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by PatSea
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Survey: Smartphone Charts
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Re: Survey: Smartphone Charts

Jim, are you saying the GPS in a smartphone is not a fully functional GPS as used in many other GPS assisted devices? Could you elaborate? I have used my smartphone for cruising in the middle of Lake Erie, well beyond cell signal coverage, and it performed well. Thanks.
by PatSea
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13
Replies: 5
Views: 2703

Re: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13

I bought the fibreglass arches online. Don't remember where but Google “boat support” and you'll find them. They also are available in wood.
by PatSea
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13
Replies: 5
Views: 2703

Re: WTB Boat mooring/cover for 13' classic

I have the Carver #71613S. WSB-13 with bow rail allowance Sun DURA khaki. My SPORT 13 boats rails are about 14-inches high and this cover even coming over the fibreglass bows comes down a foot onto the hull. It comes over the railing. I don't store the boat outside with the cover. It's in my garage ...
by PatSea
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13
Replies: 5
Views: 2703

Re: WTB Boat mooring/cover for 13' classic

I have a 1972 13-footer with front rail and side rails. I have a Carver cover and it works great. I've trailered with it on from Ohio to Florida twice with no problems. I added two fiberglass arches to the front to shed water.
by PatSea
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan boat trailers
Replies: 3
Views: 1961

Re: Karavan boat trailers

I made the same discovery: I have a Karavan trailer with the Knott bearing hubs under my 1972 13-footer. Since I haul the boat from Ohio to Florida and back each winter, I purchased a replacement hub assembly. I carry a complete set of parts and the tools needed to make a repair, but I (too) think i...
by PatSea
Mon May 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rotary Steering System on 1967 13-footer
Replies: 11
Views: 5566

Re: Rotary Steering System on 1967 13-footer

Nicely done dg. I recently did a similar conversion on my 13
by PatSea
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Primary Power Distribution for Single Battery and Small Open Skiff
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: Primary Power Distribution for Single Battery and Small Open Skiff

Thanks Jim. I've been looking for a weatherproof plastic box to house a Blue Seas fused distribution panel but haven't found one yet. Does anyone have a recommendation?
by PatSea
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Primary Power Distribution for Single Battery and Small Open Skiff
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Primary Power Distribution for Single Battery and Small Open Skiff

Reading a very thorough description of [a primary power distribution system for two batteries and one outboard engine with auxiliary battery charging output ] reminded me of my need to upgrade the power distribution on our little 1972 13-foot open skiff (a Boston Whaler}. Even though it's a much sim...
by PatSea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Adding USB outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 4569

Re: Adding USB outlet

Jim, I agree with your analysis. My original concern for not wanting a switch in the circuit was because I believed that at some point I would forget to turn it off as the boat went into storage. I was hoping there was a combination usb plug and voltmeter with some type of an auto off feature.
by PatSea
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Adding USB outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 4569

Re: Adding USB outlet

Simon--that would work for me. I want a three-position switch, two USB outlets, and a Voltmeter. I don't need the cigar lighter outlet. And I don't have a lot of space.
by PatSea
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rotary Steering System on 1967 13-footer
Replies: 11
Views: 5566

Re: Rotary Steering System on 1967 13-footer

Yes I would remeasure cable length. I measured cable length per the instructions and it came out to needing 9 feet, but that was too long. 8 foot works for me but again I did not go through the tilt tube. Also, double check that you can actually use the tilt tube. I could not due to the curvature of...
by PatSea
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rotary Steering System on 1967 13-footer
Replies: 11
Views: 5566

Re: Rotary Steering System on 1967 13-footer

I have a [1972] SPORT13. I just replaced the original wire rope and pulley steering with the Teleflex NFB SAF-T-II steering--it works great. I was unable to use the through-the-tilt-tube on the outboard because of the curve in the transom, so I used a stainless steel offset bracket. My original plas...
by PatSea
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1970 13-footer Bow Hatch Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Re: mahogany bow cover 1970 13’

I don't know if that piece is available or not. I have a 1972 13' and that front hatch cover is plywood with mahagony veneer. If I was going to replace it I would go to a specialty hardwood dealer and buy solid mahogany or sapelle.
by PatSea
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: SS clamp block kit
Replies: 0
Views: 2155

FS: SS clamp block kit

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I have a new stainless steel clamp block kit SA27149. This kit is unopened in the original packaging. This is all stainless steel, not the painted steel version. Cost is $65 plus shipping. Send me a private message.
by PatSea
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Adding USB outlet
Replies: 15
Views: 4569

Adding USB outlet

I am planning to add a USB outlet to my 13 Sport. There are many variations but I like the ones with the LED digital voltage display. I plan to install this on its own circuit. My concern is if the digital voltage display is always on it will eventually run down the battery while in storage for seve...
by PatSea
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Appraisal 13 Whaler
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Appraisal 13 Whaler

I saw an ad for this boat today. He is asking $1300, says motor runs fine. Does the scum line suggest it's waterlogged? What year? I'm guessing it's about a 1974. What are your thoughts on that engine? What is a boat like this worth assuming the engine is ok?

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by PatSea
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Rope-and-pulley-steering for SPORT 11
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: WTB: Rope-and-pulley-steering system for SPORT 1

It's off a 72 13 Sport side steer. I'm traveling now, be home in about a week. Can send details send photos then.
by PatSea
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Rope-and-pulley-steering for SPORT 11
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: WTB: Rope-and-pulley-steering system for SPORT 1

Rich, I have everything needed except the steering wheel for sale.
by PatSea
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Whaler 13 electrical upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 2019

Re: Whaler 13 electrical upgrade

Very nicely done Tom! I'm sure my plans are over engineered also, but hey, it's our Whaler right? Does your fuse block stay dry from spray or rain? Our boat is parked inside when not in use, so maybe the protection from rain and spray is not a major concern.
by PatSea
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Whaler 13 electrical upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 2019

Whaler 13 electrical upgrade

I have a 1972 13 Sport which I am planning to upgrade the electrical distribution. My initial thoughts were to mount a Blue Seas ST 6 circuit fuse block # 5015. https://www.bluesea.com/products/5015/ST_Glass_6_Circuit_Fuse_Block_with_Negative_Bus_and_Cover. I have a fishfinder, nav lights, bilge pum...
by PatSea
Sun May 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orange Spots on deck 1972 13-footer
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Orange Spots on deck 1972 13-footer

That could be Tom. I have not used steel wool in the year that I've owned the boat, but the previous owner may have.
by PatSea
Wed May 16, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 33131

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Outstanding work. Congratulations!!
by PatSea
Wed May 16, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orange Spots on deck 1972 13-footer
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Orange Spots on deck 1972 13-footer

I have a 1972 13-footer The blue non-skid cockpit deck has developed what appear to be small rust colored spots. I tried to remove them using several cleaners and was finally successful using Bar Keeper’s Friend. The floor looks very nice now. I'd like to understand what caused these spots. There we...
by PatSea
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Anti seize material for steering wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Anti seize material for steering wheel

What anti-seize material should I use on the steering helm shaft before installing the wheel? I may want to remove it at some time in the future.

I think I've seen this [topic discussed ] before.
by PatSea
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refinish Mahogany
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Re: Refinish Mahogany

Thanks BigBear, I found some of the SS flanged finish washers online.
by PatSea
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refinish Mahogany
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Re: Refinish Mahogany

After doing more digging through the old CW forum I found several threads on refinishing mahogany with a ton of good information. I will not be staining the wood. And I like the idea of using SS fender washers under the trim washers to avoid the trim washers cracking into my new varnish. I do have a...
by PatSea
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refinish Mahogany
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Refinish Mahogany

I have a 1972 Sport 13. I am refinishing the helm as the varnish is old and has a few cracks. I want to protect it from damage. I understand I need to sand it down to bare wood. Do I need to stain the mahogany again before applying the Z-Spar varnish? My concern is matching the other wood pieces as ...
by PatSea
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering

There's a lot of food for thought in that old thread. Thanks Rich. I'm the type that does quite a bit of research on anything before I run out and make a big change like changing the steering system. There are so many guys on here with so much knowledge of these Whalers, even these old ones like my ...
by PatSea
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering

Richard, I came to the same conclusion that chances of finding a direct replacement wheel are slim to none. I'm thinking of installing a whole new steering system. What would you recommend? Someone recommended a Teleflex no-feedback system. Interested in your suggestions.
by PatSea
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering

I must have a very unusual steering system design. The shaft is actually a 3/4" tapered brass pipe with a thread on both ends. So being a pipe there is no keyway slot for the steering wheel. They achieved positive engagement by putting a pin through the pipe which protruded about 1/8" and ...
by PatSea
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering

Greetings: I need a replacement steering wheel for my 1972 Sport 13. The one I had broke. Where can I buy a replacement wheel? It is for the old original wire rope and pulley steering system. I don't care if it's plastic or stainless. Thanks.
by PatSea
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1972 13-footer Deck Has Screes
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

Re: 1972 13-footer Deck Has Screes

I have a 72 Sport 13. As jimh says these are not screws in your boat but are from the mold.
by PatSea
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Topic: Accuracy of GPS Speed Below 3-MPH
Replies: 3
Views: 2599

Accuracy of GPS Speed Below 3-MPH

What is the accuracy of the GPS speed at very low speeds like 1 to 3 mph? I enjoy walleye fishing and most of the time we troll with a desired speed range (through the water) from about 1.0 to 3.0 mph depending on many factors such as lure being used and water temperature. We use our gps units to de...
by PatSea
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 6604

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Nicely done!
by PatSea
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: GPS Speedometers
Replies: 7
Views: 2794

Re: GPS Speedometers

jimh, you bring up a point that I have been thinking about. The accuracy of GPS speed of 0.4mph. I like to fish for walleye by trolling. The desired speeds are in the 1 to 2.5mph range, but we like to dial it in within about 0.2mph. I have argued with some of my fishing buddies that it is impossible...
by PatSea
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer with KNOTT Waterproof Bearings
Replies: 0
Views: 1527

Trailer with KNOTT Waterproof Bearings

I just recently bought my first Boston Whaler boat, a 1972 Sport 13 in very good condition. I'm now a Whaler fan. I have a problem that I'm hoping someone can help with. The boat trailer is a very nice 2010 galvanized steel E-Z-Loader trailer. One of the trailer bearings is rough and loud and needs ...
by PatSea
Tue May 09, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repair of Hull Surface Gouges, Stripped Fastener Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

Repair of Hull Surface Gouges, Stripped Fastener Holes

I just removed the railing around my Sport 13. The stanchion on the front of the boat has three stripped holes. How do I go about repairing this? I've never done any fiberglass work, but time to learn as there are a few hull surface gouges that need repair also. Thanks.
by PatSea
Fri May 05, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Carver 150 Super Sport Cover, Red 2003 - Current
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

Re: Carver 150 Super Sport Cover, Red 2003 - Current

Sure wish this was for a 13' Supersport!
by PatSea
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1976 11 SPORT Hole In Bottom
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

1976 11 SPORT Hole In Bottom

[I am a] first time poster looking for help. I [want] to buy a small boat for fishing and puttering around inland waters, and something that I can tow behind my Honda CRV to Florida from the Midwest. I would use it to fish the canals and mangroves in southwest Florida in the winter. The CRV's maximu...