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Newer whaler parts
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posted 02-24-2001 08:47 AM ET (US)
Just a note to those of you looking for authentic whaler parts for new boats at not authentic prices. Surplus unlimited in Daytona Beach, Florida has a ton of stuff that they picked up at the Whaler factory, cushions, coaming pads, rails, etc. This guy apparently is the only guy allowed to get these parts directly from whaler. They also have a web site, www.surplusunlimited.com
posted 02-26-2001 07:59 PM ET (US)
I wonder if I had the right site. Used the address suggested and searched for Boston Whaler, but it listed only one product. What did I do wrong?
posted 02-26-2001 09:12 PM ET (US)
You might need to call them, the back part of the store is full of whaler stuff.
posted 03-07-2001 04:03 PM ET (US)
I called them. They said they had tons of whaler stuff in the back, but had know idea what exactly they had!
The guys suggestion was to come by and crawl through it...
Works great if you live in florida, to long a drive from NY.
posted 03-11-2001 07:57 AM ET (US)
What are you looking for?? Maybe I can check for you.
posted 03-11-2001 08:42 AM ET (US)
Dhlaw, I would owe you one if you would see if they have a Bow Light/Chock Combination for a 73` `16 currituck. That Light/Chock is the older one before they changed the height and design of it. The newer ones were designed to fit the Smirk bow and have a different design, in which I would hyave to modify it. The older one would be just a refit of my bow light only that is currently on my boat. I would like a Chock mstyle,because I dock my boat and it helps with line chafing, and they make the boat look good! Regards-Jack Graner.
posted 03-11-2001 06:37 PM ET (US)
I replaced the chock on my '69 Nauset with a new one. Besides filling in the original screw holes with epoxy, it actually worked out ok. The only choice you will have is to use the single piece "washer" on the bottom or use the original two single washers with pads from your original.
The fit is decent.
posted 03-11-2001 08:11 PM ET (US)
Bob, thanks for the info. When you say using the original washers from the original light, do you meen original basic bow light or an original bow light/chock combination? Mine has the bow light only, does this have the washers you speak of? Whaler told me I would have to modify a new Chock/light to fit the lip of the older Whalers, some kind of half washer? Regards-Jack Graner.
posted 03-11-2001 09:49 PM ET (US)
I will try my best to explain this.
On our hulls, the "vee" extends right up to the rub rail section. A bolt extended up through the hull and screws into the two line fittings on top of either side of the chock. Due to the presence of the vee running between these two bolts, whaler used to separate, large oval washers (with a heavy pad between it and the gelcoat)under the screw heads.
Now with the smirk, there is no vee running between the bolts. Instead of a washer for each screw head, there is a single metal plate with a countersunk hole at either end. The holes in this plate are drilled at the same precise width as that between the holes in the chock. Without the vee rib bisecting the two bolts, it fits flat against the flattened out smirk area.
The problem that you would expect on our old hulls is that this single metal plate would sit like a see-saw over the vee rib. Oddly enough, where I drilled through the hull, the vee did not protrude all that much and it accomodated the single plate well.
So, in a nutshell, Jack, it seemed to work fine.
If you need pic's let me know, I will take a few and scan them into a jpeg file for you.
posted 03-12-2001 07:09 PM ET (US)
Bob, thanks again for such great info! Pictures would be just awsome! Send `em on down! Thanks again-JACK.
posted 03-13-2001 11:56 PM ET (US)
Please send me a copy of the pictures also.
I just bought the bow light kit and it is nothing like what I had originally. I did not
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