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TunaWhaler posted 07-20-2001 12:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for TunaWhaler   Send Email to TunaWhaler  
First time on this board but I have a couple questions:

I'm looking at buying a 1976 13' sport w/35 Evinrude and trailer for around $3700. The boat has the optional seatbacks and rails. The couple use it as a tender for their yacht and apparently have it stored and the motor tuned at the end of each season.(they're in the northeast. The husband is a whaler fanatic and claims the boat is in like new condistion. I've seen pictures and agree that it's in great shape.

Is this good deal? And, I want to use it for fishing (mostly lake and pond), but just fishing - therefore I don't want to get a fishing "only" boat. The 13' whaler seem to be the most versatile bopat in the world. Is my correct here?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Chesapeake posted 07-20-2001 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Seems a bit high for a '76 -- although if it is perfect and it has the light blue interior, it might be what you are looking for. Older 13s seem to be in the $2K - $3K range.

TunaWhaler posted 07-20-2001 01:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for TunaWhaler  Send Email to TunaWhaler     
Thanks Chesapeake. The interior of this boat is dessert tan actually, which I believe they switched over to in 1972. The owners say that people routinely ask of the whaler is "new", so it must be in pretty decent shape. What's the best way to check the integrity of the hull?
andygere posted 07-23-2001 11:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
My Dad recently sold our '73 13 with a tired mid 80's 40 hp for $3500. The boat was clean, but the wood needed a new varish job. It had spent many years on a mooring before coming into our family, and I did an extensive restoration on it about twelve years ago. It did not have rails or seatbacks, but was otherwise original. I'd say that's an ok price if the condition is a nice as you say. Consider the motor to be worth nothing unless it's much newer than the boat, although it may still give you years of service if it was well cared for and seldom used. It is a very versatile boat, and you won't be dissapointed. I was sorry to see ours go, but it was at my Dad's house 3000 miles away, and he replaced it with a 16 Dauntless.
Bigshot posted 07-24-2001 09:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I am not one to say what is right or wrong, but let's say I would rather be the seller in this deal.

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