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alaskaTammy posted 05-11-2001 05:56 PM ET (US)   Profile for alaskaTammy   Send Email to alaskaTammy  
Ok, my turn for a question. A local guy owes me about $450-$500. He doesn't have the cash. His offer is for me to take his 13 off his hands. I don't know the vintage- it looks older thant he '84 13 that I have. It looks sort of rough to me. The rub rail is gone. It has been painted light (ugly) grey. The console is homemade wood. It has a 40hp Suzuki in running order. I think it's 'heavy'.

A friend has mentioned that some of these boats get water-logged, due to an older kind of foam in them. A Whaler dealer is telling me that "No, Even on the older ones, there are no water absorbtion problems". Is this fact or fiction?

And would you all do this trade? My hope would be to do some -minor- clean up, remodels & repairs & sell it (we already have a 13 & a 15 & looking for a bigger one). Also... any ideas on where to get parts or remodel ideas?

Thanks in advance for your opinions... And this boat doesn't have a trailor, although I plan to get oneand haul it out. It's tied at the harbor now...

Arch Autenreith posted 05-11-2001 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
I don't know...$500 for the Whaler, another 4-500 for a trailer, a couple more hundred for fixing up to what sounds like to me a marginal Whaler that's been repainted to begin with. What shape's the motor in? Regardless, it doesn't sound like a deal to me that is, unless, there's no other way to get paid then your options are limited I guess. BTW, on ebay there's a used rubrail for the 13. Last bid I think was $25. Good luck.
Dan posted 05-11-2001 07:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Tell the guy to give you enough money for a one week ad in the classified section of your local paper. Try to sell the boat for $700 or whatever and split the extra $$ with the guy. Just a suggestion.
dscew posted 05-11-2001 08:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
I've seen enough posts to this site regarding water in Whaler foam to make me want to weigh any Whaler that has a questionable spot under the waterline. If you have any question about waterlogging, either weigh the boat or stay away from it. Just my opinion...
Tom W Clark posted 05-11-2001 10:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

According to the experts here, there certainly is the possibility of water in the foam. If this is the case with this boat, or if it is, then how bad is it with this boat, you will have to deduce.

As to it's value, I'd think $450 or $500 (which is it?) seems pretty reasonable especially since you're in SE Alaska (if I remeber correctly). Prices up there are higher than down here (though maybe not for Whalers. I've never seen such a density of Whalers as in SE) The questions you need to ask youself are: Would I rather have $450 or this boat? and, Do I really have a chance of getting cash out of this guy at all?

Arch, I believe Tammy is one of the bidders on that rub rail.

alaskaTammy posted 05-14-2001 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for alaskaTammy  Send Email to alaskaTammy     
Gosh, I love this forum! Yes, everyone and their brother seem to have a Whaler here. And if they don't- when the weather turns to s***, they'll wish they did!

Thanks for the input. I don't think I can get the $470 outta the guy. I don't wanna toake a guy to court over this sort of thing & I'd just as soon resolve this amicably. The boat looks heavy to me. The motor seems to run good.

And yep! I was a bidder on the rubrail. Forgot when the auction ended and didn't bid again. Drats! I may replace the rail on my NICE 13 and can use the old one on the beater boat...

Anyone know any other good spots (like auctions) for Whaler stuff? Also need somewhere to buy Calkins trailor parts!

triblet posted 05-14-2001 11:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Most trailer parts are generic. A passable
web source is /
BTW, I heard Calkins went out of business.
Story I heard was that business was fine, but
they wanted to retire, and couldn't find a
buyer for the business, so closed it down.


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