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Old 10-23-2006, 12:40 PM
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Looks great, Shep!
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:45 PM
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BTW, anybody know of a good cleaner that will easily remove pinstripe tape residue? I tried alcohol and nail cleaner remover and some old car bug and tar remover, but it's not working too easily, the stuff just gums up and still sticks to the hull.
I've had really good results with Goof Off. Won't harm the gel and gets the residue off. Smells like oranges.
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:51 PM
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What is the condition of your engine and drive train? What about your carpet?

Do you have any plans in these areas?

What are all these restorations costing you as you go?
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:10 PM
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Engine and trans are in good shape - the boat runs strong and has the powerslot. I've got a minor smoking problem that probably indicates a carb rebuild is in order (I hope) - mixture screws don't seem to be working.

I'll also be refurbishing or replacing the trailer, which is in really rough shape.

New upholstery and carpet cost $2900, which included taxes and replacing some rotten wood. Seemed high compared to others who posted here, but it was the cheapest of the 3 local estimates I got.

Gel coat kit and circular buffer cost me $237 from properboatcare.com, including tax and shipping.
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:43 PM
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The restoration looks great!! I completed a full resto on the same year and model a couple of years ago. You should be able to remove the pin stripe glue with Acetone. It won't hurt the gel-coat. Also, if buffing will not bring the colour back like you want it, don't be afraid to wet sand the boat. It's lots of work, but the results are awesome.

Good luck with the project.

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Old 10-23-2006, 03:07 PM
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Sheperd, man that looks great!
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Old 10-23-2006, 03:10 PM
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Looks GREAT Shep!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more pics!
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Old 10-23-2006, 03:49 PM
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Wow! Thanks looks great Shep.
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Old 10-23-2006, 03:52 PM
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Do you do house calls? My o my that turned great. More pics
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Old 10-23-2006, 05:47 PM
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Now if someone would just help Skidog get his boat into shape for the Southern Reunion!
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