A little paint, 5 gallon buckets to flip the boat over and a heater. Gotta have a heater. What more do you need? A knife?
We did it, we pulled off the ultimate weekend job. Yes sir reee. Removed all her hardware, flipped the boat, sanded painted, and put her back together in two ish days. Getting her ready for Lake Dora of course.
I picked this up on ebay all ready made!
Well, I mean there is going to be some space issues, and well, Stinky can now fit on the table vs the dock. So how did we do it? A Mini Me Machine? I wish.
Started taking it apart on the kitchen counter top
Yikes, I prefer to restore one than build one new
A simple Reed & Prince kitchen knife snapped those suckers right off.
All apart. This is easy, I can do this now on a larger boat in no time.
Then too the sanding room/family room
That crap color actually made a nice primer
But man it takes time with that little sand paper
A little orbital sander! Perfect.
Then out to the garage. Time to flip her But Jimmy’s not here. So I guess it’s a one man job. Time to get creative.
You can never have enough 5 Gallon Buckets around
Thats the tough spot. But we made it. Those are Chris – Craft Gas Sticks by the way. Who knew they were so strong
Ta Da! The 5 gallon Bucket method works!
Getting ready to sand the bottom. I am going to recruit a bunch of GI Joes to do the work. The Ken Doll just wants to hang out and take selfies and look at himself in the mirror
Nice. They were fast.
Isnt that cute, Stinky’s got a mini me!
And of course we used the right paint
Bottom done. And all this before lunch.. Man I am hungry.
And the blue
One coat. What in the hell am I doing?
While the red and blue are drying, its detail time. Little black paint dabs do magic
No Jim Staib needed for these step pads. Sorry Jim..
The Gauges are stuck though
Here we go
We did do two coats of the red and Blue
The Trawler awates outside. Dont let that blue sky fool you. Its cold as crap.
Fitting parts, and painting details
Motoring on the carpet. The dog is not impressed
Her sunset in the finish-ish shot
Watching the paint dry, I went out to the barn and grabbed some large paint sticks! bam. A Cradle. A little sharpie action and she is factory…ish
Now the tough part. painting her name on the transom. No decal for my gal!
Hey, it looks better from a couple feet away.. For the record so I do I.. Meet Lil Stinky!
Exact paint match
A fun two days of watching paint dry
Thar she sits. on the barn floor.
Ready to go!
They both are.