Before with paint removed (starboard) … and sanded, how it will be for the 201…

Before with paint removed (starboard) … and sanded, how it will be for the 2019 season (port) … Next winter we want to give it a full mahogany transom … (The holes are bolts for the piece of wood inside and where the trim tabs connect) Brody Campbell #rocket



Before with paint removed (starboard) … and sanded, how it will be for the 2019 season (port) … Next winter we want…

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Enlarging the tilt tube holes … part 2 #rocket

Enlarging the tilt tube holes … part 2 #rocket




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Getting a larger 7/8″ tilt tube for new steering … part 1 #rocket

Getting a larger 7/8″ tilt tube for new steering … part 1 #rocket



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1956 Rocket @Brody Campbell’s boat (see to see the posts and videos)

1956 Rocket @Brody Campbell’s boat (see https://lifeofacaptain.com/category/rocket/ to see the posts and videos)

1956 Rocket @Brody Campbell's boat (see https://lifeofacaptain.com/category/rocket/ to see the posts and videos)

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Last #rocket update for tonight … He’s a very happy boy!! :-) Brody Campbell

Last #rocket update for tonight … He’s a very happy boy!! Brody Campbell

Last #rocket update for tonight … He's a very happy boy!! 🙂 Brody Campbell

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#Rocket update! He told me to hold this lever and didn't tell me to let go…

#Rocket update! He told me to hold this lever and didn’t tell me to let go once it started. We might try it again once we repair the hole in our trash can lol!! And take the prop off!! I’ve been out in this garage with him for 10 days now with aircraft paint stripper, oven cleaner, alumabrite, polish, etc. Thank goodness he goes back to school tomorrow! Brody Campbell

#Rocket update! He told me to hold this lever and didn't tell me to let go once it started. We might try it again once…

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Mercury Monday … Now what do we try. Choke was on until it fired, bubble is p…

Mercury Monday … Now what do we try. Choke was on until it fired, bubble is pumped. he cleaned the magneto and tested it for spark and compression. #rocket

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Okay round three of testing and I think I have figured out our goal for the top …

Okay round three of testing and I think I have figured out our goal for the top until next winter … Sand with 800 grit, smear a tad bit of G6 on all over a pad and hand polish, then put a piece of steel wool on the buffer and buff until even. You can still see some of the swirls from the previous owners sanding if you look close in bright light, but it's 1000% better. Might try to figure out a way to knock off just a bit of the shine on the raised part so the swirls are not as noticeable, but without removing the polish in the recessed parts, I like the bit of contrast the polish adds . #rocket Brody Campbell




Okay round three of testing and I think I have figured out our goal for the top until next winter … Sand with 800…

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Here are some better pictures of what I'm talking about on the swirls on th…

Here are some better pictures of what I'm talking about on the swirls on the top. These are where the previous owner sanded, primed and painted the boat. I've sanded it with 1500 grit sandpaper and polished it with G6 a few times already. It's already lots better and you don't see the swirls much from a foot or two away. #rocket Brody Campbell




Here are some better pictures of what I'm talking about on the swirls on the top. These are where the previous owner…

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What's the best solution for our textured top?? It has swirls from previous…

What's the best solution for our textured top?? It has swirls from previous owners sanding. I've sanded a little with 3000 grit… I've tried polish? This entire boat was painted for many years. We've almost gotten all the primer off of the textured top. There are however some swirls from when someone prior sanded it. This first pic is just alumabrite cleaner. The second pic is where I tried to polish (turns out uneven). The other pics are before. Brody Campbell #rocket




What's the best solution for our textured top?? It has swirls from previous owners sanding. I've sanded a little with…

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