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ron3637 posted 10-19-2001 05:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for ron3637   Send Email to ron3637  
I plan to fish mainly on the cheseapeak bay. I am thinking about buying a whaler in the 20-22 foot range. I am leaning towards an outrage model for smoother ride deeper v etc. I want to purchase a used boat. What would be a price range for well kept 1998 21 foot or a 22 foot whaler outrage with the largest outboard motor,trailer, and the usual quality electronics. i know this is a hard question but i just want to get a range thnaks ron POs if you would recommend another model please let me know. Thanks again
JFM posted 10-19-2001 05:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Ron, a good place to start is run a search on boat trader on line. You can narrow your search down to year, size, make and price. I think that the O/R is a great boat but it will be rather expensive. Regards, Jay P.S. you can also get a price from NADA but their always low on Whalers.
Dr Don posted 10-19-2001 09:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dr Don  Send Email to Dr Don     
I have been running a 1996 24' Outrage for two years and find it well suited for the Chesapeake. I also take it tuna fishing off Ocean City several times a year. They seem to sell from the mid 30's to mid 40's well equiped and I found mine on Boat trader. The 21 Outrage is very similar and there seems to be more on the market. Let me know if you have any questions. Don
B Bear posted 10-25-2001 08:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
Try the, you'll find by far more whalers there than on
Good Luck
csj posted 11-04-2001 08:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for csj  Send Email to csj     
B Bear is right, but believe it or not keep your eye out for the evening capital newspaper, and last but not least the Severna Park PennySaver. I've seen well priced Whalers.
Taylor posted 11-05-2001 02:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
B Bear... I'm not familar with saltydog. But it does *not* look like which is the Salty Dog Inn. (where ever that is) What's the correct address?
bigz posted 11-05-2001 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz just happened to be passing by -- save Bear a url post --- good luck

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