5.4m Searider project
Hi everyone, I am looking for advice on repairing a 5.M sea rider.
I have a hull which is in good enough nick except for the transom, the marine ply is rotten due to unsealed holes.
It is a twin engine model, which I plan on changing to single.
The plan is to strip away the fiberglass on the inside of the transom, replace the rotten ply with good quality marine ply and re-glass over it, I plan on filling the centre self bailer hole and making two new outer holes.
After repairing the transom I want to refinish the hull with a new gel-coat, what I want to know is will I be able to achieve the same finish that is on the deck of the boat over my newly repaired transom?
I want to keep the finish as original looking as possible.
I have new tubes to fit to the hull, the tubes are the standard grey and the hull is orange.
I don't know whether to leave the hull orange or have it refinished in grey.
I have heavy duty black straking, probably more than enough to do my boat, and would like to put it to use. But when it comes to a pattern or configuration for the straking I am completely lost.
I have no engine as of yet but would like a Yamaha 90 2 Stroke, I have new Yamaha gauges and controls ready and waiting.
I have new cable steering ready to go and I am going to use the standard seat and console, refurbished of course.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I will try and post some pics soon.
I forgot to mention my Father is a shipwright and will be helping with the build.
Thanks in advance, Murph.