An enterprising owner, working in conjunction with the talented Rayglass Service Centre team, has seen an old and very neglected Rayglass 2500 transformed into an “as good as new” family cruiser in just three weeks.
Thames man James Moore had long wanted to own a Rayglass 2500 to replace Limitless, the 1998 Rayglass 730 he used to own. He had heard of the good work in refurbishment being done by the Rayglass Service Centre and, after discussions with Rayglass service manager Tony Yurjevic, made a decision. He would find and purchase a slightly tired, older model and have Tony and his team undertake a modest refurbishment to bring it up to spec.
However, finding a suitable 2500 proved a lot harder than he suspected. After much searching, he eventually discovered one in a corner of a Tauranga dealer’s yard. It had apparently been there for quite some, more than a year, and was completely covered in a horrid green slime.
Undeterred, and realising that his planned modest do-over was now likely to be considerably more major, he and Tony made a plan.
James started by cleaning out the neglected 2500 and removing that unsightly slime. All the stainless steel fittings were removed and, in the service centre, the gelcoat was subjected to what they describe as the “hardest cut and polish possible”.
“The result was remarkable,” he says. “The boat suddenly looked like it had just popped out straight of the mould.”