|Babylon Boat Works||
Today was a big day for the project. We worked on the console some more this morning and have it just about done. At 3 pm Kurt and Steve from Great Bay Marine picked up the boat at Perfect Ten Auto after it received a beautiful paint job with Awl Grip Aqua Mist on the hull and Oyster White on the topside. What a beautiful job Matt did with this one!
Steve and Kurt working the hydraulic trailer with boat hitched up and ready to go to the shop at FMT.
Heading out for the road and looking good.
Backing the boat in at the shop.
Setting the boat on the dollies.
I did some of the last finishing touches under the console which was tough. I felt like a gopher in a hole. I finished running wires for the Sirius antenna connection and used the Dremel tool to cut off all the long screws protruding into the console area.
We ordered black piano hinge and got rid of the stainless steel hinge which just stuck out like a sore thumb. This really look good with the black Lexan. We are having the screw heads painted black and will install them when done. The fine details are what really make a "Classic Extreme Makeover" really look real good. It's all in the detail.
We still have a couple of Mercury Smart Craft gauges on backorder to fill out the dash but the console is almost complete and is the heart of the boat.
We devised a combination light/antenna mount for the overhead rail. It incorporated an all around white light, Sirius antenna and spreader light. It is nice and neat. Notice all wires were snaked through the tubing. Also notice a big plus, no cross bar at eye level. A beautiful unobstructed view from the helm.
The console ready to go.
What a paint job. Wait till you see the final product with all the nice stainless hardware and console in place and a 225 Mercury OptiMax engine sitting on the transom. This is one hot boat!
23 Mako Dec 2010
This boat was a complete reconstruction. New fuel tank, all fiberglass repaired, new wiring, all new hardware and plumbing, starboard replacement of almost all original teak, new console new rub rail, grab rail, trim tabs, live well system, leaning post, complete bottom sanding and painting with Micron Extra and a complete Awl Grip paint both topside and hull. New Lowrance electronics and a new Mercury OptiMax engine with new gauges and harnesses were added to finish the job.