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WantaWhale posted 08-27-2001 10:20 PM ET (US)   Profile for WantaWhale   Send Email to WantaWhale  
Well I picked up the 11 supersport this afternoon. This thing is a blast. When I got back in town I took her to a nearby river and the little boat did great. One question: what little info I could find on this boat says max hp is 20hp. But plate in boat says only 10hp. Whats up with this? My dad thought that might be if you have tiller stearing. I have all the paper work (came in a whaler vinal pouch holder) so maybe its in there but so far I don't see it.

Anyway here are a few pics I took right when I got home if you care to look:

As you can see , I am going to have to remove the name and put back on the whaler stickers. Can I get these directly from Whaler?

Thanks ,

SuburbanBoy posted 08-27-2001 10:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
Wow, it is in great shape! You will enjoy your jewel.


browning20ga posted 08-27-2001 10:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
what a SWEET little rig. I was looking for a 15' Super Sport when I bought my Whaler. I found a 13'er I just couldn't pass up because of the price. I've never regretted going smaller. You'll have a ball in your 11'er and you won't get hurt on that boat if you ever do decide to go bigger.
Congrats & Enjoy,
RussBel posted 08-28-2001 12:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for RussBel    

Boston Whaler rates the 11' Standard (tiller)at 10 horsepower and the 11' Sport (wheel steering) at 20 HP. Why? Only BW knows. It doesn't seem likely that the 11' Standard was made with a weaker transom.


Barnett Childress posted 08-28-2001 08:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
She's in great shape! Looks like a blast to drive. Enjoy.
triblet posted 08-28-2001 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Looks to be in nice shape. Dunno about where
you are (AL = Alabama?), but in California
the registration numbers aren't legal:

- Not block letters
- Should have spaces not dashes
- Should have a 3" gap between sticker and

Check on the local rules and fix them as you
get a chance. Odds are the water cop won't
ticket you for it unless he's having a
really bad day or you give him some lip but
it's best to be prepared ("The previous
owner did that. I figured I'd fix it when
I got a new registration sticker."),


WantaWhale posted 08-28-2001 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for WantaWhale  Send Email to WantaWhale     
Thanks guys for the comments. When I get back up on my feet $$ wise, I will be asking advise on redoing some of the wood. Some of it needs work to be like brand new

RussBel : This model is the supersport with the built in boston whaler steering wheel. Thats what I don't understand. I wonder if they labeled them all 10hp or if this is some kinda of screw up?

Tom W Clark posted 08-28-2001 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

Gorgeous little boat! RussBell is correct, the tiller steer model was rated for 10 hp, the steering wheel version for 20 hp. This pattern is true for all the small Whalers: tiller steer/steering wheel 13', 20 hp/40 hp; 15', 35 hp/70 hp; 17', 50 hp/100 hp.

Could well be that the boat was built up by the dealer from a bare hull and thus the mysterious placard.

Don't know about Alabama, but your numbers would be legal in Washington.

WantaWhale posted 08-28-2001 02:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for WantaWhale  Send Email to WantaWhale     
Thanks for the reply Tom. As far the registration goes, here in Alabama they want the hyphen (although the space is ok). I am
trying to get current on all the rules etc.
And that brings me back to that placard.
Apparently about 2 years ago they passed a law here stating you can't have more HP than what the placard says. What do I do if I am stopped by the marine police and they see this?
All the paper work says it is a SS. The registration, orignal bill of sale, Wood locating diagram, Warrenty
card was filled out as an SS, everything except the placard.

I have emailed BW about this and waiting to hear something back.


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