Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: The Whaler GAM or General Area
  To Buy Or Not

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   To Buy Or Not
Dick posted 07-16-2001 08:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for Dick   Send Email to Dick  
I found a 13 hull that had been stolen and allmost everything removable was removed. The hull doesn't have any major damage, but probably has absorbed some water through open screw holes.
Boston Whaler confirmed that it left Rockland 3-25-88 as a 13 Super Sport.
The bow rail, chock and bow light assy and the stern light brackets are there. Everything else is gone.
The owner wants $800.00 on a trailer. No motor.

Give me some advice.

counterstrike posted 07-16-2001 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for counterstrike    
Buy it!
dscew posted 07-16-2001 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
Weigh it!
tbirdsey posted 07-16-2001 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for tbirdsey  Send Email to tbirdsey     
buy it!
willyjoe1 posted 07-16-2001 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for willyjoe1  Send Email to willyjoe1     
i have a montauk and a 13 sport, but last 3 years use my 13 more than the montauk, because i offer go fishing by myself, that 13 lot easy travel, go around lake, below dam and bay, go get this little baby, you will enjoy her as much as mine, good luck
Dick posted 07-16-2001 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have A 1999 Montauk now, which I wouldn't trade for anything. I am thinking of the 13 as project to restore and the re sell. Don't think a 13, as nice as they are, would ever be used instead of the Montauk.
Bigshot posted 07-17-2001 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Doubt much water got into the hull. Turn upside down and let it set for a while. $800 is a bargain. What I have seen that woorks nice is starboard instead of wood. looks great but seats have to be reinforced or they will droop. I also replaced some wood with Pine and staine it Mohagany, looked damn good. We called it the Buddy Davis.
Tom W Clark posted 07-17-2001 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

Don't buy some crappy old tiny 13 footer that's all beat up and stolen and such! And by the way you already have a Whaler, and what would your wife say anyway.

Just give me the phone number and address......

Chesapeake posted 07-17-2001 10:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Another beautiful line by Tom Clark.

Dick: As you know, I am close to finish on my Nauset restoration. In May, a new neighbor moved across the street and was easily convinced to buy a 13SS project boat. He found one, an 87 13SS that needed alot of work. Like yours, the rails, stainless fittings and chock were perfect, but the interior mahogany and the exterior suffered from neglect and abuse.

We took him to our hardwood shop and bought a few hundredd $$ of mahogany and are starting the rebuild of the SS interior. She is already starting to look like a different boat. And now... I want it.

Go buy the boat. He paid about $2K for his, so yours sounds like a great deal.

Bob (Chesapeake)

Dick posted 07-17-2001 11:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
If I don't go for it you get first chance.

What time of the day do you usualy hang out at Voula's? I am usualy running around in that area on Modays & Fridays.

BTW the wife has allready approved the buy, but I am not sure I need another project.


JimU posted 07-17-2001 04:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
My experience: I bought a 1982 13 foot sport with 40 hp merc and trailer for $2300. Boat in perfect shape just needed waxing and a varnish job on the wood work. Assuming the engine to be worth 500 and the trailer 300 that leaves the boat at $1500. Hope this helps as a benchmark. I thought I got a great deal!!! JIM
CIELO3428 posted 07-17-2001 08:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for CIELO3428  Send Email to CIELO3428     
lhg posted 07-17-2001 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Considering the amount of work it takes to restore any not well cared for Whaler, I can't imagine how anyone could make a profit doing it. This is a labor of love, not money!

Most buyers of Classic Whalers are looking for a steal, and don't want to pay a big price for a beautifully restored one. Just read the comments on this Forum.

I have looked into doing this several times. I just can't make the numbers come out at all.

Dick posted 07-17-2001 08:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Who cares about a profit. The restoration would be taken on as an enjoyable project to renew the beauty to this magnificent boat. Should though be able to re sell and cover the $$$ I will have to put in it.
counterstrike posted 07-17-2001 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for counterstrike    
Buy it:
To Own it
To Pilot it
To Talk about it
To Use it
Er, sqewuze me, but "IT" does have a name!


Bigshot posted 07-18-2001 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Never lost $$ on a whaler yet and I have owned 11. Last year I bought a 76 montauk with a 86 115 johnson and a ratty trailer for $2450. Fixed it up(buff, wax, teak, paint engine,attahed and fixed railings, etc). Used it for a month and sold it to the first guy for $6200. That's how you make money. If you buy it right, it is already half sold. Dick That Whaler is a deal and with a few hundred and some love labor, you have a $2500+hull. You'll make money on it.
Dick posted 07-27-2001 06:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I bought it!
Turns out the bow rail that was included is for an older Montauk, complete and in pretty good condition.
I scrounged in my shop and found an original Whaler anchor locker hatch that fits, it's still in bubble wrap. Knew that some of this stuff I have been saving for years would come in handy.
Tom W Clark posted 07-28-2001 12:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Dick, you rat! And here I had cleared out a nice big work area in my garage for it....
Tsuriki BW posted 07-28-2001 01:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Congrats Dick..

Keep us posted on the restore...and for ......sake, takes pictures,,,lots of pictures..


Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.