1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Priming the Hull, and Painting the Bottom

May 10, 2009. We’d been wailing away on the Roamer refit for 18 months, and it was finally time to seal up the hull in primer and then paint the bottom.

The stem and forward hull in 2007.

Same spot in January 2009.

Primed and ready for final sanding and top coat in May 2009.

The chine in 2007.

The chine in February 2009.

The chine (opposite side) in May 2009.

A long view down the side in 2007.

A long view down the side in 2009.

Struts in 2007.

Struts in May 2009.

Full frontal ghost ship in 2007

Full frontal ghost ship in 2007

Full frontal much loved Roamer circa July 2009.

You really can’t get much more “before” than this.

This is kind of a partial “after.”

The bottom was painted in Pettit Vivid for aluminum hulls, but the topsides were still in Awlgrip 545 primer. The aluminum aft deck was still not primed, the decks were sandblasted but not faired or primed. And the cabin top still had the 5′ by 10″ hole cut in it from the engine install.

But the project was was getting there!

Next up: 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Paperwork SNAFU, Splashed, Moved and Tented!

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