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Lagged posted 06-19-2002 11:37 AM ET (US)   Profile for Lagged   Send Email to Lagged  
OK, I am nearly done refurbishing my 1961 13 foot BW. It has been refiberglassed and painted with DuPont Immeron or Emron or whatever their marine paint is (friends at DuPont, they say this stuff is 1000 bucks a gallon, and I got two gallons for free).

I have also striped the wood and I am almost done varnishing it.

I put on a new rubrail, my hands still hurt from it.

Now I am down to details. A concern of mine is trailering this boat with the outboard on the transom. When I got the boat there were signs of two cracks on each side of the transom. I am assuming this is from the weight of the outboard while trailering. I have looked into fabricating a brace that attaches to the trailer and holds onto the engine, but I can't seem to figure anything out about how to take off the weight of the motor while trailering. Any one have any suggestions for this?

And also some minor details. Are there anyways to put rodholders onto this whaler? I don't think I can fit ones on the side where the rubrail is, but are there ones that clamp on or ones I can screw into the wood and work well? I have been to a few stores, all the ones around here are small and don't have huge selections, so I haven't found many that look like they will work.

Thanks for your help


whalerron posted 06-19-2002 11:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
If you have side rails, the rail mount holders work great. I have 5 of them and they are rock solid. You can get them from Cabelas , Overtons , Boatfix , BassProShops and a handful of other suppliers.

- ron

Lagged posted 06-19-2002 12:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lagged  Send Email to Lagged     
I don't have those, but I was thinking of making them out of stainless. Any other way to do it?
Bigshot posted 06-19-2002 12:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
i have ones that are removable. You mount a plate and then slide the rodholder on it. When not needed, just slide out. Very nice.

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