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Bill Miller posted 04-12-2001 01:32 PM ET (US)   Profile for Bill Miller   Send Email to Bill Miller  
I just bought one of the original whaler squall sailing dinghy, now I need to buy the sailing rig, or any part of it. Any help will be appreciated.
witness posted 04-12-2001 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness     
this sight may be useful...
Chap posted 04-12-2001 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
This is a site for Harpooners, may help.

Good luck.

bigz posted 04-12-2001 04:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Bill call Whaler customer service ask for Chuck Bennett he has one of these little darlings and I am sure he can give you the information.

The sail can be purchased here either model since there were two used the early similar to a sunfish and a latter one --- depending on your configuration of mast and boom.

Good luck --- great little gals --- Tom

pmalo posted 12-15-2008 11:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for pmalo  Send Email to pmalo     
I just bought a Boston Whaler Squall that had been sitting in a used car lot. It appears to be in pretty good shape, but it does not have a mast. I've read that this boat is usually lateen rigged, but what I have appears to be a traditional triangular sail, presumably for a Marconi rig. There is also an odd length of flat and fairly flexible metal bar with a teak fitting on the end, which would appear to be the boom. It looks like this boom slips through a pocket along the foot of the sail while the mast would slip inside a pocked running the length of the luff. I have no idea how the sail would be raise or the attached at either head, tack or clew. Does anyone have any familiarity with this rig?
Newtauk1 posted 12-16-2008 01:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1    
I have rigging instructions I can mail you. I have a 1973 Squall in near mint condition. I have had it for 3-4years and never used it. I am waiting for my young son to use it.
I have a telescoping mast.
Tohsgib posted 12-16-2008 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Was my first boat growing up and I own another now. Great little dingy's but if you want to sail, get a sunfish or Hobie cat. Not the best sailers and I would not invest a lot of $$ into a rig for it.
Surprise posted 08-12-2009 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Surprise  Send Email to Surprise     
Hello -

I am the happy owner of a Boston Whaler Squall, which we use as a tender to our sailing yacht SURPRISE. I have had a self-inflicted problem develop and hope that somebody can offer me some advice.

Last weekend I set a mast into the aluminium tube which constitutes the mast step for the boat. the mast I used has a wooden base turned to the exact diameter of the mast extrusion. There was water in the bottom of the step tube.... and the wood base swelled.

We have been trying for a week to pull the tube out - we have even resorted to pulling with a car jack. It has not moved a millimeter.

anybody have any ideas?


Tohsgib posted 08-12-2009 01:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
That is a new one. PB blaster?
catadromous posted 08-12-2009 07:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for catadromous    
When it drys enough it will loosen and come out, of course, but how can you hasten that? If there is appreciable water still in the mast socket below the mast it could take quite a while to dry. Perhaps you could drill a diagonal hole through the mast and insert a small tube to pump the water out. Then blow air in with an acquarium pump for a week or two and see if that works.

Try a strap wrench and see if you can turn it and sort of screw it out. Good luck and keep us posted.

The wood which swelled under restraint will likely have crushed the cellular structure a bit which would insure that it will loosen when dry. That is why soaking a loose axe handle is a temporary solution that makes matters worse in the long run.

bretm1 posted 08-12-2009 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for bretm1  Send Email to bretm1     
Since it has been that way for more than four hours, you should take it to the emergency room for boats. (Sorry, couldn't help it)

But seriously, if it doesn't ruin the integrity of the aluminum holder, maybe a 3/16 hole drilled into the base would allow water to drain. Alternatively, you may want to take a blow dryer or heat gun to the aluminum base and maybe squirt some wd40 around the wood mast where it enters into the aluminum. Just throwing ideas out there.

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