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by dg22
Mon May 15, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1982 13' Sport Hull Weight
Replies: 6
Views: 2002

Re: 1982 13' Sport Hull Weight

Depending on the model, hull weight should be around 320 to 410 lbs according to the CW reference. It looks like the Sport model is 320 lbs and the Limited is 410 lbs.
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/specifications.html
by dg22
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.1960 13-footer with Johnson 40-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

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

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
by dg22
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: c.1960 13-footer with Johnson 40-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

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-lbs 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 ab...
by dg22
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Sport 13 Re-power
Replies: 4
Views: 2353

Re: 1988 Sport 13 New Power

The 30 hp E-TEC would be my pick for a new motor. It is light weight and from what I've read it performs well.
by dg22
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-do SPORT 13
Replies: 25
Views: 9391

Re: Re-do SPORT 13

Looking great. I like the classic blue -- nice that Total Boat has the classic Boston Whaler blue as a color choice.
by dg22
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1970 SPORT 13 Sport Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 2556

Re: 1970 SPORT 13 Sport Restoration

I used 60 grit with my orbit sander to remove the gel coat in those bad areas and when I got close to the fiberglass mat layer I switched to 80 or 120. The fiberglass mat is not very thick on these older boats so if you do decide to use a grinder just be cautious.
by dg22
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1970 SPORT 13 Sport Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 2556

Re: 1970 13 Sport resto starting

Those look like spider cracks in the gel coat. On my boat, I had to remove the gel coat in those bad areas. Others had success long-term with just filling, but I didn't.
by dg22
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: So my dad and I bought a boat
Replies: 34
Views: 14481

Re: So my dad and I bought a boat

What a transformation. Great job!!
by dg22
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Removing Water From Hull
Replies: 7
Views: 3038

Re: Removing Water From Hull

I would just be cautious about how much air pressure you force into the hull. You don't want to delaminate the fiberglass from the foam by doing so. I would let gravity do the trick and simply tilt the front of the trailer up so the water drains to the rear holes.
by dg22
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1968 SPORT 13 Rub Rail Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 4911

Re: Rub Rail

I used the 3 piece rub rail from Boston Whaler for my 1967 13 footer. I really like the way it looks and it covers up the imperfections along the edge. When you install it, do it on a hot day so it is easier to bend. I also recommend screws over rivets in case you need to re-paint or do touch ups do...
by dg22
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Johnson 120 Looper Idle and Spark Plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 1938

Re: Johnson 120 Looper Idle and Spark Plugs

Last summer, I ran into the same problem when having difficulty starting my 1973 50 HP Evinrude one very humid morning. I pulled the plugs and noticed water droplets on the plugs. At first, I also thought I had a worn head gasket but the compression was fine. I cleaned out my tank and put fresh gas ...
by dg22
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A good brand for bilge pumps
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

Re: A good brand for bilge pumps

I like that ultra thin electronic switch. Thanks for sharing the link for the discussion on this. I'll read it over.
by dg22
Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A good brand for bilge pumps
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

Re: A good brand for bilge pumps

I appreciate the feedback. Thanks.
by dg22
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A good brand for bilge pumps
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

A good brand for bilge pumps

I need some advice on a good brand for bilge pumps. I have a 1967 Boston Whaler 13 footer. I've been having troubles over the years with the cheaper bilge pumps and float switches from my local Canadian Tire so I'd like to try and find something better. Right now I have the bilge pump and float swit...
by dg22
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1972 13-footer: Hull Drains; Wood Location; Hull Weight; Bow Eye
Replies: 11
Views: 2379

Re: 1972 13-footer Hull Weight; Wood Location

The CW reference below says weight of the 1959 model is between 250 to 275 so I'm guessing the 1972 model would be close to that weight. There are also diagrams of the embedded wood. All the best with your project.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/13/
by dg22
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 13-footer Re-power with 40-HP
Replies: 6
Views: 2925

Re: 13-footer Re-power with 40-HP

Check out the E-TEC 30. It is light weight and has lots of torque for a 30 hp. http://www.evinrude.com/en-au/engines/etec_inlines/etec_30_inline I'm also looking to re-power. I currently have a 1973 50 hp Evinrude. I use my boat mostly for pulling the kids knee boarding, tubing and skiing so I'm als...
by dg22
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 15-footer with Surface Propeller Running
Replies: 19
Views: 6149

Re: 15-footer with Surface Propeller Running

Jamesgt727, Nice boat and setup. That is one of the nicest 15 footers BW I've ever seen. Enjoy!
by dg22
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Johnson 40 hp 2 stroke idle problems
Replies: 15
Views: 6164

Re: 1989 Johnson 40 hp 2 stroke idle problems

Even though your mechanic said the compression is fine, I would double check the compression. My guess would be low compression, possibly caused by a worn head gasket. 20 years ago, I had a snowmobile that would run but it would constantly stall and lose power and the problem would get worse as it w...
by dg22
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2009 VW Sport Wagon as Tow Vehicle
Replies: 8
Views: 3973

Re: 2009 VW Sport Wagon as Tow Vehicle

I towed my 13 footer for years with my 2003 VW Jetta Wagon TDI. It was a manual transmission. I too was a bit nervous at a very steep launch but I had no problems getting the boat out. The diesel engine had great low end torque. To be honest that particular launch was so steep it would make me nervo...
by dg22
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12060

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Libertybill, I finally found on the web [some other website that stole the drawing from my article--jimh] the drawing that shows you the measurements for the waterline on a Boston Whaler. I found this very helpful when I painted the bottom of my boat. I know you are thinking of using a topside paint...
by dg22
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12060

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

dutchman, I used Interlux Brightside paint. Yes maybe it was how I applied it or possibly because it is a one part paint it is more sensitive to the paint bubbling when below the waterline for an extended period of time. When I say 2 days, it could of been 3 days or 4 but regardless I don't want tel...
by dg22
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12060

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I was able to keep the original non-skid. I did have repairs which I had to flatten out the surface. Since these repairs were located at the back of the boat where the battery sat, I did not worry about it from a cosmetic point of view. If you want a consistent, new look, what oldslowandugly suggest...
by dg22
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12060

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

For the non-skid area on my 1967 13-footer, I used a wire brush, lightly sanded, vacuumed, wiped down with one of the Interlux cleaning solvents and then primed and painted. To keep the glare down inside the boat I added a flattening agent to the paint.
by dg22
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12060

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Not a big deal. Worst case scenario is you just sand it off and re-paint the bottom the next year with bottom paint. The bubbling in the paint and the scum line will help show you where the waterline is on your boat. You could go with white bottom paint to match your top side paint. Harder to find b...
by dg22
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12060

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

If you paint the bottom of your boat with top side paint and you leave it more than 2 days in the lake, there is a good chance the paint will form small bubbles on the bottom of the boat. Just speaking from experience and not from a marketing brochure.
by dg22
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12060

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Yes, if you are not going to be leaving the boat in the water for an extended period of time you should be good. I think top side marine paint will begin to bubble after 1 or 2 days of sitting in the water. I used bottom paint because my boats sits at the dock for the entire summer. It was a big job...
by dg22
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12060

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I tried finding it but had no luck. Possibly it did not make it over when Jim re-did the site. [No--all site content has been maintained, and nothing was lost--jimh] I wish I had more photos but here are three of my boat after I painted the bottom. http://s1004.photobucket.com/user/dg22/library/Bott...
by dg22
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12060

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

Jim H has a reference somewhere on this site for painting the bottom of a 13 footer in regards to the water line. I used this reference and it turned out really nice. It's a good starting point and you can adjust the water line according to your setup. [UPDATE: I just noticed this comment. The drawi...
by dg22
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 12060

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

If you had a lot of spider cracks in the areas that you sanded down to the fiberglass it will be worth your effort. When I restored my 1967 Boston Whaler boat, I did not sand out all the spider cracks, and instead I filled them with marine filler; many of the spider cracks returned after a year of u...
by dg22
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1974 SPORT 13: New to Whalers
Replies: 4
Views: 2722

Re: 1974 SPORT 13: New to Whalers

When I bought my boat there was some cracking near the rear of the boat where the battery sat. This could have been caused by the battery bouncing around. I fixed the cracks by removing the gel coat and then repaired with two layers of fiberglass. Before I did the fiberglass work, I used a shop vac ...
by dg22
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1974 Johnson 70-HP: Cooling Water Path
Replies: 12
Views: 15619

Re: 1974 Johnson 70-HP: Cooling Water Path

You are welcome. After seeing that video posted by Jake of an 1974 OMC with a tell tale confidence stream located higher up like many outboards, I started searching the web for this. I'm going to add this little modification to my motor in the spring. I re-did my water pump in the fall and it would ...
by dg22
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1974 Johnson 70-HP: Cooling Water Path
Replies: 12
Views: 15619

Re: 1974 Johnson 70-HP: Cooling Water Path

At the link below there is more information on this and how to add your own tell-tale water cooling indicator to your older OMC motor.

http://forums.iboats.com/forum/engine-repair-and-maintenance/engine-frequently-asked-questions-faq/228380-johnson-evinrude-adding-a-tell-tale
by dg22
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1974 Johnson 70-HP: Cooling Water Path
Replies: 12
Views: 15619

Re: 1974 Johnson 70-HP: Cooling Water Path

My service manual does not show a tell-tale water cooling indicator for my 1973 Evinrude. It was one of the first things I noticed when I got the motor and had the same concern.
by dg22
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1974 Johnson 70-HP: Cooling Water Path
Replies: 12
Views: 15619

Re: Help 1974 70HP Johnson

I have a similar vintage OMC, a 1973 Evinrude 50-HP. There is no water indicator. [Cooling water] just exits out the exhaust. When on the muffs [cooling water] mostly exits via the water outlet on each side, just above the anti-ventilation plate, and some through the propeller hub. In the lake, more...
by dg22
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 12648

Re: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration

I used 60 grit with my orbit sander and it did not take long to remove the gel coat down to the fiberglass. I then laid two layers of fiberglass mat, let cure, sand, and then fairing with marine bondo. Also, if you have any bad spider cracks in the gel coat, I'd recommend sanding these down to the f...
by dg22
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 12648

Re: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration

Irongate, Your 35-HP Evinrude is a perfect motor for that boat. I had similar cracks inside my boat and the repaired areas have held up nicely. When doing fiberglass repairs, just remember to remove the gel coat of the repair area down to the original fiberglass, so you get a good bond with your new...