Well bird,Originally posted by yellowbird
I would love to see some photos of work in progress. I love what your doing to your 27, How was it working with Magnum Marine. When you ordered the deck, how long did it take them, how did it ship, ect...ect... and deck price if you don't mind me asking, any fittment problems???
thanks great post.
My boat started out as the "team Deranged boat that won the 2001 Championship for P5. Then I bought the hull stripped and brought it home. The deck was in poor shape and so was a couple of bulkheads. So I cut off the deck and replaced everything in the hull including the tanks. I got in touch with Magnum and for some reason they had this starfire deck that was a couple of months old and had not even been trimmed. I was able to get it for around eight thousand I believe and took a trailer from TN to Miami one weekend and picked it up. The guys down there were great. Well I brought it home and started the rebuild. I trimmed the deck, fitted it to the hull and used stainless screws all the way around every six inches and then glassed it all the way around the inside of the boat and across the front and back of each bulkhead. I had to fabricate the back seat for the new deck, The back bulkhead was replaced and made into a firewall. New are tunnels were made on each side. A new engine hatch was made with a tunnel ram. The bilge was completely changed and re glassed. I also made a unique console up front for the Navigator and throttle man. I also had to fabricate new vent plates for the tunnels on each side because Magnum did not have any nor the casting to make them. The hull was completely sanded and smoothed out and is starting the gel process,(No imron here) only gel coat will be used on the entire boat. Two layers of black and two layers of clear gellcoat and it will be awesome. There are not many boats out there that look good black but there is something special about a black Magnum, kind of a throw back to the smuggling days. I will get you some pics soon. Thanks for the interest.