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TRIDENT posted 07-19-2001 11:44 AM ET (US)   Profile for TRIDENT   Send Email to TRIDENT  
Can anyone give more information on this model Whaler from 1990 with Diesel engines?
http://www.boattraderonline.com/addetail.html?9836914
TRIDENT posted 07-19-2001 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for TRIDENT  Send Email to TRIDENT     
Here's Another with better pics:

http://www.boattraderonline.com/addetail.html?1157863

LarrySherman posted 07-19-2001 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
There is a 1991 model just like this for sale in Cos Cob, CT. I stopped by yesterday and looked at it. It is a BIG boat, full transom w/door, dual inboards, built in trim tabs. Very nice. If you want the phone number of the broker, let me know. It looks to be in mint condition. There was no model name anywhere on the hull that I could see.
TRIDENT posted 07-19-2001 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRIDENT  Send Email to TRIDENT     
I am not in the market for one yet, but I want to expand my horizons in the future to do some serious billfishing. I was wondering if this boat would fit the bill. I am also considering a 31 Bertram. I didn't see any mention of the 31 Whaler on this site, and wanted to get some more information about them in general. Cruising speed, range, fishability, etc.
Here's another:

http://www.boattraderonline.com/addetail.html?823043

bigz posted 07-19-2001 12:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
According to reports which came from BW's design staff this was the worst boat Mr.D ever bought out --- a big tub -- performance was terrible --- to much foam etc. etc. the next incarnation the 31-L was slightly redesigned under Mr. VanL and was better but still a clunker. Some good prices on these over the past year in boat trader -- make a great cruising boat if you put in a couple of new Yamars.

This one has been for sale for a long time --- dam good price now, think he started around $90-100 grand --- heck just the hull is pretty close to book on the price he is asking now --- though would have a survey done ---

Did quit a bit of research on these then settled on the 27 line --- if we just wanted a boat to party and socialize with and taking short cruises --- well it sure would be the ticket with the "Whaler" logo on her --- chuckle ---

Tom

JEvans posted 07-20-2001 12:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for JEvans  Send Email to JEvans     
I own a 31 and would be happy to let you know what to expect. You can't compare an inboard to an outboard they just aren't the same; the center of gravity is different. I use my boat to fish the canyons off NJ
(140 to 180 miles round trip) and can't beat the economy of the twin diesels. I looked at a lot of other boats before I chose this one. I have owned nothing but Whalers since I was a boy and still have the original Katama I grew up with It's a youngster at 31 years old. Feel free to email me if you want.
RussBel posted 07-24-2001 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for RussBel    
Trident,
There are 15 Whaler 31's for sale at this site

RussBel

jimh posted 07-24-2001 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Man, I hate those long URLs]
jimh posted 07-24-2001 10:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I don't think there really are fifteen different boats for sale in that listing.

I think in several cases the same boat is listed by different brokers. For example the boat in Holland, Michigan is also listed in Macatawa, Michigan. The photo actuallyshows a boat in Florida, (unless palm trees have taken root in western Michigan) and the listing refers to a broker in New Hampshire.

Go figure. Sounds like about five boats really for sale.

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