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  • #16
    Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

    Thanks DWhite, that's exactly what I had in mind as far as the paint scheme. I'm getting her soda blasted tomorrow morning and I'm excited to see her naked for the first time ...

    Here are a couple of pics of the '59 Evinrude Lark 35hp after I finished swapping a few parts from my parts motor. The main thing I did was to convert from a short shaft to a long shaft.

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    Here are a couple of pictures of the two cowlings. One was painted blue with a brush, but the other looks like the original paint. Can anyone confirm this for me? I would like to repaint it to the original, but haven't been able to find any good pictures showing detail of the original paint scheme.

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    Thanks,
    JTB
    Last edited by Johnny Too Bad; September 15th, 2009, 11:55 PM.
    A bad day on the lake beats a great day in the office.

    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....johnny+too+bad

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    • #17
      Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

      Wow...that's a nice TM in those pix. Here's a link to a 59 E-rude brochure for the Lark: http://www.old-omc.de/start.html
      The blue cowl has been painted, but can't tell if it was with a brush.

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      • #18
        Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

        Thanks for the Evinrude link, TM. That is exactly what I was looking for. Now I can start to plan my color scheme. Soda blasting tomorrow morning. I'll post pics tomorrow or Sunday.
        A bad day on the lake beats a great day in the office.

        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....johnny+too+bad

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        • #19
          Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

          Can't wait to see your pictures. Is there any wood at all on her? I am going to try to restore the 56 Evinrude "15Hp" I have so the link tmcalavy posted was cool. I wonder if you can match the paint.

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          • #20
            Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

            I "match" all my paint by taking a small colored piece with me to the auto parts store and then prowl the Duplicolor or Tempo paint rack until I find something close enough. Can't recall the colors I used on the E-rude Big Twin, but it was all GM colors I think. I try to keep the painting business simple, since I know I'll be touching it up sooner or later.

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            • #21
              Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

              Well, I got her soda blasted yesterday! It took longer than I expected, but after watching the guy take off three layers of paint and primer, I have one thing to say ... completely worth it! What took him 5 hours would've taken me about five months and I'n not sure I could've ever gotten all the paint from around the rivets and seams.

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              Now she's ready to seal, paint and polish. It might be a while before I actually get her painted, but I plan on polishing the sides pretty soon.
              Last edited by Johnny Too Bad; September 15th, 2009, 11:56 PM.
              A bad day on the lake beats a great day in the office.

              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....johnny+too+bad

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              • #22
                Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

                Here are the 'after' photos ...

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                Last edited by Johnny Too Bad; September 15th, 2009, 11:56 PM.
                A bad day on the lake beats a great day in the office.

                http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....johnny+too+bad

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                • #23
                  Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

                  Last two ...
                  A bad day on the lake beats a great day in the office.

                  http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....johnny+too+bad

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                  • #24
                    Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

                    Trapper, the only wood is in the transom and a piece of redwood the PO put over the dash when he installed the new helm. I had planned on taking it off and filling the original holes with guages, but after taking the paint off, I think it looks pretty good. Plus, now I don't have to fill all the holes. I can just put in the guages I want.

                    JTB
                    A bad day on the lake beats a great day in the office.

                    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....johnny+too+bad

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                    • #25
                      Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

                      She looks good johnny . I took 2 dys just to sand the bottom of my 16'er and still had to sandblast all the rivets.


                      Rick
                      Current Resto Project
                      1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16'

                      http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=322858


                      Starcraft owners be sure to check out the 2010 get together thread .


                      http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=337378

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                      • #26
                        Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

                        I wish I could find a Texas Maid but my wife would kill me if I brought home another old boat. Maybe next year.

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                        • #27
                          Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

                          Nice progress...if you don't mind my asking, what did the soda blasting cost? Reason I ask is I'm thinking of options for painting the hull on my TM. I did the topsides and inside, but still considering a two-tone hull...with bottom plate one color and another similar shade from the waterline to the gunwhales. That's aways off just yet, but I'm squirreling away quarters and other plunder to pay for it one day. I can do the painting myself, but not the prep...one repaired shoulder, one original equipment shoulder and I'm babying it.

                          I'm tempted to bring another TM home, but that would mean building on to the garage...can't interfere with the better half's parking space and I like to work inside. A buddy of mine keeps telling me they soften up after boat No. 2 appears and that you have to mutter/complain/hint about buying a motorcycle for several months before bringing home the next boat...haven't tried that one yet. I had to give up on bikes after I lost my natural bounce.

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                          • #28
                            Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

                            LOL TM my SWMBO was fine up to boat 4 infact she went with me for numbers one and 3 but by 4 her patience was wearing then . I did manage to sell number one though so I am testing the waters for another number 4 .


                            Rick
                            Current Resto Project
                            1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16'

                            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=322858


                            Starcraft owners be sure to check out the 2010 get together thread .


                            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=337378

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                            • #29
                              Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

                              I'm glad I'm not the only one! I had a very hard time explaining to my wife why I was still trolling Craigslist every day looking for another boat when I just got one two weeks ago. I don't know what I would do with it, I wouldn't have anywhere to put another one. Besides, the soda blasting ate up a good portion of my budget.

                              I promised her I would only use the proceeds from the sale of my other boat, trailer and two outboards to finance this project. The problem is I haven't sold my other boat yet, I kept the trailer to use on the TM, and I really don't want to get rid of my 1964 9.5 hp Johnson. It's been such a great little motor. Regardless, I may have to wait a little while to rebuild the bankroll before I can paint.

                              As for the soda, I paid $385 for 5 hours of blasting. I wanted to keep it to $200, but I just bit the bullet and let him do the inside while I was there. I know some people think blasting (sand, walnut, soda or whatever) is 'cheating', and that all paint should be stripped by hand, but when I figured the cost of materials (sander, paper, stripper), the amount of work and the time it would have taken, I just couldn't picture doing it myself.
                              A bad day on the lake beats a great day in the office.

                              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....johnny+too+bad

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                              • #30
                                Re: '59 Texas Maid 14' Resto Project

                                LOL I have 3 in the driveway and cruise craigslist and a few other places several times a day plus I have my 63 Ford F100 out behind the garage waiting to get in the garage and my buddies dont help between sending me Truck and boat listings I need about 50 acres .


                                Rick
                                Current Resto Project
                                1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16'

                                http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=322858


                                Starcraft owners be sure to check out the 2010 get together thread .


                                http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=337378

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