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    So after finding out my 27' cruiser has a bad case of stringer rot, I decided to part it out and begin looking for something ready to go. After some quick searching I decided I wanted an inboard powered 28-32' express. I ended up looking at a few different Cruisers Incs and decided that was what I wanted. Found one locally, turns out my father knew the guy. The boat was clean and the price was good. I looked at a few more, and then realized the price was great... Gave the man a deposit, set up a boat hauler and will be signing the papers tonight.

    It's an '87 Cruisers Inc. 297 Elegante. I will probably get a few pictures tonight as we get it ready for transport tomorrow. Have a few cosmetic items I want to address (new carpet, cabinet doors, etc) but otherwise should be a nice boat for some time.

    Any other Cruisers owners on this forum. I am trying to get approval at the Cruisers owners forum, but having no luck.
    Boat: 1987 29' Cruisers Inc 297 Elegante. T/270 Crusaders. (SOLD)
    Boat #2: 1984 34' Silverton 34C. T/270 Crusaders. Westerbeke Gen.
    Updating Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...vy-534493.html
    Race Car: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0. 12.5 on slicks, 12.9 on street tires.
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    Photos:




    Boat: 1987 29' Cruisers Inc 297 Elegante. T/270 Crusaders. (SOLD)
    Boat #2: 1984 34' Silverton 34C. T/270 Crusaders. Westerbeke Gen.
    Updating Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...vy-534493.html
    Race Car: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0. 12.5 on slicks, 12.9 on street tires.
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      25thMustang,

      Sorry to hear about the IMP, but glad to see the new boat. I am very excited to see this boat at our meet-up in Aug. Although it will Dwarf my 16' starcraft, I can eventually see myself owning something like this in a few years.
      Liberator 211 - Recently Purchased
      Restoration Thread: 1978 Starcraft 16' SS

      1978 - 16ft Starcraft SuperSport
      1978 Evinrude 70HP

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      • #4
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        Thanks, it will be there for the event Aug 1st. You guys will be out having fun, going fast, jumping wakes... I will be the big barge sitting, with the grille going etc...

        LOL

        More pictures:

        Boat being hauled to the marina:



        Before:



        After a real quick hand polish of this area. This was simply wipe down, and use the wax I had on hand:


        Boat: 1987 29' Cruisers Inc 297 Elegante. T/270 Crusaders. (SOLD)
        Boat #2: 1984 34' Silverton 34C. T/270 Crusaders. Westerbeke Gen.
        Updating Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...vy-534493.html
        Race Car: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0. 12.5 on slicks, 12.9 on street tires.
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        • #5
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          Looks like she will clean up nicely! I have used Vertiglas to take care of polishing oxidized paint and it works great and lasts a LONG time. You might want to look into it.

          Sweet new home away from home! Congrats.

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          • #6
            Re: Signing papers tonight...

            I will be looking into some products to get the exterior back into presentable shape.

            I have a dual action and a standard buffer as well...
            Boat: 1987 29' Cruisers Inc 297 Elegante. T/270 Crusaders. (SOLD)
            Boat #2: 1984 34' Silverton 34C. T/270 Crusaders. Westerbeke Gen.
            Updating Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...vy-534493.html
            Race Car: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0. 12.5 on slicks, 12.9 on street tires.
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            • #7
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              Pictures look great. I was just at the Portalnd Riverside Marina the other day buying some 3m stuff I couldn't find a *******. That is near where you are keeping it right?
              Liberator 211 - Recently Purchased
              Restoration Thread: 1978 Starcraft 16' SS

              1978 - 16ft Starcraft SuperSport
              1978 Evinrude 70HP

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                Re: Signing papers tonight...

                Right down the street from Riverside actually. It's at a private club just up River.

                Might have to see what they have in stock. Hopefully get the hull and exterior cleaned up before I head down below!
                Boat: 1987 29' Cruisers Inc 297 Elegante. T/270 Crusaders. (SOLD)
                Boat #2: 1984 34' Silverton 34C. T/270 Crusaders. Westerbeke Gen.
                Updating Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...vy-534493.html
                Race Car: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0. 12.5 on slicks, 12.9 on street tires.
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                • #9
                  Re: Signing papers tonight...

                  Very nice looking boat, do you have any inside pics?
                  Boat #1:"Knot broke yet" 1989 26' Cruisers Inc Vee Sport 2660, Twin 350s
                  Boat #2:"Wolly" 1978 Reinell 217, 302 ford motor with omc 190 outdrive.
                  Tow Rig: 1994 Suburban 3/4 ton, 4x4. 3 in lift
                  Wife's toy: 1998 Mustang GT 4.6, 5 speed

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                  • #10
                    Re: Signing papers tonight...

                    Got more progress done on the new hooptie. 2/3 of the way there on the starboard side, port side was only able to be washed. Stupid yard work at the house killed me.

                    Before:


                    Test:


                    During:



                    Boat: 1987 29' Cruisers Inc 297 Elegante. T/270 Crusaders. (SOLD)
                    Boat #2: 1984 34' Silverton 34C. T/270 Crusaders. Westerbeke Gen.
                    Updating Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...vy-534493.html
                    Race Car: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0. 12.5 on slicks, 12.9 on street tires.
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                      Borgesfamily,

                      I have a couple of cabin shots. Like the exterior it needs a bit of cleaning. I have new carpet, and upholstery, but I might hold off on that until she is on the water and mechanically perfect!

                      Here they are. I have done some cleaning since these, but trying to get the hull and topsides ready before it goes in the water next month.



                      Boat: 1987 29' Cruisers Inc 297 Elegante. T/270 Crusaders. (SOLD)
                      Boat #2: 1984 34' Silverton 34C. T/270 Crusaders. Westerbeke Gen.
                      Updating Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...vy-534493.html
                      Race Car: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0. 12.5 on slicks, 12.9 on street tires.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Signing papers tonight...

                        Post pics when you re-carpet etc. You have the same carpet and upholstery materials that I have in my 87 Holiday. I've been trying to work up to changing them out! Would love to see what you come up with!
                        Bruce

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                          Thanks, the boat is afloat now, and after I tidy up some loose ends with it mechanically it is time to do the carpet, wood and fabric.
                          Boat: 1987 29' Cruisers Inc 297 Elegante. T/270 Crusaders. (SOLD)
                          Boat #2: 1984 34' Silverton 34C. T/270 Crusaders. Westerbeke Gen.
                          Updating Thread: http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...vy-534493.html
                          Race Car: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0. 12.5 on slicks, 12.9 on street tires.
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