BERTRAM 28 CENTER CONSOLE CONVERSION

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Post by DAYTRIP on Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:42 am

Saw a walk around that looked similar to what I was hoping to do. Thought I would share.




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Re: BERTRAM 28 CENTER CONSOLE CONVERSION

Post by Admin - Shine on Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:11 pm

sweet boat! Only thing I would change would be outboards Smile

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Post by DAYTRIP on Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:39 am

Got the deck next to the console glassed in this weekend. Feels like a huge accomplishment being able ot walk from front to back on the deck. I glass the underside of these pieces with two plys of 1708 due to the width and support of the console. Overkill but what ever..







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Post by Admin - Shine on Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:35 am

thats great that you will be able to glass the console from inside/underside. Im guessing you will wait until the boat is flipped to glass console down. Im impressed with your steady progress Smile

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Post by DAYTRIP on Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:43 am

Definitely will wait till flipped. Getting closer.

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Post by DAYTRIP on Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:24 pm

Got bulkheads in and some deck area glassed next to the console. Also built the hardtop yesterday. BIG 7'6 x 9'0






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Post by lawtoolguy on Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:04 pm

That's a big top. Were you able to pull it down with your HVAC setup.
I'm at a point where Im trying to decide between framing in and glassing a wheel house or building aluminum tubing frame and fabricating the hard top.

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Post by DAYTRIP on Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:39 pm

Oh yea. The hvac pump pulls is down no problem. Took about 3 minutes to get it to 27 inches. As long as leakage is minimal any pump like this will work. Higher cfm allows for more leakage but you really don't want that anyway

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Post by DAYTRIP on Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:39 pm

Oh yea. The hvac pump pulls is down no problem. Took about 3 minutes to get it to 27 inches. As long as leakage is minimal any pump like this will work. Higher cfm allows for more leakage but you really don't want that anyway

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Post by DAYTRIP on Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:01 am

My aching arms!! Been fairing out the gunnels and intended to prime Monday but rain got me. First thing Saturday they turn white! Took three thin coats of epoxy/phenolic bubble filler to get level.




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Post by Admin - Shine on Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:21 pm

thats a lot of work! Its a part of the boat that gets a lot of visual attention, so its time well spent getting it fair.
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Post by DAYTRIP on Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:00 pm

Got the gunnels primed this weekend. Also put the deck in the space behind the console. Making progress.


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Post by Admin - Shine on Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:33 am

primer looks good Very Happy
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Post by DAYTRIP on Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:04 am

Thanks Joel. Starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. Going to finish forward section of floor this weekend and address hull sides on the inside. Anxious to fair and prime that as well

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Post by DAYTRIP on Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:55 pm

Got the front deck in place and glassed in. Also added a layer of 12'oz on the inner hull sides as I have ground a fair amount on them to remove contact cement and paint. Really added stiffness.

Been fairing the console also. Today pain in the butt.


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Post by Admin - Shine on Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:15 pm

looking good man!
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Post by lawtoolguy on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:47 pm

That will be a nice storage space.

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Post by DAYTRIP on Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:14 pm

Been making progress on fairing the console. What a pain to deal with the curves. I tried using a notched trowel to help get to fair faster. I thing it helped. The second and third images are where I am at now. Once the top is sanded out I am on to the sides which should be a ton easier

I think I have used more resign on the fairing then on the lay up Shocked






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Post by DAYTRIP on Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:21 am

Ground the hull sides in order to clean up the old paint and contact cement. Then I added a layer of 12oz biax to build back what I removed. Didn't get a shot of the finished product yet. Hard to see anything really.


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Post by Admin - Shine on Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:01 am

very complex shape to fair, probably spent as much time on it as the rest of the boat Smile
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Re: BERTRAM 28 CENTER CONSOLE CONVERSION

Post by DAYTRIP on Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:06 am

It wasn't to bad. I am not super concerned with being fair just smooth. The 12 oz helped level it a bit too. Fairing compound next.

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Post by DAYTRIP on Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:23 pm

Finished hull sides



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Post by DAYTRIP on Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:36 am

Been building my hatch gutters...what a pain. Made a quick mold that is 24x54. That is the size of my fish box. I will cut it down now and make the three hatches that go between the stringers. Had resign problems on the one in the mold so my lay up is not real clean. I hate polyester resign!



This is the mold before I got it ready to lay up. I tried this tape made by tacnion. It is Teflon coated so nothing sticks. Has worked great so far. I am on my 4th part and beyond minor repairs it is fine. Definitely a dirty mold in that the finished product is not perfect by any stretch. Since I am glassine and painting that is fine for my use.


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Post by Admin - Shine on Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:57 am

very nice, very handy !
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Re: BERTRAM 28 CENTER CONSOLE CONVERSION

Post by DAYTRIP on Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:52 am

Some progress on the console. Fill, fair repeat.....
I think the top is close so ready to prime. Started the side last night



Also made the hatch and deck section for the fish box. In rough format


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