28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:13 pm

I still have the first one. Cant be without a boat! I sprayed the sides with Alexseal top coat. I think 4 coats.



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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:08 am

Mike - what high build primer did you use? It looks white? I am having trouble with awlgrip 545, and then did you spray the high build? thanks
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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:28 pm

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 over today. Used 4 chain falls and 30' straps. It went really well. No issues at all.

Have fuel tank on hand and will get it installed and build around it.

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Rickk » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:15 pm

Nice!! The hull looks great. Looking forward to watching (and cheering) the rest of the build.

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Fuzz » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:22 am

Really nice looking hull and what looked like a smooth flip. Love what you guys are doing with these old hulls.

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by cape man » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am

Nice fuel tank! How many gallons?
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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by DAYTRIP » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:19 am

Excellent work mike! I think alexseal is great to work with. I think I shared it but in case I didn’t when I sprayed mine I actually mixed 1:1:1 on the finish coat. It really flowed nicely. That tank is HUGE. Get some weight in there!

Congrats man.

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:56 pm

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.

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:24 pm

Great flip!!!! Really well done!! Jeff

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by DAYTRIP » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:34 am

Hey mike, I would keep it centered over the point 10’ forward of the transom. I will look at my balance spreadsheet and update. Where are you putting it currently?

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