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1997 Viking 43C Restoration - Looking for suggestions

Discussion in 'Viking Yacht' started by petrel, Nov 30, 2019.

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  1. DOCKMASTER

    DOCKMASTER Senior Member

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    How extensive of a paint job are you doing? Are you keeping existing color? How long does yard say total time for paint job? I'm really curious as a full paint job is on my list for end of this season assuming my Repower finishes up all well here in a few weeks. I'm thinking to go from my cream/buff color to bright white with a contrasting color on freeboard and likely keep my fwd mask and around windows a very dark blue or even black.
  2. petrel

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    Complete paint-everything from the waterline to the hardtop. Yes, I've asked the yard to select the color to be as close to Viking factory white as possible. Same boot stripe and flybridge stripe color, pattern and size too. "60 working days"is the timeframe we were given when we made the commitment. All three yards that I approached about the job quoted approximately the same timeframe.

    We were tempted to have some fun with the color, but decided against it. If my new paint job gets scratched, I want it to be the same color underneath.
  3. DOCKMASTER

    DOCKMASTER Senior Member

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    That's a great point about the color underneath if you get a scratch. Please post some pictures of the process and progress as it gets painted.
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    unnamed-3.jpg A little more progress. Down to the details.
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    Went down last week, for the first time, to check in on the boat. Up until now, I've just been receiving a few photos from the yard as the job progressed. It was quite a disarming site. The boat is in about a thousand pieces!

    I must hand it to these guys, they have the boat stripped down to the last bracket, handle, hinge, frame, fixture and panel. Sorry I was so overwhelmed that I forgot to take any photos.

    The lead technician gave us a tour of the project that was spread over one boat house and five other structures. As the boat is being disassembled and prepped in the main building, all of the parts are stripped, sanded and prepped in another area, painted in another, and ultimately stored in a shipping container to await reassembly. The hardtop is in another building still awaiting disassembly.