Norman 18 Mk lll
Engine & Fuel
Suzuki petrol outboard
: 30hp for now but want something bigger
Also has VHF Radio and a fish finder.
I am just about to start the process of
renovating my beautiful Norman 18 who is in need of some love. I will take some
photos of how she looks now before I begin to work on her and then post in
stages of renovation. Boat situated in Northern Ireland.
I am calling my boat Black Jack as that's what my 11 year old son wanted to
call it. The boat was in a sorry state when I got it 2 weeks ago and painted
in ordinary household gloss paint even the rubber fender was plastered
with it. The antifoul though is antifoul but has certainly not been repainted
for a while.
I have now sanded the bottom of her and repainted with international black
but I am undecided on the top after I sand it right back and also not sure on
the antifouls new colour either. The canopy is army green so have you any
The inside I have completely gutted out as it was also in a state with
layers and layers of old plywood. Do you know what the Norman 18 interior
looked like when out of factory? The cabin part is ok with the cubby storage
holes etc, no cushions but just needs tlc.
New colour after much prep work. Notice the metal work all stripped back
also. The top metal windows etc were all painted in green hammerite which
have all been stripped back. I think she is starting to show some potential.
What colour now for the rest of her? I maybe debating this for some time.