Norman Pin

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jpross2
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Norman Pin

Postby jpross2 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:46 pm

I am new to Boston Whaler boats. I am considering buying a 1964 13-footer that needs a lot of work

The Norman pin on the front of boat is a wooden dowel instead of a metal pin.

Has anyone encountered this before?

Is this normal?

Is this an indication of previous repairs?

Thanks--Jpross2

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Re: Norman Pin

Postby jimh » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:25 am

Does your decision to buy the boat hinge on the wooden Norman Pin being an original component?

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Re: Norman Pin

Postby jpross2 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:29 pm

Thanks for the response. No the pin has no bearing on my purchase. I was just trying to learn something. Any information you can share about 13 foot whalers would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Norman Pin

Postby jimh » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:40 am

jpross2 wrote:Any information you can share about 13 foot whalers would be greatly appreciated.


There is information about 13-foot Boston Whaler boats available here on the website. There are many more resources on the CONTINUOUSWAVE website than this particular section of the forum.

First, you should visit the REFERENCE section. There are many articles in the REFERENCE section regarding the 13-foot Boston Whaler boat. For example:

--the 13-foot hull REFERENCE article at http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/13/ and the several further articles linked from that one;

--the history of the Boston Whaler, which began with the 13-foot hull, at http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/history/whaler.html

--the original patent covering the construction of the 13-foot hull at http://continuouswave.com/whaler/refere ... atent.html

Next, there are thousands of threads about the 13-foot hull in the archives of the two forums, both this forum and the old forum. You can the archives of the old forum from http://continuouswave.com/whaler/oldForum/.You can search the present forum with its own search feature at http://continuouswave.com/forum/search.php

By publishing this website for the last 25 years I have been "sharing" this information with everyone. The website contents have been maintained throughout those 25-years with unencumbered access and very high speed server deliveries.

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Re: Norman Pin

Postby jimh » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:20 am

jpross2 wrote:...the [wood Norman] pin has no bearing on my purchase.


I would concur. There is really no telling how or why the 55-year-old boat came to have a wooden Norman Pin. If you like the boat and the price, you should buy it.

If you decide to buy the boat, and if decide the wooden Norman Pin is not proper, and if you decide to replace the wooden Norman Pin, then replacement of a wooden Norman Pin with the usual metal Norman Pin should not be very difficult or expensive.