I have not long ago bought and 1985 1702. The haul is sold, so I just could not pass it up. I have sanded the top, while the bottom will be done by the shop that will paint the bottom side. I did this same project 10 years ago with and old 1978 Mako. I really like the lines of the old boat, they look really good. I will keep and update on the progress as I go alone. Thanks and I may be asking you guys for a little help since I dont think AC is not going to help.