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I have just purchased a 17' 1970's seabreeze deep "v". It has 35+ years of sun fade on the light blue gelcoat topside. That needs some spucing up and the white fiberglass bottom is red with deposits of rust and buildup. It has a 40hp Evinrude with electric start, no builge pump and a bow and stern light.

the questions are:

1) how do I bring the topside gelcoat back around, I did read the blog about the gent with the maroon boat with a similar issue, I wonder how he panned out?

2) How big of a battery will I need in order to operate this boat with using the electic start 40hp and operate the lights at night. There is currently not a horn, but there might be soon.

Thanks

VacationLand

"all the help in the world cant help the helpless"

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Well lets start with the gelcoat. I would take some 220 wet/dry sandpaper and sand the whole top with it using some soapy water. Do a real thorough job of it. Do it again with 320 grit and finally finish with 400. This will probably take you all day with a helper. now that you have done this get a power buffer (not a vibrating orbital polisher but one that they would use in a body shop) with a wool pad. Polish the whole thing with some heavy duty liquid rubbing compound. Follow with a product called Gelgloss using the same polisher and finally a good quality paste wax by hand. You can do the same thing to the hull and it should look brand new when finished. It is alot of work to do it right but it will be worth it!

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