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harleygirl
01-14-2013, 02:45 PM
We finally got around to uncovering the original color. Gel coat is in surprisingly good shape. Rootbeer and cream.
Oh and for all you Nay-sayers out there about finding a windshield. Found a BRAND NEW from Mastercraft still in the bag, and box, with track and all hardware, $500.00

mikeg205
01-14-2013, 02:51 PM
Can't wait to see more progress...keep us posted...

Jim@BAWS
01-14-2013, 03:06 PM
If that boat has a VERY CLEAN Hollman Moody 302... and it came out of Orlando
I am pretty sure I originally SOLD this boat to the prior owner in Orlando

If you need the original graphics for the boat...I have them

Jim@BAWS

madcityskier
01-14-2013, 03:13 PM
Already a big improvement. Congrats on the windshield, that's huge.
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CruisinGA
01-14-2013, 03:13 PM
sweeeeet

fess up... $500 and how many first-borns for that windshield?

Phntmski
01-14-2013, 03:21 PM
I'm really impressed by what you're doing. Can't wait to see the finished product.
:popcorn:

harleygirl
01-14-2013, 03:50 PM
My husband was trying to trade me for the windshield (kidding). We were very lucky. The guy had ordered it for a restore he was doing on a 1980 MC, he didnt realize they changed from 79 to 80. He was trying to sell it for 2 years, for $1200, my husband told him $500.00 was max. He took it, and when we got to his house to pick it up, he had an entire roll of Tan marine grade carpet that he used in his 1980 ( had a buddy that works in the carpet industry). He was so cool, he cut off more than enough carpet to do the whole interior FREEEEEE !!!. SCORE!!

harleygirl
01-14-2013, 03:51 PM
And Yes JIM@ BAWS, we will be needing original graphics. I will be getting with you when we get closer to needing them. I read that you are the best person to get them from.

Thanks

Jim@BAWS
01-14-2013, 04:03 PM
And Yes JIM@ BAWS, we will be needing original graphics. I will be getting with you when we get closer to needing them. I read that you are the best person to get them from.

Thanks

What ever you need

Jim

ProStar200
01-14-2013, 04:13 PM
Can't wait to see the progress, keep posting pics. Good luck

broncotw
01-14-2013, 04:29 PM
Please keep us in the loop with MANY pictures.......

tph
01-14-2013, 04:34 PM
Though I'm sure it's a pain to remove all that paint, it's probably what kept the original gelcoat
in such good condition.

thatsmrmastercraft
01-14-2013, 06:54 PM
My husband was trying to trade me for the windshield (kidding). We were very lucky. The guy had ordered it for a restore he was doing on a 1980 MC, he didnt realize they changed from 79 to 80. He was trying to sell it for 2 years, for $1200, my husband told him $500.00 was max. He took it, and when we got to his house to pick it up, he had an entire roll of Tan marine grade carpet that he used in his 1980 ( had a buddy that works in the carpet industry). He was so cool, he cut off more than enough carpet to do the whole interior FREEEEEE !!!. SCORE!!

Have you measured to see if that bargain windshield will actually fit your '76? There was a significant hull change in '77.

03geetee
01-14-2013, 07:04 PM
Another one saved cmon everybody warm fuzzies.

JTR

Ski-me
01-14-2013, 07:05 PM
Love that brown....very nice!

What a find!

Cincylaunch
01-14-2013, 07:48 PM
What are you a Xavier Musketeers fan??? If so, I love the paint job. 88719

mikeg205
01-14-2013, 07:51 PM
Always remember the unlucky one... :(

phickman
01-23-2013, 10:13 PM
Some inspiration for you from back in the day.

thatsmrmastercraft
01-23-2013, 10:36 PM
Some inspiration for you from back in the day.

Great pic. Any history to go along with it?

ProStar200
01-24-2013, 12:29 AM
MasterCraft posted that on Twitter tonight. It's a photo from 1978, a guy named Nick posted that photo from the 1978 British All Regions. It's a pic of Mike Hazelwood reigning World Overall Champion Tricking.

GT500 MC
01-24-2013, 12:41 AM
Not exactly glass he's skiing on....

BigBarney
01-24-2013, 09:24 AM
Big props for the restoration job. Just amazing!

bjames
01-24-2013, 11:29 AM
I would love to restore a classic like that. If only I had the tools, space and knowledge to dive into something like that.

Theclarks1111
01-31-2013, 01:28 AM
That is great, glad to see one coming back to life. Two stars and stripes on our lake and we always love seeing them out and about.

phickman
08-12-2013, 11:20 PM
Need an update....anything new....is the project sitting or towing?

mikeg205
08-13-2013, 12:43 AM
I would love to restore a classic like that. If only I had the tools, space and knowledge to dive into something like that.

And you do have the winter to get a lot done... ;)

Thrall
08-13-2013, 01:48 AM
I would love to restore a classic like that. If only I had the tools, space and knowledge to dive into something like that.

And time!

Whoever woke up one morning and said "Hey, think I'm gonna go paint my boat blue today!"
Should be punched.
Looks good. Can't wait to see it all stripped down and polished up.
Have to sand it off or is it coming off easier than that?

phickman
12-12-2013, 11:03 PM
Throwing in the towel....http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/boa/4239136424.html

scott023
12-12-2013, 11:53 PM
It was just too much?

thatsmrmastercraft
12-12-2013, 11:56 PM
Would love to have one of the early boats to restore. On the list, but not for a while yet.

broncotw
12-13-2013, 11:13 AM
Wow I was waiting to see this boat all new and shiny!

shepherd
12-13-2013, 11:51 AM
Looks like a fun project, but... How does one sand off the paint without damaging the underlying gelcoat? I'd be nervous about that. :confused:

thatsmrmastercraft
12-13-2013, 12:10 PM
I would think a chemical paint remover would be the way to go. The other option would probably be wet-sanding.

aquaman
12-13-2013, 12:43 PM
And time!

Whoever woke up one morning and said "Hey, think I'm gonna go paint my boat blue today!"
Should be punched.
Looks good. Can't wait to see it all stripped down and polished up.
Have to sand it off or is it coming off easier than that?

Exactly....I wonder WHO the IDIOT was that painted a Mastercraft???

I wonder if a solvent type paint remover would be more effective and less work than sanding the entire boat ?

oops......sorry Mr. MC....i just saw your post.

DemolitionMan
12-13-2013, 01:59 PM
Exactly....I wonder WHO the IDIOT was that painted a Mastercraft???

I wonder if a solvent type paint remover would be more effective and less work than sanding the entire boat ?

oops......sorry Mr. MC....i just saw your post.

Painted my boat with marine paint and it worked fine.

shepherd
12-13-2013, 02:13 PM
And that blue paint is everywhere! It wraps around the gunwales and is on the motor box. I wonder if all the hours required to sand/strip it, and then somehow restore the original gel coat, would be worth it. It would truly have to be a labor of love.

drschemel
12-13-2013, 02:30 PM
this is where a complete boat wrap would come in handy!

aquaman
12-13-2013, 02:54 PM
Painted my boat with marine paint and it worked fine.

yes, boats are painted all the time.
when properly done paint can be more durable than gel coat.


but seeing the condition of the gel under this paint job tells me the Blue paint was unecessary, and poorly done. unless of course the purpose of the paint was to "hide" the boats identity ??

wonder if the current owner has the orig. title ? :rolleyes: