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JFM posted 10-24-2001 04:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for JFM   Send Email to JFM  
Last night I was looking at some Whaler catalogs and I noticed that the 13'GLS in the 1998 catalog had a listed weight of 360 lbs.. The 2000 catalog lists the 13'GLS at 550lbs. Did anyone come up with what spec was correct? I am interested to know because there is a nice trailer for sale in the area for a good price. Even though my 13 is 1972 it still makes me think about the weight on the trailer. Thanks, Jay
JBCornwell posted 10-24-2001 05:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Fear not, JFM, your '72 13 Sport still weighs the 340 pounds it weighed new.

It seems that every time those "engineers" from the big "B" get their hands on a classic design it gains weight like a shoat on a beer diet. Let's hope that they don't get their hands on the Montauk and "improve" it into a coal barge.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

RHLOOS posted 10-24-2001 09:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for RHLOOS  Send Email to RHLOOS     
Jay, It's been awhile since looking at the forum, but I knew you were looking for a Whaler. Did you purchase a 13'er. I also live in the Cin. area (Ft. Mitchell}. Give me a call and I'll show you a 1966 13' Sport that I have had since I was 9 yrs. old. My father purchased it new. Recently installed a 25hp Yamaha 4-stroke with 20" shaft on fixed jack plate. Power trim for the first time on my old Classic! 859-331-0850
jimh posted 10-25-2001 08:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Chris and I were putting the Whaler 20 away for the winter last weekend and in the process we must have removed several hundred pounds of "stuff" from the boat.

We took off the cushions, the coolers, the canvas, the boat hook, the mop, the batteries (forgot how heavy they are!), the electronics, the seats--we just about got the boat stripped bare.

When we were all done I was thinking the boat must be getting close to the specified "hull weight" in the catalog, except that there were still the outboards, the remote controls, the cables, the anchor, the chain and rode, etc., not to mention about 500 lbs. of fresh gasoline in the tank.

When you want to weigh a hull and compare it to the listed weight, you have to be rather careful what you include in that measurement.

Then there is the question, what exactly did the factory include when they weighed the hull for the catalog?

JFM posted 10-25-2001 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
The mystery is what did they do to the exact same boat in 1998 thats' weight was 360 lbs. whose weight in 2000 is now 550 lbs. I have looked at both boats and see no difference. The reason I want a new trailer is that my 1972 came with a 1972 trailer with 8" wheels. Jay
JFM posted 10-25-2001 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
RHLOOS, yes I bought a 1972 13' sport with a 1990 Erude 40 hp in May locally. I also bought a 2000 Montauk with a Yamaha 90 2 stroke in Sept. from a guy on Catawba Island. Do you want to sell your 1966 or do you just want me to drool? What kind of trailer do you have? I'm about to go to Fla. to take the 13 and bring back the Montauk, but I don't want to take the 13 to Fla. on 8" wheels( bigger wheels won't fit). Regards, Jay

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