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  • Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

    Slowly working on the boat. Cleaned it up a little and started taking bits and pieces apart for refresh, paint and just generally making things better.

    Here are some pics of the shifter/throttle assembly and the front Nav light, enroute to being re-painted and reconditioned.

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    Enjoy!

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    Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

    More pics of the throttle assembly, freshly painted with primer and brushed nickel Rustoleum paint...turned out nice!

    http://s1072.photobucket.com/albums/...filter=noflash
    http://s1072.photobucket.com/albums/...filter=noflash

    Still painting the Selectric shift buttons (Red, White and Blue!), will post pics soon of the final look. After this, I get to work on the engine (gotta make sure ot works first!). If that's a go, I'm gotta get to the boat itself!

    JD

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    • #3
      Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

      Oh, I almost forgot...here's the shifter pommel and the Selectric button cover...

      http://s1072.photobucket.com/albums/...filter=noflash

      As close to original as I can get them. Used Krylon Fusion paint for plastic. I suspect that the black was'nt as shiny originally as ot is now, but hey...who's gonna argue....

      JD

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      • #4
        Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

        While i'm at it...painted the red and blue...will wait a few days and then tape it up to pain the white!

        http://s1072.photobucket.com/albums/...filter=noflash

        JD

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        • #5
          Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

          Here are some more pics of the throttle assembly....finished!

          http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...s/94e3f610.jpg
          http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...s/969301ad.jpg
          http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...s/db3b67ae.jpg
          http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...s/abd7dfe5.jpg
          http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...s/b28af810.jpg

          Hope you enjoy!

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          • #6
            Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

            Started cleaning the old girl up a little. Removed the old windshield and worked on the boat cleaning and polishing. She's starting to look pretty good!

            http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...s/caa0540f.jpg
            http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...s/3caec2d9.jpg

            I also degresed the outer engine body and linkages with engine cleaner. Was gonna take a pic, but it just started raining.

            More to come!

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            • #7
              Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

              Looks amazing! Good to see another AT owner too.

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              • #8
                Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

                Hey thanx alot! Can't wait for the weather to warm up and start getting a little more serious about the reno.

                Will keep the pics coming!

                JD

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                • #9
                  Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

                  hey, looks like we have the same boat, i live in ontario too and am hoping to restore my comet this year as well, just trying to find the time, i am having trouble finding original pictures of it though

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                  • #10
                    Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

                    Hey chris276,

                    Nice to see another AT Comet owner! Boat is coming along nicely. Have been giving it some TLC lately, nothing major, but mostly cleaning up alot of the small stuff. Its looking really sharp right now. Thinking about painting a white stripe up the middle of the boat, kind of a racing stripe. It's going to the Evinrude dealership next week to get the motor tuned, then I'll put in some new seats and a new windshield and the old girl should be good to go again! Will probably need to change out the floor and stringers somewhere in the future, but not this summer.

                    How about you? How much of a project is it? What's the plan?

                    JD

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                    • #11
                      Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

                      Here I am drying the floor and hull. Opened her up yesterday (after much back and forth with myself about it) to discover that the floor and stringers are solid, but wet (mostly due to poor storage and about 12 screw holes in the floor). So I decided to get some air in her to try to dry the whole thing out, after which I will seal and close up all the holes.

                      http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...s/03b9114d.jpg
                      http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...s/23fd39ae.jpg

                      JD

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                      • #12
                        Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

                        Originally posted by Sport240 View Post
                        Hey chris276,

                        Nice to see another AT Comet owner! Boat is coming along nicely. Have been giving it some TLC lately, nothing major, but mostly cleaning up alot of the small stuff. Its looking really sharp right now. Thinking about painting a white stripe up the middle of the boat, kind of a racing stripe. It's going to the Evinrude dealership next week to get the motor tuned, then I'll put in some new seats and a new windshield and the old girl should be good to go again! Will probably need to change out the floor and stringers somewhere in the future, but not this summer.

                        How about you? How much of a project is it? What's the plan?

                        JD
                        thanks for posting the pics, id like to see more inside if possible. i basically just have the shell of the boat as of yet, its in great shape, but i dont know where to start . your pics are very helpfull. is the floor original ?, mine does not have the floor, nor does it look like it ever had one ? i also am not sure what to do about seats, would like to do original bench seats , but cant find any original pics for ideas, cant wait to see what your doing for seats. thanks

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                        • #13
                          Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

                          Hey chris276,

                          She's going to the dealership this morning. When I get her back, sometime next week, I will take some pics for you. I should be getting my seats by then too; white, back-to-back Wise seats. My floor is original, but the fiberglass is de-laminated from the wood. My little experiment of opening her up was very helpful in that it has vented the inner structure and dried it out quite a bit. I'm trying to avoid replacing the floor as I do not have a garage and it is a big job to do "in the great outdoors". As soon as the engine works like I want it too, I'm putting some finishing touches to her (guages, radio, speakers, fire extinguisher, new lighter, etc...). Will keep you updated!

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                            Re: Arkansas Traveler Comet Pic Update

                            thanks sport240, i am very interested about the floor,and the seats, i am sure we have the exact same boat, but there is no evidence that mine ever had a floor in it. i have been thinking about how i could put some kind of floor in it though, and some more pics of yours would be helpfull,as for the seats, i thought about back to back seats and the bench at the back, but not sure id have the room, might just go with a front and rear bench, but might not be good for fishing, so im still undecided. thank you.

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