Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Boat at Chelos on the Waterfront

This winter I was asked to transform a Fiberglas boat which was mounted into the wall at a restaurant in East Greenwich, RI.  The restaurant was renovating the space to be used as a wedding and banquet room and the 1980s styled boat was not blending in with the up scaled surroundings.  Since a classic wood Chris Craft would be more appropriate, I set out to woodgrain the boat, and paint the bottom in a classic color.  Below are the transformation steps for the 25 foot vessel.  Special thanks to Harrison Painting for the excellent prep work and base paint.  

The original with vinyl stripes

Base painted

Wood planks with first coat of flogging glaze

Remaining planks with first coat of flogging glaze

Second coat of graining glaze and polyurethane

Gold leaf vinyl registration number

Completed bottom of the boat

Top cabin stained to match