1963 13 STANDARD Re-power with Period Correct Appearance

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1963 13 STANDARD Re-power with Period Correct Appearance

Postby Dr D » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:59 pm

I’m considering a new motor for my old 1963 13 STANDARD. I love the idea of going with a “period correct” vintage motor, but I hate the idea of being stranded with an unreliable motor. My 1986 Mercury 25-HP tiller has treated me right for many years, But there’s nothing period correct about that. I saw an old thread where a guy was considering re-painting or adding a retro-fit cowl to give the appearance of an old Bearcat outboard.

I’m looking for some ideas as to how best to go about achieving vintage look without sacrificing reliability. If I could buy a brand new motor built to look like in 1960-era motor I would do it in a second. All thoughts and ideas are welcome.

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Re: Re-power 1963 13 standard

Postby Phil T » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:27 pm

I know a 1968 Nauset owner who repowered from a original 55hp Evinrude Triumph to a E-TEC 90 HO. He repainted the cowl and had custom decals made.

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Re: 1963 13 STANDARD Re-power with Period Correct Appearance

Postby Dr D » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:12 pm

Exactly! That is stunningly beautiful. I wonder if there is anyway for me to know for sure what motor would have originally hung on my transom?

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Re: 1963 13 STANDARD Re-power with Period Correct Appearance

Postby Phil T » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:12 am

Back in the days prior to Brunswick purchasing Boston Whaler in 1996, it was the dealer who sold and installed the engine. You had a choice.
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Re: 1963 13 STANDARD Re-power with Period Correct Appearance

Postby Dr D » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:57 am

Thanks Phil. Makes sense. BW told me my boat was built in Rockland, Mass. I just wish I knew the rest of her story. My kids say Dad loves his Whaler more than us. I tell that’s not true...I love you all equally;)