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by Oldslowandugly
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Interlux Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 2425

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: 87904

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: 87904

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: 87904

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: 13299

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: 13299

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: 13299

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: 13299

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: 13299

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: 3419

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: 2331

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: 2331

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: 2331

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: 2331

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...