

#2643 7 months ago

Seriously, i love this game!

Annyone complaining about theme is crazy this is a top 20 pin!

#2644 7 months ago
Quoted from jorro:

Seriously, i love this game!
Annyone complaining about theme is crazy this is a top 20 pin!

Gets the most plays in our house from me, and probably in top two overall plays in my basement

#2645 7 months ago

I have a couple spare "unobtainable" boat plastics available. $20 plus $3.50 postage. PM me if you need one.

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#2646 7 months ago
Quoted from BioBa:

I have a couple spare "unobtainable" boat plastics available. $20 plus $3.50 postage. PM me if you need one.
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Woohoo, ordered mine. It was broke on my BW when I bought it. This is great

#2647 7 months ago
Quoted from BioBa:

I have a couple spare "unobtainable" boat plastics available. $20 plus $3.50 postage. PM me if you need one.
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I'll take one! How do I order?

#2649 7 months ago

I’ve had a topper I bought it seems like ages ago and never installled it, thought I’d do it this evening.

I think I’m going to rivet it to an “L” bracket on each side. How far back from front edge of head should I install it? Like an 1.5” or 2” ?

*Edit- I put the head down to screw the topper on. I dont know the exact way the factory or original one had for brackets, but there was 2 holes pre drilled on top for it, kind of cool. I put it on about an inch back, but I think I want to move it back another 1.5" for sure yet. Looks great though!!

#2650 7 months ago

Got my shark, buoy floaty and some trees in
Anyone got some special cool mods?

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