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dgp posted 03-26-2001 04:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for dgp   Send Email to dgp  
Ok all you Whaler "burnouts", I rec'd in today's mail an offer from the Danbury Mint to buy a 1/24 scale replica of the Nauset.
Wood console and seat, Merc 800 and trailer.
All for $124.
Jack Graner: you'll love the blue interior but it doesn't have your rub rail.
Larry Goltz; the bottom's painted!
Dunno if this is offered on their web site yet. Don
whalernut posted 03-26-2001 05:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Don, this is great news, I gotta have one! I didn`t even know they had a site? I really hope I get an offer in the mail. Thats funny you should mention the rubrail, that is the only thing I didn`t like about the pre-73`s. But no big deal, love those old Nausets! Do you know of Danbury Mints website? Thanks for telling all of us about this wonderful find! Regards-Jack Graner.
B Bear posted 03-26-2001 05:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
I got one in the mail today also. It has a merc 800 outboard that can tilt up for trailering and turns with the steering wheel, fishing poles, paddles, fuel tanks, console dials and compass, life jacket, wooden forward hatch with anchor, and a very detailed bunk and keel roller trailer that can hooked up to a 1:24 scale model car or truck. It is quite a model.
Jack there is no web site on the flyer, so just case they missed you here is the address:
The Danbury Mint
47 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06857
dgp posted 03-26-2001 05:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Call 'em, 1-888-854-7108.
whalernut posted 03-26-2001 06:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks guys! Regards-Jack Graner.
wildeone posted 03-27-2001 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for wildeone  Send Email to wildeone     
I didn't get the flyer in the mail, but I did call the Danbury Mint and the lady said the Whaler would not be on their website, but give them your name and address and they will send the order info to you.
I gotta have one! (even though I own a Outrage)this would be the boat that started it all!
whalernut posted 03-27-2001 05:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks for the info. guys, the Mint is mailing me the information too order the Nauset! I am so excited, I just can`t hide it! I am going to order one immediately! Yeh! Regards-Jack Graner.
lhg posted 03-30-2001 12:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Don, if the bottom's painted, I'm not buying!
But I think it's a great tribute to the Nauset that they're offering this. Please don't tell me they're doing a Sea Ray also!
Then I'll know that Brunswick bribed them.

It's curious that the boat would have a Merc on it, since as everyone knows, back then BW was thick with OMC and almost all BW's were sold by OMC Dealers. One had to look long and far to find a BW Dealer that handled
Mercury! The previously mentioned West Shore Marine in Douglas/Saugatuck was one of the very few, as was Stewart's Pilot Knob Marine on Lake George, NY.

BillS posted 03-30-2001 10:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for BillS  Send Email to BillS     
To see pictures of this model go to www.alterscale.com and click on the "1:24 boats" tab and scroll down to find the pictures. Then scroll back to the top of this page and click the "spy photos" tab to see pictures of the bow and the trailer. Be careful this site could start another hobby.
KCarlsen posted 03-30-2001 04:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for KCarlsen  Send Email to KCarlsen     
BillS, Thanks for the URL of the photos. I am definitely buying one. I think the detail is incredible. Thanks to all those that shared this information. Kurt
whalernut posted 03-30-2001 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I just looked at the Nauset. I didn`t notice any bottom paint in the Spy Photo? I did notice the Mercury engine-what gives here? Wheres the OMC? Also they forgot the Bow Rail-that is almost Sac-religious, I can`t belive they forgot that. I don`t know who the Mint consulted for this model, but these things for history were over looked?(Brunswick?) I am still going to buy one, after all I am an old Whaler nut! Regards-Jack Graner.
CDN posted 03-30-2001 04:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for CDN  Send Email to CDN     
Jack,

For the OMC option, just replace the old Merc for one of the Alterscale white 2001 Johnsons or Evinrudes! A repower job!

whalernut posted 03-30-2001 04:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
CDN, good call! I never thought of that one! Somehow, the new OMC`s wouldn`t look all that good on this Classic. Regards-Jack Graner.
Chesapeake posted 03-30-2001 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Jack: If it has no bow rail, then they must have configured it as a Nauset. If I am not mistaken, the bow rail was a Sakonet feature. Can't believe I am actually taking time to type this...
BW
whalernut posted 03-30-2001 07:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
The Bow Rail was an option at least on the Nauset, I almost bought a 69` Nauset and it had it. The Sakonet had alot of Mahogany in the Bow, etc. Why would you say "I can`t believe I am acctually taking time to type this". If it was too much trouble, why did you type it? Was that remark meant to be an insult? If so, don`t take the time to type it again! Regards-Jack Graner.
lhg posted 03-31-2001 03:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
The bow rail included as standard on the Sakonnet, but was a much used option on all the other models, including the Currituck and Nausets. I think it was about $150 extra, and many had it, including mine.

Here's one for you, Jack. There was a very nice optional forward deck option for the Currituck, also made of white painted wood, which leveled out the entire space from in front of the console, and replaced the front seat. It was nice for lounging, overnighting and casting.

whalernut posted 03-31-2001 06:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Larry, interesting info. I wonder how many opted for the Bow Rail option for the Currituck? Also for the Front Deck? Any clue? Thanks again Larry(I`m glad you had time to write this! HE-HE!).
JC posted 04-01-2001 03:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for JC  Send Email to JC     
These replicas should hold their value because they are fresh water only models...forgive me for stirring up that old pot. A lame april fools JC
lhg posted 04-01-2001 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Jack: I've seen a lot of Currituck/Sports with the bow rail. If I had your boat, I'd put a bow rail on it immediately. It will make all of the difference in the world for the big water fishing you do. You got it so cheap, what's another $600 for a CMI bow rail!! Go for it! You'll thank me. It will turn a sit-down boat into a stand-up boat.

The forward platform was not so common. probably becasue of price considerations. But it was a super addition to the boat.

whalernut posted 04-02-2001 05:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks Larry, I have been considering the either the Montauk bow rail or the Newport bow rail, I kind of like the Newport bow rail better minus the plastic windscreen on it. What do you think about the Newport bow rail, and should I go with the CML product or the new welded bow rail? I was leaning towards the CML. Regards-Jack Graner.
Chesapeake posted 04-02-2001 07:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Jack: I was surprised by the reation in your post above. I meant no insult to you or anyone else and was actually poking fun at myself for taking the time to make such a picayune point about a stinking front rail. Apologies if it was written so poorly as to make you think otherwise.

In reality, I only found out about this trivia last year when a former owner of my Nasuet told me he added the front rail to my boat in 1982 when owned it.

Bob

whalernut posted 04-02-2001 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Bob, I know we talked privatly and worked this mis-understanding out, and I am very thankful for that! I for one would like to say publicly that I am very sorry Bob for taking you`re post out of context, and I am embarassed, and at this moment taking my Big size 12 shoe out of my mouth! I am sorry Bob, and would like to talk on the forum with you in the future! Regards-Jack Graner.
Ed Stone posted 04-02-2001 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
I noticed the trailer shown under spy
photos.Is this a boat,motor and trailer
package?
I think that trailer could use some
extra rollers for added keel support.

I've already put that little Whaler on
my Xmas list.
Ed Stone

Ventura16 posted 04-02-2001 10:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
I guess I was one of the lucky ones on the Danbury Mint mailing list...as Bob (B Bear) mentioned above, the highly-detailed package includes boat, motor, trailer, and accessories (fishing poles, life jackets, paddles, anchor, etc.)

I'd be happy to scan the flyer in the morning and email pics to anyone who is interested in seeing the detail.

Just write to me directly...

Tom

whalernut posted 04-03-2001 05:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I just received 2 offers to buy the Nauset from the Mint to reserve them! I guess they messed up and sent me 2? I am sending both in and ordering 2! The rubrail is blue, it should be white? Regards-Jack Graner.
AC posted 06-10-2005 12:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for AC  Send Email to AC     
Here's a link:
http://www.alterscale.com/bassboat.html

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