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Old 11-09-2017, 04:24 AM
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Trying to remove this dp.

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:12 AM
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Beautiful 257 SpectrasOnly! I have been a fan of the 257 for years. Twins are rare but really cool.
I did do some drilling into the transom and luckily it was dry and wood looked good. It would have been nice if my boat had the fiberglass interior like yours for sure! Being an '87 I guess we would call mine a first gen Mirage.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:55 PM
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To ensure minimal water intrusion into the transom, I drilled all existing holes larger and filled with epoxy to drill out for existing holes for drives, tabs and all assessories. Exhaust tips have also 'O' rings behind the flanges for better sealing. All boats should have been done that way but then we wouldn't have projects to keep us occupied,haha.


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Old 11-09-2017, 01:06 PM
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Had to correct the URL for my picture and it duplicated it in editing. Never had this issue before posting on this site. I've been away from OSO for a while, was there some changes? Tried deleting with no success, pretty annoying.
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awesome thread especially with step by step along the way
and some very nice work as well
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:32 PM
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This weekend we got the boat masked off to protect from the dust and overspray. We cleaned the dash a couple times with wax/grease remover. I wanted to pull the windshield but getting to the hardware proved near impossible, so I'll have to work around it unfortunately. (I don't want to break it either) Next weekend we will sand the dash and shoot the primer surfacer.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:27 AM
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We sanded the dash and shot the primer/surfacer Saturday. We used a mini HVLP gun and it was perfect for the complex shapes. Also the gauge bezels from Eddie Marine showed up so I installed them on the new gauge panel.
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Very nice
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:01 PM
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Good looking boat!! cant wait to see it finished up!
Good luck!

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Old 11-26-2017, 04:02 PM
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Fabulous thread, very inspiring to see you show that one doesn't have to be a professional to restore a boat. It naturally takes good research and a pretty handy person that most importantly is not lacking in passion for the boat and got the time. Hope you got some very well deserved turkey. Washington State Mirage guys obviously know this website, but for the rest of us at least it shows the basic specs. Guess they built boats 'till 1997. Btw, really like your Lake Chelan Poker Run.
Mirage Boats old site:
Cuddy Cabin Boats from Mirage Boats: 202 CD, 211 CD, 217 CD, 232 CD, 257 CD.
Another Mirage 217 Intruder boat owner's review:
Boat Reviews By Owners - By-The-Sea
2016 Lake Chelan Poker Run
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