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by Mbiggerstaff
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION
Replies: 457
Views: 41493

Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

The current engine is a 370
by Mbiggerstaff
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION
Replies: 457
Views: 41493

Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Well it’s been almost another year. I did not get to fish any last fall thru this spring because of Florence damage but finally got back on the water in May. I did add nitrous and propane to the engine and tried several sets of props. What I found is that the nitrous really helped with takeoff. A 2-...
by Mbiggerstaff
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 17043

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

If I go thru the glass while sanding I patch with a piece of light glass if it is on wood. On foam I put on some epoxy and move on if it it not in a high traffic critical area. If so I patch with a piece of light glass, I actually brushed this on. I have tried rolling but found brushing works better...
by Mbiggerstaff
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 17043

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Progress continues. Top is on and first round of spray fair applied http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/88770/IMG_2662.jpg http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/88770/IMG_2663.jpg http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/88770/IMG_2664.jpg http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/887...
by Mbiggerstaff
Thu May 23, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 17043

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Spray fair is something I discovered on my last boat. It is a 2 part epoxy fairing compound that is thin enough to spray thru a 2.2 tip. It fills well and is easy to sand. I use it to get a smooth surface and fill small holes. once i sand it it is easy to see the low spots that need a more aggressiv...
by Mbiggerstaff
Thu May 23, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 17043

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

The Work has been progressing slowly. Spring yard work and doing some needed updates on the first Bertram. Here are some pictures. Almost have the bottom of the hardtop ready to mount. One more round oh high build primer and sanding and I will mount it. Wanted to do as muncher's work as possible on ...
by Mbiggerstaff
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 17043

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

I would be a great inshore boat. What do you mean by Carolina style covering boards?
by Mbiggerstaff
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 17043

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Planning on twin 250/300s. Your experience provided that choice. If you hear of a good set please send them my way