"HARPOON" 1971 31 Bertram FBC
1971 Bertram 31 Flybridge Cruiser.
Vessel has been out of water for 10 years and stored inside, engines and fishing equipment removed. Freshwater boat operated on Great Lakes for as long as I know. Vessel is in good condition and ready to be powered the way you want.
Vessel located near Chatham, Ontario, Canada which is about an hour East of Detroit/Windsor.
Heavy duty ss radar arch and ss tube bridge enclosure frame. Heavy duty canvas and plastic windows. Windows/zippers are in excellent condition. U shaped in-window zip downs allow partial opening of windows during rough weather or night navigation permitting excellent vision without exposure to the elements. Sides of enclosure open up easily. Rear of enclosure can roll right up or just zip down windows. You can stand on bridge with lots of head room and hand holds. Swivel helm seat with jump seat in aft corner. Instrument mounting on platform bolted to forward fly bridge cowling – got the electronics off the dash up where I can see and reach them easily and keep an uncluttered dash, instruments protected by flybridge enclosure.
Aft deck rebuilt with 3/4" marine ply epoxy coated on aluminum framing, layer of fiberglass on top of plywood deck surface with non skid paint applied on top. Any deck water is directed to scuppers in transom – cannot get to bilge or engine compartments. Weathertight access hatches in deck to: stuffing boxes, raw water strainers, fuel shut offs, aft bilge pump and hydraulic steering cylinder and rudder posts – everything accessible. Aft engine bulkhead extended up to stop water going from deck into engine compartments. Deck sheets can be non-destructively removed if necessary and reinstalled with the re-application of caulking. Side skirts removed, side wall fiberglass painted – looks good and provides more room and storage.
Vinyl sunscreen snapped over fwd cabin windows.
Original fuel tanks replaced with aluminum (2) tanks, painted half way up with 5 coats of barrier paint. Have extra ports for return fuel lines, conversion to diesel, or to accommodate genset. Total fuel ~210 US gal.
3 bilge pumps, one in each separate compartment: at transom, between engines and in cabin.
DC electrical panel relocated to port side cabin bulkhead (inside cabin). Sub panel on bridge. Wiring redone with good grade wire and connectors. Battery tray (plywood and epoxy) built outboard of engines.
Hydraulic steering (new hoses, cylinder rebuilt recently).
Thru hull transducer port under cabin sole.
Interior layout: bench seat to port, counter top to starboard with 8 lockable storage drawers (great for tackle) below counter top. Lower helm station removed. Sliding tinted side windows. Forward vberth used for storage of gear and tackle. Head in fwd cabin between vberths, folding door to fwd cabin. Cabin area has been used for seating and gear/tackle storage.
Hull bottom paint, VC 17, has been kept up. The hull gelcoat is original. No sign of any blistering.
Please note that the fishing equipment, electronics and the aluminum swim platform have been removed and are not included in selling price.
The boat was operated as a commercial fishing charter boat on Lake Erie and was well maintained to meet government regulations. The vessel is and was stored inside at my shop and can be viewed at any time.
Price is $US 15,000 plus any applicable taxes.
Adam Godfrey Cellular phone: 519-676-7421(leave message) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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