My wife LOVES it, so I'm gonna have to copy you..lol.
DAIHATSU PEACOCK BLUE METALIC with larger metallic than the formula called for (because it's a boat of coarse) this is a single stage catalyst paint. I originally picked out a NISSAN color that was almost identical but I decided against BC/CC due to the extra time involved in the paint process (I actually like the looks of a BC/CC better) so they had to color match it to find a single stage formula. I can always scuff it and apply a clear coat later for more depth if I decide to.
I have been busy, the wiring is complete and neatly tucked away, ignition switch, horn button (although I have not found a place I like to mount my vintage trumpet horn, so the wiring is just stubbed and tucked away for now) lighting switch and safety kill switch are all installed. 88 Johnson 25 mounted to the rear with the electric start modification completed (yes the pull rope still works) I had to modify the cowl base plate to make the throttle work, but I think it turned out nicely. The battery box, relay box and fuel tank are all installed and I just mounted a fire extinguisher behind the front seat back. The seat cushions are being made but I just couldn't wait for them to take pictures and post an update (it will give me something to post later on) Anyway enough of my rattling on, here are the pictures!
WOW! What a nice job! Makes me want to hunt down a lummie. (Anybody know where I could hide a couple of other boats for a year or so?)
What do you think about painting the motor Holiday bronze and cream? Maybe some '57 decals?
Anyway, beautiful work.
I've been trying to think how to "vintage" up my Johnny. Vintage paint color and decals have been a thought of mine too. Hadn't thought about Holiday bronze. Could be a nice contrast.
Everybody needs a nice lummie! Lot of good brands out there, some possibly better than others, some for sure more costly, but hard to beat a DuraCraft for how well they are built and you can usually find a deal one one pretty regular on EBay or Craig's list.
splash update: finally put some water under the Ol' Boat, will post pictures as soon as I get some resized, Sorry, when I take a picture it's not in miniature form so they all have to be resized to be allowed on here. might take a little bit
Sorry about posting to a thread that has been dormant for two and a half years. It is hard to find info on these old DuraCraft ships. Mine has the exact same hull as the ship in this restoration thread but mine has a duel cockpit deck. I'd like to know what year and have attached a photo of the serial number.