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ArizonaBill posted 03-25-2002 12:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for ArizonaBill   Send Email to ArizonaBill  
Thanks to this site for all the help in rescuing #10141 to some decree of new usefulness. I did raise the transom on it and here is the story and some pics. Feel free to use any part here.
ArizonaBill posted 03-25-2002 12:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for ArizonaBill  Send Email to ArizonaBill     
Try this:
WhalerAce posted 03-25-2002 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
ArizonaBill, a beautiful job! And now I am back to my quandary -- just this weekend I have been reviewing all of the re-gelcoat threads and building up entusiasm to do my Outrage 22, and now I see this! It just seems like paint (and of course the requisite prep work) makes the hulls look so shiny. Now I am debating again -- paint or gelcoat?

Again, a beautiful job!!


Samars posted 03-25-2002 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     
Bill, looks like a winner!! nice job and nice details in both the pics and writing.
enjoy ! ! !
Samars posted 03-25-2002 12:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     
Bill, looks like a winner!! nice job and nice details in both the pics and writing.
enjoy ! ! !
browning20ga posted 03-25-2002 01:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
Hey "Capt. Bill"
Beautiful work, this should be an inspiration to others with old boats to clean them up or restore them. You did this little boat proud.
rsess1 posted 03-25-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for rsess1  Send Email to rsess1     
You did a wonderful restoration. Did you ever weigh the boat. Chain Saw Whaler suffered from problems from being in the water for long periods. Could yours have suffered the same fate.
ArizonaBill posted 03-25-2002 01:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for ArizonaBill  Send Email to ArizonaBill     
Thanks for all the kind words.
With respect to the core, the boat sat in my backyard for three years. This is a very dry climate and summertime temperatures routinely are over 115 degrees. There were no core problems or delamination issues (I thouroughly checked for that).
What I was suprised about, that after so many years of standing rainwater there was no dryrot in the original transom core either. These boats are really something.
Bigshot posted 03-25-2002 01:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Hey Bill....pretty neat!

Keep us posted on what "comes up" after a job like this. by that I mean where(if any) cracks start creeping up or how well all the spiders stay away, etc. Will be neat to see how well restorations hold up in the short run.

mbking1 posted 03-25-2002 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for mbking1  Send Email to mbking1     
Excellent job Bill. You have a lot to be proud of on this one. Mark
ArizonaBill posted 03-25-2002 07:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for ArizonaBill  Send Email to ArizonaBill     
I added a pic of it floating taken today...
Vinyl Works posted 03-25-2002 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Vinyl Works  Send Email to Vinyl Works     

Great looking job, but only one problem I see, is that the starboard side decals are wrong...

If you want me to send you the correct picture of the port and starboard side decals, let me know

Arch Autenreith posted 03-25-2002 10:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
Nice job, Bill!!
Duncan posted 03-25-2002 10:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duncan  Send Email to Duncan     
Slick....very slick.
Gep posted 03-26-2002 12:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
Nice job Bill! Looks sweet.
jimh posted 03-26-2002 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Your website is very nicely done, and the restoration project of the 13-foot Whaler looks just great.

Many thanks for the kind words you lavish on the continousWave website, too.

Thanks for posting the link; it is great to see your work. It's a welcome addition to the gallery of restored Whalers.


Gep posted 03-27-2002 07:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
Vinyl Works,
Whats wrong with the starboard side graphics?
The reason I ask is I think I did mine the same way.
ArizonaBill posted 03-27-2002 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for ArizonaBill  Send Email to ArizonaBill     
Thanks for the kind words, I actually owe it to this site for the modivation to do it and the outstanding resources here.
Graphics: he meant the port side. I checked he is right and I had NO clue. Ordered right ones.
Soho posted 03-27-2002 07:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
Ditto on what is wrong with the graphics ? Showing my ignorance agan, but what is wrong, or rather what is the correct orientation. If one is wrong, shouldn't they both be off ? I am about to put mine on, I assume that as long as I get the sticky side down they should be right...


ArizonaBill posted 03-28-2002 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for ArizonaBill  Send Email to ArizonaBill     
On the starboard side they are correct note the word "Boston" is over the "w." On the port side the "boston" is also supposed to be over the "w" with the harpoon AFT of the "Boston" instead of forward of it as on the starboard side.
Scratchin Bill posted 04-02-2002 09:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scratchin Bill  Send Email to Scratchin Bill     
Great job!
Story is too familar. I paid $100.00 and most said I got taken. I been sanding for 3 weeks now and it seemed like there was no end but this site & your pics have gotten me re-motivated. I have to raise my transom as well. The inside was empty when I got the boat so I have gotten some great ideas including your approach. I hope my "finshed" pics look as good as yours!
Still Scratchin!

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