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Old 13-12-2010, 02:39   #1
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Flybridge Cruiser Identification

Hi guys,

I recently bought a fly-bridge cruiser and have no idea what make/model it is. I was wondering if anybody with a little more knowledge would be able to tell me.

I have attached the only two pictures I have.

It's 34', made of wood and that's about all I know.

It's a bit of a project but we all have to start somewhere.

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Old 13-12-2010, 03:15   #2
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Wow! At least from the photos you can hardly tell she's made of wood. Let me guess: amazing hull and topsides but no interior, engine, trans, electronics, etc.

Looks great and like a good foundation for a fun project.
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Old 13-12-2010, 05:03   #3
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Actually quite the opposite!

The previous owner seems to have done a bit of a half-arsed job on the hull (for example painting the entire thing with standard house paint) and focused most of his attention on the interior. It came with a 350 chev engine, the trans is a little rusty but still seeking a professionals opinion on that, and all the electronics are ready to be hooked up!

A friend and I went halves in the purchase, and he's a qualified carpenter so we ended up pulling the entire interior out so we could rebuild it all from scratch. At the moment it's just sitting there as an empty shell. So we're hoping that will help uncover any worries when we organise an inspection on the hull.

To be honest we really don't know anything about boats, but like I said everyone has to start somewhere and we're both only young so it's an exciting project for us between work.

For $2,000 (AUD), a 34' cruiser, with engine/trans etc (not installed) I think we didn't do too bad! But I'm just an amateur, there could be something seriously wrong with it but in the end it will be worth the experience!
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I Hope he didnt paint under the waterline with house paint! If so, I hope you like sanding.

But at 2k you cant complain I guess.
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looks like a Bertram to me.
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looks like a Bertram to me.

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Is the hull wood or fiberglass? If wood I would suspect the boat is home made. The cabin appears home made. I honestly don't mean any offense, it just has that look to it.
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Old 13-01-2011, 20:49   #8
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Is the hull wood or fiberglass? If wood I would suspect the boat is home made. The cabin appears home made. I honestly don't mean any offense, it just has that look to it.
Yeah it is wood. No offense taken, it was labeled 'Custom flybridge cruiser' on the advertising website so I suspected so. I have had a few chats with the previous owner and he said no inspector could identify it.

There are several things which need to be modified and the cabin is definitely one of them!

Thanks for your input.
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It looks like a Glenn-L design for home build to me. I hope it is for your sake. If so, you can get the original plans for less than $100 and determine if you have a sound hull or not. If the builder didn't know enough to use the right paint on it ... I would not go farther from land than you can swim.
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It looks like a Glenn-L design for home build to me. I hope it is for your sake. If so, you can get the original plans for less than $100 and determine if you have a sound hull or not. If the builder didn't know enough to use the right paint on it ... I would not go farther from land than you can swim.
Ah I think it was painted by the previous owner, not the builder. It has been through a few owners apparently. I'd say the previous owner painted it (not sure if it's house paint) just to make it look more appealing for the sale. Either way, we're going to sand it right back and repaint it.

As for the cabin, we're waiting on a professional to come and inspect the vessel first before we decide to do any major works.
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