Menemsha Refit

Repair or modification of Boston Whaler boats, their engines, trailers, and gear
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Menemsha Refit

Postby menemshaman » Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:57 am

Hello. I am a new member of the Boston Whaler family. I am the proud owner of a Menemsha.

Fig. 1. A MENEMSHA 16.
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She is rough looking but has a solid hull and a good engine. I began removing a couple of layers of pealing paint and will be replacing the woodwork over the long cold and dark Massachusetts winter.

She is missing the windshield. I will probably make a replacement as I think finding an original might be impossible.

I am interested in any advice as I begin this project.

I plan on installing a bimini and would like to have a canvas enclosure sewn also.

My research tells me that a "Navy" cover was an option. I( would like to have something similar, but with more headroom aft

Any advice or leads are greatly appreciated.

I am very, very excited about adventuring in this great little boat.

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Re: Menemsha Refit

Postby Jefecinco » Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:15 am

What is the purpose of the laundry basket? I assume it is a temporary propeller guard to protect boats moored nearby but it appears the skeg remains exposed.

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Re: Menemsha Refit

Postby menemshaman » Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:49 pm

Boats were banging into each other while moored so the harbor master ordered that all props be covered.


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Re: Menemsha Refit

Postby » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:29 am

I am starting a Menemsha rebuild also.
1969 Hull.
I rebuilt and repowered a 1985 Montauk in 2021. I kept it pretty original with a few modifications.
The Menemsha I want to convert to a Radon Style boat. I have attached links for the before and after looks.

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