Restoration of 1970's era Sea King 12 foot Aluminum Rowboat

I picked up this 1970's Sea King 12ft aluminum row boat for $75.00 at a local Pittsburgh yard sale.  I purchased a wire brush bit for my cordless drill and two spray cans and one quart of Rustoleum protective enamel paint for a new coat of blue and grey.  I already had the hand sander and paper, stain and polyurethane for the wooden seats.  I spent two weekends cleaning this boat up and now that it is finished I'll purchase a launch permit and then my son and I will be off fishing at the local lake soon.

before restoration of 1970's Sea King Aluminum Rowboat

Restoration of 1970's Sea King Aluminum Rowboat

Good luck to everyone on the upcoming 2019 fishing season!

~Henry David Thoreau
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.


  1. That looks great! I have one from my youth that I recently got back, I'm getting ready to do the same and I hope it turns out as good as yours. Do you know where the HIN number is? Thanks, Doug.

  2. Hi Doug - My boat has a metal tag with the boat info riveted to the wood at the back of the boat. Look at the top picture - it is on the inside back right.

  3. I restored one the same year... Don't know how to share pics...


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