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by stanyon
Mon May 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Registration
Replies: 9
Views: 3416

Re: Boat Registration

http://www.nasbla.org/files/VIRT/2016/A ... deline.pdf
This is suppose to be the new guidelines as required by the Coast Guard
by stanyon
Sat May 13, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Registration
Replies: 9
Views: 3416

Re: Boat Registration

Below is what I was referring to, and is only taking effect with 2017 registration applications Changes to hull identification number (HIN) standards effective January 1, 2017 All state titled vessels must have a 12-character HIN that meets federal standards as required by the Coast Guard. See Hull ...
by stanyon
Fri May 12, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boat Registration
Replies: 9
Views: 3416

Boat Registration

[I am] just watching our local news tonight and they reported that all boats must have a US Coast Guard approved [Hull Identification] Number permanently attached to the boat, and this is a nationwide requirement. I am assuming that my [boat's] stencil numbered ID will not satisfy [the regulation]. ...
by stanyon
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Snowed In Until March
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Snowed In Until March

No access to my 13' Whaler, Maybe mid March. Wishing all happy Boating in the following weeks.
by stanyon
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1974 14-footer
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Re: 1974 14-footer

I rebuilt my Helm, used Mahogany after making patterns out of MDF, bought a damaged sheet at Home Depot for $3.
by stanyon
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

The wiring is finally completed and everything is in place. The last challenge is to secure the cables and wiring in the transom area of the boat.

[Seeks] pictures of this area; they would be much appreciated.
by stanyon
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1967 Mercury 35 hp wiring HELP
Replies: 0
Views: 1333

1967 Mercury 35 hp wiring HELP

Does anyone have a wiring schematic for a 67 Mercury 35 hp outboard ? My external harness and Internal harness are all good but I seem to have a dead short somewhere after the Internal Harness. I hook up the battery red to positive and everything I touch with the test lite shows a complete circuit. ...
by stanyon
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1967 Mercury 35-HP Wiring Diagram
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

1967 Mercury 35-HP Wiring Diagram

[Seeks] a wiring schematic for a [1967] Mercury 35-HP outboard engine. The engine serial number is 2155647. The external harness and internal harness are all good, but I seem to have a dead short somewhere after the internal harness. I hook-up the battery red to positive and everything I touch with ...
by stanyon
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

I had hoped that today I could get the wiring done for the lites and Fish Finder. The closest power supply would be from the ignition switch inside the control box, probably needed cleaning anyway. Opened it up and boy what a mess, I have know idea why the ignition switch and all the wiring wasn't c...
by stanyon
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

Perfect, yeah don't get in a hurry now, to much time spent in prepping it. When you thin down for the final coat be aware that the primer will have a tendency to sag and run on you.
by stanyon
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

Ziemer, before you putting on the top coat I went over the whole boat with 400 grit to knock down any bumps and dust particles, then just before starting to apply the top coat I went over the hull with a tack cloth. Yours is looking great.
by stanyon
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer: Mounting Trolling Motor
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: 13-footer: Mounting Trolling Motor

JIm--thanks for the [link to a well-formed GOOGLE IMAGE search result]. That is what I had been searching for. I was hoping someone had engineered a way to use a bow mount without drilling holes.
by stanyon
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer: Mounting Trolling Motor
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

13-footer: Mounting Trolling Motor

Can anyone post pictures showing the mount of an electric trolling motor to the [bow] of a 13-footer?
by stanyon
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

I used about two-thirds of the two-part-epoxy primer on the bottom. One quart of the Whaler blue was enough to do the inside. And I have less than a half-quart of the white left from the two quarts I ordered for the bottom. I used the lacquer thinner because I had it on hand. I would have used xylen...
by stanyon
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

Yes, Total Boat paint was used throughout, As for the foot on the helm two #10 screws into the floor. It seems to me to be fairly ridged.
by stanyon
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

I have the wood back in the boat, and added a additional 6" strip of Karri wood to the inside of the transom. After 38 years of holding onto the engine the transom was showing some compression spots. The Karri wood will stop this as well as help distribute the load across the whole transom. Any...
by stanyon
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

Drafter, I bought a roll of contractors plastic 10' X 100' then fastened it to the ceiling in shop with about two foot clearance around the boat. Propped door open at one end of the tent and used a large box fan to suck out the overspray.
by stanyon
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

After all the time spent on the bottom of the boat in preparation for paint, I felt some sort of protection was needed. I took a five foot piece if stainless and attached it to the bottom with 1 1/4 " #10 stainless screws. About half of our water here in eastern Washington has Basalt as a botto...
by stanyon
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

Ive been busy getting ready for winter here, now all the leafs have fallen I can get back to the Whaler. I have all the wood refinished, 7 coats of varnish. The one bench seat was really warped so I got some new Mahogany and rather wish I had replaced all of it noe. The new wood looks brighter, even...
by stanyon
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1970 SPORT 13 Sport Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Re: 1970 SPORT 13 Sport Restoration

Yes that does look like blistering, the best way to deal with it is to grind off the gel coat, then let it dry for a couple of months before recoating. I had the same problem on a 36' trawler lot of work and time consuming. Or just ignore it, nothing structural here just cosmetic appearance.
by stanyon
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1968 SPORT 13 Rub Rail Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5086

Re: Rub Rail

Thanks for all of the replies. I went to the Barbour site and they have a lot of product. My ability to visualize what [the replacement rub rail components] would look like on my boat is limited.

[Seeks] pictures with a rail kit installed and the source information.

Thanks again
by stanyon
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

I now have the inside painted. I used the Total Boat Polyurethane and sprayed it using a $19.00 HVLP gun from Harbor Freight. Two coats from 1 qt. of paint that I thinned with about 30% lacquer thinner.
by stanyon
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1968 SPORT 13 Rub Rail Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 5086

1968 SPORT 13 Rub Rail Replacement

Redoing my 13' 1968 Sport, any thoughts on the best Rub Rail option ?
by stanyon
Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

Did some filling today and after the first round of taking the filler down with 80 grit I dusted the bottom with a lite coat of cheap black rattle can paint then proceeded with the board sander loaded with 150 wet/dry and a squirt bottle of water with about a teaspoon of liquid dish washer soap. The...
by stanyon
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9787

Re-do SPORT 13

I own a 1968 or 1969 Boston Whaler SPORT 13 (stencil number 19747). All appeared to be in good shape so I dismantled [the boat] and set it up on saw horses in my garage. The bare hull weighs 252-lbs--I'm not concerned about water intrusion. I am going to paint the boat. I needed to clean up the outs...
by stanyon
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fairing Compound for Crack Filling
Replies: 8
Views: 3376

Re: Fairing Compound for Crack Filling

Thanks again to all for the input and the sharing of this knowledge base.
by stanyon
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fairing Compound for Crack Filling
Replies: 8
Views: 3376

Re: Fairing Compound for Crack Filling

I would like to maintain the non-skid surface, if possible; it doesn't show near the spider webbing. Also, what are those screw heads showing in the picture?
by stanyon
Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fairing Compound for Crack Filling
Replies: 8
Views: 3376

Re: Amount of Total Boat Product to Order

Thank you for the information, I will be using TotalBoat Total Fairing compound
by stanyon
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Fairing Compound for Crack Filling
Replies: 8
Views: 3376

Fairing Compound for Crack Filling

I am just about ready to start fairing the inside of my 13-foot Boston Whaler boat. [There are no] deep cracks--just spider web showing after sanding. I have decided to use the Total Boat product [later mentioned to be TOTAL FAIRING]. How much should I order ?
by stanyon
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Helm 13' Whaler
Replies: 0
Views: 1345

Helm 13' Whaler

Does anyone have pictures or ideas on raising the helm station on a 13' whaler so you aren't bent over ?
by stanyon
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Second Whaler, help identify please
Replies: 2
Views: 1844

Re: Second Whaler, help identify please

I was afraid that it was going to show up as an early one, title shows it as a 1976, all in all it is in reasonable shape for a 50 year old.
On to the rejuvenation. Engine starts easy and carries 140# and 135# of compression. Will flip the boat over this weekend to check out the bottom.
by stanyon
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Second Whaler, help identify please
Replies: 2
Views: 1844

Second Whaler, help identify please

This is my second 13' Whaler, 1st one was a 1970 my wife and I used while diving in Puget Sound. anyway the vin tag is missing on this boat but it is stenciled on the transom with 10747, second the front hatch cover is Mahogany, not plywood and there is a groove cut into each end for what ? and ther...