Got him the manual for Christmas #rocket

Got him the manual for Christmas #rocket



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This oxidation is horrible I thought maybe it was primer but it didn't budg…

This oxidation is horrible I thought maybe it was primer but it didn't budge with paint stripper. It also didn't budge with aluminum restorer acid. (Turns out it's faded anodized aluminum) So I started with 240 sandpaper, but 80 grit was really the only thing it would make any headway. It took two weekends but it's all gone and gradually sanded down to 1000 grit. There was hundreds of scratches that are nearly all gone and a couple of dings we'll address later … But one side is ready for polish. #rocket




This oxidation is horrible I thought maybe it was primer but it didn't budge with paint stripper. It also didn't budge…

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If I find any more purple, blue or red paint on this boat to strip I’m going to …

If I find any more purple, blue or red paint on this boat to strip I’m going to scream!! #rocket

If I find any more purple, blue or red paint on this boat to strip I'm going to scream!! #rocket

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Sunday, December 9, 2018

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Rocket is getting snowed on!!!



1956 feathercraft rocket

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The first picture is where I've sanded down to 3000 grit. The second pictur…

The first picture is where I've sanded down to 3000 grit. The second picture is where we sanded with 80 and 180 grit. The last two pictures are very heavily oxidized and scratched, I should have gotten a picture of the sections of the boat that were badly scratched before we started sanding… But I didn't. I think a previous owners docking method was to just run into the dock with the bow.

The kiddo has been studying the airstream aluminum polishing on YouTube but we still have to figure out if there's a way to pop out the dents or touch up / fill in the deeper scratches. I'm a wooden boat girl so I'm used to just mixing up the sawdust with epoxy to use for a little filler. There's got to be a trick for aluminum?? Brody Campbell #rocket




The first picture is where I've sanded down to 3000 grit. The second picture is where we sanded with 80 and 180 grit….

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Sunday, December 2, 2018

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So where the boat has been docked over the years there's several scratches …

So where the boat has been docked over the years there's several scratches on the port side especially towards the bow. The kiddo and I have his and her Sanders now. So reduce our learning curve in this painful process!!! We've got a huge box of varying grades of sanding discs from 80 grit to 3000 grit. We've got some spots that are obviously going to need to go to the dent repair shop or something. Is this top layer oxidation? And do I take it all down to bare metal before I start going up in the grit on sandpaper? We are going back to bare aluminum not sure of the finish yet. All paint above the waterline is being removed, the white bottom is staying. #rocket


So where the boat has been docked over the years there's several scratches on the port side especially towards the bow….

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Saturday, December 1, 2018

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So I've attached pictures of what we have for gauges. the ones on the left …

So I've attached pictures of what we have for gauges. the ones on the left we don't need anymore because it has a different motor on it. The ones on the right we would keep the speedometer and the tach. We're going to cover this dash up with a piece of new aluminum, and right now we don't really need new gauges… but in the future if we wanted to go to something matching or vintage would they be the same diameter? I don't want to cut holes in her new dash that might be a different size then our final gauges. #rocket


So I've attached pictures of what we have for gauges. the ones on the left we don't need anymore because it has a…

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Friday, November 30, 2018

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It’s got no steering, no guages and no electronics anymore

They took a small break for food … It’s got no steering, no guages and no electronics anymore … New teleflex steering came in yesterday and new wiring is on order. Happy Thanksgiving!!

3 days into owning it and he’s gotten all the wiring and all the steering torn o…

3 days into owning it and he’s gotten all the wiring and all the steering torn out. New teleflex steering going in and marine grade wiring on order. Thanks to my cousin and my dad for helping him while we are visiting. lifeofacaptain.com/category/rocket. Brody Campbell #rocket

3 days into owning it and he's gotten all the wiring and all the steering torn out. New teleflex steering going in and…

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Thursday, November 22, 2018

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This is our newest addition … Drove 1,100 miles one way to get it and we are h…

This is our newest addition … Drove 1,100 miles one way to get it and we are halfway back to Texas … We bought it as a 1959 Rocket, but the transom shows 1956. lifeofacaptain.com/category/rocket #rocket

This is our newest addition … Drove 1,100 miles one way to get it and we are halfway back to Texas … We bought it as a 1959 Rocket, but the transom shows 1956. lifeofacaptain.com/category/rocket #rocket

Posted by Cindy Chebultz on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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