Sailing Yacht

Episode No. 1 of “Pretty Perfect” – Boat Restoration and Reconstruction of a 29 Ft Cabin Cruiser





This episode is the first of a series about the recostruction and restoration of a 29 foot Bayliner Cabin Cruiser. It covers from the instant we got the boat through the completion of the hull interior surfaces. Many areas were damaged by fresh water causing dry rot and requiring removal, repair and rebuild of hull and internal structural areas. The restoration of this 1983 Contessa will include the redesign of the hull interior, new floors supports, walls and furnishing, with the goal of reducing weight, increasing performance, reliability and reducing operating cost along with the reduction of hydrocarbon emissions thanks to these innovations and use of eco friendy components. Each Episode will cover different aspects of the rebuilding process, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

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12 comments

  1. Gorgeous and the boats not half bad.

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  2. Like what your doing but would like just a little more time to see the work.  :o)

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  3. Just photographs; where's the video to actually show the work being performed.

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  4. Ambitious project, boats have a way of being a lot more work than expected, lol

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  5. Amazing! I own and am restoring a 1963 Sabre Challenger, found in bad shape, but as you know, a interior so ugly, that only people like us can see into its future. I cannot thank you enough for posting this, I made me re-thing my entire restore. Keep us posted, you are an inspiration!

    Kelly Williamson
    Miami, FL

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  6. Pretty perfect and the boats not bad either.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and music with me. Your detailed work and attention to detail show a true craftsman. I also enjoy re-designing and remodeling old boats. I would like to find a good materials supply house?
    Old boats with the latest technology in lighting, electronics and design concepts turn out awesome results!
    Thanks:
    Ocean 1

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  8. Keep us updated and videos up!

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  9. This is going to be fun. You make my project look like child's play. Good luck.

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  10. The boat is far from finish, it is an ogoing project. Exterior will not be completed until spring 2010. Next video with progress will be up at the end of September.

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  11. Entertaing episode. Can't wait to see whats next. Im on board!

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  12. This is a big project, wow! I can't wait to see the end product. Can I go for a ride?

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