Saturday, November 10, 2007

Finally getting started

I took more than a year, but I'm getting started on restoring the hull of my 1962 Thompson Sea Mate. I pulled the outboard, removed the windshield & hardware from the deck, then yanked her off the trailer. Tomorrow I will carefully flip the boat keel-side up with the help of Mrs. HB and the Ubergeek.

The gallery of photos I posted when I first brought home the "Hoarded Treasure" is here. I'll be refinishing the hull with paint from the George Kirby, Jr. Paint Co., in business since 1846. I need to remove the outer keel, to seal and caulk it in order to reduce the current leak rate. I should be done well in advance of the Thompson Reunion next August in Marinette.

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