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by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Cockpit Sump Pump
Replies: 13
Views: 4723

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: 5724

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: 5724

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: 10995

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: 10995

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: 10995

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: 5724

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: 1648

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: 11592

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: 10995

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: 10995

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: 10995

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: 11592

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: 11592

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: 11592

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: 10
Views: 7743

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: 5695

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: 5695

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: 5695

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: 5724

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: 2119

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.
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 83306

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

That's one fuel tank?!? I thought it was two- good placement up front- it will balance your weight. I love seeing the limited space on these great boats being maximized.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 83306

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

Wow, that's an admirable set up. Perfect small no nonsense console. What is the aft deck made of? It looks like Star Board or is someone a fiberglass wizard? Gas tanks and battery out of the way. Excellent use of space, and you can stand/sit on it. NICE!
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 83306

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

I was looking for a bare hull to fix up and I found this beat up 1985 Sport 15 for a pretty good price. I replaced the drain tubes with stainless steel, patched about a million screw holes, and painted the inside with polyurethane, decks with anti-skid granules added. Outer hull is original, compoun...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 12355

Re: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration

Post the motor model number- it's easy to decode. This link is a good one-http://www.maxrules.com/omc_models.html
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 12355

Re: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration

Dutchman--thank's, it's a 15 but what's two-feet among friends? Irongate-- I didn't realize you replaced all the wood: very nice. I especially like the side console and wrap around railing. Most 13's don't have all that, just the bench seat and a tiller. A 35-HP engine will be perfect for you. By th...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 12355

Re: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration

With a steering station and remote controls the 35hp will be plenty of power and manageable. It looks like the wood needs a lot of TLC too. I chose to ditch the wood and go with a small center console, and a flip back cooler seat. My gripe with Whalers is that the consoles are too wide. I found a sm...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 12355

Re: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration

Now consider this- My 1985 30hp Evinrude whoops butt over my 1980 Johnson 35hp. Why? Same displacement, 99.9% same parts, same controls, same props. It seems in the eighties the industry came under fire for overstating the hp of outboards. Similar to Detroit rating hp at WOT just before the engines ...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 12355

Re: Embarking on Sport 13 Restoration

Good luck with the project. I did about the same with an '85 15 foot Sport but I needed to let the sun bake out as much water as I could first. Then I used white Marine Tex to fill the cracks and holes. I also used Marine Tex to glue in new stainless steel drain tubes. The advice about "V"...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drain Tube Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 3096

Re: Drain Tube Replacement

I have an '85 15 footer. After researching the job I elected to epoxy in stainless steel 1" diameter tubes. There was a lot of damage/empty space surrounding the tubes that new brass ones would not have corrected. So I filled that empty space with glass mat and polyester resin after epoxying th...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Getting water out
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Re: Getting water out

After two seasons at a slip I have not noticed the water line change at all. My suspicion of water was caused by a lack of performance towards late summer. The boat felt "heavy", but maybe it was something else. There were some barnacles at the scum line under the bow when I hauled it out,...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Getting water out
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Re: Getting water out

I drilled a small hole right before the transom wood, and . . .NOTHING! Whew. Not only that, but the foam sounded crunchy and dry. I guess the deck wood was wet but it didn't migrate down. Beer time.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Getting water out
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Re: Getting water out

Thanks, Jim. I knew I read that somewhere, and of course it was right here on this wonderful forum. (insert red faced emoticon). When I first got the boat there were many bad leaks in the deck from screw holes, and I drilled many 1/2-inch-diameter escape holes. Letting the bare hull bask in the summ...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Getting water out
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Getting water out

I can't prove it but I suspect there is water hiding in my foam. If I wanted to drill a hole so that it might drain out over the winter, where would the best location be? I'm guessing at the stern would be best, but how thick is the transom wood? How thick is the keel? How far forward of the transom...