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MikeC posted 08-10-2001 07:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for MikeC   Send Email to MikeC  
I sold my 20 ft Revenge last night and I had to have another play boat.I went to look at a 1961 13 footer last night that was supposed to be in good shape and it was totally crap.I was driving down the road today and saw a mint 1979 13 with a 35 hp Evinrude on it and I just had to stop.I picked it up for 2700.00 and its reall nice and all original.Why didnt anybody tell me these little boats were so much fun.I love this little thing.Well I just had to share that with somebody.
Eric posted 08-10-2001 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eric  Send Email to Eric     
Sounds like a real score! Enjoy it.
tspring posted 08-10-2001 11:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for tspring  Send Email to tspring     
hey where did u see the 1961 13ft boston whaler for sale i would fix that up try to get some info for me thanks.
MikeC posted 08-11-2001 12:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for MikeC  Send Email to MikeC     
That 1961 is located in Cazenovia, NY I looked at that boat last night.That is pretty rough and all the wood is missing.The transom was filled in to make it 20inches and the sides are painted red with a dark blue interior.I would pass on that one,it has been for sale for a long time.You would be better off building one from scratch.
Dr T posted 08-11-2001 12:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
There is a reason that so many 13's have been sold.

They have more fishing deck space that most 17 ft bass boats.

They have more carrying capacity that many boats 18 ft and under.

They are incredibly stable (though a bit rough in chop).

They are nimble.

They can go many places larger boats cannot.

They are economical to operate (see the milage calculations thread started by jimh in the performance section).

They are fun to drive. You are so close to the water and the freeboard is so low that the sensation belies the speed.

I have had mine since 1989. I would really like to get a Montauk since the kids are getting into high school and the bigger boat would make a good way to have fun with them and their friends (and provide me a very capable fishing platform).

But if I do, I will keep the 13. The kids will probably want to use it when they have children of their own.

Bigshot posted 08-13-2001 11:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
13's are a blast! Wait till you see how longa atank of gas lasts. Just remember to stay close to shore if the wind starts to pick up, you can crush a vertebrae in those things
L A posted 08-13-2001 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for L A  Send Email to L A     
13's really are a blast! I've used mine to run to Cat Island (7 miles), Horn Island (8 miles) and once made a return trip from the Louisiana marsh 30 miles in 1 hour flat on 3/4 tank of gas. Bigshot is right about the back pain, the long trip was when I was a lot younger.
180 posted 08-13-2001 03:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for 180  Send Email to 180     
Tell me about your Revenge. I just bought a 1981, 22'.
Chris posted 08-13-2001 06:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chris  Send Email to Chris     
Do you think a 15 is a better boat due to the ride?
MikeC posted 08-13-2001 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for MikeC  Send Email to MikeC     
180,I cant really tell you much about the Revenge I had because I only drove it twice.I had about 1500.00 into it and sold it for 6500.00.It was a good deal for the guy who bought it,it ran great and was in nice shape.I really love the little 13,I have more time on my 13 than my old drag boat that I had for a year and I just got the 13 last Thursday.They are easy to launch and great on gas.
Diver posted 08-13-2001 09:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Diver  Send Email to Diver     
Hey Mike, did you pick that up in Texas NY?
If you did, you beat me to that one. I saw it one day then the next day it was gone.
MikeC posted 08-13-2001 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for MikeC  Send Email to MikeC     
No,It was Mexico NY and its in really nice shape.
MikeC posted 08-14-2001 06:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for MikeC  Send Email to MikeC     
Hey,I just figured out Texas NY and Mexico NY are right next to each other.It was sitting at a Mikes Marina in Mexico point.Are you from this area? I live just south of there on Oneida lake on Muskrat Bay.
Arriba posted 08-14-2001 09:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Arriba  Send Email to Arriba     
Wow, it is great to finally find another Revenge 20 ft owner. Mine is a 1977 model that I have reconditioned and I love it. I had worked on it all winter and it is in a slip in the water. I am amazed at the number of people who recognize the model and stop by for a talk. I have a couple questions. I have had trouble clearing the drain hole on the deck right in front of the capt's chairand I wonder gow it functions. Does it go to a bilge area and then to the to the bilge pump pit? Is there a tube running from tha drain opening to the bilge or should it go directly to the bilge pump pit?. I plan to take the fuel tank cover off this winter, but all is OK except I want to be sure the drain is functioning properly. The drain appears to empty into the bilge are and then into the bilge pit and be pumped out by the bilge pump. Does the slant of the boat when you acellerate clear the bilge area fully? I sure appreciate any info you can give me.
MikeC posted 08-17-2001 07:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for MikeC  Send Email to MikeC     
I didnt have the drain hole in front of the seats.The 1977 model is a whole different bird.I really prefer the looks of the one you have.

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