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Eric posted 08-20-2001 09:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for Eric   Send Email to Eric  
This weekend I took my 62 Nauset to the big bend area of FL for a scalloping trip. I've been working on the boat since buying it in really sad condition in March 2000. In the last few days, I added a grabrail and windshield to the console, put a front hatch on the (non original) console, added electronics, lights, switch panel, fuse panel, decals, (can't have it mistaken for a McKee)and lots of little details. I was going to meet some old friends from other parts of the state. I have to admit that the appearance of my boat was going to make a big difference to me, and I didn't want to be embarrassed. One of my friends saw the boat when I bought it, and had been telling me to get rid of it, that it'll never be anything but a beat up old whaler and not worth working on. He appreciates whalers, owns a Montauk now and is contemplating a 13, but this boat was really rough. Well, I didn't embarrass myself, the old boat looked great! The new Johnson 90 now has 33 hours, and my bud told me that the boat looks new. He even didn't mind the fact that the interior is spatter painted.
It's been a long hard project (and continues, of course), but now it's time to have some fun.
It is true that I'd have been better off buying a cleaner/newer boat for the same money, an important point to make to anyone looking at this as a way to save money. I'd lose money if I sold the boat now, but I've learned a lot, and have a package laid out to my own specs.
Maybe there's some good karma to be earned from saving a classic.
The_Ox posted 08-20-2001 10:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for The_Ox  Send Email to The_Ox     
Pictures please.....................
Eric posted 08-21-2001 10:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eric  Send Email to Eric     
Sorry, the pictures are coming soon. I've got some shots comparing my old hull with the later montauk, which may be good for cetacea.
ValkariaKid posted 08-22-2001 12:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for ValkariaKid  Send Email to ValkariaKid     
Hi Eric-

You can also post your pictures here if you like.

Tt's a BW club I created for people to post pics of their whalers.


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