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mdinapoli posted 07-30-2001 04:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for mdinapoli   Send Email to mdinapoli  
As an old (original) owner of a 1973 whaler tashmoo and a new participant in this web site forum, I was hoping that someone could assist and advise on establishing a value and prehaps finding a good home for this boat that is in very fine condition and in need of an owner that would appreciate a fine classic whaler.
Bigshot posted 07-30-2001 04:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Might I be so bold as to ask "what is a Tashmoo"? Thank you kind person.
mdinapoli posted 07-30-2001 05:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for mdinapoli  Send Email to mdinapoli     
The Tashmoo was made between 1971 and 1973 on a 16'-7" hull. similar in appearance to the Newport but with a small center console and a full cushion front deck. A full wrap bench is behind the captains chair. the area behind the bench has a small deck and a hatch to access the plug area and various sorted wiring.
Bigshot posted 07-30-2001 05:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Cool, never saw one that I recall.
sorcerer posted 07-31-2001 07:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for sorcerer    
Lake Tashmoo, Martha's Vineyard!

Must have been named after the Tashmoo Indians or the Lake would be my guess.

About a year ago saw an ad for one on the Cape think it had a recent 90's motor wanted $9,000! The layout as described would be more in tune to lake use.

mdinapoli posted 07-31-2001 12:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for mdinapoli  Send Email to mdinapoli     
Sorcerer, Thank you for the input. I was beginning to think that the vast resources of the internet were limited to the common form of Whaler.
sorcerer posted 07-31-2001 04:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for sorcerer    
mdinapoli you wouldn't by chance have a photo or two of the boat? I really would like to see it!

When I read that ad thought the dealer had just goofed on the name, happens sometime.

Can you give us a bit of history on her? How is she powered?

Thank you

bigz posted 07-31-2001 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Hmm, not questioning your Tashmoo, are you sure it was made by Whaler? Just maybe it was made by Tashmoo Boats Corp, 15 Cooke, Tewksbury, MA!

I don't recall every having seen one or Whaler adverising one back in the 70's.

mdinapoli posted 07-31-2001 04:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for mdinapoli  Send Email to mdinapoli     

Email me your email address and I will send you a zip file with a few photos.

Chap posted 07-31-2001 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Ran across a sold one, price not listed but maybe they could help. It does not list this one as a BW.


Bigshot posted 08-01-2001 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Little pricey out on the island.
sr posted 08-02-2001 12:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for sr  Send Email to sr     
funny, I had never heard of a tashmoo until monday this week. A backhoe operator working in our yard noticed our whaler and said that he had a tashmoo, purchased in the early 70's from the local defunct whaler dealer. He Described the boat the same as mdinapoli. He further described towing the boat from british columbia, to every lake in ca. and to baja. He smiled with his remembrances of "surfing" with the boat in so. cal and launching it off the top of large rollers heading back out to catch the next set. It had to be a whaler.
BillS posted 08-02-2001 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for BillS  Send Email to BillS     
I believe the Tashmoo was only made in 73 as I could only find it in the 73 Whaler catalog. It is probably a rarer boat than the Menemsha.
Bigshot posted 08-02-2001 01:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Bill can you post a pic from the brochure? I have a 74 and it is not in that one.
BillS posted 08-02-2001 11:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for BillS  Send Email to BillS     
Sorry but I don't have a scanner. Scanning a brochure is probably a violation of the copywright anyway.

Jim Knight at the Classic Whaler Association sells photo copies of old brochures for $5. Assuming he is still in business and you just gotta see a Tashmoo.

mdinapoli posted 08-04-2001 06:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for mdinapoli  Send Email to mdinapoli     
I contacted Whaler recently and was informed that production was between 1971 and 1973 although they could not find production fiqures. When my father bought the boat new he does recall the dealer telling him that the boat model was new for 1973. Who knows. At a service appointment a few years back at Russo Marine in Boston (one of the oldest local dealers) the Owner of the marina saw my boat and told me he had never seen a Tashmoo. It sounds like it might be very rare. I will send jim H several photos for posting early next week.
Bigshot posted 08-04-2001 02:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Cool! Page 42? coming at us.
noswah posted 08-14-2001 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for noswah  Send Email to noswah     

I think the Tassmoo and Whaler's Bass boat one in the same boat, so that would make them somewhat plentiful. If anyone needs interior deck lids or live well covers you can have them free just pay the shipping.
andygere posted 08-14-2001 04:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
A friend of mine had one on the Cape. I always thought it was a version of the Newport. Now I know.
jimh posted 08-14-2001 11:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This name "Tashmoo" is also associated with a rather famous boat on the Great Lakes. I think it was an excursion boat that used to run from Detroit on cruises into Lake Erie back in the early 1900's. There was big race between it and another excursion boat that ended up being neck-and-neck for a hundred miles or more.

It is interesting how the name "Tashmoo" keeps being associated with boats. I wonder what the underlying link is?


Tsuriki BW posted 08-15-2001 12:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     

Among the respected people of Aquinnah was Quampechi, whose son Tashmoo was known as a swift runner. Quampechi had a dream - believed to be a gift by Manitou, the Great Spirit - where she saw Tashmoo discover a beautiful, clear spring, such as none that had ever been known before. For many days, Tashmoo searched for the spring. But none he found were like the one his mother had seen in her dream. Finally, as he was about to give up his quest and head back to Aquinnah, he stopped to rest. Here he looked about and saw the land sloped gently to a shore of a small lake whose blue waters sparkled in the sunlight. He had found the water of his mother's dream. Joyously he gave gratitude to Manitou, to the sun, to the moon, and to the stars and then began to run swiftly back to Aquinnah. Today, Lake Tashmoo and the spring provide Vineyard Haven with its water supply. Experts say the water is "the purest in the world." At one time the water was even bottled for nation-wide distribution.


Scully0007 posted 09-25-2002 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Scully0007  Send Email to Scully0007     
We have recently been trying to find some information on my Grandfathers Whaler. The factory said it was a Tashmoo. Here is what they sent me.

"According to Whaler's records; serial number 3A5335 was built in our Rockland, Mass facility as a 16'7" Tashmoo model and was originally shipped out to Imperial Marine in White Marsh, MD on 2/28/72.
Whaler produced the Tashmoo model between 1971-1973. The Tashmoo included all of the Bare Hull Equipment plus; lights,
plexiglass w/shield, stainless bow rail, stainless console rail, mechanical
steerer, swivel pilot seat, cushioned stern seat, forward platform with
vinyl covered cushions and bolster, fore and aft lifting eyes, bow bitt,
port and starboard storage compartments, forward storage locker with
fiberglass hatch.

Rick Dewees posted 09-25-2002 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rick Dewees  Send Email to Rick Dewees     
See Cetecea, page 52, for picture.
jameso posted 09-25-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
I am suprised that more people on this forum did not know the Tashmoo model!
This is the original Newtauk and really a nice lake or inland boat. If I were closer to Boston I would consider it.
Jim Armstrong
Aphis posted 03-11-2003 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Aphis  Send Email to Aphis     
I am the proud owner of a mint / bristle Tashmoo Hull # #A6031 laid up in 1973. The boat was stored inside a garage for 27 years. Used one time by the original owner, and put up since his son did not like the water. I had the opportunity to purchase the boat and clean out the garage. Stored under a tarp all these years the boat is showroom new along with a 1973 Johnson 75 HP engine. That was properly fogged and running on one pull.
Bigshot posted 03-11-2003 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Start this thread by yourself and give us some info or maybe even a website where you have pics. I think EVERYONE would be interested in see and talking about a "time warp tashmoo".
JW posted 03-11-2003 02:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for JW  Send Email to JW     
I have a price list effective March 1,1972 that shows the boat listed.It is the most expensive 16'7" hull at $2588.00
mobey posted 03-11-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for mobey  Send Email to mobey     
Howdy fella's,

There is a Tashmoo Whaler in my family. One of my uncles bought it new in the summer of 1972 with a new 100 HP Johnson. I was there the morning he picked it up. The boat was purchased in Sister Bay, WI (Door County). He immediately drove it about 2 miles over to Anderson dock in Ephraim for it's first day of water skiing. I was 9 years old at the time. I remember thinking it was the coolest boat ever. I learned to water ski behind it, and was the first "big" boat I drove by myself. Good memories.

About 7 years ago the boat was aquired by another uncle of mine who refurbished it. I have been talking with both of my uncles, and have been assured that I am next in line to purchase it. I suspect it will become available in the next year or two. I'll be happy to keep it in the family.

About two weeks ago I had a long talk with my "original owner" uncle about the boat and other whaler stuff. He said that the Tashmoo model was devised by one of the higher-ups at Whaler. They wanted a more family friendly/ ski friendly boat for their personal use. Tashmoo was born. It was an expensive model especially when outfitted with some available options. My uncle's boat was purchased with most all of the options. The boat has: fully cushioned fore-deck, bow and side rails, smoked plexi-glass bow screen, single pedistal cusioned driver seat with back, rear seat/ stern cover piece (over (2) 6 gal. gas tanks and battery - really neat setup) with seat back, etc. There is no wood in the boat, all pieces are fiberglass. The console has no base - it is set upon and fastened to the back portion of the elevated fore-deck. It was built for the 71 - 73 model years and was not a big seller.
He said he paid about $5,500.00 for entire the rig (new) back in 1972. With the 100 HP Johnson it would go about 47 MPH, driver only.

The bass boat is a different model, yet appearently shares some similar elements. I believe most of the above info is correct...Oh well, I tried...

Good Day, mobey

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