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dhlaw posted 02-24-2001 08:47 AM ET (US)   Profile for dhlaw   Send Email to dhlaw  
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,
Chesapeake posted 02-26-2001 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
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?


dhlaw posted 02-26-2001 09:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for dhlaw  Send Email to dhlaw     
You might need to call them, the back part of the store is full of whaler stuff.
jjt posted 03-07-2001 04:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for jjt  Send Email to jjt     
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.

Good luck.

dhlaw posted 03-11-2001 07:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for dhlaw  Send Email to dhlaw     
What are you looking for?? Maybe I can check for you.
whalernut posted 03-11-2001 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
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.
Chesapeake posted 03-11-2001 06:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Hey Jack:

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.


whalernut posted 03-11-2001 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
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.
Chesapeake posted 03-11-2001 09:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     

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.


whalernut posted 03-12-2001 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Bob, thanks again for such great info! Pictures would be just awsome! Send `em on down! Thanks again-JACK.
awares posted 03-13-2001 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for awares  Send Email to awares     
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
know what to do with all of the massive hardware. I was wondering why it was so expensive.

Please email me at
Thank you, Allen Wares

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