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Barry posted 12-16-2000 09:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for Barry   Send Email to Barry  
Well, Christmas is almost here. Time for me to think about shopping. Fortunately I only have to buy for my wife as she buys for the kids and everybody else.

I actually made it somewhat hard on her this year because I didn't ask for anything. After getting the Montauk this last summer and then making a number of purchases for it I felt guilty about asking for anything more. Every time I walk into the garage and see it there, I kind of feel like I have everything I need.

Although if wishes were fishes I wouldn't mind seeing a few items in my net. My "wish list" might include items like a Doel Fin, hydraulic jack plate, GPS, and/or forward shelter. Of course the ultimate Christmas present would be a larger Whaler, say a 22' or 25' Revenge with Whaler Drive and a Suburban to pull it with.

After reading lots of posts over the last several months I think I know what at least some of you would want on your list.
(in no particular order)
* compounder - forward shelter for his Montauk
* scottfarm1 - livewell for his Montauk
* Jay Star - 15' Whaler
* JimU - Garmin GPS
* blackdog - Garmin GPS
* Ray - antiglare dashboard material
* whalernut - 50-70 hp 4-stroker for Currituck, another Classic
* outrage - 19' low pro
* GeorgianBayBoater - rail for 13 and/or 15'er
* tspring - rail for 13'and how about a new keyboard, one where the shift key works ;-)
* SFALLEN - bow locker hatch for Montauk
* jxs226 - mooring cover for '64 Sakonnet
* LarryStick - 1971 21' Outrage, preferrably shipwrecked ;-)
* TRIDENT - jack plate for his Montauk
* Russell35442 - t-top
* bigz - 27 WA
* kingfish - maybe a bigger dock, for the next reunion?
* Clark Roberts - bigger boat yard?

Anyone else got anything to add either for yourself or others on the list? (Just in case I win the lottery!)

Here's hoping you all get what you want for Christmas!

Happy Holidays,

whalernut posted 12-16-2000 10:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Barry, I would love a 50-70h.p. 4-stroker for my Currituck. First off my wife would laugh hystericly if I asked for one, second if I came home with one Santa(ME) bought for me, I wouldn`t make it through the front door, and probably wouldn`t make it back to my pickup truck without a couple of shots fired at me from one of the many of firearms I have(she knows how to use them!)-WHEW! But awsome of you too wish it for me, maybee someday. Hope Santa is good to you`re Whaler! Merry Christmas-Jack Graner.
DIVE 1 posted 12-16-2000 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
Hey Barry,
Great idea-The Christmas Wish List
After seeing LHGs boat with a full transom and Armstrong bracket, the boys and I like the design.
What do you think - If I get the dive team together and we convert DIVE 1 to a full transom, would Santa(the Chief) surprise us with an Armstrong bracket and a new pair of counter rotating 225HP FICHT Evinrudes. We could retire those old 155s you saw on the boat at Put-In-Bay. Think about the reduction in fuel cost due to new efficient engines. We could probably reduce our emergency response time by 50%.
Hmmm-I'm thinking about it, now I'm laughing about it, I guess I better forget about it.
Merry Christmas
kingfish posted 12-16-2000 11:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     

Terrific, thoughtful post - nicely done!

We'll make room for you at the next rendezvous, larger dock or no. One thing that Santa might bring that would be useful, though (refer to JimH's group shot of the whole gang on our floating [sinking] dock at the end of day three) is some replacement styrofoam and some elves to pull the dock sections out and re-install it where the furshlugginer minks, muskrats and otters have chewed the flotation away!

Now that I think about it, Santa could get the Whaler site back on line, too. I showed my daughter tonight how to navigate to some Whaler-type accessories I would like on the Whaler website, and as soon as she kicked me out of the room and sat my wife down to get serious about ordering something, the website shut down! Looks like coal for me...

Merry Christmas to you and yours from this little corner of the Great White Midwest, Barry-


Clark Roberts posted 12-17-2000 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Barry, great post! Shopping hint for all> "Never get your wife a Marine Battery for Christmas!" Happy Holidays.. Clark
lhg posted 12-17-2000 05:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Barry - Congratulations on one of the more clever and interesting posts we've seen in a while. I think it's great that we can all have a little Christmas fun on each other!

Doesn't anybody have a keel roller trailer on their Christmas wish list?

Dive 1 - Thanks for the compliment on my 25, but the real credit goes to the Whaler people back in the late 80's who designed and built it.
I'd say your wish list for the Chief is about 25 grand! Although they might have to raise property taxes in Lakeside OH a bit to cover your noble request.

Kingfish - the next Rendezvous up there is going to be so large we'll completely sink your floating dock! Don't say we didn't warn you. Those little wild minks, incidently were cute little critters. How unlucky to have such nice fur!

My Christmas wish list is for continued health, success and happiness to all who frequent this site, and especially to JimH, so that what we have here can continue into the future.

And now, thanks to Clark's reminder, I guess I have take the battery back and exchange it for an SS prop.

An early Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all!


Keith Silliman posted 12-18-2000 06:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Keith Silliman    
It is amazing how much owning a Whaler has changed my life--. I told my wife not to get anything for me for Christmas, for the rest of my life, getting the Montauk made me that happy. Then she really she really surprised me. About two weeks ago, my '91 Toyota Truck went on life support :(. She was the one who suggested a new vehicle "one that could easily tow the boat, so I wouldn't need to borrow her Pathfindfer." That's how I aquired my new Nissan Truck.

I started a list of things I need to do from now through the Spring at the house we are building in the Adirondacks. I just checked the list-- it's quite long-- but over 75% of deals with the Whaler! (mooring, dock, fishing gear, gps mount,etc).

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

Jim-- Thanks for a great site.

Keith Silliman

andygere posted 12-18-2000 06:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I would add to the wish list a nice little fishfinder for myself, although the chance to take my Dad out striper fishing in my Montauk later this week will surely be my favorite "present" this year.

Happy Holidays and a safe and healthy new year to all!

triblet posted 12-18-2000 10:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
A garage stretcher so I can buy a bigger
whaler and get it in the garage ;-)

Chuck Tribolet

Georgian Bay Boater posted 12-19-2000 01:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Georgian Bay Boater  Send Email to Georgian Bay Boater     
Merry Christmas to all from the Great White North,
Thanks for the Christmas wishes Barry, if I had my way (and I don't) I would wish for much more " BOAT STUFF ".
Looking forward to getting on the water again and wishing safe passage to all.
JimU posted 12-19-2000 04:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
Our website is better than writing Santa. My elf-ette must be a whaler forum member under a "nom de plume". She gave me the Garmin GPS before Christmas! Now all I need is the mounting bracket to hold it on my console. Merry Christmas to all. JimU
compounder posted 12-19-2000 06:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
Barry: Thanks for including me on the list. I'm afraid I may have to wait until early spring on the forward shelter.

JimU: What model GPS unit did you get?

scottfarm1 posted 12-19-2000 06:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for scottfarm1  Send Email to scottfarm1     
You nailed it on the head. I would like a live baitwell, but I too, am ashamed to ask for it. I already have too much to be thankful for. Will keep on using the round 10 gallon igloo cooler I found beside the road on interstate 10. It fits nicely in the round corner at stern. Love my whaler---merry christmas. Too bad your not santa--Dennis
Tsuriki BW posted 12-19-2000 08:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
My wish, for myself, is that I had enough room on the CC to mount my Furuno 667 fish finder. However, don't think Santa can give me this.

The very best of happy holidays for all of you and a special thanks for your help and info. And a very special thanks for Jim for this board.


FISHNFF posted 12-20-2000 02:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
Well I got my new trailer last Christmas, a Garmin 162 for B-Day, and just installed a Merc 90 4 stroke yesterday. Hey! You can't take it with you!
hauptjm posted 12-20-2000 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Short of a sudden sale of the Boston Whaler brand being sold to a group of Whaler purist, I only wish to have good health, good fortune and smooth waters for my family and for my brethren here at the Classic Whaler Forum. May the wind be always at your back.
whalernut posted 12-20-2000 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
hauptjm,I`ll 2nd that motion. I would trade getting a new 4-stroker for my 73` Currituck, if Whaler was sold to a small group of Whaler pureists, I can live with my old oil burner for a little longer, say I`m crazy, but probably not the only one that feels this way. Mery Christmas-Jack Graner.
Steve Leone posted 12-21-2000 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
Steve hailing from California. That 4 stroke could be closer than you think. I know a fellow with 35 completely rebuilt and restored Homelite 55hp outboards. All guaranteed. Very reasonable. If anyone needs more info contact me. Happy Holidays to all, Stevo.

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