Sails

Sails

The original set of sails were damaged with the exception of a very good condition red, white and blue North Sails spinnaker. The previous owner had just purchased a new main and jib from UK Sales in Chicago (2002) and may have raised them once or twice before putting them in storage for 14 years. Still thrilled over the very patriotic spinnaker, I began pulling the main from its bright yellow nearly new bag. When I saw mouse droppings fall from the sail, my heart stopped! Sure enough, there was a couple of stains and a hole at one of the folds. But, no dead mouse.

I contacted UK Sails and verified that they did have a record of that sale. They recommended I ship the sail to them so it can be repaired properly for only $50-60. They couldn’t guarantee complete removal of the stains but they would try.

First Look

I’m pretty sure that I was the first person to actually see the boat in person. And after a quick once over – I made an offer!

The final price was just a little less and included splitting the cost of two new tires.

Hull #102 is mine!

The Search Ends

The Search Ends

Even with all the recent bad publicity about Facebook, one of its best features that I use almost daily is the “Marketplace”. As soon as I saw an ad for a “6.2 meter Boston Whaler sail boat. Has a set of brand new sails with it. Message for details. $1,500”, I started “Googling”.

Most of the info I found online is from over ten years ago! Check out the Resources page.

I’m also looking for print publications like owner’s manuals and sales brochures. If there was an actual owner’s manual for the 6.2, I haven’t found it. I have seen the Boston Whaler Harpoon 6.2 sales brochure that many call the manual. I’ve also found a manual for the 5.2.

If you have any info you would like to share, please let me know.

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