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Tarkus

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Need help w/ anticipated restoration costs
« on: October 13, 2020, 05:06:18 PM »
The boat is a 76 Eliminator bubble deck with decent metal flake silver gelcoat and black trim. There is a thin light blue pinstripe which parrells all the black trim.  There is a 12" section near the point of the bow where a very armature repair was done by past owner.  Someone obviously hit a dock straight on. Can anyone help me estimate what to expect in cost with this and these anticipated restorations?  I would really appreciate comments from those of you who have similar experience.  Thank you!

1. glass repair at bow 12" x 12" section and gelcoat to blend
2. convert bench seat in back to 2 side facing each other (common configuration) and then new top grade vinyl on ALL seating.
3. new carpet (black is just too stinkin hot)
4. add a bold accent color to the black trim all the way around the boat (not sure yet what color)
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TrollerDave

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Re: Need help w/ anticipated restoration costs
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 08:56:20 PM »
Very nice boat.
1. Glass repair with metal flake is not going to be cheap or easy, but it is doable. Is the boat here in SoCal? A lot of good shops around.  I had my bow eye repaired with paint and that was $500 about 5 years ago. With a deal. Assuming the glass repair isnít too bad my wild guess would be between 1-2,000. You might want to call some reputable shops too get a better idea. Maybe email/text them pics of the area.
2.i think interior prices have gotten crazy. I had all new interior done about 10 years ago, same configuration you want, $2,000. All new wood and vinyl.
3. Carpet isnít too bad. Iíve. Done mine twice.  About $200 for good rubber backed marine carpet and some glue from Home Depot. A few hours it was done. Some people HATE doing carpet.
4. Maybe call some pin strippers to get an idea. Donít like the blue?


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JordanDangerfield

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Re: Need help w/ anticipated restoration costs
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 06:37:01 AM »
The boat is a 76 Eliminator bubble deck with decent metal flake silver gelcoat and black trim. There is a thin light blue pinstripe which parrells all the black trim.  There is a 12" section near the point of the bow where a very armature repair was done by past owner.  Someone obviously hit a dock straight on. Can anyone help me estimate what to expect in cost with this and these anticipated restorations?  I would really appreciate comments from those of you who have similar experience.  Thank you!

1. glass repair at bow 12" x 12" section and gelcoat to blend
2. convert bench seat in back to 2 side facing each other (common configuration) and then new top grade vinyl on ALL seating.
3. new carpet (black is just too stinkin hot)
4. add a bold accent color to the black trim all the way around the boat (not sure yet what color)
That's going to be an expensive fix on the front of your bow. You can't just repair the section and blend it at that line. To do it correctly someone will have to regel a good amount of the boat. Metal flake is difficult, especially silver. I'd expect to be close to $10k for the repair and adding a color to break up the black.

Interior may be a can of worms. That's not a simple modification. You're asking for a new interior and carpet. That's going to be a few thousand at least.

All said and done I'm guessing you'd be $15-20k into the project. At that point you still have an old engine and pump along with old rigging.

If you're wanting a perfect boat then you might look into building a new one. Tahiti has the 19' gullwing mold, Advantage has the Roger Bonneville mold.

Good luck with the project!!


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tunnels

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Re: Need help w/ anticipated restoration costs
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 04:49:05 PM »
Instead of trying to match the metal flake, Have the shop that does the repair do the gel a little different. Just an example for ideas, You could do a pin up girl like the world war two fighters that fit the color scheme just to cover the repair. Talk to the painter, They are artists.
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tmorgan

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Re: Need help w/ anticipated restoration costs
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 06:59:31 PM »
I can do the repair for you I would need to see it to give you an honest estimate, and then I would take it to mike buschman at khaos custom paints to have the gel work. Carpet is no big deal I can handle that as well but a full interior is going to cost thousands regardless plus finding a reputable interior shop


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