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definatly one of the smaller 35's but still a good boat. I think they had a problem with the skegs falling off on the earlier ones and a lot of the cored ones are water logged by now. but if you can find a solid glass one or a dry cored one, your all set. They go for short money too.
 

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Could be cored, depending on layup schedule and generally can't fit a large enough prop under it to get high speed.

Other than that good seaboat.

the prop isn't the reason they don't go real fast, it's the way they ride, the whole boat is in the water from stem to stern, look at the way Travis' boat lifts in the front, brunos don't do that. a couple guys here dropped the shaft angle turn 26" wheels, and didn't gain a half knt.

almost nothing goes faster than an outboard, and they only have 15" wheels
 

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Bruno 35 owner here.
The answer depends on what you are doing with her. They are not a 20K boat but if you are happy to cruise @ 12-14K, they slip right along with minimum power if not overloaded. Good sea boats and economical under above conditions. The cored ones can & do go bad but are lighter if you can find a good one. Mine's cored, had her since '75 and I love her.
 

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mine is cored also, weighs 10,800 according to the travel lift, is that a good thing? i don't know, sometimes i wish it was a little heavier. you are right, the boat will do 12 knts with no power, and runs dirt cheap.
 

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mine is cored also, weighs 10,800 according to the travel lift, is that a good thing? i don't know, sometimes i wish it was a little heavier. you are right, the boat will do 12 knts with no power, and runs dirt cheap.

So what power/trans/prop do you have installed and what speeds are you getting, have you lowered your skeg/shaft for more prop clearance?
 

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So what power/trans/prop do you have installed and what speeds are you getting, have you lowered your skeg/shaft for more prop clearance?


i have a 300 hp 3126, 2:1. i cruise 2200 15knts. 2400 is 17++ knts, and wide open 21 knts. turning a 22x23 4 blade it over turns about 75 rpms with a clean bottom. i have not dropped the shaft, i need shallow draft more than push power.
 

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Pugsley,Nice looking boat!......what's the aluminum poles at each corner of the house used for?
 

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Pugsley,Nice looking boat!......what's the aluminum poles at each corner of the house used for?


we had an overhead net roller on the boat, it's just the way my dad rigged it up. haven't used it in 10-15 yrs, but the frame doesn't weight anything so there it sits. it is kinda handy to tie things to every once in a while
 

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I have a solid glass 1980 35 Bruno with a CAT 3126 355 hp and get pretty much the same numbers as Pugsley...once with little fuel and no gear (very light) I saw 22 knots but best cruise is around 15 knots with normal load burning 10 gals/hr. This boat is set up as a cruiser and once we get all our gear on board it is seldom "light".

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I have a solid glass 1980 35 Bruno with a CAT 3126 355 hp and get pretty much the same numbers as Pugsley...once with little fuel and no gear (very light) I saw 22 knots but best cruise is around 15 knots with normal load burning 10 gals/hr. This boat is set up as a cruiser and once we get all our gear on board it is seldom "light".


you can hear the difference in those motors between 22 and 2400, at 2200 they are hardly working.
 

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Mine has a 160 Perkins horizontal, 22 X 18 4blade, 2:1 trans. 10K @1900 4.2gph, 13K @2200 6.4gph, 15K @2400 9gph. I did drop my skeg bar 4" for additional propeller clearance some years ago.

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