So I got almost no use of the boat last season and I don’t see getting a lot of use this coming up season either L. So I was thinking about projects I could do. Two years ago I gutting the inside and re-did it all but did not touch the hull or the gel. The gel is looking really bad. Real ashy and no amount of buffing does any good. The back is also riddled with 30 years of holes that need to be cleaned and plugged as well as 30 years of wear on the bottom..
I have seen lots of stories here on people flipping and prepping their hulls for resto so I am totally inspired but I have two concerns/questions.
I have a J e/f pump and was concerned about removal. I guess I could leave it in but if I want to do the hull correctly and thoroughly I guess I should remove it in order prep properly… Any words of wisdom on removing that pump and any thoughts on putting it back on correctly? Living in NC leaves the option of taking it to a professional skillful in the art of Jets unrealistic or at least REALY limited.
Second is paint/gel. I need pros and cons as I don’t have any experience with having either applied to a boat. How long should I expect them to last? How much money should I expect to pay to have a prepped hull sprayed? I don’t have a garage so spraying it myself is not viable. What questions should I ask a professional when I go talk to them? I don’t have a garage at this home so the boat lives outside. Covered when not in use but still sees the elements.
Oh and long time no see.. Below is a pic of my most BEAUTIFUL daughter. Man do I love being a dad.