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by Binkster
Sat May 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1963 13 Re-power
Replies: 25
Views: 9378

Re: 1963 13 Repower

My 1961 13-footer was powered by a new 2008 Mercury 25 FOURSTROKE with no power trim or tilt This engine is the same as a Tohatsu. I never found it easy to tilt the Mercury 25 FOURSTROKE by hand. Once while pulling into a beach with a very muddy soft bottom I got the lower unit stuck in the soft mud...
by Binkster
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Attaching a Console
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

Re: Attaching a Console

In order to use a toggle bolt you need a hollow space under the deck and they are best used for bolting a shelf to a wall, and I don't ever remember seeing a stainless steel toggle bolt.
rich
by Binkster
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

Re: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood

Also sapele and African mahogany are the same wood.

rich
by Binkster
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

Re: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood

Sapele is the wood of choice for marine trim work. It is not really mahogany, its a type of cedar. Its a lot cheaper than real mahogany, it has a better look, and is easier to find than Phillipine mahogany. I haven't bought any in five or six years but I used to pay $5.00 a board foot. As I remember...
by Binkster
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2845

Re: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering

Read this old thread from CW http://www.continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/002846.html and make up your own mind. I agree totally with Tom Clarks comment. Inspection of your cable and pulley system is very important. This is the only type of steering system that is allowed in APBA outboard racing ev...
by Binkster
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 2845

Re: Steering Wheel for Wire Rope and Pulley Steering

You probably won't find a new or modern wheel that will fit. I hope you still have the broken wheel that you can use to check against another used steering wheel. Then again its possible a new one will fit. Bring the old wheel with you to check. A marine bone yard would be the best place to find a u...
by Binkster
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: Windscreen

If you bend the plastic over a sharp edge of a console mockup, it will not bend right. A wooden dowel will also work.
rich
by Binkster
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: Windscreen

I've made my own windscreen. Not to difficult. Use masking tape on both side of where you will cut with a jig saw and then sand the edges. To make the bends lay a 3/4" metal pipe at the edge of a workbench, lay the plastic over it and heat it with a heat gun on high. When the plastic reaches th...
by Binkster
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: Windscreen

One other thing, allow for thick plastic washers behind the windscreen, and have the person making the windscreen drill the holes for you.
rich
by Binkster
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: Windscreen

Make a cardboard template using your existing console and have one made be some one who works with plastic. The height might not be accurate as to OEM just make it to suit yourself. Don't bend the cardboard, cut it and tape the bends with masking tape.
rich
by Binkster
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sapele and Mahogany Lumber Source, Uses
Replies: 9
Views: 4273

Re: Sapele and Mahogany Lumber Source, Uses

The original thwarts (seats) in the 13 and 15 footer were phillipine mahogany one-inch or more thick. Sapele is more dense and the seats are stronger at 3/4-inch thick, not prone to break, and the weight is about the same. Also Sapele is better looking with its ribbon like patterns. It is all I ever...
by Binkster
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15 Starboard Console Width
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

Re: SPORT 15 Starboard Console Width

My 15 footer was originally a side console Striper model, that I converted to a center console. I still have the original console. Its solid but needs a dash and some glass work. $175. Also have the windshield that is in poor shape due to the plastic crasing but can be used as a pattern for a new on...
by Binkster
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Binkie/Rich
Replies: 4
Views: 2280

Re: Binkie/Rich

I contacted Mike's email. Left my phone number. Hoping to hear from him soon. Thanks for the heads up, Phil. Rich (Binkie) BTW, my modified/restored 15' Whaler center console has been sitting on its trailer for over two years waiting for its first launch. I've been busy with other stuff and kind of ...
by Binkster
Sat May 20, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1982 13' Sport Hull Weight
Replies: 6
Views: 2107

Re: 1982 13' Sport Hull Weight

If you are thinking of buying a 13-foot Boston Whaler boat, and if you are a normal adult male, the best way to check the weight is: --have the current owner remove the engine if it has one, --empty the boat of all gear and fuel tanks, and --you should be able to lift the rear corner of the boat wit...
by Binkster
Sat May 20, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1982 13' Sport Hull Weight
Replies: 6
Views: 2107

Re: 1982 13' Sport Hull Weight

My restored bare hull 1969 Whaler weighed 280-lbs.--rich
by Binkster
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Filling Holes in Center Console
Replies: 5
Views: 2263

Re: Filling Holes in Center Console

Also, because this is not a structural repair, don't use epoxy, because of the extra cost and labor as stated in the above post.
rich
by Binkster
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Filling Holes in Center Console
Replies: 5
Views: 2263

Re: Filling Holes in Center Console

jimh, at this point in time because the original poster never stated it, we don't know if there was plywood backing behind the bracket holes. If there is not, the console may only be 1/8 to about 3/16" or more thick and then dowel method won't work. A solid fiberglass patch always works, anywhe...
by Binkster
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Filling Holes in Center Console
Replies: 5
Views: 2263

Re: Filling Holes in Center Console

Cut a piece of mat larger than the 1-inch hole and glass [the mat] over the back of the hole. After [the resin] sets, cut circular pieces of mat and glass them into the hole until flush with the surface. Then cut another piece of mat and glass that over the top of the filled hole. A day later grind ...
by Binkster
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Boston Whaler 13 w/50hp - S FL
Replies: 8
Views: 4041

Re: Boston Whaler 13 w/50hp - S FL - $4700 (lower price)

Nice 13 footer, good price. Try BOAT TRADER, go national. Sold my 1961 restored and modified 13 footer, with a 2008 Merc 25 for $7500 on first day last June.

rich
by Binkster
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 GLS Console
Replies: 3
Views: 1865

Re: Sport 15 GLS Console

Would you be interested in a fiberglass side console such as the one used in the Striper model?
by Binkster
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Chicagoans putting Whaler to Good Use
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Re: Chicagoans putting Whaler to Good Use

Everyone has to win at some point, but 108 years is a long time. I think Joe Madden is taking too much of the credit. All he did was to renege on his contract with the Rays, jump to the Cubs,(this was preplanned beforehand) and talk the owners into spending a ton of money for better players. He almo...
by Binkster
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Private messages
Replies: 4
Views: 4542

Re: Private messages

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by Binkster
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Desert Sand Match in AWLGRIP
Replies: 8
Views: 3353

Re: Desert Sand Match in AWLGRIP

FINISHMASTERS AUTOMOTIVE AND PAINT SUPPLY can match Whaler Desert Sand in AwlGrip. They are an AwlGrip dealer, and their prices are very competitive. About 3 or 4 years ago I gave them a sample of the color from a hole saw cutout from a console off a Desert Sand gelcoat Whaler. The match they came u...
by Binkster
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer with Surface Propeller Running
Replies: 19
Views: 6438

Re: 15-footer with Surface Propeller Running

I don't understand what the point of all this is when the speeds you are talking about is so easily obtainable with a hull made for that purpose.

rich
by Binkster
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Refinishing Wood Panels; Sources for Wood Panels
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Re: Refinishing Wood Panels; Sources for Wood Panels

The easiest way? Well the work isn't very hard, but it c an be time consuming. Just like everything in life, effort equals results.

rich
by Binkster
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1984 13-footer Bow Locker Hatch
Replies: 10
Views: 3551

Re: 1984 13-footer Bow Locker Hatch

Wood bleach available in the paint department of Home Depot will create a uniform look to all the wood. It may be lighter than you want it, and you might have to stain the wood. rich
by Binkster
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer with Surface Propeller Running
Replies: 19
Views: 6438

Re: 15-footer with Surface Propeller Running

In your video, I noticed the boat was porpoising pretty good when you kicked the motor out a bit. Actually that was probably the right setup, but that's what happens when you put a performance motor on a non performance hull. It would be better suited on a Donzi Sweet sixteen, and quite a bit faster...
by Binkster
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1984 13-footer Bow Locker Hatch
Replies: 10
Views: 3551

Re: 1984 13-footer Bow Locker Hatch

The only pieces of a 13 foot whaler's interior that was 5/4" thick was the seat thwarts. everything else was 3/4" thick.

rich
by Binkster
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Restoring c.1970 13-footer
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Re: Restoring c.1970 13-footer

You need to post a close up image of the interior and exterior crack. This is not a simple repair. Your plan to cut a four-inch "window" in the hull is not a good one. Remember one thing, always grind the gelcoat off around any repair, so that when you laminate new mat over the repair, it ...
by Binkster
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1984 13-footer Bow Locker Hatch
Replies: 10
Views: 3551

Re: 1984 13-footer Bow Locker Hatch

A piece of marine plywood won't do the job. You need a piece of 3/4" marine mahogany plywood and cut out a new hatch cover, (expensive), or flip the hatch cover over strip the paint off the bottom, with paint remover, not sandpaper, which will become the new top, it won't be easy to get the pai...
by Binkster
Mon May 23, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 17 Paint and Transom Preparation
Replies: 4
Views: 2300

Re: Montauk 17 Paint and Transom Preparation

When I restored the hull on my 1986 15-footer, I faced the same problem: the exterior of the hull was in great shape with no dings or scrapes whatsoever. It only required sanding and polishing to look new again, but [my boat] had the same transom problems as your boat. I did this: --I redrilled the ...
by Binkster
Mon May 23, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Securing a Battery Box to the Deck
Replies: 5
Views: 3041

Re: Securing a Battery Box to the Deck

Thanks for the correction. I was thinking of a classic. I've used Gorilla glue or 5200 to glue parts onto boats and both work extremely well. Marine Tex is more of a Bondo type material.

rich
by Binkster
Mon May 23, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Tuff Coat - Marine
Replies: 1
Views: 1531

Re: Tuff Coat - Marine

It's been used and probably does a satisfactory job on Boston Whalers, and I would use it on a non descript boat, but not on a quality boat such as a Whaler, or Bertram, etc. for fear of depreciating the value.

rich
by Binkster
Sun May 22, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Restoration Project - 1987 Sport 13
Replies: 6
Views: 2984

Re: Restoration Project - 1987 Sport 13

Unless its worn out that sander will do the job. No need to sand the old gel coat off except in the areas you find spider cracks.

rich
by Binkster
Sun May 22, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Securing a Battery Box to the Deck
Replies: 5
Views: 3041

Re: Securing a Battery Box to the Deck

The entire deck of a Boston Whaler 15 footer has plywood under it. When I cut out a rigging tunnel to a center console That I built for my 15 footer I discovered that the undersides of the deck was 1/2" 3 ply plywood. After some research I found out that there is plywood everywhere.

rich
by Binkster
Mon May 16, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: GUARDIAN 18 Center Deck, Fuel Tank Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 3157

Re: GUARDIAN 18 Center Deck, Fuel Tank Repair

FOR EASY REMOVAL OF FOAM DO THIS; use a handsaw and cut the foam into rectangular blocks. Then use this tool with the flat blade and you can chip the foam blocks out in a manner of minutes. Wear gloves to protect yourself from the intense vibration of this tool. Very little effort required. http://w...
by Binkster
Sun May 15, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drain Tube Replacement Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: Drain Tube Replacement Problem

I believe that PVC sealed with 5200 is the only permanent solution. No more worries about corrosion. I think I used schedule 120 (thinwall), not schedule 40 for an almost exact fit. I don't remember it was a long time ago, and its been off my mind for years now.

rich
by Binkster
Sun May 15, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 25 - Deck hatch molds
Replies: 4
Views: 2126

Re: Outrage 25 - Deck hatch molds

Do you have the original hatch lids? If so, what's wrong with them? If the core material is shot, that's an easy fix. If you don't have the original hatch lids, making a mold to match the originals may prove difficult, and very time consuming, especially if there are radiuses and other than flat sha...
by Binkster
Mon May 09, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 17' Montauk Tree Damaged
Replies: 24
Views: 7054

Re: 17' Montauk Tree Damaged

your comment; (consulted a few boat builders in addition to the great advice here, and was told that structural integrity will be superior to factory when complete using epoxy and mat layers and then inserting foam.) + Why not just tow the boat over to one or two of these boatbuilders and get a seri...
by Binkster
Sat May 07, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Leaders
Replies: 8
Views: 10450

Re: Boston Whaler Leaders

Are they retired military[?] If so it doesn't leave them with much actual business experience.
by Binkster
Thu May 05, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1999 Ventura 20 Trailer Set Up Dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 1991

Re: 1999 Ventura 20 Trailer Set Up Dimensions

Although I studied algebra in high school many years ago, this is the first time I have ever seen it used to solve a problem in real life. I never realized it could be helpful. Are you sure the photo was at 90 degrees from the photographer? Also photos don't always show true measurements, Using a li...
by Binkster
Sun May 01, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 17' Montauk Tree Damaged
Replies: 24
Views: 7054

Re: 17' Montauk Tree Damaged

The comment that a lot of boat builders have given you, that the repaired boat will be structurally superior to the original hull is laughable. If you have a good title to this boat, which is doubtful, then the title itself is more valuable than the hull, so there may be certain people interested in...
by Binkster
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 17' Montauk Tree Damaged
Replies: 24
Views: 7054

Re: 17' Montauk Tree Damaged

From reading your other posts it appears that you buy damaged Whalers, fix them up and resell them. No doubt that this one was a total loss. If you have to ask for advice on this repair, you are way over your head. Personally I don't think it could or should be fixed. Part it out, you might make a f...
by Binkster
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: The way it all started
Replies: 2
Views: 1590

The way it all started

The first Boston Whaler I ever laid eyes on was in the summer of 1958. My dad and I ( I was a college student at the time) stopped by the local Marine Hardware and fishing supply dealer on Long Island to buy probably some fishing stuff, and they had a 13-footer sitting out front on a trailer. I reme...
by Binkster
Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hull Damage Worth Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 2852

Re: Hull Damage Worth Repair

I think [jimh's] last idea is the way to go at this point. The two previous repairs might not have been done right and caused the latest delamination. Or, maybe [this hull] just can't be fixed. How do you re-laminate the foam to the hull bottom, anyway, in a large area, especially if moisture is get...
by Binkster
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: REMEMBER ME Function
Replies: 1
Views: 3634

REMEMBER ME Function

Why do I have to log in every time I visit, even when I check (remember me)?

rich
by Binkster
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water In Hull; Source of Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

Re: Water In Hull; Source of Parts

The most accurate and easiest way is to weigh the bare hull. Remove any wood parts and take the boat and trailer to a weigh station and check the weight. Then remove the boat and weigh the trailer. Of course you are then going to subtract the difference. The bare weight should be in the 275-300 lb. ...
by Binkster
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising the Stock Seats on Classic Sport 15
Replies: 12
Views: 5465

Re: Raising the Stock Seats on Classic Sport 15

Raising the seats may not solve the problem that the 13 and 15 foot Whaler both share. If the console remains at stock height, you might find yourself driving in a hunched over position. When I modified my 15 footer, I just started over from scratch, I wanted a center console that I could drive sitt...
by Binkster
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Long-distance purchase – Agent?
Replies: 8
Views: 3238

Re: Long-distance purchase – Agent?

I think you would have way more invested in the Whaler than its worth. When you live in such a remote area it would be smart to buy a boat that is common to the area. It looks like there is plenty of local help available to give you a hand if needed. http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection...