Appraisal of a c.1970 16-footer

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nrjoel
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Appraisal of a c.1970 16-footer

Postby nrjoel » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:16 pm

My father and I are new to the Whaler community, and we may buy a 1970 Whaler that has had a makeover. The seller will take $5,000.

https://asheville.craigslist.org/boa/d/ ... 17453.html


the seller wrote:1970 Boston whaler. 16'7".
Zero water in this boat, and is beautiful!
Freshly painted with durabak18 inside.
New 12 gallon tank
New steering helm
New throttle and shifter cables
New lowrance hook 7" depth finder
Fresh covered seat
New Bimini t-top
New rod holder mounts
New boss marine stereo
Stainless steel steering wheel
Newer rub rail
Gator keel guard
All wood in the boat is oak that has been mahogany stained
And probably more that I'm missing

2001 Yamaha 4stroke 80hp
Freshly painted cowl
New decals (90hp decals)
Stainless steel prop
Very quiet
Runs great.
New water pump
New impeller
Fresh carbs

Trailer is in excellent shape, and fits the boat perfect. New bearings, new tires. New winch. Lights work. New rollers.

Have new transom savor, and back straps for the boat.

I just finished doing this boat. Took it to the coast over Christmas and fished out of it for 2 full days with zero problems.

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Re: Appraisal of a c.1970 16-footer

Postby jimh » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:29 pm

If you are not into a period-correct restoration, then you won't mind the non-Boston Whaler console and the T-Top.

I'd consider the value of the engine, the trailer, the new console, the T-Top, and all the accessories; together they are probably worth close to $5,000 themselves. You are getting what appears to be a nicely restored Boston Whaler 16-foot pre-smirk hull for almost nothing in the package.

If you like the configuration as it has been modified, it may be a nice boat for you.

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Re: Appraisal of a c.1970 16-footer

Postby nrjoel » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:32 pm

Thanks!! For a first boat this seems like a good fit.

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Re: Appraisal of a c.1970 16-footer

Postby Dutchman » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:53 pm

Good looking boat for that price even if it isn't original. If engine is good go for it.
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Re: Appraisal of a c.1970 16-footer

Postby Phil T » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:01 pm

Personally, painting the inside really degrades the value. It does not hold up as well as the original gelcoat.

The floor appears to be modified in creating some type of a riser for the seat. Not sure why.

As a "custom" 16'7 hull that has been painted, older carb'ed 2 stroke, I think it is overpriced.

For comparison here is an original 1980 Montauk that has all the original features for $3900 in North Carolina.
https://www.boattrader.com/listing/1980-boston-whaler-montauk-17-cc-103398034/?refSource=standard+listing
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Re: Appraisal of a c.1970 16-footer

Postby jimh » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:58 pm

PHIL--Note that the c.1970 boat under discussion does have a four-stroke-power-cycle engine.

However, that is a darn nice boat you found for $3,900. It is the newer hull and appears to be all original. That is much preferred over non-OEM restorations. If nice classic MONTAUK boat are that price, I may have to get one my self.