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The_Ox posted 09-30-2001 08:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for The_Ox   Send Email to The_Ox  
Just got back from Disney World, was a great time. While I was down there I saw what what looked like 17 or 18 foot Outrage's or 17 foot Montauk's. They had the large "Boston Whaler" logos on each side. They were the Coast Guard boats of the Disney World water way's. They looked great but they could sure use a good cleaning. There was a lot of growth on the hull, the green slimy kind. Other then that it was nice to see them down there. I wonder if Boston Whaler donated the boats, there were a great advertisement for the company.
GAwhale posted 09-30-2001 10:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
I am certain that the distinction of being the official boat of Disney World does not come without a pricetag.

We were at Disney World three years ago and it rekindled the flame for me to buy a Boston Whaler. (Are you reading this Boston Whaler Corporate?)

We had a choice of a "Mouseboat" or Pontoon Boat (with a 15 hp outboard(I believe)). I told the girl at the ticket counter, "I want the Whaler". She replied, "Sorry, but that is our TOY!"

She said Boston Whaler was about to get them a new one because they had to remain very clean. Apparently the kids that work at Disney don't clean the boats.

Hoop posted 10-04-2001 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
Those are Outrage 17s, I think from about 1994. They have had them awhile. - Hoop
The_Ox posted 10-04-2001 06:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for The_Ox  Send Email to The_Ox     
It looks like they were not cleaned since 1994, well not in a few years anyway. I too wanted to take a Whaler out for a spin, but just the small Mouseboat's were avalible to us nonemploy's.
Ed Stone posted 12-02-2001 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
We took the kids to the magic kingdom over
the weekend and seen 17 Outrages running
patrol for the ferry boats.Your right those
Whalers could use a cleaning.

We also seen what appeared to be a 16ft.
dauntless at the marketplace.It looks like
those whalers take a beating 365 days a year.
Ed Stone
Draftmanswife posted 12-06-2001 04:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
The boats you are seeing at the Magic Kindom were purchased from a local dealer here in Florida in late 1993. Ya'll are right, the kids who work for Disney, don't take care of them. Hopefully, Disney will get a new "set" from Whaler, and make great deals on getting rid of the old one's. I'll keep my eyes peeled in the "Pennysaver" down here..
where2 posted 12-07-2001 12:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Back in the mid 80's when I was a teen, we camped at Ft. Wilderness in Disney. At the time, I had a 10' Zodiac w/ 9.5Hp Evinrude. I always thought it would be neat to smuggle a personal boat into Disney's lake and wander around. Unfortunately, Disney does not allow personal boats on their lakes and waterways. (The Zodiac could have been smuggled in, but not a Whaler...) Every time I visit Magic Kingdom, I remember that thought in the back of my head... You can only go so far in the canoes they rent. Of course, we went places we weren't supposed to go in the canoe, but that was part of being a teen. :) Someday, I'll look at their waterways and determine if they are completely self-contained, or if they eventually lead off-site. I know they use alot of sheet pile dams to maintain water levels.

My next suggestion for Disney: Open the waterways to Kayaks and Canoes for a daily fee.

Ed Stone posted 12-11-2001 09:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
I was told the whalers were on loan,and all
motors and maintenance was to be furnished
by disney.Also the accutrack 17 outrages
did not come out until 1995.
Ed Stone

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