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Wayneman posted 11-13-2001 07:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for Wayneman   Send Email to Wayneman  
Greetings. I have an old 1964 Nauset 17 with the original wood console. I know there is some moisture in the hull because I see it drip occaisionally from fitting holes. There are no soft spots on the deck though. The boat used to belong to a boy scout troop and it seems as if they tried to earn their destruction merit badges with this boat. Does
anyone have any ideas? The boat still planes
easy enough.
stinkyB posted 11-15-2001 04:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for stinkyB  Send Email to stinkyB     
If there's no soft spots, you're in pretty good shape. I just bought a '65 and it had few bad ones. I just cut them out and let it dry, then refilled with fiberglass/resin. I drilled some holes in othe spots, then injected resin.
Drill holes where you think there might be moisture and let it dry then refill. I'm not the most experienced guy, but Whalers are like fixing big surfboards.
Good Luck
Wayneman posted 11-15-2001 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Thanks StinkyB. It's great to hear of others that are fixing up older boats with similar problems as I have. I only paid $350 for it so I geuss it is worth tinkering with. Good
stinkyB posted 11-16-2001 02:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for stinkyB  Send Email to stinkyB     
Hell, for $300, you have nothing to lose. It's a STEAL if it's halfway decent shape.

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