1981 18' Century Resorter
Paint the hull
"It needs a little work, but what boat doesn't?
Throughout this website,
a click on a photo will probably yield a larger image.
(3/23/12) "Xxxxxx, Spoke with painter today, at his shop. Plan to have the hull painted from gunwales to waterline. If the weather cooperates, we'll paint about March
28 with urethane paint.
On March 24 I took the boat to the Meramec River, near Fenton, Missouri and floated it to see just where the real "waterline" is positioned. I wrote this to a friend soon after:
"Xxxxxx, Launched at George Winter Park on the Meramec. (Yuk!)
Took many photos, similar to
"The more I look at it, the more I'm thinking of waiting a year, then pulling the engine and flipping the hull. We'll see how things go this summer. BTW, I've decided to go with that GPS speedo. It's expensive, but the tube jobs aren't all that reliable and in prepping for paint, I removed all the tube stuff and epoxied the thru-hull fitting hole and all the screw holes."
I've been thinking all along of painting the boat so its colors are like older "woodies," and I'm still thinking along those lines. I've rebuilt much of the boat's interior and upholstered the entire thing in a vinyl that reminds me of old leather.
The Century guys on facebook prefer the old blue color (but I'm the one with the check book):
Can you guess which of these cars I built? (Go ahead -- click on it.)
The boat was delivered to the painter today, Monday, 4/9/12. Forecast is cool and clear until Friday. The color will be a mahogany brown (using Dupont urethane) from gunnels to (new) waterline.
4/13/12 Speaking of paint, a friend emailed today: "I finally got all of those gel coat cracks, holes, and gouges filled (on my 1960 13' Whaler, then finished with brushed awl grip.)" This makes me think it (i.e., ) will be a good solution on the Resorter.
Another pretty good web page by Grant MacLaren