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73whaler posted 07-20-2009 09:56 AM ET (US)   Profile for 73whaler   Send Email to 73whaler  
does anyone have a set of these and the cushions for sale?
73whaler posted 07-20-2009 04:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for 73whaler  Send Email to 73whaler     
if no one has one available, how about the specs to make the rod holders, i found the cushions on ebay
Jeff posted 07-20-2009 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
Nautical Lumber has the rod holders for sale.

www.Nauticallumber.com

Get your cushions from Halls Nautical, Anderson's or even Mills now offers them I believe with the pleated parchment color with the brown or black piping. The cushions on ebay look incorrect to a true Whaler enthusiast. If you are ok with that though buy what ever you like.

Support a vendor who you know makes there products here in the USA and was an OEM resource for Whaler.

Listed Recommended and OEM vendors.
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/OEM.html

ossnap posted 07-21-2009 12:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for ossnap    
Go to the downloads section at whalercentral.com, parts drawings, and you'll find the specs if you want to make your own.
73whaler posted 07-21-2009 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for 73whaler  Send Email to 73whaler     
thanks for the link, I have some mahogany, so i'll try and save 200.00 bucks and make the holders. still gonna have to buy the pads though.
73whaler posted 07-23-2009 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for 73whaler  Send Email to 73whaler     
ordered the wood from nautical lumber today, I all ready have the pvc, cut the price in half. if anyone has a set of used pads in good shape for sale, let me know
ratherwhalering posted 07-27-2009 03:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
O.K., I'm ready to share my secret...Forgive me Joe.
Check the measurements of your existing tubes against the measurements below. Go to your local landscaping supply store and buy some 1.5" o/d schedule 200 PVC. Cut to 14-3/8 inch length. Using a pencil and a yard stick, draw a straight line down one side of the tube. Draw an identical line down the opposite side. (Put little arrow heads on the lines so you know which way is up.) Drill the mounting holes using a 1/4-inch drill bit, measuring from the bottom up. First hole 2 1/4-inch, second hole 11 3/8 inches. On the opposide side, use a 1/2 inch drill bit, same measurements.

On the bottom, drill 1/4-inch holes at a 90 degrees from each of the bottom holes, about 1-inch from the bottom of the tube (rod butt pins) Buy 5/16-inch solid brass rod from your hardware store. Cut to 1 5/8-inch lengths.

Tell Momma you are going to ruin one of her sauce pans. Either find a doorknob that is 1 3/4 inches O/D with a nice little flair and mount it to the pan with a machine screw, or go to your local muffler shop with an old rod tube and for $8.00 have them flair a 20-inch, 1 1/4 inch o/d muffler pipe to match the old tube's flair.

Put 1/2 inch of water to pan. Bring to a rapid boil, add a pinch of salt and any other flavorings you like.

Slip the tube over the die (or place on top of the door knob) and place in the boiling water. Slowly flare the top of the tube, spinning the tube (not the die) constantly with about 2-3 lbs of pressure. Once the flare forms, pop the tube in cool water.

Heat the brass pins (slightly) and work them into the pin holes, file down any excess after cooling.

Serve with a nice, old vine zinfandel and enjoy.

73whaler posted 07-27-2009 04:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for 73whaler  Send Email to 73whaler     
thanks, do you have any advice on how to get the print off of the PVC, so far goof off got the most, but not all off.on off,thinner, acetate did not touch it.
Outklassed posted 07-28-2009 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Outklassed  Send Email to Outklassed     
any advice on how to get the print off of the PVC.
Get some Clear pvc primer.
dino54904 posted 07-29-2009 11:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for dino54904  Send Email to dino54904     
Thanks for sharing a closely guarded secret. That flaring technique is really clever.
Tom W Clark posted 07-29-2009 11:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Toluene is good for cleaning the PVC pipe.

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