what year is balsa core for bruno stillman?

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what year is balsa core for bruno stillman?
i heard mid around 80's.......
what about the 1974? 35ft
and upgrade for repower ?
Im not sure motor is 3206 or 3208 320hp cruise around 15knt
i want make cruise speed 20knt ..........
 
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In 1980 they went all fiberglass, all prior were corded. 3126 was either a 300 or 350 HP and 15 knots is about right. We repower one in LI a 1982 with a F/B. Power was a 440 Yanmar and big job due to shaft size increase, plus the Bruno 35 has a small propeller aperture so you are limited in wheel size. We went with a 1:77 gear and a 22 X 21 wheel. 19 knots @ 3000 RPMs
 

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Interesting

I read that wrong, but they did make a 3206 way back in the day. It later became a 3208. I doubt that it pump out 325 HP. You probably are correct with the 3208 320 HP the best 3208 they made was the 320.
 

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A friend of mine has a 1976 or so 42' Bruno which is NOT a cored hull. She had a 671 TI (not much hp- n90 injectors) and did about 15 knots as a light charter boat at probably 1900rpm w/ that engine. He repowered w/ a C series RECON, which I think is an honest 430 hp, maybe a wee bit more and the boat does an easy 18 knots now. I'm not sure of the rpms w/ the Cummins, but not more than 2200, I'm guessing, as he runs it conservatively. Wheel is 26 inch diameter; I don't recall the pitch, but he's got a 2 to 1 reduction and a2 inch shaft in the boat. Although those glass hulls are heavily built, they are not as beamy as today's 42' downeasters, so it doesn't take much to push them along if they don't have much weight to bear otherwise. Same boat is getting a new cabin and flybridge out of Nidacore/glass/ and West System now this winter. I have also seen 42's down here w/ 650 hp E7 Macks, QSM 11's and 600 hp Cat (C-9 I think?). The latter engines have a lot more power to spare obviously, but it depends on application and sea conditions. We are in Hatteras, NC and even 18 or 19 knots could beat the hell out of a charter party on a lot of days here, even in the summer.
 

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Chris,

I guess you have a 35 Bruno? I didn't see that, but it makes more sense w/ the speed you mentioned and I see a couple of guys already got on this after I looked at it the first time. 3208's were common in those boats.
 

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there is 42 for sale in montauk now on c list ...just saw it last week ..set up as a gill netter...asking 37,000 ..going blackfishing now..but had to sign in ..iam addicted to this site lol..
 

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yes we are commercial pinhooking...cant beat this weather wow.. and yes iam always lookin for guys to fish....fluke, bass, blacks and cod
 

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montauk 42 Bruno

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I know the blue Bruno in Monauk quite well. A friend of mine was the 2nd owner and did a lot of work on it; new deck, new larger shaft, new prop, replaced rotten core. replaced 6-71N with 6-V92, added mast tower, new fuel tanks, etc. I think it is a really good deal for someone willing to do some cosmetic work. I would replace engine with a recon Cummins. Prop diameter is limited so a lot of HP doesn't get you more speed. Lighten it up and it is a very fuel efficient 18-20 knot boat
 

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I know the blue Bruno in Monauk quite well. A friend of mine was the 2nd owner and did a lot of work on it; new deck, new larger shaft, new prop, replaced rotten core. replaced 6-71N with 6-V92, added mast tower, new fuel tanks, etc. I think it is a really good deal for someone willing to do some cosmetic work. I would replace engine with a recon Cummins. Prop diameter is limited so a lot of HP doesn't get you more speed. Lighten it up and it is a very fuel efficient 18-20 knot boat
Tashmoo, i would agree...do you know if it has a closed transom
 

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My neighbor has a 42 bruno stillman and during last years lobster boat race it hit 27mph and won it's class. It only has a 400hp volvo in it too.
 
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