Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

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Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

Postby jimp » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:25 am

The drying-out process started in 2002 when I found a 1968 Boston Whaler Squall being used as a mailbox in Thane, Alaska, a bit southeast of Juneau. I always liked the Squall since I first saw one in the 1960s. So for $50 I loaded this waterlogged project into my truck. See

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage67.html

In 2002 I removed all the woodwork and fittings. The woodwork got seven coats of varnish and the fittings shined up. The varnish still looks good after 17-years sitting in a locker in the garage.

Also, since 2002 I've weighed the Squall to get her down to weight so I can repair her and take her out again.

Hope this spreadsheet is readable.

1968 Squall #3579 Weights in lbs
Date        Bow  Stern Total Loss
04/01/02 272 212 484 0
08/01/02 250 190 440 44
06/01/03 230 170 400 40
04/25/04 149 176 325 75
05/02/05 161 164 325 0
05/29/06 151 153 304 21
06/23/07 145 148 293 11
06/15/08 127 132 259 34
07/05/09 121 127 248 11
06/12/10 116 121 237 11
06/11/11 108 118 226 11
06/26/12 110 111 221 5
07/07/13 103 104 207 14
07/13/14 95 97 192 15
06/20/15 95 97 192 0
06/11/16 93 96 189 3
06/25/17 92 89 181 8
6/16/18 91 86 177 4
6/15/19 87 84 171 6


Still waiting.
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Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

Postby jimh » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:33 pm

To those who wait good things will come.

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Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

Postby biggiefl » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:36 am

What is stock weight? 125-lbs?

You are almost there and probably close enough.

I bought a 1969 SQUALL at a garage sale for $100. I sold the rudder for $125 and the centerboard and handle for $100, so I have $125 budget for my freebie. I got a TACO rubrail at a garage sale for $5. New decals from Janis for small change. I just need to sand, paint, and lineX the interior—yes it is that bad—but the hull isnot a bit waterlogged so a good project one day.

Been around 11-years drying so far, so the hull is catching up your 17-years.
On my 24th Whaler. Currently in the stable: 86 18' Outrage, 81 13' Sport(original owner), 87 11' Sport, 69 Squall(for sale cheap).

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Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

Postby jimp » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:11 am

New SQUAL hull weighs about 125-lbs.

I likely should have added the weight of seats and hardware back in, maybe another 10 to 12-lbs, so likely closer to 185-lbs.

So 185 - 125 = 60-lbs—a smaller kid. Anyway, I'll keep drying for a few more years.

Good luck with your project.

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Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

Postby Dave lathrop » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:01 am

jimp---Perseverance.

What did you do to get this weight out?

To find any success stories on waterlogged Squalls is hard.

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Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

Postby jimp » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:16 am

Dave--the boat is just sitting there and drying with lots of holes. Sits between the furnace, water heater, and baseboard heat.

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Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

Postby jimh » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:18 am

The hull of the mailbox Squall has shed about 313-lbs of weight, which we can assume was water. At 8.34-lbs-per-gallon, that suggests the hull interior foam was holding over 37.5-gallons of water. The volume of one gallon of water is 231-inches3, for a total of 8669-inches3 or about 5-feet3 volume. That is a cube of water 1.7-feet on a side or 20.5-inches on a side.

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Re: Alaskan Squall - 17 years of drying out

Postby jimp » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:32 am

JimH -

I probably cheated... a little. I took the wooden seats out along with all the hardware. Maybe add back 10-15 pounds?

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