While working this year I found a second boat that I couldn’t live without in northern Minnesota. My brother in law checked it out for me then brought it home later for me to pick up after I was done working for the year. It’s a 1956 valco royal. The interior has seen better days but I won’t feel bad bringing her back with a newer 4 stroke hanging off the back.
Finished the seat base. Made a new transom amd dash before dying the wood and sealing it. Started painting the inside of the bow seafoam and laid a coat of epoxy resin before some sanding and fairing compound on the topside.
Fired up the polisher to wrap up this round of paint. Mounted all the topside trim and windshield is in place.
The seat is mounted. Wrapping up the side panels and mounting controls is all that’s left on the interior.
Been busy running around the state. Wound up picking up a short shaft merc 500, 3 tee nee trailers, and a boat. Within 2 days sold 3 trailers and the boat leaving a pile of tee nee parts to make one trailer with the enclosed winch stand and an extra set of fenders for the other boat. If someone has a set of the transom rollers with the stands available for purchase I’m looking for a set. A quick coat of paint will have to do for now until I’m done working for the year.
Excellent! How do you prep a trailer for painting? Sandblasting or one of those liquid brush on rust removers or ??? Do you still sand before priming and painting? How many coats of each? I am new to trailer painting and have 2 trailers to freshen up. One has black paint flaking off over original cream/ yellow paint. The other is that Mustang yellow chrome talked about somewhere. Previous owner made it 2 separate shades of yellow. I want it one color and want it fair looking, but not show quality. Neither of my trailers don’t show any real rust other than exposed bolt threads.
Back at again. I picked up a ‘56 tee nee trailer with the tip and turn on it. After taking it apart I found the bar is bent so it upgraded from the original 14 gauge to a new 3/16 piece that shouldn’t bend for years to come. Also prepping some more trailer parts for paint.