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by Albert Jr.
Wed May 03, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.1960 13-footer with Johnson 40-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 3577

Re: c.1960 13-footer with Johnson 40-HP

dg22 wrote:Thank you. My boat is far from perfect but does look ok from 20 feet --I laugh aloud--. I've actually never considered a hydrofoil. If the hydrofoil keeps the bow low, I'm sure it would also help for pulling water skiers. Maybe I should consider a hydrofoil. Thanks, Dave


Great, keep me posted
by Albert Jr.
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.1960 13-footer with Johnson 40-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 3577

Re: c.1960 13-footer with Johnson 40-HP

This is how my 1967 13 footer sits with a 1973 Evinrude 50 HP -- around 180 pound motor. The boat handles best with someone sitting up front. With me alone in the boat, the boat does porpoise at lower speeds. Whaler at Launch Sm.jpg Here is another pic to give you an idea how the boat sits with two...
by Albert Jr.
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Buzzcut2239 wrote:admirable job, I really enjoyed following your progression.


Thankyou sir, I appreciate it :)
There's still some progress to be followed with the lobsterboat I'm building.
I'll post some pics when I can.
by Albert Jr.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Oldslowandugly wrote:What a beauty! I hope you will save one for yourself too!


Thankyou sir. I do have my eye on an 01 Dauntless 18'
I'm getting lots of thought on how to modify and make it better, but for now the next project is still pretty much open.
by Albert Jr.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2
Replies: 16
Views: 7370

Re: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2

admirable :D
Looking forward to your performance numbers!
by Albert Jr.
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

A goodbye is yet to come (hopefully not soon)
For now, enjoy the last picture of the build.
Look long enough and you'll appreciate every detail that went in to here.
by Albert Jr.
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Well guys we've done it, we've finished the boat. Got to say that this build was one of trail and error but after much reworking, after much sweating, and after much whatever came out of our mouths, we've finally finished the boat. The Tohatsu 40 is performing better than ever. I honestly have never...
by Albert Jr.
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.1960 13-footer with Johnson 40-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 3577

Re: c.1960 13-footer with Johnson 40-HP

Latest project.

Take a loooong look at that waterline :D
by Albert Jr.
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.1960 13-footer with Johnson 40-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 3577

c.1960 13-footer with Johnson 40-HP

My latest project (1970 SPORT 13) has been a complete success. The Tohatsu 40 we mounted is performing well, and, with this engine, we have managed to get a perfect weight distribution. Now the owner of this new boat is very happy and he'd like to continue with another SPORT 13 from the 1960's. Only...
by Albert Jr.
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Best Tracking Device for 13-footer in the South American Island of Curacao
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: Best Tracking Device for 13-footer in Curacao

The focus of this thread is both which tracker to buy and how to conceal it. If I can conceal the tracker inside the hull by glassing it in or making a small chamber and closing it with a hatch cover, that would be great. As long as it's part of the hull itself instead of the motor or console. I apo...
by Albert Jr.
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Best Tracking Device for 13-footer in the South American Island of Curacao
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: Best Tracking Device for 13-footer in Curacao

Hi Jim, the boats will be sport and standard models. However i'd like the device be hidden/concealed in the hull itself instead of the engine or console since those can be taken off of the hull.
by Albert Jr.
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Best Tracking Device for 13-footer in the South American Island of Curacao
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: Best Tracking Device for 13-foot Boat

I don't mind installing a flushed boat hatch where the unit will be installed but it has to blend in. Also referring to Don his reply, I know there are many tracking devices and setups (too many to mention) But I honestly have no idea which tracking device to look for. Looking for and installing a t...
by Albert Jr.
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Best Tracking Device for 13-footer in the South American Island of Curacao
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: Best Tracking Device for 13-foot Boat

Goodday all, I'm referring to the first and second gen. Whaler. I forgot to mention that I don't live in the US. I don't know how the phone and internet services on Curacao will provide me with this but I'll have to ask them. I'd prefer it to be somewhere on the boat itself since if something happen...
by Albert Jr.
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Best Tracking Device for 13-footer in the South American Island of Curacao
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Best Tracking Device for 13-footer in the South American Island of Curacao

[I am] planning on restoring a Boston Whaler 13-footer for a client, and he's asked me about a tracking device. [On a 13-foot Boston Whaler] what is the best [tracking device] to use [in the South American island nation of Curacao]? [The device must be] something that is hard to find [on the boat]. ...
by Albert Jr.
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

More pictures
by Albert Jr.
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Here we have some more picture of the rigging.
The steering system we used is a bit of an older tech than
what most other boats have but we decided to use it instead because
of its simplicity and its space saving benefits.
by Albert Jr.
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

As promised, here's also a picture of the 40 foot lobster yacht I'm helping to build.
I'll post more pictures of the real boat as we get along.
by Albert Jr.
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Continued;
Interior paint has been added. Since we couldn't get the original paint,
we decided to mix white with blue. The paint looks good but just a little bit of green
will bring you closer to the original colour.

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by Albert Jr.
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Thoughts on a Montauk 170 inspired restomod
Replies: 5
Views: 2616

Re: Thoughts on a Montauk 170 inspired restomod

ASIDE: I do realize that I can just as well buy an 1980's era Montauk. My father had one and we enjoyed it for almost a decade. However, i've ridden all three generations of the Montauk model and I still believe the first generation model rides better. This is just my personal opinion.
by Albert Jr.
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Thoughts on a Montauk 170 inspired restomod
Replies: 5
Views: 2616

Re: Thoughts on a Montauk 170 inspired restomod

I know a project like the one I have in mind is challenging, but that's kinda why I like the idea. I know some Whaler 16's had the flat deck but it's not really what I'm looking for. I've posted a picture of a Wahoo 17 or 18.5 that shows what' i'd like to do. I think [Boston Whaler] used this design...
by Albert Jr.
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Since the buyer wanted a lighter colour,
compared to the first Whaler 13 we sold him (my first Whaler 13)
We decided to use a more baby blue colour.

It came out decent and adding the anti-slip went well too.
Pics will follow.
by Albert Jr.
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Boat on trailer
by Albert Jr.
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Thankyou everyone,

I haven't post much lately since I've been awfully busy with work.
We did get a new trailer which we restored. Still have some minor adjustments to do.

Boat has also been painted inside, engine has been added finally and now we're prepping for minor details.

Enjoy :)
by Albert Jr.
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OUTRAGE 25 Hull Fractures
Replies: 5
Views: 2983

Re: OUTRAGE 25 Hull Fractures

Jim thankyou for posting.
My Whaler 25 does have a crack but on the starboard side.
I'll take some pictures and post them later tonight.
by Albert Jr.
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler 13 Logotype Location
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Whaler 13 Logotype Location

I'm in the finishing stages of restoring my 1970 Boston Whaler 13. {What are] the specifications for the location of [the Boston Whaler harpoon] logotype?

Thankyou.
by Albert Jr.
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Well... it happened. I sold my Whaler 13... my personal Whaler 13. It has been hands-down the best first boat ever. I've had more experiences and memories with that boat than I can count. My favorite memory is still when I jumped a wave and got about 2.5 meters of air. This is the first boat my dad ...
by Albert Jr.
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 115 Ficht Engine NO OIL Alarm
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: 115 Ficht Engines

Firstly, I cannot stress enough how sensitive the Ficht engines really are. I've known many owners who've used them for years but all of them were maintained right. Secondly, the first generation Ficht engine==of what I know of--have an oil system which will send excess oil back into the oil tank. T...
by Albert Jr.
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Thoughts on a Montauk 170 inspired restomod
Replies: 5
Views: 2616

Thoughts on a Montauk 170 inspired restomod

I sold my Boston Whaler 13 a few weeks back with the idea to start work on a Whaler 16. In my opinion, the Whaler 16 seems like the perfect choice because there is so much potential for custom fiberglass work. I also find it to be a good fishing boat and that it rides very well. I really like the fo...
by Albert Jr.
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Thank you, all, for your replies. From our research this Whaler was built in 1970. We haven't done much work on her lately, but we do hope to continue soon. I've also started work on a 40-foot lobster boat design by Donald Blount, of which I'll share pictures soon. In regard to the [wearing] flip-fl...
by Albert Jr.
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Oldslowandugly wrote:I would have tossed that boat. What you did was nothing short of miraculous. Well done!


Thankyou sir, much appreciated.

Before anyone asks.. Yes I'd do it all over again xD
by Albert Jr.
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

After the second primer, there were some minor detail that our fiberglass specialist wanted to fix. Those repairs took some extra time, but we managed to get the bottom painted using Total Boat white paint. It's looking great. All the boat needs now is a nice polishing job before we flip her.
by Albert Jr.
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

To counter the small holes that resulted from using a thinned primer and spraying it on, we tried rolling on the primer. It helped fill the holes. We sanded the primer and added a light primer.
by Albert Jr.
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

Being a brush-on primer and quite thick, we decided to use a thinner to make it possible to spray on. This made for some small holes.
by Albert Jr.
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

We finished off the fairing starting with p60 grit paper, then p140 grit paper, and then ending with p220 grit paper. The fairing has been going well, so far. Only problem we've seen is that the body filler formed some notches. We wanted to fix this by using Total Boat primer, which the paint compan...
by Albert Jr.
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

After glassing we've started adding a marine body filler called Power Grip. It's softer than usual fillers which makes it easier to grind. We will add one or two more layers before painting.
by Albert Jr.
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

After a 25-day delay I've managed to start on the boat. I was at least a helping hand in it.

After first adding a polyester filler to all the holes that were left after sandblasting, we've applied 1.5-ounce fiberglass mat at the transom and side of the boat.
by Albert Jr.
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

BBQ BOY wrote:Looks like a fun project. How is the transom?


We've checked it by using the pounding method. Until now we've found that everything is solid.
by Albert Jr.
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler 270 Outrage; Quality of Recent Hulls
Replies: 2
Views: 1838

Re: Boston Whaler 270 Outrage

I've experienced fishing on an Outrage 320 which had decent space for the size.
Ride overall was pretty good. Fast to plane with only 500 hp and the quality of the hull is decent.
by Albert Jr.
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

More pictures.
by Albert Jr.
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

The day we got her back from sandblasting, we could see a bit better how much work the hull needed. It's going to be a job but I've seen worse.
by Albert Jr.
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14860

So my dad and I bought a boat

This all started when a customer came in with a 40 hp Tohatsu. We finally gave in and decided to buy it. After a while another customer of ours gave us a lead for a Boston Whaler 13 and we bought it also after some negotiating. The boat is from 1970 and is in decent shape (foam is solid). We've sand...
by Albert Jr.
Thu May 05, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16-footer Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Re: 16-footer Layout

Thank you for your helpful reply. I've tried googling but with little luck. I got mixed results showing more Dauntless and Montauk boats.
by Albert Jr.
Wed May 04, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 16-footer Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

16-footer Layout

I might have a chance to purchase a Boston whaler 16 from the 60's era. I'm contemplating whether or not I should convert it into a bay boat (add a livewell, storage, etc.)

[Seeks] pictures so I could gain some insight on the layout of the boat.

Thank you in advance,
Albert Jr.
by Albert Jr.
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Yankee Voyager 22' (Hiliner Gypsy)
Replies: 10
Views: 7293

Re: Boston Whaler Yankee Voyager 22' (Hiliner Gypsy)

I thought the Voyager was only a concept. The hull looks very nice. Makes you think what could've been if Whaler would change to v-hulls that early.
by Albert Jr.
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show
Replies: 4
Views: 3895

Re: Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

Standard Horizon has apparently introduced a new gps/chart plotter retailing for around $750 to $800 (apologies, kinda blurry on price) http://www.standardhorizon.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=84&encProdID=4CF940EF04242A75341586E44F877244&DivisionID=3&isArchived=0 Wou...
by Albert Jr.
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show
Replies: 4
Views: 3895

Re: Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

I didn't attend but I did read on the Whaler website about a new 330 Outrage. Bertram is also back in business with a new 35-foot hull.

[More on the 330 OUTRAGE here.]
by Albert Jr.
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 9-footer Value; Horsepower Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 6049

Re: 9-footer Value; Horsepower Needed

I realise that the 9 footer was designed for use as a tender but most people here (Curacao) are fisherman. You'd be surprised what they'll use to go fishing. I've seen some fisherman grabbing the shell of an old seadoo and using it as their boat. I hope to keep the price a bit lower for their sake b...
by Albert Jr.
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 9-footer Value; Horsepower Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 6049

Re: 9-footer Value; Horsepower Needed

The specifications for the Boston Whaler TENDER 9 are listed in the REFERENCE section article that gives specification and dimensions for many Boston Whaler boats. See http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/specifications.html You'll find the maximum recommended power is 5-HP. Perfect, thanks a...
by Albert Jr.
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 9-footer Value; Horsepower Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 6049

9-footer Value; Horsepower Needed

I know of a 9-foot Boston Whaler boat that has been sitting at the same place for years. I assume the owners wanted to use it for fishing but nothing ever came of it. I thought [the 9-footer] would make a nice project to restore and sell. I currently have a Mercury 4-HP outboard engine (that needs a...
by Albert Jr.
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The Boston Whaler 15-foot Hull
Replies: 11
Views: 7079

Re: The Boston Whaler 15-foot Hull

The classic 15' is "for sure" a remarkable hull. However, one should test drive the newer Montauk 150. Nothing short of "amazing"! The montauk is a nice boat for sure but it's a heavier boat. I don't have any experience with the newer 15 but I don't think it'll be as lively as t...