Hello everyone and thanks for allowing me to join,
I discovered this group while looking for information about repairing the transom in my old boat. Since it was built in someone's garage in California in 1971 it probably best fits in this group. It is a Regatta Sportivo (hence the user name) and I have seen two in 44 years; the other one sank a long time ago. I bought the boat right after I got out of college and found out how easy it was to get a loan
Now that winter is officially over it's time to start the outdoor projects. As soon as I am able to drag the boat out of the garage I will post photos.
My goal is to repaint the trailer, repair the transom, and repaint the boat. I plan to do the transom myself and have the painting done professionally. It will be the second repaint for both the boat and trailer. I would also like to repaint the motor, but am not sure how successful that may be. It is an Evinrude 115 and of the rather ugly hammer tone green finish. Like the boat, it is also old... 1980s somewhere.
I have spent a few hours looking through all the lists and hope that I will be able to contribute something meaningful.
I have been visiting with a few boat professionals and am finding put how little I know. Since i plan to find a pro to do the paint job ( which I am learning may not be what I want) I need to start looking for someone who does know what's going on. So, the question is. what questions should I ask the prospective "painter" or whatever they should be called ?