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Greg_Cornish
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Boat project

Postby Greg_Cornish » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:31 pm

I got the paint job on my old new boat done finally. 5 coats of two tone Corvette Sunset Orange. I need to get the deck hardware next. I'm getting some original stuff chromed. The boat is real filthy in this photo. Tomorrow it gets washed and I'll get other photos. The upholstery was done in white and a gray blue as is the motor of the boat. Everyone is questioning my color choices. So am I. The motor is painted and ready to go. It's the original Evinrude Lake with 20 or less hours on it. I think these boats were originally sold by Western Auto then the company was sold to Sears. I still need to manufacture two windshields, one on each hump. These at the beginning weren't very popular because of the lack of functionality (not a family boat) but have since become quite valuable. It'll look very sweet with al l the deck hardware in place and the rub rail on. I still need to carpet it, mount the motor, add the hardware State numbers, bilge pump, battery, replace or restore the steering wheel. and gas tank. It should top end at 45 with the original 40 hp motor. I paid $500 for boat, motor and trailer. The paint for top and bottom was double that.

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Here's before photos.

http://www.significantudders.com/batwing
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Ringer
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Re: Boat project

Postby Ringer » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:45 pm

DAMN!! That is about the coolest thing I have seen. What a great find and a nice job on the restoration.

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Re: Boat project

Postby Rod Martin » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:29 pm

Greg I think those colors will be nice on that hull.

Great looking boat :D

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Re: Boat project

Postby Tin Can » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:58 am

Looks awesome Greg. That's one cool little boat!

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Re: Boat project

Postby Skeeterman » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:42 am

Great job Greg.Send me your address and send some Skeeter stickers for it!!!!

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Re: Boat project

Postby Mitch » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:01 am

where's the "Filpping Deck" ?????
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