After fishing a pretty windy sunday at Pueblo with my sons, Bryan decided he, like Jim, wanted spot lock. So..we had to buy a boat. Like his kayak, he still wanted to be able to slide it in his Tundra, so this is what we found. Perfect! What a beautiful boat.
It's a 1947 Aero Craft. 12 footer. Aero Craft corp was formed in 1946. Now, just a little work and he'll be ready to find an ipilot motor to install. It's going to be one cool boat...Ah, maybe, I'm just a little Dingy. Can't wait to get started.
Stripped off all of the decking, transom plates, degreased and wire wheeled all seams and rivets to get rid of silicone and other sealants. Will buck the rivets and then seal all rivets and seams from the inside with gluvix. Started sanding the aluminum that won't get painted. Started with 100 grit to remove 71 years of gouges and scratches...went up to 2500 grit. still need to polish. But before polish, you can now see blue sky and a cloud in the reflection.
100 grit sanding upper right corner. 2000 grit..lower left corner
Polished with Mom's Aluminum polish
Haha...Bryan getting ahead of himself shopping my Grandson Conner into the pic.