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Old 09-09-2014, 07:18 AM
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As a former 25 Moppie owner, you sir have the ultimate Moppie!!!

More pics please!
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ozlongboarder View Post
As a former 25 Moppie owner, you sir have the ultimate Moppie!!!
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More pics please!
Ozlong,

I have had cat fever for some time and actually called Noosacat but they were not selling in the US at the time. I settled for a 1997 Intrepid 322 that I restored two years ago as I winter in Ft. Myers Beach and do 50 mile plus runs in the GOM....for the money I like the economy, ride, speed (stepped hull) and the used cats I liked were expensive. I bought the Intrepid for 24K and repowered, restored...etc....and now have about 60k overall in her. I visited Port Douglas in Cairns...went diving....wow!! Where are you? Melbourne?
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:44 AM
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Stunning resto. Congrats, that is one stunning ride!

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Old 09-09-2014, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by taslattery View Post
Ozlong,

I have had cat fever for some time and actually called Noosacat but they were not selling in the US at the time. I settled for a 1997 Intrepid 322 that I restored two years ago as I winter in Ft. Myers Beach and do 50 mile plus runs in the GOM....for the money I like the economy, ride, speed (stepped hull) and the used cats I liked were expensive. I bought the Intrepid for 24K and repowered, restored...etc....and now have about 60k overall in her. I visited Port Douglas in Cairns...went diving....wow!! Where are you? Melbourne?
The Interpid looks like a great resto. Cant stop looking at the Moppie though! If you wanted a Nosscat you would have to import yourself. Mine is a 2002, 3100 Targa, bought it last year with 160hrs on the orginal 225 Optis. Its a solid boat with loads of fishing room. Only negative is trolling into a head sea......tunnel slap can be a bit annoying.If I could get some late model low hour 250-300hp 4 strokes I would repower but hard to justify when these Optis have only got 250hrs on them now.

I'm on Lake Macquarie, about 1.5hrs drive north of Sydney on the coast. My wife was presenting at a conference a few weeks ago at Port Douglas, I did not make it due to scheduling but the pics show it as a paradise.

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Old 09-09-2014, 06:08 PM
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I really like the Noosa windshield forward cockpit set up.....like the Bertram this offers plenty of protection from the elements. The hardtop and arch look fantastic and very functional. We have a cat mfgr called Renaissance Prowler over here that would be my choice if/when going cat. Freeman would also be a great choice as both companies give incredible value for the money.
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Originally Posted by taslattery View Post
Ozlong,

I have had cat fever for some time and actually called Noosacat but they were not selling in the US at the time. I settled for a 1997 Intrepid 322 that I restored two years ago as I winter in Ft. Myers Beach and do 50 mile plus runs in the GOM....for the money I like the economy, ride, speed (stepped hull) and the used cats I liked were expensive. I bought the Intrepid for 24K and repowered, restored...etc....and now have about 60k overall in her. I visited Port Douglas in Cairns...went diving....wow!! Where are you? Melbourne?
Not to side track, but i don't think I have ever seen a forklift hold a boat that close to the side.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by taslattery View Post
I really like the Noosa windshield forward cockpit set up.....like the Bertram this offers plenty of protection from the elements. The hardtop and arch look fantastic and very functional. We have a cat mfgr called Renaissance Prowler over here that would be my choice if/when going cat. Freeman would also be a great choice as both companies give incredible value for the money.
The Renaissance Prowler look good but I think I would go with a Freeman!

I totally agree with you regarding the forward helm position. So much more protection from the weather (sun/rain/wind) compared to sitting behind a center console. 50% of my time is family boating and they need that protection.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:46 AM
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Love it! Weren't they the hulls that used to race from Miami to Bimini??
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:27 AM
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Wow, just wow. I shutter to think of the cost. Enjoy!
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:42 AM
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Excellent restore. That is a very nice family boat. I think she deserves only fresh water now.
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by arctic_f250 View Post
Love it! Weren't they the hulls that used to race from Miami to Bimini??
Nope, that was the Bertram 31

in 1960 The first Bertram 31 Moppie won the Miami-Nassau Race in the worst weather conditions in the event's history, and broke the record by four minutes. [and designed by Ray Hunt]

The Bertram 28 was introduced in 1971 and designed by David Napier it has a 23 degree deadrise compared to the 22 of the 31
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:51 PM
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That is one bitchin' ride my friend!
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:44 PM
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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I'd say this Bert' is in the running for the coolest one ever!

Are you talking about a bimini top setup like ours was on my dad's old Phoenix?
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:33 PM
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Nice restoration very well done. Did you have to reenforce the transom when you put the bracket on?
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:16 PM
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The transom was built for OMC sea drives and from what I understand this was done at the factory. The transom is 2.75" approx thick with large corner knees starboard/port beneath the floor. The bracket is a full floatation bracket as well. Many on this forum are experts at answering this question and I can tell you that my Bertram when powering up has almost zero vibration feel.....of all the boats I have ever owned. Stainless Marine and Hermco (Don Herman) can answer this question in detail and tell you exactly what would be the best approach for your boat.
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TurnMeLooseFLKeys View Post
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I'd say this Bert' is in the running for the coolest one ever!

Are you talking about a bimini top setup like ours was on my dad's old Phoenix?
Thank you for the very nice compliments! I would like the bimini to collapse and fall inside the windshield and rest on the forward interior dash....in order to make this happen I will have to open the driver side window to get it over the 'compass' bump out on dash. My 26 Bertram Bimini was not designed that way and for many reasons it was a hassle...I will post pics when completed. The key is easy to deploy.....and looks good when put away....and out of the way...and not 'in' the way when putting on cockpit cover while on lift during the season.
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:05 PM
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That is a beauty! I am greeting ready to do a 28 with the same power. Can you tell me where the fuel is in your boat? I think I recall seeing that yours was a factory sea drive boat?

Thank you for the input, Jim
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:32 PM
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Are you running 30" shafts? Thanks
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:02 PM
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Awesome looking boat and love the painted outboards. Do you have any pics of the other boat on the lift next to yours, and is it a B20? Looks like a composite teak deck in the 28, what company is it, and do you like it?
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:11 PM
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Awesome!
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