Here we took a 22 ft Chris Craft Sportsman and did a complete restoration job from replacing the original bottom with a west system epoxy no soak bottom. Refinished the sides, decks, and interior.
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First step was to remove the engine, fuel tankand all the interior to get the boat ready to be flipped upside down to remove the old original bottom.
Once we have the original bottom removed we replace any bad wood, install marine grade plywood that is painted and epoxied on the interior side laid onto of 5200 adhesive on all chines, ribs and keel areas. Screw it down to get it ready to have new planks installed.
This is what the interior of the inner bottom will look like.
We apply each plank one by one making sure to have a nice tight seal by applying epoxy on the plywood and the plank so we create a sandwich effect so there will be no air pocket creating that no soak bottom.Then epoxy over that so it is completely incapsulated. Once it is cured we sand it and apply a bottom paint of customers choice.
Now it is time to work on the exterior sides, we sand it bleach it and neutralize it with vinegar. Sanded it down to get it ready for fresh stain.
Once we had the wood prepped we applied the red mahogany stain to the wood and let it dry.
Once the stain was applied and dried we seal it then varnish it.
We added the Chris Craft decals and a white boot stripe. We are getting it ready to be flipped right side up to work on the decks.