Boston Whaler Harpoon 6.2 weekender

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...

February in Indiana?

February in Indiana?

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 boards to make shims worked for both the compass and the deadbolts on the top drop board. The hatch boards are bowed so much...

Getting Colder

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 got a chance to try out a new heater. I tried to install the compass but soon found out it doesn't fit. The compass is too deep....

Is it Winter yet?

Is it Winter yet?

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 I removed things. I have installed the bulkhead panels at least three times in order to work on the...

Break in the Weather

Break in the Weather

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 to be replaced. The seats aren’t screwed down yet as I need to order 60 bronze silicone screws....

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