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by Mbiggerstaff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 23431

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

I have been plugging along. Here are some updated pix. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/88770/IMG_2265.jpg http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/88770/IMG_2268.jpg http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/88770/IMG_2270.jpg I am building seats, and helm off boat and will install lat...
by Mbiggerstaff
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 23431

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Work goes on. Have the cockpit just about complete and ready to epoxy all the parts in place. Got the tank completely installed and working my way forward. My daughter and I are at the Charleston boat show selling wahoo lures so I have spent some time looking at boats to nail down my plans for helm ...
by Mbiggerstaff
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech
Replies: 150
Views: 63509

Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Well done Jim. I like to keep as much of the original boat as possible as well. It adds character. There was a time when I would have been scared to death to take a saw to a boat like you did but after seeing your work and from my experience I now realize that anything is possible. Looking forward t...
by Mbiggerstaff
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 23431

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

My live well is going to be at the transom and the fish box centerline in the cockpit. Don’t think I’m going to have fresh water as I have never really used it anyway. Not going to have any superstructure like you do. Also , my bracket is 36” back not 30 .
by Mbiggerstaff
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 23431

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Need some advice. Got the boat back on the trailer and the tank positioned. Question is. Is it too far forward for 300 gallons of fuel. Jim, I know you added weight forward. What do you think. I also have a pix of my aluminum motor mount reinforcement. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/8877...
by Mbiggerstaff
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 23431

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

I use all Alexseal products. I have been very happy with them so far. Yes the high build is white but it also comes in a yellow I think. I spray everything that I can including the spray fair and high build Finally got a chance to get back to the boat after a few weeks of work. Got it flipped back o...
by Mbiggerstaff
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 23431

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

I still have the first one. Cant be without a boat! I sprayed the sides with Alexseal top coat. I think 4 coats.
by Mbiggerstaff
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 23431

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Yes Jim I did Pettit Vivid anti fouling paint in white. Finished the hull on Saturday and pulled the paper today. Will let it sit a week and then roll her over. I'm looking forward to your transom coming off too! http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/88770/IMG_2029.jpg http://gallery.bateau2.co...
by Mbiggerstaff
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 23431

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Got the bottom painted yesterday. I thinned the Pettit about 20%. It sprayed fine with a 2.4 nozzle. Placed a heater underneath the boat and was able to recoat in about 2 hours. will pull off the paper and tape tomorrow and do the sides. will have some pictures then.