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posted 07-30-2001 04:43 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-30-2001 04:50 PM ET (US)
Might I be so bold as to ask "what is a Tashmoo"? Thank you kind person.
posted 07-30-2001 05:25 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-30-2001 05:43 PM ET (US)
Cool, never saw one that I recall.
posted 07-31-2001 07:58 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-31-2001 12:43 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-31-2001 04:15 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 07-31-2001 04:26 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-31-2001 04:39 PM ET (US)
Email me your email address and I will send you a zip file with a few photos.
posted 07-31-2001 04:44 PM ET (US)
Ran across a sold one, price not listed but maybe they could help. It does not list this one as a BW.
posted 08-01-2001 08:25 AM ET (US)
Little pricey out on the island.
posted 08-02-2001 12:20 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-02-2001 01:18 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-02-2001 01:21 PM ET (US)
Bill can you post a pic from the brochure? I have a 74 and it is not in that one.
posted 08-02-2001 11:49 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-04-2001 06:22 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-04-2001 02:19 PM ET (US)
Cool! Page 42? coming at us.
posted 08-14-2001 02:51 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-14-2001 04:52 PM ET (US)
A friend of mine had one on the Cape. I always thought it was a version of the Newport. Now I know.
posted 08-14-2001 11:33 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 08-15-2001 12:38 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-25-2002 10:33 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-25-2002 11:37 AM ET (US)
See Cetecea, page 52, for picture.
posted 09-25-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-11-2003 12:11 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-11-2003 01:48 PM ET (US)
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".
posted 03-11-2003 02:09 PM ET (US)
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
posted 03-11-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)
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.
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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