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JFM posted 12-12-2001 01:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for JFM   Send Email to JFM  
The family business I'm in, involves electrical and electronic controls and dates back to 1954. So what does that have to do with mom's yarn....
Last night I was over at mom's talking to her and one of my brothers. My brother and I were talking about our up coming trip to Bimini on his brother-in-laws Tiara over Christmas. We happen to talk about my 13' sport, when the words "Boston Whaler" came up. Mom said that my dad new a "funny guy" in the electrical business in the 1950's that cared more about boats than his electrical business. Mom said that my dad sold relays for them back then. She went on to say that this "funny guy" started a company named Boston Whaler and that name made her think about the "funny guy".
Dad if you are "up there" reading this, why didn't you say something. To bad dad passed away before we had a Whaler. Regards, Jay
JohnAz posted 12-12-2001 01:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnAz  Send Email to JohnAz     
Has nothing to do with mom,,but didn't want to start a new topic,,QUESTION; on the splash well is permenantly stenciled 2B1200,,on the transom is molded in BWCA21360473 I used BWCA # for hull ID in Arizona,,Is theis correct? 13ft Classic,,jf
JFM posted 12-12-2001 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
The splash well stencile is the serial # acording to the refernce section. But on my 1972 Sport. We used the BCWA plate ID for registration in Ohio. Regards, Jay
JFM posted 12-12-2001 02:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Sorry about my spelling. accord, accord accord. I think that's my trademark. Regards, Jay
JFM posted 12-12-2001 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Also about BWCA. Jay
JohnAz posted 12-12-2001 02:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnAz  Send Email to JohnAz     
Thanks I thought so,,,jf
bigz posted 12-12-2001 02:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Jay, I heard from another person who knew Fisher that he was a "funny" not ha ha funny kinda guy.

Great little story I must say.

By the way, the "BWC #" is the manufactures 12 character HID (hull identification # imposed since 1972 to be placed on all boats). Each manufacture is assigned a unique first 3 character code, the next set will be the actual hull serial #, and the final set will be the date of certification. The stenciled numbers are the factory's internal code on the early models. After '84 boats were also required to have the HIN placed somewhere else on the boat so that a duplicate if necessary could be located if the need arose.

All states require the use of the HIN for registration. If your boat doesn't have one they usually will assign you one.


JFM posted 12-12-2001 03:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Z, do you mean "funny, not ha ha" like Carl said in "Sling Blade"? Or do you mean strange?
Regards, Jay
bigz posted 12-12-2001 03:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Just say dedicated and what I term from years of association a typical engineering mind set. When focused on something, it was focused on it, come hell or high water.

Sort of like LHG -- chuckle -- no no just kidding -- Z

lhg posted 12-12-2001 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
JFM - Regarding your forthcoming trip to Bimini over Christmas, I hope your host knows what he's doing!

I have seen several reports that Tiaras, although a nice boat, are not known for great performance in the ocean when the going gets rough. And that is the issue. Crossing to Bimini during that time of the year can be hazardous, with the predominantly north winds blowing against the Gulf stream resulting in very steep seas. Pick your travel days very carefully, and if the wind has any northerly component to it, don't go. It is a trip I would never even consider making in my 25 during that time of the year. I have been there several times, but only in May and June when the seas lay down.

Bigshot posted 12-12-2001 04:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I want to take my Montauk there in June.
JFM posted 12-12-2001 05:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
lhg, thanks for your concern. Our Skipper is a retired M.D. that been boating those waters for the past 25 years. Last time out we went to the Keys because of weather and later to Bimini. We are on a 43' Open with tuna tower, twin Cats 500 or 550 HP each. She takes heavy seas great. Last time out I filled the tanks, ouch! Regards, Jay

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