This Seafarer was in with us for Stage 1 of the restoration work in 2018 for a refurbish and repaint of the hull underside. The owner has been using the boat extensively in the meantime but was now ready for Stage 2 of the works. The hull had its fair share of war wounds from years of offshore use and we knew we had our work cut out for us. The hull repairs were significant and dotted the exterior, from localized stress cracking to longer length areas down the topsides which required glassing. To help us the owner was good enough to strip the boat of most of its fittings. When we started work, all that we needed to remove was the alloy hardtop, the old windscreen and a few small fittings. Part of the brief was to fill in the two front cabin windows, and look at what we could do in the way of new windscreen more suited to the hardtop which was not original and came further forward. We decided to make the new screen from composite board and epoxy with bonded acrylic windows. Once all the work progressed to the painting stage we then prepped all areas for painting. The alloy hardtop was also repainted and then re-fitted. The cabin side windows were also replaced with the bonded method which avoids fasteners. With a new coat of grey nonskid on the foredeck to set it off, the boat looked better than brand new!
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