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by f1loco
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom mounting plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5807

Re: Transom mounting plates

Yes, overtime aluminum and SS is a bad combination, let alone with salt water mix, but alas, it's only going into wood and the reaction to the point of contact should be minimal if kept clean. Besides, I put 5200 on mine - that's what I am more worried about. But then again, as you indicated, I don'...
by f1loco
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom mounting plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5807

Re: Transom mounting plates

Yes, just a plate was installed to give the inside some strength. Having the motor mounts drilled and mounted through transom as I type. Bracket are usually used create a set-off off the transom and/or lift it for proper trim or long shaft. The same fellow use to do a bracket that would lift the top...
by f1loco
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom mounting plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5807

Re: Transom mounting plates

Just the one I posted above - but everything went in great. Having some work done on the boat and motor, including doing a through hull installation on the motor currently. I can post a couple of pics when I get it back.
by f1loco
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom mounting plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5807

Re: Transom mounting plates

Plate all installed ... very sweet work. Re-pitched my 9.8 Tohatsu to the 5 pitch they have and finally screams at 5850 RPMs at WOT. Next up: bolting up through the transom ...
by f1loco
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom mounting plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5807

Re: Transom mounting plates

The plate was $140 total, but worth it; and I should never have to worry about it again: no rot, no cracking. Nicely rolled for 0.25-inch thick piece of milled aluminum. [Kent Fabrications] were great. One week from contact to receipt of the transom mount. Now to the hardware store for four SS screw...
by f1loco
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom mounting plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5807

Re: Transom mounting plates

Yep, [the KENTFAB transom mounting plate is] supposedly in-route to me as I type.
by f1loco
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom mounting plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5807

Re: Transom mounting plates

Thanks all. Managed to find Kent Fabrications . They make a beautiful piece to step up the transom top for a long shaft, but on request they can do the inside 0.25-inch-thick aluminum plate with mill finish made to fit just the inside of the transom without the step up. I hope to avoid screw holes, ...
by f1loco
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom mounting plates
Replies: 16
Views: 5807

Transom mounting plates

I've a 9.8 Tohatsu that weighs in at a whopping 85-lbs. The transom on the 13-foot classic is fine. That said, I'd prefer to have one barrier of insulation between the two screws on the motor and the transom. But, as you know, our transoms are not flat; hence something flexible needed. What do most ...
by f1loco
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Propeller for 13-footer with Tohatsu 9.8
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Propeller for 13-footer with Tohatsu 9.8

At present [my classic 13-foot Boston Whaler boat has] a Tohatsu 9.8-HP four-stroke-power-cycle short-shaft engine with a 8.5 x 7.5 propeller. I run a load of three or four adults. [The Tohatsu 9.8) is only [accelerating to] 5,000-RPM at WOT. I am looking for a bit more RPM and possibly [for the hul...
by f1loco
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drain Tube Replacement on 13-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: Drain Tube Replacement on 13-footer

One last set of questions: I have the front locker/anchor/rope box in the bulk head up front. There are two holes apparently drilled through where the edges of the top--left and right--go through to drain, assumming straight holes that I can simply epoxy up and seal while I am at it. However, there ...
by f1loco
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drain Tube Replacement on 13-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: Drain Tube Replacement on 13-footer

Roger that - I'll pick up some fresh Marine-tex - should be plenty to cover the two inners and will set within the day easily.
by f1loco
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drain Tube Replacement on 13-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: Drain Tube Replacement on 13-footer

Thanks. I think I'll put a smooth coat of 5200 around the inside and let it set first. Then put the tubes in with some additional sealant on the ends then. That should keep it nice and dry, even if there is failure. Don't suppose if you know 3" will be long enough to accommodate the o-rings and...
by f1loco
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drain Tube Replacement on 13-footer
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Drain Tube Replacement on 13-footer

Will 3-inch tubes be correct for a 13-footer?

Does the O-ring only go on the straight side to be flared by the tool?

Would 3M4200 be better even though it's under the water?
by f1loco
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Effect of "Homemade" Title on Value of Older 13-footer
Replies: 11
Views: 3244

Re: Effect of "Homemade" Title on Value of Older 13-footer

Thanks, I've looked at that page frequently over the last couple of days. If the drain tubes were sound, wouldn't they have a flared lip on each end? Both tubes only seem to have a flared lip on only one end Also, saw this fix and looks pretty nice and easier than dealing with the flares: I wonder l...
by f1loco
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Effect of "Homemade" Title on Value of Older 13-footer
Replies: 11
Views: 3244

Re: Effect of "Homemade" Title on Value of Older 13-footer

Sport or Standard from the pic? I thought the Sport had the console steering? Ended up [buying the boat for] $2,500 due to a run in the paint I found on the front corner and the "title concern." It has two fresh coats of Pre-Kote Primer and two coats of Brightside. In the end, it was clean...
by f1loco
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Effect of "Homemade" Title on Value of Older 13-footer
Replies: 11
Views: 3244

Re: Effect of "Homemade" Title on Value of Older 13-footer

Thanks. The trailer has new bearings, wiring and lights - that said - it's only probably got a couple of years in salt water here. But a new one is only about $600 so it won't break the bank. Just didn't want to buy something wherein the title severely limited my resale - not that I plan on resellin...
by f1loco
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Effect of "Homemade" Title on Value of Older 13-footer
Replies: 11
Views: 3244

Effect of "Homemade" Title on Value of Older 13-footer

[I am ] looking into buying an old classic [13-foot Boston Whaler boat] but the one I found is titled as "Homemade." For you Whaler Whaler boat owners, does this effectively kill resale value? Seems like [the restoration of the boat] has been well done and I can physically pick up the back...