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Naw, do it right! Take your time....

Take your time, do it right! Don't let desire get in the way of common sense. Any mods need to be done now rather than later. Buy only the materials needed for the part your doing now. You may change your mind about something get stuck with something you no longer want or need. Having some pix of a "complete" B27 interior would be helpful. Then...Rip it out, clean it up, paint it, put it back.
Start with photographing the entire interior and exterior, as-is. Remove everything out of the boat that's not tabbed in. First, strip the bottom. Do whatever glass repairs are required inside AND out; i.e. bottom, deck and deckhouse cores, hardware mounts(ALL! every cleat and stanchion, decored and rebedded), portlights, etc. Scrub everything down, clean, inside and out. Inside: Add tabbed "knees" to where new "furniture"/galley is to mount (This means having a Plan). RECLEAN. Paint the inner hull/bilge with a barrier coat (tinted if you like) and final coat. Add mods (tankage, etc). Rewire. Add furniture. Finish. Now the rest of the exterior......
Do it right, and maybe she'll last another 30 years.
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Last edited by FishmanTx; 10-16-2009 at 02:03 PM.
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