My bottom is softer than I anticipated!!
I've got a 1966 Century Resorter, 19'. Purchased as a "project" and has it ever been one. ***C2Add2.shtml***
We were almost done (we thought), after countless hours and a bunch of $$, and we learned that the bottom is not in as good a shape as we thought.
It did have a decent coat of bottom paint on it ***C2Add.shtml***when we started, and we didn't take it completely off, just some sanding and patching of some of the obvious bad spots.
The previous owner had sprayed a "rhino liner" type product on the inside of the bottom (bad idea), so we couldn't get a good visual of the condition of the wood, and fixed what we thought were the only trouble spots.
It is apparent now, after a maiden voyage that almost ended in disaster, that we have some significant work to do on the bottom.
The rest of the boat is near perfect and a real eye catcher.
The dilemma: do we try to do the repair ourselves? (We have access to expert woodworkers) Or do we take it to an expert in this arena and fork out some more $$, or sell as is and take our beating and move on.
I'm not comfortable with a way to get it turned over to access the bottom.
I have plenty of lifting equipment, but have never tried anything this fragile.
I would welcome some feedback and I will try to get some pics on here as well.
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