View Full Version : 1959 Whirlwind Mahogany Speedboat by Easytiger Models

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...
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

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...

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....
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...