Hi. Bought an aluminum boat this summer. I don't know too much about the builder - Bruin Boats, out of Nikiski. We picked it up in Homer - the previous owner stored it in the BayWeld parking lot in the winters.
It is a 28 footer with a 270 Horse Mercruiser Diesel and Bravo 3 outdrive - good for 27 knots or so on the GPS. We only got to try three trips last summer testing things out - hoping to do the usual PWS/Seward/Homer trips for Shrimp/Silvers/Halibut, maybe bear and sea ducks in the future and make some family memories. Its barely skinny enough to slip through the tunnel in Whittier.
We found a pot puller at a pawn shop in Wasilla and bought the full 5 pots setup, so we are ready to shrimp. Otherwise, it needed a new sounder/gps plus new wheels and tires on the trailer. A few more maintenance items (plus a washdown pump and fillet table) and we'll be ready.
We cannot wait for Summer!
Does anyone have info on Bruin boats?
Where in the Valley to get the Mercruiser serviced?