We picked up this Whaler from one of our customers.
We decided to give it a full restoration and sell it in the spring.
Its a 1980's vintage so not necessarily a "classic", but we decided to go that route with it anyway, based on how nice the last whaler we did.
After grinding off a previous amateur paint job from the hull, we found several repairs that had been performed at some point in its long past. They were mostly intact, and the foam core was still dry, so we repaired or replaced any damaged areas with new glass and epoxy resin. Faired and filled where needed, and then applied several coats of AwlGrip High Build primer. After many, many, many hours of hand sanding (why do these boats have so many curves, and lumps and bumps?!), and fairing and filling where needed, AwlGrip 545 primer was applied over the whole boat. Top to bottom.
Once wiped down and prepped the hull was sprayed with AwlGrip Snow White, and the interior was sprayed with AwlGrip Boston Whaler Blue.
That's pretty much where we're at now. Our plan is to redo the non-skid areas with SeaDek "Teak", and replace the interior with an all new mahogany interior. New stainless fittings, new wiring, new helm and cable, new fuel tank, new rub-rail etc. etc. As well as a new trailer.
On the rack we have a 2013 30HP Evinrude Etec with approx 40 hours on it that would look great on this hull.
Anybody interested in purchasing this boat when its finished, please contact us.
Candid shots and descriptions of projects going on around the yard.