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Finally replaced my aluminum fencing

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Projects' started by jmoreland, May 11, 2019.

  1. jmoreland

    jmoreland Active Member

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    Well I’ve been wanting to replace the fencing on my old 2001 Bennington 2575 FS for quite a while now and just finished it up. And yes it was a lot of work! I bought the boat 3 years ago as a fixer upper and this was my last big ticket item to fix. My boat was the older style with the panels on the outside being held in place with a thin aluminum lip on the top, bottom and both ends. I bent the lips out to remove the old panels and they just started cracking at the seams. At that point I decided I would remove the outside lips on the whole boat and move the new panels to the inside like the new boats. To me it looks better and is also more protected. We went with a color called caribou brown and really like it. I know it would have cost me a fortune to have the job done, but I feel good knowing I did it myself and have some sweat equity invested!
     

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    Here’s some before and after interior pics when I first got it.
     

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    Wow, depending on what you paid, a little TLC and you got a boat that looks like new! Awesome job!!
     
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    Very well done, now go float
     
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    Wow! That looks like it took some serious work, but what a great pay off for it. It looks fabulous! I like that in replacing so much you really gave it a much more new and modern look. Now go enjoy the fruits of your labor. She’s a beauty!!!
     
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    Great Job!! Nice clean look!
     
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    What they said above! Enjoy...
     
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    Looks great and brings back memories of my old 2001 2250 LX.
     
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    Thanks for the comments. It’s sure been a work in progress but it’s all coming together now!
     
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