Edited August 24, 2009 – It looks like they’ve knocked another $5000 off the asking price, now $69,000. That’s about half their original asking price.
In early December I posted that the original Godzilla was for sale for $137,500. I just found a new listing, asking $74,900. They’ve dropped the asking price by nearly a third in four months, and it still hasn’t sold. Scary times. The new listing has some nice pictures, with details I haven’t seen before. That Kirby green hull (Hull color-Kirby-1 part bronze green, 3 parts bottle green (satin)) still looks pretty good, after five years.
Ordered through Jamestown Distributors. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks sanding and filling the bulwarks, chain lockers, and stern lockers to get ready for primer and paint. I also made the Dorade boxes mentioned in the previous post. Another weekend of this and I hope to be able to prime the rest of the exterior of the boat.
Outside (Red and Yellow will be made semi-gloss using flattening agent)
Cabin side lower : qt (2) KIR-24 KIRBY #24 RED MARINE PAINT QT
Cabin side upper: qt (1) KIR-11 KIRBY #11 YELLOW MARINE PAINT QT
Cabin tops and deck: hg (1) INT-YHS070KITHG INTERLUX PERFECTION CREAM HALF GAL
Hull: qt (2) INT-YHY999KITQ INTERLUX PERFECTION JET BLACK QT 6/CS (looking for a flattening agent for Perfection 2-part poly – don’t want this too shiny)
Inside (will be given a satin finish using flattening agent)
Main interior: qt (2) KIR-6 KIRBY #6 IVORY MARINE PAINT QT
Overhead and trim: qt (1) KIR-15 KIRBY #15 STRAW MARINE PAINT QT
Flattening agent for 1-part paint: qt (3) INT-YMA715Q INTERLUX YMA715 BRIGHTSIDE ADDITIVE GLOSS REDUCER-FLATTENING AGENT
These just came in. Two of the largest cowl-making companies have gone out of business lately, so it’s getting harder to find nice bronze cowl vents. These look nice and old-fashioned. From Davey & Company, via GreenBoatStuff.com.
The Dorade box is internal. The arrow in the second image points to the drain hole. Any water that comes in through the cowl will drain out there. The fresh air exits inside the boat through three vent holes. Each hole will have a stainless butterfly vent to close off the flow if needed. There is, of course, a matching vent on the starboard side.