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RJY66 posted 02-19-2002 08:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for RJY66   Send Email to RJY66  
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
how does an individual go about getting one? Do you deal with Whaler directly or go through a dealer. Are these commercials more or less expensive than the current Sea Ray Whalers? Anyone who owns a commercial, please comment.

Thanks to all who work to provide this board.

Tom W Clark posted 02-19-2002 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
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.

seasicknes posted 02-19-2002 09:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for seasicknes    
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.

ken

DaveS posted 02-19-2002 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
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.

Dave

SuburbanBoy posted 02-19-2002 11:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
There was extensive discussion about the commercial purchase process some time ago. I skimmed the sections without success. You may want to dig deeper.

sub

Tom W Clark posted 02-19-2002 11:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
You might review this thread: http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/001463.html
SuburbanBoy posted 02-20-2002 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
Alright Tom you shamed me into it. Take a look here:

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001721.html

and here:
http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000145.html
how about here:
http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001508.html

and the one I was thinking about (complete with a little fencing amongst fellow whalers): http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001064.html

RJY66 posted 02-20-2002 02:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for RJY66  Send Email to RJY66     
Thanks guys...

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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