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What is Fisher Pierce ???
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posted 09-13-2001 01:20 PM ET (US)
I have my good ole 69 13ft whaler. It has a side console and pulley steering, so I assume its a sport model, but while redoing the finish on the nicely made console, underneath is the letters FP in the wood. Didnt think much about it till I saw a whaler in the paper for sale that said Fisher Pierce edition. Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks, Shawn K
posted 09-13-2001 02:19 PM ET (US)
Dick Fisher invented and manufactured the BW. Fisher-Pierce was the company name. Check out the history on the home page for more info.
posted 09-13-2001 05:23 PM ET (US)
Is that boat a Minot or a Katama? The Katama had a canvas windshield and the Minot had no windshield. The Minot originally had a 1 piece fiberglass seat.
Mine is side console 69 too.
posted 09-13-2001 05:24 PM ET (US)
Sorry, the fingers were engaged before the mind was thinking. You have a 13 foot which is neither of these models.
posted 09-14-2001 04:13 AM ET (US)
Thanls again guys, so I can be assured that my console is an original. See, I bought the boat thru my inlaws, whom like to spin tall tales, and they told me they did all the pulleys and the side console themselves, but after seeing some pics of an old sport, the picture became clearer. I dont belive the side wood is original though as it was a half inch to high, which tilted the console at a weird angle that drove me nuts, so I notched the sides out and she sits flat now. What a fun job it is trying to figure out how the cable wraps around that spool!
posted 09-14-2001 07:31 AM ET (US)
Thunderbay...funny you mentioned the steering and the fun one has with the spool. I have a 67 13 foot same options as you...console, cable steering, side rails...and it is a sport model...ironically got it from my in-laws also.
went out the first time with it and well....almost embarassed to say the steering was routed through the spool backwards..turn left and you went right, turn right and you went left. Two minutes under the console and fixed her right up...!
posted 09-14-2001 09:29 AM ET (US)
Do yourself a favor and put a modern steering system($175) in there. those pulleys are dangerous in my book.
posted 09-16-2001 01:05 AM ET (US)
Hey Bigshot, its a catch 22 for me, go the boat for 1400.00, thought I was doing good till I found a bunk had split the hull, repaired that, seems to be holding fine. Motors a 72 20hp Johnson, the inlaws panicked and threw it into reverse while going to fast, stripped the pinion gear right before I picked the boat up, they bought the gear for 132.00, I installed it. Thing is, the motors tight, but old, and with two kids and the wife the 20 is hurting. So do I spend 2000.00 or more on a newer bigger motor, plus update the steering (never mind the throttle and gear select are seperate units, and easy to confuse in a rush)on a boat thats 30 years old? I enjoy the boat, have no plans of selling, but think my 3000.00 might be better off on a mid 80's Montauk. So for now, i do whats cost effective, and have fun! See ya
posted 09-17-2001 10:45 AM ET (US)
You have many options, especially with boats. Do not make safety one of them. The steering is probably good but there are MANY reasons why they are no longer made. Enjoy!
posted 09-17-2001 02:50 PM ET (US)
Bigshot is right but if you have the curved stern it complicates things a bit. Still worth doing.
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