Humm...I've always wanted the hull on the Hatteras to be dark blue...wonder what it would cost to do a 53'er?
DIY is possible, but materials alone are going to be a couple grand. From what I've read the proess won't be fun. Good luck
here's a recent one of mine i've been whoring out lately. a bit dirty along the lower edge because it sits in stained water from Memorial weekend until late October. but when the boat comes out i take 3-4 days to clean the stain off and it looks brand new. i couldnt live with myself if it sat on the trailer each winter with a green stain on the hull
and a video for fun:
Our family recently had to put down our dog beagle after she got cancer. I used a photo of her and made this with my vinyl machine to make this name for the center console.
We finally got it in the water today and tested out the new tabs and sounder. They both work great. What a huge difference trim tabs make on a boat this size at speed. The reaction is instant, I was leaning it over pretty deep with all the weight in the center.
The water level is way down right now and our area of the Clinton River looks terrible. I can't even launch the waverunner off our floating dock right now due to growth.
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2007 Stingray 180RX 3L Volvo Penta - "Why Knot"
Bought her brand new, love being out on the water!
EURONITED CANADA - "Past Cars" 07 GTI 2.0T | 98 JGC Ltd. 5.9L | 97 JGC Ltd. 5.2L | 10 Golf Sportline 2.5 | 08 Touareg 3.6L VR6 | 98 Jetta GLX VR6 | 89 GTI VR6 | 98 Golf K2 | 01 GMC Sonoma Flairside 4.3L | 94 Cadillac STS 4.6L Northstar | 90 Suzuki Swift GT Twin Cam | 92 Jetta GL 8V | 03 Beetle GLS 8V | 93 Passat GLX VR6 | 90 Jetta GTX 16V | 96 Golf CL | 87 Scirocco 16V | 84 Rabbit 8V | 88 Jetta Flair 8V | 78 BMW 320i (E21)
Just picked this up for a winter project. Its a '73 Glastron Carlson CV-16SS with the Volvo AQ130/270 combo with 2 years on a rebuild w/ receipts. Gelcoat needs a good wet sand and buff, a little interior work and cleanup, and it will be ready for the summer.
Split with my father, who now lives in SC and comes up this way once in a blue moon. Probably going up for sale in the spring for something half the size. I want to enjoy boating a little more and being that I'm the one responsible for everything and everyone (My friends don't know the first thing about boating) this thing's just a little much. For the record, we got the boat used and did not come up with the douchey "liquid asset" name. Never changed it though. Too superstitious for that *shudders*
Also have this little guy for tubing and whatnot. It's not the turbo, but it gets the job done and has been VERY reliable after lots of hard use.
Geoff that little sailboat is STUNNING. I've never heard of them or seen them until this thread. Too bad I'm landlocked or I would be spending my time looking for one.
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