Measure once, cut twice?
Dear Bertram Insider,
No, I’ve not permanently taken over Tommy’s sacred duties of keeping the Bertram faithful informed. I just needed to give the guy some time off to enjoy spring break with his family. Yet in true Tommy fashion, the Thompson clan worked in a pit stop to Marine Concepts in Sarasota, Florida along with Morgan Bertram and his family. Then these Floridians moved on up the coast to visit Lyman-Morse in Maine to visit the 35. Some kids get to go to Disney, these kids got to explore one of the best marine tooling shops in the business and a cool Maine boatyard.
As we’ve mentioned before, Bertram is really focusing on the tooling aspect. It’s critical to the integrity and quality of our 35. As a carpenter’s daughter, the maxim of measure twice, cut once, was engrained in my psyche by my Dad. Yet now modern technology allows us to cut a foam plug first, then measure, and then adjust to ensure every detail in the final product is exact.
Take a look at the above picture of the 35’s foam helm. The final version improved greatly after we fixed the flats surrounding the helm pod and the above drawing shows the final product. While we were all gathered around the helm focused on throttle clearances and electronics placements, Michael Peters also noted some console angles he wanted to adjust. And we did!”
I’ve got to tell you, I’m starting to get excited about all of these details we’re incorporating into the 35. And judging by the reception from the folks that stopped by the Bertram display at the Palm Beach boat show, I’m confident you will too. As of this morning, we have orders through hull number five. Like we’ve said before, we’re focused on quality versus quantity, so will have a limited amount of slots.
The Bertram team and I are also excited to share all of these details and more at our 1st Annual Sneak Peak Weekend May 6-7 in Thomaston, Maine. We’d love to see you there. If you’re interested in finding out more, reserve your spot at email@example.com. We’re already filling up.