I am bustin' this job out like none of the other boats I've restored before. I have to give a lot of credit to Amber for being a huge help with cleaning the interior and assisting with basic things like, "Hey, can you hold this screwdriver on the other side of this bolt?"
So here are a few before pics:
Yah, so I know you think we're crazy. Anyway, here is what we've managed to accomplish so far:
- Removed about 100lbs of junk and dirt from inside the cabin
- Installed a new 12k lb ss bow eye and added a new backing block
- Cut, painted, and installed all new bulkheads
- Cleaned the interior top to bottom
- Cleaned and oiled all interior teak
- Faired and painted the swing-keel with Interlux ACT Antifouling paint
- Faired and sanded the entire hull back to 220 grit above the waterline and below the rub rail
- Painted the trailer
What it looks like now:
- Tape off the rail and top of water line (tonight)
- Prep hull for paint. I plan to spray a 1-Part high gloss poly based oil in white for the hull. I generally add about 10% paint thinner in weather 60-70 degrees and sometimes as much as 15-20% when it is above 90.
- Tape off the bottom below the water line and paint with anti-fouling about 6 in. down (just to create a clean line since the bottom paint seems to be ok)
- Add a boot stripe in either dark navy, green, or red
- Paint Rudder and kick-up assembly
- Install Rudder and connect to steering cable
I'll post more pics soon, so check back to see how things are going. At this rate, the boat will be ready to sail and ready to sell in no time. Anyone interested in a great boat for a great price?