Cleaning the Hull Chrysler c14

We recently purchased a 1976 Chrysler Dagger C14 sailboat that we hope to get on the water this summer.

After bringing the boat home we set it up face down on sawhorses in the garage so we could focus on the hull. Since we bought the boat so cheap we didn’t inspect the hull when we purchased it, so we had no idea of its condition.

We were glad to find out there were no bad spots or holes. There were a couple of dime size blisters but nothing we felt needed to be repaired at this point.

Using 2000 grit sandpaper we wet sanded the hull and then wiped it clean. After using the sandpaper, we went over the entire hull with rubbing compound and a high speed buffer.

We could quickly see the original blue color coming back.

While I would love to have a bigger boat after this process I was glad this boat is only 14 feet long.


Next up…flip it over and see what we need to fix next.

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