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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 4 months 1 week ago #138761

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Hello and thanks for the invite. New as a member but not new to the website and library. I've been working on a 1960s Owens runabout. Ive done some work on it but I'm nowhere near completion. It wont be a classic restoration but more of a personal renovation. I have a lot of pictures of the work I did so far.

If anyone has any info besides whats on the forums I'd love to hear it.



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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 4 months 1 week ago #138763

Welcome aboard, glad to have you. Nice project, she should be fun.

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Thanks Bob, so far ive done quite some things. I have fully restored the bottom side and repainted it. Im currently working on seating and structure inside. After that its going to be the deck and details! Here's some more pictures.



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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 4 months 6 days ago #138810

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Nice project and a good start. Were here to help.
If you have a '57 Mercury Monterey to pull that behind you'de be way ahead of the curve.
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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 4 months 5 days ago #138815

Bottom looks great!

Great idea Cal!

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Woah, great car! If only. Im stuck pulling it with a 2005 Volvo XC90.

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Know what you mean. I stuck pulling with an '05 Jeep Liberty.
No one knows how much I kick myself for trading my '67 XL convertible for a wood sided station wagon back in '72.
Family kept growing.
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Wow, that looks awesome. I understand! lol.

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Updates and more pics


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Great work. We can appreciate the effort going into that.
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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 4 months 3 days ago #138868

Excellent progress!

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 2 months 3 days ago #139254

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UPDATE:

While working on the inside somehow water came though the cover up and ruined the foam and wood I placed.
Because I want to do a real good job I've decided to re-do the inside. Ive pulled everything out and I'm currently preparing to re-do the floor. Haven't put many hours in due to my full time job as a student and my new side job in sales. Got to earn some money for that engine right?

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Sorry to hear of the setback. Three steps forward, two steps back. You'll do a great job with that attitude.
Real world kicks the backside once in a while. Keep on pluggin' away.

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Very sorry to hear that but as Cal said, you've got a good attitude. Stay with it, your doing fine!

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 2 months 1 day ago #139283

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Thanks guys, good news today! Finally found a fitting rub rail. Test fitted it today! I'll post pictures later today.

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Rub rail! Might add a chrome line but for now this will do fine! The only one that fit my hull. Ive tried 10+ samples.

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 2 months 21 hours ago #139288

Awesome looks great!!!

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 3 weeks ago #139356

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done with grinding! Hopefully new floor within 2 weeks :)

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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 1 month 3 weeks ago #139360

Awesome project! I am a young and dumb one still, at 22, but I am also a full time student and started in Industrial Automation sales about a year and a half ago. Keep the photos coming, it's nice to see someone like me going through the major projects I will likely start experiencing soon :dry:

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Seems like we're in the same boat, GympyHSHS! Do you have a project yet or are you looking for one? And I'm definitely going to keep posting progress pictures.

Thanks your your reply!

Mats

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Update: starting the floor! It looks messy but it works! Just trust me, haha.
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Not messy at all. Looks normal for replacing stringers and floors.

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Stringers are fiberglassed in. Made the cross beams, will install them next weekend.
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Floor is glued in! What a challenge. Decided to trim the edges to make it fit with close to no gap. Its drying now.. also put watertight inspection hatches in the floor just in case there will be water. Lots of work these last few

Again, not a woodworker but still very happy with how it turned out

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Ya done good!. Better than some I've see. Are you going to glass the edges to the sides how??
Looking really clean. B)

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Coming along great!

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Yeah going to glass all the edges with the same
Stuff I glassed in the stringers, ill also cover the top side with a layer of epoxy as a primer for the paint.
Thanks guys!

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As said above

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Ive been thinking about changing the motor well, my old boat had a smaller well and more room on the sides for cleats or whatever. I know I'm going against everything that is "keeping it original" but I just like to design and tweak things. (the floor isnt original either).

PROS: more storage underneath, (better looking? Opiniated ofcourse)
CONS: time and money

Here are some basic drawings I made using Sketchup showing what I mean. I'll try to make a mould out of cardboard once I have time, and ofcourse post pictures of that aswell.

What do you guys think? Stay original or do what I want?

Photo 1: boat right now
Photo 2: boat right now with motor
Photo 3: boat with smaller engine well
Photo 4: boat with smaller engine well and motor




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I'll give you the same advice I received many many years ago from an old boat guy. "IT'S YOUR BOAT! DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH IT!!"
No one here is going to critique your work, as a matter of fact they'll probably help you along the way.
Good luck.

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You're right! Can't wait to start designing. Thats the best part of it anyway!

Thanks!
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Painting booth :)
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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 2 weeks 5 days ago #139661

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More double component special boat paint. SO expensive, but SO worth! Its looking better by the layer. One layer on atm. Liking it so much like this that I don't even want to paint the teal on top anymore.. Its a thinking progress! Also got the boat seats in the mail the other day! Might lower them a bit. Overall very happy and motivated :) - still no news on an engine sadly, still saving up
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Fantastic progress. Hope you have a fresh air supply in your paint booth. That paint/catalyst combo can literally be deadly.

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I put the side parts of the tent up like 3 or 4 feet from the ground when I paint, I also use a mask. Its a horrible smell to work in, really makes you feel high. Thanks :)

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Painting, a lot of painting!

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Beautiful!!!!

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This feels amazing



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New member, my project: 1960s Owens 4 days 22 hours ago #139804

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Beautiful job!

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