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by Oldslowandugly
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

What I meant was if he painted the bottom and you planned on leaving it in the water for any length of time then you could see if it failed or not. If it softened and detached then it would need to be removed or barrier coated. If it did not detach, then just leave it or paint over it. But by all me...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

If you are mostly trailering then I would try out the bottom as is. If he used a good quality alkyd paint and it is pretty old, then it may be well cured and not prone to softening. Use it a season and see. If it fails then either remove it completely or you can use a barrier coat to seal it and con...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mechanical Steering for 1978 Boston Whaler 11-footer
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

Re: Mechanical Steering for 1978 Boston Whaler 11-footer

Not cheap or easy to find, but, looky here- http://www.marineengineparts.com/steering-and-controls/steering-mechanical/rotary-helm-system/cables-rotary-ssc62.html and even a slightly used one- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Teleflex-SSC72-6-Safe-T-Rotary-Steering-Cable-6-ft-20260-/351434170068?hash=item51d...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: USCG Response Boat Capsizes During Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 8133

Re: USCG Response Boat Capsizes During Rescue

Not trying to hijack this thread but- "I can't imagine why anyone would want to live in the NYC area......" Here is my Grandson holding two Summer Flounder taken just the other side of that AB Bridge in the pictures. One is 22 inches and the other is 26 inches. Beer belly is not mine. http...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: USCG Response Boat Capsizes During Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 8133

Re: USCG Response Boat Capsizes During Rescue

This whole situation is odd. The boat is US property. There is an old CG station right there on Debs Inlet with a ramp. The CG could have easily recovered the boat and trailered it back to the JB station. As for Nassau County, if you look behind the bridge pilings you will see the Atlantic Beach Fir...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

LibertyBill, what kind of paint is on the outside and bottom? Anti fouling can be tough to cover over and is best removed entirely. If that is impossible then a primer/sealer like Interlux Primocon can be used to encapsulate the old paint so it won't react with the new. It is rated for underwater us...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I hate to suggest this so late in the project , but did you try a power washer? I am preparing a skiff for paint and I started with the highest pressure nozzle. It blasted layer after layer of old paint right off. What didn't come off lifted, and I can use a scraper to get under that. If a lot remai...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: USCG Response Boat Capsizes During Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 8133

Re: USCG Response Boat Capsizes During Rescue

Porthole- that drone footage is amazing! I was right, that's B59 st and the apartment buildings in the backround are B19st, the mouth of Debs Inlet. They almost made it home, too bad they lost power so close. I've fished that area over 40 years. Don't worry about the ship- the local scavengers will ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mechanical Steering for 1978 Boston Whaler 11-footer
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

Re: Mechanical Steering for 1978 Boston Whaler 11-footer

You mean it's too big now? I would guess a six footer would be better then. Did you do the measuring per the Teleflex manual? Look here for yours. I would guess you have a Safe-T? http://www.seastarsolutions.com/support-2/installation-manuals-controls-cables/installation-manuals-mechanical-steering/
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: USCG Response Boat Capsizes During Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 8133

Re: USCG Response Boat Capsizes During Rescue

That pic of the submerged hull and the Nassau County PD boat sure looks like Debs Inlet, just West of the Atlantic Beach Bridge. That is my stomping grounds and I have seen that CG boat out on patrol before. Friendly guys, always wave back. I'm glad they are all safe.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

No it does not change the color, it flattens it. The correct procedure is to put down all your primer and finish coats first. Then add the No-skid to the very last coat by mixing it well into the paint container. What happens is the micro spheres float to the top of the paint film to produce the non...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Solar charger for small boats
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

Re: Solar charger for small boats

Jim--I keep an old Firebird in a closed garage. There is only one window and that faces South West. I simply stuck the charger to the glass and extended the wire so it reached the battery. Even with that less than desirable exposure it did the job. I find that even on cloudy days it charges OK and o...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

My deck was even worse if you can believe that. I had so many holes and cracks it was a lost cause to try and maintain the original finish. Thus, after I was done repairing everything I laid down several coats of Interlux epoxy primer which is very tough and has a thick consistancy. After fairing th...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Solar charger for small boats
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

Re: Solar charger for small boats

Jim I would agree that a solar panel could not possibly do what a regular 10 amp plug in charger can do. I have motors with alternators but depending on how they were used during the day the battery may be left weak. Same for a boat pumping rainwater and not given a chance to recharge. That is why I...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Solar charger for small boats
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

Solar charger for small boats

I have mentioned it several times in posts that I have used small solar chargers for 10 years now to keep my batteries topped off. I figured I would show the one I have had the best service from and explain why. I like the NOCO 2.5 watt model and it is also available in a 5 watt version. I paid abou...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 MONTAUK on Mooring: Bilge Pump Power
Replies: 5
Views: 2837

Re: 170 MONTAUK on Mooring: Bilge Pump Power

On my 15 footer if I leave the drain open a lot of water comes in. I blame the weight of the motor, gas tanks, and bench seat for this. As a result I decided to keep it closed and use a small sump mounted bilge pump and it works very well. For 10 years I have been using a solar charging panel left o...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I can only speak for Johnson/Evinrude motors. I have used them for 40 years and I like them. With the older models the same 737cc powerhead can be found on various 40-48-50-55-60 hp motors, the weight stays the same- almost 200 pounds. New E-tec 40-50-60hp motors are 853cc at 232 pounds. That is a l...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Releasing Water Trapped In Hull by Drilling Hole
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

Re: Releasing Water Trapped In Hull by Drilling Hole

The wood under my deck was soaked with water from years of sloppy fasteners. I drilled 1/2" holes to let it out and left the boat out in the sun for an entire year. Lots of water was pushed out by the sun's heat. I also used a dry-vac with a small tube attachment to suck out a lot. When I was s...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude E-TEC G2 Outboard Future
Replies: 10
Views: 4144

Re: Evinrude E-TEC G2 Outboard Future

Clean sheet of paper. I was at the NY Boat Show and I spoke for quite a while with one of the factory reps. If you actually see one up close and have someone explain all the features you can't help but be blown away. This is the future, and I almost wanted to buy a big boat just to justify mounting ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Splash Well Drains
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

Re: Splash Well Drains

I have a 15 footer with a 200lb motor and two six gallon fuel tanks, so the splash well is on the water line and takes on water, especially if I stand back there. I even put the battery in front of the console just to get some weight farther forward. I finally added some one inch Rabud scuppers on e...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 87736

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

If you use Photobucket you can load your picture to it and then click "edit". Then adjust the size to anything under 900 width and it will post here.
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 MONTAUK 17 Permanently Closing Drain
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Re: 1995 MONTAUK 17 Permanently Closing Drain

I use an in-line filter [illustrated below] on each six gallon tank, with its own fuel line, and I don't have a water-in-fuel problem. But with the 48-HP I also average a single tank of fuel a month, so [the fuel in the tank] is replaced with fresh fuel monthly. On the other hand, I used to have a 1...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 11990

Re: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration

"All I have to do now is convince the wife "- that's the easy part. Getting her to let her baby boy take a boat out alone, now that's going to be a task. My wife still thinks our 30+ year old daughters are still needing training wheels. How do you keep finding better and better Whalers? I ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 MONTAUK 17 Permanently Closing Drain
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Re: 1995 MONTAUK 17 Permanently Closing Drain

I agree with Jim. I would not permanently seal the stern drain. Even though a Whaler is filled with foam flotation and will not sink, if the bilge pump fails and enough rain water collects at the stern the weight of it and the motor may allow the motor to submerge and/or the boat to swamp. I used to...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Cockpit Sump Pump
Replies: 13
Views: 5088

Re: Sport 15 Cockpit Sump Pump

I didn't use an auto pump for several reasons. Reviews indicated that the testing feature would indeed run down the battery and thus not be able to work when actually needed. The other minus was the tall size, as it would not fit in the small sump. I cover the sump with a plastic grate just as Bosto...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1995 MONTAUK 17 Permanently Closing Drain
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Re: 1995 MONTAUK 17 Permanently Closing Drain

I did that on an aluminum skiff but only because I was keeping it at a slip all season and I didn't trust a drain plug not to leak. As for the Whaler drain, on mine I replaced all the brass tubes with one inch diameter stainless steel tubes. These I epoxied into place and then sealed around the oute...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 11990

Re: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration

I agree, you snooze- you lose. My Whaler was quite far away but I insisted on seeing it immediately. It was in very rough condition and the seller admitted that and priced it accordingly. He had paid a lot for it and somehow he trashed the console, propeller, and railings. Luckily I was looking for ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OMC Trim-and-Tilt Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 6166

Re: OMC Trim-and-Tilt Kit

I received the 176587 / 175297 kit today and it is complete. After reading the instruction manual and inventorying the parts I am glad I found the correct kit. It would have been difficult to do the job by scrounging used parts or fabricating things. As always, OMC supplied everything needed for a c...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Cockpit Sump Pump
Replies: 13
Views: 5088

Re: Sport 15 Cockpit Sump Pump

Jim, your article is exactly the reference I used for my installation. I raised the switch so it was about 3/4-inch above the pump intake. That makes sure the pump will not run dry, the switch will shut off before the sump is completely empty, and the amount of gravity drain-back does not activate t...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Cockpit Sump Pump
Replies: 13
Views: 5088

Sport 15 Cockpit Sump Pump

I did not want to leave the [cockpit] drain open while docking [the Boston Whaler SPORT 15 boat] at a saltwater slip all season, so I decided to add a sump pump. To fit a decent pump into the tiny [cockpit] sump [of the Boston Whaler SPORT 15 boat] is tough. I found the Rule 800-GPH round pump to fi...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Projets
Replies: 16
Views: 6311

Re: Winter Projets

Hey Brill, why don't you be a real belt-n-braces guy and do as I did. Have pull start AND electric start! As long as you are converting over, just leave the pull start recoil and hood in place and add the electric start motor/charger/rectifier. I ran a 30hp for many years set up that way and I think...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Projets
Replies: 16
Views: 6311

Re: Winter Projets

Brill- if you do convert to electric start you should also add charging capability. That means adding a charge coil under the flywheel and maybe a rectifier if it doesn't already have one. On some older models like my 1980, the charge coil is part of the stator and the whole expensive assembly has t...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 11990

Re: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration

Sounds like my Grandson. If it was a video game, he'd be all over it.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 11990

Re: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration

I started seeing rev limiters built into OMC CD powerpacs around the mid 80's. I can't speak for other makes, but it would seem likely. But like I said, you can adjust the carb linkage so it won't open all the way. In fact, in my factory manuals, that is a spec to be checked and adjusted, that it do...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 11990

Re: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration

An OMC 9.9 and 15hp are the same motor. What makes it a 15 is a slightly larger carb. So a 9.9 is already toned down. What you can do is adjust the carb/throttle so it can't reach WOT. From idle up to WOT is pretty tame, but at WOT even the 9.9 is pretty strong, and my 15hp pushed my 18 foot skiff b...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Projets
Replies: 16
Views: 6311

Re: Winter Projets

Moving right along, the hardest part is finding where I tossed all the leftover parts! Check out the shifter I rigged. Later tiller models used that shifter handle and ran the rod inside the cover. I bought the handle and fabricated a stainless bracket and some stainless rod and ran it outside and i...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15: Location to Stow White All-Round Lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 1811

Re: SPORT 15: Location to Stow White All-Round Lamp

I used those same rubber clamps Jim mentioned, they work perfect. My intent was to mount the pole between the rail uprights, but I had extended the pole to about four feet which caused storage problems. I finally mounted the pole with four of the rubber clamps under the hinged wood bench I built to ...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

My Whaler came with the water line painted but I knew my changes would affect that. I launched the boat for a test run and to mark the new waterline. When I had that, I used waterline tape to make a boot stripe, then painted three coats of Interlux Epoxycop ablative bottom paint on all underwater ar...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 11990

Re: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration

I was in your situation years ago. My old 18 foot aluminum skiff needed a bunk trailer but any trailer that would hold an 18 foot fiberglass boat was way too stiff for aluminum. I bought a new galvanized trailer that was designed for a 15 to 16 foot fiberglass boat and I adapted it to hold the skiff...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 11990

Re: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration

If you can fix a surfboard (and have it come out pretty) then a boat is not much different. But the trailer needs to support the hull keel with rollers down the center, then bunks on each side for lateral support. This will explain it better than I can. http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/tra...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration
Replies: 43
Views: 11990

Re: 1969 13-footer Father-Son Restoration

That boat looks like a decent project but I think it was dumped on a trailer belonging to a dinghy. How handy are you? If you got that boat for a song you could just buy a better trailer. If you are handy then you could fix it up. I would move the hull forward, add long bunks, and relocate the axle ...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I painted everything first. Mine had the bow light wires running under the rub rail, from through the hull below the bow light back to the plastic cover near the stern. The wires were in good condition so I reused them. I placed a wiring box with a removable stern light bracket at the spot where the...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

My interior was so bad I filled them all and started from scratch. I used white Marine Tex on the holes and gouges then used Interlux Epoxy Primercoat on everything. It is a thick primer that fills nicely but is hard to sand and fair, however it is tough as nails. I still need the mahogany bow hatch...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: c.1960 Whaler Restoration
Replies: 52
Views: 13105

Re: c.1960 Whaler Restoration

I bought my 15 foot Sport stainless bow railings from Specialty Marine and I am very happy with them. Occasionally they run sales and I saved quite a bit of money.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: You can do it in a Small Boat
Replies: 9
Views: 8203

Re: You can do it in a Small Boat

He is a real small boat champion. I have his excellent book- "The Outboard Boater's Handbook: Advanced Seamanship and Practical Skills". He toured the Labrador coast in an 18 foot Lund like I have. There is even a chapter called "Customizing a Whaler". Some very fine reading.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OMC Trim-and-Tilt Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 6166

Re: OMC Trim-and-Tilt Kit

I contacted an eBay seller. He says it is a kit intended to adapt trim-and-tilt onto a non-trim-and-tilt engine, and the kit includes everything needed. In fact, [the seller] says it comes with both a cowling mounted switch as well as a console switch, and all the wiring, relays, and connectors. The...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OMC Trim-and-Tilt Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 6166

OMC Trim-and-Tilt Kit

That's the problem, no one lists what is in the kit, not even BRP. The [sellers] that do show some parts, still show unopened boxes in the picture. Very frustrating. Once I can get maybe a parts list and it has what I need, then I am confident I can make the modification. II already know that the lo...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OMC Trim-and-Tilt Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 6166

OMC Trim-and-Tilt Kit

I have a 1993 OMC 48SPL on my 15-foot Sport. I want to convert to power trim-and-tilt with an OMC 175297 kit, but I can't tell how complete the kit is.

Has anyone done this?

If so, what was included?

How did it turn out?

Did you have to purchase anything else?
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Projets
Replies: 16
Views: 6311

Re: Winter Projets

I have a couple of 30/35 hp Johnnyrude motors and several years ago I took them apart to build one good one with electric start and remote controls. Now I am concentrating on building another out of the left over parts. It will be an electric start tiller (tiller handle scavenged from a 15hp- fits!)...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interlux Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 2417

Re: Interlux Paint

That was very touching. Makes me realize how old I am. I've been using Interlux for about 40 years, always good results.