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noswah posted 05-23-2001 06:03 PM ET (US)   Profile for noswah   Send Email to noswah  
This is my first post and I love the site. I found a Boston Whaler (3A7546). It has quite a bit of damage, there is a 6 inch hole in the in the gunnell on one side and a 4 inch on the other side. The Evinrude 90 is froze up. The center console is broke off and the steering wheel is broken, a patched 6 inch hole in the bow. It was caught under a pier and took a beating. I think I can buy it for 1250.00 to 1500.00 All the rails are gone and windshield in broken, but it looks like I see a good boat under the bass boat insert. Should I buy it and is this a Montaulk under the top skin? Thanks in advance.
sr posted 05-24-2001 12:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for sr  Send Email to sr     
I think I would throw it back and troll some more. Really.
Clark Roberts posted 05-24-2001 08:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
My advice would be to forget it! Even if free, it seems that too much effort and $ will be needed! Just my opinion! Clark
mattr posted 05-24-2001 08:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for mattr  Send Email to mattr     
I am in the same boat you are (jeez...sorry about that is early... but really, I have to agree with these guys - keep looking. I've been looking for a whaler for over a year now - as soon as I have the $, I will be prepared to move on the right boat. I have found that just by poking around, you will find other whalers that will suit your needs better - even if you find one that needs work, at least weed out the work that will be overwhelming. Replacing rubrails, reconditioning teak and even some other fixerupper tasks are doable, but be wary of fixing huge holes in the hull, and shattered plexi - these repairs can add up very quickly and turn your "deal" into an expensive 6 month project...

Just my 2 cents...


ps - keep us posted if you find a good one - i'd like to hear all about it!

Chris J posted 05-24-2001 11:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chris J  Send Email to Chris J     
I'd offer maybe $500 if I really felt like taking on the project. $1200 is way high for a boat in that condition, in my opinion.
triblet posted 05-24-2001 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet has lots
of project boats.


Kelly posted 05-28-2001 11:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
I bought a '80 17' at the end of last year. I might have paid too much, but this is what I got for $5,800. Hull in good shape with no obvious(to me) major defects(needs bottom clean and paint); all rails in very good condition; needed center console(bought one from whaler)and will need helm seat at some time, but since I have two young children, the current bench will be fine for now; '87 70hp Johnson, rough looking but appears well maintained, electric start that works but when battery dead I can start with the emergency pull rope with a few tries(want new motor, but if this gives me one or two years I will be happy); electronics, radio and depth finder(look ok, but have not tried); new bimini top and a dodger that needs new canvas; new trailer; good battery; extra portable gas tanks; about 20 years worth of rope, buckets and stuff; and a nice old whalin man to talk about the boat and its history. I travel a little and stop at just about every marina I pass. For me, when I saw this one it took me about 5 minutes to decide. It is salty and has a few barnacles, but it just looked like my boat. What can I say. Good luck. Kelly

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