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by Mbiggerstaff
Sat May 02, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech
Replies: 150
Views: 63428

Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Have started priming. Will get some pictures posted
by Mbiggerstaff
Sat May 02, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech
Replies: 150
Views: 63428

Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Just out of curiosity why are you repowering. I’m getting closer on my outboard conversion and am starting to look at power plant.
by Mbiggerstaff
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION
Replies: 461
Views: 76566

Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

They told me it would not but i dont think they had the new actuator yet. The mechanical shift wasn't the problem. It was communication with the electronic engine
by Mbiggerstaff
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION
Replies: 461
Views: 76566

Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Well its been quiet an adventure getting the new engine running. first problem was that the engine is all electronic and my outdrive is mechanical. I spent several months and went thru several different systems trying to only use one control to both shift and throttle. The companies systems that I t...
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: 461
Views: 76566

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: 461
Views: 76566

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: 23341

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: 23341

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: 23341

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...