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dd posted 06-14-2001 01:06 AM ET (US)   Profile for dd   Send Email to dd  
Great site! I am a sailboat guy. That said, the only power boat I could own is a Whaler.
My company just moved offices and now I have to commute 25 miles by car through rough traffic - or 12 miles by boat, through the San Francisco Bay. I want a 20'revenge, but you know how tough/$$ those are to find. Have found the following and want your honest opinion(s)
-"Boston Whaler 17' Cutty Cabin, 90hp Tohatsu, electronic trailor, proven warrior, salmon catcher. $9500.

The boat has fished the Pacific and can take more, but tell me about a 17' cutty...I have not been able to track this 'stock' boat through this site.

-17' might be small... but a cutty is a must for a commute boat on the bay.


triblet posted 06-14-2001 10:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Memnemsha (sp?). There are pix in Cetacea

Or, maybe a Radon add-on. Radon down in
Santa Barbara did a a sort of "camper shell"
for the 16' 7" hull.


dfmcintyre posted 06-14-2001 10:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
DD -

If it's a Menemsha(sp?), it's a rare early model 17 (actually 16'7"). It's will be considerably rougher and wet riding that a 20' Revenge, with the V hull will give.

Another alternative would be a 18 or 22 foot hull. I'd also think about an Outrage, with forward canvas.

Best - don

Chris J posted 06-14-2001 11:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chris J  Send Email to Chris J     
Price seems a bit steep, although I don't really recognize the description and you didn't mention the age of the boat or motor. I paid 10K for my 1981 Revenge with 1986 150 HP Evinrude, and it is a very clean boat (or was until I got hold of it). I'd suggest a little shopping around.

The over water commute is a great idea, but watch the weather. Even Whalers have their limitations.

andygere posted 06-14-2001 01:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
When I lived in Marin and worked in Berkeley, I often dreamed of a cross-bay commute by boat. Besides having a suitable boat (Whaler, of course), the other challenge is securing berthing space on both ends of the commute. I'm curious where you would be commuting from/to, and how you've solved this problem. BTW, I have crossed the bay many times in my Montauk (similar hull to the Menemsha) and it can bang you around a bit when the wind is blowing in the afternoon, as it almost always does. I would consider a larger boat.
george nagy posted 06-14-2001 01:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
I would love to see some of these Radon add ons, Any pictures out there? I think that maybe we could have a seperate section in reference or somewhere on after market whaler add-ons. I had a 15' sport with a molded fiberglass insert seats and console that was great. I have seen others. Jim what do you think?
dd posted 06-14-2001 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for dd  Send Email to dd     
Thanks for the feedback all. I know a larger boat would be more comfortable. I've spent many days doing race committe in a 17 footer on the bay to know how wet/rough it can be.
I would love to find a Revenge for $10,000 as that is my upper limit right now. I could do better next year, but summer's here so I want a boat real bad...

The commute would be from a buddy's house at Paradise Cay to Jack London Square - already secured the berthing. Would only do the trip a couple times a week and of course weather permitting. The stretch from Treasure Island to the lee of Angel Island on a summer ebbtide day would be the real killer. That's why I want a Whaler and a cutty...

I may go check out this boat for the fun of it, but it's up the coast a bit. If I do I will post a picture for you.

Dan posted 06-14-2001 09:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
If you've got 10K now, and will be in a better position next year, then find a boat in the 20K range, put down 5K and finance the rest. Buy quality, buy smart, and you can always resell, if need be. But spend 10K and get something that may cost money to fix or may not be up to the job and you'll have thrown away your money and not be having fun, either. There's a nice 25 outrage in Sauselito (sp?) on boat trader online, asking 23.5K. Maybe you could get it for 20K.
andygere posted 06-15-2001 01:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Sounds like a nice little commute. Good luck with your boat search.
Bigshot posted 06-15-2001 03:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
E-Bay has a 2o Temptation with no motor for 7600. That is the ultimate "revenge".

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