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Old 06-03-2018, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Butch Davis View Post
Dcano,

Go to www.continouswave.com and www.whalercentral.com. Navigate to the forums. Post your question on both sites. The forums on the sites are populated by BW owners and fans who have a world of experience with the boats. You'll get the right answer from those people.
Also visit Jeff Rohlfing's EVERYTHING BOSTON WHALER Facebook group. That is where most of the Whaler-specific discussion is these days.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rohl...lersearchsite/
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:03 AM
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The drain tube is definitely the culprit. I don’t understand why this boat has 2 drain tubes and one drains 99% of the boat. The one thay caused my issue is the secondary drain.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:09 AM
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One drain tube for the boat, one drain tube for the splashwell. Good design, used for over 40 years on this hull.

Replace both of them. If you haven't pulled the lower (main) drain tube, do so now.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:12 AM
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Where can I find these particular darin tubes?
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by wizness View Post
Try and fix it yourself? Would be bout the smallest transom project you could do. Might be a fun project.
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My 1998 13’ boston whlaer has a rotting transom, I was lifting the motor for speed reasons and found brown water dripping from through hulls.
Upon research and further inspection, including taking out the through hull, I found the wood surrounding the through hull has turned to mush, the wood around the bolt holds that hold the motor are nice and dry, wood is completely intact there. The transom has absolutely no flex to it and no stress cracks anywhere.
What should I do? Fix, leave it or use the motor and trailer and find a different hull.


Thanks in advance!
yeah, I agree. This is a good opportunity to learn for your next boat.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:27 AM
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Jajaj, I am a person of many hobbies and a fast learner, which means this is likely to be my last boat.
It is on craigslist for sale, if it sales before I get to attempt fixing it, I will be just as happy.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:31 AM
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Where can I find these particular darin tubes?
You can order them from a Whaler dealer (I recommend calling Sue Lodel at Beacon Twin Cities Marine) or make you own, as I do.

They are just 1" brass tubing with neoprene O-rings. When I replace them, I use polyurethane caulk in addition to the O-rings. Belt and suspenders approach that guarantees a waterproof installation.

There is a little finess required to flare the long tube, but it is not that difficult. Google it.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:48 AM
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The drain tubes on my 1998 outrage 20 are just a 2 piece plastic system that snaps together from each side of the transom. I took mine out, rebedded them in 4200 and reinstalled them w/o issue.

You should be able to order these fairly inexpensively from a whaler dealer if you need to replace them.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:50 AM
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How was the wood on yours when you took them out?
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Do NOT use those lousy plastic drain tubes. They won't work on the classic 13s anyway.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:04 AM
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What should I use?
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:12 AM
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Thanks, will home depot jave the o ring and tubing?
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1 x 1-1/4 x 1/8 neoprene O-rings, probably, in the plumbing section, but not the brass tubing.

I get my tubing from both McMaster-Carr and Online Metals. You want the .032" wall
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:43 AM
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Where are you located and what are you asking for the boat? Also post pics of the boat please
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:44 AM
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Swfl, $4000.
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When i removed mine, the wood was still intact so I just rebedded them.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:09 PM
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I founs a couple guys to do the repair for me. One will replace the rotten transom with wood, old timer with lots of experience and some nice boats in his shop. He said well preped wood will outlast the boat.
the other guy will pour sea cast like material in the transom after gutting it, also looks experienced bit not as mich as the other guy.
what repair is better? I don't want to deal with this bs ever again.
price for wood repair $1300, price for poured material $1000.

thanks!
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