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Restoration of my ‘57 Clipper 22 May 2024 11:27 #129328

Bruceter on the site casts the bow bird.  He does excellent work.  All of the other hardware on the boat was added by the dealers with whatever they used.EX:  Bow lights, anchor lights, chocks, flag poles. etc.  

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Restoration of my ‘57 Clipper 22 May 2024 02:42 #129325

I’m going to use a 1/4-in aluminum plate to reinforce the transom before I cover it with Teak where the motor mounts, both inside and out. It will get a planked Teak floor as well as a teak accented dash. I’ll be retaining all of the original dash hardware (Speedo, ignition switch, start button, temp light). I’ll be hanging a ‘63 Evinrude V4 Starflight 75hp on it. I need to find the missing bow hardware (grab handles for the bow as well as the stern light with flag holder). Anyone out there have one or know where I could get the correct one for this boat?

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Restoration of my ‘57 Clipper 22 May 2024 02:25 #129324

Here are some pictures of the bottom and transoms prep. I cleaned them with a stainless braided cone on my grinder and then acid etched them in prep for the bottom coating.

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Restoration of my ‘57 Clipper 22 May 2024 02:22 #129323

Here are a few pictures to show how she was when I got her. I will be restoring it with a painted hull in a vintage off-white pearl main color with a pastel yellow accent. Bottom will be redone using Steel Flex 2000 in a silver flake to fill/seal the pin holes. Basically all of the gold anodizing in the pictures will be off-white and the blue anodizing will be a pastel yellow.

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