HARPER BOAT SALES AND RESTORATION
Since 1978
We started off with a 1983 18 ft Century Resorter open utility fiberglass ski boat. That we discussed with customer to make it into a mahogany runabout with a fiberglass hull by putting, mahogany floors, seats, inside of sides, 1/2'' decks and dash. Painted the hull burgundy to look like wood and went from an open utility with a motor box to a split cockpit with an engine hatch.
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After stripping out the inside and all the hardware off the decks we begin putting down mahogany floor boards
 
 

 


 Then we stripe the floor board with 1/8'' black stripes
 
 

 

   
After detailing and painting  the engine we install it in place to  put in the forward and aft bulk heads in.    
We applied a mahogany dash over the original fiberglass one and also built new seats.        
Now that we have the seats and bulk heads in place now we can construct the engine hatch.      
We then sand down the fiberglass deck to get a nice bondable surface for the epoxy to bond the new mahogany to the fiberglass deck.     
Here we cut each piece of mahogany to  fit together kind of like a jigsaw puzzle.      
 
After all the decks are laid down and fit properly we epoxy them down and bung all the screw holes.      
We cut all the bungs to deck level then start sanding to get a nice smooth finish.        
 
After we have reached the desired smoothness we start varnishing.        
   
We then apply 2 coats of varnish, 2 coats of epoxy then sand the  decks stripe with 1/8'' black stripe. Then apply multiple coats of varnish then epoxy.        
       
Now the Boat is going off to get a nice new paint job on the sides, bottom and transom
The boat now has its nice new paint job. We also sanded and buffed the decks for a nice smooth, shiny finish. Then applied all the hardware, windshield, swim ladder and rub rails.    
 
Here we cut out the vinyl letters and apply a name of the customers choice to the transom.  
Here we put the boat in the water to find where the water line will be.
The boat is complete, with seats,  the water line all done and the bottom painted, Old Yellow is ready to be used all summer long.
 

 


 

Our shop is located in the Winnipesaukee Lakes Region in New Hampshire

Meredith, NH 03253     603-279-8841     Directions