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1976 Performer 233 292 Twin Screw Power Boat Restoration what a cool boat It was Designed by Harry Schoell same designer for many famous boats as the Formula 233, the famous seabird 24, Magnum Marine and Donzi . Don Aronow collaborated with Harry Schoell on many of his famous 24 degree V Hulls .The Performer was built by the same crews that hand laid up the cigarettes , and the Carys . As you will see the Performer has awesome lines and will slay some pretty nasty seas especially with the twin screw set up this boat has.
As you will see the Performer has the twin screw 292 6 cyl set up MerCruiser with fresh water cooling keep in mind the boat is almost 40 years old its in pristine condition for its age .
This is a picture of the the fresh water cooling system that I personally love even though this is a fresh water boat its always best to have antifreeze cooling your engine package anti freeze has anti rust additives where fresh water and more so salt water will eat your engine from the inside out .
Here is a better picture of the Morse duel action control’s along with fuel shut offs its always a good Idea to run the fuel out of the system when storing boat for some time especially with the garbage gas that we have now .
I like to run my boats with a shot of marvel mystery oil in the gas and lead substitute additive in this case the Mercury factory requires that min 92 octane gasoline be used and musts have lead to lubricate the valves
Personally I like the 1976 Performer 233 292 Twin Screw Power Boat Restoration and choose to own this boat over the 223 formula it has a nicer flare on the front of the hull to give you a dryer ride along with the engine compartment is much better hull and deck work fit and finish – When this boat is complete we will be shooting with silver base coat , charcoal, and whites and we will use silver and carbon fiber upholstery combination to really bring this boat into the Now ! with out taking away from the seventies style
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Hello and thanks for stopping by anyone for this Boat Restoration peek at the Rare and Famous Maltese Magnum Marauder 16Back in the days of Thunder Boat Row Don Aronow Built 20 of these 16 ‘ Boats & Magnum Marine was his Third boat company
Formed on the famous street that he owner also called Gasoline ALLY !
The First Boat Company Don started was Formula Marine where he Launched the Famous 233 Formula and the Formula JR 17 ft On The very Bottom of the post I will put a few pictures of the Formula 233 and the Formula JR 🙂
Dons 2nd Company was Donzi Marine we could go on and on about the boats That Don Aronow produced at Donzi – but that would make this blog post 5 miles long !they are still producing the Famous Donzi Sweet 16 and its a Icon in the boating industry and that design was responsible for many of the Famous boats that have been produced The Donzi Sweet 16 is one of my favorite Boats and I just finished a Full Boat Restoration on a 1968 sweet 16 .
Below you will see a Factory Picture that Magnum Marine used in the Print Adds ” pretty Cool “
This Particular Boat I located On Lake Erie In Ohio I actually Flew out to Texas from Fort Myers Florida Florida in Pursuit Of my Next Boat Restoration !Some Call Me crazy But many call it Living your Dream and this I do Well 🙂 So I flew to Texas to pick up a f250 7.3 Diesel truck that I located there actually from Arizona Clean Truck ! And Drove thru Texas , Arkansas , Missouri , Kentucky , then into Ohio..cool trip even ended crossing the Mississippi RIVER ( LOVE SPELLING Mississippi ) – first big word we learned in school !
You will see a few pictures of the boat as I picked it up Yes there she is a 1969 Magnum Marine Maltese Marauder !
note 🙂 the new tires and rims oh yea we aren’t going to have a break down on my 1350 mile trip back to Fort Myers Fl
Yes some Boat Restorations Start off buy doing some landscaping
3/4 inch floor installed resin on both sides cleaned and glassed all stringers installed floor with stainless screws
we cut out a stainless plate to install on the transom outside before the engine gets mounted
This is just the beginning If you like what you see in this article of the 1969 Magnum Marine Maltese Marauder ! Boat Restoration
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Palm Beach Customs business Lettering in Fort Myers Fl offers a different approach to your Vehicle Branding .
Coming from the custom automotive painting field we can go as simple as a 3 color Vinyl Logo and business message to very High Quality automotive paint finish . Lets say you have a new PeterBuilt or a Mack truck that you want really look nice and you want to stand out from your competition we can go all out and design your logos and apply with paint and once completed it can be coated with automotive clear this procedure is generally a little more expensive but certain Jobs warrant this approach .
The Palm Beach Work truck is done very simply to give the customer an Idea of simple is good and with basic colors by adding some different foils in this case chrome Diamond Plate you can really stand out & read the Truck from 100-200 ft ( very important ) so many Jobs you will see you can’t read whats going on .
Keep in mind that we can take a picture of your truck trailer of car and do a mock up of what it will look like so you will get a first hand Idea before you start your project this way you can see the colors and make changes with our graphic design team.We will also show you some Vehicle wrap examples on the next post so be sure to visit our site map and check out our other work .
We are applying spray on bed-liners on boat decks and floors, from bass trackers to large fishing boats. Palm Beach Customs can restore your boat to a better that original example. Many boat owners are taking out their carpet. As you know the carpet tends to hold moisture and just make a mess of the deck of the boats when you remove the carpet. That’s when you can see the damage caused to the marine plywood. With proper prep of the wood, aluminum and fiberglass surfaces the spray on bed-liner adheres nicely.
Not to mention when we install spray on bed-liner for boats. The boat owner has a clean waterproof surface that is easy to clean, looks good and keeps the water away. Take a look at how we applied the spray on liner to this Bass tracker below. The customer was very pleased so much so that he had us refinish his engine cover boat sides and create new mercury logos.
Here is an example of a classic 1961 runabout that our shop restored and included a medium gray spray on liner on the fiberglass floor surface and provides a low maintenance solution to an easy rinse out and wash with soap vs the old carpet installed from the factory.
It all started for us when we were located near the New England Fishing fleet in RI, owning a Large Sandblasting and Refinishing company. Testing the spray on liner products on the lobster boats and offshore boats proved to be a good fit .
We invite you to give us a call, visit our site and ask any questions for your project. We are located in Fort Myers FL and serving all of swfl and surrounding areas.
Here is another example of Boat Refinishing and Custom Graphics addiction of John Russo owner of Palm Beach Customs. It started out that my daughter and I were going to purchase this boat, clean it and just use it as is. The funny thing is, as I am writing this post anyone who knows me realizes that is just not possible. It did start out that way and the cleaning turned into removing all the carpets and interior then we faced the fact that it was going to be a canidate for a paint job .
Boat Refinishing and Custom Graphics
Well, as you can see it wasn’t just the average paint job. I decided to use House Of Kolor Spanish Gold Kandy and Pearl White as the main base colors and wanted asymmetrical graphics that I later named broken graphics. This meant that not one panel on the boat was the same.
So as the boat paint job and now full restoration was under way we got to thinking what are we going to name it? Then it came to me, clearly it was a jet boat that blew a Rooster- Tail about 60 ft in the air so there it was: Rooster Tail. That made me think about my favorite cartoon as a kid (plus my family owned a big chicken farm) Foghorn Leghorn (loved that show). Well, I will just let you see the rest.
Below is a better shot of Foghorn Leghorn airbrushed on the engine cover.
As you can see we replaced the entire dash and interior along with marine grade Berger carpet. All wood for the seat panels were new and coated with fiberglass resin to keep the moisture out in case they got wet and a nice pearl white vinyl was used. Oh, check out the custom stitched seats.
As you can see after about 400 man hours the “quick little detail “turned into a major paint Boat Refinishing and Custom Graphics work of art that was sure to turn some heads on the water. If you have a boat that needs gel-coat, fiberglass repairs and some updating or you are simply looking to get your boat name and some graphics, we are here to help. Just give us a ring and fill out the contact form and we will make your dreams a reality!
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Check out our Custom Graphics Lettering service at Palm Beach Customs, in Ft Myers
Palm Beach Customs can help you turn a regular un-noticeable boat into a rockstar at the dock. Take a look at how we turned a plain white boat into a racing sports star, with streamlined graphics and strong, vivid colors.
When this boat got into the workshop, it was plain white. As the owner wanted it to be a noticeable, racing boat, we had some ideas of how to turn this white unnoticeable boat into an eye candy, worthy of the Cigarette Racing Club, that ordered a custom graphics job.
We first sat down with the owner and discussed ideas. That resulted with a mockup of how the boat should look when finished, with all the details inside and out. Once the owner approved the design, we prepared the colors. For this boat custom paint job we used Shimrin candys by House of Kolor paints because they have great pigment consistency that is not affected by water and sunshine, both things that this boat will see plenty of.
The next step in this custom graphics of a racing boat was preparing the paint surfaces, which meant almost every square inch of the outer hull and the dashboard inside. Then, the boat's next stop was in the downdraft paint booth.
We first did the base coat of bright yellow of the hull. We did leave the immersed part of the hull white.
With the base yellow color dried up, the next step was to add some tangerine and add the famous racing stripes on the sides, and the eye-catching racing flag on the top of the boat. To add even more dynamic look and freshness, we added a stripe of green-black detail which worked great with the orange-white-black motif.
With the outer hull custom-painted, we moved inside the boat, and worked on the dashboard and seats. For seats, we chose an ivory-shade natural leather that sat perfectly with the tangerine hull and metallic details on the dashboard. For the dashboard we decided to go bold with the Cigarette Racing branding, which wrapped things up, bringing the logo and graphics inside the cockpit.
When all was done, we took the boat to the dock, for a real job-well-done treat. The Cigarette Racing Team was very happy with this custom paint job for their racing boat. Take a look at the image gallery to see this great custom paint job for this racing boat.
Got a boat? Perhaps you can treat it with a fresh, unique paint job for a real statement at the dock.
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