We extend to you a cordial "WELCOME ABOARD !" Come on in, make yourself at home, we are a friendly group of enthusiasts, and we also appreciate the classic Chris Craft Roamer, Corsair, and Lancer boats too , as they are all on the same family tree and share much in common ! Just start by posting a note introducing yourself to the group, that's all it takes here (we don't ask for or retain any personal information here, because our intention is to just "have fun and share information".
If the gelcoat is still able to provide service and look good, no need to paint it, because the process is expensive and paint is not as durable in use as gelcoat is. Let's wait and see what you get before making that decision. All you may need is an afternoon with a buffing compound and wax. My Lancer project has damage so the top will likely need paint unless there is some way to hide it which is doubtful.
This message has been edited by FEfinaticP on Sep 21, 2017 9:15 PM