Targa 28 Refit

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Targa 28 Refit

Postby riverhouse » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:24 pm

Refit of Grace II

After I saw Andy's (Enterprise) excellent story-board following his Targa 28 refit I thought I'd add my own.

We recently purchased a quite tired looking Targa 28 1994 from Essex Boat Yard (www.essexboatyards.com).
It had a green hood with hardly any windows, a green interior carpet as well as the floral fabrics...fabulous!!

Against my personal judgement my wife decided that "doing the 28 up" was a better bet than purchasing a newer Doral.
How wrong I was......

Thanks to the advice and vision from Ben (at Essex Boat Yards) as well as full advice from Andy I thought I'd show the progress
..it might give others some ideas.


Lets start with the boat


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Boat now stripped in prep for blue gel coat

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then primed...

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As well as instrument panels

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26/10/2008 Just started the carpets - straight from Fairline..

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Gel Coat applied

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Now the Hood and Fairline Details

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Interior new 'leather' fabric completed

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Instrument Panels

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Just added the outboard mounting after advice..cheers !


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and the cabin now has blue curtains...!!

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Last edited by riverhouse on Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:04 pm, edited 16 times in total.
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Postby admin » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:04 am

I've often wonders if a change in gelcoat colour is possible. Can't wait for the rest of the pics!

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Postby smick » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:18 pm

What was the primer?
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Primer

Postby riverhouse » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:37 pm

I believe its called Allgrip.
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Postby Kip » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:42 am

If you're looking to paint your boat Awlgrip is regarded as the best. Their web address is www.awlgrip.com

Looks like a nice job.

Keep smilin

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Postby smick » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:03 am

And then gel coat on top??-- then I looked at the link!
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Postby riverhouse » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:06 pm

I believe they do both the primer coat and colour.
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Postby Kip » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:55 pm

That blue looks fantastic, wow :shock:
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Targa 28

Postby enterprise » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:18 pm

WOW 8)

Thats very impressive, looks like a very worthwhile addition, total transformation & instant increase in value.
I think your better half needs to be congratulated for having the patience & vision to see a project through, one of a kind as most would have been looking at new.

I am seriously thinking of sending my dash panels down to EBY for the same treatment, they look to be doing a first class job.

Can't wait to see the final photo's, looks great.
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Fine Detail

Postby riverhouse » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:48 pm

We've now had the hood fitted, the Fairline details added to the side and the leather type upholstery completed. Apologies but the light wasnt good enough to get better internal photos in the shed - I'll do that next week when shes in the water.
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Postby admin » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:24 pm

Looking fab! Can we assume that the Pink Curtains days are numbered?

If it's not too painful to calculate, how much do you think the whole job will have cost?

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Pink Curtains

Postby riverhouse » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:50 pm

Hi Pete, yes - being re designed in appropriate colour at this very moment...!!

I'll work out the overall cost and post that last but the budget was for no more than ?7000.
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Completed At Last

Postby riverhouse » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:45 am

We finally launched her last week and she looks great.

Total cost of all refit around ?6500

Many thanks to Ben Huggett of Essex Boat Yards for the many hours of late nights put in to finish her to perfection.
Fantastic attention to detail and other than the odd bit of green trim on the seating and lightly warn wood varnish on the steps I wouldnt know shes a 1994!

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Postby enterprise » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:54 pm

Hi Duncan,
Looks like a first class job, I will give EBY a call as I would like them to rework our dash colours just the same as yours.
Do you mind if I mention that I have seen photo's of yours?

I notice your canopy has been altered to expose the radar arch, I asked our local canopy guy if this was possible without leaks, has Grace II had canopy track fitted?, the problem we had was the trailing edge of the arch moulding, it didn't lend itself to having a continuous track so were advised not to go down the route of exposing the arch, although all later models did just that.
On earlier models (ours included) the canopy covered the arch & was secured with lift dot fastenings so our new canopy is just the same as the original but I much prefer the asthetics of having the arch exposed so may look again into doing the same.
Anyone with a factory fitted exposed arch please post some detailed photo's of the mounting arrangements, interested how the canopy fits just under the radome where the arch has indents.

Really think you have a cracking boat now, Im sure you feel the same.
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Postby jenniferhoops » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:47 am

Yacht looks amazing with white interior and blue curtains. Will you share some more pics with its full detail about engine and company?
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