DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

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DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by DAYTRIP » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:51 am

First off, I need to seek help for my boat project addiction. I said never again until I saw Mbiggerstaff start his project #2. In that thread he asked about adding to the running surface and I have to say that I was a nay sayer. I have now turned 180 degrees and decided Why not try it. There are many risks but what the heck. Sorry Mike if I deterred you. I promises it was not intentional.

My current 28 runs really great. With 11' beam at the widest part it has room to get longer (I think). Right now it would be a similar layout with some minor tweaks. Not much I don't like about mine but some things I would revise slightly.

So here is the initial concept, this stretches the running surface 4'6" which makes it 33'. Then the bracket adds 2'6 more. Lots to figure out. Not sure of the approach yet but for now I am taking the hull apart and it will likely sit a while until I get a plan and some time. The hull has been on land for 20 years. Bottom already blasted off. Everything original if anyone wants anything including flybridge, engines, controls, velvet drive transmissions, .... get in touch FAST. I wont store it but you can have it.

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by 2TDave » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:06 am

And so it begins. This will be good! I’ll google 12 step programs for boat builders and see if we can’t find some help before the rash is in full effect.

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by Fuzz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Dang DayTrip you got it bad! Building small boats is one thing but totally rebuilding ones this size is a whole different level. Looking forward to watching this all happen. The last one turned out great and I am sure this one will too.

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by Reid » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:03 pm

Daytrip,

Awesome project!!! I love it when guys can take these older inboards and convert them into really nice outboards with tons of room. It will be a fishing machine when you are done! Good luck, I will be following!

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by topwater » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:28 am

Next thing you'll know you will be getting paid to do this.
Novi 23 finally launched !

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by DAYTRIP » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:49 am

I am too nastalgic. I love the classic names and I do like the lines on the 28 for outboards. It is way easier to build one of Jacques designs....trust me. I am very tempted by the AB23. This one is another experiment but it helps with stress relief and mind diversion :doh:

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by DAYTRIP » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:55 pm

Took the lid off and the running gear is off as well

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:06 pm

DayTrip, where do you have your boat in a local yard? Jeff

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by DAYTRIP » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:13 pm

Right now it is in Indiantown marina Jeff. Hope to pull the engines and get it to north palm in two weeks

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:47 pm

Daytrip, when you have time, give me a call at the shop (772.770.1225) as I have a few questions I would like to ask about the Boat yard you are using!! No rush, just when you have five minutes to talk. Jeff

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