Well, It's time for paint. However, the weather says no. It's about as smooth as it's going to get for the scope and price range of this project.
I just need to tape the instruments, drive and protect the trailer and it's time to set up the tent and shoot. It's 37F here and now the tape does not want to stick so I am hoping for warmer and dryer soon. Maybe we will see some upper 60's next week.
Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! Nice job Heather, I think you'll have another satisfied customer there. Does that 2part Poly come in metallic colors too? (I know you're busy, no rush.) I may be old, but I still like a little "sparkle".
Well the owner came by today and was very very happy. I guess it's all back up from here. We started to put the rub rails back on. I painted these with a metallic silver. They were just to beat up to put back on as they were. I ground them with the grinder to get all the deep gouges fared out then smoothed them with the Fien Multi-master. Sprayed some acrylic enamel and Vala!
Looks great! Nice job. Like the idea of painting the trashed rub rail. Wonder how it'll hold up against dock rash. Probably best not to find out I suppose. I actually had a '71 15'7" SeaRay long time ago. Sadly that one ended up under the sawsall.
Is there no end to the list of your talents?! That black walnut will look great against the white. Did you do the two pieces on the bow too, or were they original?
I see in your pic you have some stock left on the black walnut. If you would be so kind as to PM your shipping address to me, I'd like to send you a sample of the bow cleats for my 73 Starflite. The previous owner removed them to mount a trolling motor there, and I'd like to put it back original. Problem is, he only saved two of the three pieces, and they're in dire need of refinishing anyway.
OK I shall be looking for it in the mail.
Owwww it's well. Got the Seat bases and Engine box finished today. They are gone to the Upholsterer. The Swim Platform got mounted. Long day.... That engine box was some master carpenter compound cuts.
Not to drag out a fast finish, but give your broswer time to load all the pix... I sent up many tonight.....
Here are the works of today. Lots of new stuff coming back from Upholstery.
A pin stripe and a rebuilt out drive...
Some of this looks more blue than it really is. I think it's the flash. I have a cheep 8 year old $80 camera from Wal-Mart back in the day. But carpet is done and you can see the new wood of the new boxes. Another load of Upholstery comes in tomorrow....
I may get to go out on one of my own boats this weekend. Would that be cool or what?