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tommcat
09-07-2011, 07:36 PM
well after some winter damage this past year i had to have the tower replaced(aftermarket POS) and what i thought was gelcoat, repaired. it turned out to be paint over the top of my gelcoat and once it got going i decided to completely restore the entire exterior. the shop that did the work did an online article on it so i thought i'd post it up.

i'll be doing the interior over this winter

give this page a minute to load, it's a bit slow.
http://www.boatingonthehudson.com/images/flippingbook/2011/09_sep/EveryMonth/DrGel.pdf

tommcat
09-07-2011, 07:58 PM
here are a few color pics

tommcat
09-07-2011, 08:06 PM
more to come, computer problems right now:mad:

DemolitionMan
09-07-2011, 08:11 PM
more to come, computer problems right now:mad:

Looks Nice.:)

HdGPS190
09-07-2011, 08:13 PM
Looks like he did a great job. Would love to see a color photo when you get a chance.

HdGPS190
09-07-2011, 08:14 PM
... and thanks for the color photo!

tommcat
09-07-2011, 08:36 PM
here are a few more

kstumpenhorst
09-07-2011, 10:39 PM
Looks great. Can I ask what that costs

psychobilly
09-08-2011, 04:41 AM
***passes tommcat a bottle of starbright***

The hull looks great man!!!

tommcat
09-08-2011, 07:30 AM
thanks! it was a lot of work, there were some horrible gouges in the sides that were right into the fiberglass. the ski team i bought it from in WI did some horrible things to it but it's getting there.

Bert
09-09-2011, 12:17 PM
thanks! it was a lot of work, there were some horrible gouges in the sides that were right into the fiberglass. the ski team i bought it from in WI did some horrible things to it but it's getting there.

It is looking great. What does it cost to regel a boat?

Are you moving on to the interior now?

gatorguy
09-09-2011, 12:36 PM
Mine could use this same treatment. I know you'll be wanting to give that teak a little TLC this winter too.

tommcat
09-09-2011, 01:04 PM
It is looking great. What does it cost to regel a boat?

Are you moving on to the interior now?it was an awful lot of money but insurance was taking care of some of it due to the damage over the winter so i opted to have them do the whole thing. plus there was major fiberglass damage from the previous owners so that was a bunch of extra labor. it was over 10K to do it.

interior is next. new skins and carpet over the winter. then i'll have a brand new, old boat

Bert
09-09-2011, 02:40 PM
it was an awful lot of money but insurance was taking care of some of it due to the damage over the winter so i opted to have them do the whole thing. plus there was major fiberglass damage from the previous owners so that was a bunch of extra labor. it was over 10K to do it.

interior is next. new skins and carpet over the winter. then i'll have a brand new, old boat

Wow. sounds like unless it is covered by insurance aperson need to DIY if just fixing up a boat.

tommcat
09-09-2011, 02:57 PM
Wow. sounds like unless it is covered by insurance aperson need to DIY if just fixing up a boat.

Well i'm sure if it was just a gelcoat resto without fiberglass repairs it would be much cheaper. not to mention they had to strip the entire hull of paint.

from all the conversations i had with them it seems like most boats come out great with a lot of wetsanding and buffing of the gelcoat. which if you want to spend the time to do would be well worth it to get a nice shine. i think my boat was the exception, not the normal resto.

gatorguy
05-31-2012, 03:31 PM
Wondering how the new gel is holding up. Still haven't done anything to mine, but I keep going between getting a whole new x7 vs total redo of the 97 ps205.

cbryan70
05-31-2012, 03:34 PM
Wondering how the new gel is holding up. Still haven't done anything to mine, but I keep going between getting a whole new x7 vs total redo of the 97 ps205.
how much ya want for the 205 8p

gatorguy
05-31-2012, 03:52 PM
how much ya want for the 205 8p

can't get rid of the old boat till I get a new one, and can't get a new boat for 1-2yrs. But, if I reso the old one I'll just keep it.

89BigBlock
06-03-2012, 02:43 PM
I got quoted 15k to do my 89' which was more than I paid for the thing. I passed and painted myself. Looks 100 times better and only cost $500. It will not win any shows but after 3yrs, 2kids and 4 days a wk of skiing, it still shines and I can redo it again without spending college money.

gatorguy
06-03-2012, 09:15 PM
I got quoted 15k to do my 89' which was more than I paid for the thing.

That is insane!! I guess a few spot touch-ups and a good buffing and new decals will have to be good enough.

tim79mc
06-03-2012, 10:14 PM
I'm glad this thread resurfaced! The guys who did the restoration work are local to me. Sounds like they have a good class in learning how to work with gel coat that I may attend so I can DIY my '79 S&S.