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Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

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smrkej
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Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

Post by smrkej » Wed May 15, 2019 3:22 pm

Hello all. I've just purchased a 34-foot 1955 Capitan. Can anyone tell me what the original paint colours were in the cabin and outside? (ie. the exact white, bottom colours) Just starting my journey so anything anyone can tell me about this or the boat would be appreciated.

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Re: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

Post by Bilge Rat » Thu May 16, 2019 3:10 pm

Don't know the factory original colors but I just wanted to say congrats and at-a-boy for taking on a vintage 34 foot cruiser project.
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Re: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

Post by jfrprops » Fri May 17, 2019 12:53 pm

Don't know from colors...but added thanks for taking care of a cruiser!!! where is she located etc?
John in Va
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Re: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

Post by Captain Nemo » Fri May 17, 2019 8:38 pm

Welcome! Congratulations on your acquisition. Here is the page from The Essential Guide. It gives a little info on colors and equipment. Feel free to ask any questions here, there are some pretty knowledgeable individuals here.
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Re: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

Post by Don Vogt » Sat May 18, 2019 10:06 am

yes, congratulations on a wonderful acquisition. how about posting some pictures? best wishes.
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Re: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

Post by Captain Nemo » Sat May 18, 2019 11:11 am

Yes, pictures. :)
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Re: Original paint colours for 1955 Capitan

Post by smrkej » Mon May 27, 2019 12:35 pm

She is located in LaSalle, Ontario, Canada. She just arrived at the marina this Friday. And I spent the weekend assessing what we have to do to get her ready to go in the water within two weeks. I promise to post some pictures when I'm more organized! So much to do, but it's all good! Thank you everyone for your replies. :)

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