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DamselFly posted 02-22-2002 12:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for DamselFly   Send Email to DamselFly  
Hi all,

I'm taking my 13' sport out for a shakedown cruise tomorrow. Should be a great day for a cruise. 3 girls in a Whaler traipsing down the waterway...look out! I'm taking a small toolkit and extra sparkplugs to be safe. I'll post later and let ya'll know how the little boat did.

Question: I have a plastic non-original bowlight on my boat. Is it possible to get an OEM replacement? Or should I just go find me a nice chrome one at west marine or boater's world?


Tom W Clark posted 02-22-2002 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
You can get a OEM bow light for you whaler. I'd try Twin Cities Marine first:
BOB KEMMLER JR posted 02-22-2002 02:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
Call Craig at crockers marine in wrightsville beach area he will help you out.
DamselFly posted 02-25-2002 12:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for DamselFly  Send Email to DamselFly     

I went over to Crockers and inquired about OEM lights for my 13 sport. Whew! $300+ was the reply! I think I'm just going to get a nice chrome bowlight and be done with it. On a good note, the maiden voyage in the Whaler went off without a hitch. Had lots of fun.

Tom W Clark posted 02-25-2002 12:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

The $300 was (I assume) for the light AND bow chock assembly. You can use just the bowlight, this is how most of the 13's were rigged.

At any rate, you should call Twin Cities Marine. They will give you a better price either way.

andygere posted 02-25-2002 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Throw a set of oars and oarlocks in the boat. The 13 rows pretty well, and if you have any problems, you'll get back to shore where it's much easier to do repairs. Saved my butt more than a few times.
DamselFly posted 02-26-2002 03:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for DamselFly  Send Email to DamselFly     

The $300 was for the entire rig, bow and stern, not including the wiring block that goes on the inside of the transom. Still kinda high though, for a boat that I'm only going to have a year or so.

Tom W Clark posted 02-26-2002 04:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

You asked about a bow light. If this is all you need I suggest you get one from Twin Cities Marine. I just talked with Sue there and she said it would cost $66.50 plus shipping. A lot better than $300...

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