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1956 Higgins Sports Speedster
| Boat is located in Atlanta,GA.Please contact the owner @ 404-625-1348...GENERAL 1956 Higgins sports speedster with M-47 “Crown” 125 hp
Sept 2000 The boat was stripped of all running gear, engine, prop, rudder,
basically any item that was attached to the boat.
The engine was sent out for
rebuild, all deck hardware was sent for rechroming, and the boat was turned upside
down so as to remove the bottom.
The bottom was removed, as to was the keelson, all
frame members were inspected for integrity, all where in excellent condition, so a
solid mahogany keelson was cut and fit and a new half inch, 5 ply mahogany bottom
was applied using 3M5200 adhesive, the boat was then turned right side up and the
Deck was replaced because, unlike most, this particular hull came with
a varnished deck as opposed to a painted surface, and any repair would have been too
obvious. 12 coats of Epithanes Varnish and lots of sanding, The freshened engine,
and hardware was installed then the boat was taken off to the upholstery shop for
October 17, 2005 Dual Axle Trailer with spare tire, hydraulic brakes.
cost 3547.05 October 2006 o Bottom repainted with keel removed o Sanded hull sides,
cleaned filled voids, sanded 3 times total and painted with primer and 3 coats of
paint. o Sports speedster strip painted with 3 coats of red paint after primer and
sanding o Cleaned under bilge and paint under floor boards o Remove old anti-syphon
pump and replaced with closed cap cover o Moved blower motor to side of battery box,
install new switches, run DC wiring to new fuse box under dash, install new switches
and new bilge pump o Cleaned, sand and paint interior of hull surface with 2 coats
August 2009 Carburetor rebuilt July 2014 Replaced gas tank.