The bridge Console Bubble, housing single lever controls is one of the most striking elements of Jerry Wells' design work. While the concept of this type of helm has it's roots with Rybovich and Merritt, it is seen on many custom sportfishing rigs, including, Buddy Davis, Ricky Scarborough, and Jim Smith. It's addition to the Bertram 31 brings about the custom appearance without abridging the traditional classic design.
As of March 15th , a custom console bubble, built of either solid teak or polyester fiberglass is available on special order.
Price will vary with material choice and base function. The suggested main components that the design is built around are the Hynautic 60 series helm and R. G. Rollin's Solo Controls - (single lever engine control heads).
Two options are available:Depending on the center set use, (electronics, gauges, etc.), and whether or not set-up for hydraulic operation, the additional labor time would be between 10 and 15 hrs @ $35.00 per hour. Custom cut and fitted bezel and glass for gauge cluster is sold separately. Chrome over brass --- $475.001. All polyester fiberglass, with Divinycell and PVC Foam Board core, either primed in gelcoat or Awlgrip 545 Epoxy Primer. --- Base console: $1,200.00 + shipping and handling.
Custom gauge panel for most standard gauges --- $150.00
Custom gauge panel for Yanmar gauges --- $275.00
To view an image collection of Adrian's console, please see:
A set of detailed plans for the "do it yourself-ers" will be available sometime in the not too distant future. These will, when available, be tightly scaled plans of the ""Fortuna" console bubble design by Jerry Wells, and will carry Jerry's design copyright.
For more details and discussion of individual needs, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Delivery time approximately 4-6 weeks, (deposit required before start). UPS shipping and applicable state taxes additional.
Capt Patrick McCrary
console bubble that Jerry Wells designed for "Fortuna".
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