28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

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Re: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

Post by Mine » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:04 am

Man, she looks incredible!

Threads like this make me want to try this myself. Unfortunately I know I have neither the patience or the talent to do this.

Kudos to you!



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Re: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

Post by DAYTRIP » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:13 am

Thanks Mine! Plan to take next week off and fish it for the first time!

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Re: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

Post by Rickk » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:18 pm

Here's hoping she fishes just like you planned 8)

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Re: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

Post by DAYTRIP » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:40 pm

Well we took it for the first trip offshore today. Little nasty running out into the teeth of the east wind and outgoing tide but all went well. Got two lines in the water and was working on a third when the fish below got on. Got it to the boat and had no ice! Had to run back in. From the time we left the inlet, got to 120ft and got back in was 42 minutes. We felt like 1 for 1 was the way to leave it. Probably will go again tomorrow. Boat did well. Still have lots to finish!


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Re: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

Post by BB Sig » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Nice first trip out! Stinks about the ice but chock it up as a shake down cruise! :wink:

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Re: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

Post by Jeff » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:12 pm

Daytrip, boat looking and running great!! Same thing regarding ice happened to us a few weeks ago!! Down side we were much further out and did not want to leave the Dolphin!!! We dumped all of our beer and food ice into the fish cooler and kept fishing!! Had to eat early and drink warm beer but still a great day and fresh Dolphin for dinner!! Boat looks great!! Jeff

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Re: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

Post by DAYTRIP » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:36 pm

That is classic Jeff! Sounds like a good day of fishing

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Re: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

Post by Mine » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:09 pm

How'd you fare the hurricane?

Any more trips out and pics?

~Chris

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Re: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

Post by DAYTRIP » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:02 pm

Did fine during the storm, thanks for asking! Took the buggy top and riggers off. Use them back on Friday and fished Saturday. Got the upper station control on. Getting there! Building a ballast tank under the console between the stringers.

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