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s/v Tiger Lily
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I'd like to start a new thread to showcase your "before" and "after" photos. Your personal motivation can be to show off, educate, or amaze. I love these kinds of photos, particularly when I need a little inspiration myself. Let's see em ... it can be an entire boat or a specific part or improvement.

I will start with Tiger Lily ... four years into her never ending re-fit.







 

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Osmosis bottom job on my contessa 26

Before(sort of);


During;


and


After;


A lot of work, glad I did it. It's only been a couple of seasons since I did the work but so far the moisture meter readings look good. The hull it's self didn't have a serious osmosis problem but approx 15 years ago an epoxy barrier coat was added without removing the gelcoat. I was getting a fair bit of blisters between the two layers and wanted to clean things up.

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Just got the boat home and trial set on beginning of a trailer prior to refit



Ready to launch...

 

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The bottom was a story in itself...

Before:



During:





Just about finished...:



 

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Wow you guys make it look like child's play... sweet boats!
The day I brought her home


bottom

After sanded/scraped

Barrier

Bottom job
 

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Cleat upgrades... Couldn't afford spinlocks (this time).
 

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This probably isn't fair, as my boat has needed lots of small projects...
Prior owners idea of a traveler...

After:
 

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I am also a big fan of before and after photo sets; I can look at them for hours. Looking forward to seeing everyone else's projects. Here are a few of my own from the past 2 years.
Plumbing and fule lines


Built new propane deck box.


Installed new engine.


New teak.


Re-glassed and painted side decks.



Mast step compression.


Painted mast.


Built new bowsprit.



re-insulated refer with aerogel and installed new frigaboat.



Bottom job and barrier coat.

 

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Just a couple of before and after:

The original navigational equipment:


And the after:


The ceiling in the port head had fallen down and the trim broken - re silicone and new screws, finished job looks like brand new.

The before:


The After:


The before: (broken corner at the upper left)


The after:


See all the rest of the repairs and progress at Catchin' Rays
 

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I'll bite. There's way more to it, but I'll just show three pics:

As we first saw her. Yes, those are holes in the trampoline, and it's not laced either


As she is now:
 

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s/v Tiger Lily
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Discussion Starter #18
LifeSlings are great inventions, but whatever material they use for the cover does not hold up very well in the sun. I found a place that makes these Sunbrella covers for $65.

Before:


After:
 
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