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Old 08-09-2010, 10:09 AM
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I just noticed that you are at Claytor Lake. I'm in Lynchburg and I used to get my parts at Conrad Brothers. I've been to Claytor for a barefoot clinic years ago but I ski at Leesville Lake every weekend. The 87 that I used to own was a demo boat of Conrads and looks indentical to your yours. Glad to see you spent so much time bringing yours back to life.
That makes since as this 88 started its life out at Conrads!.

My wife and I need to hitch up the boat and checkout Leesville as well as Smith Mountain. So far we have always just gone to Claytor so we can spend less time driving and more time in the water. But lets face it, the clear water up your way is much nicer. Have you ever been out to Phillpott Lake? I hear it is worth the drive.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:28 PM
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WOW... Nice job.
What did you do to bring back the swim platform so well?
Thanks
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:49 PM
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Very nice work, you should be proud. A+++ on the whole thing.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:24 PM
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Wow...what more can I say that others haven't. Great job. Thanks for bringing the old girl back to factory condition.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:19 AM
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WOW... Nice job.
What did you do to bring back the swim platform so well?
Thanks
Teak is amazing wood, I was pleasantly surprised at how well the teak turned out. That picture is capturing the teak about three months after I did the work, so it was even a bit better initially.

I first tried mixing up a solution that I have used for years when restoring a log house (1 gallon bleach, 4 gallon water, 4 oz TSP). Sprayed that one, power washed it off. Although it brought the color back, the grain was very lifted (from age not power washing). So, out came the belt sander and the 80 grit followed up with 120.

I removed a lot of material. Probably about 3/16". I actually sanded enough that most of the groves were gone from the surface. Once I had the wood smooth, I used a router to put the groves back. Then finished it with some 220 on the random orbital.

The only disappointment is that I took enough material for some of the stainless nails to start coming through. A dab of black paint on them makes em look like part of the wood grain rather than a shiny metallic dot.

From there, just two coats of teak oil. Little 220 between coats. Did not do any of the high-grit sanding between coats as some others do, I don't like how slippery that can get when you get crazy with the paper.

Overall, probably only have about 2 hours invested in the platform itself. Power tools rock.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:22 AM
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Thanks a lot for all the comments. Great to hear people like the way it turned out, makes the effort worthwhile when it is well-received.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:38 PM
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when you bought the boat what was the interior colours?
Finally took some pix of my PO interior. I love the interior on this thread, i wish i could replicate it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:31 PM
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Judging by the red and black stripe on your combing pad I would say your original interior was the same scheme as mine. Probably same scheme on the gel coat too.

My local upholster wanted to go all one color like yours. He told me it will look more "modern". I think that is crazy talk, look at the number of colors most of the new MasterCrafts have on vinyl. He lack of desire to be creative and his $1k higher price tag are what motivated me to drive 4 hours to TN.

Although Jim prefers to put the interior in, he will just make skins, ship them to you, and you can put them on yourself. That said, given that your interior is in usable condition, I imagine you are focusing on your mechanical and gel coat for now.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:40 AM
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Just saw this thread. Awesome job!
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:19 PM
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Great Job on the restore! It's giving me inspiration for mine. I love these threads!
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