Boston Whaler Harpoon 6.2 weekender

Distractions

I admit, I have an addiction. I'm always looking at boats for sale. I came across the Hobie at a garage sale last weekend. The seller wanted it gone. I had owned a Hobie 14 many years ago and I couldn't pass up a Hobie 18. I've now realized that it will take time away...

Tiller Brake 2.0

Tiller Brake 2.0

Here's my latest version. My tiller cover will slide over it easily. I'm also using 36 inch bungees. I didn't get a chance to test it the other day as the wind was to much to go solo. I painted the flattened galvanized angle bracket with some black Rustoleum and stuck...

Tiller Brake

Tiller Brake

Summer is moving way too fast for me. I've been sailing when I can, mostly solo. If the wind isn't too much, I can usually handle both the main and the jib alone. I have decided on just using a downhaul line on the jib to bring it down from the cockpit. The Gerr...

Trailer Upgrade

Trailer Upgrade

Picked up my trailer last week. Mike did a great job. Exactly what I asked for and then some. He sourced the steel tubing for the telescoping section. He removed the large bolt that was in the way and welded a heavy steel plate across the "fork". He drilled two holes...

Outboard Blues

Outboard Blues

I got the chance to get out on the water with my new 20 inch, 4 hp, Mariner. At first glance it looked like the prop would set deep enough. If two people sit at the stern, there would be no problem. BUT if I go solo, which is typical, the prop cavitates as my weight...

First Three Weeks on the Water

First Three Weeks on the Water

I've tried to get down to the boat at least a couple times a week. I'm avoiding the weekends if I can. I've come to realize that the small 1,300 acre Prairie Creek Reservoir also rents slips for 300 other boats, mostly pontoons. Additionally, fishing boats and ski...

First Time Out – Solo

First Time Out – Solo

I'm slowly learning the ropes on how a Harpoon 6.2 sails solo. Everything needs to be prepped before leaving the dock. For now, I'm using the original sails that I repaired. The first time out, I rigged the Gerr downhaul on the headsail. It took quite awhile to thread...

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...

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