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donsampson posted 11-03-2012 10:58 AM ET (US)   Profile for donsampson   Send Email to donsampson  
[This article beings with a reference to what we must presume is a 1961 Boston Whaler MONTAK having a] missing windshield. [Are] there any specifications and dimensions out there so I [might] manufacture [a replacement windshield]?

Also, there is about an 18-inch-long 1-inch-diameter brass pipe running under the splash well to the transom. I have been unable to find anything at the local marine supply stores to replace it. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly apreciated. [The author says he has] been boating for years, but this is my first restoration, [and he] had no idea of the amount of work and knowledge required. My hats off to you guys!

jimh posted 11-03-2012 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
In 1961 Boston Whaler did not have a model called the MONTAUK. The MONTAUK did not appear until c.1974.

I recommend you check the REFERENCE article to further identify the model of Boston Whaler you are seeking advice for restoration. In the period c.1961 the only 16-foot model with a windshield would be the NAUSET.

I don't have any plans available on-line for the windshield of a NAUSET. If there are plans available for free distribution on-line, I would be glad to host a copy of them to help distribute them.

Dmrogers71 posted 11-03-2012 01:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dmrogers71  Send Email to Dmrogers71     
I do not think the Montauk was made before 1973 but if your BW had a wooden console you can find drawings for windshield at Whaler Central in their down load section under parts drawings. You will have to scroll down until you get to the console for Nauset. I hope this helps

jimh posted 11-03-2012 01:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Here is the link to the REFERENCE article on the 16-foot/17-foot models:

jimh posted 11-03-2012 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
ASIDE: As a first-time poster, you may not be aware of all the additional information available in the REFERENCE section. The forum discussions only contain a portion of the information that has been collected and organized here at CONTINUOUSWAVE regarding the classic Boston Whaler boats. See

donsampson posted 11-05-2012 01:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for donsampson  Send Email to donsampson     
thanks all, I doubled checked title and it is a 1961, the seat is reversible which the reference says the Sakonnet came equiped with, so maybe some where along the line a past owner added?

Found very good instructions in your FAQ on where to get brass pipe and replace tube in tunnel to transom. I am so happy with how the hull came out after much sanding fiberglass repairs and many layers of two part epoxy paint, that I think I will invest $360 + $60 shipping to get a new windshield from a company in CA.

Ready to install console and seat, thought angled aluminum would be a good choice, any thoughts on that and also on best way to secure to deck.

Bought the boat from a good friend who got cancer and needed to pay med bills, so I was kind of locked in.
had heard horror stories about water saturation, finally got it up to truck stop today and weighed. 640 lbs. I gotta think that is very good news.

Had an old 115 johnson, any sugestions on what hp brands to repower with?

thanks much for any and all advice.

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