Originally Posted by Dylan
Wanted to update this thread with my refurbishment. Ended up getting this from my wife's grandmother. The story is her husband was in the service, and brought this back from Japan in the late 50s, maybe early 60s. Had been sitting outside in the same darn spot for its entire life. I also have the original paperwork for it.
Brought it home, and cleaned it up. Skimmed some posts on the big green egg, and ordered some paint. Here's a before and after! Fired it up first to see what I was up against. Installed a Rutland gasket. No temp gauge on this one, so I used my wife's kitchen thermometer. She was real excited about that one :-)
Really cool. I read that the original ones were white and were from asia. (I forget where). Maybe you shouldn't have painted it??
40th Anniversaary X14
Prior boats - 2009 X14, 2008 X14, 2005 197, 1997 Prostar 190, 1988 Tristar 190, 1989 Prostar.