Archives for September 2011

Rebuilding Whaleboat Tenders Part 5: Boat Parts Shopping Day

Fuel Tanks at Marine Surplus August 30, 2011 Marine Surplus Inc, Fort Myers We left early in the morning to head down to Marine Surplus Inc in Fort Myers, FL. Our primary mission for the day is to check out fuel tanks, but we also want to scout … [Read more...]

Rebuilding Whale Watching Tenders Part 4

Grinding Console August 25, 2011 Repairing Holes in Fiberglass Consoles The consoles to these two boats have quite a few "extra" holes in them, the result of 3 sets of engines, at least a couple of different steering systems, and various other … [Read more...]

Rebuilding Whale Watching Tenders Part 3

Last Mercury August 9, 2011 Removing Bench, Deck, and Fuel Tank from Fluke The first priority for the day was to test-fire the last remaining Mercury 90 hp outboard, since a potential buyer for it was coming later in the day. It did not go well. … [Read more...]

Rebuilding Whale Watching Tenders Part 2

Discussing Aluminum Work August 1, 2011 Contracting Build of New Aluminum Top Frames After returning the pressure washer to Punta Gorda Rent All on Monday morning, Gene ran a bunch of errands, bought a gallon of West Systems epoxy, and made some … [Read more...]

Rebuilding Whale Watching Tenders Part 1

Whale Tenders Trini and Bago The last time I saw the whale watching tenders Trini and Bago was in April, when we went to the Silver Bank to swim with the Humpback Whales. These boats are 1999 Privateer Renegades, and I found a picture of one … [Read more...]