My 72 skipjack restoration almost done..

GregorXr

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I suppose that works well paint it white it will go with my boat. How much and when could i have one made? Got the tank i am hiring help towards the end of the month to help with the boat.
 
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bent rodz

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    I suppose that works well paint it white it will go with my boat. How much and when could i have one made? Got the tank i am hiring help towards the end of the month to help with the boat.
    If you have a better idea let me know... it could be made anytime really. Could be made for like $150. Let me know when you get around to tackling this project. We could come up with a cleaner design then this. But this gives you a basic starting point to think about.
     

    GregorXr

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    Is it cheaper to build something out of wood i have spar utherene and kiwi grip om the way and i am picking up a marine sheet of plywood.
     

    bent rodz

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    All I have left is the head liner on the tower, under the crows nest. Going to use seadek It's lightweight, waterproof, and I can get it in grey so it will play well with the rest of the colors on the boat. Thanks guys for all your input!
     
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    brian fulton

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    Thanks man. Haven't thought this through and a good plan helped a lot
    You are the refit guru for sure awesome work well thought out .i just purchased a 1972 24 ft fly bridge with twin AG 170 Volvo Straight 6 or inline 6s I am sorta lost at where to begin with her.she's an awesome layout very stable platform.I am a smart guy but I don't have close to the skills you have.I just wanted to share what I have and now that I've seen what can be done with a Skipjack or any boat that age could turn out to look and be like in every top notch rebuild situation I am jazzed for sure.thank you for sharing your perfection with myself and everybody that truly sees how ones dreams are possible when you put your mind into it and don't rush something that is your master piece.Thanks and have a safe season.
     

    beedub

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    Not sure if you'll get a notification of my post since you did this a few years ago, but awesome job man! I love how you did the backlit console. Hope you're still enjoying your Skippy. I've had a 24 Open myself for about six months now. I've been slowly plucking away at de-rigging it and have recently decided to make a complete rebirth the focus of my weekends. I'm from SoCal but live up between the bay and Tahoe now. I need full enclosure and the priciest part will be that I'm converting to brand new outboard power. And I'm not rich! I'm going DIY for everything except hanging the motor, only so I can maintain a warranty. I've never seen a pilothouse center console Skipjack, so that's the way I'm leaning. And thanks for some inspiration! I love when skillful people are willing to document and share their builds.
     
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    SkippyNate

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    I really like how you did all the work yourself: I am new to boats, and have little experience but I bought a 24 foot 1971 Skipjack to restore as a fun side project. The inboard engine needs to be restored or probably switched out. Any recommendations on what other engine I should replace it with?
     

    bent rodz

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    Update to boat. Restoration round 2! Done!
    New seadek, New deck rail, New 200 gal fuel tank, New deck lids, etc! See link below!

     
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    Holy Shit!
     
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