DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by Rickk » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:37 am

You're right, I redid my 170. It still has low hours on it - I kinda side tracked myself with the RV.



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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:12 pm

This project is daunting.

I am curious about the extension; need to read up.
My boat build is here -------->

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by DAYTRIP » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:24 pm

Ok. Slight change of plans. I was convinced to coal tar and foam the tanks in. Did the pre work today. Sanded with 80 on dA, washed with soap and scotchbrite , alumiprep then adonline. Will coat them tomorrow.


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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by Fuzz » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:33 pm

It is always a big debate on how to install the tanks. One old buddy of mine said if they only last 20 years does it really matter at your age. Not sure I liked that but he did have a valid point.

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by DAYTRIP » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:05 pm

Totally agree with that Fuzz. Plus I typically don’t own them for long enough to matter. Eitherway I just want to do a quality install.

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by Jeff » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:35 pm

Nice progress DayTrip!!!! Jeff

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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by cape man » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:18 pm

Because you don't own it doesn't mean you won't worry about it. Good on you.
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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by DAYTRIP » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:35 pm

You are correct Cape man!

Got the first coat of coal tar on. Use about a half a gallon. Using Rust-Oleum brand only because granger had it. Plan to do a second coat to get rid of the rest. Also put a first coat of epoxy and bubbles in bilge. Going to step the level of finish up on this on a bit. Also going to try and be patient enough to do the below deck finish work before decks go down! Not easy for me....


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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by DAYTRIP » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:12 pm

Got the two outer tanks set in place and foamed in place. I then ground the foam level with the top of the tank and put a thin coat of epoxy/woodflour putty over the foam followed by one skin of 1700. Basically sealing the top of the foam off. I did cast a void in the foam between the hull and the stringer so water can drain under the tanks.


I also foamed in the fishboxes. next will be the center tank and cooler to the aft of that.


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Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

Post by Fuzz » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:38 pm

Nice work!
Waiting until everything is done before putting the deck down is hard to do. The appeal of walking on level decks is hard to resist :wink:

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