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pcogs posted 01-08-2002 05:40 PM ET (US)   Profile for pcogs   Send Email to pcogs  
This is my first post to this site, I have owned a 1971 Nauset? since I was 14 yrs old. During my ignorant years I desperately wanted to get rid of the dull powdery white exterior and even duller blue interior. I ended up painting it the closest thing to the Tan color used in the newer boats I could find.
Now it's 18yrs. later and I have a better appreciation for the classics, can I get that paint off and bring it back to the way it was?
I used a two part process I got from Interlux that I beleive was called Intercoat. There has been some damage to the bow of the boat also due to a throttle cable snapping while docking. Dad did the repairs that time, so I am unsure of the remedy he used.

P.S. I have been running the boat with a 1969 Evinrude 60hp that I managed to pick up with only 15 hrs. on it. I just bought a 90 Yamaha at the NY boat show, so if anyone is looking for an older motor let me know.


Wayneman posted 01-08-2002 06:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Hello PCOGS. I'm quite interested in your old motor and will e-mail you.
Soho posted 01-10-2002 07:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     

I have a 67 Nauset that was painted a long time ago. I undertook to remove all the old paint in preparation for a new paint job - the gel was too far gone to bring back. Short story is that it is one heck of a lot of work... the outside of the boat was not too bad given the straight sides etc, although the bow was some work. The interior took a lot of elbow grease and time. I used a paint remover and an orbital sander ( afterwards ) The two part paint is particularily hard to remove. Not sure this helps, but the bottom line is that it will be a lot of work...

Happy ending to my story, my painter has just finished awlgriping my boat, the new Yamaha 90 is going on this week and I should be back in the water by the end of the month !



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