Thought you might like to see this:
It's been sat rotting in my garden for a couple of years before I decided to start restoring it this summer.
It's going to be all black and stainless, eventually!
Jobs completed to date:
Completely stripped it down to a bare hull.
Scrapped the console, tubes and fittings.
Removed layers of paint and old repairs from deck.
Grit blasted old gelcoat.
Removed hump from deck & re-glassed
Fitted new glass fibre drains.
Filled in 2 dozen+ holes in transom.
Re gel coated deck in black flowcoat.
Flipped it over and started on hull, nearly gave up...
Grit blasted hull to give good key for repairs & gel coat.
Structural repairs to hull, flange, bow and transom.
Filled in extensive damage to hull with grp and gel coat.
Applied thick black gel coat as a guide coat.
Hand sanded it all off.
Filled in more imperfections with black gel coat.
Hand sanded it some more.
Applied another guide coat of black gel as a practice.
Sanded and filled some more.
Jobs to be completed:
Hand sand for final prep.
Spray several coats of black gel coat and pray.
Lightly sand and polish to a deep shine.....
Flip it back on it's new trailer.
Fit the brand new Avon MOD tubes I bought.
Add plenty of Black Hypalon wear patches to tops of tubes.
Black rubbing strake all round.
Fabricate and polish lots of shiny stainless stuff.
Fabricate a unique double console, Black & stainless...
Fit nice big 80hp two stoke.
and add water....