Remember the Whaler Squall

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dtmackey
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Remember the Whaler Squall

Postby dtmackey » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:06 pm

Back in the 70s and into the early 80s the Boston Whaler SQUALL boats were plentiful around here, but I can't remember the last time I've seen one. Back in the day it was a solid boat and even had a sail kit option, but since the introduction of rigid-inflatable-bottom boats and inflatable-type small boats, you can have the same length boat that will take a 15-HP motor and 4 adults with incredible stability.

The design of the Squall was a sailboat-like round bottom which made them roll with any transfer of weight. I'd image this is why they were replaced with inflatable type boats and other fiberglass designs that offered better stability. I'm sure there are plenty of these in backyards on blocks just sitting with people waiting to decide what to do with them.

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jimp
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Re: Remember the Whaler Squall

Postby jimp » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:38 am

I see my 1966 Squall every day. Still drying out.

Started out in 2002 at 484 pounds. Down to 177 pounds in June 2018.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetace ... age67.html

frontier
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Re: Remember the Whaler Squall

Postby frontier » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:49 am

The Squall is a GREAT boat. We've had several over the years. One of my favorite Whalers. Incredible under sail, rowing or power. Tracks great being towed as a tender. I'll never forget the picture in one of the early Boston Whaler brochures - 8 or 9 teenagers in a swamped Squall and it's still floating level with the water. Under Specs and "flotation" it said "See Photo".