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twostrokeob posted 02-25-2008 06:56 PM ET (US)   Profile for twostrokeob   Send Email to twostrokeob  
I am finishing up work on a 1964 13' Whaler that I would like to sell to a good home. The hull is not water logged, and even has the original drain tubes still intact. I believe the boat came from a lake in Maine, as the bottom was never painted. It did have several puncture wounds, and the gel coat was badly cracked and crazed. We repaired the bottom, and painted the sides with Interlux Interthane. I applied barrier coat to the bottom, and put on a coat of Interlux ACT blue. The inside was not too bad, and we were able to get great results by wet sanding and buffing out the blue. It looks the best of any I have seen over the years. I was able to salvage the original woodwork, and have stained it and applied 10 coats of Schooner varnish. The previous owner had removed the rope and pulley steering, and so I have installed a new Teleflex system, using the stainless steel transom block.
The motor is a 1987 Johnson 30 electric start, that I rebuilt this winter. It has new pistons and rings, a new wiring harness, rebuilt carb, new fuel lines, new water pump and a new prop. It has about an hour of running in the test tank, and will need to be broken in. The control box is in nice shape, and has new cables. I made up new battery cables.
The battery is new as well.
The trailer is a galvanized Caulkins, with twelve inch wheels. The bearings are good, and it has Dry Launch trailer lights. I put a new tongue jack on it this morning.
I am going to post some pictures as soon as I can get some that do this boat justice. It honestly is the nicest
13' that I have seen in the 33 years working here.
My company is Ipswich Outboard, in Ipswich Ma, and we were a Whaler dealer from the early sixties until 1977. My personal boat is a 1967 Nauset that we sold new, and took back in trade in 1983.
I am still undecided about what to ask for this boat, but will entertain serious offers, and be happy to answer any questions.
Hoping spring will be here soon!
daveb posted 02-25-2008 08:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for daveb  Send Email to daveb     
Do you have email address, I want to send a couple pictures of Hull #710 and another 13 which came out of Orleans on the Cape awaiting restoration.



daveb posted 02-25-2008 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for daveb  Send Email to daveb     
Send Pictures if you can, I am interested in the boat.

twostrokeob posted 02-26-2008 11:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for twostrokeob  Send Email to twostrokeob     
I was hoping for a sunny day, but this will have to do for now. I posted the pictures on a Picassa web album, and the following link will work when pasted into a browser. I know, as I just tried it. If there are problems, please let me know , and I will work it out.
I can be reached by email here at work,
or at home
The work address is better, as I am seldom home.

gstevens posted 02-27-2008 08:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for gstevens  Send Email to gstevens     
This boat looks great! I saw it in person when I dropped my motor off for service last month.
twostrokeob posted 02-27-2008 11:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for twostrokeob  Send Email to twostrokeob     
I noticed that I mistakenly called the boat a 1965 in the header. It is indeed a 1964, and the hull number is 11072. I don't suppose it matters all that much, but I want to set the record straight.

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