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by browny0386
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: 33 FBC Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: 33 FBC Layout

It was actually an 86. Just not seating at all. I’m assuming everything was ripped out.
by browny0386
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: 33 FBC Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 549

33 FBC Layout

Our search continues for a 33 FBC, and we're starting to question whether or not this model will fit our needs. With some of the restrictions waved, I traveled to see 33 FBC in Lake Erie. I wanted to love it, was excited to finally step foot on it/one, but was really disappointed with the amount of ...
by browny0386
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Bertram 33 Convertible
Topic: New 33 FBC Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: New 33 FBC Owner

Hi, New 33 FBC owner here. Thanks to this site I was able to speak with one of the previous owners that had the boat for over 25 years. I'm sure I'll have some questions and comments in the future but for now I'm just exploring and getting used to the boat. BTW it's gas powered Merc 454's with orig...
by browny0386
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie
Replies: 24
Views: 3472

Re: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie

What horsepower 6BTA's are you all running? It appears that most of the repowered 33's out there have 330hp in there but I see they're also available in 370hp. I assume 330hp is sufficient? We're trying to set up some time(s) to look at a few on the east coast, but it I'm not sure if it'll be worth ...
by browny0386
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie
Replies: 24
Views: 3472

Re: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie

What are great place for specific input, thanks. There has been a lot of input from the peanut gallery, on trying to be a somewhat knowledgeable newbie. It's a nightly question from my wife, "what are you doing"? To which that answer has been the same, "reading about Bertrams".... I do agree that th...
by browny0386
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie
Replies: 24
Views: 3472

Re: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie

Browny, I don't want you to think I'm down on gas powered boats (I'm not). I think you could buy one and be very happy with it. In fact, if it hadn't been for ethanol, I'd probably be running around with a set of 8.1 Crusaders right now. No I understand completely, and know you're not downplaying g...
by browny0386
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie
Replies: 24
Views: 3472

Re: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie

All very good advice. I'm going to keep looking for a diesel power. Once the Covid restrictions break free and its safe to travel to the NYC area again, I may take a look at the one in NY. If anyone knows of others that are out there, please feel free to share. Thanks again for the advice, if there ...
by browny0386
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie
Replies: 24
Views: 3472

Re: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie

All the boats that are out there now have been on the market for a while. The 33FB with cummins in NY for $56K was listed for $46K last year so someone is trying to flip it as nothing has bee done to it. There was some conversation about that boat here so if you do a search you should find some inf...
by browny0386
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie
Replies: 24
Views: 3472

Re: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie

Thanks, David. I really appreciate the reply! You're pretty much right on with what I expected on those gas motors, at 1800 hours. Even though the boat is beautiful with fresh water its entire life, by the time I put the rebuild money into it I'll be at or more than what I could start off in a diese...
by browny0386
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: 33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie
Replies: 24
Views: 3472

33 FBC Family Fishing/Cruiser?? Newbie

Hello Everyone, Thanks for the add to the forum! My wife and I are in the market for our next boat, which will be our 4th. We're not new to boating at all, but this will be our first "big" boat. We started out looking at the cabin cruisers, but they're just not to my taste. We need room for our youn...