My 1956 Trojan Sea Queen restoration project

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My 1956 Trojan Sea Queen restoration project

Postby NYRaider » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:35 pm

Hello all~

This is the story of how I spent close to four thousand dollars, 400 plus hours of labor and all the spare time I had during the summer of 2005.
I hope this provides a platform for ideas and education.

NYRaider (Dave)




After many years of abuse at the hands of my sister, I was allowed inspect and take ownership of my fathers boat. 4/16/05.
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Postby NYRaider » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:38 pm

Closer inspection....

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Postby NYRaider » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:44 pm

Possession & Antibacterial cleaning 5/21/2005

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Postby NYRaider » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:48 pm

More damage found, someone (my darling sister), used a saw to cut piece off the rub rail....

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Postby NYRaider » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:53 pm

Sanding. I used a dewalt orbital sander with 100 grit first then I reduced it down to 350. To remove the old caulking, I used a dremmel tool with a grout removal bit and guide.

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Postby NYRaider » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:58 pm

Teak putty & more sanding....5/25-6/22/2005

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Postby NYRaider » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:04 am

Hull Work. Fiberglass replacement, Marine putty in the transom....6/23-7/2/2005


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Postby NYRaider » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:13 am

Stain Day 7/9/2005. I used Interlux Chris Craft Mahogany Stain. 4 small cans to one large can of thinner. I then canned the rest...so that I would have the right tint stain for later use.


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Postby NYRaider » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:19 am

After waiting a week for the stain to set...I started the caulking on the deck. I used 3m blue painters tape to mask the lines...7/16-27/2005


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Postby NYRaider » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:27 am

Varnish, I used Interlux Schooner. One coat a day, over the next 14 days....yes 14 coats! 7/28 - 8/19/2005


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Postby NYRaider » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:45 am

sanding and painting the hull...8/22-9/18/2005



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Postby NYRaider » Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:04 am

Replacement Canopy, Windows, hardware rechromed and seats back in 9/27-10/6/2005

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Postby NYRaider » Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:12 am

Near finished...10/17 - present.


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Postby NYRaider » Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:18 am

I will be posting more, later.

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Postby Paul » Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:06 am

Nice Job!

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