Boston Whaler Harpoon 6.2 weekender

In the Water

In the Water

Didn't think it would look so good in the water. By the time I got everything checked out for the one hour plus haul it was pushing 4 pm before we left for the club. I've been worried about how she would sit in the water since I'm sure it's got a little water in the...

New Companionway Cover

New Companionway Cover

I recently found out that the shop where I had planned on taking my Mariner 4 hp outboard will not look at it. So, I did my own tune-up. One new sparkplug, dumped the old gas, cleaned the little screen in the bottom of the tank, ran a shot of Seafoam through it to...

Bottom Paint Done!

Bottom Paint Done!

Before starting to paint the final two coats of paint on the bottom, I did a quick search online for Interlux Bottomkote NT painting tips. I'm glad I did. I found a forum post where someone had primered their boat in the fall, then applied the bottom paint the next...

New Halyards – Check!

New Halyards – Check!

Having finished with the four coats of primer, I turned my attention to replacing the halyards. My first attempt in ordering the correct size line was a bust. I never could find any specific documentation for the Harpoon 6.2 so I measured the old stuff and placed an...

Paint At Last

Paint At Last

I decided to take advantage of a three-day stretch of warm weather and get the first of four coats of Interlux Interprotect e2000 High Performance Epoxy Primer on the bottom. But first I had to run to my local Ace to buy paint rollers and measuring buckets so I could...

Factory Graphics At Last

Factory Graphics At Last

I've been wanting to put these on since I bought them almost two years ago. These are the set that I ordered from Magic Brush Signs in Florida. I followed the directions that came with my registration numbers and striping from BoatUS and had no problems. It wasn't too...

Navigation Lights

Navigation Lights

I braved the cold yesterday (40's) and tackled replacing the navigation lights. I found a deal on some new port and starboard Obcursco LED Navigation Lights Deck Mount with stainless steel covers on Amazon. I couldn't find a similar stern light so I bought an extra...

Getting Ready for Warmer Weather

Getting Ready for Warmer Weather

Now that the "stay-at-home" order has been issued, I have plenty of time to shop online. I realized that I needed to buy more Interlux e2000 primer for the hull. I had already bought a gallon of gray last fall but didn't get it put on. Since then I've read that its...

Gone But  Not Lost Forever

Gone But Not Lost Forever

Several months ago Yahoo decided that their forum platform known as Yahoo Groups will be shutdown and purged. That meant that 13 years of discussion on Boston Whaler's Harpoon sailboats would be lost. It appears that is exactly what happened. There is a new website,...

Sails are Ready

Sails are Ready

A couple weeks ago, I began ordering supplies from Sailrite to repair my new main sail myself. Instead of buying yards of Dacron sailcloth $$$, I bought three different weight samples that were 6 x 6 inch for $2 each. The previous owner had stored the nearly new main...

Solar Vent Install

Solar Vent Install

In an attempt to better ventilate the cabin, I decided to install a SOLATEK Solar Ventilation Fan. The model I purchased off Amazon for $60 has a reversible motor, but only runs when the sun shines. The model with a rechargeable battery backup was another $30. I...

Are we done yet?

Are we done yet?

It's been a little slow here lately. I've been working on a pattern for a Sunbrella companionway cover that doesn't require snaps. I want to use flaps to tuck it in under the hatch boards and the cooler cover. I also want to include some battens down the sides and a...

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