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BabySitter posted 02-07-2002 05:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for BabySitter   Send Email to BabySitter  
Need advice on the likelihood of achieving a
lasting gelcoat restoration. Current owner
describes '90 hull as " a little dull from sun exposure." Boat has been stored on a lift
w/roof in coastal area - has probably had
a good bit of sun exposure. Should I keep looking?
NEVER SCARED posted 02-07-2002 06:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
Nah, the gelcoat BW uses is the harder type. Check back on the earlier posts for restoring gelcoat! Id recommend an electric buffer and leave the "wax on wax off" to the karate kid!

Never scared

dreid posted 02-07-2002 06:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
Go look at the thing. Ten full years in the sun may have more than fogged up the gel coat. As NS said, a day with the electric buffer and some 3m compound should clean off even heavy oxidation. Spider cracks are another matter entirely. If the gel is checked, I'd keep looking. Or plan to spend a bunch of time and/or money on new gel.
BabySitter posted 02-07-2002 06:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for BabySitter  Send Email to BabySitter     
Thanks for the help NS & Dr ... boat is 6 hrs
away but it sounds like it is worth a look.
Particulars are: '99 130 Honda 4banger, welded stainless T-top w/curtains, 1 owner - around 14.5K ... seems within the realm of reason. I'd want to swap the leaning post for
a RPS so my Dad can sit... will the holes cover with the RPS bases?
NEVER SCARED posted 02-07-2002 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
The price sounds good, I bought my 87 Outrage 18' with 94' Evinrude Ocean Pro 150 for $13,000 talked down from $15,950. Boat was CLEAN. I got lucky cause I didnt know much about boats and this one was a winner! Before you buy, Id see if its on the proper trailer with keel roller support, properly sealed engine mounting bolts, preferably no bottom paint, minimal holes drilled for mounting, and look for discolored areas of gelcoat- evidence of a repair! Id also raise the windshield to increase comfort. Dont you want the swivel chairs?

Never scared

BabySitter posted 02-08-2002 08:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for BabySitter  Send Email to BabySitter     
Yeah..I'd probably go for the helm chairs, but the bride gets a vote ...

BabySitter

ECUSeaPA posted 02-08-2002 12:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for ECUSeaPA  Send Email to ECUSeaPA     
I have a pair of BRAND NEW chairs that came with my whaler. Let me know if you're interested and I'll email you some pics. I have the bases as well but they are used! EMAIL - dennis@dacpas.com
NEVER SCARED posted 02-08-2002 12:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
Dennis

Could you please email the pics? Also how much? Mine are ok but a shark bit one of the seats and a new pair would be SWEET! Where are you?

Never scared

ECUSeaPA posted 02-09-2002 01:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for ECUSeaPA  Send Email to ECUSeaPA     
I'm in Raleigh NC. The boat and seats are in Wilmington NC. May be Monday before I can get pics. I'll take $50.00 for the pair or best offer. You pick up shipping. Will trade for late model Yam F115!! LOL

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