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55-6 Golden Rocket restoration 12 Mar 2018 13:37 #82881

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RickG wrote: Is it just me, or does this look like the garage of someone that has some sort of addiction problem? ;)

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I'm just taking care of these for future generations..... I blame Dr.Chip....:side: :side:
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55-6 Golden Rocket restoration 12 Mar 2018 12:45 #82871

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And that's only part of the fleet...

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55-6 Golden Rocket restoration 12 Mar 2018 12:40 #82870

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Is it just me, or does this look like the garage of someone that has some sort of addiction problem? ;)

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55-6 Golden Rocket restoration 12 Mar 2018 02:23 #82855

Just spray her down.

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55-6 Golden Rocket restoration 12 Mar 2018 02:17 #82854

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Mike, Your Tee Nee trailer looks too nice to submerge launching a boat.

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55-6 Golden Rocket restoration 12 Mar 2018 01:48 #82853

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Hi there. Aluminum acid brightener .. But also sanding the heck out of it. This is the Rocket I bought in Alabama a year or two ago. Lot's of sanding. Napa auto sells the brightener

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55-6 Golden Rocket restoration 12 Mar 2018 01:39 #82852

Mike, how do you get the hull so clean? I haven't been able to get the bathtub ring off my transom, or off the inside of the hull, where it probably sat full of swampy water for a few years. I think we've been through this subject in other threads, but I'm curious what YOU do.

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55-6 Golden Rocket restoration 12 Mar 2018 01:26 #82851

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Well I have just a few more thing's to do on my 55-6 Rocket. Today we switched trailers around and put my mercury on the boat. Decal's for the Rocket emblem's were made by Trey and should get them in a couple of days. I put new step pads and frames on this boat . Purchased them off Ebay. Mercury control lever's and the Rocket emblems were sanded down and polished a little.

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2004 G3 Yamaha fishing boat

55-6 Golden Rocket restoration UPDATED PIX,,, 01 Mar 2018 19:03 #82509

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A few more picture's. The Rocket should be complete this Sunday.

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55-6 Golden Rocket restoration 28 Feb 2018 23:19 #82498

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RickG wrote: Looking good Mike. Any chance you could scan those Rocket plates and send me an image? I could add them to the reproduction parts catalog.

. I will figure out how to get these to you
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1956 Golden Rocket
1957 Vagabond
1955-6 Golden Rocket
2004 G3 Yamaha fishing boat
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