Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Winter 2017 | 19 free of charge, to the club. The paint, primer and sealer and masking materials were purchased by the club. Then the process began by taking everything apart including lights and brush guards. Countless hours were spent sanding, filling in all imperfections with bondo, sanding, sanding some more and masking all the glass and rubber. A special compressor was needed to run the paint gun, so Mike donated the use of his. We then played the weather, waiting for calm, clear day, with temps in the 60-70 degree range. Mike painted the groomer, giving it three coats of adhesion spray, red primer, then the infamous PistenBully red finish coat! The only things missing were some decals and, thanks to Karen and Don Nelson, Mike Rus, and John Hull’s donations, those were purchased and installed. As you can see, the Bully has a new life, is mechanically sound and a looker. I invited Paul Jackson to come see the new Bully at its home during a recent snowmobile safety class hosted by the club. You could easily see the excitement on Paul’s face as we asked him to pull it outside for a closer look. Paul reminisced about his years in the “Old Bully.” We shared grooming stories and committed to each other to go for a spin this winter when the trails are all set up. I asked Paul why he loves grooming so much and he stated, “It’s the winter scenery and the wildlife that I enjoy the most.” I couldn’t have said it better Paul, as I do this now full time for the exact same reason! Bully For You! Paul Jackson groomed with the brand new Bully from 1999 until 2013. This past fall, he was invited by the Northeast Kingdom Snow Blasters to check out the refurbished unit. Needless to say, he was impressed! The“Old Bully”has never had a paint job and the original paint was fading. At left, Mike Jutras, David Diminico, and Brad Shepherd removed the brush guard and got it ready for its makeover. Mike Jutras applies the final coat of paint in the photo above. The paint was done in four steps. 1) Sanding and body work. 2) Spray a sealer clear coat. 3) Spray first coat of color. 4) Spray original PistenBully red paint color.