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M –37
Laramie, Wyoming
United States


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May 1, 2008 at 9:09 pm
Wow, I would like to see some more pics of this boat in action. Should be fun. Get us some summer pics.

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Apr 21, 2008 at 6:56 pm

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1991 Brendella Boats Inc Shortline Comp (Better Living Through Boating)

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It taken a lot of hours, and a lot of beer, to get this boat in the condition it's in now. I didn't expect it to be this much work, but that's what I get for buying a boat while it's snowing. If I could have had a test drive I might have offered less, but I still bought if for less than book when every other boat I looked at was going for 25% MORE than book value! The wiring was a mess, way too many quick splice connections and wires hanging out. It was kinda dirty and just in general starting to fall apart. I've rewired most of the dash. Hooked the shower back up. Deep cleaned the interior. Replaced the bow light. I had to replace the original swith panel with a custom one to accomodate the extra accessories. Another custom panel to go around the radio cover to add strength 'cause the wood behind the dash was cracked and wouldn't support the radio. I had to make the speaker openings bigger 'cause a 6.5" speaker just won't fit a 5" speaker hole! I mounted the shower control behind the speaker panel instead of dangling out on the floor like I found it. Replaced all the air ducting, the blower, the bilge pump, the battery, the pitot tubes, and the fuel filter. Added a subwoofer and 2000 watt amp to run all 5 speakers! I updated the trailer with LED trailer lights and new wiring. This year I also replaced the floor, put in new carpet, converted to dual batteries and added a depth finder.


Powered by a PCM 350 w/ 240 HP.
Direct drive
19' plus teak swim deck
USCG rated capacity is 8, but only seats 6
Full set of gauges w/ twin speedometers
Top speed is about 40 at 6000 ft. maybe 45 at sea level
Closed bow, full width windshield tournament style boat

TI Trailer w/ dual axles, surge brakes, bearing buddies, chrome wheels (Oooh!) Led lights

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K&N air filter
Extended ski pylon
CD player
4 x 250 watt Boss 6.5" speakers
1 500 watt Kenwood sub
6 channel 2000 watt Pyle amp
Custom lighted switches and panel for the extra accesories
Interior LED deck lights
Teak swim deck, just refinished
Acme 913 prop (I would highly recommend Acme props!!)
Tournament style rudder assembly with dripless seals
Converted to dual batteries when I replaced the floor
Depth finder

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Final update! New Boat Floor!

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My boat floor is in 3 sections, fixed outer sections and the removable center section covering the bilge and mechanical stuff. I knew the removable center section of the boat...

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