I have been working on refinishing a 1965 HydroSwift. It appears to have been painted several times so I sanded it down to the original coat (or below in a few spots) and giving her a new fresh coat of life. I used Rustoleum Marine TopSide but still need to apply the anti-fouling paint on the bottom. The seats were in pretty bad shape so I have ordered new seats. The windshield was cracked pretty badly and became a full on break when I removed it. Anyone know where to find a good windshield? I just need to buy new screws and blots to put all the accessories back on and she should be ready to go.
I am by no means a professional painter but when she is completely back together she should look good enough to give the family a great time on the water once again.
Welcome aboard, glad to have you join us. Looks like your project is coming along nicely. Since you already have the frame, replacing the plexiglass or polycarbonate is definitely a DIY job. There is an article in the Research - Restoration section (button ant the top of the page here) that tells how to go about it. Looking forward to more progress reports and pics.
Thanks for the reply Mark! I looked over the windshield restoration and he definitely makes it look easy. I had been thinking of doing something similar to that but was a little nervous to do so. After reading that I think I will give it a try.
It's not that hard Gene, especially if you have a pattern or the old one to copy it off of. I did one for my GT-150 a couple years ago from a pattern with 1/8" polycarbonate. The local sign shop sold me an end piece they had left over, had UV treatment on one side - about $80.