23' Bradley Island

RKPT_lobsta

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So I picked picked up my new to me boat over the winter and did a ton of work to it before I finally launched her last month. Hull is a 2005 Bradley Island with if anyone has any info on that would be great cause I have been getting a lot of different info on the hull. Ended up putting all new wiring throughout, new steering, New electronics on it along with a lot of TLC. Enough with the talk here are some pictures
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Palawanbound

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I built that in the back yard with my ex fil,I used it lobstering & I made a few trips to Platts for ground fish.Right after I built it I slipped getting out of the bath tub,had to have 5 surgerys on my foot spent 2 years on crutches & made the mistake of letting a friend use it & turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes I ever made.The top was actually off of a NB 25,we cut down to fit the 23.AS far as I was concerned the top is to heavy & the platform is made out of 3/4 ply fiberglassed way to heavy on both sides,when it was all finished I spent $47,000 & sold it to a guy in Portland for $24,000,he put a new 150 Honda on I think shortly before selling it.If you ever want to sell the trap hauler let me know,it had a Sitex 832 color machine & a Standard Horizon chart plotter when I had it,my fish marks are still on it!
 

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Any chance you could take a picture of the switch in the cabin that runs the pot hauler,I need to show my buddy how we attached the arm from the handle on the bulkhead,we are having a slight disagreement.I could have sold that boat 10 times by now,people still ask me about the boat.I hauled traps in some pretty shitty weather & the boat always took it better than I did.Good luck with the boat,she's a keepah.
 

steveinak

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So who's hull is it ??? how wide is it ??? Great looking rig, did you find it at Granite Pier ??? Thats where my boat was moored.
 

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Dave Bradley built them at his shop over in Ellsworth,Maine,they basically just lengthened out the 20' Mitchell Cove,I think when we finished it she was around 8'9",we used the top off of the 25 NB & cut it to fit.The boat was nice when I sold it,I had the trunk house blue,staring at the white all day on sunny days really sucked.I wish I had kept the boat,it was great fishing around the rocks & great haulin in rough weather,the worse day it was blowin 40 mph but we got the day in,the boat took it better than I did.Dave was making 23' & selling them like hot cakes & then he tried to move up to doing 39' & ended up losing his shirt on them,to bad because he did good work.
 

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wow. you get a lot more boat with those couple extra feet.
in a few years ill be looking to move up a little from what ive got now.
thats a swell ride.
 

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If you were ever thinking of going bigger I would suggest the NB25,trailable & doesn't need a whole lot of power to push it,I don't know who ended up with the mold after Dave got done.
 
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