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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 16 Apr 2019 18:57 #94723

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Looking good!

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 16 Apr 2019 18:49 #94722

Finally got her in the water for the first time and cruised Lanier with Jennings (Bike Cop). Had no issues at all. Hardly any water came in the boat which I was excited about. Ran out a tank of gas, switched tanks and it fired right back up (excited about that too) lol. Looking forward to getting out again soon.

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 12 Feb 2019 15:49 #93397

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RickG wrote:

HawkEyes wrote: Nice job, they look great. Rick you seam to have the magic touch.
Rick what you mean "you been wanting someone to try that"?


Marc, I meant doing a paint fill. I do it on the much smaller areas on the switch plates, but these bigger plates seemed to be more of a challenge than I wanted to try. It looks great though. Now I'm gonna' have to do mine. ;)


Rick, I was talking to Jay about these plates and his process on facebook, I going to give it a shot for the set you sent me for my boat and the oval ones you sent me for Dawn's boat. I will do hers first... It is a process I am sure that one cannot rush through... These will pair off nicely with my dash switch panel you made...

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 12 Feb 2019 13:59 #93394

RickG wrote:

HawkEyes wrote: Nice job, they look great. Rick you seam to have the magic touch.
Rick what you mean "you been wanting someone to try that"?


Rick, did you ever try any of the ones I made a pencil rub of?



Marc, I meant doing a paint fill. I do it on the much smaller areas on the switch plates, but these bigger plates seemed to be more of a challenge than I wanted to try. It looks great though. Now I'm gonna' have to do mine. ;)

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 12 Feb 2019 00:54 #93391

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HawkEyes wrote: Nice job, they look great. Rick you seam to have the magic touch.
Rick what you mean "you been wanting someone to try that"?






Marc, I meant doing a paint fill. I do it on the much smaller areas on the switch plates, but these bigger plates seemed to be more of a challenge than I wanted to try. It looks great though. Now I'm gonna' have to do mine. ;)
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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 11 Feb 2019 23:49 #93390

Nice job, they look great. Rick you seam to have the magic touch.

Rick what you mean "you been wanting someone to try that"?

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 11 Feb 2019 21:28 #93386

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LakeHead wrote: Couldn't figure out how to post a video... probably over looking something simple.


Upload to YouTube, and post the link here. Make sure to make the video public or at least shareable.

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 11 Feb 2019 21:15 #93385

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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 11 Feb 2019 20:55 #93384

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Looks great Jay. The paint came out nice. I've been wanting to see someone try that.
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The 55 Vagabond is home and the restoration begins 11 Feb 2019 19:56 #93382

Couldn't figure out how to post a video... probably over looking something simple.

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