I don't think I've posted a link to a fairly extensive restoration on a Don Hill boat that I did a few years back. It may be instructive to some who are interested. The damage and deterioration…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by AJ DeRosa Aug 19, 2014.
He came up yesterday and got his "new" boat. A very happy and somewhat amazed (by the boat's transformation) fellow. He insisted I take a small bonus payment for my work, which I did not turn down. With the bonus, I made just about minimum wage..almost. Other than the sanding, re-working the old Woodie was really quite fun.
We put almost $1000 in materials and supplies into the job. I had over 100 hrs of labor as well.
In our original discussions and my quick…Continue
Posted on May 24, 2011 at 7:29am — 2 Comments
Doing this restoration was enjoyable and I think the customer got good value. He now has a very serviceable boat that is also a genuine piece of history.…Continue
Posted on May 17, 2011 at 11:15am — 1 Comment
A progress report on the refurbishment of the Don Hill boat:
I've finished with the bottom, the rock shoe install, the chine and a new stem. Finished up the sides while it was upside down, too.
Flipped it over and...sighed. More, a lot more... basic sanding, staring me right in the face.
I put three coat of Dura Tuff clear coat finish on the outside. This is the finish that Don Hill used. I called the fellow who bought out Don Hill's patterns and…Continue
Posted on May 8, 2011 at 8:04pm
I have not figured out how to post pics here yet. For now, I will reference you to my Picasa web album(s) with about 20 pics of this project as it's progressed 'till now.
I was commissioned to bring this boat back to life late last fall. It was soaking wet, full of ice and leaves, a forlorn sight as the client pulled up to my shop with it. He's a recreational floater, wanted the boat saved, if possible, so he could float it this summer. He seems to be OK with…Continue
Posted on April 30, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment