|Before the makeover|
Through a recommendation I took the boat to Gateway Marine in Belford and after listening to the plan they had I went with them. I had researched soda blasting it, stripping it-using several different products and techniques, and just re-paining it. However I plan on trailering the boat and don't need the bottom paint at all. My friend Dave told me to do myself a favor and spend the extra money and get rid of the paint. So I did, and does the boat look great. I had them put new rollers on the trailer while it was there as the other ones were going on 15 years old and were loaded with old bottom paint. The skeg repair looks great.