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1985 champion restoration
« on: April 14, 2013, 08:45:28 AM »

 i decided to do new  carpet and refinish why boat this year but when i got into it i notice  rotton wood in battery bay and some soft spots in my transom so i figured i mite as well do it right  trying to post pics but they are to large trying to make smaller

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 08:55:21 AM »

This will be cool to watch come together. If you need help with the photo's just let me know. I use a downloaded program called photo filtre (yes it's spelled like that) just do a quick search and it's super easy.
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 10:03:35 AM »

well figured it out some what here are pics of the top removed and rotten transom

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 10:04:29 AM »

sorry missed pic of transom

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 10:08:37 AM »

and now rebuilt transome i did do some over kill here but im running a 175 with a jack plate so i wanted to be really  stiff also all bolts are now in side hull i raised wash well 3 inches so that i could hide bolts and make a cross stiffener plate  next paint photos and yes this is prefitted photo it took me 2 days to glass all pieces in now its done

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 10:18:24 AM »

here are a few pics of paint and flake these are before i have re sanded and layed 3 more heavy coats  of emron elite also bottom section is black so if i do scratch bottom it is easyily fixed not so much in flake .it took 12 ounces of silver and 20 ounces of red for total coverage i changed guns for red it worked alot better also red strip is sprayed on it is a candy red it matched red flake the best it took 3 hours just to lay out stripe.now it will sit for a week or so while i fix top lots of screw holes and rotton would at back to fixeven holes were gauges were mounted this is were i am at when i start on top next week i will post more pics

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 11:02:27 AM »

PICS BEFORE FINAL SANDING AND POLISHING

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 12:12:53 PM »

man thats gonna be one sweet looking Champion ~c~

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 01:01:45 PM »

Wow awesome work so far!
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013, 11:11:20 PM »

Thank You for the pictorial tour. That is going to be one fine boat ~c~ ~c~

I wish I had your shop :-*
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2013, 04:43:51 PM »

well hull is done cut and polished back on trailer also the start of stage 2

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2013, 07:44:45 AM »

well been 2 weeks finally have top sprayed and fixed still have to resand and clear but so far so good

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2013, 07:45:41 AM »

and with color

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2013, 07:48:07 AM »

not sure on carpet color. what you guys thinks red .black light grey or dark gray im kind of on fence with red and dark grey
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2013, 07:59:04 AM »

Take it from a gal's opinion..... Dont do red.  Ur gonna have too much red on the boat imo.    Offset ur red boat with a dark gray or even black carpet.  I wouldnt go lighter because over time the carpet will fade some from being in the sun.   

Just my opinion.   

Nice restoration btw!
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2013, 05:18:35 PM »

my wife feels the same way a dark grey would look good .i like the red but after seening the top painted ya its a
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2013, 05:21:00 PM »

just wen this after noon and scuffed the top and put 3 more heavey coats of emro have to wait till wensday and cut it and polish next doors and motor
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2013, 08:55:05 PM »

The red carpet does look cool but just a quick Google and most boats with red its faded.. I guess it just fades fast. I would go black or grey.
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2013, 11:04:56 AM »

Wow! That thing is real sweet!

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 05:23:10 PM »

 well put top on today so i can paint doors and motorhave to take of again to run wiring but thought you might like to see pic of it together

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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2013, 05:28:38 PM »

Beautiful color! Great job so far man!
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2013, 01:31:44 PM »

Good gravy that is AWESOME!!  Great job!
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2013, 10:23:26 AM »

Hat's off to ya. That is a lot of love for a great boat. I have a 2000 187 and just love it. I've had it for 8 years.
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Re: 1985 champion restoration
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2013, 06:03:41 PM »

been really busy with boat have re wired the boat re painted motor and now reassembling when im done i will post lost of pics . i spent 2 nights just candy coating all my gauges and polishing dash loos good wont be long now
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