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MarkGF posted 12-13-2000 03:41 AM ET (US)   Profile for MarkGF   Send Email to MarkGF  
Looking to get into 15 whaler for next season. I have two prospects one is a SS; the other a SS LTD. Both are in decent shape and for the most part equal in power and price. Having said this, does anyone have experience with these models.
I am looking to to use it for fishing half the time and cruising, tubing, etc.. the other half. Thanks to all and have great holiday season and happy new year.
george nagy posted 12-13-2000 09:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
Hello, I once had a 15' and loved it. It was a great hull, however cockpit space is minimal. I had a modified sport with only side rails. I think that both the ss and ss ltd have cramped interiors, especially the ltd. with its dual console. Also they both have bow rails that can interfear with fishing. I would go for a sport or a center console. The striper was also a good model. Maybe you should go with the ss because you have more customizing options. In any case enjoy which ever one you buy!
Outraged posted 12-13-2000 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Outraged  Send Email to Outraged     
Mark, I also have a 15` w/mid-ship rails. I love the boat. It is a 1983 w/50 hp. Merc on it. I use it for just cruising around & wave jumping and the motor seems adaquate for my needs. I like the open bow with no rail. It makes it eaiser to get on & off when swimming.The boat rides quite well,& handles 3` to 4`waves in Lake Michigan,no problem.Hope this info helps,and you`ll have fun with any whaler you get!
jimh posted 12-13-2000 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I have a 15-Sport. I think it is a great boat, but the only thing it lacks is a little back support for the helm seats. That is what the SS model added.

The 15-hull is very nice, really quite different than the 13-foot.

We have had our 15 out on Lake Superior and 8-10 miles offshore.

I think the wood components of the SS are much nicer than the SS Ltd's molded interior.

Our 15 has a 50-HP Merc 4-cylinder--a great engine and enough power for us. (Too old for water skiing and tubing.)

There are a lot of pictures of the boat in the "Sail-Logs" section of the website, for example, see:


sport15er posted 12-13-2000 09:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for sport15er  Send Email to sport15er     
Mark, I've got an '87 SS15 and love it, we're typically cruising around with 2 adults and 2-3 kids, more than that and you're getting crowded. Great for fishing, pulling tubes, general cruising; mine gets its push from 70HP.
Good luck in your quest!
MarkGF posted 12-15-2000 05:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for MarkGF  Send Email to MarkGF     
Another question is there great difference in weight between these two models. My concern would be trailering and engine perfromance since both have 50 hp powerplants.
Jay Star posted 12-16-2000 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jay Star  Send Email to Jay Star     

How Much are they asking?

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