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sport15er posted 06-30-2000 10:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for sport15er   Send Email to sport15er  
I just got bk from seeing The Perfect Storm, if the boat could only have been a Whaler....
kingfish posted 06-30-2000 10:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Me, too..."Whale" of a movie - G. Clooney didn't even drive me anywhere near as nuts as he usually does!!
Shadowcatcher posted 07-01-2000 12:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Shadowcatcher  Send Email to Shadowcatcher     
Aren't there any Whalers in the movie? I once paid six bucks to see a Bruce Willis movie just for the Whalers. Unfortunately, the idiot sound men overdubbed jet engines instead of outboard sounds.
Shadowcatcher posted 07-01-2000 01:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Shadowcatcher  Send Email to Shadowcatcher     
MSNBC is running a news special on the Storm this week:Saturday at 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET, Sunday at 3 pm ET; Monday at 7 pm; Tuesday at 1am and 1pm. I just saw part of it -- serious coastguard rescue footage etc. or visit their web site at
djmerrill posted 07-04-2000 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for djmerrill  Send Email to djmerrill     

Thats funny, I thought I was the only one that saw that movie. I think I rented it though. The whaler scenes were the only worthwhile part of the movie, or at least the only parts that I can recall. I do remember thinking it was a riot that someone dubbed turbine sounds into the soundtrack. I remember everytime they tied it up you could here it winding down. I kept thinking that it was one heck of a bilge pump!

For those of you that haven't seen it, some great shots of large outrages getting abused, but you have to put up with Bruce Willis playing the drunk washed up underdog cop...


lhg posted 07-05-2000 05:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
My own 25 Outrage, with me in it, was in a "made for television" CBS Movie of the Week back in 1991, and televised nationally at that time! It was called "Good Night, Sweet Wife, A Murder in Boston" and was about a fellow named Chuck Stewart who killed his pregnant wife, and when finally found out to be the killer, jumped to his death from a bridge in Boston. The movie was filmed in Chicago (City of Boston refused to allow the filming) and they were desperately searching for a Boston Whaler to duplicate the scene where his body was fished out of the water, by none other, a Coast Guard Boston Whaler!! It was an interesting experience to be in the film, and they even paid me $1000 for the effort. My boat was also hired to be in "Backdraft", also filmed in Chicago, but the footage got cut.
kingfish posted 07-05-2000 05:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Larry, (as Sidney Greenstreet so eloquently said it) "By gad, sir, you are a character!"

I told Louis Kokonis that if I ever grew up, I wanted to have a boat like his; I am currently thinking that if I ever grow up, I want to have a life like yours!! ;-)

Great stories-


triblet posted 07-06-2000 12:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I may be getting older, but I refuse
to grow up.


lhg posted 07-06-2000 01:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
That's the problem with all of us Whaler guys. If we had any sense, we'd all graduate up to the Euro 45' Sea Rays, complete with wet bars, cocktail tables, lounge seating, recessed lighting, bedrooms with attached bath, and generally all the comforts of home, and instead, have a Whaler for a tender!
kingfish posted 07-06-2000 05:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     

Never gonna grow up, never gonna grow up, never gonna grow up...No matter how many times I say it though, my hair still keeps getting lighter and less, and my pieces and parts keep breaking down...But I will not give up my Whaler until they peel my *cold*, *dead* fingers from around the throttle on my center console - or something like that...

Long live the lost boys! (Larry, sometimes in moments of weakness, I do wonder about "the life" on a 45' SeaRay with all the creature comforts, but then I think of all the places I've been fortunate enough to have boated in *my* boat by virtue of its trailerability and all the places I have yet to go, and I settle back in right where I am. Havin' my kind of fun my kind of way with a whole lot of easy options. Don't get no better than this...

TahoeChris posted 07-06-2000 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for TahoeChris  Send Email to TahoeChris     
I visited my buddy last weekend in the Delta (CA). He recently purchased a 2 year old 40 foot Bayliner or SeaRay (I don't pay attention to the make of the boat unless it's a Whaler). My wife and I spent half the day with him...SITTING ON THE DOCK NEXT TO THE BOAT. The bloody thing is so big it's a chore to get it into and out of the slip. I did get out on the water though, on his 6 foot Zodiac dinghy. Hard to relate how much fun that was. We left early so I could get home and take my Montauk down to Donner Lake for some evening fishing. No way I would ever buy a boat that 1) isn't a Whaler, 2) isn't trailerable and 3) forces my friends to wish they were out on the water instead of sitting on the dock. By the way, haven't seen the movie but if it's as good as the book, I'll be stoked. Happy whalin'.
jimh posted 07-06-2000 11:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
"The Perfect Storm" and I go way back...

We were down east in Nova Scotia in 1997. We flew in to Halifax and rented a car. On the car radio you can only get about 2-3 stations in most of Nova Scotia, and they're mainly CBC stations.

We were listening to "the literary hour" radio show with a young author whose book had just come out: Sebastian Junger and "The Perfect Storm."

We couldn't find the book on Cape Breton Island, where we happened to be, but as soon as I got back to the States I got a copy.

By the way, while in NS, we visited Port Hebert, Little Port Hebert, and East Port Hebert.

--Jim Hebert

jimh posted 07-06-2000 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Oops.... forgot to add...

It was being around all that beautiful water in Nova Scotia and not having a boat that convinced us we had to get a trailerable boat.

We bought a Whaler later that summer!


kingfish posted 07-07-2000 08:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Don't know if it was the same interview but at about that same time I was initially exposed to "The Perfect Storm" via an NPR broadcast featuring Sebastian Junger. I was so intrigued by his descriptions of the fundamental physics that affect and limit wave size, and by his treatment of various other aspects of the story that were further developed in the book, that I too rushed out to the library to get it. Didn't lead me to buy a Whaler (already had a Montauk), but it was a terrific read. BTW, Linda Greenlaw's book, "The Hungry Sea" (or "the Hungry Ocean", I'm not sure)is a great one, too.
Clark Roberts posted 07-07-2000 09:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Re: growing up> Most of us suffer from "Whaleritus", a social disease spread by casual contact for which there is no cure, only constant treatment required! And I for one hope that no one ever develops a cure... hey, they're always trying... Happy Whalin'... Clark.. the Old Man and the Sea
dgp posted 07-07-2000 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Clark, I refer to this social disease as "Whaler Simplex II". Don
lhg posted 07-07-2000 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Clark: I'm convinced the folks at Brunswick/Sea Ray think they've found a cure, or at least are working very hard on same.
Amputation & surgery, resulting in systematic removal of the supposedly diseased models, seems to be helping.

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