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by akwalker
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: What a surprise !
Replies: 2
Views: 1933

Re: What a surprise !

Very nice!!
by akwalker
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy
Replies: 28
Views: 8715

Re: A Bad Day At Sea For U.S. Navy

Wow. Perfect impression of the bulbous bow.
by akwalker
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Congratulations on the restoration. The 20 images of your boat have made it now the most photographically documented restored 13-footer in the history of this forum. Well, that's quite a distinction. If anyone is interested in any more photos, I have a ton. Now, onto the next one. Have my eye on a ...
by akwalker
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Thanks. She even floats!!
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by akwalker
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Older 13-footer: splash well drain
Replies: 7
Views: 2894

Re: Older 13-footer: splash well drain

Thanks guys for the good information.
by akwalker
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Older 13-footer: splash well drain
Replies: 7
Views: 2894

Older 13-footer: splash well drain

Hello all. I have a [1963] SPORT 13, with the transom cut for a short-shaft engine. There is a splash well. There is a drain hole in the transom and a drain hole in the splash well, cockpit side. When the SPORT 13 comes off of plane, a slug of water sloshes over the transom and into the splash well....
by akwalker
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

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Well, she's as done as she's gonna be. Ready for a test ride.
by akwalker
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

jeopardy954 wrote:That's looks really nice!

What are you doing for nonstick on the deck?


The non skid on the floor has been painted with a roller. Came out great, nice and even. Used paint from Jamestown Dist. "Total Boat Wet Edge". Good stuff.
by akwalker
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

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Thanks guys.

Got the new rub rail on this morning. Not the correct color for the year, but I like the contrast.
by akwalker
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Interior refinished and re installed.
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by akwalker
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Two coats of Whaler Blue. Inside is drying in the sunshine. Came out really nice.

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by akwalker
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Older 13
Replies: 7
Views: 2601

Re: Question about older Whaler 13

Agreed. MCKee, maybe?
by akwalker
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Looks great! What products are you using for the paint? Are you spraying or roll-tipping? I am using Total Boat WetEdge from Jamestown Dist. Gloss white on the outside, and Whaler Blue on the inside. Sanded the outside down to 120 grit and rolled and tipped. It looks great...... from a distance, --...
by akwalker
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Went to the Bahamas for a week. Got home Saturday, and off the trailer she came. Bottom done. She'll sit like this till Saturday and then go back on the trailer. Then its on to the interior.

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by akwalker
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Well, topside is done and the logos are applied. Next, she comes off the trailer and we do the bottom.

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by akwalker
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

One more coat of paint and the topsides are done. Then she's off the trailer to finish up the bottom.
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by akwalker
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Responders in Boston Whaler Stop Runaway Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2871

Re: What Does A Throw Bag Do?

[A throw bag] fouls the propeller, I do believe
by akwalker
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Responders in Boston Whaler Stop Runaway Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2871

Re: Responders in Boston Whaler Stop Runaway Boat

Another angle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIe5dvtnzd8

Good thing they're unsinkable.
by akwalker
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Re: 1963 Resto

The stencil number [8778]:
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by akwalker
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Restoring c.1963 13-footer
Replies: 21
Views: 7079

Restoring c.1963 13-footer

I have been wanting a Boston Whaler since I was 12-years-old. I picked up this gem on the fourth of July. It's only two years younger than me, but probably in a little better shape. I thought I'd post some pictures as it progresses. Love this website, very glad to have found it. After many hours wit...
by akwalker
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1979 13' Renovation
Replies: 8
Views: 3157

Re: 1979 13' Renovation

Thats interesting. My girls do love the water, but have always stayed in the boat till we were docked. Of course, it's a bigger boat than the Whaler. Now after the drive to the marina has been another story. As soon as I open the car door, they beeline for the dock. I fully can relate to the "s...
by akwalker
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1979 13' Renovation
Replies: 8
Views: 3157

Re: 1979 13' Renovation

akwalker--I love your dogs and your boat. You'll have trouble keeping them in the boat when on the water. Good luck with the restore. wcollins41-- I like what you did. How did you determine where to put the center console in regard to fore and aft? Some might not like what you did but she is very u...
by akwalker
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1979 13' Renovation
Replies: 8
Views: 3157

Re: 1979 13' Renovation

Beautiful. I'm doing a restoration on a 1963 13-footer. Same road as you, but going to keep it as original as possible.
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by akwalker
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New owner, old boat
Replies: 11
Views: 3175

Re: New owner, old boat

Thanks again. So, more confusion. The only number I can find on the boat is the stenciled number in the anchor hatch, "8778". I went to NY DMV to register the boat with the registration the previous owner gave me. According to the clerk at the DMV, the HIN is DP477867. This was the number ...
by akwalker
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New owner, old boat
Replies: 11
Views: 3175

Re: New owner, old boat

Hello to new owner-old boat AKWALKER. Please visit the Reference section and read the article about the 13-foot hull. Here is the URL and link: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/13/ If new to Boston Whaler boats, please read the FAQ which contains carefully researched and concisely written...
by akwalker
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New owner, old boat
Replies: 11
Views: 3175

Re: New owner, old boat

Thanks very much.
by akwalker
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New owner, old boat
Replies: 11
Views: 3175

New owner, old boat

Hello to the forum. I just picked up what is supposedly a 1961 13-footer. The stencil number is 8778, and is located in the forward anchor locker. I'm planning on restoring the boat. Just wondering if anyone knew how to reference the stencil number and confirm the year. Any info I've found doesn't r...