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    Default My boat restoration for skunked again

    Posting for skunked again, for some motivation. LOL I sure feel your pain. Been there and done that. It will all be worth it. I know you feel like you're working on a never ending project, or at least I felt that way, but you can get that thing finished this winter!

    In late 2017 I bought a 19 year old Xpress that was in rough shape. What I started with:

















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    I wanted to add some storage and size to the front deck. So after I got the carpet ripped out, I started the fab work.





    I also added some legs under the front deck to stiffen it up for double seating while spider rigging.







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    Next came sanding, priming and painting. I used an epoxy primer and single stage urethane paint.











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    Then back on the trailer for carpet, wiring, reinstalling the motor, new TM, electronics, etc.... The SLOW part.





    The deck extension turned out nice and the doors fit!







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    Can't have a freshly painted boat and leave off a new paint job and decals on the motor cowling:





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    New decals:





    Getting close:





    New cockpit seats:









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    Ready to go:





    And the picture that made it all worthwhile:







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    Very nice!
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    Great restoration!


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    That’s a nice looking rig you got their ! Good job on the restore! U want to do mine ?
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