1994 five island/bruno

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  1. wiseguy

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    hi guys anybody familiar with this boat(five islands 1994 35ft). Are the five island exactly the same as the older bruno molds?
    Also how is it best to search the vessel documentation etc? I can’t find it on the coast guard search. Talking to the seller later about this.
    Seems like a nice boat. I am considering buying her, so any info is welcome.
     

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    I'm not 100% sure but I think Five Islands dropped the keel to swing a larger wheel which is a big improvement compared to the original Bruno.
     
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    His c/l ad lists it as a Bruno. For name recognition I hope.
     
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  4. wiseguy

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    I don’t remember the exact prop it has bit it’s a 29*..something. So i also though they must of done something to the keel.
     
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    wiseguy -

    The Five Islands 35 is made from Bruno & Stillman's 35 lobster hull mold (low shear) designed by Royal Lowell. It is distinct from its later Bruno sibling, the Sport Cruiser (high shear) which has molded-in spray rails and a much more laid back windscreen.

    FI35's were built both solid and cored; coring starts at the engine stringers. I can't say if the keel modification was always the same, but there's no way a 29" prop will fit on mine. This is from CaptV's thread Trim tabs

    Cummins 450 is a great motor, but big in size & weight. To handle that power, the prop is most likely oversquare. Feel free to PM me with any questions.
     
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    This is a good friend of mines boat..... The boat is a perfect rig for any hardcore bottom fishermen or anyone trying to start a charter business...clean rig...Absolute tank in the water and she moves along just fine. I think hes crazy for selling her IMO
     
  7. wiseguy

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    Does anyone know if the five island and brunos are the same thickness of fiber? Usually the older hulls were thicker and therefore sometimes still more in favor. I can’t seem to find any info regarding the company “five islands”
     
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    Very familiar with these boats hopefully my info helps.
    5islands, yes 6” drop in keel and about 12” wider. The wider hull keeps you a little more stable and the drop in keel gives you a larger prop for better speed.

    As for the Bruno’s, all years are different. Before 76’ you had the cored hulls, 76-79 solid glass they were the most common in similarities. The first series up to 1984 built by Nauset marine were much heavier and different built. 1986 I guess they measured the glass more because the hulls got lighter more compared to the 76-79. All the different years they played with how the shaft left the boat too.

    The five islands will be a easy riding fuel efficient friendly boat to you. Good luck!
     
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  9. wiseguy

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    Nausetbruno thanks a lot!
    So i am guessing the five islands are also less thick /heavy as the older brunos. I wonder how the ride differs.
    Someone told me five islands is still operational amy idea of this and any idea how many boats they made, and over what years?

    Right now i am still looking for an engine mechanic to do a survey on the cummins engine, if anyone has recommendations for a certified mechanic let me know. It’s in the wantagh area new york, i would hope to have someone take a look this week.
    Regards,
    Steve
     
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    I don't think the five islands are any wider than the brunos they came out of the same mold and you can put any size skeg you want on there
     
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    I know the five islands is wider by 12”, and they changed the bolt on skeg design with the drop in keel. The Bruno mold I think is now non existent.

    I’d say regarding the hulls the lighter Bruno’s 73-75, 76-79 and 86 will pop out of the water easier in a head sea. The heavy first series up to 1984 built by Nauset marine might take a wave to bow better but ride a little more wet. In all weather the five islands will be very similar just with some increased stability
     
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    I owned a 35’ Five Islands. They are the same width as a Bruno but mine was solid glass with a dropped wet keel. Phenomenal hull, I wish I still had her. She rode as well as and rolled less than my current boat which is a solid glass 42’ Bruno.
     
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    What year was your five islands? Because the only ones I’ve seen have been wider for sure
     
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    How did they make them wider? Was there another mold or did they do it after the layup?
     
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    I've got a 95 not wider has wet keel no drop skeg yet
     
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    11’6” beam, just like the original Bruno 35. My hull was layed up in 1999.
     
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    It’s possibke you saw my boat then because it appeared wider because the wash rails were cut by the previous owner to allow for cockpit space. He trimmed probably 3 inches off each side.
     

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