"Reel Escape"Located in Mexico
1969 31 Bertram - Bahia Mar - Rebuild from the hull up: 2000
Engines: Cummins 6bta’s 300hp rebuilt in 2003
Transmission: Twin Disc 502
Shafts: 1.5”AQ 22 new in December 2004
Struts: Stainless v type new in December 2004
Decks/engine boxes/side panels: Cabrera’s new in October 2002
Fish finder: Furuno 582 with airmar B256 transducer and high speed fairing block
Chart plotter/GPS: Garmin
VHF: Icom 45
Fuel: 170 gallon stock tank
Fresh Water: 35 gallon
Gauges: VDO, both electronic and direct read for engine and tranny functions
Fabrics: Stamoid, Strata glass, EVA closed cell foam in all exterior cushions, and high density marine foam on the V berth cushions
Radar: Furuno available but not installed currently
Rodholders: all in the gunnel (6) and tower (8) are 130 class
The boat is presently located in Huatulco Mexico and delivery from Costa Rica to southern Mexico on the pacific side is included in the sale price.
Reel Escape has been set up as a very comfortable day boat to accommodate up to 6 anglers and a crew of 3, but kept simple enough to be very easy to maintain.
In addition to the seating on the engine boxes facing aft, there are two bench seats 7’ long in front of the engine box seats. In 2000/2001 this boat was stripped to the bare hull and all new components were put in.
The boat was also professionally rewired in 2001. In 2003 the engines were replaced with Cummins 300hp 6bta’s, and the decks and side panels replaced with a set from Cabrera’s.
The boat also has a very large in transom insulated fishbox/livewell. The hardtop Marlin tower was built in 2000, and has a cored top. The upper station of the tower is also set up to be detachable and sit in the cockpit for trailering of the vessel.
The Strata Glass side curtains fold up and attach to the hardtop for maximum airflow on nice days. Reel Escape has tower mount lee outriggers and Birdsall teaser reels. The upper control station has a spray shield made of strata glass, and a cover for the complete pod to keep everything clean after use.
The cockpit also has a Stamoid cover to keep the decks clean and water out during periods of non use. There is a rocket launcher with cover in the cockpit with a bait prep section and drawer.
Only the best of materials were used in the original refurbishment and the ongoing maintenance of the vessel.