125 Dinghy Restoration

A few impressive before-and-after photos of a very proud customer's 125 sailing dinghy. This customer had no previous boat building experience and said "it has been great being able to use your product knowledge to help me through this process." In his steep learning curve using Bote Cote and Aquacote, he was "very pleased with the finished results" and "would not hesitate in carrying out any repair on any timber craft in the future."

Before Repair - Cockpit from bow.jpg

Cockpit area before restoration Note the varnish breakdown and discoloration.

The topsides prior to restoration All vanish and verdigree was removed using stripper and sanding before sealing all timber with Bote Cote Marine Epoxy Resin

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Before Repair - Top Sides.jpg

Hull before restoration Note again the varnish breakdown and discolouration due to exposure to moisture

Hull undercoated with Aquacote water based undercoat with red pigment added Note: The undercoat sets extremely hard after about four days. Therefore plan to sand it within two days of application. The reason for having a tough base is to make the top coat extremely scratch resistant as explained in the next photo!

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Finished Boat unrigged on Trailer.jpg

“I was very impressed with toughness of the paintwork on the deck. When stepping the mast for the first time, it slipped and dropped onto the deck vertically, which put a dent in the timber and skidded across the nice shiny surface, leaving a slight mark, most of the mark was erased with just rubbing my finger on the mark…Wow.”

Cockpit timberwork coated with 3 coats Bote Cote with non yellowing hardner then sanded to at least 240 grit sand paper. Then 3 coats of clear Aquacote = Clear system

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Finished Cockpit.jpg

‘Cloud 9’ the complete product! The complete cockpit clear finished using our clear system, and completely made over. Note the shine in the timber

Hull from starboard side showing off red Aquacote finish

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Finished Boat Rigged from bow.jpg

Good as new, if not better!