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Old 12-28-2017, 01:43 PM
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Geez not good news on the damage and beaurecratic bulldust that you’ve endured.
All the best to you and the family for a superb 2018 mate.
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I added you on instagram as well, ive given up on any of my friends on getting their crap together for a trip down there to fish with John. If anyone ever needs a 2nd or 3rd let me know.
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Found it a long time ago. Rag’s
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:18 PM
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I am pumped for our trip down March 17-24. Was hoping to hop on the newly built Bertram but guess we'll have to make another trip.
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Originally Posted by SailFishQuepos View Post
Man, this was a tough offseason. Pretty much all of the poor folk in Florida and Texas got hammered with hurricanes, and we were stopped for a few months with no trips. in my extreme business wisdom, i completely ran out of money and had to take out a loan to pay the bills. And then we got hammered with a storm to, damaged all the boats, destroyed our dock, I almost drown. And then the head safety inspector changed for our area and they required inflatable certified boats, Survival suit life vests, huge flare kits, etc. We always had extinguishers and life vests, but they added on a lot of silly stuff too, like air horns, just wasted a ton of money. And I have 5 boats so I took it especially hard. Just stuff that we really don't need fishing as a fleet, and that just sucked all the money out of the company. So I'm kind of in a holding pattern, we are starting to fish again pretty steady, got over half the loans paid back, I have blow up rafts now on the top of all the boats, we have more flares than a cruise ship as well (and a case of smoke grenades on every boat, because those are good for ???). Charter fishing is a cool business, but every once in the while it decides to kick you right in the gonads. I just hope there are no more storms, no more surprises, and maybe I can save up the money for the resin to make the hull. The Bertram is still coming, I'm just not sure when Hopefully soon.
Damn beuracrats. They never get it.

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Maybe you should start a go fund me page so us lurkers can help move the project along..
Old 12-30-2017, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by s4rs View Post
Maybe you should start a go fund me page so us lurkers can help move the project along..
It would be the first I would contribute to!
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:22 AM
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I have been to Costa Rica many times. Next trip I am going to Quepos to fish with your team. Coming from Bermuda fishing culture it will be fun to compare notes.
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These guys instagram is wicked. John's team routinely put people not just opn fish, but for many, fish of a life time.
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Originally Posted by Kenner21 View Post
I added you on instagram as well, ive given up on any of my friends on getting their crap together for a trip down there to fish with John. If anyone ever needs a 2nd or 3rd let me know.
Ball park cost for one from S Fl?
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Originally Posted by flatsfactory View Post
These guys instagram is wicked. John's team routinely put people not just opn fish, but for many, fish of a life time.
Agreed, tons of action!
Old 02-13-2018, 09:23 AM
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Ok. So the fishing season is finally in full swing, and I'm getting closer to 0 dollars, which means it's time to start spending money again and building boats!! But I need a little help. The old 38 wide body mold I want to use is about to be converted into a commercial boat, so i need to do that hull first. Before i de mold it, I wanted to put in a pair of bulkheads. The thing is I don't have the original boat, only two skins. I was hoping maybe somebody on here has one, or knows somebody that has one. and I need the approximate distance from the transom to the bulk heads that are in front of and behind the motors. Anybody able to get me info?

We should start clearing out the shop today or tomorrow and then I'll start posting pictures of us setting up the skins and making the mold!
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It should be a simple matter to google a floor plan of that boat and simply measure it off to scale.
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Originally Posted by disD1 View Post
It should be a simple matter to google a floor plan of that boat and simply measure it off to scale.
Yes! Is that a thing, I didn't know I could? I will look now!
Old 02-13-2018, 09:51 AM
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Hmmm. Nuthin. I did find a bunch of plans for the 31 bert, and saved those...

I wonder, and I'm sure this will get the salvos started, if I could just do the bulkheads off a new 38 bert. I mean things just get better with time, right? And since I'm stretching it to 40, and the newer boats are more composite like I'm doing, maybe that is the ticket?

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Originally Posted by SailFishQuepos View Post
... But I need a little help. ....
When I read this I started looking at flights, then I realized you just needed measurements, so disappointing. I'm no help there.
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Don't know if this is any help, but in most SF's I've worked on the aft part of the house sits atop the aft engine bed bulk head. Maybe you could scale it that way from a line drawing or a side photo of the boat.
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I found this:


Old 02-14-2018, 05:26 PM
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Looks like It's getting serious, we started clearing the space to set the mold up. When i get something to take a picture of we'll get the Iphone snapping.

Great picture, is that to scale? I'm going to print that out, that looks like exactly what I'm looking for!

Am I seeing that correctly that there are two struts?
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The late model (87) had a fuel tank that ran across the full beam as opposed to just a side tank. If the exposed length of the shaft beyond the shaft log is too great a "hanger
bearing" or second strut is necessary. The aft wall of the bridge structure resting on the aft wall of the engine room makes structural sense.

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