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Chap posted 05-15-2001 03:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for Chap   Send Email to Chap  
Hello all,
Can one tell from the hull # if it is a CPD boat or not? Do only the CPD boats have a number in the rope locker(from old thread on a 22)?
Thanks again,
dfmcintyre posted 05-15-2001 04:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Chap -

I don't know about the rope locker, but one other identifier is the black (or red) dot in the gelcoat, on both hulls right by the Whaler logo.


triblet posted 05-15-2001 07:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I think most Whalers have a number in the
bow locker. I know my '98 Montauk (nonCPD)
has one. The HIN rules require one copy
on the starboard transom and one somewhere
else. It seems BW mostly (always?) used the
bow locker.


sport15er posted 05-15-2001 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for sport15er  Send Email to sport15er     
You're best course of action would be e-mailing Chuck Bennett with your #'s, he's a very knowledgeable person and always there to provide you with needed info.
lhg posted 05-15-2001 11:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
If your Whaler hull is NOT desert tan, and especially if it's grey, there's a huge percentage of chance that's it's a CPD model. Nor were they fitted out with any of the standard recreational components and interiors. But there are some recreational models that were done in special colored gelcoats, often the smaller Yacht tender models, or by a Dealer trying to establish some special identity for his Whalers. Lauderdale Marina often did this.

Don't confuse CPD boats with the recreational models that could be ordered with "Workboat" glass specs, or "Bass Boat" glass specs. These added additional weight of glass and resin to the hull thickness, but otherwise were identical to the standard rec models. Those specs were recommended for heavy duty or commercial uses, and go back to the earliest days of Boston Whaler.

Chap posted 05-16-2001 01:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Thank you all for the replies.
If it is a pre-83 boat, as possibly evidenced by the Normin pin and the console, it certainly is not worth what an '86 might be in similar condition. I'll try to obtain a # and mail Chuck at Whaler for history. From the photos it is obviously finished recreationally. I don't think I want a pre-'83 boat, same hull though?

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