FLATLANDS CUSTOM TACKLE and BOAT DETAILING
My name is Joey Watts and I am the owner of Flatlands Custom Tackle. I am 62 years old and been building/selling fishing tackle for a little over 20 years. I also Detail Boat on the side and in my spare time. Anything from a simple wash and wax to wet sanding, buffing and polishing if need be. Below are some of the boats I have done and some of the prices I charge for doing this type of work.
The Boat in the below pictures is my personal boat. It is a 2000 Bass Cat Sabre that I found in storage up around Nashville a few years ago. Had been setting in storage for around 9 years when I bought it. Had always planned on keeping for a few years and then selling to upgrade to a little newer and bigger boat. When boat prices started going crazy, decided I would just restore this boat and keep it. Pretty much everything on this boat has been gone through and either upgraded or replaced. All of the bilge and live well pumps have been replaced. Added Hydraulic Steering and a Jack Plate. Upgraded the trolling Motor and the Electronics. Added all new decals and all of newer style rigging for the boat motor when I tore this boat apart and did all of the wet sanding, buffing and polishing on this boat. Also put new runners on the trailer along with putting new bearings, seals and tires on the trailer. Get compliments on this boat just about every time I haul her to the lake and folks cannot believe she is 24 years old.
Below is a 2004 Bass Cat Cougar I detailed for a customer that lives down near the Delta in Mississippi. Does a lot of fishing up and down the Mississippi River. Boat had quite a bit of Oxidation on the Gel Coat and the bottom of the boat was all yellow from fishing out on the river when I first got it. I spent a day wet sanding the top cap and sides of this boat. Then started applying compound and buffing on it for another day. Spent close to a day cleaning all of the yellow stains and grime off the bottom of this boat. Once that was done, I then started polishing the top cap and sides. I also put all new Decals on this boat before applying a good coat of wax. All of the carpet, seats and underneath all of the compartments around where hey seal got cleaned really good why this boat was at my house to. Customer was so happy when he came to pick this boat up and HUGGED me and that is the TRUTH.
Below is a 2003 Triton I Detailed. This boat was in need of some LOVE also. I went sanded the top cap and sides of this boat. Then came back and Compounded everything real good with a Buffer. After I was done compounding, I then started the Polishing Process. Once that was done, I laid a really good coat of wax over the entire boat. I also cleaned the carpet, seats and cleaned around the seals on every compartment on this boat. Customer liked so much that he brought this boat back to me a month or so later to install a New Jack Plate and 2 New Bilge Pumps. Went from an 8" plate to a 12" plate. Why the boat was at my house, I also completely rebuilt all 4 wheels on the trailer. Installed all new bearings and seals.