Dads 35 bruno project

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  1. Jimbow

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    Still a direct drive setup, keeping the same 3208n cat motor in it.

    The floor has been modified so it’s all one level now, it was flush the the top of the motor in the wheel house, and stepped down about 10” going out to the rear deck.
    The one level floor is really nice, the boat looks more sporty now because of it, the cabin roof was able to be lowered too.

    From the research I’ve done on the hull, they only go so fast. Adding more HP doesn’t seem to really puch them any quicker lol

    I know a lot of weight has been removed from the hull, We removed more than 3500lbs before we took it to the Mickeys shop ( the man doing the work). And he removed about 1500-2000 lbs more.

    It will probable be about 1-1.5 tons lighter, all of the was above the floor. So it should be a little quicker and handle better.
     
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    Before and after pics! Nice!
     
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    Wow! It looks like a new boat- the sporty look is classic!
     
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    That Bruno went from being the best looking Bruno I ever saw to the BEST looking Bruno I ever saw.
    I have overhang envy....
    I am a little confused about the helm though. Looks from the picture you might be putting a chair on the counter. How you getting up there?
    Awesome job and keep the pictures coming.
     
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  7. Jimbow

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    I’ll have more pics of that soon

    The picture is a weird angle, it’s about a 2’ gap between the counter and where the wheel will sit. Stand by for future pics, in a week or so.
     
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    Love the pics she looks awesome like the extended aft cabin roof want to do that to mine put up the good work keep the pics coming we enjoyed them
     
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    Looks like a Chesapeake (ish) Bruno......Beautiful !!!!!!
    Is that a molded super structure.....if so, would you care to share where it came from...Thank you.
    Again , very stunning looking Bruno....every one is going to want one ......
     
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    Absolutely stunning!! Really impressive
     
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    . My sentiments exactly !!! The angle, camber, Visor and overhang All Nailed it !! Proportions are right on !!.
     
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    Old Mud is right. You NAILED IT!!! I'l bet their will be a few Bruno rebuilds following your layout.
     
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    She's a 10 for sure. That new house will add an easy 10 knots to the cruise speed even if it doesn't show up on the GPS that way.
     
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    Cruises at 10 sitting still. Lol
     
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