Oliver IV in dry dock

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby Roberta » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:43 am

Thanks, guys!! No, Jeff, it's still a trailer queen. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby slug » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:32 pm

Roberta; Fantastic work! Could you please post pictures showing your windshield brackets and mounting...is there a rubber along the bottom?
Thanks; Doug

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby Onelow1ton » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:21 pm

Dang after reading through your build of this boat and thinking how you did such of an amazingly good job on it you did and now I see this thread , WOW the new colors and finish looks amazing! Great work , I have learned a lot already just from reading your threads .
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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:28 pm

Onelow1ton

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby Lowka53 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:28 am

Bill Edmundson wrote:Onelow1ton

Giving back is how we thank those that give us advice. You pay us a favor, by doing someone else a favor. It will come home. I hate the phrase "Pay it forward." It just doesn't give the feel.

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby Roberta » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:38 am

I've learned so much from this sight I feel honored to be able to give back.

Here are those closeups of the window brackets. I used rubber channel under the glass and there is the tar like gasket material in the frames at the edges of the glass. Classic Boat Connection was my source for the rubber channel and the gasket. The brackets are attached with #10 counter sink round head machine screws with nuts and washers below deck.

http://www.classicboatconnection.com/

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby slug » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:23 am

Thanks for the wonderful pics Roberta.......just what I was looking for. Really nice job. ( looking forward to the Rampage, you may have been inspired some by the one with the Cobra engine recently shown here? :? :D :D )
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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby vupilot » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:36 am

Whats the wooden piece in front of the starboard windshield? Looks like a cover or vent maybe?

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby Roberta » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:45 pm

That covers the GPS antenna for the GPS speedometer.

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby csaggio » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:27 pm

My daughter and I had a chance to meet Roberta and see her boat at the Milwaukee Boat Show late this afternoon. If you think the Oliver IV looks amazing in the pictures, you should see it in real life. It is simply stunning. More people were taking in Roberta's boat than were looking at the classics that she was showing with!!

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby Roberta » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:09 am

Thanks, Chris!!! It was a pleasure to meet you and your daughter.

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby cusoak » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:22 am

Roberta.
I just finished reading your post on the refinishing of Oliver. What an undertaking, Yuo must be very proud of the out come. I go to a boat restorer in Cincinnati several times and see all sorts of Antique boats that have been redone. Yours Looks better than most of them. About 12 to 15 coats of varnish is all they use.
Went there one time and they let us put a coat of varnish on the side of a Chris Craft using the same varnish. We did the roller and tipped with a wet edge foam rubber brush. It was very eassy to use. I am using it on the sides and decking on my Zip.
To finish up you did an outstanding job.
Could you tell me where you got the windshield brackets.
Thanks Jeff

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby cusoak » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:22 am

Roberta.
I just finished reading your post on the refinishing of Oliver. What an undertaking, Yuo must be very proud of the out come. I go to a boat restorer in Cincinnati several times and see all sorts of Antique boats that have been redone. Yours Looks better than most of them. About 12 to 15 coats of varnish is all they use.
Went there one time and they let us put a coat of varnish on the side of a Chris Craft using the same varnish. We did the roller and tipped with a wet edge foam rubber brush. It was very eassy to use. I am using it on the sides and decking on my Zip.
To finish up you did an outstanding job.
Could you tell me where you got the windshield brackets.
Thanks Jeff

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby Roberta » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:05 am

Thanks Jeff!! I found the windshield brackets on Ebay. I believe they were off an old Penyan. No idea of the year or model. They were in very bad shape and I had them refinished and rechromed.

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Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:19 am

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