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    Question Whaler "Green Line" seperating

    I have been looking for a "father and son" whaler project for a while and noticed a candidate a few months ago in the back of a boat yard. Asked about it a few times without being pushy (I want it cheap ) and finally got invited to check it out yesterday. It is a 91 15' GLS with a "blown up" 50 hp Johnson (check out my other thread in tech).

    For the most part it seems to be a pretty solid hull (that hasn't been waxed since it was new ) other than the typical whaler "green line seperation".
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    I have no idea how long it has been sitting outside with the transom exposed like this (I live north of Seattle so it has been rained on a few times ).

    I banged on the transom and it felt solid. I stood on the motor anti cav plate and didn't seen any movment.

    Do any of you experts think I will have to do anything more than just clean it up and epoxy it back together?

    I haven't bought the boat yet, but I did make an offer, but I really don't want it if It needs a complete transom replacement ...


    Thanks for any replys and opinions, Scott
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    In all my years of Whaler repairs, I've never seen a rotted transom. That split isn't very common up here. I work on several whalers a year and only seen a couple with split seams. That would be a good dickering item though.
    I would put heat lamps on it for several days then pour in epoxy.
    15' Whalers are very popular up here. So are the 17'. If you find any cheap ones even in need of repair, let me know.

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    I'd play it off like it needs a new transom and use that as a dickering tool as suggested.If you can get it cheap enough i'd snatch it and run
    I'm currently boatless

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    Thanks for the replys Ron and Bob, believe me I am working every angle I can to get it cheap

    The transom does seem solid and would probably be fine with the 50HP JonnyRude that is on it after an epoxy repair, but some day may want a 90 or more like NNT
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    BTW Alaska we don't see 15's and 17's cheap down here very often. I have been looking for a year or two now and this is the first one that may be reasonable and not totally trashed...

    Heck even 13's with old power don't go for much less than 4k anymore
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    daymn shoulda called.. i coulda got ya a 13 with a 1996 25 hp on it for 2500.... ran great but needed a bit of varnish on the wood console.. to bad it sold a few weeks ago..

    4-16-2014. 25 years old today... the fishin boat doesnt look to bad for a classic does she


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    Red face Plexus

    Being in Seattle you can go to a frp supplier and get some Plexus. It can be bought it little sample's or you can buy the gun and the bigger double barrels style tubes. Make sure they know what you are applyin it to. Grind out the green as best you can and tape off and crunch this in there. Some of the bigger tubes have application tips to get in hard places.

    Hope this helps.
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    Nick, this 15' should be alot cheaper that that But that one does sound like a fair deal

    Bill, thanks for the tip, I do have access to plexus

    Should find out whether it is mine or not this week
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    just as an FYI that 13 sold for 3777... so if ya get it ya should be able to have a good bit of equity in her.. i blew up my trim system testing the stream so unless one will miraculasly falls in my lap by tomarrow night i wot be able to make it to crescent bar.. i will email ya the flyer for the rally by wednesday night so atleast that can be handed out.

    4-16-2014. 25 years old today... the fishin boat doesnt look to bad for a classic does she


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    Quote Originally Posted by 150aintenuff
    just as an FYI that 13 sold for 3777...
    That is what I was saying

    Quote Originally Posted by blkmtrfan
    Heck even 13's with old power don't go for much less than 4k anymore
    There has to be some trim parts somewhere, get er fixed
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