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posted 07-27-2000 07:41 PM ET (US)
I found a Boston Whaler Temptation 22 from 1988 on a website today that I have fallen in love with, it has a new 454 with BravoIII outdrive. Has anyone been on one of these? It looks like a walkthrough but I cant tell from the picture. Where can I find the specs on this beast? Thanks for the help.
posted 07-27-2000 10:09 PM ET (US)
Welcome to the forum!
There were three sizes of Temtations, 20, 22 and 25. Beam on the 22 is 7'5", I/O weight was listed as 3350, max hp 240. From the rub rail down, it's a standard hull, just from the rail up, plus insides did the configuration differ. They were also offered in whaler drives, gil brackets or sea drives.
Very, very rare.
posted 07-27-2000 10:11 PM ET (US)
additional note -
It's not a walkthrough, and has a small cuddy under the deck.
posted 07-27-2000 11:05 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the info, the max hp concerns me. That 454 puts out at least 300 hp. Do you think the transom can handle the stress? I plan on having it surveyed befor plunking down the cash. $22,000 is what the dealer wants. I think they'll take 19,700. How does the boat handle? Seems like a whole lot of engine for a 22' boat. I like to fish on the Chesapeake Bay and I like to cruise with the old lady. I like the whaler because of the foam flotation and the lines are inspired. How do these fair as weekenders? Could you sleep on one? I know I can fish on it! And with 300hp I can really fish fast...
posted 08-01-2000 08:27 PM ET (US)
I own one of these very boats...Mine is a 1988 22' Temtation with a 7.4 merc coupled to a Bravo One. I have never heard of one coupled to a Bravo Three. I have owned this boat for three years now and paid $16,500 in Ohio (fresh water boat). We have stayed on board every weekend in the summer since. Bunks below are 7' match that up with a 26 Grady or 27 Wellcraft Coastal.
posted 01-23-2006 08:01 PM ET (US)
Best Temptation is a 25'
posted 01-23-2006 08:03 PM ET (US)
Smaller Whalers with the large block have speed but never the ride of a 25' in high seas.
I own a 1988 Whaler with 330 hours that rides like a dream in 6-7' waves. High and dry!
posted 01-23-2006 08:09 PM ET (US)
The 454 is rated at 360-365HP. Depending on fuel delivery (carb) I have the manual which can be obtained from Boston Whaler as an E-mail. I have the E-mail address of a guy at B. W. that was SUPER in getting me all the stuff I needed to know about my Whaler. Weight capacity etc. E-mail me for E address
posted 01-24-2006 11:22 AM ET (US)
I have an '89 Temptation 25'. GREAT Boat. There are pictures of Temptations in the Cetacea section on Page 39, Picture 11, Page 63, Piucs 11 & 12, and on Page 78, Pics 2,3, and 10. [Author here is not smart enough to imbed links, what a dummy].
You pretty much have to be either an athlete (which I'm not) or nimble (which I also ain't) to jump up on the foredeck for tying up a docks.
Ours has twin 200HP on them, though I seldom firewall the throttles, and is a great riding boat. Because they were a niche kind of boat, they are not for fishing, but cruising and watersports, and the price has suffered because of the small niche. Most are on traderonline for between 12K and 18K, even in good shape.
Again, it is just an Outrage-20, -22, or -25 with an added deck, so all of the basic Outrage specs apply.
posted 01-24-2006 11:40 AM ET (US)
posted 01-24-2006 04:55 PM ET (US)
The standard 454 in 1988 was 330hp, the 454 Magnum was 365hp. If your boat has a Bravo 3 drive it has been added in the last couple years, Mercruiser did not make the Bravo 3 until the mid to late 90's, and early ones had severe corrosion problems so be careful.
posted 01-25-2006 08:05 PM ET (US)
Exactly why I didn't bum a ride in Ace's boat when I had the opportunity, I do not recall. However, Ace is correct that jumping over the dash and windshield didn't look like something to do in a short dress, heels, or after 3 beers. Ace has trailered his Temptation over more of the Southeast than I can imagine, and should be able to answer all your questions other than the ones specific to the I/O.
posted 01-25-2006 08:24 PM ET (US)
How do you get to the bow? I keep wondering about that, I was considering the 25 foot temptation as my next boat but was wondering about leaping over the windshield to tie up.
posted 01-25-2006 11:30 PM ET (US)
One gains access to the foredeck by standing up in the driver's seat. Then, with your left hand, you grab the top of the windshield. Then you put your right foot on the spring cleat. Carefully standing up, you then put your left foot on the on the same spring cleat, at the same time moving your right foot onto the smooth space in front of the windshield (at this point you have to have put some portion of your weight on the windshield to get your left foot up there. Finally, you rotate on your right foot and now all of you is on the foredeck. Now you can step off the foredeck with the bowline onto the dock and tie up.
An alternative way of docking is to have previously run a long line from the forward cleat and putting the bitter end in the cockpit. (That is why the line is rigged like that in the picture on page 78). Then, hope like hell that there is someone standing on the dock that you can toss the end of the line to that will secure the bow while you back down and steer with the engines into your slip.
One gains access back into the cockpit by stepping down from the dock into the cockpit. It's that simple. I have not yet found a graceful way of moving from the foredeck into the cockpit without using a dock as an intermediate step.
As an alternative, if you are not short for your weight like I unfortunatley am, you can wiggle through the hatch from the cuddy and get up on the foredeck pretty easily.
In spite of the lack of easy access to the foredeck, we really do love the boat. One of these days we are really going to use the cuddy cabin and camp out IN the boat instead of using boatels.
Thanks for your interest.
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