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1968 13' Whaler interior burned-fiberglassing side console and seats
|Author||Topic: 1968 13' Whaler interior burned-fiberglassing side console and seats|
posted 09-05-2003 06:16 PM ET (US)
I am in the process of restoring this boat for the second time. The interior of the hull was burned beyond repair. Years ago when I was much younger I converted it to a bass fishing boat and carpeted the interior hull. I know you guys are freaking out but there was no way I could resist buying and fixing this boat up at that time. As you can see I have not gotten any smarter over time because I am rebuilding the boat again.
I have stripped everything off of it again and had the entire hull repaired and completely sprayed again with the correct gelcoat color. I just picked it up today and it looks brand new. I also elected to have the interior completely redone by having it sprayed and black splatter coated to match the hull to help hide any repair marks. The interior hull looks brand new just like how the new bay boats are doing the floors.
I have also bought all replacement parts from Whaler and also bought the interior wood.
My question is has anyone ever fiberglassed the wood pieces including console so you have no exposed wood. Since this boat can not ever be back to its original state I am now thinking of sending all the wood pieces back out to the fiberglass guy and have him fiberglass and match them to the interior.
posted 09-09-2003 05:29 PM ET (US)
If you are gonna do that, you could have saved a bundle
by using pine instead of mahogany.
posted 09-10-2003 10:50 AM ET (US)
I haven't fiberglassed, but I did paint it with a good brightwork paint when the mahogany got too weathered to refinish (two coats primer, two coats paint).
You should be able to get close to the color you need.
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