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Old 13 June 2019, 01:48   #1
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Country: USA
Town: Redondo Beach
Make: Avon Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Nissan 90
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 14
1992 5.4m Searider hull work

I'm in Los Angeles, not a lot of seariders here. Never saw a searider out here until I bought this one used 3 years ago.. I liked the jockey seat, this one had a little stainless rack, perfect for local scuba diving. I've been really impressed with the ride, it's a keeper (open hull).

The existing motor is a 1992 90HP Nissan, and it's just not running well anymore. I've done all I can with it, so it's time to pull it off and repower it. Well, as long as the motor is off, I might as well clean up the hull, it's badly oxidized and I want to bring it back to orange from faded mustard yellow and clean up a repair the previous owner did.

I'm jealous of some of the beautiful work I've seen here, I'm not going to take this one that far, but it's been satisfying work so far.

The inside of the hull is not as oxidized at the outside, but still needs work. With the nonskid texture, it's very hard to work on to clean it up and get to fresh color. What's the right thing to do on the inside? Paint or a thin coat of fresh gelcoat?

I've made galleries of the work so far:
https://www.rogercarlsonphotography....IB-Restoration
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