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by BWbert
Sat May 19, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 Montauk 17: Battery Location Survey
Replies: 14
Views: 3862

Re: 1988 Montauk 17: Battery Location Survey

If I'm correct, originally the battery would be located in the stern of the boat. My father had a 1975 STRIPER 17 with the battery in the stern, but we re-located it inside the console. This helped to keep the battery dry and it made for less mess in the stern. Your dealer might think this battery p...
by BWbert
Mon May 14, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: My 17 Montauk Adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: My 17 Montauk Adventure

Those are some nice boats you have there sir.
Best of luck!
by BWbert
Thu May 10, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

Final coat of paint has been applied and we're satisfied to say the least.
We're letting everything dry up right now for us to inspect it later.
After this we'll re-apply a thicker anti-slip, and afterwards we'll continue with interior detailing like the console and casting deck.
by BWbert
Thu May 10, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

Weather finally cleared up. We lightly sanded down the original coat of paint using a light grid sanding sponge.
by BWbert
Thu May 10, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: Now back to our regularly scheduled program

We've had a bit of a rough week due to sudden heavy rains. The paint that was already applied did hold, but we decided to wait out the bad weather and choose a date to re-apply paint. While this was going on, we did find time to apply the new anti-fouling. What we used was Total Boat's copper-free a...
by BWbert
Thu May 10, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

Before I continue telling the story of our progress, The same day we repaired our boat's floor, we also applied our anti slip. We primarily decided on the interlux anti slip of which pictures of its result will follow. Not that its a bad brand, but the result did not give an aggressive enough grip. ...
by BWbert
Sun May 06, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

jimh wrote:BERT--thanks for the further details. I know it is hard to accomplish work and take pictures at the same time, particularly when the work involves getting your hands dirty. You are doing a nice job of documenting this work.


No problem. I'll do anything to make it better :)
by BWbert
Sun May 06, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

BERT--you also mention removing some wood from the hull interior. Can you describe in more detail where the wood was located? Was it part of the deck underlayment to reinforce the deck? Yes [the removed wood] was the deck underlayment. Where we cut open and dug out the foam, we also removed and rep...
by BWbert
Sun May 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

We did leave the cut-out as underlayment for the deck.
We did our best for the new foam to allign with the old foam.
by BWbert
Sun May 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

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by BWbert
Sun May 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

The following shows us filling the compartment with foam. We used 2-lbs two-part polyurethane foam from SeaHawk. We used [less than] than a cup of our half-and-half mixture. It took about two minutes for the foam to expand and dry. We closed off everything with 1.5-ounce chop-mat fiberglass soaked i...
by BWbert
Sun May 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

We've finally come to the part where my helpers and I dig out and replace the old foam. We started out checking how far the soft spot of fiberglass was spread, cut this out using a grinder, and we started digging out the old wet foam. Thankfully the general area of soft fiberglass wasn't all that bi...
by BWbert
Fri May 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior

BWBERT--having used the Jamestown Distributors "Boston Whaler Blue" Wet Edge Topside Paint for restoring the 17-footer in your second restoration thread, how did you like the color it gave for a classic Boston Whaler restoration? Would you use the Jamestown Distributors "Boston Whale...
by BWbert
Thu May 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior

BWBert—...Are you using the same paint as shown in the Jamestown Distributors YouTube presentation in the thread you linked to? The paint used in the thread "my dad and I bought a boat 2" (restoring a 17-footer is the ["Boston Whaler Blue"] that Jamestown Distributors has develo...
by BWbert
Thu May 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior

Hi Jimh--the paint used in the first restoration is a mix of topside white/blue/green paint. The second restoration shows the use of the BW blue paint.
by BWbert
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Exact Color for Blue Paint to Match 13-footer Interior

Hi inksails. You can check with Jamestown Distributors for the Boston Whaler blue paint. I'm using the same paint for my 17-footer

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by BWbert
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 107
Views: 32536

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Visited three lumber yards last week that carried exotic woods, and the first two were disappointing. A 50-mile ride to NH was worth the time and gas. This place has everything and I mean everything. This is just one of the wood sheds. https://i.imgur.com/EupcOjlb.jpg Met the owners daughter and to...
by BWbert
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

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All our hard work is paying off.
My dad is loving the result and so is our mechanic.

Pictures taken yesterday.
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by BWbert
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

man'sFeet.jpg openPaintContainers_a.jpg workshed.jpg We've been going at it like clockwork. Our progress has been twice as fast compared to our previous restoration. The boat's interior has been painted and we're planning on tackling the floor today. There is one minor soft spot upfront and the old...
by BWbert
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

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We called our favorite glass mechanic, and he started immediately.
by BWbert
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

The whole point to restoring this boat has been to come up with something unique. Our clients loved our first restoration, so we wanted to use that as a base. I started doing some google searching, till I came about the 40th anniversary whaler 13 My dad and I both love that model so we thought, heck...
by BWbert
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

The day the boat came, we could already tell it was in a bit of a rough shape.

We stripped the railings and fixed the engine up as well.
All the e-tec needed was a new fuel pump and it fired right up.

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by BWbert
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4135

So my dad and I bought a boat 2 : 1981 striper 17' restoration

Hi everybody. I'm back! with a new restoration. Our current project, a 1981 17' striper was bought a couple of months ago from one of our clients. She is planning on buying a bigger boat for her resort, and she wanted us to be the first ones to consider buying the boat. Well..., we did and we're exc...
by BWbert
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14462

Re: I'm back! Bringing the thread back to life for some good news

Hi everyone, First of, I'm back! I took a short break from continuouswave more to keep my focus on school, my new business, and most of all 'boats' My builds will be posted under my new handle from now on and off-course, I have a new build waiting for you all to see. Hope you will all enjoy, and mak...
by BWbert
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Won't Start
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Re: Found a solution

Hi Jimh, Thankyou for the reply. We did take the temperature sensor into consideration, but it was functioning just fine. We finally decided to scan the engine again as a last ditch effort. After some testing, the engine wouldn't start at all and we also saw that the CPS sensor wasn't giving an rpm ...
by BWbert
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Won't Start
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

2008 Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Cold Starting

I am currently working on a 2008 Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE engine, and we are having some big problems starting this engine. A scan of the engine told us that we needed to change the fuel pump. So we did. No luck. After a bit of time, we bypassed the safety lanyard switch, and we then noticed that coil...
by BWbert
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Won't Start
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Won't Start

Goodday all--I'm Bert and I'm a big fan of Whalers. I am currently working on a Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE that won't start. Where I can post about the topic?
[BERT--I moved your post to the REPAIRS and MODIFICATION FORUM--jimh]

Thank you