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Florida13 posted 09-17-2001 09:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for Florida13   Send Email to Florida13  
I am just starting restoration of a 1962 13 (serial 7122) and request advice. First, what is the best method for mounting a 20" shaft outboard on the 15" transom. Cook Manufacturing has a 5" vertical rise bracket and a 4-1/2" offset bracket. Are either of these recommended? What are other options/other suppliers?
Second, Can I move the console/seat forward, and if so, how far is recommended? I believe this older model was designed for tiller steering with the seat rather far back. My thought is to move everything forward to provide better balance for the boat, but need advice on this. Thanks,
Brent posted 09-18-2001 01:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Brent  Send Email to Brent     
I also have an older 13' and would like to know what would happen if you used a 20" shaft on the older low transom. It appears there are few newer motors that are short shaft in the 30-40 hp range that have remote capabilities.
JBCornwell posted 09-18-2001 08:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Jim Knight, who published the Classic Whaler News, did a complete restoration of a blue liner 13 and detailed it in the newsletter. You might be able to get a rise out of him at or 919-639-2089.

If you have no luck there, I have most of the back copies and could be persuaded to copy the pertinent articles or to scan them into a lengthy Email.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

CarlRobert posted 09-19-2001 11:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for CarlRobert    
Florida 13,

I too have a 1962 13' Sport with the 15 inch transom! I installed a 20" 40 hp 4s Merc earlier this year with lots of help and useful information from this forum.

I used the Cook vertical extensions to accomodate the 20" shaft motor. I posted a short summary of this installation in this forum approximately 4-5 months ago. Search the archives. If you can't find it, I'll let you know how I did it.

The whole process was rather easy-just make sure you "measure twice and 'drill' once." I made shims out of plexiglass to overcome the curvature of the transom. The extensions are solid and made installing teleflex NFB steering a breeze!

Carl R

Brent posted 09-20-2001 12:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Brent  Send Email to Brent     
Florida 13,
I have a 1962 13' that is the Bos'n or sport model with the steering console. I think the seating placement is probably the same as yours without the console,I would be glad to give you a seating measurement. If you want to put a console towards the bow you might be restricted by the embedded wood that secures the original console. Otherwise find another method to attach to the floor. You already gain a good deal of support when you attach to the side rail which is screwed into embedded wood. Maybe a good quality adhesive and plate for the floor. I have been contemplating doing a small stand up center console for mine (mini montauk) and
need to figure out how to attach the port side of the box.
buster1389 posted 09-20-2001 01:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for buster1389  Send Email to buster1389     
I just restored a 1962 whaler. I currently power the boat with a 25 hp evinrude. It is a long shaft motor and i installed a plate made by T&H called the Mini Jacker. I think i got about 4 1/2 inches vertical and a 4 inch setback out of the plate. I have run the boat about 10 hours since the restoration and it appears to be fine. I ran the boat open last week with myself and a friend in the boat and got 25 knots out of itso i think the motor is at the right height.

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