More work than I thought - but is it worth it? Seaway Seafarer 19

MrGradyB

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I will post more pictures as it is complete.
 

GBall

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I think you made the right choice. It looks like a sweet boat I love my 21 and I’ll bet that 19 is a gas
 

Captn' Spalding

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Looking mighty fine, and I suspect you will be very happy with the results afterwards.
 

MrGradyB

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Ok, it has been one year or so and she finally comes home! More work to get her together but we are weeks away. Unfortunately, work still persists and slows me down. I am going to continue to use the original fuel tank which is aluminum. I will drain it completely and see how it goes. Fuel has been the biggest issue with this one over the years. tempImageu4kF2t.jpg
 

MrGradyB

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I will update as I get electronics in place, windshield, trim, cabin bi-folds, etc.
 

Captn' Spalding

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That is a beauty of a boat. Cant wait to see the cleaned up teak, that will really make it a head turner. Good choice in making the repairs.
 

MAArcher

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I will update as I get electronics in place, windshield, trim, cabin bi-folds, etc.
Who did you use for the work? How close did you come to the original $8k quote? Would you recommend the shop now that you're done with them? Thanks
 

Rockfish9

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Restoration projects never are as easy as they seem,old boats are a labor of love, that boat shows it, congrats on a job well done..
 

MrGradyB

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When I was looking for a marina to do the glasswork I spoke to about 3 maybe 4 places. When I spoke to Adam at New England Marine & Fiberglass he was willing to look at a small job (basically a fun project boat) and they had the ability to do all the work in-house. Glass, Powder Coat, Gel-coat, motor, canvas, if needed etc. I added to the original scope by making the cabin roof structurally sound and able to hold the 2 seats/guests who spend much time leaning on the windshield when at anchor or slow motoring down a lazy river. This added a small amount to the total. (seats mentioned earlier) Otherwise stayed to the original price and gel-coated the entire hull and deck which was not in the original bid. Boot stripe was and did not go onto the hull a few other minor things I will complete and may have expected done. But he and I knew some things I was going to complete. Trade-offs but I like the end look and have positive expectations. I am very pleased at this point, looks great, and structurally seems more solid than I could have expected. I will give more info as I get the boat on the water which will give better info on durability and function.
 


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