Restoring c.1963 13-footer

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akwalker
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Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:21 pm

I have been wanting a Boston Whaler since I was 12-years-old. I picked up this gem on the fourth of July. It's only two years younger than me, but probably in a little better shape. I thought I'd post some pictures as it progresses. Love this website, very glad to have found it.

After many hours with the orbital sander, and two coats of primer:
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Taken on the 4th of July--long way to go, but it is coming along.
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Re: 1963 Resto

Postby akwalker » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:24 pm

The stencil number [8778]:
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Re: 1963 Resto

Postby Vince » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:31 pm

Congratulations! You will have fun with that one. Looks like a 13 footer. I have a 16 foot Sakonnet, 1963, that I bought in 1972. I have used the hell out of it and still use it 2 or 3 times a year. Keep it in Baja, Mexico. It needs restoring. One of these days.

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:22 am

One more coat of paint and the topsides are done. Then she's off the trailer to finish up the bottom.
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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby dg22 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:47 am

Looking good! I did the same thing about 9 years ago with a 1967 13 footer. They are great boats.

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:49 pm

Well, topside is done and the logos are applied. Next, she comes off the trailer and we do the bottom.

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:26 pm

Went to the Bahamas for a week. Got home Saturday, and off the trailer she came. Bottom done. She'll sit like this till Saturday and then go back on the trailer. Then its on to the interior.

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby jeopardy954 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:58 am

Looks great!

What products are you usin for the paint? Are you spraying or roll-tipping?

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:35 pm

jeopardy954 wrote:Looks great!

What products are you using for the paint? Are you spraying or roll-tipping?


I am using Total Boat WetEdge from Jamestown Dist. Gloss white on the outside, and Whaler Blue on the inside. Sanded the outside down to 120 grit and rolled and tipped. It looks great...... from a distance, --I laugh aloud--. I'm happy with the results for a 53 year old neglected hull. Its back on the trailer and in the garage so I can paint the inside.
New rub rail showed up today. That'll go on as soon as the interior paint work is done.
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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:29 am

Two coats of Whaler Blue. Inside is drying in the sunshine. Came out really nice.

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:00 pm

Interior refinished and re installed.
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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby jeopardy954 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:04 am

Wow, looks great! That interior really sets it off!

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby PatSea » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:53 am

Nicely done!

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:48 am

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Thanks guys.

Got the new rub rail on this morning. Not the correct color for the year, but I like the contrast.
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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby jeopardy954 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:11 am

That's looks really nice!

What are you doing for nonstick on the deck?

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:30 am

jeopardy954 wrote:That's looks really nice!

What are you doing for nonstick on the deck?


The non skid on the floor has been painted with a roller. Came out great, nice and even. Used paint from Jamestown Dist. "Total Boat Wet Edge". Good stuff.
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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:47 pm

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Well, she's as done as she's gonna be. Ready for a test ride.
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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby Dutchman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:44 am

Looking great she should be a lot of fun.
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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby jeopardy954 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:40 pm

Looks great! Giving me motivation to get to work on mine! Enjoy it, great work!

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:10 am

Thanks. She even floats!!
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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby jimh » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:06 am

Congratulations on the restoration. The 20 images of your boat have made it now the most photographically documented restored 13-footer in the history of this forum.

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Re: Restoring c.1963 13-footer

Postby akwalker » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:22 am

jimh wrote:Congratulations on the restoration. The 20 images of your boat have made it now the most photographically documented restored 13-footer in the history of this forum.


Well, that's quite a distinction. If anyone is interested in any more photos, I have a ton. Now, onto the next one. Have my eye on a late 60's 17'. Waiting to hear back from the owner. Gotta love Craigslist.
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