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foil posted 02-19-2001 05:32 PM ET (US)   Profile for foil   Send Email to foil  
I have just got my hands on a classic 13ft whaler with a 25hp outboard. Are there any tips and/or advice anyone can give me as a beginner.
Thanks,
Tobi
triblet posted 02-19-2001 07:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Take the USCG Auxiliary or US Power Squardron
course.

That's for starters. What kind of condition
is the boat in? Where do you plan to use
it.


Chuck Tribolet

foil posted 02-20-2001 04:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for foil  Send Email to foil     
I will probably use it in-shore most of the time. (South of England). Probably in channels and occasionally going off shore!(Probably only a mile or 2)

Thanks for the reply,
Tobi

dchris2 posted 02-20-2001 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for dchris2  Send Email to dchris2     
damn the torpedoes (torpedos, US spelling} full speed ahead. O Perry, battle for Mobile Bay. I think if you thrust forward; you'll find your self at Dunkirk or even Agincourt on St Crispin's day. We few we happy few.
Pat Smith posted 02-21-2001 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Smith  Send Email to Pat Smith     
Tobi,lives in England,I don't think they have the USCG Auxiliary or the US Power Squardon there:)I could be wrong.-Pat
triblet posted 02-21-2001 11:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I'll bet there's some sort of equivalent
to the USCGA and USPS courses.

Chuck

minh nguyen posted 02-21-2001 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for minh nguyen  Send Email to minh nguyen     
If you want to speed up the learning curve you might have somebody
who knows about boating to ride with you for a couple hours and showing you everything you need to know, it probably saves you
years if you are to learn yourself.
mattr posted 02-21-2001 07:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for mattr  Send Email to mattr     
dchris2 - one word - fantastic!
Outraged posted 02-21-2001 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Outraged  Send Email to Outraged     
If you haven`t already, do some maintaince on your outboard. Water pump impellor, ( I change mine every two years) Change the lower unit oil,( if it looks milky colored there is water in it. If this is the case the prop shaft seal could be the culprit.) Make sure the prop is on tight. Have fun with your Whaler!
foil posted 02-22-2001 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for foil  Send Email to foil     
Would anyone recommend a console/electric start engine for a 25hp on a 13ft Whaler!
foil posted 02-22-2001 11:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for foil  Send Email to foil     
Thanks for the replies!

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