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Old 12-30-2017, 01:12 AM   #36
HARVESTER
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Re: Project Boat Discussion: Tips, Ideas, Mistakes...

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Originally Posted by CuzzA View Post
Thanks for the insight fellas. Sometimes it's good not to be first and fortunately there are a number of people with build threads that have gone through the trial and error process on this hull.

I realize this boat will not be a speed demon, but I'm more interested in a nice ride in while everyone else is getting pounded.

Weight is going to be a consideration, but given the fact the factory offered this hull in a heavy fiberglass flybridge option with twin v8 v drives in the belly, settees, sinks and cabinets, etc, I think I can keep her well under weight, especially by using Coosa and Nidacore, where appropriate.

Here's an interesting write up on weight regarding this hull.

http://www.cssims.com/25%20Bertram%2...t%20Budget.htm

I've also heard these hulls had a tendency to be light in the bow and would bounce a bit. Consequently, the solution was to add concrete or lead in the anchor locker.

If you like boat porn, here's an awesome B25 project build.

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating...storation.html

This one came out very nice and provides some inspiration. No fish box though. Maybe my design is too optimistic.
Just FYI, V drives sit aft like I/Os. Big difference from straight-shaft inboards. The Fuddies aren't trying to be wet blankets. Just sharing some experience/many trips on smaller berties. Enjoy your boat and best wishes.
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