Raising the roof
I HAD a 35 Bruno back in 1978 thru 1982. It was the sport cruiser/fisherman with a 3208 Cat---210 hp. We cruised that boat at 2400 rpm at 15-16 mph at an honest 8 gal/hr.
I spent a lot of time with the Bruno brothers (Dick and Bobbie). It was an adventure dealing with them. It was also very enjoyable (when we weren't at each others throats).
The boat was very basic but I enjoyed the hell out of it as did my family on our trips back and forth from New Hampshire to Michigan and back to the east coast (Montauk) some years later.
Before we left for Montauk I put a for sale ad in the Long Island paper without knowing exactly the marina where we would be staying. That said, every time we'd come in from fishing there would be 2-4 guys that had done their homework and located us. I guess we were the only people from Michigan by boat in Montauk at that time.
I wound up selling the boat for an offer I could not refuse.
Presently have a Fortier 26 1982---SUPER BOAT (for sale) and a 33 Fortier/63L Volvo 316 hp---another super boat.
Hope I didn't run on too much. I love writing and/or talking about this stuff.
I love this site---'cause I love downeast boats!!!!!!!!!