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One of the more difficult tasks. Cutting an angle shaft hole. This must be done by starting and ending in the exact right spot. Check it out on our facebook. Link below:
Everyone in the shop has been working on the U-18 and watching its transformation! Shane has sanded down the hull, stained and now has built up 5 coats of varnish. Shane is currently painting the bottom. Jack has drilled the hole for the propshaft & strut into the keel. Meghan has been helping with the varnish building.
This continental has its framework and chine pieces reinstalled by Jack. Jack has also installed the keel and started fitting new plywood for the bottom.
Carolina Flats Skiff
This just in: new to the shop the Carolina Flats Skiff. Jacks already got the deck removed! Follow along to see this boat's restoration.
The Riviera is building its varnish up. Shane and Meghan have varnished the deck and it is looking good.
The 56 or should we say "Integrity" is on its way to get fitted for a new custom trailer! We will have it back in the shop in about 2 weeks to finish up work & return to its owner.
This boat is just about finished! The crew took it out for a sea trial and it just needs a few electrical tweeks and it will be good to go! Check out a clip of our sea trial at the link below:
This electric boat has a new drilled hole for its propshaft through the repaired keel pieces thanks to Jack.
Shane has been fitting and painting the new seat parts for this boat. Meghan did the final coat of paint on these new seat parts and Shane has been wiring the electrical to the main switch board.
Meghan has dry fitted and shaped the rub rail & splash rail for the Whirlwind. She is now staining to then build up coats of varnish on the port aft on the new veneers.
The ski boat is getting a touch up of varnish. Do you know how many coats of varnish does one restoration take?
Our Intern Mac has his very own blog, where he talks about his work being done here at Lowell Boats. Check it out and see how cool it is to work here!
Talk about a cool unique restoration! The whirlwind is having its own rebuilding done by 'cold molding'. Each layer is put in individually. The interior of the boat is done and Meghan has done awesome patch work to the side. Do you wanna know what cold molding is? Let us know and Gary will tell us what, how, and why this is so cool!
This boat has gotten the finishing touches done with paint and varnish. The wiring is about 75% done Next up is wiring the wire panel & remote stern lights. This boat will be saying 'Fair Seas' next week!
The Riviera is looking good - thanks Shane! The stain on the deck is done and now we need 1 to 2 more coats of sealer before we can bleach and stain the blonde area.
This electric boat is almost ready to leave the shop. All the wiring is done, now we detail and hook it up!
The 56 is now "Integrity". What would/did you name your boat? This boat is being shipped soon for its custom trailer fitting.
The skiff is getting new seats and a wiring control panel. Next up is upholstery!
This ski boat is ready to take on the wind with its newly installed windshield. Shane has been installing the interior and doing a lot of wiring. Once the gauges come in the boat will be in top shape with its engine hooked up and ready for a test run.
Repetition is something we at Lowell Boats know much about! The U18 is in its sanding and fairing cycle - 3 down once more to go! Check out Gary posing with the U18 - lookin good !
This electric boat is on its way home! Gary and Jack are headed to Roaring Gap to return this newly restored boat to its owner. Fair Seas!
Tricky! is the word used by our restorationist to describe what's being done. Our crew found rot in the continental, they removed and replaced the chine planks as well as transom chine. Jack is making custom transom chine pieces and frame replacement parts. Hear Gary explain how and why in the video below!
Did you know Lowell Boats does internships? We sure do; Say hello to Mac - the newest Lowell Boats intern. Check him out hard at work! For more information on possible internships or classes at our GSO location shop contact Lowellboatsoffice@gmail.com.
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