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miked posted 07-23-2001 08:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for miked   Send Email to miked  
I am novice boater looking to buy my first Whaler. Looking at a 1966 16' Currituck???. Wood looks good as does chrome. Engine is a 70HP Evinrude that seems like it will last a year or so. Hull seems weathered and faded from salt water use. Trailer needs work. What is a fair price? Should I wait? Like the 13' but seems too small. Not many of the 16' around. Any comments would be appreciated.
whalernut posted 07-23-2001 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Mike, I have a 73` `16 Currituck and love the shit out of it. Mine has a 75` 85 h.p. Johnson and it is plenty. The 70h.p. would be even better. Mine was in a little above average condition, engine in average condition, and trailer in average condition and paid $4750 for it a year ago in Mich. I would think the one you are looking at would be worth about $2500-$3000. Good luck-Jack Graner. P.S. I love the Blue Interiors of the 66`!
whalerron posted 07-23-2001 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     

I am curious. Why would you prefer the 70hp? I am running with a 70 and I was just wondering why you prefer it over the 90.

- ron

Bigshot posted 07-24-2001 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Weight and gas milage for 15 hp. I think the 90 Yamaha is a great alternative.
whalernut posted 07-26-2001 09:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Yes, for the weight and fuel savings. About 30-40lbs. and alot less fuel! Those V-4`s are very strong, but you pay in gas mileage! Also I agree the Yam. 90h.p. would be a good alternative, horsepower without the extra weight! Regards-Jack Graner.

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