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Old 11-23-2011, 08:46 AM
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Default Restored 1967 25' Bertram - reduced to $8,500!

I am forced to sell this boat due to relocation for work. It has been a long time project by my uncle and I. This boat needs little work done to be ready for bluewater. I have a ton of money in it and would love to keep it but dont have the time, place, or money to finish it.

• All new wiring for motors, trim pumps, and dash.
• New 80 gallon aluminum gas tank.
• Two rebuilt 470 190hp Mercruiser with pre-alpha drives.
• 2 new 1200gph bilge pumps.
• 2 new batteries, new leads and perko.
• New controls, steering wheel, and vhf + antenna.
• Trailer is very clean, needs new tires though.
• Alternator conversions on motors, new digital ignition as well.
• All new bellows and bearings, complete rebuilds.
• New water pumps on o/d's. The outdrives were rebuilt before purchase of the boat.
• Exterior was awl-gripped, looks amazing, interior lacks the paint, was waiting until project was complete.
• No gps or electronis besides the vhf, put in what you choose.

The things that need attention are the following:

• The shift interrupt switches need adjustment, makes it hard to find neutral while in the water.
• The tachs do not work since I went to digital ignition.
• Seats need mounted and the side templates made, have the old ones to make templates from.

This boat needs very little work; all the pieces to finish it are there. Someone could have it together and offshore in a weeks time.

I have just moved to Ft. Lauderdale for work, the boat is located in Freeport, Tx just south of Houston. My father and mechanic will be available to show the boat.

Dustin
979-236-3855
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:13 AM
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Read your story on 2 Cool... Sure wish this was posted a few years from now when I'll be moving up. She sure is purdy!

Post some more pics to show her off when you get a chance.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Old 11-23-2011, 09:23 AM
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More pictures, please feel free to ask questions.
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Originally Posted by swifty View Post
Read your story on 2 Cool... Sure wish this was posted a few years from now when I'll be moving up. She sure is purdy!

Post some more pics to show her off when you get a chance.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you . I would love to keep it but just cant see letting it sit for any longer. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.


I wanted to add a few more details while there on my mind.
  • The boat was painted 10 years ago, as well as the bottom paint. When we loaded the boat back on the trailer the bottom paint chipped in a couple places. This is just do to the age of the paint. If the boat was kept in the water I think it should be done again.
I have bought and sold boats and toys a lot. I always try to be dead on when it comes to the description of something. I do not like to waste peoples time.

Like I said I am negotiable on the price, I need to get this thing sold and out of my fathers barn. Which BTW, the boat has been stored inside ever since it was awlgripped.
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I have received some calls but no money, taking offeres, lets get this thing gone!
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Nice looking Bert...Original transom, stringers, and floor?
Old 11-28-2011, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bluefinblues View Post
Nice looking Bert...Original transom, stringers, and floor?
Thanks!

Yes! Solid as a rock. All were checked before any work was completed 10 years ago, been in the water once since.
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Is the fuel capacity only 80 gallons? What is here range?
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Originally Posted by bone-a-fide View Post
Is the fuel capacity only 80 gallons? What is here range?
Yes only 80 gallons, the tank that came out was the same shape and gallon amount. You could squeeze a bigger tank in as some have but will have to make modifications. I didnt want to go this route since I had a solid hull to start with.

These 470 mercs are decent on fuel although I was unable to get burn numbers with the boat only being in the water for less than an hour. I am sure someone can chime in, there were a lot of these beast powered with the same motors.
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Got some calls but no money!
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Twin 3.7 will get you around 1.3 nm to the gallon.
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80gal with twins won't get very far offshore here in delaware. But its a great looking boat.
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So far 2 no show / no call.

I need this thing gone!
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Do you know approximately how much this boat weighs?
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Wow! you did a great job from the looks of it... GLWS
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Originally Posted by squid kid View Post
Do you know approximately how much this boat weighs?
To be honest I have no idea. Being a Bertram it is built like a tank, going down the highway it pulls very easily shockingly.
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Originally Posted by sp scirocco View Post
Wow! you did a great job from the looks of it... GLWS
Thank you very much. It was rebuilt to keep that's for sure.

Will entertain all offers. Need this boat gone. ;?
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Originally Posted by Devans87 View Post
To be honest I have no idea. Being a Bertram it is built like a tank, going down the highway it pulls very easily shockingly.
Is it safe to assume that it cannot be easily towed by a half ton truck?
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Originally Posted by squid kid View Post
Is it safe to assume that it cannot be easily towed by a half ton truck?
I'd feel comfortable with a half ton if the trailer brakes were gone through. Otherwise I'd only do short distances.

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