The 31 Bertram Build

gecsr1

Plain Jane Rods...Hobby Rod Builder
Jul 15, 2005
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Poway Ca
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Gary
Boat
No Boat Now
Gee are you gonna put that in the water and get it all dirty... what an awesome job so far..:)
 
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CHRISTINA LYNN

Almost A Member
Mar 14, 2006
172
167
Long Beach
Name
Joe
Boat
31 Custom
Few updates for those interested. It's pretty much been non stop since my last update. Most of the work has been mechanical, wiring, plumbing and fab work. Since the boat is really a one off every piece has to be custom made. This type of work can take hours to days, from the design, lay out and fabrication. Every finishing touch must be perfect even if it will never be seen again. I guess that's why it's taken almost 4 years to get to this point.
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mahi

Member
Jan 5, 2005
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204
laguna niguel
Name
Bob
Boat
Henriques 28 Express
You are doing an amazing job on the build. Will it have a tuna tower and controls?
 
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johndtuttle

Angler/Client
  • Mar 20, 2008
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    john
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    not crazy enough yet
    GET THAT BEAUTY ON THE WATER ASAP.


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    WildSide

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    May 13, 2015
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    Phillip Ruppert
    Boat
    1991 Skipjack 25 Fisherman "Wildside"
    absolutely stunning! wow you are quite talented!
     
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    CHRISTINA LYNN

    Almost A Member
    Mar 14, 2006
    172
    167
    Long Beach
    Name
    Joe
    Boat
    31 Custom
    The hull sides are easy, take your time and double check the pattern on the carpet. Use good industrial glue. The 3m 77 works good but breaks down over a few years. I purchased the glue from the same place I bought the carpet. (Keystone brothers). Glue both the hull and carpet. On the flat surfaces make a pattern and cut them 1/2 larger. Test fit the carpet, tape the edges of the carpet your gluing up too so you don't get overspray on them. I also use a piece of cardboard to block overspray. Buy a big pack of razor blades and a good holder. A sharp knife is important. I used a thicker straight edge to cut back the excess and the seems lined up really nice. Buy a little extra and practice. The carpet is cheap. I think I pain $10 a yard. Any other questions shoot me a PM. Joe
     
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