Thanks again, Steve, for the great referral, Janet and I will be forever grateful, and well think of you when were out running this boat. Yes, youll see a photo of the Skiff along side TRADITION for sure.
Im blessed with good weather this holiday season, and Ive been working on the boat today. Later today Ill take a shop vac and get everything out of the boat, and thenll Ill do an internal pressure wash. When it dries up, Ill shop vac again. Later well be doing the Chris Craft gray bilge paint thing. Some of that bare fiberglass is exposed way up in the forward bow area where the side trim stops.
Heres a taste of the progress. These chrome trim rings are pretty unique. Ive never seen them tapered like this for upswept tail pipes, and the look is pretty cool. Those rings cleaned up nicely, but well have them re-chromed along with everything else. All the better for that 250-hp to bark through! I plan to send all the stuff to Graves Plating, who specializes in boat hardware, as I had a rather poor experience many years ago going to a place that didnt specialize in boat hardware. Since theres really not a lot of chrome on the boat, may as well have what is there looking good.
BELOW: Before and After a little touch up work.