BOSTON WHALER HARPOON 6.2

Who knew Boston Whaler manufactured sailboats!

The sun finally came out today and the temp got up in the 50’s. There was a little wind though, 30-40 mph from the west! My idea to use cutting Read More
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28January

Getting Colder

We haven’t seen the sun for many days now. It snowed a little a couple days ago. And its been just a dreary, cold and damp days since, so I Read More
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The weather is still cooperating and with the help of a small electric heater I’ve been able to begin reassembling the cabin. I seem to had forgotten the order that Read More
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I took advantage of a long awaited 50 degree day to start reinstalling the woodwork. The new anchor locker cover fit perfectly. The original bolts for the hinge will need Read More
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06December

Time to Dry

It’s been a busy week. In preparation for hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year, I installed a new 220 volt heater in the garage. Truth be told, I also Read More
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I decided to simplify and downsize my outboard. I found what I’m guessing is about a 1985 Mercury Mariner, 4 hp, 2-stroke, long shaft with an integral gas tank on Read More
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25October

Bailer Fail

Here’s another poorly designed feature on Harpoons – the bailers. A bailer on a sailboat is designed to drain water from the cockpit of a moving boat when it is Read More
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Here’s a good way to spend your weekend. On your back with a $10 Hitachi sander (found on Facebook Marketplace) trying not to breathe the bad stuff that I’m removing. Read More
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05October

Keel Repairs

When I bought the boat, it came with a “keel smile” right at the joint between the iron keel and the fiberglass hull. Fearing that water may have accumulated inside Read More
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I’m certain that water has been draining into the hull over many years. Even though the boat has been covered, water could still be found under the keel bolts. Over Read More
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Here is another well-known problem with the Harpoon 6.2s. There are small holes located in the deck on each side of the cabin to drain any water that may collect Read More
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After getting the boat all polished up, I decided to install the dodger and boom tent that came with the boat. When I first looked at the dodger after bringing Read More
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Several weeks ago, I was contacted by a friend of a new Harpoon 6.2 owner looking for a copy of the owner’s manual. I learned that this Harpoon was in Read More
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04September

Updated Lighting

When I gutted the cabin, I decided I’d just replace the two vintage interior lights. After searching online, I found only one company that still sold them. Actually, they had Read More
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30August

Mast & Boom

I made the mistake of using the mast to support the tarp last winter.The tarp did a fine job of polishing off the black anodizing where the tarp was whipping Read More
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I noticed the other day that it looked like oil was dripping from the bottom of the outboard onto the fins above the prop. I opened the top cover to Read More
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06August

Subscribe Now!

I just added a new feature to the website. It’s a push notification that a new post has been published. If you would like to receive a notification , please Read More
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05August

Wood Repair

There are a few pieces of mahogany that need some extra attention. When I purchased the boat, the cockpit benches were removed and all the screws needed to attach are Read More
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That was easy! After months of no progress, I decided to stop by a local upholsterer. I hit them at the right time. They said they would sew each cushion Read More
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Last fall before the cold weather hit, I removed all of the wood from the boat and moved it to the basement to refinish. Needless to say it didn’t get Read More
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08February

V-Berth Update

After purchasing a new Singer HD 4423 sewing machine from Walmart, 6 yards of Sunbrella, foam, hot knife, electric knife, scissors, paint, varnish and other sewing notions – I was Read More
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15November

Loading Guides

Since I plan on launching off the trailer at a boat ramp, I added some guides on the back of the trailer. I found these heavy duty, white shelf brackets Read More
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My first idea was to modify the trailer by moving the coupler to a smaller 10 ft. long steel tube that would telescope forward through the existing 3″ x 5″ Read More
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07November

My First Monohull

I came across a few old photos of my first sailboat, a worn-out Flying Dutchman, from the early 70’s.  Most of these photos would have been taken with a Polaroid Read More
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Installed a new set of LED lights that included the side marker lights and an additional over 80″ wide light. Relying on a good ground through the trailer frame turned Read More
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22October

First Polish

I was hoping that there was still some shine left in her after 37 years and wow was I surprised. The right half shows the before and the left is Read More
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16October

V-Berth Re-do

I made the decision early on to redo the “factory” v-berth design. The original v-berth consisted of two, six foot long, 3/8″ thick sheets of marine plywood that was covered Read More
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13October

Trailer Update

Spent the week wire brushing, sanding and painting between the rain showers. Instead of reusing the old trailer jack and coupler, I ordered new galvanized pieces on Amazon. I also Read More
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02October

Trailer Prep

The days are getting shorter and cooler, so I decided I better get to work on the trailer. The EZ Loader trailer looks like it was originally painted gloss white Read More
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02September

$40 Outboard Cart

I’ve been working out an idea to store the outboard when not on the boat. Harbor Freight had this 700 lb. capacity hand cart with 13″ inflatable tires on sale Read More
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