‘Just needs a bit of a tidy up’ was the owner’s request. This is the first Nipper we’ve had in the shop and I can see why the owner likes it so much, its a little cracker! Although the boat was in good overall condition it was showing its age and also signs of some previous owners DIY jobs, like plates covering old patches or damage. The main job on the list was to ‘get rid of the mustard coloured dash!!’ which entailed prep, priming and painting this. He also added the bulkhead forward of this and a multitude of other small repairs. We fitted a new glovebox in the dash which needed to be set on an epoxy mount. There were a few area below waterline on the hull that needed to be done, one was from one of the pedestal seat base screws coming through the hull! Because we polished in the numerous gelcoat repairs all over the boat, we suggested to polish the entire exterior above gunnel height to make it all look uniformed. The top was now gleaming and looked near new. Part of the job to repaint the dash was to pre-fit the two inner doors with new flush mount catches and paint to match the dash. The owner took the boat away to continue on with his jobs such as re-fitting the dash, steering and wiring. We can all agree that this will be one of the best examples of a Nipper out there once all done!
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