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Whaler

Unread postby Sailfish_WC » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:21 am

Wasn’t sure where to put this. Figured it’s fishing related
I don’t want to call it a Whaler restoration
The boy and I are just going to make a functional hull

1965 13’ Boston Whaler.
Prior owner sealed up the bow locker, glassed in 3 chunks of wood on the deck for a helm and poling platform.
Then the entire boat is rolled with what I suspect is 15 coats of gel coat :cry:

The start 8 days ago
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The boy scraping the easy stuff (sitting on what should be the bow locker)
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Pressure washed helped a ton on the non-skid
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The locker revealed!
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He’s happy it’s in decent shape. He was hoping we would be able to bring back the mahogany hatch


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Re: Whaler

Unread postby Sailfish_WC » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:28 am

We started with the grinding

It’s going to be quite tedious and time consuming so there won’t be a ton of progress pics

Hard at work

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And then, last night him and his buddy went shark fishing, but the boy opted to go oyster diving instead.
Now my laborer is out a solid week or so

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No sutures luckily. But lots of debris removal and irrigating
Hopefully no infections.

Luckily we aren’t on any timeline.
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Re: Whaler

Unread postby Mgaspari » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:50 am

Hopefully he doesn’t get any infections!
Maybe he should move to a more supervisory role on the project :lol:
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Re: Whaler

Unread postby Sailfish_WC » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:31 pm

Mgaspari wrote:Hopefully he doesn’t get any infections!
Maybe he should move to a more supervisory role on the project :lol:

Lol

I have to say, he had been driving me and himself to get this done. I was impressed. I would be inside working (work work) he’d go outside , a bit later come and get me to show me what he did on his own.

Funny how motivated one of today’s kids can be
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Re: Whaler

Unread postby muddy » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:00 am

Major project, very cool, very fun.
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Unread postby matt1336 » Mon May 11, 2020 1:19 am

Motivated kids make me happy!!! Nice job!!
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Re: Whaler

Unread postby greenhorndave » Mon May 11, 2020 3:48 am

I like it! :clap:

Looking forward to seeing the progress. I admit that I would probably stay away from such a basket case, so I’m interested to see how it goes.
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Re: Whaler

Unread postby Moose » Mon May 11, 2020 4:58 am

Great project! Looking forward to seeing update pictures of your progress!


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