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by skred
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Through-hull stanchion backing plate
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: Through-hull stanchion backing plate

Are these mounting plates the type used on the 13 sport (older models) with 2 posts attached to the plate to go thru the hull from the outside to the stanchion mounting pieces? If so, I have 6 or 8 of them I am not using. Have no idea what they are worth...
by skred
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1978 15 Sport -Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

Re: 1978 15 Sport -Sold

The boat has been sold.
by skred
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1978 15 Sport -Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

Re: 1978 15 Sport

Seriously? Is the market that bad? Nobody's commented that I'm asking too much...
by skred
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1978 15 Sport -Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

Re: 1978 15 Sport

I have found a replacement boat, and am anxious to sell my 15 Sport. The price is reduced to $5,300. I would consider selling the boat and trailer without the motor for $4,500.00.
by skred
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1978 15 Sport -Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

1978 15 Sport -Sold

1978 Boston Whaler Sport 15, (15’3”) in Very Good Condition. (photos below) It was literally a "barn find", All original. All mahogany seats, side-boards, hatch cover, and console stripped, sanded and refinished with 5 coats of Helmsman Polyurethane Varnish. Has the optional wraparound hel...
by skred
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Camper Deck Conversion 13'
Replies: 3
Views: 2866

Re: Camper Deck Conversion 13'

13 Mischief?
by skred
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Sport 13 Re-power
Replies: 4
Views: 2467

Re: 1988 Sport 13 New Power

I had a new 1988 Sport 13, and chose a Yahama 30-HP two-stroke. I could actually pull an average-size adult on skis with two persons in the boat. The newer four-stroke-power-cycle engines are much better on gas consumption, but may not have quite as much oomph initially. The SPORT 13 takes a 20-inch...
by skred
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5618

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

Years back, I had a 1984 15 Sport Center Console with a 70 Yamaha on it. When my GPS hit 42 mph, and the boat started "chine walking", I decided I really didn't need that much speed - especially since I was primarily fishing Lake Michigan. The wave swell spacing and height on a lot of days...
by skred
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5618

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

My 40 HP Mercury has a 14 pitch x 10 or 10-3/8 - not sure which is the recommended. It's perfect for my boat - and I've had 15's with 70 Yamahas (WAY too zippy for me)..
by skred
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5618

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

I have the exact same boat and it was in that identical condition when I bought it. I spent about 10-12 hours total refinishing the mahogany (removed it to do a thorough job). Looks to be a Mercury on the back. I picked up a 2004 Mercury 40 in pristine condition. Couldn't be happier: she pushes 35 m...
by skred
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

Re: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play

Thanks for the advice. Guess I'll just put up the the rattle....
by skred
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

Re: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play

Thanks for the responses. As I described, the wheel AND the shaft move up and down together. The spokes are all tight, and the attachment nut is tightened as much as I dare. I have checked the mounting of the assembly to the console and - since I noticed the looseness prior to disassembling the cons...
by skred
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play
Replies: 8
Views: 2738

Helm or Steering Wheel Has Vertical Play

My 1978 SPORT 15 has what I believe is the original steering mechanism. It functions just fine, but the wheel rattles quite loudly from the slightest vibrations. The wheel has some vertical play. If I lift up on the wheel, it moves more than 1/4-inch. When I put my hands on the wheel, the rattling c...
by skred
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Anchor Locker Water Control
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Re: Anchor Locker Water Control

Thanks for the feedback. Your version is a much better solution than mine.. I will give it a try...
by skred
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Anchor Locker Water Control
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Anchor Locker Water Control

On my 1978 15 Sport, The standard mahogany-finished forward locker accumulates rainwater to a level over half-full - sometimes even more. I don't leave the plug out because I would prefer a dry area up front. Since I am planning to replace the original hatch cover with a new one, I am considering ro...
by skred
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Source for Fiberglass Forward Hatch for [1986] SUPER SPORT
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: Source for Fiberglass Forward Hatch for [1986] SUPER SPORT

I speculate that a replacement hatch cover might be fashioned from a piece of Starboard.
by skred
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1978 SPORT 15 50-HP
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

Re: 1978 SPORT 15 50-HP

Regarding the prop choice [for a SPORT 15 with 50-HP]: The dealer here recommended a 14 pitch (I think it's a 10-1/4 diameter) for my 2000 Mercury 40 hp on my 1978 Sport 15. Perhaps the 50 hp motors use the larger diameter. My gps readings with 2 adults (total of 400+ lbs) aboard with 1 6-gallon ful...
by skred
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 SPORT 15 Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 5049

Re: 1978 sport 15 restoration project

As JimH has often noted: the 15 hull is (also in my opinion) the very best of the small and mid-size Whaler hull designs. I have a 1978 15 Sport with the optional wraparound rear seat/rail configuration, and I am convinced I will never part with it. I'm on a smallish Wisconsin lake, and it's perfect...
by skred
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 85813

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

Here's my latest baby....
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