28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

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Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Post by DAYTRIP » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:59 pm

Awesome! Let's see what that puppy will do.



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Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:29 am

Got to splash her on Saturday!!

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Prelim numbers indicate speed to be 32-33 but tach not working correctly so not sure at what RPM. It was reading 2500 but bouncing around. Floscan also not working so unsure of burn rate. Will let you know after next trial. Maybe it won't be so cold next time and I will have a longer area to make a run.

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Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Post by Jeff » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:00 am

Mbiggerstaff, That is a beauty!! Send me some pictures of your engine compartment when you have time. Thank you, Jeff

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Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Post by DAYTRIP » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:14 am

CONGRATULATIONS! She looks great. Floating high but much more level then mine. Had to be a great feeling. I have been checking the forum all weekend to see the first pics. Great job.

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Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:23 am

Yea she floats a little high but the tanks were only 1/2 full. Another 90 gallons will lower the stern some hopefully not too much. A little rocky at stop and idle speed but OK at 5-6 kts. I am very happy. Jeff do you need something specific in engine compartment or just general setup?

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Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Post by DAYTRIP » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:41 am

What are the dimensions of your hard top? That thing is huge!

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Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Post by Fuzz » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:31 pm

Beautiful boat congratulations :!:
That has to be a great feeling to see all your work pay off.
What kind of speed did she run originally?

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Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:49 am

The hardtop is indeed huge 10' wide by 11' long. I wanted the entire crew to stay dry. I think the original Bertrams with twin 350 gassers toped out in the low 20s. 30s are perfect for me. We can rarely run faster from where I live. Running into a SW wind headed to the fishing grounds 40 miles away.

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Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Post by cape man » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:07 am

What happened to this boat?

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Wow! To bring her back like that is amazing and inspiring.
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Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Post by Jeff » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:58 am

Cape Man, is this really the bog Mbiggerstaff started with?? Jeff

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