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by PatSea
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New Boston Whaler Boat Inventory and Sales
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: New Boston Whaler sales

Boat sales have increased substantially in most categories throughout the US since the pandemic started. My view is people are staying closer to home, not spending money on travel, and boating is a good alternative. RV sales are following a similar pattern.
by PatSea
Tue May 05, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13
Replies: 15
Views: 6937

Re: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13

One more idea regarding cover fit. All boats have sharp items that can wear a hole in the cover. These items must be identified and additional protection provided. For example, with my boat the top of the throttle control handle was a potential wear point with my cover. So I took a small nerf footba...
by PatSea
Tue May 05, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13
Replies: 15
Views: 6937

Re: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13

e_dig, the key to a good fitting cover that will survive the elements is to support it in a tent like fashion so that the water runs off and does not puddle, and to draw the cover tight so the wind does not cause it to flutter. On my 13 foot Boston Whaler I have two upholstered folding seats with ba...
by PatSea
Mon May 04, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Motivation of Boston Whaler in Wiring Navigation Lamp Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Motivation of Boston Whaler in Wiring Navigation Lamp Switch

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Fig. 2. A switch with the numbers "532" embossed into a portion of the a non-metallic surface.
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Fig. 3. A switch with the name "Cole-Hersee" embossed into a metal surface.
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The only identifying marks are the Cole Hersee name and the "532".
by PatSea
Mon May 04, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Motivation of Boston Whaler in Wiring Navigation Lamp Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Motivation of Boston Whaler in Wiring Navigation Lamp Switch

Jim, I just checked my boat wiring again and I did provide an incorrect part number for the switch. It is clearly marked Cole-Hersee 532, not M532. It has two terminals and is a simple ON OFF switch which controls the red green bow light and the 360 degree white all around light on the stern pole. T...
by PatSea
Mon May 04, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Motivation of Boston Whaler in Wiring Navigation Lamp Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Motivation of Boston Whaler in Wiring Navigation Lamp Switch

On my [1972--always use four digit to describe a year] 13-foot Boston Whaler boat the navigation lamps are controlled by a Cole-Hersee switch model M532. This is a push-pull two-position ON OFF switch, and there is no ANCHOR position like all modern boats have. I'm assuming this is the original wiri...
by PatSea
Mon May 04, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13
Replies: 15
Views: 6937

Re: Mooring Cover for SPORT 13

I use a Carver cover on my 13 Whaler with rails. My cover looks just like the one in your photos, and I too use two fiberglass bows to support the cover. I have trailered the boat twice from Ohio to Florida with the cover installed. The only difficulty I had was learning how to properly space and su...
by PatSea
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Tire Wear
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: Trailer Tire Wear

biggiefl, if the problem is tire pressure it would seem like the tire would wear fast in the center, not on one side.
by PatSea
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Tire Wear
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: Trailer Tire Wear

biggiefl, no I choose to run at the max pressure. I have not experimented with tire pressure. Likewise, I have not used chalk to see the tire contact pattern. May try that.
by PatSea
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Tire Wear
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: Trailer Tire Wear

I definitely will call Eastern Marine. After further research it appears many trailer axles are made with a bow to straighten out under load. so, I'm not sure now if my axle is bent but it certainly has a bow even with the fully loaded boat on it. My axle is different and more expensive than the one...
by PatSea
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1973 SUPER SPORT 13: Removing Railing, Steering
Replies: 24
Views: 1442

Re: 1973 SUPER SPORT 13: Removing Railing, Steering

You may be better off buying new wood and making new pieces. Find a hardwood importer. See if they have any Mahogany or Sapele planks.
by PatSea
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Tire Wear
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: Trailer Tire Wear

Jim, thanks for your comments. I think the mystery is solved. The axle is indeed bent upward as you show in your sketch. I was able to lay a 36" long straightedge against the underside of the square tubular axle and there is about a 1/8" gap at the center. (measured with allen wrenches). A...
by PatSea
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer Tire Wear
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Trailer Tire Wear

My 13-footer sits on a galvanized E-Z-Loader trailer with 12-inch wheels and torsion springs. I am experiencing what I consider unusually high tire wear and an unusual tire wear pattern. Load Star radial load range D tires were put on new in October 2019. Tires are inflated to the maximum 65-PSI. On...
by PatSea
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Re-wiring a 13-foot Skiff
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Re-wiring a 13-foot Skiff

Jim, thanks for the detailed response! That's a lot of good information. I would like the battery switch to be more accessible than inside the battery box, like mounted on the stern just aft of the battery, but I haven't been able to find one that is weatherproof. I'm looking for a small weatherproo...
by PatSea
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Re-wiring a 13-foot Skiff
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re-wiring a 13-foot Skiff

I'm in the planning stage for rewiring a Boston Whaler Sport 13. I would appreciate your comments and suggestions. The electrical system consists of a TOHATSU 40-HP engine, a bow mounted trolling motor, navigation lamps, bilge pump, fish finder, and a USB and 12-Volt outlet. I plan to wire the engin...
by PatSea
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 13-footer Weight
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: 13-footer Weight

If my memory is correct , a few years my 13-foot Boston Whaler with 40-HP two-stroke-power-cycle outboard engine on its trailer, fully loaded with gear weighed 1,300-lbs.

Subtract out the trailer weight for your situation; I believe you boat will weigh over 800-lbs.
by PatSea
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Boat Show
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

Re: Boston Whaler Boat Show

Very interesting report Jim. I liked the cut away views to relate to my [1972] 13-footer.
by PatSea
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon HX890: Change MMSI
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Re: Standard-Horizon HX890: Change MMSI

Jim, my friend does not have a fixed mount radio or another MMSI, so no complications.
by PatSea
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon HX890: Change MMSI
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Re: Standard-Horizon HX890: Change MMSI

Here is an update. I learned yesterday that my friend had originally registered for the MMSI through the United States Power Squadron, not through the FCC as I reported earlier. A few days ago he went into the Power Squadron site and updated the data to show my data, and for the vessel name/classifi...
by PatSea
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon HX890: Change MMSI
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Re: Standard-Horizon HX890: Change MMSI

That's really the crux of the question. The MMSI was NOT obtained through BoatUS or Power Squadron. It was obtained through the FCC. I'm not sure if I can make the changes through the FCC.
by PatSea
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: VHF MARINE RADIO
Topic: Standard-Horizon HX890: Change MMSI
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Standard-Horizon HX890: Change MMSI

A friend of mine is allowing me to use his new HX 890 handheld VHF radio for several months while I am boating in Florida. This is the DSC model and he has registered the radio through the FCC and they have assigned the MMSI number which he has programmed into the radio. He has his personal data reg...
by PatSea
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Survey: Smartphone Charts
Replies: 9
Views: 7877

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: 15
Views: 6937

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: 15
Views: 6937

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: 15
Views: 6937

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: 2622

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: 7129

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: 6076

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: 6076

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: 11654

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: 11654

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: 7129

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: 7129

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: 1897

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: 2600

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: 11654

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: 2049

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: 1364

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: 1364

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: 6328

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: 6328

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: 2063

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: 109
Views: 64871

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: 2063

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: 1278

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: 1978

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: 1978

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: 1978

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: 3299

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 ...