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Easy
04-20-2012, 08:23 AM
This is a Whirlwind I found in a junkyard...it was filled with rainwater for the past five years since the owner died...well, the fact that it was filled with water at least indicates it's watertight.
I got a nice mouthful of stagnant, oily water when I siphoned her out, but after the water was out, the boat was surprisingly intact.
She will get refinshed later in the year, I think, right now, I want to take her out for a drive first...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/easytigermodels/?saved=1
All I have done so far is to change out one wheel on the trailer, pack the bearings with grease, and take her to a self-serve car wash, where I used an entire roll of quarters, a lot of various cleaners, and a lot of elbow grease to clean her up.
Very surprised at how well she is preserved under all that grime, this will be a very easy project.

wizbang 13
04-20-2012, 08:53 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/7096094429_98204748fc_z_d.jpg!!!!!

Easy
04-20-2012, 09:18 AM
Thanks! That helps!
I have a hard time with posting pictures here...
That is the new whirlwind after I blasted her off at a car wash...

Easy
02-04-2013, 06:57 AM
So...this was my third whirlwind...she is done now, but still fooling with the motor, I removed the shift shaft from the lower end, now I need to disassemble the lower end to replace it...otherwise done, turned out fine....
https://www.facebook.com/EasytigerModels
You can see multiple albums there of the boat and motor, actually two motors, being restored. First one was a Mercury Mark 55, the second a Mark 50...
There is also another whirlwind I restored, this one a 16 footer...