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whalernut posted 04-09-2000 10:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for whalernut   Send Email to whalernut  
I am dealing on a 1987 15` Supersport with a `87 Johnson 60h.p. with oil-injection but no tilt-trim outboard. Comes with a galvinized trailer. Boat, motor, and trailer in average condition. Freshwater boat. Could you guys give me an estimate on vale please. Thank you-JACK. P.S. they are asking $5500 o/b/o
eolson posted 04-13-2000 01:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for eolson  Send Email to eolson     
Back in October, I bought a 1985 Whaler Sport, 1985 Johnson 70HP with oil injection and tilt/trim, and galvanized trailer. The previous owner also tossed in a wide collection of goodies: skis, tube, PFDs, depth finder, etc.

He asked $4500 and I paid $4000 for it... at the time.

Since then, the engine died (about a month ago).

The lesson: have somebody really GOOD take a careful look at the engine before buying.

I had the mechanic at a local boat dealer examine the boat & engine for me before I bought it. I'm convinced that all they did was a quick compression test for $60. What they failed to discover was that:
* it was a 1980 engine on a 1985 lower unit
* the engine had been previously rebuilt and was 0.030 overbored.

Fortunately, a friend referred me to an excellent local mechanic (with several other references). $1400 later, it's back in my garage where it belongs. I took it out yesterday, and it runs better than ever!

Now that all's said and done...

I LOVE MY WHALER! It's a great boat.

Good luck with your quest! Keep us posted.

Gainesville, FL

wds posted 05-20-2000 10:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for wds  Send Email to wds     
A 15' 1987 with a 70 HP Johnson, excellent condition, just sold here for $5,500.

I'm selling a 15' / 50 HP Yamaha, excellent condition, for $5,000

Both with trailers.

reeltime2 posted 05-24-2000 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for reeltime2  Send Email to reeltime2     
I just bought a 1984 15 ft sport w/ a 1986 johnson 60 boat and motor exc cond. I paied
$3100.00 for it. Motor runs exc. Boat needed a little tlc not much i.e. previous owner painted wood w/ white house paint had to stip and oil wood looks better than i thought it could, the wiring and lights were gone replaced them w/ oem perko lights and bow rail was in bad shipe had to replace it but she looks good as new now. I couldent be happier with my first boat. oh i almost forgot i painted the lower half of the engine.
whalernut posted 05-24-2000 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks guys, I just purchased a 1975 `17 Currituck-side console with bench seats. I went for the larger boat but needs alittle more work-paid $4750-freshwater boat in average condition. It has a 1975 85h.p. Johnson-it flies, but trolls a little fast, I might swap for a 70h.p. The 70h.p. loses only 8mph, but trolls slower and gets better mpg and is lighter! Regards-JACK.

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