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Tom W Clark posted 03-09-2002 08:56 PM ET (US)   Profile for Tom W Clark   Send Email to Tom W Clark  
These look like nice boats, but who knows. For the price you couldn't go far wrong unless the motors were shot.

Though I am ultimately contributing to "link rot" in jimh's site, I include the links to the ads for these boats because some of you might want a one-click way to see what I am talking about.

http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/7/3/1909673.htm

http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/0/7/1957207.htm

Note the first boat, the more remarkable of the two. It is a 1989 Walk Around with Whaler Drive. It is much like the boat we discussed here: http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/001448.html except it is not a hard top. The price is less than $20,000! (though presumably without the trailer) Wasn't somebody looking for one of these?

Most of the Walk Arounds I have seen were made before the introduction of the Walk Through in 1984.

The Walk Through is nice in that it has no bottom paint. Curiously, the bow rail has been removed as well as the bow pulpit, if it was there at all. Looking at the motors on this boat I am not sure what they are. They look like Suzukis but Suzuki make an EFI 150? Otherwise Id say they are Yamahas.

peteinsf posted 03-09-2002 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    
Tom,

This is so odd; I was surprised by the price of pristine 25K Walk Around you looked at in January. These are a steal!

lhg posted 03-11-2002 03:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Regarding the first boat, the Walkaround, it's in Florida! I've been saying for a long time, the highly competitve nature of the marine business down there makes it the place to buy a boat or new outboard. However, Whalers down there often get time the use and UV exposure of northern boats.

Also, I would suspect that Florida is not the best boating climate for a Walkaround model, with the largest cabin of any 25 Whaler. Below decks could be one hot, humid place for 6 months. It's the perfect boat to buy down there and bring north. In FL, a large boat like this with no bottom paint is rare.

The engines could be questionable. My guess is that it needs to be repowered. Many of those 89 and 90 large OMC's had problems with stators, and corrosion in the tropical salt environment.

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