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ContinuousWave: Whaler Repairs/Mods
|Author||Topic: 1970 sport|
posted 01-31-2001 03:42 PM ET (US)
I recently purchased a 1970 sport 13 ft. hull. The boat is in pretty good condition but I noticed some hairline cracks in the gel coat and I would like to have the blue interior paint touched up or repainted. The boat also has it's orignal mahogany seats and side consoles. I would like to have the whole boat professionally restored. I live in the Detriot, Mi area and I am relatively new to the classic boat scene. I was wondering if anyone might have any ideas of who I could contact to get some work done.
Thanks for your help-
posted 02-03-2001 11:59 AM ET (US)
I have embarked on the same project here in suburban Chicago. I removed all of the wood and stripped the varnish myself and took the pieces to a small cabinet shop to have them varnish and replug the screwheads. One of the forum articles had a good recommendation on varnish, so I provided it to make sure the quality was right. The seats and console look great and it only cost $100.oo plus the guart of varnish.
I deceided to leave the hairline cracks alone. Buffing and waxing made them less obvious. I expect if they really bother you a fiberglass shop could give you the best advice. I am verrrry happy with this boat and can't wait to drop it in the water. Good luck
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