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by LibertyBill
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Do you mean not painting the exterior at all? He didn't use any type of bottom paint but doesn't remember what kind it was exactly. It has tiny cracks all in the paint but I don't think it's soft or even chipping. I can get a close up picture tomorrow. The main concern I have with not painting at al...
by LibertyBill
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

The previous owner (my grandfather in law) painted it a couple of times using one part paint. Im almost positive he never used any kind of anti-fouling paint but I can verify that tomorrow. I'm getting the impression that I'll be re painting the bottom next year. As for now, I think I'm going to go ...
by LibertyBill
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

--I laugh aloud--, no I didn't try a power washer. I was under the impression that keeping it as dry as possible was best so it didn't occur to me. At this point I don't think I'll bother. I have about half of the non skid to sand smooth and I'll be done sanding the interior. I'm going to flip it on...
by LibertyBill
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Nearing the end of the interior sanding. I've been using 40-60 grit to get rid of the top two paint layers, mostly by hand but some with the random orbit. All of the contours and crevices are a real PITA. I've spoke with the people at Jamestown Distributors and they seem to think the primer will go ...
by LibertyBill
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Does the Intergrip change the color at all or just flatten it? Do you just mix it in with the same topside paint you use on the rest of the boat? I had looked into intergrip a while back and was under the impression you used a shaker to flour it across a still wet first coat, and once dry, vacuum an...
by LibertyBill
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

So your approach retained the original bumpy texture? If I go that route at this point I will have a few spots that will have a different texture than the rest from my experiments but overall I'm not looking for something to hold value. I'll never get rid of this boat so I just need something useful...
by LibertyBill
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I'm still not sure about the best way to tackle the original non skid texture. Much of it doesn't look bad and I'm thinking (my thinking can be dangerous) it could probably be primed and painted? But several areas are looking a little rough and I'm not sure if sanding it is even possible. I did sand...
by LibertyBill
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

dg22: I never thought of the idea of having to do all of this sanding again as a good thing but that is a good point. padrefigure: I was up late last night looking around at different ways to combat that. I saw somewhere (on this site I believe) Jimh posted pictures of options that I think will lead...
by LibertyBill
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I appreciate both of your opinions. I'd say without further education and experience of my own I will err on the side of caution. I won't be leaving it in the water for more than a day's use until I go to Florida in June so Im sure I'll get more opinions, speculative and from experience, between now...
by LibertyBill
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Dutchman: Thanks for that clarification. I'm hoping to have this project completed before my vacation in June to Sanibel Island, FL so I can bring the whaler. The house we stay at has a dock on the water but a boat ramp is easily accessible. It would definitely be easier to leave the boat floating f...
by LibertyBill
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Still sanding... I have a couple more questions for anyone willing to help. I'm replacing literally everything on this boat. That being said, I still need to get a motor and all steering parts. I'm hoping to find a deal on a 40 hp motor and I intend on getting a teleflex steering system with probabl...
by LibertyBill
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I'm going to hold off on bottom paint. I will be trailering it all the time so I'm thinking it really isn't necessary. That will also save me from having to sand away every layer of paint on the exterior. I'll be sanding it down with 120 grit, applying primer, and then TotalBoat Wet Edge white on th...
by LibertyBill
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I tried searching around both the new and old forums and couldn't find it. Maybe you (or Jim) could point me to it? [UPDATE: the drawing is not part of the forum, old or new. It is part of the on-line HTML version of the owner's manual I created. See http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/manual...
by LibertyBill
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Great looking boat you got there! I guess I can paint first, run the bow light under the rub rail, and having the side console it shouldn't be too hard to run wires there. As far as bottom painting, do you use bottom pain on the outer transom? What about the lowest part of the sides, what I think ar...
by LibertyBill
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

So I'm putting together my thoughts for painting as I finish up sanding the interior and I have a few questions as far as in what order I need to do some things. It has been a long time since I stripped the boat of all parts and I don't think I remember exactly everything that came out as far as wir...
by LibertyBill
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

That's good to know. I just purchased [sidelight and white all-round lamps], lifting-towing eyes, rub rail, and norman pins. I'm still on the hunt for a stainless steel steering wheel.

When painting the inside, should I be plugging up the existing screw holes that I intend on reusing?
by LibertyBill
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I'm now actually leaning towards using Totalboat Wet Edge paint. Mainly because I have no experience. I've never owned a boat before and never had this one on the water. I'm not sure of that makes sense or not but I feel a little less intimidated using the Wet Edge. Another thing, does anybody have ...
by LibertyBill
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Projets
Replies: 16
Views: 6196

Re: Winter Projets

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by LibertyBill
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I'm still sanding away. I'm looking to start purchasing the different products I intend to use. I am sanding away the top two layers of paint with 60 grit by hand and smoothing out the original gel coat with 120 grit on a random orbital sander. I am going to use TOTALBOAT-brand epoxy fairing compoun...
by LibertyBill
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Thanks so much for the thorough response. The only way I've been able to remove all spider cracks and crazing in any particular area is to sand all the way to the glass. Because of this, my plan has been to use AWLGRIP. After spending so much time sanding through to the glass I couldn't help but won...
by LibertyBill
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

Re: 1960s Whaler restoration

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by LibertyBill
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12465

c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I am taking on the project of restoring my grandfather-in-law's Boston Whaler boat, which was given to me instead of being junked. From the restorations I have seen on-line, I don't think its condition is that bad. I have gotten the boat completely stripped of all parts and have begun sanding. I hav...