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|Author||Topic: Sinkable Whaler|
posted 07-25-2001 09:57 AM ET (US)
I was visiting with a friend who works for USGS. His shop uses Whalers of all sorts. The largest one was a commercial 25 foot plus Whaler that he said was not an unsinkable model as it was not of the sandwich foam construction. Are there such Whalers?
|Tom W Clark||
posted 07-25-2001 10:38 AM ET (US)
Apart from the recently discussed "Voyager" there are "Boston Whalers" that are not foam sandwich construction. In fact, they are not even fiberglass! Whaler produced (how many I don't know) some aluminum boats for civil and military service. The first that I know of was produced by (I want to say Munson Marine) here in Edmonds, WA under a subcontract from Whaler. Whaler designed it but did not actually build it. How this strange arrangement came to be, I don't know. I believe other similar, but different, boats were built as well.
Whaler's line of "Super Cat" catamaran sailboats were also not foam sandwich construction, but I doubt the USCG makes use of many of these.
posted 07-25-2001 10:40 AM ET (US)
They also made defaltables in the 80's. POP!
posted 07-25-2001 01:45 PM ET (US)
I got pix of a BW inflatable over the weekend
and e-mailed them to JimH for Cetecea.
posted 07-25-2001 03:15 PM ET (US)
I have a few catalogs with them in it. Never understood that except that 13's were on every boatdeck in the world except for inflatables. maybe they wanted the name to be monopolized. The catboats were even more puzzling. The Harpoons i understand being I was raised on a squall. The Impact will probably flop but who knows. This would have been more fitting if Reebok still owned them. Then it would be like a sneaker boat.
posted 07-25-2001 03:41 PM ET (US)
I'm not sure if it is still there, but you can get a good look at one of the 36' Aluminum Whaler on www.Yachtworld.com
|Tom W Clark||
posted 07-25-2001 05:35 PM ET (US)
Wow! The only civilian built boat of its type, and only $340,000 used.
Built by Pacific-Victor of Seattle
posted 07-25-2001 08:21 PM ET (US)
Now that is an interesting boat!
posted 07-25-2001 08:43 PM ET (US)
What and no air conditioning! Damn, and I was about to send them a down payment.
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