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by retman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: Bottom Job
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Bottom Job

A few weeks ago I had the boat hauled at Bert's boat yard in Weymouth and had the bottom blasted, faired where required and barrier coated. Two coats of Seahawk multi season paint and relaunched. Kind of pricey but a nasty job to tackle. Very fair on the yard and haul fee's. This is a job I would ne...
by retman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: Lights for interior? LED vs incadescent?
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: Lights for interior? LED vs incadescent?

On Retriever I removed the fluorescent fixtures as best I could, duplicated the translucent lenses in veneered plywood (1/8" Luan) finished them bright and installed in the middle of each a "DR LED' Saturn ring LED downlight. I believed I used the spot model 8001641. Hooked up utilizing the existing...
by retman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Bertram 33 Convertible
Topic: New 33 FBC Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: New 33 FBC Owner

Great to see new owners chiming in. I bought mine 13 years ago and have been very happy with it. Lots of knowledge here. Good luck with the new boat!
by retman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: Bertram Rendezvous 2020 - Charlestown Marina
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Bertram Rendezvous 2020 - Charlestown Marina

Nice of you to make the effort. We will not be able to attend due to prior commitments.
by retman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Bertram 33 Sportfisher
Topic: Swim Platform
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Swim Platform

Rick, I had a loose lower bracket on the port inside strut. When I installed it one side was thru bolted (bolt broke at head) the other was a self tapping screw into the stringer. Will use a much longer screw this time to make sure it gets into the wood. I think a mooring ball that was too close cau...
by retman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Bertram 33 Sportfisher
Topic: Heat Exchanger ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1647

Yes, after 30 years my guess is its used up.
by retman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: Bombogenesis
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Bombogenesis

For once the weather people got it spot on. It blew stink here from midnight till 2:30 AM. Most of the towns down here are dark. Knock on wood I have power at my house and my work. My wife's brother on the ocean in Scituate had 75 knots. He's on generator today. Glad the boat is on the hard.
by retman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Bertram 33 Sportfisher
Topic: Heat Exchanger ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1647

FWIW my Lenco was a perfect drop in.
by retman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: Convert to Outboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

I remember seeing a 33 FBC a year or so ago that had been converted and was done to the nines. I think it was in the keys.
by retman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Bertram 33 General
Topic: So it appears the site is pretty much dead now
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

Sean, I would classify it as quiet.
by retman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Bertram 35
Topic: Replacement of original Foredeck vberth hatch
Replies: 5
Views: 943

I believe that is the hatch on my 33. Nice product. Try Defender they have a great selection of brands including Bomar and better pricing.
by retman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Bertram 33 Sportfisher
Topic: New windlass
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Rick, Thanks for the input. I'm thinking of replacing the Ideal that's on the boat with a automatic one. I don't care about free fall as I'm not anchoring in any more than 20'
by retman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Bertram 33 Sportfisher
Topic: New windlass
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Rick, you said you had a problem with the windlass. Would you recommend that brand/model?
by retman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Bertram 33 Sportfisher
Topic: New windlass
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Tony, at the Newport show all the manufactures said if the rope locker did not have enough 'fall' distance they recommended a horizontal windlass.
by retman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Bertram 33 Sportfisher
Topic: Heat Exchanger ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1647

I replaced the port heat exchanger this spring as for the last two years I would have to top up the expansion tank every couple of times I ran the boat. Has been fine since and this engine runs a bit cooler now than the starboard. Am planning on doing the starboard this off season. (which starts thi...