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    Hi all. It has been some time since posting about the restoration of my Bezoat hydro. It is going along quit well and am pleased with my progress. As always, daily life slows progress, but I am fortunate to have this issue. Anyhow, I am almost done the topside and interior. The cowl was a beast to make. I went way beyond my skill zone there. It was fun though. The scrap bin at the local mill was the source for all the strips, as well as some mahogany for the interior.
    my planer had a heck of a workout. Because of the damage to the coaming, I laminated some dark wood strips to the side to cover up the damage. Again, this was a little tricky.
    I just received all the hardware from Rick Fralick yesterday and will get that sorted out before the last coat of epoxy.
    Now I need to figure out the paint details. Because of the damage to the deck, I have to paint up front. Would like it to reflect the boats heritage.
    Some pictures of the boat when Jeff Hutchins had it would be amazing. I know I won't be able to get it exactly as it was, but a respectful tribute is what I am after.
    This has been and is an amazing adventure. The people in this sport/hobby have been amazing!
    Thanks for all the help
    tom
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    Last edited by TomSki; 06-27-2020, 10:07 AM.

  • #2
    My complements to the chef. Nice job on the cowl and the innerds. I have done several restos and do all sorts of stuff to hide bad areas and it is sometimes easier to build the boat from scratch but that looses the heritage. I read that your final coat will be epoxy. If some wood will be left natural epoxy does not do well in the sun. Maybe the epoxy you are using has some limited ultra violet protection and boat will be mostly in the garage that should be ok? Done lots of varnish over epoxy and have a nice process for flawless final coat, let me know if interested. I believe the Bezoats were varnished like a lot of race boats back in that era.

    Keep posting your progress.
    "Keep Move'n" life is catching up!
    No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

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    • #3
      Hey Zul8, thanks for the encouragement. I will agree that it may be easier to build new. Still a satisfying process though. Persistence pays off in the end.
      I am definitely going to varnish over the epoxy. I bought a quart of Epiphanes formthat duty. Certainly any pointers will be appreciated.

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      • #4
        Tom
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        "Keep Move'n" life is catching up!
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        • #5
          Post #3 is Jeff's Bezoats unfortunately it has a protected band across the pic

          https://hydroracer.net/forums/forum/...-jeff-hutchins
          "Keep Move'n" life is catching up!
          No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

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