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« on: July 27, 2014, 12:25:52 AM »
Started down a long road today, gutted the boat to begin a complete redo of the boat and trailer.  Next step is dropping the hull off with Scott Kornowski for bottom rework, redo of the balsa floors, and restoration of the original gelcoat from 78.  Under the white, the blue and the brown we found it, cool looking red orange and brown color scheme.

BBC is getting some updating with a new cam, aluminum heads and a 200 shot of nitrous, and moving it forward.

She runs 80 now, goal is to get into the 100's.



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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 07:44:58 AM »
Looking good man. Keep the pictures coming in. If you need a had or have any questions hit me up.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 11:12:42 AM »
37 years and 4 layers of primer later it's back to 1977.  Pic only wants to post upside down for some reason.

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2014, 05:12:26 PM »
Engine is ready to go back in

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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 09:25:06 PM »
lookin good :thumb up:
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Mine was stiff when working it back and forth on the trailer.
Once I got it on the water and under power, it was amazing!

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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 09:32:35 PM »
Engine is ready to go back in
it's always sexy to see them fresh blue gaskets on a fresh red and polished big block


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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 09:42:37 AM »
Just had the trailer sandblasted and powder coated

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2015, 09:45:31 AM »
Islander marine is removing all of the old paint and redoing the gel inside and out.  Under the white paint and under the blue paint was the original gel, brown hull with orange and red graphics.  Too bad they ground the shit out of the  gel when they painted it, can't bring it back, new gel will be red white and black.

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2015, 11:50:52 AM »
dumb question but wouldnt it be easier, cheaper, faster to just sand down to original gel while not trying to preserve it and lay down matching graphics?  it seems like a week has gone by and its still in the sanding phase.  it couldve been ripped down to original gel or even original glass in a day.  or is it the whole preserving the original and restoring it what you're after?  i see some spots where the sanding has gone too far and those areas will need to be retouched.  just curious. 

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2015, 05:52:26 PM »
Pics are a few weeks old.  Whoever prepped it before the blue ground the crap out of it.  And it's been capped over the years so we can't go back to the original gel.  Plus I just don't like brown boats.

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2015, 05:53:39 PM »
Most of the work on it to remove the paint was by razor blade.  Trying to keep the weight down as well by  getting rid of everything.

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2015, 06:52:27 PM »
I saw your deal down at b1 when they did the keel. That thing should rip!!!


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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2015, 08:29:10 PM »
Why didn't you do a set back while Chris (Joe ^-^) was doing the bottom? Just curious.

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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2015, 11:26:32 PM »

Why didn't you do a set back while Chris (Joe ^-^) was doing the bottom? Just curious.

It has already been set back.  It could be set back further but we talked about the cost to do versus the benefit of moving it back the remaining little bit and it just didn't add up.

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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2015, 08:26:44 AM »
Most of the paint is gone now, lots of sanding and blocking going on.  Uncovered some poorly repaired damage on the passenger side sponson so that's getting fixed.

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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2015, 07:23:02 PM »
Trailer back together with some added bling.  Need to get new bunks.  Pump is at b1 getting worked.


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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2015, 07:24:26 PM »
Nice looking trailer.


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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2015, 02:04:52 PM »
Progress, red gel being sprayed shortly......

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2015, 03:14:36 AM »
Gel going on......

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2015, 08:43:55 AM »

Gel going on......
. Nice work and moving quick


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