John Hill 1990 World Championship Boat Restoration

by Roy Cooper in Pakefield, England, United Kingdom

John Hill 1990 World Championship Boat Restoration
We did it
On 16th May 2019 we successfully raised £34 with 2 supporters in 28 days

We have almost completed the restoration of John Hill's boat but we need to raise funds to pay for the vinyl needed to complete the livery.

by Roy Cooper in Pakefield, England, United Kingdom

Once the restoration is completed, the boat will be unveiled during August, with John's son, Steve being the first to take her out. She will be displayed regularly on and off the water and will become a major item in the future raceboat museum.

All donors will be invited to the official unveiling. 

As you can see, she was in a poor state when we acquired her.

The right hand sponson had to be rebuilt and a new deck fitted.

Original pickle forks replaced deformable ones.

The hull was then fully stripped back; damage repaired; hull skimmed, 

sanded, sprayed, sanded again, undercoated and top coat.

Once we have the vinyl the livery can be cut and applied and she will look as she did below, racing in Bristol in 1990.

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