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reeltime2 posted 12-28-2000 12:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for reeltime2   Send Email to reeltime2  
I have an opertunity to purchase a 1988 11 ft S.S w/ a blown engine for next to nothing. I cant find specks on this model anywhere I know max hp is a20 but I need to know,
1) capacity (people)
2) capacity (weight)
3) capacity (swamped)
4) hull weight (s.s. model)
5) outboard shaft length
Thanks in advance for any help,
Rick Luchesi
Lil Whaler Lover posted 12-28-2000 01:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lil Whaler Lover  Send Email to Lil Whaler Lover     
Specs for 11 SuperSport:
1. People Capacity is 3
2. Weight capacity is 560 pounds
3. Swamped capacity is 750 pounds
4. Hull weight is 250 pounds
5. 15" shaft length

Hope this helps. Dave

reeltime2 posted 12-29-2000 08:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for reeltime2  Send Email to reeltime2     
Thanks Dave, any idea what a 11 will do(mph wise) w/ a 25 hp on it?
Easy E posted 12-29-2000 11:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Easy E    
I have a friend with a 88' 11' with a 99' Johnson 25hp commercial(tiller steer).It does 35mph with just him and the gas tank with factory prop.I rode on this boat once with the engine on 3rd pin and never again!The boat started dancing 3seconds after it planed off.I wouldnt recommend this engine for the 11 unless your gonna add a steering wheel.Before the 25 he had a 15hp yamaha it would do a safe 24mph.-Easy E
bigz posted 12-29-2000 12:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
EasyE, the 11 ss has steering as standard. The boat was designed as a yacht tender or a play toy --- take your pick ---

Rick, so if it's a good deal on the hull buy it and then pick up a used 15, 18 or 20 -- the smaller used engines usually can be had at reasonable prices and for the most part are bullet proof --- remember these little hp engines haven't spend most of there time at WOT!

Remember there was never a big demand for these little guys so if your thinking of a re-sell be prepared to possibly loose some $$$ depending on how much you pay for a motor!


reeltime2 posted 12-29-2000 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for reeltime2  Send Email to reeltime2     
Easy- the S.S. model has the mahogany side consol & seat w/back rest. Im looking to get a little out of control with it, so a 25 should be good for me.

I know you guys are thinking I should stay w/ rec. hp rating but the merc 20 & 25 weigh the same. What are the cons of overpowering in my case?

Bigz- I was thinking the same thing about demand of these little boats. But I can get the hull for $600 & new merc 25 for $2100 it does have a pully stearing system but Ill probably change that to a teleflex cable.

I always keep an eye on the whaler market here in S. Florida & there have been several 11 footers w/ fairly new power that sold from 2500 to 3300 fairly fast. So I dont think ill lose too much.

I just have to decide if I want a boat that small.

Cons- Its an 11 footer

pros- Its the only size boat I can aforrd to
repower right now.

I just moved to a condo on the
intercoastal & the boat belongs to a
neighbor who keeps it on the dock
via a davit & he will let me keep it
there for free.

Im getting whaler withdrawls after
selling my 15 s.s. & I will own one

Hopefully Ill have a new project this weekend.

Easy E posted 12-29-2000 01:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Easy E    
With the 25hp im sure u'll have a fun little jetski err i mean whaler.I've never heard of a 11' whaler in super sport model.Must be kinda cute.You know with a 30hp johnson and a the right prop you could try to hit 50mph..heh im kidden.Well good luck.-Easy E
whalernut posted 12-29-2000 02:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Rick, I know what you meen about Whaler withdrawl. I sold my 71` `13 Sport to buy a bigger Whaler, and when I coudn`t find that (just right) bigger Whaler I went thru the gamett of buying other boats, big mistake. Finally in the spring of 2000` I found my girl, 73` `16 Currituck, my withdrawls came to an end! Buy that Whaler and if you ever want a larger one, don`t sell that `11 footer unless the bigger Whaler is in the bag. Good luck-Jack Graner.
bigz posted 12-29-2000 02:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Ok I hear yeah Rick, since it will be just a play toy go shopping for a good used engine would be my suggestion. They are plentiful, dealers usually have a number sitting around the shop that have already been checked out then maybe at the most you'll only have another grand in her --- I would buy the hull then take a bit of time to decide on the power --- Z

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