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Old 12-28-2009, 10:29 AM
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Just to set the record strait;
I bought it for $300 and it did not run or steer and the prop was beat up. The distributor was missing pieces and there was no fire to the coil.
When I got it home I put plugs wires and a conversion kit in the distributor changing it from points to electronic ignition, and fixed the coil problem and it fired right up.
After running it I noticed the crank pump was leaking and the fiberglass mufflers/silencers were leaking through a few cracks.
So I took the mufflers/silencers off and then I filled in low spots and laid some heavy matt and resin on them to seal them to make them super strong, sanded once again, painted them and reinstalled.
Took the steering out of the boat completely disassembled it even took the cable out of the sheath cleaned everything up ,oiled it and put it back in.
Then pressure washed the boat to remove old carpet glue and funk.
Found a refurb prop on line put it on and took it to the boat ramp to see if the tranny worked and like I said earlier was surprised at the power it had.
I wanted to see if I could get it in running condition before I completely restored the boat just to see what I had.
The purchase of this boat was unexpected and I could not pass it up after doing a compression test on the motor. So I was not expecting another project, but surprisingly my wife is ok with this project as long as it is done by spring.

So far so good.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:59 AM
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That was still a heck of a deal.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:49 PM
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That was still a heck of a deal.
I'll second that. Plenty of work ahead. Thats a big part of the fun.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:58 PM
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These are some pics after pressure washing. Much better
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:01 PM
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Look's a lot cleaner now.
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:19 AM
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Definitely moving in the right direction.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:01 PM
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There are some healthy chips and gouges through to the glass in some areas, mostly under the water line. Also the gel coat is worn off to the glass along the bottom of the hull as you could imagine with the neglect and age of the boat.
I plan on separating the cap and flipping the hull over to restore the finish.
It looks like I will be doing some gel coating.
I have not used gel coat before but I have done a ton of fiber glass, auto body work and painting type stuff in the past.
How would I be able to match the colors?
I am going to have the boat oxidation removed and restored by http://www.abrilliantfinish.com/gallery.html and I thought I would fill in all the scratches and gouges before he does the work so I was wondering if it could be matched enough to not be able to notice after it is refinished.
Or should I just go with painting the boat?

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Old 01-01-2010, 03:31 PM
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That is going to be a nice looking boat.
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:32 PM
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Yellow, did you do a complete restore to your boat? From what I could see in the trailer photo it looks sweet. I had a 1965 Chevelle that I painted that was pretty close to that color.
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:39 PM
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Yes I did. Go to my profile and look at my photo album.
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