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Fair Seas, The Lowell Boats Crew. (Gary, Destini, Jack, Meghan, & Shane)
This boat has done a full flip! Literally ;) The bottom is done and our crew has flipped it over to finish the top. It's restoration is looking great. Meghan recently painted the bilge and deck and varnished the rub rails. Check out that awesome before and after!
This boat has newly varnished trim pieces and wood cleats. How cool are those! Be sure to check back every week on our blog to see the progress of this boat and others!
Budsin Lightning Bug
Meghan has been dry fitting the rubrails on this electric boat - she even took this awesome close up of the dry-fit! looking great Meghan, can't wait to see the varnish on these.
The riviera just had a major sand and fresh coat of varnish applied! Look at that shine !
Shane has been installing the Ski Boats hardware and new fabric on the dash. He has done a lot in the past few weeks on this boat including wiring, working on guages and ceiling boards. Great job Shane!
The 55 has recently went on a sea trial and our crew loved it! Shane is now finailzing all the small details.
The Penn Yan is getting its very own cutsom made welt cord for the windsheild trim! Jack is working on caulking around the glass on the windshilds and dry fitting pieces.
26 Sea Skiff
That's right this boat is in the air! The sea skiff its getting the bottom restored. Our crew it working together to sand it.
Jack has been working hard on the U-18. The Starboard chine plank is in and Jack is now fitting the outter chine piece. He also filled old holes on transom, started dry fitting the transom, & made new transom battens. Looking good Jack!
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Fair Seas - The Lowell Boats Crew (Gary, Destini, Jack, Meghan, & Shane)
'Whittle Me Knot' - What a great boat name!
The 55 is ready for its final sea trial! Looking great with its new 22k gold lettering thanks to Gregson Signs!
This ski boat has gotten a lot of new instillations, including the prop shaft, strut, fuel tank and filter, bilge blower and steering linkage. Wooo that was a lot! Click the link below to listen to the Ski Boats motor!
Gary has been working on installing the navigation lighting and wiring. Did you know Gary has a niche for lighting? Oh yeah, he even worked in TV production and knows A LOT about stage and theater lighting!
The U-18 has it's Port side chine plank installed and Jack is wokring on installing the starboard chine plank today! This beauty has come a long way - we love to see it!
This boat looks completely different! Check out this stunning before and after - we've got it flipped and painted, now its being preped to install the prop shaft. This paint is called Bikini Blue, in case you want it for your patio remodel!
We have been working hard on this Lyman and it is ready for its a sea trial! Now we just need the weather to hold up. Stay tuned for our favorite part of the process. By the way, these are old pictures just to show off the scope of the project.
Shane has been working hard building coats of varnish on the Riviera. Did you know a typical restoration takes almost 8-10 coats of varnish ?!
Carolina Sea Skiff
A boat in the air?! How cool is that. Gary has been under this 26 ft boat sanding the bottom & preping it for refinishing.
This cruising sailboat has gotten EVEN MORE varnsih! It is being preped for paint on the deck with non skid! Lookin good - thanks Meghan!
1934 Budsin Electric
This budsin is in our paint room for its final coat. Yeah thats right we have a paint room!
The Pen Yann almost ready. Those last minute details seem to take for ever.
CC Deluxe Runabout - "Barrelback"
We love unique boats in the shop and this is one of them! This boat has been sanded and had its failed cocking removed and is getting ready to varnish and install new white lines. Stay tuned for all things boats.
Gary was on the road doing marine surveys. Here a marine mechanic is running diagnostics. Usually when Gary does a winter survey, it snows. Not this time.
Our gold leaf guy, Mike Gregson applies 22k gold vinyl to the 1955 Continental and the Budsin electric boat.
A lot of white goop being slung around the shop this week. Shane and Gary are working on installing the white caulk lines on the deck of Carolina Boat and the Ski Boat.
Lots of varnish being applied as well. Multiple coats on the Custom Camp Cruiser, both gloss and matte finish. Very detailed masking between coats.
Good progress on the Penn Yan. Mostly ready, just lots of little details.
The bottom of the U-18 is on and cured, now we are fairing and sanding, lots of sanding. Here, Jack is installing new sections of the chine planks and outer chine. The forward sections were good enough to reuse, the aft sections required replacement.....And oh yeah, the engine works!
Here's some of the things we worked on last week. Final hookup of electrical on the Penn Yan
Nice bottom paint on the Riviera and Shane putting finishing touches on the Newly crafted spray rails.
Preparing for touch-up of the Barrelback
The Ski Boat gets a final coat of varnish. Then we can start applying the caulk stripes
New caulk lines on the deck of the Carolina Boat
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