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|Author||Topic: Commercial Whalers|
posted 02-19-2002 08:55 PM ET (US)
I am new to the board and really like it. I own a Cohasset 17 that was purchased new by my Dad in 1972. It still has the original Evinrude 100 hp engine which has been rebuilt. I plan to keep it forever.
That said, I would like to get a boat more suited for offshore fishing. I always loved the classic Dougherty Outrages, and thought about maybe someday getting a used one to repower. Thanks to this board, I discovered that I could also get a commercial Whaler that had the same hull as the old Outrage. The picture of the 22' Guardian in the Cetacea section looks great. Since these boats are usually purchased by Govt agencies
Thanks to all who work to provide this board.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 02-19-2002 09:27 PM ET (US)
From what I've heard here on the FORUM, you can only buy a CPD (Commercial Products Division) boat through a Whaler dealer. It is suggested that you go through a dealer who has experience dealing CPD hulls.
Price will, of course, depend on how you outfit it, but I suspect you will ultimately pay more.
posted 02-19-2002 09:46 PM ET (US)
I have heard the same also. Go through your local whaler dealer. You will also encounter some used commercial duty whalers on boattraders.com on occasion.
posted 02-19-2002 11:26 PM ET (US)
There's anothe place you might try to look. Here in NJ they (state police) retire these boats from time to time and place them up for auction. I had the opportunity to pick up a nice 20'er for less than $1500. The hull was in ok shape, no bullet holes or chalklines but whoever preped the boat for sale took everything but the kitchen sink! I would have to rebuild the entire boat and it was a project I didn't have the time or money for.
Hope this gives you something else to think about, you just might get lucky.
posted 02-19-2002 11:34 PM ET (US)
There was extensive discussion about the commercial purchase process some time ago. I skimmed the sections without success. You may want to dig deeper.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 02-19-2002 11:40 PM ET (US)
You might review this thread: http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/001463.html
posted 02-20-2002 01:42 PM ET (US)
Alright Tom you shamed me into it. Take a look here:
and the one I was thinking about (complete with a little fencing amongst fellow whalers): http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001064.html
posted 02-20-2002 02:46 PM ET (US)
I appreciate the links and the info.
By the way, our old Cohasset needs a new gas tank...any ideas??
JUST KIDDING....I've already read the many threads on that subject. You could rename this site Classic Whaler University!
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